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Madeley Parish Council
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The next Parish and Town Council elections will be held on 3rd May 2018.
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Somebody recently asked me: If Jesus was so amazing with all the healings and miracles he did, why didn’t he just carry on and do lots more and change more lives?
It’s a good question. Curing someone with leprosy, restoring a sick child to her parents, helping a deeply disturbed man return to “normal life” and rescuing a bleeding woman who had spent all her money on specialists must have been WONDERFUL. So if Jesus was doing all this good stuff – Why didn’t he just continue doing it?
The answer is that He had something even more important to do which has made more impact on more people than even the wonderful thing of physical healing.
As a healer, Jesus transformed people’s lives; As a teacher, He said things that were so profound that people still talk about them today; but as a man on a cross, Jesus achieved something that no-one else could ever do.
Jesus’ death on Good Friday is the event in all of history which we celebrate as the life-changer of forgiveness. Forgiveness, not just for a few of us but for all of us who know that we have done wrong. Jesus, by going willingly to the cross, challenged all the selfishness and evil of humankind and through it offers forgiveness to anyone who will truly receive it.
We as individuals and we as nations can live with deep regrets and guilt – things that stay in our minds and hearts that can eat us up and drag us down. Jesus on the Cross offers forgiveness to all of us who ask, whoever we are and whatever we’ve done. Such forgiveness is a life-changer and a spur to a better life.
Why didn’t Jesus just keep healing? Because His Cross represents the most profound healing of all – Do YOU know its healing power in your life?
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Please find below further details of the AGM to be held on Saturday 17th February at 12:00pm.
Notice of AGM feb 18
Minutes of Committee Meeting held on Monday 9th October 2017
Anne Shaw, Phil Shaw, Roy Dutton, Chris Wright, Lynda Berrington.
Alan Woodhouse, Helen Dutton, Anne Nicholson, Liz Walklett
Minutes of 11th September 2017
Accepted as a true record;
Proposed by Phil Shaw
Seconded by Roy Dutton
Anne Nicholson had contacted Street Scene about the litter on Bowsey Wood Road and Bar Hill but has not received any response.
Chris Wright has ordered daffodil bulbs from the Council and will need help to plant them
Lynda Berrington raised the issue of grass not being cut at the entrance to the village by Eternit and the Miners’ Wheel. The general untidy state of footpaths, road gutters and hedges was commented upon.
The accounts show £836.98 however funds of approx. £140 have been reserved for plants and miscellaneous equipment.
PR and Sponsorship report
We have received a donation from the Premier shop which is gratefully accepted.
Offers have been made by other sponsors but this may be contingent upon notice of such sponsorship appearing in the relevant beds/planters. To be discussed further.
Photographs have been taken and included in an article for the forthcoming Parish magazine. Thanks to Phil for his efforts in publicising the work of the group.
There are 126.5 hours of gardening logged so far this year. Thanks to everyone. Please let Anne know the hours you are spending on gardening so that an accurate log can be kept.
It was very disappointing to note that some plants had been removed (stolen) from the Miners’ Wheel and Crewe Arms beds shortly after they had been planted. Lynda has replaced them at additional cost and effort.
Having taken on the bed outside the John Offley School this has had a radical pruning to try and establish what plants are there. Hopefully most of the shrubs will start to grow in the Spring. Those that do not will be replaced with more manageable planting. We received a request from a resident to remove a sycamore stump from the Isaak Walton bed. The same resident has planted two rhododendrens in the bed.
There have been 81 (correction) hours of litter picking logged.
Next litter pick is Saturday 28th October.
We received a thank you card from Terry and Mary Edmond.
Helen Dutton has arranged the Christmas meal for the 8th December at the Old Swan, Madeley Heath.
The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting and will be at the Madeley Centre (Bar area) starting at 7.00 pm. Please could all reports be submitted to the Chair by Monday 6th November.
30 th October 10.30 am at the Greyhound bed
Any residual gardening TBA
Meeting closed at 8.00 pm
Post meeting note: The Isaak Walton bed will need a final tidy up before winter as will the Vicarage Lane once the bedding plants have died back.
There will be a Public Meeting for all Parishioners to be held on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7:00pm at The Madeley Centre.
Madeley Parish Council wish to consult with the local community and listen to comments about the proposed draft Madeley Parish Council budget for 2018/2019.
Please come along-everyone is welcome.
Please note that due to the forecast of heavy snowfalls the above event has been cancelled.
Madeley Parish Council wish to apologise for any inconvenience. However, it wishes to ensure that all residents and staff are not exposed to any unnecessary risk by traveling to and from this event.
Valentine’s Day (14th February) this year coincides with Ash Wednesday! And what a combination: both about love!
People express love in all kinds of ways: chocolates and flowers, physical affection, undivided attention, acts of service and kindness are just some of the ways. God shows His love for us by sending His Son Jesus.
And in His life on earth Jesus demonstrated love in every possible way: giving Himself in acts of service; patiently listening to those who needed to get something off their chests; making a point of treating EVERYBODY the same (whatever their background) and ultimately giving up His own freedom to challenge the injustice of His day.
Ash Wednesday is an invitation to take a look at Jesus’ life again: What made Him special? Why did He cause such a stir then and still such a stir now? What was it about His life and attitudes that we can still learn from today?
They say that love is the answer to all the world’s problems. So what does that love look like? Well, may I invite you to take a fresh look at Jesus’ life and sense how revitalising and energizing His love was (and is!).
I’m not sure that you could say that Jesus was a romantic – but he did demonstrate tenacious love and life-giving TLC. So, how about picking up a Luke’s Gospel — free of charge from Church and available in magazine format to help you engage with The King of Love?
The 8th Annual General Meeting of the above charity will take place on Wednesday 6th December 2017 at The Madeley Centre, commencing at 7:00pm
Please follow the link below for further information.
AGM Dec 2017 MRCC Members Notice
Come along to this lovely Winter event to be held on Saturday 9th December 2017 at The Madeley Centre, New Road. Performance commences at 7:30pm.
Please follow the link below for further details.
songs of winter