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Abdon welcomes visitors for walking and cycling, but please make sure you park in the Village Hall car park and not on the verges or in the passing places. For hundreds of free walks to download and print plus details of all the walking clubs in the country and loads more information visit https://www.walkinginengland.co.uk/shropshire/

Abdon and Heath Parish:

  • 8th March to 29th April 2021 - Road Closure: Hillside to Upper House Junction, Abdon (via Boundary Gate Farm). Western Power Distribution works for upgrade to a section of the underground mains from Hillside to Earnstrey Hill House, holes and trenching in carriageway for reinforcement scheme. The diversion plan is attached below or see:  https://one.network/?tm=120002486
  • 23rd February - Abdon District Community Wildlife Group Programme 2021 - attached below.
  • 23rd February - Abdon District Community Wildlife Group Annual Report 2020 - attached below.
  • 9th February - Shropshire Council Planning Application Consultation 21/00342/VAR - The Old Stables, Upper Abdon Farm, Abdon, SY7 9HZ. If you wish to make a comment you can register/log in. Variation of Condition no.2 (approved plans) pursuant of 19/01946/FUL to allow for changes in design, internal layout including formation of first floor and erection of single storey extension. View online 
  • 9th February - Planning Application: The Old Stables, Upper Abdon Farm, Abdon, SY7 9HZ. Reference:  21/00343/LBC. Works to facilitate the conversion and extension of former stables to form two dwellings (revised scheme) to include formation of first floor in roofspace. Applicant: Mr Banks (C/O Agent). 
    View online 
  • 14th January 2021 - Abdon and Heath Parish Council meeting. Minutes attached below.
  • 23rd December - Planning Application: Brookhampton, Holdgate. Ref: 20/05219/FUL, Proposed Barn Conversion Adj 4 Brookhampton, Holdgate, Shropshire. Conversion of barn to form one dwelling; erection of detached, part open fronted double garage; formation of vehicular access with visibility splay and installation of gates; installation of package treatment plant (resubmission). Applicant: Mrs Rothney (Kingscroft, 4 Brookhampton, Holdgate, Shropshire, TF13 6LN). View online 
  • Support Abdon Village Hall on Amazon Smile and Easy Fundraising:
    • Shopping with Amazon? AmazonSmile will make a donation to Abdon Village Hall - If you purchase items through Amazon Smile they will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charity. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Abdon Village Hall by starting your shopping at https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/522472-0
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  • Corvedale News - The Corvedale News reverted to printed copies in October 2020. If you would like to subscribe please contact your nearest Distributor (see list in September Corvedale News attached below). Alternatively, send an email to gneden@googlemail.com. The Annual cost is £7 for this year.

​​​Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates:

