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 email the Clerk at audleyparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk

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 8000, 3800 houses and 150 businesses.  It comprises 7 distinctly separate villages and many small hamlets. The council consists of 15 members and has one part time employee, the Parish Clerk.

CCTV Consultation – Queen Street/Wereton Road CARA play area – August 2022

The following letter has been sent to those who live next to the Play area:

Over recent months there has been an increase in vandalism and damage to the skate park and play equipment at the above site.  This is leased and managed by a group of residents known as The Children of Audley Residents Association (CARA).  CARA have worked hard over the years fundraising over £150,000 through events and grants to improve the play area and maintain it for the benefit of the local children.  Unfortunately now, the volunteers are growing tired of their efforts being wasted, due to a very small number of people who are spoiling it for others.

The Parish Council have agreed to assist CARA by installing CCTV cameras for the purposes of the prevention and detection of crime.  As it requires electrics to be brought onto the site, the installation will cost in the region of £10,000 which is money that could have been put to other uses.  The CCTV cameras will be located on a pole, to be installed by E-on, by the entrance gate from Queen Street facing towards the BMX and skate park.   Therefore, your privacy should not be impacted.

Please help CARA by reporting the crimes that occur to 101, online at www.staffordshire.police.uk or via Staffordshire Police Facebook page (messenger).  Please obtain a crime reference number for each occasion – as soon as it occurs if possible.  This will allow the police to review footage from the cameras and easily pinpoint the incident.  The cameras will also have infrared to capture incidents that occur during the dark.   If you have any concerns, please respond by no later than Monday 19th August 2022 preferably by email to audleyparishcouncil@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 07946 060826.


Please see below Parish Council outcome of the Uncontested and Contested elections:

Audley PC (Bignall End ward) Results Contested Election 06.05.22
Audley PC_(Audley)_ uncontested elected
Audley_PC (Halmerend)_uncontested elected

You can contact the Borough Council elections office by emailing  – ElectoralRegistration@newcastle-staffs.gov.uk  or by calling Electoral Registration & Elections Officer, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council at 01782 742249 for further information.  More detailed information and Borough Council results can be found here:

Borough Council Audley ward Results 05.05.22

CLICK HERE https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/elections-registration-1

Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council – Local Plan Issues and Options – Has now ended (Closed 24th Jan 2022 at 5pm)

The outcome of the first stage of the consultation and then the next stage is expected to be published in the Summer of 2022 – when the housing sites and employment sites will be included.

The first stage of the consultation for the Newcastle under Lyme Local Plan required people to pass comment on a number of things which also includes the following 6 growth options:

  • Growth Direction 1: Development on strategic sites outside the Green Belt – Large scale rural extensions
  • Growth Direction 2: Strategic Green Belt release for an urban extension – University Growth Corridor
  • Growth Direction 3: Green Belt release for development of strategic sites – Talke and Chesterton expansion
  • Growth Direction 4: Green Belt release for development of strategic sites – Kidsgrove expansion
  • Growth Direction 5: Green Belt release for development of strategic sites – Audley Rural expansion
  • Growth Direction 6: Combination of strategic sites across the Borough comprising both sites outside the Green Belt and sites which require Green Belt release

It also seeks views on a potential large (170 ha) employment site located in Green Belt off Moat Lane/Park Lane, Audley.

You can have your view the comments sent in by going to https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan/2

The Parish Council submitted response to the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation – Please click here to view the Local Plan Issues and Options Questions – Audley Rural Parish Council Response submitted 22.12.21 (PDF)

https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/all-services/planning/planning-policy – for the evidence which supports the document and growth options.


Please click here to view information on the Audley Rural Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Click this link to find out details about the new Door2Door Community Transport Scheme for Audley Rural Parish (PDF leaflet or by clicking this link to view the Door2Door Community Transport Scheme in Audley Rural Parish page

COVID 19 Guidance and Information

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