The Madeley Centre
The Madeley Centre is a modern, well-equipped community centre and meetings venue in the heart of the rural village of Madeley in North Staffordshire. It is an eco-friendly building which uses solar panels to generate electricity and heat water. Heat-pumps draw heat from the ground to top up the hot water heating system. Rain water is harvested for use within the building.
The Centre offers for hire a main hall, which seats 170, with stage, sound and lighting systems. There are 4 meeting rooms, seating from 25 to 75 people. The larger room has a data projector for presentations and a PA system with hearing loop. There is an Internet Café where locals and centre users can get on-line to pick up emails, research or just surf.
A well-equipped kitchen and cafeteria offers meals and event catering. The Foyer space is also hired out for small music events and quiz nights. The building has high-speed internet in all meeting rooms and in the foyer area.
The Centre is used for 40 to 50 different activities by local groups, including children's karate, kung fu, performing arts training, choirs, book groups, computers, table tennis, indoor bowling, bingo, Darby and Joan, Tea Dances, line dancing, pilates and many more. It hosts music performances, barn dances, beer festivals, food fairs, car boot sales and caravan club meets. The Hall is used for weddings, funerals, private parties and receptions. It is also in demand by corporate clients for team building events, conferences and away days.
This pleasant room seats 16 people in committee style, around a large central table, or up to 40 without tables.
Portable data projector, screen and flip charts are available for hire, or groups can use their own.