  • 2nd February 2021 - Transport to Covid vaccination centres. If you have no transport to get to the vaccination centres that have recently opened – Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Church Stretton, Shrewsbury – you can get help by calling 0345 6789028.
  • 9th February Call for people aged 70 and over to contact NHS for a COVID jab. If you are over 70 and you have not yet had a Covid vaccine please contact the NHS. The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service which can be accessed at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.
  • 9th February - Shropshire Council has funding available to help our most vulnerable residents​:
    • Test and Trace Support Payment - If you are told by NHS Test and Trace Service to stay at home and self-isolate, you may be able to get a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment. For the qualifying conditions and to apply see here: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/benefits/what-help-can-i-claim-from-the-council/covid-test-and-trace-support-payments/
    • Sometimes, this may not be enough to address all of the problems and not everyone will qualify.  Whether eligible for this or not, we urge people to think about applying for our other discretionary help as well (see below).
    • Hardship Funds - For our more vulnerable households either affected financially by Covid or just struggling to meet essential bills over lockdown and over winter, we have other Hardship Funds that can help with a wide range of need. These grants are open to anyone in difficulty, it is not necessary for benefits to be in payment. We want to get this money to Shropshire householders, especially our low-paid working families with children whose finances may have suffered due to the long effect of Covid and lockdowns and who are now struggling to make ends meet. It is easy to apply over the phone (a paper form is available on request), an adviser will complete the paperwork over the phone and a specialist will look to see how we can help and if any further information is needed. So if you, or someone you know, is having difficulty meeting essential outgoings, call us on 0345 678 9078. 
    • People can also access these grants and a range of other Covid related support through our web pages here: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information-for-the-public/ or via our Covid helpline on 0345 678 9028.
  • 29th January - Three Important Messages from the NHS:
    • Patients in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin urged to contact NHS 111 first. The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford are both dealing with high numbers of patients right now - anyone in need of urgent medical care in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin should contact NHS 111 first online or by phone. Health advisors can help find the best place for treatment and give a time to come in if a face-to-face assessment is needed. The service, staffed by trained health advisers, will book the caller a time slot for the most appropriate service, such as our urgent treatment centres or minor injuries units, or, if needed, A&E (Emergency Department ) at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) or the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford. By calling NHS 111 first, it will help the NHS manage the flow of patients when capacity in waiting rooms is much smaller than before, to maintain safe distancing and reduce the risk of Covid-19 infection. If the situation is serious or life-threatening please call 999 immediately. Likewise, if the condition is not serious, seek advice from a pharmacy or make an appointment with a GP.
    • The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust are looking for people to join their new Response Volunteer Scheme at their hospital sites in Shrewsbury and Telford. Volunteers that can respond to service pressures and demands will provide key support to wards and departments, particularly in the difficult winter months, when we see a high rise in demand. Response volunteers are assigned to a hospital rather than a specific ward or department. These volunteers carry a mobile phone, which means staff can contact them from across the hospital to provide help where it is most needed, when it is most needed. They will be able to do a wide variety of tasks including pharmacy runs, tasks to support the discharge team, delivering patent belongings and messages to the ward and supporting staff welfare. If you are interested in finding out more about the role and our application process, please contact the Public Participation Team on 01743261473 or email sath.members@nhs.net ​
    • An appeal has been made for people keen on sewing to help make sleepwear for patients at Shropshire’s two acute hospitals. The nightwear will be for those patients who do not have a spare change of clothes because COVID-19 restrictions or isolation has meant relatives are not able to get to the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford or the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Instead they will be able to wear the gifted nightgowns or pyjamas instead of a standard hospital gown whilst in hospital, and when they are discharged home. Any nightwear would need to be small, medium, large or extra-large in size, easy to wear and should be able to provide a high degree of modesty – with no loose threads. They also need to be made from fire retardant material. The Trust would also gratefully accept new, shop bought gowns and pyjamas if they fit the same criteria (easy to wear, high degree of modesty, no loose threads and made from fire retardant material). Anyone who would like to help should please contact we.supportsath@nhs.net or call 01743 261473.
  • Every GP practice across Shropshire will have access to the vaccines against COVID-19 by the end of January. Vaccinations will be administered by groups of GP practices, known as primary care networks. This means people will soon be receiving their vaccine closer to home, alongside the national vaccination sites, the already operational centres (which include the hospital hubs at Royal Shrewsbury and Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt in Gobowen), and three larger vaccination centres opening in Shropshire in February in Shrewsbury, Ludlow and North Shropshire. You will be contacted by your GP practice to book your vaccination and you will be advised where you need to go. Please do not contact your practice about the vaccine before then. So far, over 27,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Other ambitions:
    • All care home residents and staff are set to receive their vaccination by Monday 25th January.
    • All over 80s, over 70s, those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and health care workers to receive their vaccination by mid-February.
  • Shropshire Council Covid-19 Helpline - Telephone: 0345 678 9028, Website: www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/
  • Shropshire Council help and support during lockdown - including: testing, mental health, financial support, free school meals, help getting food delivered, business grants etc. 
  • Shropshire Council services during lockdown - most are running this lockdown including: Household recycling centres, country parks and green spaces, outdoor play areas, libraries are offering a click and collect service visit www.shropshire.gov.uk/libraries/clickcollect
  • Corvedale Helping Hands - If you, or anyone you know of, are in need of a 'helping hand' and would like to take advantage of these kind offers of assistance, please feel free to contact any of the people listed in the Corvedale News Helping Hands page attached below.
  • Coronavirus we're help to help. See useful contacts list attached below.
  • Community Reassurance Update from Shropshire Council – December 2020. Attached below.
  • Foodbanks, benefits, housing support and more: find all the info on the Shropshire Larder Website. As the recession deepens, more people are losing their jobs and facing hardship. It is vital that people in Shropshire know where to get help. The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance has created resources for people and organizations in Shropshire to find advice and support: Shropshire Larder (shropshirelarder.org.uk- is the most comprehensive directory of services for people living in Shropshire on a low budget. It has information on how to access a foodbank or community food project, and how to eat well on a budget. It also covers how to get support with benefits, housing, and debt. See poster attached below. 
  • Shropshire Newsroom - all the latest news and advice from Shropshire Council.
  • Latest Government updates about COVID-19, visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus
  • Are you looking for work? See Shropshire Council Enable work Routes Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/EnableServices/ and website at: https://enableservices.co.uk/ which provides more in-depth information about our service. 
  • NHS: Advice for everyone
  • NHS: Advice for people at higher risk
  • Anyone with coronavirus symptoms who needs medical advice should use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19.

Regular events - cancelled for the time being.:

  • Church Updates - Please see the latest Corvedale News or Corvedale Parishes Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook you can Google Corvedale Parishes and see the postings. 
  • Latest Parish Council minutes click here...
  • Latest Planning Applications  click here...
  • Brown Clee Meditation Group - every Tuesday evening 7pm in Abdon Village Hall. All are welcome at no cost. A leaflet is available from Brown Clee Surgery.
  • 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. Please supply your own materials. Please make a donation for refreshments. Phone Penny 712530 or Margaret 712296.
  • Church services - second and fourth Sunday of each month at St. Margaret's Church, Abdon. See the St. Margaret's Church page for details.
  • Parish Council meetings - usually the last Thursday in January, April, July and October in Abdon Village Hall. See the Parish Council page for details.
  • Women's Institute - second Wednesday each month at Clee St.Margaret Village Hall. See the Women's Institute Page for details.

Abdon and Heath Parish Council - Marquee for hire.

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