New Playgroup In Adderley Village Hall

Adderley welcomes a new playgroup which will open from Wednesday 8th September, 9.45am -11.30am. We are welcoming donations (to supply healthy snacks) and volunteers. 

Adderley village hall is welcoming new baby & toddler group for Wednesday mornings. All children under the age of 5 are welcome with their parents, grandparents, carers & childminders. 

The group will run term time on Wednesdays between 9:45am and 11:15am. 

It shall be a free group to attend however donations are welcome to enable the group to provide the children with healthy snacks, arts & crafts and messy play. So far Morrison’s have kindly gifted us food towards the group and Adderley hall are providing the tea and coffees. Special thanks should be given to Phil Glad who is part of the village hall committee allowing the group run. We hope it’s a great community asset in bringing together parents & preschoolers especially after an isolating time for new parents during the pandemic. 

The group has lots of great toys & books all of which have been donated by the general public to help set it up. It shall have a baby area for none walkers and the hall is a large space for preschoolers to run around and enjoy themselves. 

We are currently looking for additional volunteers to help with the group. Even on a time share basis would be of great help. This will involve setting up the toys ready for the group to start, helping with drink & good and cleaning up afterwards. 

For more information please search for Adderley playgroup via Facebook. 

Discovery Trail Postponed

As you all know we had hoped to have a Discovery Trail around the village over the August Bank Holiday, with a range of activities, interesting places to visit and people who were offering to showcase a hobby or an interest that others may enjoy.

Although the end of lockdown is a cause to celebrate it has also meant, quite rightly, that people want to visit friends or relatives or get away for a few days.  It has also meant that some people are feeling a little more nervous about mixing socially,  and so,  after talking to those who had offered their time, we have decided to postpone the Discovery Trail until next year.  

We have had some amazing offers of venues, time and skills and it really is the case that we have a lot to discover about our neighbourhood.  There is a lot to be proud of and a lot to nurture and preserve in our lovely village and we can’t wait to share it with you all next year.  We will keep you posted!

Adderley – a nice place to be.

Neighbourhood Watch Alert

Two suspicious young people have been seen wandering round the village at 4:30 on Tuesday morning. 

Be alert, make sure street facing doors and windows are shut and locked. Remove any valuables or things that might be seen as valuables from car seats.

Traffic Calming Survey Update!

Ooops! It seems we have a problem with our online survey and some people have been unable to submit their responses. Sorry! We have re-worked the survey and if you have been having problems you can now click the link here or in the original article and complete the survey.

This survey is now closed .

If you have successfully submitted a response you don’t have to re-submit your answers. We have those.

Traffic Calming And Street Lights – Make Your Views Known

Following a presentation by WSP’s Road Engineer for Shropshire Council at the Parish Meeting the Parish Council has been asked to gauge the resident’s opinion of the possible installation of physical traffic calming measures within the Village of Adderley. Positioned along the A529, between the School and the Church. Please see a copy of the presentation for information given below.

Adderley Parish Council invites you to give your opinion.  This project is being considered to be part of the current ongoing safety upgrade work being completed on the A529 from Hinstock to Audlem. 

For traffic calming to be installed it would require a system of street lighting along the A529 within the Village boundary. The purpose of this question is to establish a general feeling from the Parish regarding the installation of speed calming and street lighting.  

If this project was to be progressed, Shropshire Council would give a detailed scheme and plan with a formal consultation to follow. This is not a referendum and is not to be seen as such.

This question is available to be completed online This survey is now closed

Recycling News From Shropshire Council

Households in the Shropshire Council area will soon be able to request an additional wheelie bin for recycling their cans, glass and plastic at the kerbside, following Cabinet approval of the plans at their meeting last week (Wednesday 21 July 2021.)

The bin – which would be optional – would replace the existing black recycling boxes, and help to increase the amount of waste recycled in Shropshire by providing households with a larger container.

It would also reduce the amount of waste lost to the recycling process after being blown out of the boxes on windy days.

It would make the storage of recycling more convenient for residents, and reduce the amount of bending and lifting for residents and waste and recycling crews.

A series of FAQ’s have been pulled together to help answer any queries.

We are pleased to say this change to our recycling process has so far received a very positive response from the public and we will be communicating directly with residents more about the scheme and how they can request an extra bin, although we do not expect this to begin unto later in the year.


Assuming that just over 140,000 households (96.7%) request a bin, the total cost of providing them would be £2.93m. If funded from the council’s capital budget it would first need a change to the council’s Capital Strategy, which would need to be approved at a meeting of the full Council.

Ian Nellins, Cabinet member with responsibility for waste and recycling, said

“This really is great news for Shropshire residents, which I’m sure will be well received.

“The provision of a bin for recycling is a direct response to residents’ comments and requests – and is a pledge we made in our election manifesto earlier this year.

“We know it’s something that many people want, and it’s something that will help us to boost the amount of waste that is recycled in Shropshire.

“It won’t be compulsory to have a bin. Some people may not have room for one, or may prefer to keep using their kerbside boxes, but we’re confident that many people will want to take up this opportunity.”

Some households may not want a bin due to housing layout or the lack of storage space for the bin. These residents would be able to continue to use their existing waste containers as will those residents who simply prefer to use boxes.

It’s estimated that a rollout of the scheme would be completed in around six months from an order being placed with the manufacturer.

The bin would be 240 litres, the same as those in standard use for general and garden waste. It will be a  different colour, to differentiate it from the other bins in use.

Residents would be encouraged to retain and re-use the existing collection boxes for different purposes.

A customer satisfaction survey for the waste service conducted in 2018 included the question “What would make it easier to recycle at home?”. 45% of the responses stated that this would be achieved by the use of a wheeled bin for recycling.

Further to this local interest, the latest government recycling tables for English local authorities covering 2019/20, show that all of the top five performing Councils (Three Rivers, Vale of White Horse, South Oxfordshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, and St. Albans) use a bin for collecting dry recycling.

In 2019/20 Veolia collected 14,250 tonnes of plastics, glass, and metals from the kerbside in the Shropshire Council area.

It’s About Taking Part

The most enormous thank you to everybody who took part in the Scarecrow Trail this year. The weather wasn’t always our friend but there were wonderful scarecrows and people who went to see had a lovely time. Here are some of the lovely comments that we received:

  1. Just wanted to say that all the scarecrows look great and we have loved doing the trail
  2. There are so many fab scarecrows this year.  Well done for keeping it going I’m sure everyone is getting enjoyment from them
  3. I just wanted to say thankyou to you and the team for organising the scarecrow trail.  After only moving here a few months ago our kiddos have already made so many lovely childhood memories.  Thank you for your thought and all the hard work.
  4. Hi, we have been on a little stroll with the dogs and everyone has made such an effort with the scarecrows – love living here!
  5. Just done the trail with the grandchildren and they have had so much fun working out what each one is – thank you everyone its been great
  6. We’ve had family over for the first time since before lockdown and they have loved the scarecrows and doing the trail.  Thank you to everyone who made such an effort!

Even something as simple as a scarecrow trail can make a big difference to a lot of people so whether you made a scarecrow or whether you just went around and supported give yourselves a round of applause you are amazing.

The galleries are complete. You can find them here:

We think we caught everybody’s scarecrow but if we didn’t (sorry) let us know and (better still) send us a picture and we will add it in.

Away We Go

One by one the scarecrows are appearing. There seem to be a lot of hungry caterpillars but they’re all amazing. Well done everybody! Looking forwards to seeing more as we go through the weekend.

Maps are now available at the book shelter.