It’s the final countdown to the Village Meeting next Wednesday April 24th at 8:00 pm. This is the annual update by the Parish Council so that everybody knows what we are doing. How do we spend the precept? What activities are we undertaking on your behalf? How are we representing Adderley to the outside world?
Did you know that Adderley Parish Council has the power of competence? A legal term meaning that we all came into the council at the last election and our Parish Clerk is fully qualified. So we can make decisions about how the precept is used for the benefit of the parishioners.
Give up an hour of your time on Wednesday evening and join us for a cup of tea or coffee and hear what we’ve been doing for the last 12 months. Tell us what you think. Let us know what’s missing – we’d love to hear from you. If you are minded then stay for a while afterwards in the Village Hall bar.
Ever since late last year we’ve been talking about the Neighbourhood Plan which we’re doing with Norton-In-Hales and Moreton Say. Things are moving on quickly: We have a working steering group, we’ve secured funding from “Locality”, we have appointed consultants to help us out and our designated area has been approved by Shropshire Council.
When we held the last Village Meeting we asked everybody a few questions. Did you have your say? If not, now’s your chance. We will be at the next Coffee Morning on February 22nd. We will hold two meetings in the Village Hall on Wednesday 13th March: one at 2:00 in the afternoon and one at 8:00 pm on the same day. There’s tea, coffee and biscuits available and at night the bar will be open.
We will tell you what’s going on and we will bring you up to date with anything you need to know about the Neighbourhood Plan but we really want to hear from you. If you didn’t get chance to answer the questions last time there’s another opportunity at the up and coming meetings. We need your thoughts to inform the Parish Survey which will be coming your way in the summer so it’s really important for you to tell us what you think.
The Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan covers Norton In Hales, Adderley and Moreton Say. This will give us a say in how our villages develop over the next ten years so it’s an important plan and we all should be part of it.
Work has been underway to get it started over the last few months and we have formally notified Shropshire Council that we wish to develop our own Neighbourhood Plan. Shropshire Council have taken our proposal and put it out for consultation: this is an important first step.
The consultation will run until 24th October and you can see the proposed Designated Area here:
Things are happening on the A529! Shropshire Council have secured funding for safety measures to the A529, a large section of which runs through Adderley parish. Shropshire Council’s funding application can be seen here Road Safety Fund Application . The Sub-Committee have already made contact with Shropshire Council’s Project Team to maximise the funds that are made available to reduce the average speed of traffic through our village. As such a letter has been submitted to outline our initial suggestions taking into account the comments we have already received from parishioners Letter to Shropshire Council re A529 . We will continue to engage fully with Shropshire Council as the project progresses. You can see that we have received a positive response from the Council Submission Response
You will all be aware of the speed monitoring sign which continues to move around the village, collecting data and raising awareness. You can click on the graphs below to see the latest results from Rectory Lane.
We always welcome new members to join our Sub-Committee and value any comments/suggestions from parishioners.
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.