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Sandyford and Goldenhill Residents Association (S.A.G.E.)

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A residents association uniting the two villages of Sandyford and Goldenhill since 1999

An organisation that aims to improve the environment and lifestyle for all its residents who live in our community

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What Sandyford Looked Like 60 Year’s Ago

Pictured below is what Sandyford looked like approximately 60 year’s ago. The image is taken on the corner of Hollywall Lane where immediately to the left (out of picture) would have been the Co-op food shop; further to the left in focus was the sign to the former Dog & Partridge Public House, and now since 1999 is the ever popular McDonald’s fast food restaurant and takeaway.

It is fair to say looking at the picture how times have changed, with no vehicles showing on the main A50 through route leading further into the city of Stoke on Trent.

I suppose when the picture was taken that nobody could have imagined how today Sandyford would be regenerated into a centre where multiple businesses are setting up, which has brought increased employment to the area. Sandyford also boasts having it’s modern and up to date Fire Station as well as Churchill China having it’s headquarters in the area, which is now located behind the billboard showing the Bass sign.

Tunstall Public Toilets “Now Open”

Good news for shoppers in Tunstall from today that the public toilets on Butterfield Place at the side of the Market will be open during business hours. They will be monitoring and cleaning the facilities to help protect against the spread of COVID 19, so please be aware that in small buildings like these that numbers will need to be limited.

MOTs set to resume in England, Scotland and Wales from 1st August

Lockdown restrictions are easing, and all drivers with an MOT due from 1st August are being urged to book an MOT test. This is a legal requirement.

Drivers who have an MOT test due before 1st August will still be granted the 6-month extension. For example, if your MOT is due on 31st July, it’ll be extended to 31st January 2021.

But even if your vehicle is exempt, you should take it to the garage immediately if you notice something wrong. You can still be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle.

A few garages UK-wide remained open during the outbreak to conduct essential repairs. Now, 90% of garages are open across the country.

British Gas Fake Email Scam

Staffordshire Police are reporting that Action Fraud have received over 2,600 reports about emails claiming to be from British Gas. The emails threaten to disconnect the recipient’s gas service if an outstanding bill is not paid.

The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking phishing websites that are designed to steal personal and financial details.

Your bank, or any other official organisation, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you need to check that it’s a genuine message, call them directly using a trusted phone number you already have from previous correspondence.

If you’ve spotted a suspicious email forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) on report@phishing.gov.uk

Amazon Scam

Staffordshire Police have recently been made aware of an Amazon scam via e-mail or text message asking you to click onto a link to update your payment or delivery details. Amazon will not send unsolicited texts or e-mails requesting money, package or personal information.

The police are reminding everyone not to reply or click on any link and report them to Amazon accordingly.

Coronavirus-Related Scams – How To Protect Yourself

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million.
How you can protect yourself from Coronavirus-related scams:
There are some simple steps you can take that will protect you from the most common Coronavirus-related scams. Here’s what you need to do:
1 – Watch out for scam messages
Your bank, or other official organisations, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS): report@phishing.gov.uk
2 – Shopping online
If you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, for example, by checking to see if others have used the site and what their experience was. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, other payment providers may not provide the same protection.
3 – Unsolicited calls and browser pop-ups offering tech support
Never install any software, or grant remote access to your computer, as a result of a cold call. Remember, legitimate organisations would never contact you out of the blue to ask for financial details such as your PIN or full banking password.

Vandalised Car “We Need Your Help”

It has been reported that at 2.15 a.m. today a dark grey Vauxhall Zafira has been vandalised with a broken rear window in Wignall Road, Sandyford near to the junction with Ridge Road.

Two hooded suspects were seen running down Wignall Road from Maureen Avenue where the incident took place before returning by the same route.

Anyone who has witnessed the criminal activity are encouraged to contact the police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Fly Tipping/Traveller Access Deterrent in Place at New Goldenhill Pathway

Stoke on Trent City Council has now placed a bollard at the entrance of a new pathway at it’s Mobberley Road entrance.

The bollard will hopefully prevent fly tipping in the area where recently offenders have unloaded asbestos onto the pathway, and earlier in the week open access allowed Travellers to go onto nearby land.

In the Sandyford & Goldenhill area because of so much open space it easy for fly tipping to take place. Stoke on Trent City Council, Staffordshire Police and Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association is encouraging anyone witnessing fly tipping to report it to the council on 234234 or the police on 101.

New Investment for Tunstall

It is reported that Tunstall High Street is to have new pavements laid in the town centre.

The work is expected to take up to 6 weeks and on completion should make the area a little more pleasant to visit.

Work has already started on the Town Hall, which is expected to open in the middle of next year. The council owned building will facilitate council staff, a children’s centre as well as the local centre and library.

Where possible residents in the nearby area are encouraged to shop in the town, remember the saying “use it or lose it”.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/major-town-centre-works-see-4188304

 

Increase in Motor Vehicle Thefts

Staffordshire Police are warning residents not to leave their vehicles unlocked overnight or leave any valuables on display.

It is being reported there has been a recent increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the area, and are advising vehicle owners to lock it or lose it!

If you see anything suspicious in your area please telephone Staffordshire Police on 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.