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Welcome to the website of Audley Rural Parish Council

Here you will find information about the Parish Council, the Councillors, the area it covers, Council meetings, minutes and agendas.

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.

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Leddys Field – Pond Water levels July 2018

A wildlife expert and 2 officers from the Environment Agency attended Leddys Field pond on Sunday 8th July 2018.  On inspection of the pond and surrounding areas one none native grass carp was found to be dead in the mud shallows and no sign of any other fish alive or dead was noted.  None of the native waterfowl on site appear to be in any way disadvantaged or at risk.

It was concluded that the dead fish was in an advanced state of decay and had been dead for over a week. It is the opinion of the wildlife expert that the fish was around ten years of age and not from the water body it was found in, it is suggested that it is from a private ornamental collection and has been dumped where it has been found.  The carcass has been disposed of accordingly.

The Environment Agency’s position on the water level at Leddys Field is that it is because it is fed by a natural inlet, although it is sad to see a natural water course dry up, nature will take its course.   Once rains return as they surely will then normal balance will be restored.  As no fish or other wildlife are being directly affected then no action needs to be taken.

Any water coming from a mains water source would be chlorinated and detrimental to the natural environment so would not be approved by the Environment Agency.

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