LIGHTS, action, music! Alcester and Stratford District Round Table are back on the road again after a generous donor stepped in to replace their Santa’s sleigh generator last week.
The generator, which powers the lights and festive jingles as the Tablers go around the district collecting for good causes, had been stolen after being taken to a members home to be serviced.
However following an appeal – which we featured on www.redditchstandard.co.uk – Alan and Ruth Lowe of Mereside Farm Childrens Nursery in Shirley stepped in to buy a brand new, silent running replacement for the big hearted Tablers.
Their spokesman Paul Jackson said: “Alan is the brother of one of our members and what he has done is really generous; it means the generator will be in situ for Friday so we can take the Boy Bishop for the St Nicholas Night celebrations in Alcester.”
The generator was supplied by Sims of Stratford, who also gave the Tablers a discount while £100 donated by Sibcas in Studley and £60 from members of the public will be ringfenced to service it in the future.
Meanwhile the Tablers are on the cusp of launching their sleigh runs around the district.
Their chairman Matt Payne said: “We can’t wait to bring Santa to the streets of our area and love to see the reactions of everyone as we pass.”
For the Studley routes Redditch Ladies Circle will once again be lending a hand.
Here’s where you can catch him:
Tuesday, Dec 10:
Alcester 6.15pm – Seggs Lane, Augustus Dr, Cross Rd, Sherwell Drive, Roman Way, Hadrian’s Walk, Stratford Rd, Corinthian Court, Gas House Lane, Chestnut Court, Evesham St, Newport Dr, Birch Abbey, Boteler Cl, Chantry Cres, Willow Cl, Bleachfield Street, Flax Cl.
Wednesday, Dec 11:
Alcester 6.15pm – Greville Rd, Abbey Cl, Roebuck Park, Birmingham Rd from Island back into town via Eclipse Rd, Jephcott Cl, Allwoods Cl, Ragley Mill Lane, Icknield Row, Station Rd, (excl Priory Rd)
Thursday, Dec 12:
Alcester 6.15pm – Redrow and Seymour Rd, Glebe Rd, Boehm Dr, Kinwarton Cl, Fishers Rd, Wakefields Way, Kinnersley Rd, Kinwarton Farm Rd, Seymour Rd, Wain Cl, Fenwick Cl, Horton Cl, Rufford Cl, Devonish Cl, Purton Cl.
Friday, Dec 13:
Alcester 6.15pm – Henley St, Church St, Meeting Lane, Moorfields, Moorfields Rd, Rope Walk, School Rd, Priory Rd, High St and High St pubs.
Saturday, Dec 14:
Alcester 4.30pm – Crooks Lane, Beacon Cl, Chapman Way, St Nicholas Cl, Hertford Rd, Alauna Ave, Beauchamp Rd, Avon Cres, Arrow Cres, Smiths Way, Kingley Ave, Castle Rd, Gunnings Rd, St. Faiths Rd, Vallet Ave, Hawthorn Cl, Blackthorn Way, Springfields Rd, Kingfisher Way, Plover Cl, Meadow Rd,
Sunday, Dec 15:
Alcester 4.30pm – Captains Hill, Throckmorton Rd, Ten Acres, Fields Park Dr, Alne Bank Rd, Collins Way, Fairwater Cres, Alcocks Rd, Weatheroak Rd, Riverside, Haselor Cl, Wharrage Rd, Gerard Rd, Riddell Close, St. Saint Mary’s Rd, Winchcombe Rd, Barlich Way
Monday, Dec 16:
Studley 6.15pm – St Jude’s Ave, Augustine Ave, Corbizum Ave, St Asaphs Ave, St Martin’s Ave, St Agnes Cl, St Chad’s Rd, Eldorado Cl.
Tuesday, Dec 17:
Studley 6.15pm – Highfield Rd, Lansdowne Rd, Stapleton Rd, Badbury Cl, Bromsgrove Rd (part), Littlewood Green, Allendale Ave, Allendale Cres, The Grove, Crooks Lane, Fosters Ave, Station Rd (part).
Wednesday, Dec 18:
Oversley Green 6.15pm – Elm Dr, Poplar Cl, Beech Cl, Stratford Rd, Mill Lane, Primrose Lane.