Last week we posted information about communications from BT saying that they thought we were leaving them for another supplier. We later learned that people with Sky were also affected by these spurious e-mails. If you missed it you can read the piece here.

We contacted BT who said they didn’t know who had requested the change (companies can do that?) but they had cancelled it. Then on Wednesday we had a letter through the post telling us, again, that we were leaving BT. We contacted them again and, yes, the system said we were leaving to a company called IVS, who don’t seem to exist. This time we escalated, got an apology and reassurances that it was definitely cancelled.

What happened next? We were put in touch with OfCOM. They told us that the practice was called Slamming where a third party cancelled your line without your permission and then offers you a new service. How can this happen? OfCOM are now investigating. If you have been a victim of this Slamming you are urged to contact OfCOM 0207 981 3040. They were very helpful and have promised a response in the next 5 days. We wait and see.

Coffee Morning This Saturday 24th

Oh! We are so late to the gate this month! Well, what can we say, it’s a short month and it’s been soooo busy. Thanks to our amazing volunteers coffee morning is on this Saturday. £2.50 gets you coffee or tea and cake or biscuits plus lots of conversation with friends and neighbours. What’s not to like.

So see you Saturday 10:30 till 12:00 and why not bring along a friend or two. Adderley Village Hall 10:30. Go on, spoil yourself.

A Grand Ceilidh

The Cuckoo Ale Band are coming back to Adderley for a Grand Ceilidh on Saturday March 2nd. Tickets £15 for Adults and £5 for children under 11. Price includes a simple ploughmans. Bar will be open.

Click the link below for tickets. Children under 11 tickets available when you purchase the adult tickets.

If you’ve never done this before then it’s time you had a go. Bev Langton is a caller par excellence and this is a perfect family night out for parents, grandparents and children. The Cuckoo Ale Band provide excellent music for all to enjoy. Check them out here:

Sketch Show – From Here to Absurdity

A comedy sketch show is coming to Adderley Village Hall in February.  If satirical comedy is your thing you need to put the date in the diary  Saturday 24th February 7.00pm

Its a 90 minute show with about 30 sketches and songs written and assembled by Richard Kelly a politics lecturer at Manchester Grammar School.  The material focuses on the idiocies of modern life and involves 3 performers who take a range of characters.

If you are peckish the wonderful Mortzarella Pizzas will be on hand in the car park to provide so you won’t even have to cook tea.

Tickets £15 from Phil Gadd


Coffee Anyone?

Can you believe its over halfway through January already?   I know!  Well time may be flying by but that means its closer to the last Saturday in the month and Coffee morning in the village hall.  

Yes, Saturday 27th January, 10.30am – 12 noon  Tea and Coffee, a very warm welcome, a chance to meet and chat and there is usually a very nice biscuit or a piece of cake too.

Have you got new neighbours who don’t know many folk yet?  Why not knock on their door and invite them them along too so that they can meet people and socialise.  

See you there!  

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Oh what a night….!

Didn’t they do well?  Santa and Mrs Claus were on top form, the tree lights looked amazing, the grotto was magical,  the school team and the Adderley Tots teams entertained the children, the fabulous stall holders provided Christmas shopping ideas for the grown-ups, the mulled wine and mince pies went down a storm, and Mortzarella pizza’s did a roaring trade with their excellent pizzas.  The hall was packed with local people and it was buzzing all night.  Lots of fabulous compliments for putting on such a community event. 

So here’s a cheer for the Nice Place To Be Team who organised and funded the event.  In particular Iain Wilson and Val Nash who co-ordinated everything, but so many people gave their time and talents.  You know who you are and your time and expertise are so appreciated. You all contributed to making it a wonderful memorable event for our community, especially the children,  and you all deserve to give yourselves a pat on the back.  Thank you.

here are just a few pics of the event, but we will put together a gallery of pictures for you to enjoy over the next few days.  If you have any you could share please send them to