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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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Tan and Glow Burglary in Goldenhill

Staffordshire Police have reported that between the 10/01/2021 – 14/01/2021 burglars have smashed their way into the Tan and Glow beauty salon (pictured right) on High Street Goldenhill .

If you have seen anything suspicious or have any cctv please call the police on 101 or private message on Facebook / Twitter quoting serial number SP-20210114-0458.

Thank you for your help with any information regarding this incident.

Mental Health Support

Staffordshire Police are advising during these difficult times to remember that you can phone Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s 24-hour mental health helpline any day, at any time if you’re struggling and need some support.

Call 01782 234233 – it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are not alone – please don’t suffer in silence.

Suspious Male Attempting To Buy Dogs

Staffordshire Police have reported that on Monday 18th January at approximately 4pm to 4.30pm, a male described as white, in his 20’s with an Irish accent asked a female if he could buy her dog for £50 on the Park Estate, Burslem.

The male was seen to exit a Ford Transit style van. After being refused, the male was seen to walk in the alleyways, possibly looking into rear yards.

Please be vigilant if you are approached by anyone offering to buy your dog, try to obtain any vehicle registrations and descriptions of persons and please report to 101 or via the digital 101 platforms.

Pictures of a Frosty Goldenhill

Pictures of a frosty Goldenhill show what a lovely part of the city we live in.

Sandyford & Goldenhill have some of the most picturesque countryside in the whole of Staffordshire with lots of interesting walks to go on.

The pictures taken today show plenty of glistening frost on the trees and grass, especially today which is due to it being the highest point in Stoke on Trent as well as usually the coldest, but whose complaining when sharing these lovely scenes with all of our website and Facebook followers.

The pictures taken are on the new public footpath from Mobberley Road, leading down to the old railway line where you can see buildings which used to be the train station, and not forgetting views of Mow Cop Castle and the Church at Newchapel. So why not give some of these local walks a try when taking your regular daily exercise walk.

Pets at Home, Store Colleague

Ref: 13891 – Salary: £8.72 per hour – Hours: Part-time – Contracted Hours: 20 – Contract Type: Permanent

Location: 2, Phoenix Retail Park, Sidings Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 2JB

Description : This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted in the top 10 Great Places to Work.

Our Store Colleagues are critical to the success of our business and are responsible for exceeding our customer’s expectations on a daily basis; whilst also ensuring the highest standard of pet care, brilliant operational standards and building strong relationships with our customers and colleagues.

We will give you the training, skills and knowledge to enable you to provide our customers with service that reflects our goals of being the ‘Best Pet Care Business in the World’. The candidate we are looking for is;

  • Passionate about delivering great service?
  • Flexible to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and have the ability to work more hours at busy times
  • Experienced in a customer-facing environment
  • Experienced in achieving stretching targets
  • Ready to take on 12 months of industry-leading training covering all the key aspects of the role, handling and caring for Pets, Customer Service and Health and Safety.

In return for your hard work and dedication we will reward you with competitive pay that grows as you learn, a paid day off for your birthday (on top of your 28 days paid leave), a competitive pension scheme, discount across our group companies, and a sizeable offering of discounts in other businesses too! To apply, please click the link below.

https://www.petsathomejobs.com/search-jobs-and-apply/13891-store-colleague-job-in-stoke-on-trent?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Ken Holmes of Ridge Road Who Sadly Passed Away Today

It is unfortunate to report after a short illness due to a fall at his Ridge Road home that Ken sadly passed away this morning at the Royal Stoke Hospital.

Ken’s Parish Church (St Josephs, Goldenhill)

Ken Holmes who was born at his Sandyford home lived at the address all of his life, and it is not many people who can say that, especially when people move house so regularly these days.

Ken was always seen by his family, friends and neighbours as a caring and considerate man who would do anything for anybody, whether it was doing errands for those less fortunate than himself; to even collecting money off neighbours to buy flowers or to donate to good causes when Ridge Road neighbours sadly passed on.

Ken’s Christianity always saw him through difficult times, especially when losing his wife and son, and his compassion to regularly attend St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Goldenhill was something that he loved and believed was the right thing to do.

Ken Holmes was a lovely man to know, and a neighbour that everybody would have liked to have had living next door to them.

God Bless you Ken, you will be sadly missed by everyone who knew you!

NHS -Text Scam

Staffordshire Police are reporting that people have been receiving text messages advising them that they are eligible to apply for a Covid-19 vaccine. Within this message is a link to apply.

Be aware this is a scam so please do not go onto the link and delete the message.

The NHS would be in touch via other methods and will NEVER ask for your personal or bank details.

Appeal For Witnesses To Attempted Robbery In Goldenhill

Staffordshire Police are issuing an appeal for witnesses to an incident which resulted in two men being arrested in relation to an attempted robbery with a weapon that took place in Goldenhill (5 January).

Officers attended Mobberley Road in Goldenhill, at about 2.20pm to reports a woman had been approached by a man with a machete who demanded her mobile phone, but after she shouted “help” he ran off into a property.

Armed officers were deployed to search for the suspect. They searched a property on the street and two men – aged 33 and 38 – were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery. They have both been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Anyone with any information or who saw the incident should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 313 of 5 January, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

“Nat West Bank Customers” Need to Read This

Nat West Bank reported that from the 19th November 2020, it was introduced that up to 7 transactions normally done at the counter would now have to be done using the Cash Deposit Machine (CDM).

Bank Counter Service, is this the end!

One of these transactions was paying in funds of less than £250, which means customers below this cash denomination will not be in a position to receive counter service.

We know today that banking is changing, but this new way of paying in money at a bank is not convenient for all of it’s customers, especially those who are elderly in years.

Witnessing people making cash payments in Deposit Machines at the Stoke on Trent Hanley Branch is not to everyone’s taste as some of the customers are seen to be uncomfortable when doing this, and now they are being refused access to a counter service with a real person to talk to. There is nothing wrong in trying to encourage people to use and try new ways of working, but to refuse a counter one to one service is causing distress to some of its customers.

A customer of Nat West Bank has reported that an elderly lady could not recall her pin number and was struggling with her financial transaction to then being asked by the bank employee, would she like to do online banking. It has to be said that it appears that Nat West are passing this new type of robotic working down to shop floor workers and the personal touch to customers is now going out of the window.

Nat West do say that this way of working is because of Covid 19 and want customers in and out of the bank as quickly as possible, but this type of working was well in place prior to coronavirus. If Nat West Bank want people in and out of the bank quicker, then carry on the way you are and that way you will ensure more customers will close their accounts and go elsewhere.

Domestic Abuse Support

Staffordshire Police advise that for some victims of domestic abuse, their home will not be a safe and peaceful place. If you need help, please reach out and send us a direct message via Facebook messenger or call us on 101 or always 999 in an emergency. We are here for you.

You can also find support through local agencies such as:
*New Era – 01782 202222 or e-mail info@staffordshirechambers.co.uk
*Staffs Women’s Aid – 0300 330 5959
*Find the Glow – Stoke-on-Trent 01782 817055
*Pathway GB – 01543 676800