Only 4 sleeps left!!

Yes, we know, we can’t believe it either, but it really is only 4 sleeps now until Santa comes to Adderley to check out our christmas lights and switch on that beautiful Christmas tree for us. 

We thought we ought to just confirm the details for Friday now that we know what the new guidance is going to be for Covid.  

We’ve attached a map of the route Santa will travel, and he says he’s going to play lots of loud Christmas music, so you should be able to hear him coming.  As he comes past, switch on your lights so he can see them, and the elves can check them out.  Santa is starting his inspection at 6.30pm on Friday night; coming up Station Road, nipping down to the school and the roundabout for Adderley Barns, then back up to St Peter’s Court, then along Green Bank, into Meadow Bank, down Rectory Lane to the main road and lay-by, and then back up Rectory Lane, a sharp left into Corbett Drive, a quick inspection of lights up there and then over to the village green to check out the tree.  Santa says he should be at the tree by 7.00 pm.

Have you got children who are isolating and won’t be able to come out to see Santa?

 We know that some children in the village won’t be able to come out of the house to see Santa because they are isolating, but please let us know which houses these children are in, and we will do our best to let Santa know to slow right down and wave to them through the window.  Let us know by email to webmaster@adderleyparish.co.uk give an address and we will make sure Santa gets the information.  

Can I go down to the village hall to see Santa Switch on the Lights?

Christmas is a special time for everyone, but we hope you will understand if we ask that families with children are the priority for this year, and to avoid there being too many people, we are asking that only households with children go down to the village hall for 7.00 pm (as long as they feel safe to do so).  We ask that families stay socially distanced, and spread out around the tree so that everyone feels comfortable.  Santa and the elves will be wearing masks when they get to the village hall. 

All the grown ups can then amble down to admire our tree with its splendid lights at their leisure, after this, and then walk around the village in their family groups to admire the lights at people’s homes.  

 

Access To Emergency Services – Important Information

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In the midst of anticipating Christmas fun and managing the excitement of children (and some adults) serious matters are still in the background. The information below is from Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire NHS Trusts regarding access to the Emergency Department and use of the 111 service. Please read because this is a change from usual procedures. 

Decorating The Tree

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A BIG thank you to everybody who brought their decorations down to the tree this morning. Amazing home made decorations that make the village tree look wonderful. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

If you’re feeling inspired you can still go down to the tree and add your decorations.

Raising The Tree

Ignoring the rain, the wind and the freezing cold a hardy band of volunteers spent their Saturday raising the Christmas tree in readiness for the Adderley Switch On next Friday. Now it’s all ready for the decorations which you can bring tomorrow, the 29th November, and place them on the tree or put them in the box at the bus shelter in Rectory Lane and somebody will put them on the tree for you.

There will be somebody at the tree to help you.

We have been posting items all day on the Adderley Village Facebook page and below is the full story in pictures.

 

Santa is coming to Adderley

Oh my goodness!  Its getting closer!   SwitchOn is nearly here.  In fact its only NINE more sleeps until Santa is coming to check out our lights and Switch on our Christmas Tree.  I don’t know about you, but the excitement in our house is mounting all the time!  Decorations to make, windows to decorate and lights to put up in the garden……  Its just non-stop!

When is the tree going up for our decorations?

Its all hands on deck this Saturday morning (28th Nov) when some volunteers are getting together by the village hall to raise the tree and anchor it in position.  After that they will put a temporary fence around the tree ready for you to come down on Sunday morning (29th Nov) to hang your decorations on the tree. 

When can I put my decoration on the tree?

If you can come down between 10.00 am and 1.00pm on Sunday morning there will be someone there to help you but if you can’t make it then, please leave your decorations in the box in the Bus Shelter at the end of Rectory Lane and we will pick them up to take down and hang on the tree.  If you can put your name on your decoration that would be lovely.  Please make sure you have attached something that will allow you to tie your decoration on to the tree securely.  It can get very windy down there and we don’t want to lose yours.

What about the decorations at my house?

We really want everyone to have their Christmas lights and any Window Wonderland displays ready for the big SwitchOn on Friday 4th December.  We think he will start his tour at about 6.30 on Station Road and then visit all the roads in the village from there.   Santa has been in touch and confirmed that he is definitely coming to inspect our Adderley lights display – so exciting.  He will tour around the village, with some of his elves and as he goes past he wants you to put on your Christmas lights so that he can check they are going to be bright enough for Rudolph to see on Christmas Eve. 

Can I go down to watch Santa switch on the lights on the tree at the village hall?

We would love to say yes!  But right now we are unsure what the rules are going to be about public gatherings, so we are suggesting that houses with children have priority, and, if they feel its safe to do so, parents can take their children down to the Green for just before 7.00pm, stay socially distanced and watch Santa do the SwitchOn.  We are asking all other adults to stay away, and perhaps come down later in the evening to admire the tree and amble around the village to see everyone’s lights and window displays in a safe and socially distanced way. 

Santa Is Coming …

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To say we are excited today would be an understatement!  

You will never guess what arrived in the post today – so watch the video to find out…….

So, our Christmas Lights Switch on is looking as if its going to be spectacular with a very important guest to switch the lights on and check out the quality of our village display.  

More details to follow about the route, but get those light bulbs polished, make sure the windows are clean and gleaming, check any snowflakes are white and glistening and be outside your house standing to attention, with one hand on the light switch, when our special guest comes through!  

Ooh this is going to be fun!

Christmas Decorations

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Only 14 Days to go to the Big Switch on! Excitement mounts. We’ve had our first photograph of Christmas Decorations for the Tree from Jenny Wrathall. Jenny has been kind enough to share her creations and they’re an inspiration.

So don’t forget: take a picture of your tree decorations and send them to webmaster@adderleyparish.co.uk Or via FB messenger to Adderley Village and we can include them in the gallery. Many thanks to Jenny for starting the gallery.

 

Window Decorations – ideas to inspire you!

We thought you might like a few ideas for inspiration if you are thinking of decorating  a window for the Adderley Christmas Lights.  These links will take you to some images to inspire adults or children and some of them are really easy to achieve at very little cost.

https://christmas.snydle.com/christmas-window-decorations-ideas.html

https://www.digsdigs.com/55-awesome-christmas-window-decor-ideas/

(We love the robins on the branch on this link!)

If you have the Pinterest App you will be brimming with ideas from all the posts on there, but here is a link to a sample to view.  If you are inspired you can download the Pinterest App and see how they were created. 

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/blindsgalore/holidays-window-ideas/