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Madeley Parish Council

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

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Parish Council Grants Programme for 13/14

Click here to access the application form.


There is currently a vacancy for a Councillor – please contact the clerk for further information.


Cllr. WC Welsh   28 Wharf Terrace, Madeley Heath, Crewe CW3 9LP    01782 751942


Cllr. G. White  The Old Hall Country House, Poolside, Madeley, Crewe,CW3 9DX    01782 752543


Cllr. D Whitmore  23 John Offley Road, Madeley, Crewe CW3 9NB      01782 751449

Cllr. Mrs AJ Bourne      17 Greenmeadows Road, Madeley, Crewe CW3 9EY     01782 750051

Cllr.BJ  Panter               1 Birchdale, Madeley, Crewe, CW3 9NS                   01782 751923

Cllr. Mrs. S.A. Roberts  Spring Cottage, The Holborn, Madeley Crewe CW3 9DT 01782 751138

Cllr. JE Sutton              10 Roseberry Drive, Madeley, Crewe CW3 9HL      01782 751912

Cllr. S White   The Old Hall Country House, Poolside, Madeley, Crewe CW3 9DX    01782 752543

Cllr. Mrs. A.E. Newton     7 Birch Farm, Castle Lane, Madeley, Crewe CW3 9TE       01782 752404

Cllr A.R Jones,               28, Daltrey Way, Madeley, Crewe. CW3 9JB                         07964 943457

Cllr Mrs.MB Ruscoe         Cherry Orchard, The Springs, Madeley, CW3 9DU             01782 750757

Cllr D.P. Barnish,          73, Hillwood Road, Madeley Heath, Crewe CW3 9JZ            07967302762

Clerk to the Council

Mrs. J, Simpson              10, Freebridge Close, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. ST3 5XQ    07563660298

Clerk’s e-mail address – parish.clerk@madeley.staffslc.gov.uk

Councillors’ Email :

Cllr. WC Welsh                   william_welsh1@hotmail.com
Cllr. D Whitmore                 whitmore23_40@msn.com
Cllr. Mrs AJ Bourne            antheabourne@hotmail.com
Cllr. BJ Panter                    barrypanter@hotmail.co.uk

Cllr M.B Ruscoe                 m.ruscoe208@btinternet.com

Cllr DP Barnish                   dave.barnish@yahoo.co.uk

Cllr. Mrs. S.A. Roberts       jsroberts@sky.com

Cllr A.R Jones                    jones_allen1@sky.com

Cllr. JE Sutton                    reggie.d@btinternet.com

Cllr. G. White                      garywhite40@btinternet.com
Cllr. S White                       garywhite40@btinternet.com
Cllr. Mrs AE Newton          annette.newton@hotmail.co.uk

Pick ‘n’ Mix Concert: Saturday, 12th April:

Pick ‘n’ Mix Concert:

Simply Allsorts
Dolly Mixture

Saturday 12 April
Betley Village Hall

African, gospel, jazz and pop classics – something for everyone!

Tickets £5 adults £2 under 16’s

Available from Betley Village Shop, Reading Room and Choir members

Further information: phone Chris Hale 01270 820687

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WEDDING MURDER MYSTERY: Saturday 14th June 2014:


The wedding of Cassandra and Rodney is supposed to be the social event of the year, but things are destined to go disastrously wrong. The bride is pregnant, her father has a shotgun pointed at the reluctant groom, several guests are opposed to this march into matrimony and the vicar has a horrifying premonition that there may be a mysterious murder or two. In the highly likely event of this happening will you be able work out who dunnit?

The very pretentious mother of the bride wants you all to come in your most flamboyant wedding outfits. Fascinators or hats please ladies and sartorial elegance from the gentlemen, and don’t forget the confetti and camera. Guests seated on the bride’s side are frightfully posh and snobby, while the groom’s are, how shall we say, lower class p-word. There could be some aggravation between the two sides! Don’t take this personally folks, we’re all acting a role here!

This is a knockabout comedy with audience interaction, a sing-a-long with the MUGS (Madeley Ukulele Groupies, soon to be famous) and an opportunity for you to ‘exercise the leetle grey cells’. There will be a prize for the table correctly identifying the murderer(s) and motive.

It is a repeat of the highly successful production last February, with a revised script and finale.

The ticket price is inclusive of the show and meal. There is a fully licensed bar. Do not bring your own drinks. There are changing rooms if required.

Please arrive for 7.00pm so we can sell you raffle tickets, you can get drinks and be seated in good time for the wedding ceremony which starts promptly at 7.30pm.

Blessings to you all

Rev. Hercules Parrot
Vicar and super sleuth
(aka Chris Wright)

Saturday 14th June 2014 at 7.00pm
The Madeley Centre
Tickets £20, including wedding breakfast

This production is in association with Rotary Club of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
All proceeds to North Staffs Adventure Playground and Rotary charities.

Tickets from: Rob Wilcox 01782 751735 robertwilcox@btinternet.com
John Milner 01782 680583 jdmilner@live.co.uk

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Madeley Tidy Group: Appeal for help: 29th March & 31st March:

Please join us on Saturday, 29th March for a litter pick at Greyhound Corner at 10.00am

and / or

Monday, 31st March at The Springs when we will be weeding & tidying up the trees on The Springs at 1.00pm.

