Tidy Group Minutes: July 2014

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 7th July 2014
Present:
Anne Shaw; Chris Machin; Sue Machin; John Berrington;
(Warm welcome to Anne for joining the group)
Apologies:
Roy Dutton; Helen Dutton; Chris Wright; Andy Capewell; Ricki Williams; Phil Shaw.
Minutes of last meeting on 12th May 2014:
Accepted as a true record by John B; seconded by Chris M.
Matters Arising:
Our trough by the Post Office is ok to be relocated.
Re The Eternit Wall: Eternit are not taking this forward at the moment.
ACTION: CHRIS M: to chase the posters in the Parish Notice Boards.
ACTION: CHRIS M & SUE: liaise with Alan W re siting, hard core, top soil & soil improver for the new troughs.
Due to fall in funds, could we reduce the number of signs and stands to eight?
ACTION: Liaise with ANDY C for costing & then pass on to JOHN B & SUE M to decide whether to proceed.
Communities Day on 6th June: nine from the Tidy Group; 4 from the Conservation Group; one parish councillor, Sue Roberts and two wardens from NUL BC worked to rid the Pool edges of Himalyan Balsam. Simon Long and a NUL BC attended and passed on thanks to us.
Thanks to: Roy & Helen D for painting the long trough; and to John B for cutting back the overhanging trees there.
Treasurers Report:
Balance at 31/6/14 £614.77.
Madeley Parish Council Financial Assistance Grant has to be in by the end of December. Up to £350 available. Application and paid in each six month period.
Re Community Chest Grant: the quotation & prices need to be on letter headed paper now:
ACTION: CHRIS M & SUE M to obtain quote from Bridgemere.
PR & SPONSORSHIP:
The planters have arrived with our logo on all sides and should raise our profile in the village.
Nothing else to report.
Gardening:
All the beds and troughs were weeded before Chris & Sue M went away mid-June and are not looking too bad at the moment but will need some care and attention before the visit of bRoger Tait (from RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood scheme).
Elmside have planted up the Vicarage Lane Bed with geraniums and ageratum. They have also put in some dahlias.
The new planters have arrived, which hopefully, we will be able to get sited and planted up in the next couple of weeks.
Litter Picks:
Next litter pick Saturday July 26th, 10.00am The Greyhound.
Recycling
Nothing to report.
Future Plans:
Long Troughs to be replaced by brick.
Bug houses for the flower beds.
Organise a litter pick with local children.
Summer at The Centre: August 16th & 17th, 10am to 4pm. Tidy Group to have an unmanned display. ACTION: EVERYONE: Has anyone any photos we can use; any ideas for the display; help needed to set up dfisplay, be at Madeley Centre for 9.30.
AOB:
Roger Tait from RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood will be visiting us on 21st July at 3.30; meeting at The Offley Arms bed.
ACTION: If anyone from the Tidy Group is free, please join us as we walk him around the beds and troughs we maintain in the village.
Date of Next Meeting: Monday, September 8th, 7.30 in the café area of 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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July 26th: Meet at Greyhound Corner:

The Tidy Group will be litter picking around the centre of Madeley on Saturday, July 26th – meet at The Greyhound at 10.00 am.

Everyone welcome.

More info? Call Sue on 751524

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The Meadows Primary School: new website:

We have launched our new website which provides an insight into life at The Meadows.
Each class has its own blog,where teaches provide weekly updates on what the children have been learning and any particular interesting events.
We have had a photographer in school to take some photographs of the children learning and all the staff have had theirs taken too.
We have also had our logo redisgned as part of our online relaunch.
All our events are posted not the school calendar, so parents can see what will be happening over the term.
You can find the website at:

Http://www.meadowsprimary.co.uk/

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Madeley Heath War Memorial

The long awaited repair work to the War Memorial in Madeley Heath is scheduled to start next Monday 19th May. The work is likely to last for two weeks.

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Medieval Banquet: October 25th:

At the Madeley Centre

More detatils to follow

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Pet Shop now open!

Just opened at Greyhound Court (opposite to the One Stop) is a new Pet Shop, selling all kinds of pet and livestock supplies. The shop is run by Helen and Wayne who already sell pet supplies via their eBay store. Pop in and see what they have available! They also offer free local delivery for large orders or items!

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Madeley Centre Survey – PRIZE DRAW please complete

My name is Clare Withington, and I am conducting a research project regarding the use of Village Halls as part of my University Degree.  The Trustees of the Madeley Centre have kindly agreed to let me conduct a short survey to seek your views on the Madeley Centre.  Your feedback is anonymous and will be treated as completely confidential.  The results will only be presented in tables and graphs.  The outcome of the survey may be used to assist the Centre in future funding bids and to continuously improve the services provided from the Centre. 

Thank you for your time and co-operation.

Please click here for the Madeley Centre Survey 

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Outline Planning Application for 42 Dwellings, Moss Lane, Madeley

Please note that anyone who wishes to either support or object to the above application will need to write and express their views to: Director of Planning Services, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Civic Offices, Merrial Street, Newcastle, Staffs. ST5 2AG. The closing date for all comments is Tuesday 25th February 2014. For further details please contact William Welsh, Chairman of Madeley Parish Council on 01782 751942 or e-mail: william_welsh1@hotmail.com

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Local Walking Group 2014 Walks Programme:

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 on the first Sunday of each month – starting at 10.00 am & finishing around 12.00 / 12.30 – and covering four to five miles. For more details, please phone Chris or Sue on 01782-751524.

July 6th – Leaders: Chris & Sue (751524). Meet at Cheshire Street CP, Audlem. Post Code: CW3 0AH

August 3rd – Leader: Gwen (01270-611063). Meet at The Swan at Marbury: Wrenbury Road Whitchurch. SY13 4LS.

September 7th – Leaders: Lesley (751732) & Sheila (662373). Meet at The Swan Inn CP at Wybunbury. CW5 7NA (and meal afterwards!).

October 5th – Leaders: Jon & Hayley (613810). Meet at CP below The Westbury Tavern, Clayton; off the A519 Clayton Road (leave at the roundabout into Westbury Road). CP is by the shops. Post Code: ST5 4JW

November 2nd – Leaders: Charles (01630-647560) & Mike (01630-647844). . Meet at Market Drayton Swimming Pool CP: Newtown, Market Drayton TF9 1JT. Grid Ref: 675338.

December 7th – Leaders: Chris & Sue (751524). Walk followed by Christmas meal – details to follow!

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Do you remember Finnish sailors in Madeley?

Frank Large has got in touch to ask if any Madeley residents might still remember some Finnish sailors who worked in Madeley some time after 1917 (it’s a distant memory by now to be sure!)

They were stranded after their boat was torpedoed during the war, and were recruited to help with tree felling, in North wales but also around Madeley too. If you have any memories of this (or remember a parent or grandparent talking about this!) please contact Frank at felarge37@yahoo.co.uk

He is particularly interested to know where any sawmilling may have taken place and any railhead that was used.

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