Health & Welfare

Doctors Surgery

Madeley and Baldwins Gate Practice.

Moss Lane – Tel: +44 (0)1782 750274 – For repeat prescriptions – +44 (0)1782 750790

Moss Lane Surgery Dispensary. Mon. – Fri. 9 am. – 12 noon. 3.30 – 5.30 pm. (Thurs. 4 – 5.30 pm.) Tel. +44 (0)1782 750790.

Volunteers required to deliver the Madeley Surgery Newsletter to homes in the Madeley and Baldwins Gate area.

Help required in the kitchen at the Wednesday morning cafe. Food hygiene training will be given.

Volunteer drivers for the elderly or housebound, to hospital or clinics or friends. On an occasional basis. A mileage allowance is paid.



Newcastle Road – Tel./Fax  +44 (0)1782 752255

E-mail click here

Open Mon – Fri. 09:00 – 18:00    Sat. 09:00 – 13:00     Closed for lunch 13:00 – 14:00

Dispensing NHS & Private Prescriptions Oxygen Therapy Millers Chemists - Newcastle Road
(Photo. © Andrew T. Finney)
Prescription Spectacles Dispensed Ostomy Supplies
Aids For Easier Living At Home Incontinence Supplies
Pregnancy Testing Trusses & Surgical Hosiery
Collection & Delivery Service 1 Hour Photo Print

Within 50 metres and opposite the Police Station in Newcastle Road.


Madeley Dental Surgery

Madeley Dental Surgery is now taking N.H.S. and private patients.

Tel 01782 750717


Madeley Manor Nursing Home

Heighley Castle Way. Heighley Castle Way.

Reminiscence Session-Goose Grease and Brown Paper

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Madeley Hub Club Social Meeting 5th July 2017

Calling all carers to The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley on Wednesday 5th July, 10am-12pm, supported by Madeley Parish Council.

Come along, meet other carers and find out what the Carers Hub has to offer.

For further information contact 01782 751164 for The Madeley Centre or 0330 123 1937 for The Carers Hub.

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Madeley Patients Practice Fund.

A charity evening Indian buffet is being held at the Evening Spice restaurant on Monday 26th. September, 6.30 for 7 pm.

For tickets (£12.50) please ring 01782 751298 or contact the Evening Spice 01782 750088.

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Dementia Friendly Community

Madeley Practice, Madeley Parish Council and Madeley & District Community Association have joined forces to make Madeley a Dementia Friendly Community.  Brigitte Knowles, who is the Elderly Care Facilitator at Madeley Practice, has already been very proactive in offering free Dementia Awareness Information Sessions (supported by the Alzheimer’s Society), which 75 people have attended so far.  Information regarding future sessions can be obtained from Brigitte on 01782 750274.


We have been running Music for Memories sessions in the Madeley Centre, which have proven to be beneficial to older people and carers.  Professional musicians run the sessions, and cover songs from the First World War to the present day.  These sessions have been funded by the Parish Council & Borough Council.  We are hoping to bring these sessions back in September.  They are open to all and are free of charge.  Please contact Debbie Burns on 01782 751164 for further information.


One in fourteen people over 65 have a diagnosis of dementia, making it very likely that we all know someone who is living with dementia.  We are committed to raising awareness of the problems surrounding people with dementia and their carers.  Knowing more about dementia, and how you can support people in their everyday activities is a positive move for everyone in our community.

Help us to make MADELEY a Dementia Friendly Community!

For further details on how you can help, please follow the link below.

Befriending Scheme

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Music For Memories

Starting from 12th February at The Madeley Centre, 11am, there will be the return of the popular workshop sessions, “Music for Memories”. Evidence has shown that singing and music have proven benefits on health and well being. For further information and how to book your place, please follow the link below.

Music for Memories Poster Jan 2016

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Would you like to become a “Dementia Friend?”

‘Dementia Friends’ is an initiative organised and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness about dementia.

If you would like to find out more there will be two one- hour awareness sessions, 10:00am-11:00am or 11:00am-12:00pm, to be held on Friday 3rd February at The Madeley Centre.

The sessions are free but you must book your place on the course by contacting Debbie Burns on 01782-751164

Follow the link below for further information

Dementia Friendly Poster


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Walks Programme 2016:


Please join us for one of our walks – Try one walk for free and then decide if you want to pay our annual subscription of £5.00 (which falls due annually after the AGM in November). Walks are usually on the first Sunday of each month – starting at 10:00am and finishing around 12:00pm / 12:30pm – distance covered is usually 4 to 5 miles.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PHONE JON ON 01782-613810 or 07976 814023

