The Friends of Hayes Meadow Father Christmas Float will be touring the village again this year during the evenings of Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December 2019. Listen out for the Christmas tunes that will let you know Father Christmas’s Float is near! Please come out to give Father Christmas a wave, get some sweets for the children/biscuits for your doggies, and donate if you can to Friends of Hayes Meadow charity collection.

Starting on the Lower Lodge Residential Park at approximately 5pm on Friday 6th December, the Father Christmas Float will also visit the Hawkesyard Estate, the Ash Tree Pub, Church Lane and Station Drive in Armitage on that evening.

On Saturday 7th December the float will leave Hayes Meadow School around 4.30pm and visit Handsacre, including Spode Avenue, Tuppenhurst Lane, Harvey Road, St Barbara’s Road, Poplars Road, Proctors Road, Uttoxeter Road, Linford Close, Waters Edge, Pinfold Drive, The Old Peculiar, Stables Court, Lichfield Road, Boxer Close, Rowan Drive, Chestnut Close, Hill Top Avenue, Handsacre Crescent, Warren Croft.

The float will stop at the end of Fair View before carrying on to Shropshire Brook Road and Manor Court Drive, stopping at the top of Millcroft Way before heading on to Foxleigh Meadows.

On Sunday 8th December the float will leave the Village Hall at around 4.30pm and visit Armitage, including Shropshire Brook Road, Hazel Drive (stopping at the ends of cul-de-sacs), Peak Close (stopping at the end of Yew Close), Copse Drive (stopping at the end of Shelley Close), Meadow Way, Lakeside View, Wordsworth Close (stopping at the top of Elliot Close), stopping at the end of Chase View and Yeoman Way, Millmoor Avenue, stopping at the end of Pike Lane before heading down to Rectory Lane, stopping at the end of Rectory Gardens. On to Upper Lodge Road, Dawes Close, Chapel Road, Rugeley Road (stopping at Simpsons Close), New Road, Villiers Gardens, Far Lady Croft, Old Road and Ford Way.

Unfortunately the Father Christmas Float is unable to drive into cul-de-sacs for safety reasons, so if you live on such a road, please listen out for the music and look and listen out for our collectors who will try to alert everyone, as the Float will park up near the end of such roads for a few minutes for those who might wish to come down to see Father Christmas.

Routes may be subject to change, so please keep checking Friends of Hayes Meadow Facebook page for up-to-date information.