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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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If you encounter someone sleeping rough in Stoke on Trent here’s how you can assist

There has been an increases across the city in the number of person sleeping rough in the streets since a large hotel closed. 

The rough sleepers team are working to accommodate a number of people,  however due to the transient nature of homeless people it is important to report the locations of homeless person to the Rough Sleepers team.  

 If you encounter someone sleeping rough in Stoke-on-Trent  here’s how you can assist:

Contact the Rough Sleepers Team: Call 0800 970 2304  or email stokerst@brighter-futures.org.uk . Provide precise details about the person’s location, including street, shop name, and postcode if possible. The persons name if you know it even a nick name or first name will help.  The team will visit the individual during their next outreach.

Offer Support: If you feel comfortable, offer them a drink or food. Avoid giving money; kindness and understanding go a long way.

What is a Community Lounge

A community lounge provides a place for you to gain local advice and support available  to you and your family this includes :

Budgeting skills 

Employment and training 

Volunteering

Community activities

Mental health and wellbeing support

Housing support

Benefit Support 

Fuel Poverty 

Carer support 

The lounge involves a network of over 30 organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors working in partnership with communities  to support local people. 

Tunstall/Sandyford/Goldenhill does not have its own hub so Staffordshire Police have attached the following hubs nearest to our area

Tuesdays 10am to 12pm The Hub @ Fegg Hayes Road ST6 6QR

Thursdays  and Fridays 10am to 12pm Tommy Cheadles, Port Vale Football Club, Burslem ST6 1AW 

Goldenhill Fun Day, Saturday 3rd August 2024

Ask For Angela

Staffordshire Police are supporting the “Ask for Angela” campaign for customer safety in England that started in 2016. It is used by bars and other venues to keep people safe from sexual assault by using a codeword to identify when they are in danger or are in an uncomfortable situation. The campaign aims to help anyone who feels unsafe in night-time venues, including bars, pubs and clubs. Many venues support the scheme. 

They might call security, lead the person to a safe space, or help them leave the premises unnoticed.

This could be on a night out, on a date, meeting friends and other situations. Ask for Angela is needed because :-

97% of women aged 18-24 and 80% of all women said they have been sexually harassed in public spaces in the U K.

54% of women experience sexual harassment in a pub, club or bar. 

One in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime or incident because of their sexual orientation or gender in the last 12 months. 

32 Million suspicious emails reported by the public

Here’s some practical advice you can follow when it comes to dealing with suspicious messages and calls:

If you have any doubts about a message, contact the organisation directly using the contact details on their official website.

  • Do not use the number or web address in the message. Your bank, or any other official source, will not ask you to provide sensitive information by email.

Received an email that doesn’t feel right? STOP! Report suspicious emails by forwarding them to: report@phishing.gov.uk. Send emails to this address that feel suspicious, even if you’re not certain they’re a scam – they will be checked.Always report suspicious text messages or scam call numbers, free of charge, to 7726. Your provider can find out where the text came from and block or ban the sender.

  • To report a scam text, forward it to 7726 and then send the sender’s number when prompted.
  • To report a scam call, simply text 7726 with the word ‘Call’ followed by the scam caller’s number.

If you’ve lost money or provided financial information as a result of a phishing scam, notify your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. In Scotland, call Police Scotland on 101.

Police Warn About Home Security

When we are at home we are safe and we want to keep you that way, therefore it is important for homes to be physically secure to deter criminal activity and reduce crime. Here are a few simple steps that you can take to ensure that your home stays safe and secure, and reduce the likelihood of you falling victim to a burglary.

Homes Leaflet

1 -The majority of burglaries occur when there is nobody at home; most are not planned but committed by opportunists.

2 -Easily accessible windows, including easily accessible roof lights and roof windows, should also meet Police Preferred Specification standards.

3 -If you have a door connecting the garage to the house make sure this has the same level of security.

4 -Ensure all keys, including car keys, are out of sight and away from the letterbox, as a device could be used to hook keys through the letterbox.

5 -Always keep valuables like tablets and laptops out of sight from windows.

6 -Store any high value items (i.e. jewellery, passports) in a properly secured safe or bank vault.

7 -Make your valuables less attractive to thieves by using a property or police recognised forensic marking solution – this includes for valuable tools and bikes that are stored in outbuildings and garages.

8 -Install a burglar alarm.

9 -In the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on.

10 -Keep ladders and tools stored away; don’t leave them outside where they could be used to break into your home.

11 -Consider joining or forming a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

12 – Always lock your doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you’re just out in the garden, remembering to double-lock UPVC doors (lift the handle and turn the key)

Local News Report on Fantastic New Sensory Garden

Local media news are reporting on a fantastic new sensory garden at Goldenhill Community Centre where the “Just Family” charity is based. The idea moved forward when the charity contacted Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association for contacts and suggestions, which through communication has brought this much needed piece of tranquility to Goldenhill.

The garden is receiving excellent reviews from residents who have visited the location, and saying what a credit it is to everyone involved, especially “The Green Styling Company” who built the garden as well as RMG (Residential Management Group) and JLB (Property Maintenance) who paid for the project to go ahead.

Just Family believe the sensory garden will benefit everyone, especially people with mental health problems, isolation and those with learning disabilities.

For more on this story follow the link ‘Absolutely fantastic’ new sensory garden opens in Stoke-on-Trent | Local News | News | Stoke Nub News | by Sarah Garner

Official Opening of Goldenhill’s Sensory Garden

RMG’s Iolanda Serrao Cox & Paul Boddington from JLB (Property Maintenance) officially opened Goldenhill Community Centre’s Sensory Garden this morning. RMG & JLB said they were proud to have been involved with the project, which was completed free of charge to the “Just Family” charity.

Other guests at the opening was Malcolm Saul from “The Green Styling Company” who built the sensory garden, Staff from Just Family who operate from the centre, Councillor Laura Carter as well as volunteers from Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association.

Guests at the official opening agreed that the purpose of the garden, along with Just Family is to support people with mental health problems, isolation and those with learning disabilities as well as anyone else who feels the need to relax in a tranquil setting”.

A big thank you goes to everyone who has been involved with the project, and it is hoped the garden will benefit many people for a number of years to come.

Goldenhill’s Very Own “Sensory Garden”

Just Family based at Goldenhill Community Centre wanted a “Sensory Garden” so they could offer support to people with mental health problems, isolation and those with learning disabilities as well as anyone else who would like to relax in a tranquil setting.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association were contacted by the charity to see if they could help with the project in some way, and because of this request, the residents group made contact with the Residential Management Group (RMG), who maintain Sandyford’s Brindley Village Estate, and along with Property Maintenance Company (JLB) they agreed to pay for the work to be done for free.

The Green Styling Company were asked to built the sensory garden, and it has to be said how magnificent it is, which it is a credit to everyone concerned with the building of the garden, and how pleased the “Just Family Team” are with the outcome of a garden that will benefit so many people.

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