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Layout 1The Madeley Centre is a well-equipped community centre in the heart of the rural village of Madeley in North Staffordshire. The building has a main hall with stage, sound and lighting systems. There are 3 smaller rooms for hire for meetings, activities and groups.  There is a Rural Hub where organisations can rent a ‘Hot-Desk’ and an Internet Café where locals can get on-line to pick up emails, research and complete homework or just surf.

Why not come along and visit us between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm to view the facilities?  You can hire rooms, use the internet or enjoy something to eat in the Café. The site is being managed by a fantastic team of dedicated volunteers who help with the day-day running of the Centre. Our “New2U” Charity shop is open from 10am-1pm on Monday and 10am-4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and again is run by volunteers. It also opens from 11am-2pm on the first Sunday of the month to coincide with our Car Boot Sales.

Besides all the activities arranged by local groups, there are also a number of public events such as dance, music and theatre performances and enjoyable social functions planned at the centre.

Howard Wilson and his team run Just Jane, who are the on-site caterers. They have a cafe, where you can sample some homemade meals from 9.00am until mid afternoon and there is also an area of softer seating where you can enjoy a coffee whilst meeting with your friends for a chat. They are happy to cater for any functions you organise including, weddings, parties, fund-raising events and music events as well as providing coffees, teas and snacks for users of the various rooms.

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Madeley Centre Grounds get a makeover!

NCS YMCA NORTH STAFFS & Madeley Tidy Group clear the roundabout area!

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Over the last couple of days, the NCS YMCA NORTH STAFFS and Madeley Tidy Group have worked their socks off clearing the roundabout area of the Madeley Centre grounds. The area had previously been quite a jungle of weeds and self-planted shrubs and was starting to block out the view of the centre. Thanks to all the hard work and effort, these guys have made a clear circle of ground ready for the next stage of planting.
DSC_0002When they started it seemed an impossible task to remove all the weeds, plants and membrane from the area, but very quickly it became obvious that no job was too big for this team! Fuelled by sandwiches and drinks from the Just Jane cafe, the youngsters were soon knee-deep in the undergrowth and hacking away at the plastic sheeting that lay underneath.
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By the end of the first day, the area was already looking a lot better, and weather permitting it was looking good for day two.

By 2pm on Wednesday the area was cleared and with expert help and supervision from Chris Wright of the Madeley Tidy Group, the remaining hedges were given a trim to smarten up the remaining part of the roundabout.

DSC_0005The work done by everyone involved has smartened up the grounds massively. The Madeley Tidy Group have worked tirelessly on the car park area to remove as many of the weeds as possible and clear the access between the rows of cars. This was back-breaking work as it involved kneeling and pulling up stubborn weeds but the whole area is looking a lot tidier as a result.
This is just phase one of smartening up the Centre, but with the promise of more help in the future from the NCS team and the opportunity for local volunteers to get involved, the Madeley Centre will soon have beautiful grounds we can all be proud of as a community!

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Line dancer Joyce Plaskett wins THREE major awards!

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May we offer huge congratulations to Joyce Plaskett on her outstanding achievements on winning THREE dance trophies at a recent European Championship event. Joyce runs classes at The Centre every Tuesday & Wednesday. Call her on 01630 654069 or 07951 833251 for more details.

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Alexander Technique Classes

The Alexander Technique offers an alternative to ‘trying harder’.  It involves learning how to go about your daily activities (including standing, walking, stepping, getting in and out of a chair) in a more efficient way, using less muscular effort.

An introductory course in the Alexander Technique with six one-hour sessions will be run at the Madeley Centre on a Friday afternoon between 2-3pm starting on Friday 29th April, by a qualified Alexander Teacher for people between the age of 60 and 84 years.

If you are interested in taking part, or require some further information, please contact Brigitte Knowles at Madeley Surgery on 01782 750274.

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New Intermediate Line Dancing Class 20th April.

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Every Wednesday 10am-12pm, starting on 20th April. Contact Joyce Plaskett on 01630 654069 for further details.

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Local Resident Publishes Heritage Book

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Betley historian Peter Floyd has published an illustrated guide to to the stone heritage of selected Staffordshire buildings, integrating historical, architectural and geological aspects. £2 from every book sold will be donated to the local Community First Responders. Contact Peter on 01270 820538.

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Zumba Fitness, Every Tuesday 7-8pm

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Join new instructor Julie Clarke and her friendly group. Have fun and feel the difference. Call 07833 616163 for details.

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Yoga, Monday’s 7-8.30pm.

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Call Yvonne Bradley on 750178 for details.

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