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Welcome to the Audley Rural Parish Council website

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.

For all our latest news, see below. To set up an email subscription, check out the right sidebar.

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

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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)  

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

Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council – Local Plan Issues and Options – 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

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.

Visit  https://www.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/planning-policy/local-plan – to see the document

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

You can book onto one of the consultation events – see attached information.  This must be done in advance if you wish to speak to a Planning officer for a 15 min slot.  You can still drop in but may not get to speak to someone.  Please click here to view the Extended Consultation Poster and Audley consultation session on 11.01.22Extended Consultation Poster 29 11 jpeg

Newcastle Borough Council – Local Plan Consultation extended to 24th January 2022 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

You should also consider the implication of the proposal at this stage which could see the development of a large site (AB2) of Green Belt (70 hectares) in Audley (Park Lane/Junction 16/Moat Lane) for warehousing.

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 24th January 2022.

Visit – https://consult.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/resources/portal/supportingfiles/729130 – to see the document

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

You can book onto one of the consultation events – see attached information.  This must be done in advance.  Please click here to view the Consultation Information Poster

Consultation Information Poster Oct 2021

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services Sunday 14th November 2021

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 14th November 2021

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 on Sunday 14th November 2021 due to the parade (Bignall End and Audley only) and then 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 has walked through the Bignall End (around the estate) and up to Castle Hill/Peak Pursuits by Audley Community Centre.   However the immediate area around the 2 cenotaphs (Alsagers Bank and Audley) will be closed to all traffic around 10am and 11.30am – times may be altered slightly on the day but are not expected to exceed these times.

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

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

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

Please click here to view the road closures for the Parade starting from Bignall End (Bridge Close) and for the service at the Audley Cenotaph Church Street Audley

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

 

Alsagers Bank Remembers

Audley Remembers

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 14th November 2021

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 on Sunday 14th November 2021 due to the parade (Bignall End and Audley only) and then 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 has walked through the Bignall End (around the estate) and up to Castle Hill/Peak Pursuits by Audley Community Centre.   However the immediate area around the 2 cenotaphs (Alsagers Bank and Audley) will be closed to all traffic around 10am and 11.30am – times may be altered slightly on the day but are not expected to exceed these times.

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

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

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

Please click here to view the road closures for the Parade starting from Bignall End (Bridge Close) and for the service at the Audley Cenotaph Church Street Audley

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

 

Alsagers Bank Remembers Audley Remembers

Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council – Local Plan Issues and Options – Consultation closes 13th December

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

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 13th December 2021.

Visit – https://consult.newcastle-staffs.gov.uk/resources/portal/supportingfiles/729130 – to see the document

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

You can book onto one of the consultation events – see attached information.  This must be done in advance.  Please click here to view the Consultation Information Poster

Consultation Information Poster Oct 2021

Remembrance Day Parade Services – Audley and Alsagers Bank Sunday 14th November 2021

Audley and Alsagers Bank Remembrance Day Services

Sunday 14th November 2021

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 on Sunday 14th November 2021 due to the parade (Bignall End and Audley only) and then 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. You can find the details of the road closures and route for the parade by clicking on the below links:

Please click here to view the road closures for the Parade starting from Bignall End (Bridge Close) and for the service at the Audley Cenotaph Church Street Audley

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

 

Alsagers Bank Remembers Audley Remembers

Blue Green Algae – Bateswood

Message from Newcastle Borough Council

The Environment Agency (EA) have tested the water and have confirmed that it is positive for Blue Green Algae at Bateswood.  The Borough Council have updated the notices on site to reflect that it is now confirmed rather than suspected.  The notices have been placed near to the water and at many of the site entrances to let users know.  The Borough Council have also been maintaining contact with the fishing club as well to keep them informed of the situation.

The site will continue to be monitored and the EA will test again when the bloom has dissipated to make sure that the pool is clear.

General information on blue green algae can be found here:

https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/cumbria-and-lancashire/blue-green-algae-in-cumbria-and-lancashire/

Tree work Leddy’s Field – Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th August 2021

Please note essential tree work is planned for Leddy’s Field, Hall Street, Audley on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th August (next week) to prune trees which are growing close to the overhead power lines.  A wildlife assessment will be carried out before the work starts and the necessary consents are in place.

The work is being carried out by Western Power.  Footpaths will be signed and taped off while work is underway. The overall site will still be accessible, but there may be some areas closed off temporarily due to H&S.

Albert Street Play area is now open!

Please note the new play equipment at Albert Street has been completed earlier than expected due to the good weather and is now open for the children to use.  The cantilever swing will be installed at a later date.

Thank you to the local schools for their input in selecting the pieces of equipment for the site – we hope you enjoy using them!

Apologies for any inconvenience caused during the works.