Vicar’s Letter March 2020

Of all the seasons of the year springtime is my favourite. As I walk Fin our dog, I love to see the new green shoots, the spring flowers and the blossom on the trees – all of which speak of … Continue reading

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Madeley Neighbourhood Development Plan Regulation 14-Public Consultation

To view the plan, hard copies together with consultation forms can be found at the following locations: The Madeley Centre, New Road, Madeley. CW3 9DN. Moss Lane Doctors Surgery, 65 Moss Lane, Madeley. CW3 9NQ Newcastle Library, Castle House, Newcastle-under-Lyme. … Continue reading

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Madeley Neighbourhood Development Plan-Regulation 14-Public Consultation

Madeley Parish Council, supported by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are launching the formal pre-submission consultation of the draft neighbourhood development plan. From Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 12 noon to Wednesday 25th March 2020 at 12 noon, Madeley Parish … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Letter February 2020

The Winter months can feel very tough (not to mention cold) and for some a tremendous struggle. But deep down, we all know that spring follows winter and new life IS on the way – not just for nature but … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Christmas Letter 2019

Looking for wise men and women! As the General Election draws near, it’s not just at the Nativity Plays that we are looking out for Wise People!  Our country badly needs wisdom and reassurance and … so do we! Life can … Continue reading

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The Offley Arms is Saved!

Fantastic news! The Offley Arms has been purchased by local Brewery Joule’s to refurbish and run as a pub.

This is great news for the village as we get to keep a pub in the centre by the pool, and with an established brewery (with a great reputation for beer and food) behind it, the pub is secured for a good many years ahead.

Read further details on the Joule’s Website!

The pub was very nearly sold at auction, and could have gone for development instead, but Joule’s stepped in with a direct purchase after seeing the level of community support for it.

The hundreds of survey responses online and in paper form showed just how much genuine support and demand there is in the village, and there are many comments with real affection for the pub and many memories in there.

Here’s hoping that the pub will be back and available soon, and of course it’s up to us as a village to use it again!

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Vicar’s Letter November 2019

As the clocks go back and the nights draw in November is a grafting time of year.  Time to be faithful and to be thankful for the good things we have. October 31st this year seems to be a massive … Continue reading

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Urgent – Offley Arms Survey

Please take a moment to complete the Online Survey by 14th October at the latest!

This will help the project to save the Offley Arms as a village pub to have the right kind of information to measure the village needs and also have the backing to seek available funding!

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Vicar’s Letter October 2019

Less than a month ago and just down the road in Betley, the beautifully restored Betley Court burnt down. Mercifully, no-one was hurt but it is a great tragedy to see such a lovingly restored Grade 2 18th Century Manor House … Continue reading

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Save The Offley meeting makes the Sentinel

Sentinel Report reflects positive sentiment at the Offley Arms meeting. “We want a pub which has got something for everyone. It is quite a challenge and we need to find out what is doable. It would be your pub.” – … Continue reading

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