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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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Job Vacancy for Showroom Assistant

Cartlidge Curtains are looking for two part-time or full-time showroom assistants to work in our Hanley store covering phone calls and front of house. We provide a measure & fit service for window blinds & specialise in made to measure curtains.

Duties Include:

  • Assisting customers face to face in store
  • Answering phone calls to deal with general enquiries and booking home appointments on an electronic diary system
  • Keeping the showroom clean, tidy and presentable
  • Taking card payments for sales & deposits for orders

Rate of Pay: £9 per hour
Part Time: 24 hours per week (Days to be arranged)
Full Time: 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday/alternate Saturdays)

Part-time hours: 40 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Permanent

Salary: £9.00 per hour

To apply for the position follow the link https://uk.indeed.com/jobs?l=Stoke-on-Trent&start=10&vjk=4432d1bcc496daae

Kicks Friday Night Football

In partnership with Engage Communities, we are very pleased to inform you that we are able to re-start our Friday Night Kicks football session from FRIDAY 9th April 2021 at Dimensions Leisure Centre.

ONLINE BOOKING (limited places available)

  • Ages 8-12- 4.50-5.50pm

https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/portvalefc/pl-kicks-friday-night-football-ages-8-12-november.html

  •   Ages 13+ – 6.00-7.00pm

https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/portvalefc/pl-kicks-friday-night-football-ages-13.html

Protect Your Car

Car crime is a real problem in the UK. Alarmingly, one car is stolen every ten minutes. With Covid-19 and the recent lockdowns, many people aren’t driving or checking on their cars as much as they used to. Car owners must remain vigilant about where and how they park their cars, in order to keep them safe.

“Most car crimes happen because cars are left unlocked. There is a misconception that some cars are auto-locking and lock themselves if left unattended after a period of time. This isn’t always correct. Another misconception is that your car is too old and no one will bother stealing it.  This is also incorrect – both new and old cars are at risk. Having a car stolen or broken into is more than simply a hassle, it can impact on people’s livelihoods. The good news is that there are simple steps everyone can take to help reduce the risk to their car. With only a 46% recovery rate car owners are being reminded to leave their car locked, lit and empty.”

Police Officer Recruitment

If you’ve ever wanted to be a Police Officer, or know a friend or family member who does, you may be interested in our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) scheme which has launched a new recruitment drive.

Open for applications until midday Monday April 19th, the three year PCDA scheme enables successful applicants to get experience of working on the beat whilst also studying for a degree in Professional Policing Practice at Staffordshire University.

Those interested in applying are encouraged to join an online chat this Thursday (April 1st) between 6pm and 7pm. The chat, which is taking place on the Staffordshire Police Facebook page, will feature a panel of experts including serving officers, HR and a course leader from Staffordshire University.

For more information about the role, or to make an application, visit the Staffordshire Police website https://careers.staffordshire.police.uk/

Local Newspaper Pay Tribute to Former P.C. & Ex Chair of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association

Joe in his earlier days when being the bobby on the beat

It is nice to report that Joe Smith former policeman & Ex Chairman of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) is being recognised for his many years of community service within the City of Stoke as well as in his local community where he lived.

The Sentinel Newspaper contacted SAGE and Joe’s immediate family after hearing about him passing away, and wanted to do a featured article to celebrate the life of a well respected and caring man who was keen to put other people first as well as improving the environment where they lived.

To read the featured article follow the link https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/family-lead-tributes-retired-bobby-5211911.amp

Job Vacancy for Cafe Customer Assistant

Café Customer Assistant 

M&S is changing. We’re opening new stores, offering more choice, more products and more of what we do best: putting our customers first. We’d love you to join our team and play a part in creating our future.

We want our customers to step in and feel M&S. This means playing a central role, working across our hospitality areas and you’ll be the driving force behind the service and selling revolution in our stores.

What it takes to be a Café Customer Assistant at M&S:

You live and breathe food. It’s your passion and joy. So, you’ll have the right mix of enthusiasm and expertise our customers expect. You’ll need plenty of energy and stamina too, preferably with experience in a café, restaurant, bar or fast-food environment.

We want you to serve and sell with personality and pride so you’ll be confident and engaging, excellent at communicating and be passionate about our products. We’ll teach you the rest.