April 3rd: Meet at Woore Victory Hall, London Road, Woore, Crewe, Shropshire, CW3 9SF. Grid ref: SJ731420.
May 8th: Meet at All Saints Church, Madeley, Church Car Park, CW3 9PQ. Grid ref: SJ773443.
June 5th: Meet at Woodlane Community Centre, Apedale Road, Woodlane, ST7 8PH. Grid ref: SJ811499.
July 3rd: Meet at The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9DN. Grid ref: SJ772450.
August 7th: Meet at A525 lay by Buerton, just past Grange Kennels (The Grange, Woore Road, CW3 0DG). Grid ref: SJ694432.
September 4th: Meet at The Fitzherbert Arms, Swynnerton, Stone, ST15 0RA. Gird ref: SJ851356.
October 2nd: Meet at Astbury Mere Country Park, Newcastle Rd, Congleton CW12 4FR. Grid ref: SJ847627.
November 6th: Meet at Barlaston (Green) Downs Car Park, Barlaston, ST12 9AB. Grid ref: SJ893383.
December 4th: Chris & Sue (751524). Meet & Christmas Meal TBC.

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BMX Track – Views sought:

Here’s an appeal from our Borough Councillor on a possible BMX track & views / feedback are requested:

Dear friends and everyone in the community
Would you give me your thoughts or even put things in writing or an email or text on here Please!
Over the years we have been trying to locate a site for a BMX track for the youths of today to enjoy
Finally we have found a plot to use this piece of land, which is down Furness lane past the one stop shop. I would be grateful for your responses to the future of the project So that the parish council will go forward with the plans for the BMX park/track etc
If not then we will be looking for alternative ideas to help our youths of today
Would everyone share this post so I can report all your view and comments back to the parish?
Kind regards
There is a lot of people in our community that are not on face book or have emails and not have access to a computer
We must inform everyone in our village Know what is going on in our community
Would everyone seeing this post put your responses on here!
I will then put a notice in the next parish leaflet which is due out shortly To inform everyone in our rural community

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Come and Talk to Us about Dementia

Staffordshire County Council and the North Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group would like to talk to people who live in Newcastle District or Staffordshire Moorlands about current and future services for dementia care.

The drop in event will happen on Tuesday 24th November 2015 between 1pm and 4pm at The Madeley Centre.

For further information, please follow the link below.

Come and talk to us about Dementia – Madeley event flyer

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Madeley Walk Number Six (amended):

Madeley: One Way or Another:
Walk Six: Broken Heart (Oh Lord I Never Felt So Low): Leycett & Bates Wood.

There are two walks: a red walk (3½ miles) & a purple walk (4 miles); do them separately for two half day walks or combine them to make a full day walk. All distances are approximate. Start at The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley CW3 9DN (Grid Ref: 773451). Tel: The Madeley Centre has car parking, catering & toilet facilities. Please enjoy a walk in the country, but if you can, support our local businesses, Listed under The Adverts – but check opening times beforehand! Explorer Map 257: Crewe & Nantwich.


• Just Jane, catering, at The Madeley Centre: 01782-751808.
• One Stop, Grocery & Convenience Store Greyhound Corner: 01782-750373.
• Shepley Butchers, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751775.
• Tang Dynasty Chinese Takeaway, Greyhound Court: 01782-752288.
• Village Shop & Newsagent, Greyhound Court: 01782-750525.
• In 2 Wine, Off Licence, Greyhound Court: 01782-751708.
• Raj Indian Takeaway, Greyhound Corner: 01782-752000.
• Homers Cafe, Greyhound Corner: 01782-751800.
• Poolside Tandoori, Restaurant & Take Away. Greyhound Corner: 01782-750088.
• Poolside Fish Bar: 01782-752546
• The Offley Arms, Poolside. 01782-750242.
• Halmerend Fish Bar: 01782-723751.
• Gresley Arms, Alsagers Bank: 01782-722469.
• The Old Swan, Madeley Heath: 01782- 751199.
• Crewe Arms, Madeley Heath: 01782-750392.


CP = Car Park
FB = Foot Bridge
FP = Footpath
KG = Kissing Gate
L = Left
MC = Madeley Centre
R = Right
TP = Telegraph Pole

Stile Counsel:

Red Walk: 7 stiles.
Purple Walk: 4 stiles

Red Walk:

[1] Turn L out of MC & walk under arches at side of MC & down to the Police point. Walk across, slightly L, to go down alley between houses & into Greenmeadows Road, turn R, then L into New Road. Pass Holm Oak Drive on R; 100 yds past Woodside, turn R thru’ squeezer stile by lamp post & follow well-trod path thru’ woodland.

[2] Emerge thru’ laurel hedge on to a road, turn L, cross Heighley Castle Way with care & turn R uphill, passing College Close. 50 yds past Park Close, turn R into the drive way for Madeley Manor Care Home.
[3] After 50 yds take tarmac track to L, another 50 yds take path to L passing sign for Private Road; further 50 yds go R thru gateways & go down path with cottages & the Care Home on R. Just past fire escape on R, veer L thru bushes & down to a gate & into a field.

