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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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Parliamentary Candidates (Stoke on Trent North) Attending Public Meeting

For the next Sandyford & Goldenhill Public Meeting being held on Thursday 28th November, we have agreed the attendance of all 6 Parliamentary Candidates who will be standing in the forthcoming general election for Stoke on Trent North on Thursday 12th December.

Also, at the meeting will be Staffordshire Police as well as Councillor Chandra Kanneganti who represents the Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward, everyone is welcome!

Lost & Found Property “What To Do Next”

Staffordshire Police have produced a guide to property lost in a public place, and what you should do next.

The poster pictured below explains the way to report a lost item; according to what it is.

Stoke on Trent North Candidates Invited to S.A.G.E. Public Meeting

Candidates standing in the forthcoming Stoke on Trent North Parliamentary General Election, which is on Thursday 12th December are being invited to attend Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association’s Public Meeting at Goldenhill Community Hall/Centre, Drummond Street, Goldenhill on Thursday 28th November, 7.30 p.m.

Candidates will be asked to deliver their plans to why residents should vote to elect them, and receive questions from prospective voters attending the meeting.

Parliamentary Candidates for the Stoke on Trent North Seat are as follows –

Ruth Smeeth (Labour)

Jonathon Gullis (Conservative)

Captain Swiss (Independent) – Still to raise £500 deposit needed

Daniel Rudd (Brexit Party)

To be announced (Liberal Democrat)

Alan Borgars (Green Party)

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/general-election-candidates-can-vote-3493672

“Bulls-eye” Mystery Person is Flying High to Paint RAF Logo

A mystery person was seen painting the RAF logo at a well-known landmark in Sandyford. It appeared they did not want to be identified at first, but drew attention to themself by wearing a McDonald’s bag over their head.

The person eventually posed for photographs whilst painting the logo, so it appears with the named restaurant face covering bag that they were “lovin it” excuse the pun.

If the person comes forward and proves to be Sandyford’s very own “Banksy” then I am sure the local McDonald’s would reward them with a free “Big Mac”.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/mystery-artist-mcdonalds-bag-head-3474349

Stoke on Trent’s Deprived Neighbourhoods

Q-railing, U.K. Headquarters, (Sandyford) Boosting productivity and employment prospects in the north of the city

It has recently been reported that 29 out of 44 wards in Stoke on Trent with at least one neighbourhood is in 10% of the most deprived in the country.

10 of the cities wards in the north of Stoke on Trent include, Goldenhill and Sandyford, Tunstall, Great Chell and Packmoor, Little Chell and Stanfield, Bradeley and Chell Heath, Baddeley, Milton and Norton, Burslem Central, Burslem Park, Moorcroft, Ford Green and Smallthorne.

To tackle the stigma of deprivation, Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (S.A.G.E.) looks at a number of factors of how it is moving towards improving the area for it’s local residents.

S.A.G.E. encourages and supports business development within the area, which helps with the local economy as well as increasing employment opportunities. It assists residents by notifying the police with their support of antisocial activity in the area, which helps to stabilise neighbourhoods. The residents association keeps on top of environmental crime by contacting the council to report issues such as litter and fly tipping. The residents group encourages walking fitness on a weekly basis for residents to participate in. Public meetings are arranged so residents have contact with guest speakers such as their local M.P. and ward councillor to Staffordshire Police.

Within the Sandyford & Goldenhill area, house prices are steadily increasing, council properties are supported by Tunstall Local Centre staff who encourage a better standard of living, and for a better and healthier lifestyle, Goldenhill Medical Centre is there to support the many patients who live in the community.

In future year’s to come, Sandyford & Goldenhill, along with the rest of the city should see deprivation in Stoke on Trent greatly reduced, and this can be achieved by everyone coming together as one, let’s keep up the good work.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/most-deprived-neighbourhood-stoke-trent-3414201

 

Concerns Over Council’s Proposed Green Space Team Cuts

Tom Simpson, Secretary, Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (Ridge Road Park Entrance)

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association has many concerns over proposed greenspace and streetcare team cuts within the city. Residents fear many things, including an untidy appearance of the area, and accessibility through pathways because of hedge row not being cut back.

Residents and local residents groups understand that in this day and age that finances are running slim, but it feels the importance of Stoke on Trent is it’s green and inviting look to everyone who visits the city, and their comments which put the city of Stoke at the top of the green space league.

City Council leaders are saying there will be funding allocated for smaller green spaces that would be devolved to ward councillors to address. This in part could be acceptable to residents and residents groups as long as there is sufficient funds to keep the grass and hedge cutting to an acceptable standard.

For more on this story follow the link https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/you-scratched-thorns–residents-3227052

Reporting Crime Online

There is now the option to report “Crime and Antisocial Behaviour” utilising the online Staffordshire Police System, which is available by following the link www.staffordshire.police.uk

The link enables you to report crime, missing person, civil disputes, lost or stolen vehicles, antisocial behaviour, fraud and lost or found property.

There is also the WMP Hate Crime App, which has now been launched. The App forms part of a strategy to make the reporting of hate crime more accessible and to help continue to reduce the reporting gap.

The App is available on both Apple and Android. It consists of a useful guide/book that provides guidance on all aspects of hate crime, there are also different languages available. There is then a reporting section that directly links to our live chat service. It also gives other reporting options.

The App can be accessed via the below I-Tunes or Google Play links or scan the QRs which are on the above attachment.

iTunes =  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hate-crime-5/id1465069762?ls=1

android = https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.c5consultancy.hatecrime.westmidlands

Members of the public still have the option of using the 101 system with a maximum charge of no more that 15 pence, regardless of the length of the call, although at peak times there can be a wait to speak to an operator.

Staffordshire Police do emphasise that in all emergencies members of the public should call 999.

Sandyford’s “New Employment Development Proposal”

Network Space will be attending the next Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association Public Meeting on Thursday 12th September, 7.30 p.m. at Goldenhill Community Hall/Centre. At the meeting there will be a consultation for a proposed new phase 2 employment development at it’s Sandyford location on James Brindley Way.

Residents and the wider general public are invited to the meeting from 6.45 p.m. to view and discuss the proposals, including during the meeting interval as well as afterwards to further discuss and share thoughts about the project.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Meeting

For the next Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Meeting being held on Thursday 12th September, we have agreed the attendance of Carol and Kevin Shanahan who are the new owners of Port Vale, and they will be promoting and discussing the future of the football club.

Also, at the meeting will be Mark Barlow who is the new Chief Inspector of Police for the north of Stoke on Trent as well as Councillor Chandra Kanneganti who is the newly elected member representing the Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward.

View Q-railing H.Q. & Sandyford From The Sky

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Q-railing U.K. Headquarters, Sandyford

Q-railing who are the flagship company in the new Tunstall Arrow Business Park have given Sandyford a view from the sky; featuring their companys new U.K. Headquarters.

From the sky it now shows how Sandyford is becoming one of Stoke on Trent’s up and coming development areas where business and industry are coming together, and through this it is encouraging growth, along with better job prospects for people who live in Sandyford & Goldenhill as well as those who live in other parts of our city.

For a view of Q-railing’s building, showroom, services & facilities as well as seeing parts of Sandyford & Tunstall follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjEF6F39bwU