Round Tablers hitch up Santa's sleigh to take to the road again - The Redditch Standard

Round Tablers hitch up Santa's sleigh to take to the road again

Correspondent 3rd Dec, 2020   0

ALCESTER and Stratford District Round Table have been in contact with Santa and they’re delighted to announce he’s agreed for us to accompany him on hjis annual round.

Covering Alcester, Bidford, Welford, Lower Quinton, Meon Vale and Studley it’s starting on Saturday, December 5 in Bidford and running for 14 nights until December 18.

Tablers spokesman Paul Jackson said: “This year will be a little different, as we are not able to have local groups helping out, and can’t knock on doors or give out chocolate.

“However, our members will have collection buckets to receive any cash donations, and we have set up an online donation page at www.justgiving.com/campaign/alcestersanta2020 – we’d love for people to donate if they can​ via that page.




“We’re again grateful for the amazing support of Listers Honda Stratford for supplying the reindeer power of a car to pull the sleigh.”

With the Tablers unable to host any of their other annual fundraisers such as the Pig Roast, Beer Festival or pork bap stall at Alcester’s St. Nicholas Night, no money has been raised at all this year so they’re hoping Santa will help us raise as much as possible for great local causes.


“The sleigh last year raised an amazing £6,575 which was distributed in January,” said Paul.

“We’d love to raise another fantastic amount this year as well, though we are realistic that without being able to knock on doors and with most people having a tough year, such an amazing total may not be possible.

“Santa won’t be leaving the sleigh and the sleigh won’t stop during the routes and please stay at least two metres away from the sleigh and elves.”

For full details visit Alcester and Stratford District Round Table on Facebook.

The routes –

December 5: – Bidford (Longford Cl) – 4.30pm

Dec 6: – Welford – 4.30pm

Dec 7: – Meon Vale – 6.15pm

Dec 8: – Alcester (Seggs Lane) – 6.15pm: 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.

Dec 9: – Alcester (Birmingham Road) – 6.15pm: Greville Road, Abbey Close, Roebuck Park, Birmingham Road from Island back into town via Eclipse Road, Jephcott Close, Allwoods Close, Ragley Mill Lane, Icknield Row, Station Road, (excl Priory Road).

Dec 10: Alcester (Redrow & Seymour Road) – 6.15pm: 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.

Dec 11: Alcester (High Street) – 6.15pm: Henley Street, Meeting Lane, School Road, Moorfields, Moorfields Road, Rope Walk, Priory Road, High Street.

Dec 12: – Alcester (Conway Estate) – 4.30pm: 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.

Dec 13: – Alcester (Throckmorton) – 4.30pm: Captains Hill, Throckmorton Road, Ten Acres, Fields Park Drive, Alne Bank Road, Collins Way, Fairwater Crescent, Alcocks Road, Weatheroak Road, Riverside, Haselor Close, Wharrage Road, Gerard Road, Riddell Close, St. Saint Mary’s Road, Winchcombe Road, Barlichway.

Dec 14: – Studley (North inc. St Judes) – 6.15pm: 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.

Dec 15: – Studley (South inc. Highfield Rd.) – 6.15pm: Station Road (part), 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.

Dec 16: – Oversley Green – 6.15pm

Dec 17: – – Lower Quinton – 6.15pm

Dec 18: – Bidford (Victoria Rd.) 6.15pm

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