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Next Local Walk: April 6th:

Please join us on one of our walks – Try one walk for free & then decide if you want to pay our annual subscription of £7.50 (which falls due annually after the AGM in November). Walks are on the first Sunday of each month – starting at 10.00 am & finishing around 12.00 / 12.30 – and covering four to five miles. For more details, please phone Chris or Sue on 01782-751524.

April 6th – Leaders: George & Irene. Meet at The Madeley Centre CP.

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Madeley Mill Pool-Public Consultation

Madeley Parish Council is to hold a public meeting to discuss the proposal that it takes over the licence to manage Madeley Mill Pool. Representatives from Parish and Borough Councils will be present.

Please come along and give us your views-everyone is welcome.

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Vacancy for a Councillor with Madeley Parish Council

Madeley Parish Council wishes to appoint one Councillor to the above vacant role.

Please follow the link to the poster for further details.

Closing date is 12 noon, Monday 7th April

Co option Board Notice April 14

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Madeley Centre Survey – PRIZE DRAW please complete

My name is Clare Withington, and I am conducting a research project regarding the use of Village Halls as part of my University Degree.  The Trustees of the Madeley Centre have kindly agreed to let me conduct a short survey to seek your views on the Madeley Centre.  Your feedback is anonymous and will be treated as completely confidential.  The results will only be presented in tables and graphs.  The outcome of the survey may be used to assist the Centre in future funding bids and to continuously improve the services provided from the Centre. 

Thank you for your time and co-operation.

Please click here for the Madeley Centre Survey 

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Outline Planning Application for 42 Dwellings, Moss Lane, Madeley

Please note that anyone who wishes to either support or object to the above application will need to write and express their views to: Director of Planning Services, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Civic Offices, Merrial Street, Newcastle, Staffs. ST5 2AG. The closing date for all comments is Tuesday 25th February 2014. For further details please contact William Welsh, Chairman of Madeley Parish Council on 01782 751942 or e-mail: william_welsh1@hotmail.com

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All Saints’ Church Annual Parochial Meeting: 30th April:

Will be held in All Saint’s Church

on Wednesday, April 30th at 7.30pm

Everyone welcome to talk about the church in the year ahead

and what we’ve been doing in the past year.

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January Tidy Group Committee Meeting:

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of committee meeting held on 20th January 2014

Chris Machin, Sue Machin, Alan Woodhouse , Andy Capewell , Chris Wright , Helen Dutton, Roy Dutton.

John Berrington.
Minutes of 2013 AGM :
Accepted as a true record. Proposed by Alan Woodhouse, Seconded by Chris Machin.

Minutes of September meeting:
Accepted as a true record. Proposed by Chris Machin, Seconded by Andy Capewell.

Matters arising:
All the daffodil bulbs have been planted. Mainly around the Madeley Centre and New Road.
A salt box has been installed by the Vicarage Lane bed.
Treasurers report:
Balance as of 31st December is £1723.48
Paid £79.50 to Tennyson Insurance. (Parish Council may reimburse?)

PR & sponsorship report:
The recruitment board at the Madeley Centre doesn’t create a lot of interest – need to look at alternatives.
A new A4 size poster required for the Madeley centre required?
The minutes of the 2013 AGM are on the Madeley web site.
An email from the Madeley centre has been received asking if the Tidy group would like a stall at the Summer Fayre and Christmas Fayre? It was decided that an unmanned display would probably be better?
Gardening report.
Tidy Group members put in 177 hours gardening around the village. A spreadsheet showing the hours worked has been sent to Billy W, Simon W & Janet S at Madeley Parish Council.
Litter pick
The litter picks for 2014 will be Jan 25th ,Feb 22nd ,March 29th, April 26th, May 31st, June 28th, July 26th, Aug 30th, Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 29th.
Tetrapaks can now be recycled at Leycett.

Future plans.
ACTION: Roy to make enquires about the costs of edging for the Vicarage Lane and Isaac Walton flower beds.
Ideas for a new poster for the Madeley Centre. ACTION: Andy C to look at possible designs.
A new poster for the Village display board at Greyhound corner.
ACTION: Andy C to investigate the possible replacement of the flowerbed signs.
A long term future plan is the replacement of the wooden long trough with a brick one. Possibly using a future grant?
ACTION: Chris to email Simon White about acquiring planting troughs to go under the new Madeley signs.
The trough by the curry house to be planted up?
Discuss the Eternit wall with Linda and John Berrington at the next meeting.
It was decided to buy 20 new tabards with the new Tidy group design. ACTION: Chris M to order & distribute the new tabards.
Ideas required as to where to plant poppy seeds for the WW1 commemorative display. It was decided that the bed opposite the Offley arms was not suitable. The area opposite the monument was suggested.
The Madeley Conservation Group and the Madeley Residence Association have agreed to send us their minutes from their meetings but none so far have been received. ACTION: Sue to contact Roger Goodwin and Dave Whitmore.
The 2014 Tidy group meetings will be in the bar area of the Madeley Centre on the following dates.
17th March, 12th May, 7th July 8th September. The AGM will be Nov 17th

Agenda for future meetings.
Minutes of previous meetin
Matters Arising
Chairman’s Report
Treasurers Report
PR & Sponsorship Report
Gardening Report
Election of Officers
Litter Picks
Future Plans
Date of next meeting

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