Services

Cafė and Event Catering

Howard Wilson 01782 750002 justjane@madeleycentre.co.uk

The Madeley Centre Café is open from 9.30am until 4.00pm from Monday to Friday, and from 10.30 to 3.00pm on Sundays. Quality coffee, tea and soft drinks are available as well as sandwiches, wraps, homemade hot meals and delicious cakes and puddings.  The café is licensed.

Catering services and the bar are on offer to groups using the Centre outside these hours by arrangement and for special events, parties and private functions. We provide rooms and cater for baby naming, birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, funerals and other occasions.

Child Development Clinic

Madeley Surgery holds Child Development consultations within the Centre. These take place by prior appointment with the surgery.

Citizens Advice

On the first Friday of every month from 9.30am-1.30pm the Citizens’ Advice Bureau (CAB) provides digital assistance with problems in the computer learning centre. Someone will be there to help you search for information you may need and will help you to access: Citizens Advice online, Local & National Government websites, Fly tipping report site, Blue Badge applications, benefit checks and claims. This service is funded by Newcastle Borough Council.

Computer Learning Centre

The Centre has a number of public access computers, which have:

  • Windows and Microsoft Office

  • An Internet Connection with Internet Explorer and Firefox

  • Facility for limited essential printing for a full cost charge.

Once registered with the Centre, you can check emails, read web pages, and look up information. There is a content-filter in place to eliminate objectionable internet content. Users have to agree to the acceptable use policy. If you are under 18 you will need to have a parent agree to these on your behalf.

Library

The mobile public library comes to the Madeley Centre car park every Tuesday.

Madeley & District Community Association

Debbie Burns Project coordinator 01782 751164.
Mobile: 07977 561989 email: mdcahub@gmail.com

Volunteer drivers are available to offer lifts to people who are unable to get to doctors, hospital and other medical appointments. These are available to people living in the local rural area. A small charge is made for this service to cover costs.

Office Opening Hours: 9am–1pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Madeley Parish Council

Madeley Parish Council holds its monthly meetings in the Centre, on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm. The Centre is very grateful to the Council for an annual grant it provides for the maintenance of the grounds around the Centre as a public space. Enquiries about Parish Council matters should be addressed to the Clerk to the Council: Janet Simpson 07563 660298 parish.clerk@madeley.staffslc.gov.uk.

Madeley Rural Runaround

Ian Ashbolt 07702 100819

A Community Bus is available for hire by local rural Charities or Community Groups. A small charge is made for the service. Drivers must be willing to undertake a short assessment prior to using the bus.

Majestic Nails

The Centre hosts a friendly village nail salon offering Shellac Gel Manicures and luxurious Spa Pedicures at competitive prices. Free parking and café on site. Book with Ali Orme on 07972 455435, follow me on Facebook or visit my website www.majesticnails.co.uk.

New2U Charity Shop

Our Charity shop opened in July 2012 and has been a great success! The proceeds from the shop make a significant financial contribution to funding the Madeley Centre. New2U also helps our environment by giving a second life to articles that we no longer have a use for. Goods we cannot sell are donated to charities supporting the homeless or animal welfare, so nothing is wasted! We sell only good quality goods and are grateful for all the fantastic donations we receive.

The shop is run by our volunteer retail team, who pride themselves on maintaining high standards and a friendly welcoming atmosphere. Please come and visit us. You will be pleasantly surprised by the variety of goods we have on offer. All donations of items for sale are gratefully accepted. Please contact Debbie Burns on 07977 561989 for more information.

Police

The police station within the Madeley Centre is staffed throughout the week. You should contact the police to report a crime or for advice on crime prevention.

Call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example:

  • Your car has been stolen

  • Your property has been damaged

  • You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighbourhood

  • Give the police information about crime in your area

  • You need to speak to the police about a general enquiry

You should always call 999 when it is an emergency, such as:

  • when a crime is in progress

  • someone suspected of a crime is nearby

  • when there is danger to life

  • when violence is being used or threatened.

Non-urgent local enquiries may be made to: PCSO Colin Hodgkinson 07812 967361 colin.hodgkinson@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk, who works from the Madeley Centre with other colleagues.

Post Office

The closure of the Madeley Post Office was a major blow to the village. However, working with the Parish Council, our Trustees have been able to arrange for Silverdale Post Office to run an outreach service from the Madeley Centre bar. Full postal services now operate on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Geoff Hollins, the postmaster, says:

I am very happy to enable the people of Madeley to access Post Office services. From the Madeley Centre Post Office you can:

  • post parcels using Royal Mail and Parcelforce

  • withdraw cash from Post Office Card Account and major UK banks

  • make bill payments

  • tax your motor vehicle

  • use Passport Check and Send

  • obtain travel money and insurance

  • open and operate Post Office Money savings

  • obtain life, home and other insurance products.

Volunteering at the Centre

Volunteers are an integral part of The Madeley Centre team. Over the past 9 years the Centre has benefited from the efforts of around 200 volunteers, whose ages have ranged from 8 to 91. We have school children helping to plant spring bulbs and other young people volunteer as a public service for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or help in the Centre to gain work-based experience. Retired people and others, with time on their hands, volunteer for a couple of hours each week to help out.

The Centre is a charity, which is run by the to promote the educational and social welfare of the community. By volunteering you can make your contribution to maintaining a rich variety of leisure activities in the locality and, in the process, you will meet new people and widen your circle of friends.

  • We need volunteers to help on Reception, with Events, in our New2U charity shop and in the Office

  • We are keen to recruit from all ages and experiences

  • You can help for a couple of hours a week or on a casual basis

  • Necessary training and on-going support are provided.

Please contact Debbie Burns on 07977 561989 for information. Everyone is made welcome.