Local & Parish Council

Madeley Parish Council

Please click to view the Madeley Parish Council Approved Budget 2015_16  following the consultation with the Parish on Thursday 5th February 2015 at 7pm, Madeley Centre.

Accounts for year ending March 14 Please click Inspection notes and Notice  for the relevant information regarding inspecting the accounts for 13/14. Please click here to view the completed Annual Return 13/14  - audited and signed off by the External Auditor Grant Thornton.

Accounts for year ending March 13 Please see below for the Audited Annual Return for 12/13 Audited Annual return 12/13  and signed Section 3 of the Annual Return 12/13 completed by the External Auditor

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

Click here to view the Meeting Minutes and Agendas.

Parish Council Grants Programme for 14-15 Click MPC Grant Application Form adopted Feb 13 updated jan 15 to access the application form.  Applications are now invited at any time of the year, but must be received at least 10 working days before the next Parish Council meeting.

Councillors

 

Chairman

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

Vice-Chairman

Cllr. G. White  The Old Hall Country House, Poolside, Madeley, Crewe,CW3 9DX    01782 752543 Councillors 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  Ash Cottage, Dilhorne, Staffordshire                          01538 422205 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 Cllr A.J. Davenport         1, Garners Walk, Madeley, Crewe. CW3 9HG                      01782 750920

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 Cllr A.J. Davenport            alanjohndav@aol.com

Traffic Delays at the War Memorial A531/A525

The current traffic control by the War memorial is scheduled to remain in place until 5th March as work is underway to lay 70 metres of power cable in the pavement.

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Madeley Centre Beer Festival: July 10th & 11th:

More details to follow;

Volunteers required – details at a meeting at The Madeley Cemtre on Saturday, March 7th at 10.30am

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Madeley Parish Council Budget consultation 2015-16

Draft budget available here to view

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Madeley Walk Number Six:

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: 01782-751808.www.madeleycentre.co.uk. 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.

THE ADVERTS:

• 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.

Legend:

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, turn R & 25 yds after Motorway Bridge, turn L into Walton’s Wood. Follow gravel path, parallel with motorway, for ¾ mile. Ignore stile on L & follow well-trod path for ½ mile as goes round to R (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 11.

[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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Simply Allsorts, Madeley Community Choir:

Rehearsals: Thursday evenings 7.15pm All Saints’ Church
New term starts Thursday 15th January and the repertoire for the next concert on 28 March 2015 will include songs by Gershwin, Cole Porter & Hoagy Carmichael – a real 1920s/1930s evening.
New singers welcome
Further details ring: Chris Hale 01270-820687

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Library Van Mobile Service: Tuesday’s:

The library van visits The Madeley Centre every Tuesday from 9.30 – 19.30

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Sir John Offley CE School Nursery:

Monday – Friday
8.50am – 11.50am and 12.15pm – 3.15pm
age from 3 years
Contact the school office on 01782-750301

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Local Walking Group 2015 Programme:

Country Footpath Walks Programme 2015

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 usually on the first Sunday of each month – starting at 10.00 am & finishing around 12.00 / 12.30 – and covering four to five miles.

JANUARY: NO WALK.

February 1st: Leaders: Sheila (662373) & Lesley (751732): Meet at Waterloo Road Car Park, Haslington. Post Code: CW1 5TF.

March 1st: Leaders George & Irene: Meet at The Madeley Centre Car Park.

April 12th: [● SECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH ●] Leaders: Alan & Bernice (626282): Meet at Fanny’s Croft Car Park, off Audley Road, Alsager. Grid Ref: 549789.Post Code for Sat Nav: ST7 2QL.

May 10th: [● SECOND SUNDAY OF MONTH ●] Leader: Kathy (751616): Grubbers Ash Car Park: Grid Ref: SJ809482.

June 7th: Leaders: Mel (750563) & Pauline: Meet at The Wilbraham Arms Car Park, Sandbach Road North, Alsager. ST7 2AX. (For a walk along The Salt Line & maybe meal & drinks afterwards!)

July 5th: Leader: Charles (01630 647560): Meet at Cheshire Street Car Park, Audlem. Post Code: CW3 0AH.

