And Finally ……….

It’s an unseasonably warm and a very subdued New Year’s Eve but as always it’s time to reflect on the year past and to make plans for the year to come.

Adderley has shone brightly over the last twelve months despite the restrictions imposed because of the pandemic. We had our Stone Hunt, our Scarecrow Trail and a great Halloween at the Village Hall. Not to mention another amazing visit from Santa and Mrs Claus, and Adderley Lights Up 21, just amazing.

It’s time to thank all those who quietly worked hard behind the scenes as well as those who proposed, organised, participated or just came to support. You know who you are and we send you a big thank you for making Adderley the place that it is.

The year to come promises lots of opportunities for  Adderley to show its bright side. Not least we have a Jubilee Year which will be celebrated in June. There will be tree plantings and Big Breakfasts and celebrations and we would love to hear what you think.

The Adderley Heritage Trail will see its launch and we hope lots of you will want to be involved in something that’s important for Adderley Parish so watch out for that.

And Finally a last thank you for 2021 from the Adderley Parish Website and the Adderley Village Facebook Page to all of you who support us and a heartfelt wish for a Happy 2022.

Adderley, A Nice Place To Be!

Important Government Consultation

We are grateful to Barbara Slack for highlighting a Government Consultation which is due to close on the 12th January 2022. This consultation concerning the  phasing out of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid (that’s Adderley) will affect all of us in the parish in some way.

You should, if you can, read the consultation document available from the URL below and respond. It is the intention of the Parish Council to put in a response because we feel that these proposals will have a disproportionate impact on rural homes.

Click here to view the consultation

No Carols Again This Year

Given the news about the extreme spread of the Omicron variant of Covid after a lot of thought and consideration we have regretfully decided not to go ahead with Carols around the Christmas Tree on Monday. Thank you to everyone who voted.

Also we have been asked to let you know that the Christmas Eve Carol Service at St Peter’s Church has also been cancelled.

We’re all sorry to have this news as the Carols around the village and at St Peters are an important part of Adderley at Christmas plus both are big fund raisers. But better be safe and enjoy time with your families.

Meet The Safer Neighbourhoods Team

We are a dedicated group of police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) who work with local communities and partner organisations to keep our residents, businesses and visitors safe and to prevent crime and tackle anti-social behaviour in your locality.

Market Drayton

Officers can be contacted on the below numbers concerning community issues.
To report a crime in progress call 999 and for non emergencies, report online at If you are unable to report online, you can contact us via the 101 non-emergency number.

You can Download the poster here: Click to download PDF

Update on the Adderley Christmas Lights, Poster Entries!

Well, we might have only had 3 children enter, but my goodness they were worthy entries.  We have some amazingly talented young people in the village and we were so impressed we decided that we couldn’t just use one for the posters, we would have to use all three! 

Thank you to Scarlett and Buster ( 7) and Amity (8)  Keegan for your beautiful posters.  You will see them up around the village, and we loved Scarlett’s reindeer so much that we have decided to use them as the header on the website promoting the Christmas Lights Event.

Thank you to you all.  Here are the posters for you to admire.  Didn’t they do well?

Decorating our tree and supporting the planet too!

You will remember last year that we invited everyone in the village to make a decoration to hang on the Christmas Tree on the Green.  In this year of focus on saving our planet and trying to be greener we would like to invite you to create your own decoration again.  So…….

  • Perhaps you would like to help our wildlife through the winter by making some seeded ornaments to hang on the tree for the birds to enjoy over the the winter.  
  • Or you may see alot of plastic waste in your recycling that you might be able to convert into a stunning Christmas decoration to remind us that we should be recycling our waste, 
  • or you may have a decoration that you were going to throw away this year that you think might cheer us up as we view our wonderful tree.  

The possibilities are endless but at the end of this article we are posting some links to a few ideas for you if you are like us and need inspiration!  

Links.  Bird food ideas:

Recycled plastic Decorations: this video  and  this video    on you tube also links to a number of ideas for things to make out of plastic bottles – don’t forget its a big tree so big decorations are welcome!