Ever Wanted To Be A Parish Councillor?

There are local elections due in May and this year there are two vacancies on the Parish Council. The role of a Parish Councillor is entirely voluntary and it’s a great way to give back to the community. It’s not onerous: meetings are roughly once a month on an evening. Out of lockdown they take place at the village hall. Meetings last about 90 minutes and we have the benefit of a Parish Clerk who makes sure we keep to the rules. There is some training available if you want it and that takes place in Shrewsbury when we’re not in lockdown. It takes about half a day.

Still not sure? The National Association of Local Councils are holding a short online event on Tuesday 2 March 2021 — 18:00 – 19:00

“Join viral sensation, Jackie Weaver, and a group of community heroes to discuss getting involved with your local (parish and town) council. Are you passionate about your community? Do you want to help make a long-lasting change? Do you have concerns about a specific issue and want to do something about it? This event will tell you what you need to know about local councils, and what they do, the role of a councillor and how to become one.

Speakers: Cllr Emily Benner, Croxley Green Parish Council, Cllr Rachael Pearson, Denmead Parish Council, Cllr Dan Thomas, mayor of Much Wenlock Town Council and Jackie Weaver, chief officer at the Cheshire Association of Local Councils

Host: Matt Chorley, presenter for Times Radio and Saturday columnist for The Times

NB: This event is part of NALC’s Make A Change campaign to encourage more people from all backgrounds and experiences who are undiscovered community heroes to put themselves forward for election.” 

You need to register for the event (just one click) the details are at the link below.

‘Make A Change, Become a Councillor’

Keeping Your Home Safe With Smartwater

In cooperation with West Mercia Police and “We Don’t Buy Crime” Adderley Parish Council has arranged for every home in the parish to receive a Smartwater pack. Smartwater allows you to uniquely mark the items of value in your home and statistics show that a home protected by Smartwater is much less likely to be the victim of a burglary.

See the following video by Cllr Iain Wilson which will explain more:

Saying Au Revoir To Postie Pete

Pete Blasè has been Postman to Adderley Village for over 25 years. He’s now taking a well deserved retirement though he tells us that he’s not going to be idle but out and about doing things.

We managed to catch him on his last round in the village and we presented him with cards and a small token of appreciation from the Parish Council.

I’m sure we all wish him the very best.


Paul Nash Giving Peter Blasè His Thank You Cards

Village Meeting Cancelled

View of the village banner

Another event which has fallen victim to the Corona Virus is the Village Meeting. Originally scheduled for the 31st March at 8:00 in the Village Hall it had been intended to share news on the developments on the A529 and the Neighbourhood Plan.

This meeting will take place at a future date but in the meantime please use the village website and Facebook page for information

COVID 19 Impact on Parish Council Services


Impact on services during the Coronavirus outbreak

No. 1 – 18 March 2020

The Parish Council has prepared the following response its residents regarding the provision of its services during the current Coronavirus outbreak. As the situation is changing daily please refer to our website at https://adderleyparish.co.uk/ for further information or email the Clerk at clerk@adderleyparish.co.uk or call 01630 654504. 

Recreational Grounds and Play Areas – We will continue to maintain these areas as normal and allow access to the public wherever possible. However, given the rapidly changing picture we may have to limit the services we can provide during this period.

We advise anyone using the play areas to wash your hands both directly before and after use.

Street Lights – We will continue to monitor and report any street lighting faults. If you would like to report a faulty light please contact the Clerk as detailed above.


Countdown To The Village Meeting

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.

2019 Village Meeting – April 24th

The Annual Parish Meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th April 2019 at Adderley Village Hall at 8pm.

Every Year the Parish Council has to inform residents of its activities together with presentations from other local organisations.

Come and join us for tea and coffee and catch up on the latest developments. The bar will be open for other refreshments.

Ready To Have Your Say?

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.

Want to answer on line? There’s a link here: Neighbourhood Plan Open Questions

There’s lots of information on the Three Parish Plan website.