[4] Same direction, between remains of 2 small ponds, towards trees – path snakes L, then round to R & over stile into woods. Follow well-trod path down to Madeley Manor Pool. [The Boat House on the R is a listed building. The white building in the distance is Madeley Rectory.] Keep Pool on R & 50 yds after 2nd footbridge, L down to A531.

[5] Cross with care, and into The Gladings*; follow the well-trod path through. At end of wood go under the Motorway Bridge, then turn R up to Walton’s Wood. Cross the stile and turn L & follow trackway (ie. motorway is now directly behind you) & eventually ascends quite steeply!

[6] At the top turn R & follow well-trod path for 200 yds & then waymarked L upbank (Care: waymarker is hard to see as hidden in trees), L again at top & on to an arched entrance in hedgerow. Immediate R to Leycett Lane & NOW IT’S MAKE YOUR MIND UP TIME! For longer walk, go to Point 14.

[7] Turn R & walk with care 200 yds to Leycett Cricket Club; look for stile in hedge on R, skirt round cricket pitch, then L into woodland (waymarked The Newcastle Way: follow these back to Madeley). Over a stile, into a ditch, L, over a stile into a field.

[8] Look L & cross stile to R of Dutch Barn, cross field slightly R to next stile, same direction to hedge, then to L of facing hedge & over stile into alley with houses on R & Heath Wood on L. Same direction over road, footpath to another road, same direction & down to A531 passing The Old Swan.

[9] Turn L & where Old Swan CP ends; look for FP opposite & cross road with care, follow alley down to A525 & turn R into Newcastle Road & under Motorway Bridge.

[10] 200 yds after bridge, reach white bungalow ‘East Lodge’ & turn R up a pot holed, sleeping policeman’d tarmac’d road for 400 yds; 100 yds after a path protected by 2 concrete bollards, turn L on to a raised pathway with maintained lawned areas. Walk thru’ residential housing to a T-junction; straight across, child’s play area on L & head across playing fields to R of electricity pylon opposite. Go up bank, keep houses & hedge to L & go thru gap in facing hedge & on to New Road. Turn L & walk back to MC.

Purple Walk:

[11] Take care on lane – turn L & just past entrance to Leycett Waste Tip, turn R, keeping the tip railings to the R & cross a stile. Cross small paddock & stile by TP’s.
[12] Turn half R & head up field keeping remains of a tree / hedge line to L, over stile & turn L into a farm lane for 400 yds to reach Leycett Lane, passing West View Cottages.
[13] Cross Lane with care & turn L for 100 yds & then R onto tarmac road, follow this road for 1 mile – thru’ a barrier, a double set of gates & another single gate. [This is the site of Leycett Colliery. In 1871, 1879 & 1880, explosions here at Fair Lady Pit killed 44, 41 & 62 men & boys respectively]
[14] When reach a footpath crossroads, with a map of Bateswood Nature Reserve on L & picnic bench on R, take the path to R. Aim for gap between 2 lots of woods, with a field rising up behind then, with a TP on the top – use the TP as a waymarker.
[15] When reach hedge, turn L into woodland, follow well-trod path as keeps field to R, up series of 7 steps, round to R, up 3 steps & carry on in same direction. Start to descend & keep to R [fields can soon be seen on R thru’ trees]; ignore a stile to R & steps up to R; pass Podmore Pool on L & reach T-junction.
[16] Turn R, thru wooden KG, then L down alleyway with Podmore Cottage on R & woodland on L. At end turn L into Bateswood CP (this can be used as a base for exploring Bateswood Nature Reserve). (Turn R for HALMEREND FISH BAR & GRESLEY ARMS).
[17] Go thru’ CP & turn R after 100 yds onto gravel FP & follow this for ⅓ mile to Bateswood Pool. Keep Pool to L & follow round [The memorials to the victims of the Minnie Pit Disaster are thru’ a gate on the R & then take the L pathway. 156 men & boys lost their lives from a firedamp explosion & inhaling poisonous carbon monoxide in April 1918].
[18] 100 yds past a Life Belt Position, ignore FB in front & turn R upbank & follow path which comes out at the map of Bateswood Nature Reserve in point 14.
[19] Turn R & follow path for 400 yds & go thru’ KG on R. Follow well-trod path round & up to L & into tree lined clearing. Continue down well-trod path, passing Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Bateswood Nature Reserve sign on L & walking parallel with TP’s on L. Follow path, & TP’s, as clearing ends & enters woodland. Follow thru’ woods, over boardwalks, down 17 steps into a clearing – same direction, straight across.
[20] Down & over a stile, keep a field to L as go round & up to a TP called ‘Walton’s Wood ABI’. The track goes down into a small clearing in the woods, turn L over a small ditch & then R thru’ trees, uphill to reach fields at the top.
[21] Turn R (ie. keep field to L & trees to R), follow down & then L & after 20 yds R into woodland: follow well-trod path for 300 yds to reach point 6 again & follow back to MC.

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