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Abdon and Heath Parish

News and Events

News and Events for October and November 2018:

  • September - New Parents Mental Health (From Healthwatch Shropshire): The Maternal Mental Health Alliance has published data that shows that the level of specialist mental health support given to Shropshire women and their families is “extremely basic” and “falls short of national standards”. We are very keen to hear about the experiences of mums and dads in Shropshire and how they feel things could be improved. With the promise of extra NHS funding there is a real opportunity for families to get their voices heard and help to influence service developments. Please see article and posters attached below.
  • Monday 1st October - Local GP Practices to offer evening and weekend appointments. In Shropshire, local practices will work together in a network of ‘hubs’ to provide this Extended Access service. This will ensure patients can access appointments at a nearby practice in their local area – the practices will take turns on a rota basis and patients will be advised about location at time of booking, so they can make an informed choice. The pre-bookable appointments will be available between:
  • Weekday evenings (Monday to Friday)  between 6.30pm and 8pm (at a local area hub)
  • Saturdays between 8am and 1pm (at a local area hub)
  • Sundays and bank holidays between 8.30am and 12.30pm  (at a single site in central Shrewsbury)
  • Arranging a pre-bookable evening, weekend or bank holiday appointment is easy to do - patients simply need to contact their practice (who they are currently registered with), during normal opening hours, and speak to the practice receptionist or a member of the practice team who will be able to help. Appointments may not be with your registered GP but will be with a GP or other qualified healthcare professional. For more information see document attached below.
  • Tuesday 2nd October - Boundless Productions are making a second series of the BBC Two show Love in The Countryside and they are looking for rural singles who are looking for love but find it difficult to meet potential partners. If this sounds like you or someone you know please contact loveinthecountryside@boundlessproductions.tv See flyer below for details.
  • Friday 5th October - Skittles Night. Abdon v Blackford. At Abdon. For more dates see Skittles page...
  • Saturday 13th October - UFO (Un Finished Objects) craft morning at Abdon Village Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your unfinished projects. Join us and learn a new craft skill. Join us and teach your craft skills to someone else. Future dates: 10th Nov, 8th Dec, 2019: 12th Jan, 9th Feb, 9th March. Please supply your own materials. Please make a donation for refreshments. Phone Penny 712530 or Margaret 712296.
  • Sunday 14th October - Abdon Wildlife Group meeting, Ashford Coppice (Karl's wood). Meet at entrance at 10.30am (map ref SO594893). Our final field meeting of the year will focus on woodland fungi. And they are popping up all over the place just now : oak milkcap, the amethyst deceiver, and false chanterelle to name a few.
  • Friday 26th October - Skittles Night. SSM v Abdon. At SSM. For more dates see Skittles page...
  • Saturday 27th October - Coffee morning, Abdon Village Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm. Join us for coffee, cake and a chat - everyone welcome!
  • Friday 9th November - Skittles Night. Abdon v CSM. At Abdon. For more dates see Skittles page...
  • Saturday 10th November - UFO (Un Finished Objects) craft morning at Abdon Village Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your unfinished projects. Join us and learn a new craft skill. Join us and teach your craft skills to someone else. Please supply your own materials. Please make a donation for refreshments. Phone Penny 712530 or Margaret 712296.
  • Saturday 10th November - Quiz Night 7.30pm Abdon Village Hall.  Quiz Master Andy back by popular demand! Light supper - bring your own tipple! £5.00 per person, Teams of 4. Just let us know you are coming: Margaret 01746 712296; Jo 712244; Penny 712530.
  • Friday 23rd November - Skittles Night. High Leys v Abdon. At High Leys. For more dates see Skittles page...
  • Saturday 24th November - Coffee morning, Abdon Village Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm. Join us for coffee, cake and a chat - everyone welcome!
  • Thursday 29th November - Abdon Wildlife Group Curlew/ Lapwing talk, 7pm Abdon Village Hall. The survey work we carried out this year trying to find evidence of breeding curlews in our area was carried out based on the methods detailed by Leo Smith who is coordinating the Shropshire curlew conservation work in the county.  This work is being supported by Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Shropshire Ornithological Society.  Our findings have been passed to Leo for inclusion in this year's records. As a result of our efforts Leo has offered to give a talk on the work being carried out to identify the status of curlews and the work being done to conserve them. Leo is the leading ornithologist in Shropshire.  He is the author of The Birds of Shropshire, the "most comprehensive record of the County's avifauna ever published", due to be published in July 2109. Members of the South Shropshire RSPB group are also being invited to join us for this talk. 
  • Friday 30th November - Skittles Night. Abdon v Culmington. At Abdon. For more dates see Skittles page...

Regular events:

  • Coffee morning - last Saturday each month in Abdon Village Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm, except for December.
  • UFO (Un Finished Objects) craft morning - 2nd Saturday each month at Abdon Village Hall 10.30am to 12.30pm. Bring along your unfinished projects. Join us and learn a new craft skill. Join us and teach your craft skills to someone else. Dates: 2018: 13th Oct, 10th Nov, 8th Dec, 2019: 12th Jan, 9th Feb, 9th March. Please supply your own materials. Please make a donation for refreshments. Phone Penny 712530 or Margaret 712296.
  • Meditation evening - every Tuesday evening in Abdon Village Hall. Contact Brown Clee Surgery for details.
  • Sewing club - Wednesday afternoons at various locations in Abdon. 
  • Flower club - first Monday evening each month (March to December) in Abdon Village Hall. 
  • Church services - second and fourth Sunday of each month at St. Margaret's Church, Abdon.
  • Parish Council meetings - last Thursday in January, April, July and October in Abdon Village Hall.
  • Women's Institute - second Wednesday each month at Clee St.Margaret Village Hall.

Abdon and Heath Parish Council - Marquee for hire.

Documents:

Abdon and Heath Parish News and Events