Alrewas Show

Our Fundraising Project 2023-2024

The Alrewas Show Trustees are in the process of applying for grant funding to cover the cost of repairs and upgrades to the Show Field.

Our original Field upgrade Project had three elements:

  1. Replace the ring fencing which has been in place for many years.  We want to install new show rings with upgraded fencing and secure gates so that we can be sure that into the future we can continue to operate the Show safely.
  2. Install mains electricity so that we no longer need to depend on diesel-powered generators on Show Day. As well as eliminating the noise and fumes from these generators, we will have more flexibility with the layout of the field. In addition we will have greater opportunities to hire out the Show Field during the course of the year.
  3. Install hard standing access to the field to avoid churn caused by vehicles entering and leaving the field, and therefore make the field more accessible, not only to vehicles but also to pedestrians and users of mobility aids.

We are applying to the HS2 Communities & Environment Fund, which is available to communities impacted by HS2 construction works. The impact to Alrewas and the surrounding area is obvious to all who live here and includes major and ongoing traffic disruption on the arterial A38 and also on many minor roads across the district, as well as the loss of amenity, increased traffic, noise and pollution associated with the construction of the Cemex works near Orgreave. 

It seems reasonable to us, given that HS2 itself will provide little if any direct benefit to Alrewas and surrounding communities, we should in some way be compensated for the disruption we are suffering due to its construction.


Update on our fundraising application.

We ran an online petition in July 2023 asking for public support for our fundraising. We received almost 180 responses in support of this, which is a superb amount - many thanks to all who took the time to support us.

We continue to work on our application. We eventually received a quote for item 2 - installation of mains on the show field and the amount involved proved to be prohibitive so we are not pursuing that option at this point in time.

We hope to submit our application for funding during the Summer of 2024.

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