Parish Council’s Response To The West Midlands Police Commissioner

Earlier this year Parish Council’s in the West Midlands were asked to respond to a survey by the Police Commissioner. We are fortunate in that we live in a low crime area however, when crimes do occur we suffer from the low level of resourcing that affects our Police Officers in Market Drayton. The response of the Parish Council is below and it reflects our lack of confidence in levels of policing.

Response to Parish Council Police Survey

Road Closures Around Adderley

There are further road closures in the local area over the next couple of weeks. Details below from Highways Department.

1 Road Closure:  Newcastle Road (Slip Road), Market Drayton

Start Date: 28th February 2018

End Date: 2nd March 2018

Purpose: Road Closure – STW New Connection

Works Promoter: Severn Trent Water

Works Promoter Ref: LB9220000/00006418856

Enforcement pattern for Newcastle Road (slip rd), Market Drayton:
24 hrs

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

2 Road Closure:  Beswick Lane, Norton in Hales

Start Date: 12th March 2018

End Date: 29th March 2018

Purpose: Road Closure – Upscale water main (STW).

Works Promoter: Severn Trent Water

Works Promoter Ref: Severn Trent Water

Enforcement pattern for Beswick Lane, Norton in Hales:
24 hrs

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

Road Repairs Outside The School

Road repairs outside Adderley School were finally completed on Tuesday morning. After a couple of hours of confused traffic re-routing Cllr Keith Mycock went out to record the moment.

Everybody is pleased. Cllr Mycock has pointed out that another metre of repairs would have captured that final pot hole: but hey ho that’s for another day.  😉


Small black cat run over near Station Road.

Does anyone know who may own a small black cat, quite young, that has just been found run over on the main road opposite Station Road?   It has no collar or ID and appears to be plain black with no other markings.  Sadly it was probably killed instantly.

The young man who found the cat when he drove around the corner has knocked on all doors down Station Road and some of those on Green Bank with no luck.

If you may know who owns this cat please contact Paul and Val Nash who have brought the cat back to their home on Green Bank.

Thank you

We Have Our Own Speed Sign

As of Saturday 17th February Adderley has its own speed sign.

A consequence of the success of the project using the Market Drayton Safety Partnership speed sign and the overwhelmingly favourable response from the Adderley residents; the Parish Council has purchased a speed sign for the village.

The sign reminds passing drivers of their speed and thanks them for keeping to the 30 mph limit. It also records the speed of through traffic so that we can gather data about how the road is being used and how effective the current speed restrictions are.

The A529 is one of the most dangerous roads in Britain and Shropshire Council are in the process of bidding for funding to improve safety. We will use the data to inform decisions about how that money is used in Adderley Parish so as to improve road safety for everybody.

Many thanks to the road safety sub committee of Ian Wilson and Catrina Cornwall (pictured) aided and abetted by SimonCornwall.

Listen Up Hula Fans!

Our Claire is on the radio toooooooo-night!

It’s Adderley on air!

Oh yes! Our local Hula Hoop hero has been invited to appear on Red Shift Radio between 8:00 and 9:00 tonight Monday 5th Feb – yup! Tonight. The programme is called The Good Life presented by Caz Aspinall and Sally Oakes.

You can tune in on line at: 

You can get the Tunein app 

Or if you’re really with it you can ask your Smart Speaker to “play RedShift Radio” (You couldn’t do that when I was a young ‘un!) In fact when I was a young ‘un we’d still be waiting for the valves to warm up!

You can interact! using their Facebook page, Twitter stream, by text or email during the show.


We Are Counting Down to Carols round the Village

Only three days to go! You should have had your leaflet and hopefully you will be listening and looking out for the village carollers Friday night. Have lots of change at the ready and be prepared to give generously to our annual gift to Hope House Children’s Hospice.

For those of you who will be giving of your voices we gather at the Village Hall at 6:30. From there we will go to St Peter’s Close followed by:

  • Station Road
  • Green Bank
  • Rectory Lane down the hill
  • Rectory Lane up the hill
  • Meadow Bank
  • The Houses on the front
  • Corbett Drive
  • Back to the Village Hall

We can’t stop at every house so we will try and pick a spot to suit as many people as possible. Volunteers to carry buckets and knock on doors should make yourselves known on the night.