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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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JCB IS RECRUITING

JCB, one of the world’s leading construction equipment manufacturers, is looking for locally based Production Operatives, Fork-lift Truck Drivers and CNC Machinists to join on a temporary basis at a number of their locations, including Staffordshire.

They are also looking for Welders (permanent contract – £27,641.64 per annum)

With generous hourly pay rates, overtime rates and access to free on-site parking, you’ll be well rewarded for your work. Training will be provided.

You’ll get: £11.35 per hour, 33 days paid holiday, work based pension, overtime at time and a half, additional shift allowance, access to JCB’s employee assistance programme.

To Apply – Text JCB to 82228

Vulnerable People Are Being Used To Courier Drugs

Staffordshire Police say vulnerable people of all ages are being used by criminals across the country to courier drugs and money.

Signs to look for: A young person going missing from school or home. Meeting with unfamiliar adults and/or change in behaviour. Using drugs and alcohol. Money or expensive gifts they can’t account for.
A neighbour who has not been seen for a while, More people calling at the neighbour’s home – often unsociable hours, suspicious vehicles/people attending a neighbour’s home.

If you have spotted these signs – please tell us! You can call the police on 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Fuel-saving Tips to Improve Fuel Economy

  • Remove excess weight, and get rid of any rubbish in the car
  • Air conditioning uses fuel. But having the windows down causes drag, which uses up fuel too. Well, here’s what to do. At low speeds, open the window – the fuel used to compensate for drag is less than the fuel used to power your air con. But when driving on the motorway, it’s the other way around. So turn on the climate control and roll the windows up
  • Only topping up with what you need and avoiding having a full tank means the fuel you do have goes slightly further
  • Your driving style can have a big impact on how much petrol or diesel you use. Try to keep your driving smooth. Gentle acceleration and using the highest safe gear will use less fuel

War Graves in Overgrown Cemetery

St John’s where the cemetery leads away from the church

For many years St John’s Cemetery in Goldenhill has suffered being overgrown with weeds and Japanese Knotweed and has missed basic tender loving care.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) brought in Probation Services where offenders maintained it in the past, but due to a lack of facilities with a rest area and toilets, it then had to stop. In recent times Peter Weeldon and a team of volunteers also tried to do their best to keep the cemetery tidy, although COVID came to stop the project.

It was reported earlier this month by Jonathan Gullis M.P. for Stoke on Trent North at the Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association Public Meeting at Goldenhill Community Centre that there is 20 war graves there, and he is looking at having it tidied up as well as removing the Japanese Knotweed, adding that he is going to approach Peter Coates (Stoke City F.C. Chairman) to see if he could help in some way to remove the knotweed.

SAGE has been made aware that if the cemetery is clear of Knotweed and weeds that the City Council would be obliged to take over maintaining the cemetery for the foreseeable future.

St John’s Church Suffering More Damage

Staffordshire Police have reported that recently they’ve received a couple of incidents with teenager’s hanging around St John’s Church, High Street, Goldenhill causing damage and engaging in anti social behaviour.

If you have seen anything suspicious or teenager’s around the church please call the Police on 101 or private message on Facebook / Twitter quoting serial number SP-20210918-0645 or you can speak to crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

Thank you for your help in this incident.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Meeting

For the next Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Meeting being held on Thursday 16th September, we have agreed the attendance of Jonathan Gullis M.P. for Stoke on Trent North, Councillor Chandra Kanneganti and Staffordshire Police.

This is the first Public Meeting since November 2019 due to COVID restrictions so everyone is welcome to attend on the evening, and you will be able to enjoy free food as well as being entered into our FREE PRIZE DRAW!

Please note the public bar will also be open.

St John’s Junior School Seen In Better Days

It is nice to see the former St John’s C of E Junior School pictured right in it’s hay day back in the middle of the 20th century, and not in it’s sorry state today after many years of senseless vandalism.

As a residents association S.A.G.E. has fought the case to either develop the site or demolish the building which is an eyesore in Goldenhill Village.

Old Church School after arson attack in February 2019

The main problem the authorities and Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association has is because the building is encompassed by St John’s Church, which keeps them both under the listed buildings act, and to develop the land has and still is a difficult one to resolve.

Is Your Vehicle Compatible To Use E10 Petrol

Hundreds of thousands of drivers have been warned their car isn’t compatible with the new greener E10 petrol that is being rolled out across forecourts.

It comes as part of government plans to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. The difference between E10 and E5 petrol is that the former contains up to 10% ethanol – double the 5% amount found in E5.

The RAC estimates that 700,000 older vehicles shouldn’t use E10 – these vehicles must instead opt to use more expensive E5 super unleaded which will cost more.

To check if your vehicle can run on E10 petrol follow the link. https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-e10-petrol?eid=DM1065627&bid=1829811984

Job Vacancy, Warehouse Operative (Stoke)

Warehouse Operatives required in Heron Cross, Stoke on Trent. The business is one of the region’s best drinks wholesaler.
Hour & Shift Pattern
You will be required to work Monday to Friday.
Days, 8am til 5pm available. Overtime may be available on request.                                                                              Salary – £9.50 to £10 per hour.
Requirements
Previous experience in a production/warehouse role would be advantageous.
This position is available for someone to start as soon as possible with interviews taking place everyday so if this is of interest please ‘Apply’ today!
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FREE! English & Maths Courses

Adult & Community Learning (ACL) offer free Functional English & maths and ICT courses to anyone over the age of 19 years living in Stoke-on-Trent.

These courses will start in September and will be held at the Employment & Skills Hub, High Street Tunstall and Blurton Community Hub.

We offer classes from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 City & Guild Qualifications – Level 2 is equivalent to a GCSE at the old C grade.

Improving your English and maths skills will help you in everyday life, increase your chances of gaining employment, gaining a promotion at work or to help your children with their homework.

To join a course you a required to complete an initial assessment to see what level you are currently working at, these sessions are being held throughout August and at the beginning of September. See attached information.

You can book via the website www.stoke.gov.uk/adultlearning or by calling the office 01782 234775.