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Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services – Please stay at home and Remember on your Doorstep

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 8th November 2020

Remembrance Day

Copyright Around Audley

Sadly, this year we are unable to hold a Remembrance Day service

Please stay at home

Remember on your Doorstep

Please stay at home and remember on your doorstep for this year.  You can watch a live tribute by clicking here to view Audley St James Facebook page. Listen out for the church bells toll from St James at 11am and the trumpets from Audley Brass and then you’re invited to join Audley St James Facebook page at 11.02am for a Memorial Tribute from Audley Brass, Audley Male Voice Choir, Ravensmead School and St James Church.

If any individual wishes to lay a wreath, please ensure the restrictions allow you to do this and if so, ensure it is at a quiet time (avoiding peak times e.g. morning of 8th and 11th November).

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Audley Rural Parish Council

Churches of St James & St Johns and Halmer End Methodist & Audley Methodist

 2 November 2020

Updated Restrictions for MUGAs, Skateparks and Outdoor Gyms which must close

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Parish Play Areas are open (as at 5th November 2020) but MUGAS, Outdoor gym equipment and Skate parks must close

The Government have now issued updated guidance (as at 5th November 2020) on play areas and outdoor gyms, plus how to minimise the risk of Covid-19 when using play areas. You can see it here at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms/covid-19-guidance-for-managing-playgrounds-and-outdoor-gyms

We have worked hard to get the play areas ready to reopen following the first lockdown and most reopened from Saturday 4th July 2020 (with Halmer End on 22nd July 2020).  During the second lockdown from 5th November all play areas remain open with the exception of Queen Street (CARA) which will stay closed due restrictions on the skate park and outdoor gym equipment, Miles Green play area outdoor gym equipment (only) will be closed and also Rileys Field MUGA. 

Need help getting about? Audley Rural Parish Council has subsidisded the Door2Door Community Transport Scheme

Door2Door Community Transport Scheme in Audley Rural Parish

Do you need help getting about?  Do you know someone who needs help getting about?

Audley Rural Parish Council have now subsidised the costs to use the Door2Door community transport scheme to help those who need it the most.  We want to help those who do not have any means of transport, support and cannot use public transport due to health, medical and in some cases for financial hardship reasons.  If you need help to get to an important medical appointment, essential shopping supplies or even just to get out and meet other people – call 01782 621936, visit the website at www.door2doortransport.org.uk or email info@door2doortransport.org.uk for assistance.

Do you enjoy helping others, have spare time and a vehicle?

The scheme works best when we have a bank of local volunteer drivers to help.  Do you have spare time, a vehicle and like helping people who need it most?  All expenses are covered such as mileage and parking.  Please click on the below images for more information.

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Please click here to view the Door to Door leaflet in PDF format

Remembrance Day Sunday 8th November – wreath laying service cancelled

 

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day

Sunday 8th November 2020

Remembrance Day

Copyright Around Audley

Sadly, this year we are unable to hold a Remembrance Day service

Please stay at home

Remember on your Doorstep

Following the Government announcement on 31st October regarding the new measures for lockdown from Thursday 4th November 2020, we are very sorry to say that there will be no wreath laying service held.

Please stay at home and remember on your doorstep for this year. You can watch a live tribute by clicking here to view Audley St James Facebook page.

If any individual wishes to lay a wreath, please ensure the restrictions allow you to do this and if so, ensure it is at a quiet time (avoiding peak times e.g. morning of 8th and 11th November).

Thank you for your understanding.

Audley Rural Parish Council

Churches of St James & St Johns and Halmer End Methodist & Audley Methodist

2 November 2020

Remembrance Day Services 2020

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 8th November 2020

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Sadly, this year we are unable to hold a Remembrance Day service for all to attend

Please stay at home and Remember on your Doorstep

Current Coronavirus restrictions stop large gatherings of people outdoors, due to the risk of spreading the infection especially in the rapid increase in hospital admissions.  If a large crowd gathers, then the Police have the powers to stop events from happening and/or issue a £10,000 fine. We fully understand that this news will upset lots who would usually pay their respects for lost loved ones in the wars.  We have a duty of care to protect our vulnerable and elderly in the community by limiting the spread of infection.

We will still remember them at 11am, but it will be a very small wreath laying service that will take place on the morning of Sunday 8th November (unless measures change).  This will be by invite only and will include only those from armed forces, local community organisations and emergency services.

If you know of any war veterans, military, ex-military personnel and emergency services who may wish to be included in this invite only event, please contact the Parish Council on 07901 692414 as soon as possible.

We apologise in advance for the closure of the roads at both sites between 10.30am and 11.30am on Sunday 8th November 2020.

