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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.

Budget for 2016/17 – raising funds for a new play equipment..
This year the Parish Council have increased the Precept to raise funds to provide new and modern play equipment at one of the 8 parish owned/managed play areas.  In order to raise the much needed funds the Parish Council approved a budget which saw an increase to the Precept for 2016/17.  Based on a property paying Council Tax in Band D this may show (subject to confirmation) as an additional amount of £0.47 paid per week – so could be a total of £0.80p per week paid (or £41.85 per year rather than the current £17.50 per year).  We hope you agree that this will be money well spent as the Parish’s play areas are in need of upgrading over the next few years for a number of reasons.    If you have any concerns please contact the Parish Council.  Please see below for details on the consultation event planned on Thursday 25th August 2016 – please come down and give us your views….

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