Conservation Group

Welcome to the Madeley Conservation Group. 

Village Values

In a Sunday Times article last year it was suggested that the following features in a village would add to the value of property. Read on…

  • Village Shop/Post Office; (Yes and yes, add about £5,000)
  • Population less than 5,000 (Just?),
  • and in Domesday Book (Yes, add £1,000).
  • Public House listed by CAMRA, Good Food or Good Pub Guide, (Not yet? But Betley lost theirs, so add £5,000 anyway.
  • Church, medieval with spire in historic setting, and Chapel, (Almost yes, yes, add £10,000 -.and donate it to them?…..)
  • Schools, good primary with small class sizes, (Yes, add up to 10% premium, and more for the other good schools here)
  • Community Groups (Yes, good)..but these have no financial influence, (bad)….but do have a feelgood factor, (good)..and friendliness can sway buyer’s decision…(assuming you want to sell, but good anyway).

Add all this up, plus

  • Car accessory shop
  • Newsagents
  • Off-licence
  • Butchers
  • Indian Restaurant/Takeaway
  • Chinese Takeaway
  • Italian Takeaway
  • Fish and Chip Shop
  • Doctors’ Surgery
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacy
  • Bus service in two directions
  • Access to Wales
  • Peak District
  • Lake District
  • Moorlands
  • Big Pool with free fishing
  • Lovely surroundings
…(Hey, stop this, we don’t want everyone finding out. Ed.) 

Ride & Stride: 13th September, 10.00am – 6.00pm

Staffordshire Historic Churches Trust
All Saints’ will again be taking part in this event and the church will be open to welcome sponsored cyclists and walkers. As in recent years the day will coincide with Heritage Open Days when many buildings of historic interest will be open in the local area.
Sponsor forms and lists of participating churches are available from Rosemary Lobban if you want to ride or stride this year. Half of the sponsor money goes to the SHCT and half to the church and chapel of your choice. We have been very grateful to the Trust for grants towards restoration in the past.
Helpers are also needed on the day to revive cyclists and walkers with refreshments when they visit. A list will be available at the back of the church towards the end of August for volunteers to sign. Contact Rosemary Lobban on 750547 for further details.

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Tidy Group Minutes: July 2014

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 7th July 2014
Anne Shaw; Chris Machin; Sue Machin; John Berrington;
(Warm welcome to Anne for joining the group)
Roy Dutton; Helen Dutton; Chris Wright; Andy Capewell; Ricki Williams; Phil Shaw.
Minutes of last meeting on 12th May 2014:
Accepted as a true record by John B; seconded by Chris M.
Matters Arising:
Our trough by the Post Office is ok to be relocated.
Re The Eternit Wall: Eternit are not taking this forward at the moment.
ACTION: CHRIS M: to chase the posters in the Parish Notice Boards.
ACTION: CHRIS M & SUE: liaise with Alan W re siting, hard core, top soil & soil improver for the new troughs.
Due to fall in funds, could we reduce the number of signs and stands to eight?
ACTION: Liaise with ANDY C for costing & then pass on to JOHN B & SUE M to decide whether to proceed.
Communities Day on 6th June: nine from the Tidy Group; 4 from the Conservation Group; one parish councillor, Sue Roberts and two wardens from NUL BC worked to rid the Pool edges of Himalyan Balsam. Simon Long and a NUL BC attended and passed on thanks to us.
Thanks to: Roy & Helen D for painting the long trough; and to John B for cutting back the overhanging trees there.
Treasurers Report:
Balance at 31/6/14 £614.77.
Madeley Parish Council Financial Assistance Grant has to be in by the end of December. Up to £350 available. Application and paid in each six month period.
Re Community Chest Grant: the quotation & prices need to be on letter headed paper now:
ACTION: CHRIS M & SUE M to obtain quote from Bridgemere.
The planters have arrived with our logo on all sides and should raise our profile in the village.
Nothing else to report.
All the beds and troughs were weeded before Chris & Sue M went away mid-June and are not looking too bad at the moment but will need some care and attention before the visit of bRoger Tait (from RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme).
Elmside have planted up the Vicarage Lane Bed with geraniums and ageratum. They have also put in some dahlias.
The new planters have arrived, which hopefully, we will be able to get sited and planted up in the next couple of weeks.
Litter Picks:
Next litter pick Saturday July 26th, 10.00am The Greyhound.
Nothing to report.
Future Plans:
Long Troughs to be replaced by brick.
Bug houses for the flower beds.
Organise a litter pick with local children.
Summer at The Centre: August 16th & 17th, 10am to 4pm. Tidy Group to have an unmanned display. ACTION: EVERYONE: Has anyone any photos we can use; any ideas for the display; help needed to set up dfisplay, be at Madeley Centre for 9.30.
Roger Tait from RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood will be visiting us on 21st July at 3.30; meeting at The Offley Arms bed.
ACTION: If anyone from the Tidy Group is free, please join us as we walk him around the beds and troughs we maintain in the village.
Date of Next Meeting: Monday, September 8th, 7.30 in the café area of the Madeley Centre.
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Matters Arising
Treasurers Report
PR & Sponsorship Report
Gardening Report
Litter Picks
Future Plans
Date of next meeting

