There are a range of groups and societies around Madeley;  here is a listing of those currently known about – if you have information on more, please get in touch!

The Country Footpath Society

Country Footpath Society walks are all local and are on the first Sunday of the month. They start at 10.00 am and cover around four or five miles. For more details, phone Chris Machin on 01782 751524. or email  Chris & Sue Machin

Madeley White Star FC

Manor Road, Madeley. Local children and youths football club, competing in various leagues, with sections for various age groups. For more info click here!

Tidy Group Minutes March 2015:

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 16th March 2015
Present: Andy Capewell; Roy Dutton; Chris Machin; Terry Edmonds; Mary Edmonds; Anne Shaw; Chris Wright; John Berrington; Ricki Williamson; Maria Tomlinson.
Apologies: Sue Machin; Isobel Hughes.
Minutes of last meeting on 2nd February 2015 accepted as a true record; proposed by Roy Dutton; Seconded by Chris Wright.
Chris welcomed Maria Tomlinson to the group.
Matters Arising: None
Treasurers Report: Balance as at 27 Feb 2015 £765-54. Since then a grant of £400 has been received from the Community Chest. The evaluation report from the Borough Council requires plans for spending the grant.
PR & SPONSORSHIP REPORT: Chris Machin reported that he had opened a community group page on Facebook under Madeley Tidy Group. The community group aspect hopefully means that anyone can view it; it’s open to everyone on Facebook & not just people who have been invited. Chris would welcome any advice regarding Facebook and content. Members are welcome to contribute articles for publication, especially photographs as it is a very visual medium. Chris also puts any general articles about groups in Madeley on the site so that it is of interest to anyone who’s interested in Madeley – so please submit these as well. And spread the word!
The Conservation Group Newsletter has just been published, thank you to Chris Wright for his article about Madeley Tidy Group.
Andy Capewell is working on a recruiting leaflet for the group; he has produced a couple of examples and hopefully we can go to print in the near future. Andy will e-mail out the new draft copy to everyone for approval / feedback.
GARDENING REPORT: Gardening started in the village at the beginning of March.
Due to the mild winter the weeds have been growing very energetically!
The roses in The Greyhound Bed have been removed and we are looking at some autumn and winter colour to replace them; these will be paid for as part of the Community Chest grant of £400 we have received, along with payment for the geraniums and replacing the old rose bushes in The Vicarage Lane Bed.
John & Lynda Berrington have purchased a new sturdy plastic barrel for Poolside and replanted it up.
Working on one bed per week as a group seemed to be successful last year and, if everyone is in agreement with it, we will continue with the same arrangement this year?
Litter Picking: Streetscene have cleared the two areas at Keele & Madeley Heath that Sue & Chris reported to them: if you see any litter build up, please report it to them on 01782-742500 or
Future Plans: Build-up of litter in the weir area. Suggested that a litter bin could be moved from the One Stop car park and relocated at the far end of the long trough to try and stop litter being thrown into the weir.
ACTION: Chris & Sue to contact Borough Councillors to see if this is possible.
The Long Trough project to be left on the agenda but no new trough for the time being; just patch the existing trough up.
ACTION: Roy to try and repair it.
Bug Houses for the beds to be left on the agenda and possibly sited in the autumn.
Communities Day; Friday, June 5th; tackle the himalyan balsam again;
ACTION; Sue & Chris to contact NUL BC to advise them and try and arrange a pick up to transport it away; also contact local like-minded groups to see if they can help.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Maria is undertaking the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and has chosen the Tidy Group as her volunteer project; this will last three months and she needs to undertake voluntary work for one hour per week. Anne Shaw has agreed to be her ‘mentor’ but if anyone has a project at the weekend or after 5.00pm on weekdays can they liaise with Anne to see if it would be suitable for Maria. The Tidy Group needs to help her as much as possible to reach her qualification.
Izaak Walton Bed needs to be worked on; discussed for this Thursday but no-one really available; more people free on Friday and so agreed to meet there at 2.00pm on Friday, March 20th. Apologies from Sue Machin.
Concern raised that the Pukka Pie sign belonging to the fish shop obscures the new barrel.
ACTION: John & Lynda Berrington will discuss with a Borough Councillor.
John Berrington reported a meeting with Councillor White and the Footpath Officer. If there are issues concerning footpaths and the maintenance of Rights of Way these can be reported to John.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 27th April 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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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.


