The Adderley Village Hall Committee have again very kindly agreed to let us hi-jack the regular Village Quiz Night on Thursday 21st November 2019.
As usual the main object of the evening is to ridicule the Quiz Master and eat as much cheese as possible whilst raising money for a charity.
This year we are raising money for Lymphoma Action, the UK’s only charity dedicated to Lymphoma, the fifth most common cancer.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer which can affect anyone at any age including children. It is usually treatable.
Our target is £500.
Strictly teams of four. £5 per person to include a substantial Ploughman’s Supper. Joseph Heler provide the cheese so there is always plenty of it.
Remember, Adderley Village Hall has a licensed bar. As we are getting the hall at a very much reduced rate it is only fair that we support the bar so please do not bring your own drinks and glasses. The fun starts at 7.30 p.m.
No need to buy tickets – just book your team in with me – contact details below
Monday’s Harvest Supper was a great fund raiser for St Peters. This annual event provided a very sociable evening with the volunteers providing everybody with great food.
As usual Ken Greetham aided and abetted by Simon and Brian led an entertaining and spirited auction and together with ticket sales an amazing £1600was raised for St Peters. Well done one and all and a special thank you both the the amazing volunteers behind the scenes and everybody who gave produce and gifts for the auction as well as those who dug deep into their pockets to buy them.
The speed sign has disappeared from Green Bank! It’s in for repair. It’s been damaged by persons unknown.
I don’t think that there is any doubt that the speed sign has been a great asset in our fight to get people driving sensibly through Adderley both on Green Bank and on the A529. Not only does it provide a reminder to drive within the speed limit but it has provided us with the necessary statistics to underpin our argument forbetter road design and road improvements through the village.
Unfortunately this is, by it’s very nature, a vulnerable piece of equipment and it has been damaged by somebody trying to rip off the solar panel that keeps it charged. They failed but in the process they have damaged the connections.
We need your help. Please, keep an eye open for people acting suspiciously and messing around with the sign (when it returns). Simply call the police and let’s see if we can stop this and protect our sign.
A quick heads up for Simon Cornwall who is repairing the sign as you read this. Many thanks Simon.
A couple of important dates for your diary. Sunday 6th October is Harvest Festival. Service starts at 6:30 pm but there’s a chance to visit St Peter’s and see the produce display.
Then on Monday 7th October at 7:00 it’s the Harvest Supper in the Village Hall. This is always a great evening with lovely food, a chance to meet friends and neighbours plus the produce auction. This is an important fund raiser for the church so make sure you have your tickets. Always a great night.
One Time Passwords are here and without them you cannot pay for things on line or do things like on line banking. Everybody agrees that they help to secure payments but if you live in a rural area with poor mobile coverage they can be a severe barrier to carrying out simple day to day tasks. Either you jump through hoops to use alternatives such as a landline call or an e-mail or you are denied access to something that people in towns take for granted.
Cllr Keith Mycock understands the difficulties only too well and he has been persevering with the mobile phone companies over the last couple of years (yes, years) on behalf of the Parish Council. Slowly he is making progress.
Most recently he has been working with the Diocese of Lichfield on using St Peter’s Church as a way of improving connectivity. Although the process of gaining permission for use of Adderley Church Tower for a mobile mast from the Lichfield Diocesan Committee took a long time it was finally approved. We are very grateful for the support of the PCC in taking this forwards. Following its approval a structural and safety survey was carried out with positive conclusions and is available on request. The Adderley Church Council is enthusiastic to progress this issue with any interested mobile signal provider and await any inquiries.
Always keeping an eye on developments Cllr Mycock noticed on article (dated July 2019) claiming that the major mobile phone companies recently drafted proposals for a ‘single rural network’ for 4G implementation which would mean operators sharing masts on a reciprocal basis and forming a new company to build joint masts in rural areas. With the offer from the local Church Council in mind Cllr Mycock believed that such a proposal was timely and it would be a great pity if such an offer was ignored, particularly after all the effort that has been put into gaining permission. So he sent the information regarding the Church Tower onto the relevant teams to take into consideration for any future plans.
Vodafone got back in touch to say that they are currently working closely with the other mobile network operators, Government and Ofcom to develop a proposal to deliver improved coverage across all operators in those hardest to reach areas. This proposed programme, the Shared Rural Network, aims to significantly reduce partial not spots (those areas where there is already presence from at least one operator) and provide increased coverage to areas where there is currently no coverage. For remote rural communities this would deliver a significant improvement in mobile coverage for consumers and business in the most cost effective, efficient, timely and environmentally friendly way. Vodafone promised to keep Cllr Mycock updated on the progress of the shared rural network programme.
It’s not happening yet but thanks to a lot of persistence it’s closer than it has been for some time.
Green Bank is closed to both road traffic and pedestrians. A tree has been brought down by Friday afternoon’s storm and it is completely blocking the road. There are no “Road Closed” signs at either end of the road as of 20:00 Friday night but traffic will have to divert around Rectory Lane.
Shropshire Council has been out to look at the blockage and they are arranging for people with chain saws to come and remove it but it looks like it’s going to be blocked at least until in the morning.
Thanks to Bruce for highlighting this please pass on to people you know.