The Trustees of the Charity have recently purchased
additional properties to supplement the historic row of Almshouses on Station
These new (but old established) properties are 1 Greyhound
Cottage and Pool Cottage, near the Greyhound Court and shops car park. Neither
are yet ready for occupation, and work is in hand to improve them both before
we appoint residents. Both are two bed roomed houses, Greyhound Cottage being
slightly the larger with a kitchen and living/dining room, while Pool Cottage
has a modern kitchen diner. We expect Pool Cottage to be ready for use first,
if possible this Autumn, with Greyhound Cottage following, perhaps in Spring
2020. The residency charge has not yet been determined, but will probably be in
the region of £120 per week. Residents pay their own utility bills.
Although not yet ready for occupation, applications can be
made in advance of the completion of work, by persons interested in taking on
the residency, by contacting the Clerk to the Trustees:
Mr John Sheridan, of Birchfield, London
Road, Woore, Crewe, Cheshire, CW3
9SQ; telephone: 01630 647423; email: email@example.com,
who will supply an application form.
For a year from date of submission, applicants form part of
a waiting list who will be given first consideration when a vacancy is
identified. After those 12 months, re-application is expected. (This also
applies to the original almshouses, eight single bedroom terrace houses, and
two with two bedrooms – all smaller than the new properties. There are
currently no vacancies in these properties.
Appointment of residents is by the Trustees, either in full session or acting through nominated members of the Trust. We seek to provide accommodation in the Parish for persons of good character, ideally with a family or residential connection with Madeley, at as low a cost as we can achieve given the need to maintain the properties in good condition.
Stephen Clifford, Chairman of Trustees