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The Offley Arms is Saved!

Fantastic news! The Offley Arms has been purchased by local Brewery Joule’s to refurbish and run as a pub.

This is great news for the village as we get to keep a pub in the centre by the pool, and with an established brewery (with a great reputation for beer and food) behind it, the pub is secured for a good many years ahead.

Read further details on the Joule’s Website!

The pub was very nearly sold at auction, and could have gone for development instead, but Joule’s stepped in with a direct purchase after seeing the level of community support for it.

The hundreds of survey responses online and in paper form showed just how much genuine support and demand there is in the village, and there are many comments with real affection for the pub and many memories in there.

Here’s hoping that the pub will be back and available soon, and of course it’s up to us as a village to use it again!

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Urgent – Offley Arms Survey

Please take a moment to complete the Online Survey by 14th October at the latest!

This will help the project to save the Offley Arms as a village pub to have the right kind of information to measure the village needs and also have the backing to seek available funding!

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Save The Offley meeting makes the Sentinel

Sentinel Report reflects positive sentiment at the Offley Arms meeting. “We want a pub which has got something for everyone. It is quite a challenge and we need to find out what is doable. It would be your pub.” – … Continue reading

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Offley Arms Meeting

Village Meeting

A first meeting was held to discuss the possibilities for saving the Offley Arms as a village pub for Madeley Continue reading

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New local business added!

Newly added to the Local Trades & Services page : Diamond Domestic Services are based in Madeley and create a bespoke service for your home, office or end of tenancy let. For more details about their deep cleans or their ironing service contact them directly on 07979511408

If you have a local business and would like to have it listed, please get in touch!

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Sir John Offley school to lose use of the old school building

Sir John Offley pupils are set to lose use of the old school buildings, as the charitable trust that owns them has failed to reach an agreement with Staffordshire County Council regarding starting to charge rent for them.
Madeley pupils forced to move out of their old building due to rent issue – Read more at The Sentinel. 
Hopefully a good resolution to this can be found – as it currently stands the Year 5 and 6 pupils will have to be relocated, meaning that the Pre-School on the site will have to move out.

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Speed Calming in Madeley

Do we need speed calming in Madeley? Does the 30 limit through the village sufficiently slow traffic, or is there a problem with the speed of vehicles?

If you think that the speed limits alone are insufficient, consider adding your signature to thispetition:

Petition for Speed Calming in Madeley 

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Spirit of Madeley Festival 2017

Sunday 9th July

Sunday 9th July

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A525 Closed – Lorry turned over (Now resolved!)

MARCH 21st – Just a warning for today that the A525 is currently closed because of a lorry turned over, just by the old railway bridge (near Madeley Heath Motors); divert via Leycett Lane if you don’t want to be … Continue reading

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Lost Hearing Aid!

A quick notice, a reader lost their hearing aid (small & light brown) recently; They were parked to the east of the railway bridge, walked up Red Lane and back from Madeley Old Manor. If you should happen to see … Continue reading

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