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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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High Quality Fire Door Company Moving to Sandyford

We are thrilled to announce that SFD Group Ltd, a family-run company specialising in the production of high-quality Fire Doors and Fire Door Sets, are moving into the Sandyford community on James Brindley Way.

This move marks an exciting new chapter for both SFD Group and the residents of Sandyford and Goldenhill.

About SFD Group Ltd:

Established in April 2016, SFD Group has quickly risen to prominence in the industry due to its dedication to quality and safety. Our company is registered to Q Mark (BM TRADA), ensuring that all our fire doors meet the highest standards of safety and reliability. SFD specialise in the manufacture of fire doors for nationwide distribution, offering an extensive range of timber and composite doors to suit various needs and preferences.

At SFD Group, they take pride in their experienced team, which are dedicated to producing top-rated fire doors for a wide range of clients, including industry and public sector organizations such as the NHS. Their commitment to excellence and safety has earned their reputation as a trusted provider of fire doors across the country.

As SFD prepare to move into their new unit in May, their will be opportunities with this expansion which will bring to both SFD and the local community.

By establishing their presence in Sandyford and Goldenhill, their aim is to create more jobs and contribute to the economic growth of the area.

Follow the video link to see more

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fF4WNAwLoeGjFo9BILfaviZeIB13koJi/view?usp=drive_link

Off Road Bikes Sandyford/Goldenhill

Staffordshire Police are reporting that recently they’ve received reports of Off Road Bikes predominantly on the greenway at the bottom of  Heathside Lane.  Officers have attended and the youths are approximately aged between 11 and 18 dispersing onto the fields. Local officers are working with Stoke-on-Trent Council to target those damaging public green spaces and putting the public at risk. 

Any information on where these bikes are frequenting, who owns them, where they are being stored, who is riding them or any evidence of them please email OperationTransform@stoke.gov.uk. Information can be passed on anonymously. 

It Doesn’t ASDA be This Way

Is it a big ask for Tunstall ASDA to have all 10 basket self serve checkout’s to offer cash as well as a card payment system.

Visits to the store at best offer 5 cash checkout’s, although on occasion it has been known to provide only 2 out of the 10.

Customers to the store can be seen waiting in a queue to pay by cash, and store staff are asking “if you pay by card, come to the front of the queue”.

Not all customers want to pay by card, and consideration surely must be to please the customer who wants to buy from ASDA.

It is reported that cash payments have experienced a resurgence after a decade of decline. Last year, the number of payments made using notes and coins increased by 7%, reaching a total of 6.4 billion payments

To support having better cash payment facilities at ASDA, please follow the link Survey (tellasda.com) although you will require a customer receipt to complete the survey

Royal Mail Increase Price of Stamps for the Third Time in a Year

Royal Mail is set to increase stamps from 2nd April – the third price hike in a year.

First-class stamps are set to increase by 10p for standard size letters, from £1.25 to £1.34. For large letters, the increase on first-class stamps will be 15p, from £1.95 to £2.10.

The rise on standard size second-class stamps is slightly less at 10p, going from 75p to 85p. There will be no increase on second-class stamps for large letters, which remain at £1.55.

The move comes after similar price hikes over the past 12 months. In April 2023, Royal Mail increased the price of standard first-class stamps by 16 per cent, and an additional 14 per cent the following October.

This means that they have risen 42 per cent over the past year – a 40p increase from 95p to £1.35.

Royal Mail bosses have justified the move citing issues around industrial action, increased costs and the government-legislated ‘universal service obligation’ it faces to deliver letters six days a week.

ASB Update, Business in Tower Square Tunstall

Staffordshire Police say that a male who has been causing a number of issues in Tower Square Tunstall has been issued with a Community Protection Notice. The order carries the power of arrest if the male is seen to breach his conditions which cover a number of problems a few of these conditions are the male must not block the doorways or businesses, during opening/trading hours and you must move from doorways of businesses when asked,  While in Tunstall he must ensure that he acts in a manner which is respectful and does not cause harassment, alarm and distress to residents, business owners and visitors to the location. The male must not be abusive and/or verbally aggressive to service providers, members of staff or the public when spoken to or asked to move. 

If you do experience issues with this male please ring 101 or log the call on the Staffordshire police website as we will need to log of the call to evidence the breach of the order.  

