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4th Jul, 2022

Santa prepares to spread merriment in Stratford district

SANTA will be returning to do the rounds in Stratford district.

Accompanying him on his sleigh will be honorary elves from Alcester and Stratford District Round Table, starting from December 4 in Bidford for 14 nights until December 17.

The team, along with volunteers, will be there with collection buckets for cash donations in return for a chocolate treat.

A donation page has also been set up for contactless contributions.

They hope Santa will help raise as much as possible for local causes since other annual fund-raisers fell prey to Covid restrictions.

Last year, Santa’s Sleigh raised £6,750 which was distributed to Arden Foodbank, Stratford Foodbank, Alcester and District Community First Responders, Studley First Responders, Springfield Mind and Alcester Town Football Club.

Chief elf Jeremy Harris said: “This being our only fund-raising event for 2021 we are determined as ever to bring Christmas cheer to all on our routes and it will be great to see so many faces lit up with joy. Santa has promised us that he will once again be on top form dancing to some great Christmas tunes.”

The routes include:

Saturday December 4, 4.30pm

Bidford: Longford Close, Grafton Lane, Hill View Road, The Leys, Wessons Road, Jubilee Close, Crompton Avenue, Marleigh Road, The Poplars, St. Laurence Way, Ebsdorf Close, Wadleys Close, Pippin Close, Lambourne Close, Bramley Way, Wilkes Way, Blenheim Close, Court Way, Orchard Close.

Sunday December 5, 4.30pm

Welford: Quineys Ley’s, Binton Road, Willow Bank, Church Street, Headland Road, Blundells Croft,

Headland Rise, Headland Close, Barton Road, Barton Fields, Barton Meadow, Badgers Close, Samantha Close, Orchard Close, Chapel Street, Chapel Close, Millers Close, Fraser Way, High Street.

Monday December 6, 6.15pm

Meon Vale: Chatham Road, Gundorf Road, Camberley Road, Ubique Avenue, Sapper Close, Madras Road, Rochester Close, Rideau Road, Bicester Road, Albert Close, Western Heights Road, Abney Road, Revelin Close, Sharry Lane, Mcbeth Road, Hillfort Road.

Tuesday December 7, 6.15pm

Alcester: Seggs Lane, Augustus Drive, Cross Road, Sherwell Drive, Roman Way, Hadrian’s Walk,

Stratford Road, Corinthian Court, Gas House Lane, Chestnut Court, Evesham Street, Newport Drive, Birch Abbey, Boteler Close, Chantry Crescent, Willow Close, Bleachfield Street, Flax Close.

Wednesday December 8, 6.15pm

Alcester: Birmingham Road, Greville Road, Abbey Close, Roebuck Park, Birmingham Road from Island back into town via Jephcott Close, Mayors Dr, Payne Dr, Eclipse Road, Allwoods Close, Ragley Mill Lane, Icknield Row, Station Road, (excl Priory Road).

Thursday December 9, 6.15pm

Alcester: Redrow & Seymour Road, Glebe Road, Boehm Drive, Kinwarton Close, Fishers Road, Wakefields Way, Kinnersley Road, Kinwarton Farm Road, Seymour Road, Wain Close, Fenwick Close, Horton Close, Rufford Close, Devonish Close, Purton Close.

Friday December 10, 6.15pm

Alcester: High Street, Henley Street, Meeting Lane, School Road, Moorfields, Moorfields Road, Rope Walk, Priory Road, High Street.

Saturday December 11, 4.30pm

Alcester – Conway Estate: Crooks Lane, Beacon Close, Chapman Way, St Nicholas Close, Hertford Road, Beauchamp Road, Alauna Avenue, St. Faiths Road, Gunnings Road, Vallet Avenue, Castle Road, Arrow Crescent, Avon Crescent, Smiths Way, Kingley Avenue, Meadow Road, Springfields Road, Kingfisher Way, Plover Close, Heron Close, Aspen Close, Blackthorn Way, Hawthorn Close.

Sunday December 12, 4.30pm

Alcester -Throckmorton: Winchcombe Road, St. Mary’s Road, Riddell Close, Haselor Close,Throckmorton Road, Gerard Road, Captains Hill, Ten Acres, Alne Bank Road, Fields Park Drive, Fairwater Crescent, Wharrage Road, Alcocks Road, Weatheroak Road, Riverside, Collins Way.

Monday December 13, 6.15pm

Studley – North/ St Judes: The Maltings, St Jude’s Avenue, Augustine Avenue, Corbizum Avenue, St Asaphs Avenue, St Martin’s Avenue, St Agnes Close, St Chad’s Road, Eldorado Close, Archer Close, Monks Drive.

Tuesday December 14, 6.15pm

Studley – South/ Highfield Road: Station Road, Highfield Road, Lansdowne Road, Lansdowne Crescent, Hamilton Drive., Stapleton Road, Badbury close, Bromsgrove Road (part), The Grove, Littlewood Green, Lords Lane, Crooks Lane, Fosters Avenue, Allendale Avenue, Allendale Crescent, Allendale Court, Allendale Close, Toms Town Lane, The Newlands.

Wednesday December 15, 6.15pm

Oversley Green: Elm Drive, Poplar Close, Beech Close, Stratford Road, Mill Lane, Primrose Lane.

Thursday December 16, 6.15pm

Lower Quinton: Thackeray Close, Stileman Close, Main Road (part), Bastyan Avenue, Park Lane, Turnpike Drive, The Fordway, Poland Avenue, The Orchard, Goose Lane, The Close.

Friday December 17, 6.15pm

Bidford: Victoria Road, Steppes Piece, Burnell Close, Stepping Stones, Paddock Close, Dugdale Avenue, Drayton Close, Queensway, Scott Close, The Meadows, Old School Mead, High Street, Chapel Close, Saxonfields, The Bank.

Visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/roundtablesanta2021 to donate online and www.alcesterroundtable.com for information and updates.

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