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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Madeley Ladies FC

We are looking for new players
Beginners Welcome – Aged 16+
Training: Wednesday; Matches: Sunday

Fitness, Fun & Friendship!

Home matches played at Manor Road – CW3 9PS

Hazel – 07742 799219

Paul – 07958 149213

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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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Local Rubbish Recycle Points:

Please note that these arrangements may change from time to time & the list is not comprehensive, but Madeley Tidy Group will try and keep it up to date as possible!

Takes: Paper; Cardboard; Glass, Bottles & Jars; Food & Drink Cans; Textiles; Batteries;
Non-Recyclable Household Waste.
(Winter: 9am to 4.30pm, closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day;
Summer: 9am to 6pm, Mon to Fri; 9am to 5pm Sat & Sun)
ALSAGER Civic Car Park:
Plastic; Glass; Paper; Cans; Books & Music; Shoes; Clothing & Household Textiles.
ALSAGER, Hassall Road:
Hardcore & Rubble; Chipboard; Household Waste; Garden Waste; Cardboard; Plastic Bottles; Paper; Glass Bottles; Fridges & Freezers; Car Batteries; TV’s & PC Monitors; Clothing.
AUDLEM, Cheshire Street Car Park:
Paper; Glass; Tin Cans; Shoes.

AUDLEY, Community Centre, Nantwich Road:
Tetrapak Cartons
CLAYTON, Clayton Road Shops:
Tetrapak Cartons
SILVERDALE, The Parade Shops, off High Street:
Tetrapak Cartons
CREWE, Leighton Hospital:
Paper; Glass; Tin Cans.
WOORE, The Swan Hotel Cap Park:
Paper; Glass; Mixed Textiles & Clothes.
Paper; Tin Cans; Glass Bottles; Shoes; Textiles
& Clothing; Books & Music; Tetrapak Drinks Cartons.
NEWCASTLE, Morrison’s
Cans, Paper, Glass (outside); Used Shopping Bags (inside)
NEWCASTLE, Ironmarket:
Glass; Newspapers & Magazines; Tin Cans.
NEWCASTLE, Sainsbury’s, Liverpool Road:
Tetrapak Cartons
LOGGERHEADS, Co-op, Eccleshall Road:
Tetrapak Cartons
STOKE, Campbell Road:
Garden Waste; Metal; Clothes; Wood; Tetrapaks; Rubble;
(Winter: 9am to 4.30pm, closed Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day; Summer: 9am to 6pm, Mon to Fri; 9am to 5pm Sat & Sun)
Contact at NUL Borough Council, on 01782-742500
or e-mail:,
For: parks & open spaces, street cleaning, Fly tipping, graffiti, abandoned cars, dangerous trees,
dangerous play equipment, empty litter & dog bins, fly posting.

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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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Madeley Practice Patients’ Fund

We are a small group of local volunteersdedicated to fund raising to help provide items of equipment and services that are not normally provided by the NHS.
The patients and doctors at both Madeley & Baldwins Gate surgeries benefit from our fund raising.
We are always looking for new members – why not come along to a meeting to see if you feel it is something you could get involved with?
For further information, please phone Audrey on 751298
meetings are on the first Wednesday of every OTHER month – 6.30pm in the Surgery

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Guide Association

For more details, please phone Mrs Sue Twigg on 750213

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Scout Association

For more details, phone Mr A Polwart on 750041

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Madeley & District Community Association Cafe

Every Wednesday.
10am to 1pm
Methodist Chapel, Poolside
for help with medical transport
phone Debbie on 751164

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