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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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Have your say on Stoke on Trent City Council Housing

Our consultation on the Housing Customer Engagement Strategy is now LIVE.

We want to hear your views about our new strategy, that sets out how you can get involved to shape, delivery and improve our housing services.

To find out more and leave your comments, click the link below

http://www.stoke.gov.uk/housingengagementconsultation

Local Walks Are Back in Sandyford & Goldenhill

Local walks have returned to Sandyford & Goldenhill after a break of 16 months due to the COVID lockdown.

Residents are invited to come on a one hour walk in and around the immediate area every Sunday from 2.00 p.m. meeting outside the One Stop Shop on Shelford Road/High Street, Sandyford.

The walks take in many countryside views at a pace everyone can manage, and on return all walkers are offered a free drink of their choice, along with a treat from McDonalds where you can relax in the restaurant or even sit outside it the patio area.

The walks encourage healthy fitness as well as social friendship between everyone taking part on the walk.

COVID Community Testing Programme Week

People are being advised they can use pop up COVID testing facilities in Hanley and Burslem next week.

The venues are in the following locations.

Tuesday 20th July at the Potteries Shopping Centre Unit from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Wednesday 21st July at Westport Lake by the Green Door Charity Building next to the car park from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to attend one of these events!

Ward Boundary Changes Could Divide Sandyford

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (S.A.G.E.) held a committee meeting on Tuesday to discuss changes to the Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward, which the Boundary Commission have proposed in a draft document.

Four streets in Tunstall (Hardy Street, Smithchild Street, Newfield Street & Bond Street) as well as Adams Avenue, both sides of High Street leading from Summerbank Road/474 High Street to the KFC Roundabout and James Brindley Way is suggested to be moved into the Tunstall Ward.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association voted to oppose the proposed changes, except for four streets in Tunstall (Hardy Street, Smithchild Street, Newfield Street & Bond Street), which already come under the Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward, and agree should move back into the Tunstall boundary, but the remainder should stay within the area of Sandyford.

The S.A.G.E. committee strongly oppose plans to split up parts of Sandyford between two wards, and have informed the Government’s Boundary Commission that we feel any such decision to do this is unacceptable.

The Boundary Commission have been advised as a long standing residents association since 1999 that we trust they are able to address our concerns and keep to the Goldenhill & Sandyford boundary.

Councillor Chandra Kanneganti is aware of the residents association opposition to the proposed changes, and fully supports S.A.G.E. to keep Sandyford together within his ward boundary.

If you would like to support the action being taken by Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association then please follow the link https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/

Free First Aid Workshop

Residents are encouraged to attend a free first aid workshop to help save lives.

The course will help you to learn basic CPR and the use of a defibrillator that could also save a life.

For more information and to book a place please contact the engagement team on 01782 234775.

 

Job Vacancy – Warehouse Operative £11 to £21 an hour Full Time/Temporary

Quest Employment in partnership with Amazon are searching for Sortation Operatives who are hardworking, ambitious, driven and flexible. Amazon provides an ideal environment also for those who with the right drive that can create an exciting career path that can truly grow and open vast potential if desired. £11 for night shifts

Your tasks may include:

  • Receiving & sorting parcels into relevant post codes
  • Staging, feeding the lines, & resorting mis-sorts
  • Handling the full range of products sold by Amazon and its Marketplace sellers in the UK
  • To follow Amazon’s internal processes and procedures, including using radio frequency scanners

You will be required to adhere to strict safety, quality and production standards and consistently achieve performance standards. The role involves the following physical requirements on a daily basis:

  • Standing or walking long periods between 8 and 11 hours (depending on shifts)
  • Lifting and moving products up to 23kg
  • Lifting, bending, reaching above the head, crouching and/or stretching
  • Pushing and pulling up to 23kg in weight
  • Manual dexterity in both hands and wrists

Health and safety are a top priority with all of Amazon’s roles and sites. Amazon continues to consult with medical and health experts and take all recommended precautions in buildings and stores to keep people healthy. Amazon has taken measures to promote social distancing in the workplace and taken on enhanced and frequent cleaning, to name just a few.