August 2nd: Leaders: Chris & Sue (751524): Meet at Bateswood Car Park. Grid Ref: 803486. [Off Alsagers Bank, on track by the Fish & Chip Shop.]

September 6th: Leaders: Sheila (662373) & Lesley (751732): Meet at Cheswardine Parish Hall Car Park, High Street, Cheswardine. TF9 2RS.

October 4th: Leader: Jon (613810): Meet at Westbury Park Shops, Clayton.

November 1st: Leader: Roger (751298): Meet at Market Drayton Swimming Pool CP: Newtown, Market Drayton TF9 1JT. Grid Ref: 675338.

December 6th: Christmas Walk & Meal: TBA: Chris & Sue (751524.

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Tidy Group AGM:

Madeley Tidy Group

Minutes of the 2014 A.G.M.

Held at The Madeley Centre on 17th November 2014

Present:

Chris Machin; Sue Machin; Ricki Williams; John Berrington; Lynda Berrington; Alan Woodhouse , Mary Edmund; Terry Edmund; Chris Wright, Anne Shaw, Roy Dutton.

Apologies:

Andy Capewell, Isobel Hughs, Phil Shaw, Helen Dutton, Simon Wright.

Minutes of 2013 A.G.M.

Accepted as a true record.

Proposed by Linda Berrington

Seconded by Chris Machin

Election of officers

All officers re elected.

Anne Shaw takes over the role of vice chairperson from Ricki Williams.

Proposed by Ricki Williams

Seconded by Chris Wright

Matters Arising

No matters arising

MTG Chairman’s Report 2014

The Tidy Group has had another successful year and gained one new member, Anne Shaw.

In March some of the group met with Simon Long and Beverley Sutton of Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council to learn about the Borough’s Community Projects and through that meeting joined the RHS Britain in Bloom It’s Your Neighbourhood project. In July, we met with Roger Tait, a judge and assessor for the Heart of England It’s Your Neighbourhood project, who awarded us Level Three ‘Developing’ and in his report praised the group stating that the work done around the village by the group was a fantastic community effort.

June 6th was Communities Day and nine Tidy Group members were joined by four Conservation Group members, one Parish Councillor, Sue Roberts, and two NUL BC wardens; the group tackled the himalyan balsam around The Pool area. Simon Long and Trevor Hambleton who holds the Council portfolio for leisure, culture and localism, came to thank everyone for their hard work. The himalyan balsam removal will be an ongoing yearly project!

John B successfully applied for the green grant and community chest which we have used for investment planting, geraniums and other bedding plants for The Vicarage Lane Bed and for the planting up of the new planters and the wooden barrel planter on Poolside.

For the second year running we were nominated for the Newcastle in Bloom Community Champion award. John and Lynda attended and we won an award under the category of best community group. Well done all.

We have continued litter picking as a group and individually and on the whole the village looks much tidier for all our efforts. We will continue to target litter hot spots.

Financial report. 2014

Income this year has fallen to a total of £615.89 from three sources: Marley Eternit , The Community chest grant and a £4 donation from the summer fayre. To this can be added a carryover balance of £1825.49 from the previous year.

Previously in the year October 2012 to September 2013 there were 8 sources of income from various donations / awards this number has fallen to 3 !

We are continuing to expand our permanent planting sites . E.g our two new planters at the entrance to the village at a cost of £786.00. Because of the dry summer jerry cans had to be purchased to carry water to the various beds . Strimmer cutter blades were required to control weed growth and to keep the environs of some beds tidy.

£640 was spent on plants from the miners memorial , Leycett lane to near the Alins houses throughout the village.

Third party insurance is a necessary expense for ouir work and we have managed to reduce this from £121.60 to £79.50 this year. As one of the central demands relate to the insurance cover 20 high vis jackets have been purchased costing £180.00.

We should like to thank the Parish council , Newcastle Borough Council and other donors for their continuing support in our endeavours .

John Berrington

Treasurer

October 2014

PR & Sponsorship Report: 2014

The Tidy Group has tried to raise the awareness of villagers in Madeley in a number of ways this year, as follows, with the intention of attracting new volunteers to our small band.