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Perennial Shrubs & Plants Required…

Madeley Tidy Group are looking for any donations of perennial shrubs or plants to help stock the flower beds, troughs and planters around the village.

If you have any surplus plants, please consider donating them to the group and help improve our village.

Sue on 751524
Ricki on 750570

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Local Rubbish Recycle Points:

Please note that these arrangements may change from time to time & the list is not comprehensive, but Madeley Tidy Group will try and keep it up to date as possible!

Takes: Paper; Cardboard; Glass, Bottles & Jars; Food & Drink Cans; Textiles; Batteries;
Non-Recyclable Household Waste.
(Winter: 9am to 4.30pm, closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day;
Summer: 9am to 6pm, Mon to Fri; 9am to 5pm Sat & Sun)
ALSAGER Civic Car Park:
Plastic; Glass; Paper; Cans; Books & Music; Shoes; Clothing & Household Textiles.
ALSAGER, Hassall Road:
Hardcore & Rubble; Chipboard; Household Waste; Garden Waste; Cardboard; Plastic Bottles; Paper; Glass Bottles; Fridges & Freezers; Car Batteries; TV’s & PC Monitors; Clothing.
AUDLEM, Cheshire Street Car Park:
Paper; Glass; Tin Cans; Shoes.

AUDLEY, Community Centre, Nantwich Road:
Tetrapak Cartons
CLAYTON, Clayton Road Shops:
Tetrapak Cartons
SILVERDALE, The Parade Shops, off High Street:
Tetrapak Cartons
CREWE, Leighton Hospital:
Paper; Glass; Tin Cans.
WOORE, The Swan Hotel Cap Park:
Paper; Glass; Mixed Textiles & Clothes.
Paper; Tin Cans; Glass Bottles; Shoes; Textiles
& Clothing; Books & Music; Tetrapak Drinks Cartons.
NEWCASTLE, Morrison’s
Cans, Paper, Glass (outside); Used Shopping Bags (inside)
NEWCASTLE, Ironmarket:
Glass; Newspapers & Magazines; Tin Cans.
NEWCASTLE, Sainsbury’s, Liverpool Road:
Tetrapak Cartons
LOGGERHEADS, Co-op, Eccleshall Road:
Tetrapak Cartons
STOKE, Campbell Road:
Garden Waste; Metal; Clothes; Wood; Tetrapaks; Rubble;
(Winter: 9am to 4.30pm, closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day; Summer: 9am to 6pm, Mon to Fri; 9am to 5pm Sat & Sun)
Contact at NUL Borough Council, on 01782-742500
or e-mail:,
For: parks & open spaces, street cleaning, Fly tipping, graffiti, abandoned cars, dangerous trees,
dangerous play equipment, empty litter & dog bins, fly posting.

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