Be Inspired By Pentabus

This is a lovely idea.  Why not log on and watch Pentabus live recording of one of the dramas that they normally bring to rural village halls.  The first one ‘Here I Belong’

is a wonderful story about the decline of rural villages and one wonderful story of hope in adversity.  It will make you laugh and cry, but it will also make you think.  It was released last Friday  but you should be able to watch it still by following the link below.
Then every Friday at 2.00 pm Pentabus will release another one.  Go on give it a go.
Dear Friends,
To celebrate World Theatre Day and to help you through these uncertain times, we are going to release recordings of our past shows on our website and social media channels. They can be streamed for free. These will remain live for the next three months and will be released weekly on a Friday at 2pm for anyone to access.
The first production to be released will be Here I Belong by Matt Hartley on Friday 27 March, watch the trailer above and follow the link below to the live recording.

Our other shows to follow include Crossings by Deirdre Kinahan and Each Slow Dusk by Rory Mullarkey. The recordings will be accompanied by social media Q & A’s with cast and creative teams from the productions, details of which will be announced via social media.
We are extremely proud to have been the first company to live stream theatre directly from village halls into homes and community spaces across the world.

Emergency Road Closure

Not sure how many people are still travelling but if you are then the following may be of relevance to you:

Please find enclosed details of an emergency temporary road closure
which has been extended to complete works.

ROAD CLOSURE: A41 Sandford Bends Closure



PURPOSE: Emergency Closure to rectify some carriageway safety defects

WORKS PROMOTER:  Kier on behalf of Shropshire Council

WORKS PROMOTER REF: Unknown (promoter_works_ref)

 09.30 - 16.00

You can view the closure and diversion route by clicking here:

Should you have any queries regarding this closure, please call Customer
Services on 0345 6789006, or contact the Street Works Team on

Lighting Up Lives

There’s talent in Adderley! Regulars at the Village Hall will know Chelsey who performed there recently together with Stewart. Well, tonight she was outside with a preview of her fire breathing performance – and what a performance! Check it out below and be amazed at the home grown talent in Adderley.


Meat Deliveries In Adderley – Starting 2nd April

Chris and Lois McDermott have been talking to Mr Shepley who has a butcher’s shop in Market Drayton. At this time, when shopping is becoming more difficult for some of us, he is happy to make deliveries in Adderley.

I have spoken with Mr Shepley again this afternoon and we have finalised arrangements for the delivery of meat and other products to Adderley residents.

There will be ONE delivery per week on Thursdays and orders must be placed on the Wednesday.

  • Deliveries will start on THURSDAY next week (02/04/20)
  • All orders must be EMAILED to between 8am and 10am     on WEDNESDAYS (The reason for placing a collective order is so that Shepley’s are         not inundated with individual phone calls or trying to match orders to answerphone          messages.
  • With your order please give your full name, address and telephone number and any         specific instructions for delivery.
  • Orders should be a minimum of approximately £20.
  • Payment will be by mobile card machine, cheque or cash
  • Do not feel obliged to place an order every wee.

Hopefully this will work but we will just have to try it and see. I will pass on any information about meat prices and products as and when I receive them. Please feel free to pass on this information to others who live in Adderley.

Village Meeting Cancelled

View of the village banner

Another event which has fallen victim to the Corona Virus is the Village Meeting. Originally scheduled for the 31st March at 8:00 in the Village Hall it had been intended to share news on the developments on the A529 and the Neighbourhood Plan.

This meeting will take place at a future date but in the meantime please use the village website and Facebook page for information

Helping Friends and Neighbours

Katie Foster (nee Gadd) has posted an appeal on Facebook and circulated leaflets round the village. She’s looking for help to support people affected by COVID19 by setting up an information exchange on WatsApp. Please read Katie’s message and help if you can.

“Hi all, I am starting up a WhatsApp group for supporters so if any requests for support come in, I can put it on there and people who are able to help can let us know.

I’ve had some lovely emails offering support and some people have been in touch to say they may need support in the future and I think this would be a good way to coordinate things.

If you would like to be added to the Supporters group for WhatsApp please could you text me with your name and I will add you on there.

My number is 07828047120. Thanks all 😀”

COVID 19 Impact on Parish Council Services


Impact on services during the Coronavirus outbreak

No. 1 – 18 March 2020

The Parish Council has prepared the following response its residents regarding the provision of its services during the current Coronavirus outbreak. As the situation is changing daily please refer to our website at for further information or email the Clerk at or call 01630 654504. 

Recreational Grounds and Play Areas – We will continue to maintain these areas as normal and allow access to the public wherever possible. However, given the rapidly changing picture we may have to limit the services we can provide during this period.

We advise anyone using the play areas to wash your hands both directly before and after use.

Street Lights – We will continue to monitor and report any street lighting faults. If you would like to report a faulty light please contact the Clerk as detailed above.