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Madeley Tidy Group minutes 13th. Feb. 2017

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting held on Monday 13th
February 2017
Alan Woodhouse, Anne Shaw, Terry Edmunds, Phil Shaw, Roy Dutton, Helen Dutton ,Chris Wright,
Lynda Berrington.
None received.
Minutes of 10th
October 2016
Accepted as a true record;
Proposed by Alan Woodhouse
Seconded by Lynda Berrington
Matters Arising
A plant has disappeared from the Offley Arms bed.
Thanks to Helen for organizing the Christmas meal.
Alan and Anne met with Beverley Sutton and Simon Long from Newcastle under Lyme Borough
council. The meeting was to discus what help was available for local organizations .
There is a project on the 20th March to plant 50 trees in Heath wood .The Tidy group have volunteered to
help. Jan Simpson the Parish clerk is taking the lead .
The Tidy group reserve policy has been formally adopted.
Roy met with Simon Wight who expressed support for the Tidy group/
Future Plans
Replant the Long trough.
Chris to contact Simon Long about details of help available for building bug boxes.
Treasurer’s report;
There is a balance of £948.22
£82.50 has been paid for insurance.
£15.00 to the Auditor.
PR and Sponsorship report
Phil met with Anthea Bourne, the editor for the Parish magazine. She was happy for use to produce an
article about the history of the Tidy group and to supply some photographs. It was hoped this may attract
extra volunteers.
Lynda Berrington gave permission for the magazine to give a brief mention of John Berrington.
Anne has put together a diary to help with the planning . The gardening dates are just proposals but it was
agreed that the dates were ok. The gardening is to stay on a Monday as this seemed to work well last year.
The 10th April is a possible date for the re planting of the Long trough.
Phil has volunteered to bring photographs to the next meeting.
Alan has agreed to store the soil improver from the council until required by the group.
Chris has asked for help to tidy the New road bed. This is due to take place on the 27th and 28th February
weather permitting.
Thanks to Lynda who has volunteered to look after the Crewe arms bed.
Anne is looking to source geraniums in bulk. For us to plant later to save on cost”
Any Other Business.
There is some useful gardening information on the RHS website.
Tony Ingram has suffered a slight stroke but is recovering well.
Roy has worked on the Long trough using angle iron to secure the wood. Some tex screws will be
Communities day is the 9th June.
Litter Pick
Anne has apologized for missing the last litter pick. She also informed the group that she will be
unavailable for the next one.
Leaflets are now placed in local shops and on the web site.
Anne put forward a suggestion about trying to arrange a visit to the Newcastle recycling centre.
Meeting Dates
At the Madeley Centre (Bar area) 7.30
13th March,
th May
10th July
11th September
th October
AGM 13th November
Gardening Dates
TH March
10th April
24th April
22nd May
th June
19th June
rd July
17th July
th August
21st August
th September
18th September
nd October
16th October

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Vicar’s Letter March 2017

My family and I play a rather trivial game called: Fantasy Football – It’s a great way to take more interest in the Saturday and Sunday results – if you’re into football!

This week my son sent me an excited text – He’d gone top of our family league!  I took a look at his team to discover that he’d made an inspired signing: none other than Jesus!  Well Gabriel Fernando Jesus (new to Manchester City to be exact!)

I couldn’t resist the temptation of texting back that I was glad to see that he’d seen the light!

Jesus of Nazareth didn’t play football, but he was (and is) truly inspirational.  His words were dynamic; his miracles extraordinary; and his charisma drew people from hundreds of miles around and still reaches people today.

In 2000 years there has never been such an inspirational human being who showed us what God is like.

Lent is the ideal time to find out more.  I have magazine copies of Luke’s gospel that I’d love to give you a copy of.   And in that way, you too can discover for yourself what makes Jesus the most important signing of your life.

Peter Chantry

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Job Opportunities at The Madeley Centre

The Madeley Centre has vacancies for a part time Administration Assistant and part time Caretaker.

For further information, please follow the links below.