New posters were produced and placed in two parish notice boards and in The Madeley Centre. Thanks to Andy C for their high quality and eye catching appearance.

We have replaced the tatty flower bed signs with new professional looking signs. The first large one was stolen twice from The Vicarage Lane Bed and has now disappeared. The smaller ones are now in all the beds and most of the large planters.

20 new high vis tabards with our new logo were purchased. We need them for health and safety purposes and also highlight that it is the Tidy Group working around the village and hopefully to attract more volunteers.

Two new planters were purchased under the new welcome to Madeley signs at Bevan Place and Smithy Corner as requested by a Parish Councillor. We approached NUL BC for second hand planters but they had none available. We asked for quotes from Broxap, Marshalls and Bailey’s Streetscene. The first two company’s quotes were in the thousands and so we used Bailey’s Streetscene, which was in the hundreds of pounds. The planters have our name and logo on to again highlight to Madeley residents of the work our small group does.

In August, we had an awareness stall with an album of photo’s showing the work we have done over the past 11 years and how the flower beds have come on and matured. Unfortunately no new volunteers were forthcoming.

Madeley Responders have produced a new recruitment leaflet and Andy C has kindly agreed to work on something similar for the Tidy Group.

Chris Machin

Gardening Report 2014

We started gardening again early March and have tried to target one area per week as a group. This has worked quite well although we have a number of beds, planters and troughs to maintain.

Due to storm damage, Chris W, Sue & Chris M, spent two hours each raking up debris around The Pool and Springs, which was then collected by NULBC.

Once again, Simon Long obtained 30 bags of soil improver for us which we have used for various areas around the village including the two new planters.

Helen and Roy planted up the raised planter by The Poolside Tandoori which has brightened up that area. Roy once again painted and repaired the Long Trough and John B cut back the overhanging branches. John and Lynda planted up the barrel planter on Poolside.

All the flower beds and troughs were weeded before Roger Tait’s RHS visit in July and his visit coincided with them all looking at their best.

Alan, Phil, Sue & Chris M sited the new planters under the two new welcome to Madeley signs and then planted them up. A number of people have commented on how colourful they are.

Alan has applied for 500 bulbs from NULBC which will be given to John Caulkin for him to plant at The Plantation at Madeley Heath.

Unfortunately, Fred Bailey’s memorial tree died and has been replaced by a Malus Golden Hornet.

Thanks to all who have gardened with us this year both in Madeley and Madeley Heath; and to Liz Forster, Isobel Hughes and Dereth Carr for their plant donations. Also to Simon Long, Beverley Sutton and Mark Jones from NUL BC

Sue Machin

Litter Picks

Litter Picks will continue at 10.00 am on the last Saturday of the month – but there will not be one in December.

The dates are Jan 31st , Feb 28th , Mar 28th , April 25th , May 30th , June 27th , July 25th , Aug 29th , Sept 26th , Oct 31st , Nov 28th

Future Plans

Possible replacement of the long trough.

AOB

Gardening hours to be forwarded to Chris asap. We could top 200 hours this year.

There will be an unmanned tidy group display at the Christmas fayre this year. The date for the Christmas fayre is 30th November

The next A.G.M. will be on the 16th November 2015.

The next general meeting will be on the 26th January2015.

Madeley Tidy Group
A/c year Oct 13-Sep 14

Co-op Bank Community Directplus A/C

B/F Surplus
1825-49

Less expenditure
1811-84

Plus Exp Chq 400234
125-84
Total
1937-22

Minus
111-73

Income for year
615-89

Balance
504-16

Awaiting Bank Statement for above cheque
125-84

Bank statement closing balance 17/9/14
630-00

Books and records bank st’s etc checked &

found to be in good order

W.J.Knipe

25/10/2014

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Allotments

Are you keen to grow your own fruit, veg and flowers but don’t have the space at home? Why not consider renting an allotment from Madeley Parish Council in Furnace Lane? The rates are very reasonable. For further details please contact Jan Simpson Parish Clerk on 07563660298 or e-mail parish.clerk@madeley.staffslc.gov.uk

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