All other people are asked to stay at home and remember on their doorstep for this year.  You can watch the service live at https://www.facebook.com/stjamesaudley

The day before (Saturday) you can leave your wreath at St James Church for Audley, St Johns Church, Halmer End Methodist Church or Audley Methodist Church. Alternatively, households have the chance to spend 2 minutes in silence at Audley cenotaph one after the other in the afternoon of Remembrance Sunday.  This is being organised by the Churches, please go to the St James Audley Facebook Page to sign up for a slot and read the safety instructions carefully.

Please do not attend unless it is by pre-arranged agreement.

Audley Rural Parish Council 26 October 2020

2 x Vacancies Parish Councillors for Bignall End – applications now invited – closing date is 9th October

AUDLEY RURAL PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF 2 CASUAL VACANCIES (BIGNALL END (PARISH) WARD)

Notice is hereby given that by reason of the resignation a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before the Friday 9th October 2020

Further information may be requested following your application

The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in

or within three miles of the parish

or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish. 

The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

PUBLIC elections cannot be held until May 2022 but for the interim period election to the aforesaid Council will be voted for by the present sitting number of Councillors.

The address to return applications to is: Mrs C Withington Parish Clerk & Proper Officer Audley Rural Parish Council The Croft Barthomley Road, Audley, Staffs ST7 8HU

Dated: 11.09.20
Signed: C T Withington
Parish Clerk & Proper Officer

Queen Street/Wereton Road/CARA

Queen Street Play area inc skate park and pump track (as at 31.07.20)

CARA had hoped to open the play area and other equipment after the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were relaxed, however there have been some unexpected issues which have further delayed the re-opening date.  We are working hard to resolve the issues as soon as possible.  Please do not attempt to access the site whilst it remains closed , as it may further add to the delay.

Thank you for your patience.

CARA and Audley Rural Parish Council

Coronavirus – All play areas will be closed with immediate effect following announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 8.30pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Following the Government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 at 8.30pm Click here to view the Prime Minister’s Announcement – all play areas will be closed with immediate effect to adhere to the restrictions and due to the inability to maintain and inspect them.  Please follow the guidance that has been issued in all other public areas.

play area closed

play areas closed

Play areas closed with immediate effect following Government announcement – Monday 23rd March 2020 8.30pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Following the Government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 at 8.30pm Click here to view the Prime Minister’s Announcement – all play areas will be closed with immediate effect to adhere to the restrictions and due to the inability to maintain and inspect them.  Please follow the guidance that has been issued in all other public areas:

play area closed

play area closed

Co option invitation for Halmer End Parish Councillor Vacancy – extended deadline

AUDLEY RURAL PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY (HALMER END (PARISH) WARD)

Notice is hereby given that by reason of the resignation a vacancy has occurred among the members of the Parish Council. Any person willing to fill this vacancy should apply to the Clerk in writing on or before the Friday 10th April 2020

Further information may be requested following your application

The applicant’s name must appear on the current register of the Voters List or the applicant should during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date resided in

or within three miles of the parish

or the applicant’s only place of work during the whole of the twelve months preceding the relevant date is in the parish. 

The applicant must not be debarred from standing as a Councillor.

PUBLIC elections cannot be held until May 2022 but for the interim period election to the aforesaid Council will be voted for by the present sitting number of Councillors.
The address to return applications to is:

Mrs C Withington
Parish Clerk & Proper Officer
Audley Rural Parish Council
The Croft
Barthomley Road,
Audley,
Staffs ST7 8HU

Dated: 03.03.20 
Signed:
Parish Clerk & Proper Officer

Road Closures – Remembrance Day Parade Sunday 10th November 9.30am to 1.30pm

Please note below the details of the Remembrance Day parade and service at Audley and Alsagers Bank, on Sunday 10th November 2019.   As there is no police presence this year to control the traffic, the Parish Council have applied for the roads to be closed between 9.30am and 1.30pm* (*however these are likely to open up much sooner).  As a result there will be disruption to businesses, homes and buses in the local area for a short time. Full details of the roads to be closed including maps can be found by  clicking here.  Please note that where possible roads will be re-opened once the parade has passed through except the roads which lead to the War Memorials directly – which will reopen at the end of the service.

AUDLEY
Meet at Maddock Street, Audley at 10 a.m.  to proceed along Wereton Road to Queen Street – down Meadowside Avenue – up Vernon Avenue – down Chester Road – to roundabout at Nantwich Road – up Nantwich Road (BAND TO JOIN PARADE AT PEAK PURSUITS) – along Church Street to the cenotaph adjacent Wilbrahams House (10.45 a.m.)

ALSAGERS BANK

Service in St.John’s at 10 a.m. with procession to the cenotaph on Church bend, Alsagers Bank at 10.45 a.m.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however as it is to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts, we hope you understand.  Thank you in advance for your co-operation.