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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



Two Men Arrested on Suspicion of Possessing a Firearm

It was reported that armed police were in Brindley Village, Sandyford today when a man was seen with a gun.

Police officers in several marked vehicles, along with sniffer dogs arrived at the scene in Essington Way at approximately 12.00 noon.

It is said that two Stoke-on-Trent men aged in their mid-forties have been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

At the scene it was also said that a BB gun has been apprehended.

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Litter Pick – Thursday 14th June

Goldenhill & Sandyford Community Litter Pick, Thursday 14th June



Sandyford Street Names “Where Did They Come From”

Ridge Road, Sandyford

It is nice to throw a light on how street names came to be, and on this occasion it is the Sandyford Estate behind McDonald’s.

A gentleman named Mr Wignall (Wignall Road) was a builder who built the majority of the estate, and he had two daughters, one named Maureen (Maureen Avenue) and another named Sandra (Sandy Road). It is not known how Ridge Road got it’s name, but it is believed it is because it is on a slight ridge, hence the name.

A gentleman named Russell Bates was the builder who built the houses in Russell Road and Russell Place hence their names.

Unfortunately, there is no history to tell us how Whalley Drive and Henshall Place got their names, so if anyone out there knows how, then please let us know.


Old Vicarage Nursing Home “Summer Fete”

Saturday 23rd June 11am to 3pm

Gazebo Covered Stalls for a Fiver

Goldenhill Fun Day Stalls for a Fiver

St John’s Church Goldenhill For Sale

St John’s Church in Goldenhill has been placed on the property market to be sold by “rightmove” estate agents.

The property is a Grade 2 listed disused church building constructed around 1840.

Residents have always had concerns in regards to what will happen to the church. Previous suggestions were that the building was going to be taken over by another Christian Faith, along with other rumours that it was going to be used as a warehouse.

St John’s Church, which can be seen for miles across Stoke on Trent, and many parts of Staffordshire is a recognised focal point, and residents would want to make sure the building is maintained to sustain it’s long term future.


Development Proposals for Sandyford

Steve Bourne, Technical Director (Muller Property Group) at a recent SAGE public meeting, talked about developing the old Salt & Riley builders yard land opposite KFC in Sandyford (pictured right).

Mr Bourne said that retail parties are now showing an interest in the site, and current proposals are for a coffee drive through, convenience store, and a retail unit. Mr Bourne added that planning/traffic surveys have been actioned, although no planning application has yet been submitted.

Councillor Joy Garner who attended the meeting mentioned concerns of the site entrance coming out at a busy junction, and have they considered having another one.

In response to Councillor Garner, Steve Bourne explained that access and egress at the location would be on both sides of the site.

Ruth Smeeth M.P. who was an invited guest to the meeting asked what guarantees are there that local businesses will be involved in developing the site. Mr Bourne responded by saying, they will promote local involvement to develop the site wherever possible.

Comments from some of the residents was that it is good to hear there will be more jobs for the area, although others shared concerns of additional traffic issues being brought to the area.

Muller who are proposing to develop the land said; in comparison to the larger scale of things already taking place that it would not make any significant impact to the traffic situation.

Goldenhill Community Hub “Open Day”

Goldenhill Community Hub Open Day “Thursday 26th April”

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Meeting

Residents Public Meeting Information

Sandyford’s Flagship Employer Churchill China Confirms Bigger Investment

Churchill China have reported making record profits last year, which has increased more than £2 million to over £53 million pounds.

This is good news for the Sandyford based company as well as giving an added boost to the economy of Stoke on Trent.

Churchill China have also pledged to reinvest around £1 million pounds from it’s land sale in Fenton to it’s headquarters in Sandyford. The company say that the investment will go towards capacity, capability and efficiency improvements at the site, which employs around 650 staff.

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