Reference ID: AMZDST1NW26

To apply for the position follow the link https://amazon.force.com/BBJobDetails?Agency=1&isApply=1&reqid=a0R4U00000CVkJv&INDSTO

Immigration Officers Support Police in Tunstall to Make Drugs Arrest

With the support of immigration officers; Stoke North Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) have attended an address in Tunstall and arrested a male for Possession with Intent to Supply Cannibis. A number of weapons, a substantial amount of cash and cannabis has also been recovered.

Staffordshire Police would welcome any information residents have in regards to reporting antisocial behaviour in your area. You can call the police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555 111.

Vehicle Damage on Sandyford High Street

Staffordshire Police have reported that on Sunday 27th June; offenders have smashed the side window of a blue Daihatsu car whilst parked up on the Eleven Club on Sandyford High Street.

If anyone has witnessed the antisocial activity or have any CCTV then please call 101 or private message on Facebook/twitter quoting serial number SP-20210627-0819 or crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555 111.

City Council Approve Plans For New Units at Sandyford

Stoke on Trent City Council have approved plans today for Network Space to have new units built in Sandyford.

The new units will be built at its Tunstall Arrow site on the north side of James Brindley Way; where the company say the development will bring much needed business to the city and provide new employment for the Stoke on Trent area.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association and a resident from the Brindley Village Estate put their cases forward at today’s meeting in an attempt to compromise the developments visual impact where residential and business come together.

The residents association supports the application by Network Space in regards to the new development; creating additional business to Sandyford and Stoke on Trent as a whole, and bring additional employment to the area which is much needed, although the residents association did say it has reservations that Network Space takes into account and supports the area with the following recommendations.

It is reported that nearby properties are 32 metres away, and it is recommended that sufficient treeline/hedge screening is provided with mature foliage & NOT as in many cases where saplings are planted, which can take many years to grow and serve their purpose. The developer confirmed that mature planting of trees and hedgerow would now take place.

Cladding where applicable, similar to that of Blue Planet/JCB at Chatterley Valley that is tapered shades of green would also soften/mask the view to residents who live near to the buildings, which includes Russell Road properties as well as those on Brindley Village. The developer explained the reasons to why this was not suitable as in vandalism etc. but after pressure was presented, including councillor support then Network Space agreed to look into the situation further.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association would also like to have confirmation to who would be maintaining the green space foliage so the area is kept clean and presentable at all times. This was confirmed would happen by the developer through a contract company taking charge of the work.

The resident representing Brindley Village said that the largest of the buildings, which is also the tallest is the one nearest to nearby properties, which means, it would have been better to have replaced it with one of the smaller units and asked for this to be taken into consideration. The developer went into great lengths to explain that mine shafts are in the area and there layout meant this was not possible, and to make the units viable needed them to be of a certain size.

It was reported that almost £45,000 will be donated through the development due to loss of biodiversity in the area, and the residents association, along with the resident representing Brindley Village is requesting it is used in Sandyford & Goldenhill to put something back in the area, especially since it has lost so much greenspace due to extensive house building and business development. Stoke on Trent City Council Planning Team as well as the City Councillors stressed the need that the biodiversity money should be spent within the Sandyford/Goldenhill area. The residents association recommended that hedgerow and trees would strike a balance, but would like to be involved/consulted before any decisions are made to their planting and location.

Noise pollution was also an issue brought up by councillors at the meeting, and stressed that this needs to be addressed with considerate care to residents by putting in measures to reduce any such disruption. Network Space confirmed that any such works taking place would be carefully looked into, and where possible the effect to keep the noise down would be addressed.

The resident representing Brindley Village, along with Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association understand that progress to move the Sandyford area along with the rest of Stoke on Trent is important to all of us as a city, but as much consideration as possible is needed to ensure that business and the community are able to live in harmony with each other whilst moving Stoke on Trent forward to a better city which we all want.

First Aid For Babies

A workshop in Tunstall is offering parents, grandparents, relatives, friends and carers the opportunity to know about first aid for babies should you need to try and save a life.

There are several dates in July for anyone to attend, so feel free to contact them on 01782 234775.