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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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Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services Sunday 12th November 2023

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 12th November 2023

Remembrance Day
(Photos Copyright Around Audley (Shraleybrook Media))

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience however there will be road closures in place from approx 9.30am until 12.00pm latest on Sunday 12th November 2023 due to the parade at Audley and then the outside services which will take place at both Cenotaphs in Audley and Alsagers Bank around 10.45am.  The roads will be reopened as soon as possible, once the parade in Audley has walked through the routes as shown below.

However the immediate area around the Cenotaphs at Alsagers Bank High Street and Audley Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 10am and 11.30am – times may be altered slightly on the day but are not expected to exceed these times.

AUDLEY PARADE AND SERVICE (roads closed from 9.30am)

Meet at Bridge Close, Bignall End (please park considerately).  At 10am approx, you will proceed along Stephens Way – Gresley Way – Boyles Hall Road – New Road towards the Audley Community Centre.  Band to join the parade at by Castle Hill (entrance to Audley Community Centre Car park) at approx. 10.35am.  Audley Brass to lead the parade into Church Street ending by the cenotaph at St James Church (to arrive at 10.45 a.m.) Following the service at the Cenotaph, a church service will be held at St James for all those who wish to attend.  Please note the roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath during the service in Audley, before the start of the service (or at the correct point during) please stand along the wall to Wilbraham House on the left hand side of the cenotaph (nearest to the car park entrance to the Butchers Arms) to form a queue.

Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the below order:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • All other community groups and members of the public

ALSAGERS BANK SERVICE (High Street to remain closed from 9.30am at the junctions with The Drive and Heathcote Road)

All are invited to attend the Church Service at St Johns Church at 10.15 a.m. A further service will take place at the cenotaph on Church bend, Alsagers Bank at 10.50 a.m. (Please make your own arrangements to attend safely).  The main road (High Street) will be closed from the junction of Heathcote and from the junction of The Drive between 9.30am until 12pm latest. The roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath Laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath at Alsagers Bank please join the queue, alongside the cenotaph.   Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the order as per below:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • All other Community Groups and members of the public

Changes to Bus services on Sunday 12th November 2023 during the Remembrance Day Parade and Service

Please note that the D&G Bus service 1B will not run in Audley between 09.15 and 11.15.
Buses will restart at 11:45 from Newcastle and 12:15 from Audley.  Please check the Bus Apps and websites for exact timings.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

You can find the details of the road closures and the route for the parade by clicking on the below links:

Road closures Sunday 12th November 23 – Audley Remembrance Parade 

Road closures Sunday 12th November 23 – Alsagers Bank Service

Bus Changes – Audley to Newcastle etc – D&G Route 1A map, bus stops and timetable (as at July 2023)

Bus Changes – Audley D&G Route 1A (as at July 2023)

bus route

Please click here to view the timetable, bus stops  and route for D_G 1a July 2023 – as at 5th July 2023 you can double check times here https://bustimes.org/services/1a-wood-lane-park-site-newcastle-longton-meir for 

Download the App to track D&G Business – here www.mytrip.today

Have your say – Proposed 270 homes and 170 acres of employment for Audley Parish’s Green Belt

The Borough Council’s Local Plan Consultation opens Monday 19th June and closes Monday 14th August

Have your say now on the 4 proposed housing sites in Green Belt around the Parish (total of 270 houses) and also the large (170 acres of Green Belt) employment/warehousing site proposed at Park Lane, Audley.  More details are below, but you can write if you do not want to complete the online consultation.

Map below annotated by the Parish Council to show the sites in Audley Rural Parish.

Local Plan App 4 map annotated by APRC

Visit here to see more information by clicking this link here www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/Localplan

Click on the images below for more detail:

Leaflet NBC page 1 June 2023 Leaflet NBC page 2 June 2023 NBC Poster 1 June 2023 NBC Poster 2 June 2023

PDF versions of the documents below:

Leaflet NBC official
NBC Poster 1 
NBC Poster 2

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services Sunday 13th November 2022

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 13th November 2022

Remembrance Day
(Photos Copyright Around Audley (Shraleybrook Media))

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience however there will be road closures in place from approx 9.30am until 12.00pm latest on Sunday 13th November 2022 due to the parade at Audley and then the outside services which will take place at both Cenotaphs in Audley and Alsagers Bank around 10.45am.  The roads will be reopened as soon as possible, once the parade in Audley has walked through the routes as shown below.

However the immediate area around the Cenotaphs at Alsagers Bank High Street and Audley Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 10am and 11.30am – times may be altered slightly on the day but are not expected to exceed these times.

AUDLEY PARADE AND SERVICE (roads closed from 9.30am)

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 the parade at by Castle Hill (entrance to Audley Community Centre Car park) at approx. 10.35am.  Audley Brass to lead the parade into Church Street ending by the cenotaph at St James Church (approx 10.45 a.m.).  Following the service at the Cenotaph, a church service will be held at St James for all those who wish to attend.  Please note the roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath during the service in Audley, before the start of the service (or at the correct point during) please stand along the wall to Wilbraham House on the left hand side of the cenotaph (nearest to the car park entrance to the Butchers Arms) to form a queue.

Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the below order:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • Members of the public

ALSAGERS BANK SERVICE (High Street to remain closed from 9.30am at the junctions with The Drive and Heathcote Road)

All are invited to attend the Church Service at Halmer End Methodist Church at 10.00 a.m.  A further service will take place at the cenotaph on Church bend, Alsagers Bank at 10.50 a.m.   (Please make your own arrangements to attend safely).  The main road (High Street) will be closed from the junction of Heathcote and from the junction of The Drive between 9.30am until 12pm latest.   The roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath Laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath at Alsagers Bank please join the queue, alongside the cenotaph.   Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the order as per below:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • Members of the public

Changes to Bus services on Sunday 13th November 2022 during the Remembrance Day Parade and Service

Please note that the First Bus service 4, between 09:30 and 12:30 will terminate at Wood Lane.
Please note that the D&G Bus service 1B will not run in Audley between 09.15 and 11.15.
Buses will restart at 11:45 from Newcastle and 12:15 from Audley.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

You can find the details of the road closures and the route for the parade by clicking on the below links:

Please click here to view the road closures for the Parade starting from Audley Maddock Street and for the service at the Audley Cenotaph Church Street Audley

Please click here to view the road closures at Halmer End/Alsagers Bank)

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services – Sunday 13th November 2022

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 13th November 2022

Remembrance Day
(Photos Copyright Around Audley (Shraleybrook Media))

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience however there will be road closures in place from approx 9.30am until 12.00pm latest on Sunday 13th November 2022 due to the parade at Audley and then the outside services which will take place at both Cenotaphs in Audley and Alsagers Bank around 10.45am.  The roads will be reopened as soon as possible, once the parade in Audley has walked through the routes as shown below.

However the immediate area around the Cenotaphs at Alsagers Bank High Street and Audley Church Street will be closed to all traffic between 10am and 11.30am – times may be altered slightly on the day but are not expected to exceed these times.

AUDLEY PARADE AND SERVICE (roads closed from 9.30am)

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 the parade at by Castle Hill (entrance to Audley Community Centre Car park) at approx. 10.35am.  Audley Brass to lead the parade into Church Street ending by the cenotaph at St James Church (approx 10.45 a.m.).  Following the service at the Cenotaph, a church service will be held at St James for all those who wish to attend.  Please note the roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath during the service in Audley, before the start of the service (or at the correct point during) please stand along the wall to Wilbraham House on the left hand side of the cenotaph (nearest to the car park entrance to the Butchers Arms) to form a queue.

Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the below order:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • Members of the public

ALSAGERS BANK SERVICE (High Street to remain closed from 9.30am at the junctions with The Drive and Heathcote Road)

All are invited to attend the Church Service at Halmer End Methodist Church at 10.00 a.m.  A further service will take place at the cenotaph on Church bend, Alsagers Bank at 10.50 a.m.   (Please make your own arrangements to attend safely).  The main road (High Street) will be closed from the junction of Heathcote and from the junction of The Drive between 9.30am until 12pm latest.   The roads will be reopened as soon as the cenotaph services have finished, so please disperse as soon as possible.

Wreath Laying:

If you wish to lay a wreath at Alsagers Bank please join the queue, alongside the cenotaph.   Wreaths will be laid after The Reveille in the order as per below:

  • Civic VIPs
  • Representatives of regular forces
  • Representatives of territorial and reserve forces
  • Representatives of ex-Service associations, including RBL & RBLWS
  • Representatives of uniformed public services (police, fire brigade, ambulance services)
  • Representatives of uniformed voluntary services (St John, Red Cross etc)
  • Representatives of cadet forces
  • Representatives of youth organisations
  • Members of the public

It is expected that D&G bus services will be affected/not running :
Sunday 1B  10.05 Alsagers Bank, 10.15 and 10.25 Audley Council Offices – TO BE CONFIRMED
Sunday 1B – 11.05 Alsagers Bank, 11.15 and 11.25 Audley Council Offices – TO BE CONFIRMED

It is expected that First bus services 4/4a will be affected/not running:
Sunday 4 – 10.06 and 11.05 Queen Street, 10.06 and 11.06 Meadowside Avenue – TO BE CONFIRMED

You can find the details of the road closures and the route for the parade by clicking on the below links:

Please click here to view the road closures for the Parade starting from Audley Maddock Street and for the service at the Audley Cenotaph Church Street Audley

Please click here to view the road closures at Halmer End/Alsagers Bank)

 

Announcement from the Chair and Next APRC meeting cancelled (15th Sept 2022)

header HM Queen

Audley Rural Parish Council joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty the Queen.  The Parish Council, and on behalf of the Parish residents, send their condolences to the Royal family of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Please note that the next meeting of the Parish Council (Thurs 15th September) will not be called during the official period of public mourning.

