Resources in the Parish
In the village there is
A livery stables at Top Farm tel: 01782 617105
A log business located at Christmas Tree Farm tel: o7706 205327 or 07732 274323
And as one might expect there are Christmas Trees for sale at the above named farm
A mobile welding service is located at the Paddocks Farm: contact Will Summerfield on 07974 238567
A bespoke guitar-maker in Station Road: contact Doug on 01782 624650
A plumber also located in Station Road: contact Jamie Harrison on 01782 752218
At least two grass cutting and hedge trimming businesses tel: 07706 205327
A jobbing builder at Boggs Cottages
An electrician in Pepper Street: contact Richard on 07973 757751
There are itinerant window cleaning businesses including a husband/wife team: contact Charmaine on 07539 109111
A Physiotherapy Practice at the Keele Centre, Three Mile Lane tel: o7718 139800 See swanphysio.co.uk
Thanks to the existence of the campus we have one of the best set of village bus services in the country. For details see local bus stops.
The Village Hall is used by many village societies such as the Garden Guild, the Women’s Institute and the Parish Church. It is also hired for private parties; it is particularly popular location for children’s parties. tel: 01782 626372 or email email@example.com
St John’s C of E Primary School is an important resource for families with primary school children
Keele Parish Church website
Accommodation in Keele
The Sneyd Arms public house also has a few rooms for long term rent.
Eating and drinking
The Sneyd Arms The pub is frequented by Keele village and campus residents, as well as students and visitors from outside the parish. It is popular as both an eating and drinking venue.
There are several restaurants and cafes on Keele University campus. Costa Coffee have an outlet in the Blackwells Bookshop and the Students’ Union also has a coffee bar and cafeteria.
The Hawthorns Restaurant, located in the University Management Centre in the village, is open to the public as well as students and provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. A carvery is available on Sunday during term time.
Click here to find out more about the Keele University cafes and restaurants.
Click here to find out about Keele Students’ Union cafes and bars.
In the centre of the campus there is
A pharmacy, run by Well, with dedicated parking
A convenience store
A bank (Santander)
A bookshop (Blackwells)
A newsagents which includes a small Post Office. (There is a full Post Office service in Silverdale.)
The Students Union has a small shop mainly geared, as one might expect, to the interests of young people and a print service open to the general public.
A chapel which holds both Catholic and Protestant services
The chapel is also used for concerts
The Library is open to the public for use within the building. It houses an important local history collection.
There is some limited short-stay parking in the centre car park.
Other campus resources
A gym with squash courts
A hair salon located in the Sports Centre
Playing fields which can be hired by locals
The Keele Practice is open to villagers tel: 01782 753550. Other doctors practices are located in Madeley and Silverdale
There is a tree surgeon currently located on the campus. Contact Daniel on 07795 608808
There is a gallery in the Chancellor’s Building which hosts art collections from time to time.
The Raven Mason ceramic collection, housed in Keele Hall, is open to the public by application.
Other local resources
The nearest petrol station is on the road into Newcastle.
In addition to two convenience stores, there is a Co-op in Silverdale
Opposite the Co-op is Spokes bike shop: tel; 01782 937786 Website http://www.spokesbikeshop.co.uk
There are a number of garages located in Stonewall, Silverdale where there is also a tyre business.
And perhaps most surprising of all there is a small business, located on the top road in Silverdale, which offers mending and tailoring services
Note that the Parish Council does not endorse any of the above services; in general the best guide is a personal recommendation. This list simply illustrates the rich range of services available locally.
Useful Contact details
Non Emergency Police Number
101 – use this for all non emergency police calls
Non Emergency calls to the NHS
111 – use this for all non life threatening calls to the NHS
Staffordshire County Council
0300 111 8000
Newcastle Borough Council
01782 717717 (main)
01782 742500 (Streetscene to report flytipping and other street related issues)
St John’s C of E Primary School
District Councillor Tony Kearon’s Blog
County Councillor Simon Tagg’s Blog