Admin Assistant Job Vacancy Application 2017 Caretaker Job Vacancy Application 2017

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Madeley Tidy Group AGM 14/11/16

Madeley Tidy Group Minutes A.G.M. held on Monday 14th November 2016

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Vicar’s Letter February 2017

I’d like to welcome to Madeley and Betley Lee Nixon, the new Academy Principal at Madeley High School.

Lee was kind enough to get in touch with me before he took office officially so that we could talk about MHS and our community.

“Our” High School alongside “our” Primary Schools are such a vital resource, not just to the young people of our village but to us all.  I believe that it is in all our interests that Madeley High is a thriving, energetic and creative place which encourages our young people to aim high and to get the best education that they can and, talking to Lee, I know this is his ambition.

And to this end, may I encourage you to pray for all the staff and young people of our local schools and their families. Education has never been the sole domain of “teachers” – we all have a role to play in encouraging and inspiring our youngsters through our interest and by sharing what experiences we have with them.

In a world which can be full of negativity and cynicism, it is so vital that our young people have a sense of hope and possibility for their future. How are they going to get that? By having people around them (ourselves included) who believe in them (as I believe God believes in them and cherishes them).

Jesus himself made children a priority. He pressed upon his followers how important it was to help youngsters to flourish and to grow to their full potential. May we be a part of that encouragement and work to support our local teachers in whatever way we can.  Welcome Mr Nixon, how can we help?

Peter Chantry

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Madeley Parish Council Public Meeting


There will be a Public Meeting for all Parishioners to be held on Wednesday 11th January at 7:15pm 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 2017/2018.

Please come along-everyone is welcome.

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Results of bye-election for District and Parish Councillors

Please follow the link to see the results of the bye-election for Newcastle District Councillor, Madeley Ward..


Please follow the link below to see the results of the bye-election for Madeley Parish Councillor.


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Christmas and Advent Services 2016

Christmas & Advent Services at All Saints’

Sunday 11th December  6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight
Tuesday 13th December 6.45 pm Carols at Madeley Manor
Wednesday 14th December 9.15 am Sir John Offley School Carol Service in Church
Friday 16th December 2.30 pm Madeley Christian Fellowship (Methodist Church)
Friday 16th December 7 pm Onneley Carol Service at Onneley Village Hall
Sunday 18th December 11 am Family Carol and Christingle Service
Tuesday 20th December 10 am – 12 noon Messy Church
Saturday 24th December 4.30 pm Crib Service
Saturday 24th December 11.30 pm Christmas Midnight Communion
Sunday 25th December 10.30 am Christmas Family Communion

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Vicar’s Letter December 2016 and January 2017

Is it only me, or does the world seem more unstable than ever before? 2016 has seen: huge movements of people, continuing wars in the Middle East, terrorist threats, Brexit and now the prospect of a Donald Trump American Presidency – whatever next? And what will 2017 hold for all of us?

We all long for a brighter, safer future for ourselves, our families and the world but there seems to be so much uncertainty and insecurity. Is that something new? Or has it always been like that? The world has been through troubling times and come out the other side but now the stakes seem so much higher!

Back in Jesus’ day – the first Christmas – life was pretty fragile too. Jesus’ people were under the thumb, they were surrounded by soldiers and under the cosh of a new and Mighty Power – the Romans. Everyday life was a massive struggle for ordinary people and the prospects seemed very bleak.

Into that uncertainty came Jesus – quietly and almost unnoticed into our world – except for a few Shepherds and some exotic Travellers. Almost everyone else missed his arrival – the arrival of God’s great Champion – the Saviour of the World.

The newly elected Donald Trump has been described as “the most powerful man on earth” – heaven help the world – but in contrast, Jesus’ power, still active in the world today, is not power over others – but power to … love and help others in a world which so often cries out in pain.

When the Angels sang: Peace to God’s people on earth – they meant that Jesus was bringing new life to a struggling world; new hope to those whose lives were full of grief; and a peace which can sustain and empower us all to work for a better future with His help and His presence.

May you and your family be blessed at Christmas and have a peaceful New Year. We would love to welcome you to any of our special services over the Christmas Season.

Peter Chantry

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Notices of District and Parish Council Election

Please follow the links below for the notices of election relating to Madeley Ward and Madeley Parish Council.



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