Author Archives: Howard
On May 23rd/24th 1970, the “Hollywood Music Festival” took place at Finney Green, near Madeley. Were you there? Do you have any memories or pictures you can share? Please get in touch and I’ll collate everything into this page! – … Continue reading
During the lockdown, The Old Swan is providing a takeaway service – further details and a menu is available at : https://www.theoldswantakeaway.com/
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!
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!
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
A first meeting was held to discuss the possibilities for saving the Offley Arms as a village pub for Madeley Continue reading
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!
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.
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: