Audlem & District Amenities Society
(Registered Charity No. 502441)



In order to raise funds to support ADAS activities such as planting and the Big Switch On we conduct an envelope drop in the Audlem district requesting subscriptions from residents to join ADAS each year.

Residents can return as much as they would like to, however, a minimum of £2 will give the resident an ADAS membership and entitlement to vote at AGM meetings.

By giving consent for Gift-Aid, the resident enables us to claim an extra 25% of their donation from HMRC.

All money raised is used by ADAS to benefit the village.

Donations can be made by clicking on Charities Aid Foundation or given to any committee member.

During 2021 our spending included:

  • Summer planting schemes, which costs ADAS around £2700
  • Winter planting of passes and polyanthus costs around £400. We decided to plant Polyanthus instead of spring flowering bulbs in 2020 to reduce costs due to Covid-19 and to improve flower displays. This saves us £200 a year.
  • Parish Council helps with planting costs via two grants of £500
  • The Big Switch On costs £1800 which in most years is reduced by sponsorship of small Christmas trees and cherry picker used to dress the big tree and donations in Santa's grotto.
  • We replaced our hanging baskets at a cost of £280, to ease the watering work as these have water reservoirs.
  • The flower tub replacement programme was completed this year. As the existing tubs become unusable normally because the bottoms rot, we replaced them with plastic ones which looks as much like oak tubs as possible. This year we spent £450.
  • We would normally spend £300 on plants for the school growing competition, but due to lockdown this didn't occur this year.
  • We also have the ADAS annual costs of around £550 for Public liability insurance, entering North West in Bloom and our AGM.
  • 2 new benches in the village near the Co-op costing £1900 including Hoggin etc., funded by thecommunity fund application in 2019.
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Reg. Charity No. 502441