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The long awaited cloakroom modernisation project at Great Alne & Kinwarton Memorial Hall has at last been completed. The claokrooms were formally opened at the recent Community Coffee Morning. First mooted in 2009 the project has taken 6 years of planning and fundraising to achieve. The original cloakrooms at the entrance end of the building have been demolished and rebuilt to make better use of the space available. This has enabled two toilets to be fitted in the ladies cloakroom and an upgrade to the disabled visitor cloakroom to meet the latest building regulations. At the same time a second toilet has also been fitted in the ladies cloakroom at the stage end of the Hall.

The funding needed for the project was achieved with grants from the Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All) and Warwickshire Rural Community Council, two awards from the Waitrose Communities scheme and a number of gift aided private donations.

The success of the funding application was due in no small measure to the letters of support the Hall received from Mike Gittus, the local County and District Councillor, both Great Alne and Kinwarton Parish Councils, the Hall user groups and a number of disabled visitors. The Hall Trustees would like to place on record their grateful thanks to them all for their invaluable help.


Jim Bacon, Chairman of the Studley Neighbourhood Watch group and Chair of Stratford District Neighbourhood Watch attended the March 2014 meeting and spoke about the work of the Neighbourhood Watch (NW) scheme. NW groups try to raise awareness about crime- what can happen and what can be done about it. For example, tamper proof number plate screws are available free of charge from the Police. It is intended that the Alcester model of communication, weekly reports and a monthly summary of incidents and advice by email, will be rolled out across the district. Current topical crimes are distraction burglaries- often in supermarket car parks and domestic fuel tank/oil thefts.

If you would be interested in rekindling the Neighbourhood Watch group in Great Alne then please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.

*Great Alne Phone Box
*Phone Box on School Road


Great Alne has a Film Club with screenings usually on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30pm NB except during the summer.

For other information about what's going on at the Memorial Hall please click here for further details.


If you are reliant on heating oil and would like to join EW members in making savings have a look at their dedicated website, or contact them on 01789 842182. The syndicate is open to households, community groups and businesses across Warwickshire and Solihull.

Email: or call Sarah Brooke-Taylor on 01789 842182.


Please let the Parish Council know of any local issue that is causing you concern. You can use the Contact Us form in the Information section of this website, or ring the Parish Clerk on 07833 790375 or alternatively email

If you have something you would like to report to Stratford District Council you can do this using their on-line forms. Anything from abandoned vehicles, unruly dogs to fly tipping can be reported, just click on the link on the right of this page (External Links).


Each month a Community Newsletter is produced by the Alcester South Safer Neighbourhood Team that includes details of crime in the area (including Great Alne) and an incident overview. Please see the website for further details and a contact list for the team.


The District Council's Community Links transport service has become U-Bus- a unique community transport scheme designed for residents who live within the Stratford on Avon District. Look out for the orange vehicles in your area.

The bus service runs from 9.30am-2pm Monday to Friday. It is free to register with UBUS irrespective of your age or status. You can book a UBUS journey by calling the friendly team on 01789 264491 quoting your membership number and journey details.

Please note that the service West of Stratford ie the Alcester area does not run on a Thursday. Costs are £2.50 single and £5 return.


Regularly the Parish Council endevours to compile a newsletter containing relevant and up to date information about events and issues within the parish. It is the intention of the Parish Council that every home within the parish boundary receives a copy of this newsletter, however, things can go wrong and if you have not been receiving your newsletter then please let us know, or download a copy from the list on the right hand side of the page. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email then please let us know by contacting

If you wish to suggest material to be included in the newsletter then please feel free to contact the Clerk, or make your suggestion known at the next Parish Council meeting - a full list of meeting dates can be found on the home page.

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