Adderley Lights Up For Christmas

Christmas Tree

What can we say? We’re excited already and it’s not yet Halloween!!!

We’re going to have a village Christmas Tree! Yes! We know!!!  It’s  almost  too  much. But  there’s  more. A request for as many people as possible to light up their gardens and light up the village.

There’s also a Competition for the under 11’s to design a poster. All submissions will be shown on the website but the winner will have their poster used to publicise the event and it will be posted round the village.

Don’t delay there is only one week to design your poster and get it into the village website. Closing Date for poster entries Wednesday 4th November

All details Here: Adderley Lights Up for Christmas


Halloween Trail

Because of the Covid-19 restrictions it’s not likely that children will be knocking at the door on October 31st. this means a number of disappointed children. So, Jenny Wrathall has come up with a suggestion for a Halloween Trail.

This simple idea will enable children to keep safe and have some fun in their family bubble.

You are being asked to put out some pumpkin cutouts and / or dress one of your windows in something suitably scary so that the children can walk around the village and have their moment in the dark with some appropriate atmosphere.

You can create window scenes with poster paints, coloured tissue paper or suitably lit props. 

We think this is a great idea and we have already started planning our window display. Contributions of chocolate and sweets direct to parents for later consumption will always be welcome.

Covid-19 In Adderley Parish

You have no doubt heard that there are a number of cases of Covid-19 in Adderley Parish. There has been a tendency to enjoy the bubble afforded by the lovely rural setting in which we are lucky enough to live but we need to be extra cautious and observe the official guidelines. Below are some links that might help.

UPDATE: Additional information on testing from Shropshire Council:

The NHS website also has links to:

  • Getting a test,
  • Children with symptoms.
  • Testing
  • Isolating
  • People at higher risk

Shropshire Council’s website also has links to:

  • Working safely
  • Shopping safely
  • Guidance for business
  • Advice on cleaning is updated with the latest news but also has links to:

  • Financial support
  • Businesses and self employed
  • Schools, education and childcare
  • Travel and transport

Look out for neighbours who might need help because they are too nervous to go out. Take care of yourselves and take care of each other.

Community Housing Survey – Problem Being Fixed

The good news is we’re getting responses to the Housing Survey -Excellent! The more responses we get the better the results will be. Remember your views are vitally important in this.

The bad news, we’ve had a technical hitch over the weekend and some responders have been moved on to the prize draw having only completed the first 20 or so questions.

What are we doing about it? We’re moving quickly. The survey has been closed whilst our providers effect a fix and it should be live again by early afternoon. If your response has been affected, don’t worry we will contact you. As far as we can see it has only affected two or three people but investigations will tell us more.

If you’re not keen on answering online don’t worry you can fill in the paper form and just drop it into a letter box and it will be counted. 

Don’t forget you have a chance to win £100 of groceries in the prize draw just complete the form at the end of the survey or the one included in the envelope. Remember your responses are anonymous and your views of very important to the neighbourhood plan so keep on sending in the forms or filling in the online survey.

The Big Questions Weblink Is Live!

You should be receiving your survey for the Neighbourhood Plan any day now. You may decide that you would like to complete the online survey instead of the paper one – great! You will need to go to the Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan website using the link below and you can access the survey from there

Click here to access Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan

Remember: your views are crucial to the success of the plan.

The Big Questions

At some point in the next week every household in Adderley Parish will be receiving a letter from the Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan. Please read and respond its contents are very important.

 The letter will explain what we are trying to achieve with the Neighbourhood Plan and it will ask you to complete a questionnaire. We understand that it’s a long questionnaire, there are 56 questions,  but these questions cover what you want Adderley to become in the intervening years until 2036. Your views and the views of your family will inform the Neighbourhood Plan alongside evidence from the presentations that we have done plus all of the statistical evidence together with the  views of everybody from the Canals and Waterways Trust, Historic England and Shropshire Council to Land Agents. Your views are particularly important.

You will have until the end of October to complete the form and there is a pre paid envelope for you to return it to The Shropshire Rural Community Charity who are undertaking the analysis for us. Alternatively you can complete the form online and the web link to enable you to do this will be posted on the website in the next couple of days.

As an incentive you have the option of being included in a draw to win a £100 shopping voucher. there will be one voucher for each of the parishes so you’re in with a chance.

The Neighbourhood Plan, when it is adopted, carries the force of law in planning matters and so it is vital that as many people in the parish complete the questionnaire. Look out for the letter, it’s clearly marked and it should be dropping through letterboxes soon.

The survey is completely anonymous. Any personal details you provide for the draw will be separated out and any information you provide will be only kept for the duration of the survey and draw then it will be destroyed.

The Playground Is Open

Good News! The playground is finally open. There are, however some new rules for its use because of the strange times in which we live. 

We would ask that you comply with the rules for the safety of yourselves and your children. Unfortunately if people cannot work within the rules the Parish Council will be forced to close the playground again.

The usual T’s and C’s apply still just as they have always done and there is an appeal to common sense so that only children under 11 use the equipment and that you respect the neighbours and keep the noise to an acceptable level.

The new rules are printed out on signs around the playground.

We have replaced the chains on the swings and released the rocker on the balance bar so all now is in good order.

Please no dogs in the playground and put your rubbish in the bin provided.

Many thanks and enjoy.

Message from the Elections Team, Shropshire Council:

Canvass forms have already been sent out and reminders will be following shortly. In order to make everyone aware of the necessity to register we should be grateful if you would display this poster either on your electronic website or on your Town/Parish Council noticeboards.

“It’s that time of year again where residents living in the Shropshire Council area will have received a communication either by email or in paper format asking them to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for their address. The form ensures that Shropshire Council can keep the electoral register up-to-date and identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.”

Claire Porter, Electoral Registration Officer at Shropshire Council said:

“It’s important that residents keep an eye out for messages from us, which this year for many people, will be in the form of an email, rather than a form through the post. The email will contain a two-part security code and a link to a secure registration website. Electors should carefully follow the instructions contained in the voter registration message, so that Shropshire Council can make sure that they have all the right details on the electoral register for every address in its area. Voters are being encouraged to complete their online registration but may, if they prefer call our Customer Services Team on 0345 678 9015, who can assist them with their registration over the telephone.

“If you’re not currently registered, your name will not appear in the messages we send. If you need to register, the easiest way is online at WWW.GOV.UK/REGISTER-TO-VOTE, or we’ll send you information explaining how to do this in the post.”

“This year’s canvass, which we have to carry out by law, is taking place during a challenging public health situation. We are working hard to ensure that we take account of public health guidelines, including the continued importance of social distancing.” People who have moved recently are particularly encouraged to look out for our voter communications and check the details. Research by the Electoral Commission indicates that recent home movers are far less likely to be registered, than those who have lived at the same address for a long time. Across Great Britain, 92% of people who have been at their property for more than sixteen years will be registered, compared to 36% of people who have lived at an address for less than one year.”