What’s in it for you:

  • 20% colleague discount on M&S products including furniture, fashion and food
  • A first-class welcome to M&S and initial induction to the team
  • Investing in You – options to progress, it’s something we’re proud of at M&S. Only if you want to that is. If you don’t, it won’t stop us investing in your continued learning
  • Onsite subsidised colleague café or catering options
  • Flexible working options
  • Holiday entitlement
  • Celebration Day – a paid day off to celebrate something that’s important to you*
  • Charity Volunteer Day – A paid day away from work to support your chosen charity*
  • Perks and discounts via the M&S Choices website (these are great and there are lots!) including Cycle to Work schemes where you can buy a new bike*
  • Qualifying period applies

Ready to apply?

Our online recruitment process takes around 45 minutes to complete and includes answering some skills/experience-based questions, as well as completing a customer-service based situational judgement questionnaire. If you’re successful, you’ll then be invited to self-book an interview slot to meet a member of our in-store team. The in-store assessment includes a selling exercise where you’ll showcase your selling skills followed by a short interview.

Follow link to apply https://jobs.marksandspencer.com/job/newcastle-under-lyme/cafe-customer-assistant-wolstanton/1729/19045008?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed. If you consider yourself to have a disability or learning difficulty which means you are unable to complete the application online, please get in touch either by phone on 0345 300 3725 or e-mail recruiment.online@marksandspencer.com so we can make alternative arrangements for you.

Turn Your Mobile Phone Into a Personal Safety Device

Hollie Guard is a next generation smartphone app that provides enhanced levels of protection.

Staffordshire Police are reminding everyone that it’s a FREE clever app that transforms your mobile phone into a personal safety device.

If you are walking alone late at night, in an area that you are not quite sure of, or if your child is out alone and you want to ensure their safety then this little app is activated by a simple shake. It immediately notifies your chosen contacts, pin pointing your location and sending audio. It also emits a high pitched alarm and flashing light to attract help from near by.

You can download this for free from your mobile phone app store.

Goldenhill Burglary

Staffordshire Police report that on Saturday 13th March burglars smashed a window of a property on Latebrook Close, Goldenhill. A television and various electronic items were taken from the address.

If you have seen anything suspicious or have any CCTV of the incident then please call Staffordshire Police on 101 or private message on Facebook/Twitter quoting serial number SP-20210313-0482. Alternatively please contact crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Joe Smith Ex Chairman Of S.A.G.E. Sadly Passes Away

Joe sitting at the front table Chairing the 2015 SAGE Public Meeting

It is very sad to report that Joe Smith, Ex-Chairman of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (S.A.G.E.) has sadly passed away today (12.03.21) aged 89.

Joe was a former policeman in Sandyford & Goldenhill for many years before becoming a sergeant where he kept our area safe from crime, and was based at the former Goldenhill Police Station. His other passion in life was being a committed member of our residents association where he always wanted the best for the residents he was so proud to represent.

Joe Smith was the last former founder of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association still on the committee, which was started back in 1999 when it joined forces with the then Goldenhill Residents Group.

In February 2015 Joe officially opened the “Free Shoppers Car Park” on Goldenhill High Street where he campaigned for 13 years to remove a much needed eyesore from the village, which has proved to be most effective by taking many vehicles off the busy A50 road that runs through our area.

Joe was a well-respected person by everyone who knew him; he was a caring individual who would do anything to help anybody who needed his support, which is a rare commodity in today’s world.

Our sincere condolences go out to his beloved wife Joyce, his two son’s, and all of his grandchildren; Joe you will be sadly missed by us all. God Bless!

Litter Issues – Hollywall Lane

Litter issues down Hollywall Lane, Sandyford is causing the area to look neglected, and it is making residents frustrated on how to address the ongoing issue.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) has been in contact with Stoke on Trent City Council to do a much needed clean-up of the area. The council has confirmed that they will send a team of workers to litter pick the lane sometime later in the year. The reason given not to litter pick immediately is because they need to close off the road to traffic due to safety aspects as in pavement areas are limited, the road is narrow in parts as well as it having blind bends.

The council stress that local residents who feel the need to litter pick Hollywall Lane would be putting themselves at great risk to their safety, so it is advised that the job is left to the council.

Councillor Chandra Kanneganti, along with SAGE would urge residents to report any littering or fly tipping in the area to the council or Staffordshire Police.