Look Again to make our roads even safer

Staffordshire Police say “Look Again” is our simple message, as we launch our road safety campaign for 2024.

Starting today (Monday 18 March) and running until the end of the month, our campaign is reminding all motorists of their ability and responsibility to make our roads safer by taking simple actions.

These actions could save your life and that of other road users.

Your attention to the road could be distracted by a number of factors, including your phone, the radio, adjusting the temperature, passengers, other road users, something happening on the other side of the road or even your own thoughts.

You might not even realise that you’ve lost your focus, but it only takes a split second for the situation on the road around you to change. Just one quick glance away could mean that you miss something vital, such as a change in speed limit, a vehicle suddenly braking in front of you or a hazard in the road.

Throughout the campaign, we will be sharing some hints, tips and advice on how to stay focused and safe on the road. You can read more here: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/police-forces/staffordshire-police/areas/staffordshire-police/campaigns/campaigns/look-again/

Councillor Chandra Kanneganti Awarded CBE at Windsor Castle

Chandra Kanneganti has been awarded the honour of a CBE in the King’s New Year Honour’s List in recognition for services to general practice and promoting equality and diversity in the UK.

Chandra Kanneganti is also the Councillor for the Stoke on Trent Ward of Goldenhill & Sandyford. Chandra is a well respected councillor and residents who reside in his ward are proud to have him representing them on many issues that help better the area which they live.

Well Done! from all Goldenhill & Sandyford residents.

For more on the story follow the link Stoke-on-Trent GP is appointed CBE at Windsor Castle – BBC News

Property Damage by Taxi “Then Drives Off Saying Nothing”

Around 11.50 am on Friday 15th March a silver Volkswagen Passat Taxi turns around in Wignall Road, Sandyford and reverses into the concrete fence post at number 40 Wignall Road damaging the post, fence panel and a metal gate post at number 38.

The taxi driver drove away without saying nothing to the property owners or leaving their details. If anyone can identify the vehicle, taxi company or owner then please telephone the police on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The residents who reside at 38 & 40 Wignall Road, Sandyford would appreciate any information in regards to the person responsible for causing the damage.

Local Shop has Seized Goods Taken Away by Trading Standards

Staffordshire Police have reported that Information was received recently from a resident of illegal business activity at a local shop.

Local Police and Trading Standards from the Civic Centre visited the shop on the 13th March. After the routine visit a number of items have been seized and taken away as they were illegal and did not have the correct health warnings on the product. 

Mc’D-Day Confirmed for Additional Opening Hours at Sandyford McDonald’s

It has been confirmed that Sandyford McDonald’s will be operating additional hours from 11.00 p.m. to 2.00 a.m. at its Sandyford Restaurant from Monday 15th April. The additional hours will mean that customers will be able to use the drive through facility as well as delivery drivers operating from the restaurant.

McDonald’s won its appeal earlier in the year after initially losing its application through objections, which mainly came from nearby residents when it was said the noise issue was the main problem.

The planning inspectorate based in Bristol say a 12-month trial would be appropriate to enable the impacts, and the effectiveness of the decision to be assessed.

SCHEDULE OF CONDITIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS
1) The premises shall not be used for the serving of food or drink either to visiting members of the public or by means of a home delivery service between 0200 hours and 0700 hours on any day for a limited period of one calendar year. This limited period must be commenced within three years of the date of this decision and the applicant must provide the local planning authority with written notification of the start and end date 10 days prior to first commencement. Thereafter, the premises shall not be used for the
serving of food or drink to visiting members of the public or by means of a home delivery service between 2300 hours and 0700 hours on any day.
2) Deliveries shall only be taken or dispatched from the site between 0800 hours and 1900 hours Mondays to Saturdays. There shall be no deliveries taken or dispatched from the site at any time on Sundays, Bank or Public Holidays.
3) The car parking area and cycle parking facilities as laid out shall not be used for any purpose other than the parking of vehicles and cycles.
4) The servicing area as laid out shall not be used for any purpose other than for servicing.
5) The premises shall operate in complete accordance with the recommendations made within Appendix C of the (Premises Noise Management Plan) of the submitted Noise Impact Assessment, (Savills (UK) Limited: McDonald’s, Tunstall #1021 Noise Impact Assessment: Report No. 14-0167-85 R01 Dated 27 June 2022).