Quizmas has only hours to go and we’ve almost raised £300 for Hope House!

Wow!  What an amazing village we live in, you have all been so generous in buying tickets or simply making donations for Hope House through our Quizmas Quiz.  We are very close to raising £300 for Hope House which is as much as we raise when we carol sing!  Its lovely to think that we will be able to maintain our donation to this amazing facility that helps so many families in North Shropshire.  

If you would like to take part tonight,  or just buy a ticket to support us as a donation just follow this link and you will be able to support us.  You can just join us to watch tonight, as soon as you pay into the bank details we send you we will send a Zoom link to you and you can watch or take part.  It would be lovely to see you later.  7.15 pm for 7.30 start with our celebrity hosts in Cyprus, Stu and Chelsey,  taking us through the questions.  Hope to see you later!

Christmas Quiz in Adderley Or Quizmas As It Is Now Called

We are working on the ticket sales and will get this to you as soon as we can so please keep the date free – Friday 18th December 7.15 for 7.30 pm start on Zoom.  In the meantime we have had some contact with the lovely people at Hope House who are so excited that we are doing this for them.  We thought you may like to see what you would be supporting if you join the quiz, and we can’t think of a worthier cause right now. 


Facts and figures from Hope House

1,948 children are living locally with a terminal illness right now. 3 of these families face the pain of their child dying every week in this area. We need to raise £6.5 million every year just to keep our hospice doors open, in Oswestry and Conwy.  We are caring for families in and around Market Drayton and across Shropshire so any fundraising that takes place is truly going right back into the community.

As reported in the media charities are facing an uncertain future as donations plummet and fundraising events are cancelled.

Hope House Children’s Hospices are not immune to the impact of the pandemic. We are a local charity who help children and families at the most distressing time of their lives and in order to ensure that we can be here for everyone who needs us it is vital that our local community help in whatever way they can.

In spite of our loss of income of over £1 million in 2020 thanks to our shops being closed and events being cancelled, our highly skilled nurses are continuing to provide end of life and critical care at both hospices. There is no doubt that the children and families need the support of Hope House and Ty Gobaith more than ever. Our supporters are making it possible for us to continue with our vital work in the most difficult of times.

We are also now facing additional cost of providing PPE equipment for our nurses and families, from the FFP masks, to aprons to scrubs to additional staff required to meet social distancing requirements. In times of reduced income, these additional costs are tough to bear. For one child to have sufficient PPE for 10 days, it costs Hope House and Ty Gobaith £780.00.

Since 2002, your fundraising efforts in Adderley have raised £1,754.15 which is absolutely wonderful. We are so appreciative or every penny that comes through our doors.

Our Home page:  https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/

Our Events page: https://www.hopehouse.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events

So please join us and help this wonderful cause by taking part in Quizmas and donating to Hope House

Advance Notification! – Date for the diary

Not content with entertaining you all with the Adderley Switch On, we now bring you another opportunity to get together (virtually) with the Great Adderley Christmas Quiz!  Details to follow later, but can you put the date in your diary now for a family entertainment on Friday 18th December, 7.15 for 7.30pm  Its going to be good, just wait til you hear who is going to host the quiz!

We can’t sing carols to raise money for Hope House Childrens Hospice this year, so we hope you will join us on the quiz with all donations to Hope House.  That would be lovely.

Community Housing Survey – Problem Being Fixed

The good news is we’re getting responses to the Housing Survey -Excellent! The more responses we get the better the results will be. Remember your views are vitally important in this.

The bad news, we’ve had a technical hitch over the weekend and some responders have been moved on to the prize draw having only completed the first 20 or so questions.

What are we doing about it? We’re moving quickly. The survey has been closed whilst our providers effect a fix and it should be live again by early afternoon. If your response has been affected, don’t worry we will contact you. As far as we can see it has only affected two or three people but investigations will tell us more.

If you’re not keen on answering online don’t worry you can fill in the paper form and just drop it into a letter box and it will be counted. 

Don’t forget you have a chance to win £100 of groceries in the prize draw just complete the form at the end of the survey or the one included in the envelope. Remember your responses are anonymous and your views of very important to the neighbourhood plan so keep on sending in the forms or filling in the online survey.

The Big Questions Weblink Is Live!

You should be receiving your survey for the Neighbourhood Plan any day now. You may decide that you would like to complete the online survey instead of the paper one – great! You will need to go to the Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan website using the link below and you can access the survey from there

Click here to access Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan

Remember: your views are crucial to the success of the plan.

The Big Questions

At some point in the next week every household in Adderley Parish will be receiving a letter from the Three Parishes Neighbourhood Plan. Please read and respond its contents are very important.

 The letter will explain what we are trying to achieve with the Neighbourhood Plan and it will ask you to complete a questionnaire. We understand that it’s a long questionnaire, there are 56 questions,  but these questions cover what you want Adderley to become in the intervening years until 2036. Your views and the views of your family will inform the Neighbourhood Plan alongside evidence from the presentations that we have done plus all of the statistical evidence together with the  views of everybody from the Canals and Waterways Trust, Historic England and Shropshire Council to Land Agents. Your views are particularly important.

You will have until the end of October to complete the form and there is a pre paid envelope for you to return it to The Shropshire Rural Community Charity who are undertaking the analysis for us. Alternatively you can complete the form online and the web link to enable you to do this will be posted on the website in the next couple of days.

As an incentive you have the option of being included in a draw to win a £100 shopping voucher. there will be one voucher for each of the parishes so you’re in with a chance.

The Neighbourhood Plan, when it is adopted, carries the force of law in planning matters and so it is vital that as many people in the parish complete the questionnaire. Look out for the letter, it’s clearly marked and it should be dropping through letterboxes soon.

The survey is completely anonymous. Any personal details you provide for the draw will be separated out and any information you provide will be only kept for the duration of the survey and draw then it will be destroyed.

The Playground Is Open

Good News! The playground is finally open. There are, however some new rules for its use because of the strange times in which we live. 

We would ask that you comply with the rules for the safety of yourselves and your children. Unfortunately if people cannot work within the rules the Parish Council will be forced to close the playground again.

The usual T’s and C’s apply still just as they have always done and there is an appeal to common sense so that only children under 11 use the equipment and that you respect the neighbours and keep the noise to an acceptable level.

The new rules are printed out on signs around the playground.

We have replaced the chains on the swings and released the rocker on the balance bar so all now is in good order.

Please no dogs in the playground and put your rubbish in the bin provided.

Many thanks and enjoy.

Something New In The Village

The Information Board has arrived.

It’s hard to remember a time before Coronavirus and it’s hard to think of a time when it will all be over. Adderley Village Hall once held events throughout the week, the bowling green hosted a number of matches each season and the Church hosted services, weddings, funerals and christenings. People came to the village all of the time.

With a view to looking forwards the Parish Council has commissioned a new information board pointing out the main points of interest and giving an overview of the village. To go with the board there are new finger posts which indicate the safe route to the church which minimises exposure to the A529.

The signs have been made out of recyclable material and it is intended that they will contribute to making the village a more welcoming place to visit.