Mr Nick Hayes
Chair of Audley Rural Parish Council

PARISH COUNCIL AND BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS – POLLING DAY THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2022

Please see below Parish Council statements of persons nominated or outcome of the Uncontested elections:

Audley PC (Bignall End) Statement Of Persons Nominated (Election)
Audley PC_(Audley)_ uncontested elected
Audley_PC (Halmerend)_uncontested elected

Borough Council elections for the Audley Ward information can be found here:
NBC Audley Ward_Statement of Persons Nominated 

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 can be found here CLICK HERE https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/elections-registration-1

Parish Council and Borough Council – Elections Timetable and process – Polling Day Thursday 5th May 2022

Please see below timetable for the process leading up to the Elections for the Borough Council and Parish Councils.

  • Monday 21st March  – Notice of election published
  • Tuesday 22nd March – Nominations period begins where NBC will be able to accept nomination papers at Castle House on weekdays between the hours of 9.30am through 4.00pm.
  • Tuesday 5th April at 4pm – The last day to receive completed nominations – no further nominations will be accepted after this date.

You can obtain nomination forms directly 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 can be found here https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/elections-registration-1

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Only 12 days left to respond – Local Plan Issues and Options

Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council – Local Plan Issues and Options – Deadline for responses extended to Mon 24th Jan 2022 at 5pm

There is a virtual (Zoom) drop in session today 12pm until 7pm – please call 742467 for details.  There is also a final consultation drop-in on Thurs 13th Jan at Keele Village Hall (Highway Lane) from 3pm to 7pm.  No appointment necessary, but you may not be able to speak to an officer without one. 

The consultation for the Newcastle under Lyme Local Plan is now live ….the document requires 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 views by going to https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan/2 – to respond to the consultation which ends on Monday 24th January 2022 at 5pm.

The Parish Council has now submitted it response to the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation.  You can view it here: https://audleyparishcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Local-Plan-Issues-and-Options-Questions-ARPC-Response-submitted-22.12.21.pdf

Please click here to view the Local Plan Issues and Options Questions ARPC Response  https://audleyparishcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Local-Plan-Issues-and-Options-Questions-ARPC-Response-submitted-22.12.21-word-97-version.doc

Please click here to view some general guidance on the Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation Response for Audley  Rural Parish (PDF) https://audleyparishcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Local-Plan-Issues-and-Options-Consultation-Response-Guidance-for-Audley-Final-06.12.21.pdf

Please click here to view the leaflet which has been posted to every parishioner in Audley Parish – delivery during w/c 3rd Jan 2022 (PDF)   https://audleyparishcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Leaflet-for-every-parishioner-Audley-Dec-2021.pdf

 

 

Audley Rural Parish Council

Only 13 days left to respond – Local Plan for Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council

Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council – Local Plan Issues and Options – Deadline for responses extended to Mon 24th Jan 2022 at 5pm

There is a consultation drop in today (Tuesday 11th Jan at Audley Methodist Church from 3pm to 7pm.  No appointment necessary, but you may not be able to speak to an officer without one. 

The consultation for the Newcastle under Lyme Local Plan is now live ….the document requires 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 views by going to https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan/2 – to respond to the consultation which ends on Monday 24th January 2022 at 5pm.

The Parish Council has now submitted it response to the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation.  You can view it here: Please click here to view the Local Plan Issues and Options Questions – Audley Rural Parish Council Response submitted 22.12.21 (PDF)

Please click here to view the Local Plan Issues and Options Questions ARPC Response submitted 22.12.21 (Word 97-2003 version)

Please click here to view some general guidance on the Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation Response for Audley  Rural Parish (PDF)

Please click here to view the leaflet which has been posted to every parishioner in Audley Parish – delivery during w/c 3rd Jan 2022 (PDF)  

Newcastle BC Local Plan – Audley Rural Parish Council Response – Deadline for all responses 24th Jan 2022

Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council – Local Plan Issues and Options – Deadline for responses extended to Mon 24th Jan 2022 at 5pm

The consultation for the Newcastle under Lyme Local Plan is now live ….the document requires 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 views by going to https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan/2 – to respond to the consultation which ends on Monday 24th January 2022 at 5pm.

The Parish Council has now submitted it response to the Local Plan Issues and Options consultation.  You can view it here: Please click here to view the Local Plan Issues and Options Questions – Audley Rural Parish Council Response submitted 22.12.21 (PDF)

Please click here to view the Local Plan Issues and Options Questions ARPC Response submitted 22.12.21 (Word 97-2003 version)

Please click here to view some general guidance on the Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation Response for Audley  Rural Parish (PDF)

Please click here to view the leaflet which has been posted to every parishioner in Audley Parish – delivery during w/c 3rd Jan 2022 (PDF)