Madeley Post Office: Consultation on proposed move to new premises and branch modernisation

The Post Office is currently consulting with local people re the above. The proposal is to relocate from the current site to One Stop Store Ltd, Newcastle Road, Madeley. Posters and leaflets are on display in the the branch to let customers know about the changes and to seek their views.

The closing date for comments is 24th October 2014. The proposed month of change is December 2014/January 2015. Comments can be returned either:

on line postofficeviews.co.uk (If you choose this option you will need to enter the code for the branch which is 17420699)

e-mail, comments@postoffice.co.uk

telephone 08457 22 33 44 or in writing to “FREEPOST Your Comments” (this is the full address to use and no further address details are needed.)

If you need to submit your comments via an alternative format eg to assist the visually impaired please contact the Customer helpline on 08457 22 33 44

 

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Minutes of last Tidy Group Meeting:

Madeley Tidy Group
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 8th September 2014
Present:
Alan Woodhouse, Chris Machin; Sue Machin; John Berrington, Andy Capewell, Anne Shaw
Apologies:
Chris Wright , Roy and Helen Dutton, Isobel Hughes, Ricki Williams
Minutes o f 7th July 2014 Meeting:
Accepted as a true record. Proposed –Chris Machin. Seconded John Berrington
Matters Arising;
Alan to apply to Newcastle council for 500 daffodils (now done)
Photographes of the new planters required for John.
Replace the barrel by the chip shop using the green grant . Costs required before the next meeting if possible.
Enquire to the parish council about a financial grant .A possible £350 is available.
John is to enquire about planters that are made using recycled plastic bags.
A new auditor is required due to illness. John to contact Roy.
Treasurers Report:
Balance at 26/08/14 £757.28
PR & SPONSORSHIP REPORT:
New costings for the signs were obtained from Andy C and smaller ones are now located in the flower beds. The large one from The Vicarage Lane Bed went missing and has not been located and has been replaced by one of the smaller ones.
Roger Tait suggested advertising for volunteers to try a taster – they can either come on a litter pick or gardening and no strings attached to see if they like it and want to come again.
ACTION CHRIS : Will try this on the website.
Sue & I updated the display board with photos. Sue & I also completed a photo history of the tidy group from its inception in 2001 to date in an album from Summer at the Centre on Aug 16th & 17th. Altho’ there was some interest, no new volunteers came forward as yet!
The Responders have a nice new leaflet – can we do something similar?
Andy Capewell has kindly volunteered to work on the leaflet.
Business cards left over from Summer at the Centre to be left at the Madeley Centre.
GARDENING REPORT:
So far this year the group has done 118 hours not counting any hours recorded individually.
Chris, Anne, Phil & I met with Roger Tait from RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood on July 21st and took him on a tour of all the beds and troughs, including Madeley Heath. He was very impressed that so much was done by so few. There is a presentation on Wednesday, 17th September at Henley-in-Arden Golf and Country Club, to which we are invited. If no-one is able to attend, we will send apologies.
Alan, Phil, Chris & I sited the new planters under the ‘Welcome to Madeley’ signs and filled them with hard-core, top soil and soil improver.
New plants have been purchased using grant money and the planter at Smithy Corner is now fully planted.
As Terry had put some bedding plants ion the Bevan Place one, plants will be purchased when these die down.
Thanks once again to Liz Forster for her generous donation of perennials which have been planted in various locations.
The planter by the Madeley Tandoori is looking very colourful; thanks to Roy & Helen for maintaining it.
John & Lynda very kindly noticed that the Poolside Barrel was looking very forlorn and so purchased and planted some fuchsias; which look very attractive. Thanks also to John & Linda. There were a few perennials left over from The Smithy Corner planter and so they were added and the large heather from the barrel was removed and planted in the Izaak Walton Bed.
Rikki has been in touch with Fred Bailey’s niece, Jean, re replacement of his memorial tree and she has suggested a MALUS GOLDEN HORNET.
ACTION SUE: I will liaise with Elmside when I return from holiday.
Thanks to all who have been gardening this summer, both in the group and individually.
Litter Picks:
The next litter pick is Saturday May 31st
Recycling:
Nothing to report.
AOB
Reports for the AGM to Alan before the 3rd November .
No one is available to attend the presentation at Henley. So an apology will have to be sent.
Future Plans:
The wooden long trough to be replaced with brick .
Bug houses for the flower beds. Sue and Chris to contact Mark and Jo Community Wardens about bug houses.
Liase with local schools.
Think about any future projects for future grants.
Next Meeting:
17th November , 7.30pm in the café area of The Madeley Centre. This will be the AGM
Apologises from Roy and Helen Dutton
Agenda for Next Meetings:
Present
Apologies
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Matters Arising
Treasurer’s Report
PR & Sponsorship Report
Gardening Report
Litter Picks
Recycling
Future Plans
AOB
Date of Next Meeting

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Rededication of The Monument; 11th Nov:

At 10.30 at The Monument
By the Rt. Rev. Bishop of Stafford, Geff Annas.

Refreshments afterwards at The Madeley Centre.

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Madeley Parish Bible Study Group; Sept 1 & 15; Oct 6 & 20; Nov 3 & 17; Dec 1 & 15:

This group meets twice each month, on the first and third Monday evenings, starting at 7.30pm and aiming to finish at 8.45pm with a cup of tea or coffee.
It is an open group, and everyone is warmly invited.
The aim is to study and discuss the message of the Bible and to discover what it has to teach and inspire us in our generation.
Meetings take place at Whitebeam, College Close, Brynwood – Anne and John Lloyd’s home.

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Madeley Christian Fellowship: Sept 5 & 19; Oct 3& 17; Nov 7 & 21; Dec 5:

The Fellowship meets at 2.30pm in the Poolside Methodist Church every 1st and 3rd Friday, for a short worship service followed by refreshment and chat.
You are most welcome to attend.
Please feel free to invite friends to come with you to these meetings.

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Allotments

Are you keen to grow your own fruit, veg and flowers but don’t have the space at home? Why not consider renting an allotment from Madeley Parish Council in Furnace Lane? The rates are very reasonable. For further details please contact Jan Simpson Parish Clerk on 07563660298 or e-mail parish.clerk@madeley.staffslc.gov.uk

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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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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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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.

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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