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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

ALBRIGHTON PARISH FLYER IS OPREATING AS A MOBILE SHOP.

Please call 07543 869754 to use this service

When this pandemic started, we realised we needed to do something urgently to help elderly people and other vulnerable families in the village who were quickly advised not to leave home for 12 weeks. The Albrighton Parish Council agreed that we could change the Albrighton Flyer (our community transport minibus) into a mobile shop, to help supply, elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged families with food and other supplies. We have been operating now for 5 weeks , and demand grows daily.

In addition to supplying food we are also delivering foodbank parcels, at the request of the “St Mary’s church Albrighton foodbank”. We also deliver meat fand assist the pharmacy with delivering medications.

The Flyer driver is well known and trusted in the village, which has added to the success of the scheme. In addition a further volunteer, well known, has been added to the council insurance policy to allow a relief diver for the weekends. Various well known members of the community volunteer each week to accompany the driver(s)  including the vicar and trustees from the Red House.

Every few days we restock the “shop” ( mostly using the cash and carry or wholesale fruit and vegetable markets)and each day add fresh milk, bread, fruit and vegetables. We  have also been able to supply Calpol, Paracetamol and sanitiser as well as baby milk. nappies etc to help disadvantaged families . Whilst a few people can afford to make a donation, much  of the food and other supplies are given free of charge

We are socially responsible, fully understand the social distancing requirements, wear masks and gloves and have a new supply of plastic bags, we do not reuse bags at this time. We ensure a minimum distance of 2 metres is maintained at all times.

In addition residents who need  particular items can telephone the flyer number and they are visited the same day. We visit  the sheltered housing and OAP complexes daily. The van operates  6 days a week and sometimes 7.

This scheme is run by the manager and trustees of the Red House in conjunction with the Melville club (the OAP’s luncheon club) and, St Mary’s church, with of course the loan of the minibus from the Albrighton parish council

Please call 07543 869754 to use this service

Albrighton Parish Flyer is operating as a mobile shop for the people of Albrighton during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

The Red House is the premier village hall and community centre in Albrighton.    It is the only unaffiliated hall in the village and is administered by the Albrighton Village Halls Trust. Its function is to provide accommodation for educational, social and recreational purposes for the residents of Albrighton and the surrounding area. The Red House has a wireless broad band connection. The building has a licensed bar and is fully licensed for entertainment.  The facilities provided are as follows:-

Hall.

The hall is licensed for 200 persons and has a sprung dance floor.    It can be used for meetings, exhibitions, parties, wedding receptions etc. There is an audio and cinema system including a hearing loop system.

The Hall is 19 metres x 10 metres, 190 square metres.

It is possible to seat 250 for shows, talks, lectures etc. and a maximum of 200 for sit down meals.

Kitchen.

The kitchen is equipped with the following:-

  • Range cooker,
  • Plate warmer
  • Commercial dish washer
  • Hot water boiler
  • Larder refrigerator
  • Central preparation unit
  • Kitchen units
  • Hand washing sink
  • Crockery and cutlery.

The Kitchen is 4.5 metres x 4.4 metres, 20 square metres.

Lounge.

The Lounge is 10.5 metres x 6 metres, 63 square metres.

Capacity: 60 persons, seated at tables 45 persons.

Foyer.

The Foyer contains a fully licenced bar with access to the Hall, Lounge, Kitchen and Toilets.

Meeting Room 1.

This Meeting Room is 4.7 metres x 4.4 metres, 20 square metres and is equipped with tables and chairs, suitable for 20 persons or seated at table 16 persons.

Charges.

Hourly Bookings

  • Hall, Lounge and Kitchen

    Per hour, set up and clearing up/cleaning times included in the overall time booked

    £27.50
  • Hall only

    Per hour, set up and clearing up/cleaning times included in the overall time booked

    £16.00
  • Lounge only

    Per hour, set up and clearing up/cleaning times included in the overall time booked

    £11.00
  • Meeting Room 1 only

    Per hour, set up and clearing up/cleaning times included in the overall time booked

    £10.00

Party bookings

  • Wedding Reception

    Duration 12 hours including setup & clearing up times. (Cleaning included in the quoted price).

    £300.00
  • Party

    Duration 8 hours including setup & clearing up times. (Cleaning included in the quoted price).

    £225.00

Kitchen

  • Kitchen, light refreshments

    Per event, set up and clearing up times included in the overall time booked

    £10.00
  • Kitchen, meals

    Per event, set up and clearing up times included in the overall time booked

    £20.00
  • Corkage (wine only)

    per bottle Commercial caterers please contact our manager

    £5.00

Other items available for hire

  • Round tables

    each (trestle tables FOC)

    £6.00
  • Table cloths

    each (includes laundry costs)

    £8.00
  • Sweet cart

    per day

    £30.00

For further information please contact our manager, Mandy Medlyn by telephone:   01902 373605   if the phone is unattended please leave a message and we will contact you.