Madeley Village Tidy Group


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Madeley Tidy Group

If you feel that you could spare a little time to improve our village, please meet us at Greyhound Court on the last Saturday of each month, at 10.00am, for a litter pick.

If you would like to help you can contact:

Sue Machin 751524

The group would like to say a ‘BIG’ thank you to all people who have worked hard in maintaining the flower beds throughout the village. Not forgetting, of course, all the generous donors of money, to purchase flowers and troughs.

If you feel that you could spare a little time to improve our village, please meet us at Greyhound Court on the last Saturday of each month, at 10.00am, for a litter pick.

Tidy Group minutes for September:

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 7th September 2015
Present Chris Machin, Sue Machin, Anne Shaw, Alan Woodhouse, Chris Wright ,John Berrington, Roy Dutton, Helen Dutton, Maria Thomlinson, Anne Nicholson.
Apologies Andy Capewell.
Minutes of last meeting on 20th July 2015 accepted as a true record; proposed by Chris Machin; Seconded by Alan Woodhouse
ACTION; Sue to contact Simon Long to express an interest in obtaining some woodchip and soil improver.
Madeley fun day is this Saturday the 12th September.
The Planting assistance forms from Newcastle council have arrived and must be returned by the 2nd October.
ACTION; Sue M to apply for bulbs and seeds..
Two volunteers from the Tidy Group are required to attend the Britain in Bloom awards at the New Vic on the 10th October at 13.30. Helen & Maria have volunteered.
The balance on the 7th September £1580.22
A green grant or Community grant could go towards the Long trough?
We have purchased 10 leaflet holders and most have been placed in various shops around the village – if you notice any holders need filling up, please let me know.
Tidy Group information in particular and Madeley information in general is put on the Madeley Tidy Group Facebook page – please forward anything you would like to promote.
So far this year we have completed 122¼ gardening hours, mostly in a group but some individual work has also been undertaken.
Work has started removing old and dead plants from the two stone troughs. Some of the old compost will be removed and recycled compost added before new planting.
The long trough has further deteriorated and we have received two quotes for a replacement; this will be discussed under future plans.
Some plants from the long trough will be relocated to appropriate locations in the other beds and planters.
We have been nominated again for a Community Champion Award in the ‘Best Community Group’ Category. Helen & Maria have volunteered as Sue & Chris are unable to attend.
If you see any litter build up, please report it to Street scene on 01782-742500 or
Next litter pick will be on the 26th September 2015
ACTION; Sue to contact the manager of the One Stop to raise awareness of the litter at the rear of the shop. Which is believed to be blowing onto the car park.
Tetra packs are still recycled at Leycett Lane.
The replanting of the stone troughs is ongoing.
Anne Nicholson to become a school liaison officer.
ACTION; Sue to email Anne some contact details.
Bug Houses.
Replacement of the Long trough.
We have received a couple of quotes.
£200 to replace with wooden railway sleepers.
£810 +VAT to replace with wood (Pete from Apedale)
£2000 from Gorsty Hill Gardening Services.
Elmside have yet to quote on a concrete replacement.
Neither Mark Bradley or Lizzy Stewart who expressed an interest in joining the group have been in contact.
19th October 2015; 7.30 in the café area at The Madeley Centre.
Present; Apologies; Minutes of Previous Meeting; Matters Arising; Treasurers Report; PR & Sponsorship Report; ; Gardening Report; Litter Picks; Recycling; Future Plans; AOB; Date of Next Meeting.

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Litter Pick: Saturday, August 29th at 10.00am:

The tidy group is meeting this Saturday, August 29th at The Greyhound for a clean-up round the centre of the village – please join us at 10.00am if you have an hour to spare and want to make our village a prettier place to live.
More info – phone Sue on 751524

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Save The Offley Arms

Our local, historic public house is under threat of being neglected and in the future, could be built on. The Offley Arms has been the at the core of the village for over 300 years; from housing the former servicemen’s club after the First World War to protecting the villagers from air raids during the Second World War. The Offley Arms has seen Madeley go from strength to strength, and it would be a shame for this to end in such circumstances.

Please sign the petition to protect this valued, essential venue in our community and help to get the building listed (on Facebook – The Madeley Centre or Madeley Tidy Group page)

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Perennial Shrubs & Plants Required…

Madeley Tidy Group are looking for any donations of perennial shrubs or plants to help stock the flower beds, troughs and planters around the village.

If you have any surplus plants, please consider donating them to the group and help improve our village.

Sue on 751524

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Madeley Tidy Group

Committee Members:

Chairman: Sue Machin
Vice Chairman: Anne Shaw
Secretary: Alan Woodhouse
Treasurer: John Berrington
Publicity & Sponsorship: Chris Machin

We are a group of volunteers who look after the flower beds and troughs in Madeley & Madeley Heath.

We also litter pick as a group on the last Saturday of the month, meeting at Greyhound Court at 10.00; and as individuals on a regular basis.

Our meetings are open to all and are held in the cafe area of the Madeley Centre.

All meetings start at 7.30 pm & finish at approx. 9.00 pm.

If you are interested in joining our friendly group, please contact either Sue Machin on 751524.

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