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Welcome to the website of Audley Rural Parish Council

Welcome to the website of Audley Rural Parish Council which contains information about the Parish Council, the Councillors, the area it covers, Council meetings, minutes and agendas along with other useful information.  If you have any comments to improve the site or pictures of the Parish that you would like to see on the website, please send to the Clerk at

The Parish of Audley is the largest in area in the District of Newcastle-under-Lyme, covering some 2717 hectares.  The Parish has a population of around 7988, and comprises 7 distinctly separate villages and many small hamlets.  The council consists of 15 members and has one employee, the Parish Clerk.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – What we can all do to help

The Parish Council have now delivered 3800 approx newsletters and post cards to all properties across our Parish.  If you have not received one, please contact the Clerk on 07901 692414 who will get another copy to you in the post.  You can also access it here as a PDF – Newsletter PDF  – If you need it in another format, please also contact the Clerk.

Thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time to help achieve this important task.  

In addition postcards as shown below have been put into all local shops, Audley petrol station,  Audley, Bignall End and Halmer End post offices, Audley Health Centre and Audley pharmacy.  All properties have also had one with the newsletter.  Please use them to help your neighbour if you can by completing your details and posting them through the door.  Even just a friendly chat on the phone is helpful.

If you need additional help with shopping, prescriptions etc – please call the helpline set up 01782 720392 – which is being run with the local churches.  A local food bank system has now been set up to help those who need additional support.

Stay alert (31st May 2020)

Please click on the link – guidance for coronavirus for the up to date and latest information from the UK Government. 

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Following the Government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 at 8.30pm Click here to view the Prime Minister’s Announcement -and the revised guidance from 31st May 2020, all play areas (including CARA’s Queen Street) will remain closed to adhere to the restrictions and due to the inability to maintain and inspect them.   There is no date yet known as to when these will re-open.   Please follow the guidance that has been issued in all other public areas.

Parish Police Surgery – On hold

The police/parish surgery occurs on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Audley Community Centre at 10am.  There is also a police surgery held at Halmer End Institute on a regular basis.  For more information please contact Mike Joynson on 07769 194406 or email

CCTV Bignall End Road, Hall Street and Old Road (Leddys Field),  Alsagers Road Play area Audley and Albert Street Bignall End – January 2019

To provide a network of surveillance cameras across the hot spots in the Parish in order to combat the ongoing ASB problem, CCTV will be installed at the above locations.  This will be in accordance with the ICO Code of Practice and is for the purposes of preventing crime and ASB.  PLEASE BE AWARE :  These cameras have night vision and zoom on them, so that they can be used by the Police to detect perpetrators during the dark hours.

Queen Street (CARA) Play area

Please take your dog poo bags home and dispose of them.  The bin on the park is emptied by volunteers, so they would prefer to only have to handle normal waste.

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