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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CCTV Hall Street and Old Road – Leddys Field (October 2017)
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.
Message from Staffordshire Police regarding ASB issues (April 2017)
Local Officers in the Audley area would like to update residents that we are aware of the ongoing issues on the estates (Audley and Bignall End) involving a group of teenagers aged between 13-14 years of age. The issues range from these youths drinking alcohol on the local parks and smashing the bottles onto the park area once finished, through to damage and thefts of wheelie bins which they are then setting on fire.
Over the last month local officers have identified the bulk of the group and at the end of March their parents were visited and advised of the issues that their children are causing on the estate for residents. We have also been into Sir Thomas Boughey High School along with the fire brigade and provided talks to the relevant age group around the consequences of this behaviour carrying on. Whilst at present this has had a positive effect on most of the children within that group there are still a few who are not taking the advice on board, and we are currently liaising with partners as to where we go next with those individuals.
What we will ask is that as a resident you make sure that wheelie bins are safe and secure and are not left on the street overnight making it an easy target for the group. Also if you see any youths with bins or committing any other criminal or anti-social acts that you report this immediately on 101 so that we can deal with those individual at the time.
As a parent we are asking that you are aware of where you children are and what they are up to whilst they are out on the estates particularly on a Friday and Saturday evening.
On the first weekend of April a Section 34 dispersal order was granted by the Inspector covering the Audley estate. This allows us to remove the youths off the estate or requires them to leave the estate immediately unless they are with an adult and this is a tool that we have to utilise should we need to again.
The last thing we would ask is that if anyone has any information on the youths causing the problems or can offer any evidence towards any criminal acts they have committed that they contact one of the local officers either on 101 or via the emails below.
Raising funds for new play equipment..
For the past 2 years (2016/17 and 2017/18) the Parish Council have increased the Precept to raise funds to provide new and modern play equipment at two of the 8 parish owned/managed play areas. Please click here to find out more information on the new equipment for Alsager Road, Audley and the plans for consultation at Halmer End play area (Harrison Close).
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