Welcome To Alne Village


2019.05.24 Cricket club poster cropped

Alne Verges Update 2019.03.21 V2


 The next Alne Street Fayre is on Sunday 09-June 2019:

Click here to go direct to the Street Fayre website

Alne Street Fayre 2013 busy chillin


     Click here for the full-colour Church restoration brochure

The News Archive is to be found on a separate page under the History tab.

See the Calendar of Events for forthcoming items of interest. Also, please let us know of any events that are planned and we will include them.

This village site is organised and paid for by Alne Parish Council but it is not a Parish Council website.

If you find anything out of date or incorrect, please tell us through the Contact page. Thank you. 

 Latest news from Alne Village:

24-May-2019: We were sorry to learn of the death of David Whiteley last week and we send our condolences to Ann and her family at this sad time. There  will be a Memorial Service at Alne Church at 2:00 pm on Wednesday 29th May.

21-May-2019: Click here to see the May Parish Newsletter (in full colour) and apologies that it is rather late.

13-May-2019: The May mid-month conundrum. Which are the Northernmost, Easternmost, Southernmost and Westernmost states of the USA?

20-Apr-2019: Given the long dry spell, it is no surprise that the strips of new turf bordering the new setts in the Main Street are beginning to look jaded and dry. It would be a great help if house-owners bordering the street could keep the strips of new turf watered until they have fully bedded in. Thank you for your assistance.

18-Apr-2019: Looking for things to do in the Easter holidays? The 2019 Street Fayre space-themed competitions can be found here. 

13-Apr-2019: The April mid-month conundrum: A man goes into a tobacconist for his plug of tobacco.
“That will be £2” says the shopkeeper.
“Oh, I think I can do that exactly”, says the man, fishing in his pocket in which there are a lot of coins.
But he finds that he cannot make exactly £2 with any combination of the coins in his pocket.
What is the maximum amount that he can have in coin in his pocket? [Courtesy: Rebecca Flaherty]    The answer is here.

04-Apr-2019: The elections on 02-May for Alne Parish Council will be uncontested. The following will therefore take office for the coming four years: Robert Brech, David Walker, David Willis, John Newton, David Lepper.

30-Mar-2019: Click here to read the 16-page April Parish Newsletter (in full colour!)

21-Mar-2019: An update on the restoration of the village verges is shown alongside. You can also read it here.

11-Mar-2019: Pub for sale. The Bluebell Country Inn is an Alne Community Asset which means that, when it is put up for sale, the Community has the right to try to buy it within a designated time period. The Parish Council has been notified of the intent to sell the freehold, with the existing tenant having a short tenure left on the existing lease, and we are therefore looking at the establishment of a Working Group to see if such a purchase by the Community would be feasible. There would be a fair amount of work, sounding out the market, laying out a business case, checking the legalities, seeking finance and grants, negotiating with the vendors etc etc. If you would be enthusiastic and interested in joining such a Working Group, please contact the Parish Council Clerk ( [email protected] ) as soon as possible but no later than 10-April.

03-Mar-2019: Many thanks to the volunteers that turned out this morning for the annual Alne litter-pick. Fifteen big sacks of rubbish were collected from the surrounding roads and ditches and everywhere now looks much better.

22-Feb-2019: A working party from the Parish Council and the Primary School is considering options for reducing the morning and afternoon danger and congestion at the Village Hall corner. Should we have a kiss-and-drop zone, should we have a one-way system, should we have yellow lines etc? If you have any ideas or suggestions at this early stage, please contact Parish Councillor John Newton ( [email protected] or 838688), or School Governor Dennis Myers (838552 or [email protected] )