Societies

 

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: 8th June 2015

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 8th June 2015
Present Chris Machin, Sue Machin, Anne Shaw, John Berrington, Anne Nicholson , Alan Woodhouse, Maria Thomlinson ,Andy Capewell .
Apologies: Helen Dutton, Roy Dutton.
Minutes of last meeting on 27th April 2015 accepted as a true record; proposed by Chris Machin ; Seconded by Alan Woodhouse
Matters Arising:
Welcome to Anne Nicholson, our latest new member.
Chris has spoken to Simon White about a suitable position for a bin near the weir.
The chip shop sign has now been moved to a more suitable position.
Andy to arrange printing of the new leaflet. £75.00 for a 1000.
Consider posting with the conservation leaflet.
Andy to order new signs at a cost of £45.71
Seven people from the Tidy group attended the Communities day. Over 1hour litter pick .Children from the Meadows school also took part. Linda Berrington did a litter pick earlier due to other commitments.
TREASURERS REPORT
The balance on the 8th June £806.37
PR & SPONSORSHIP REPORT:
We have had a contact on Facebook from Lizzie Stuart, who graduates this year in Wildlife Conservation & Ecology & is looking for volunteer opportunities in Madeley when she returns home later this month.
While she may not be interested in litter picking or gardening, I have suggested she may want to use her qualifications with our group by, for instance, compiling a report with ways of reducing our carbon footprint for the IT’s Your Neighbourhood Competition and suggesting ways of making our flower beds more wildlife friendly. It’s a win-win because we get qualified advice and she will get a glowing testimonial from us for her CV. I also mentioned Staffordshire Wildlife Trust may be of interest to her and that one of our volunteers is also a volunteer with SWT.
We have replaced our tidy group sign in the long trough after it was removed. However, it was the last one and so we do need to order some more.
The last property news in the Evening Sentinel had a focus on Madeley and the cover photo was of the new planter on Bevan Place, with our name and logo centre stage.
Anthea Bourne has requested photos of the tidy group litter picking for the Parish Council Newsletter, unfortunately I don’t have any and wondered if Andy C could send some of the Communities Day photos on to her?
Chris Machin
GARDENING REPORT:
We’ve once again registered with the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood 2015 Campaign and their assessor, Donna Loades, is coming to assess us on Monday, July 20th at 2.00pm. With this in mind we have continued gardening on a weekly basis focusing on one particular area.
Last year the Areas for development in the assessors report were:
1. Install the new planters at the village entrances
2. Replace the memorial tree
3. Consider engagement and involvement with the local schools
One and two have been achieved, but we may need to do further work on number three.
The daffodils in the Vicarage Lane Bed has been cut back, ready for geraniums and antirrhinums to be planted by Elmside as soon as possible.
Chris & I are away from June 18th to July 2nd, so could you all keep an eye on any of the planters or new plants and water them if necessary?
Alvery Stanley from Elmside has looked at the long trough with a view to repairing it but has advised that leaving it to the autumn would be advisable, so as to avoid too much disturbance of the plants.
Linda Berrington has found an article that says that bedding plants often have little pollen or nectar available for insects which supports our policy of investment planting with perennials.
Don from Cygnet close has volunteered to look after one of the flower beds and to donate the plants.
If anybody would like to go on a guided daffodil walk next spring at Whitegate, Vale Royal, please contact Len Thomlinson via Maria.
Sue Machin
Litter Picking:
If you see any litter build up, please report it to Street scene on 01782-742500 or Streetscene@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk
Next litter pick will be on the 27th June 2015.
Future Plans:
Bug Houses for the beds to be left on the agenda and possibly sited in the autumn.
“Summer at the Centre “is on August the 16th. Ideas required
Renewal of the Long trough. Possibility for the autumn?
Contact Simon Long for soil improver.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Madeley beer festival is on between the 9th and 12th July 2015.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 20th July 2015; 7.30 in the café area at The Madeley Centre.
AGENDA:
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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Tidy Group Minutes from 27/4/15

Madeley Tidy Group

Minutes of Committee Meeting on 27th April 2015

Present Chris Machin; Sue Machin; Anne Shaw; John Berrington; Alan Woodhouse

Apologies: Helen Dutton, Roy Dutton, Ricki Williams, Andy Capewell.

Minutes of last meeting on 16th March 2015 accepted as a true record; proposed by Chris Machin ; Seconded by Alan Woodhouse

Matters Arising:

Possibility of a new bin to be placed at the long trough.

Billy to speak to Poolside chip shop about the sign on the side of the road.

Treasurers Report: Balance as of 31st March £1160.59

Letter received fron the Co op ban k stating there will be no interest paid on the account.

Photographs and receipts for the Community chest (£400)required .These need returning to Newcastle Borough council.

ACTION. Sue to see Elmside for a receipt.

PR & SPONSORSHIP REPORT:

New leaflet produced by Andy Capewell looks great. Many thanks

Chris will liaise with Andy re cost for printing of the leaflets.

The 2015 Communities day is on the 5th June.1 hour starting at 10.00am. Clearing the Hymalasian Balsam is on the agenda , depending on how many people are interested.

ACTION .Sue to email Tidy group members and other interested parties.

GARDENING REPORT:

A section of public footpath at Madeley Heath has been re seeded with grass seed.

New Primulas and Azaleas have been planted in the Crewe arms bed and around the wheel monument.

New plants have also been planted in the Greyhound bed.

New plants will also be bought for the Vicarage lane bed.

Maria and Anne have done a stock take of all the flower beds and Anne has donated some of her own plants. Thank you.

Anne and Maria have also dead headed the daffodils at the Vicarage lane flower bed.

Weed killer is to be sprayed around the base of the new planters.

Litter Picking:

If you see any litter build up, please report it to Street scene on 01782-742500 or Streetscene@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk

Future Plans:

Register for the RHS its your neighbourhood scheme by the end of May .

Bug Houses for the beds to be left on the agenda and possibly sited in the autumn.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:

None

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: 8TH June 2015; 7.30 in the café area at The Madeley Centre.

AGENDA:
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.

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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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

madeleyladies@hotmail.co.uk

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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.

Contact:
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!
PLEASE TRY & RECYCLE EVERYTHING YOU CAN – SOMEONE’S GOTTA SAVE THE PLANT, ‘COS THE POLITICIANS & RICH INDUSTRIALISTS AIN’T!!

LEYCETT
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.
TRENT VALE, Tesco:
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)
STREETSCENE:
Contact at NUL Borough Council, on 01782-742500
or e-mail: Streetscene@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk,
For: parks & open spaces, street cleaning, Fly tipping, graffiti, abandoned cars, dangerous trees,
dangerous play equipment, empty litter & dog bins, fly posting.
BATTERIES:
ALL SHOPS THAT SELL BATTERIES WILL HAVE A USED BATTERY CONTAINER; THERE IS OFTEN ONE ON THE STALLS IN NEWCASTLE, HIGH STREET, OPPOSITE THE ENTRANCE TO NAT WEST.

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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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