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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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Sandyford Cannabis House Closed Down

Residents in Sandyford and Goldenhill are proving to be vigilant by informing local police of criminal activity, when drug dealing is taking place.

A warrant on Friday was executed by Staffordshire Police, who then closed down the cannabis factory in an attempt to crack down on drug related issues.

Residents say it is not acceptable to allow this type of behaviour in our neighbourhoods, and believe that to report their findings to the police is the correct way to go.

The police are asking residents to report any concerns they have to local officers or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/police-raid-stoke-trent-cannabis-2728266

Goldenhill & Sandyford Council Election Candidates

Standing for the Goldenhill & Sandyford Ward at next months council elections, which are to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 are –

Lucy Kelly, Labour and Co-operative Party

Chandra Kanneganti, Conservative Party

Peter Wheeldon, City Independent

The three candidates have been invited to attend the next Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) Public Meeting, which is to be held on Thursday 18th April, 7.30 p.m. Goldenhill Community Hall/Centre, Drummond Street, Goldenhill.

This will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and listen to all three candidates before deciding who they would like to vote for.

Across the City of Stoke on Trent there will be a total of 147 candidates contesting 44 seats in the May council elections.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/here-runners-riders-next-months-2718638

Tractor Train Railroads in to Goldenhill Fun Day

headerThis year the Goldenhill Fun Day which is on Saturday 3rd August is to have it’s very own Tractor Train (pictured right).

The event will be held at Goldenhill Community Hall/Centre and Village Green, where the Tractor Train will start it’s magical ride, and taking in views across to Newchapel and it’s picturesque church, to seeing the historic Mow Cop Castle on the horizon before coming back to Goldenhill’s big day event.

This new added attraction will cost only £1 per person, so why not come along with your family for a ride you will never forget.

To book the Tractor Train for your event contact Karl on 07789300539 or visit the site http://www.tractortrain.co.uk/

Costa Coffee Coming To Sandyford

Costa CoffeeA drve-thru Costa Coffee is coming into Sandyford at the roundabout junction of High Street/James Brindley Way where the A50 and A527 come together.

New developments in the area are making Sandyford a more desirable place to live and work, especially with it’s good road links to the A500 “D-Road” and M6 Motorway as well as easy access to the rest of the city.

It is further reported there is to be a Subway and Convenience Store at the location, which will provide both full and part time jobs most likely from the nearby locality.

Further reports state that significant pedestrian improvements will be put in place to ensure residents safety is paramount when carrying out their shopping and other business.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/costa-coffee-opening-another-stoke-2554274

Father Hudson’s Care “New Men’s Project Needs You!”

The Young at Heart project in North Staffordshire yesterday launched a new project aimed at men who want to /media/news/library/img-20190307-wa0000.jpgdo something that will put their skills and experience to good use.

The new community allotment scheme will grow vegetables for local community projects and Young at Heart’s own social groups. They are appealing for men aged 55 or over to come and help out.

Rob Kellett, men’s outreach worker, was down at the allotment to kick-off the new scheme. Speaking beforehand, he said, “We’ve got a good plot, we’ve had some soil delivered and we’re going to start by digging it over ready to grow produce. There’s a communal area where we can get teas and coffees, have a sandwich, or shelter out of this rain! I’m here in my overalls and wellies ready to pitch in – come and join me. We’ll be here every Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:30 at Trubshawe Cross Allotments, Mott Place in Middleport.”

For more information you can contact Rob Kellett on 07587034299

We Need You! Do you care about your Environment?

S.A.G.E. Member Recruitment

Les Ellis Looks Back at Changing Times of Employment

Old advertisement for Cowlishaw & Walkers iron foundry at Knypersley

Les Ellis reminisces about the old days in Goldenhill during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Les tells us that he attended the GSM from 1957 to 1961 and then took an apprenticeship at Cowlishaw & Walkers iron foundry at Knypersley, and after 12 months taking home a pittance in wages he went to work in the pottery industry and his wage trebled, wow he say’s he thought he should have done it earlier ! Anyway, he worked in various departments at various factories until the age of 20 when he became a van driver delivering pottery to various shops, and at 21 became a truck driver working for a small company at the top of Sneyd hill called Henry Fox. Les stayed there for a while before starting with BRS and Beresfords, “good old days”; 1980 saw him doing his first continental trip to Italy with them, what an experience that was, no sat nav and very little motorways in those days, just your book of lines (atlas), but after a good while you get to know when and where not to stop! Well after retirement from the trucking industry 7 years ago, his last job being a container driver, easy job that is you only have to open and close the doors, it’s loaded/unloaded by others, and as an active pensioner of 72 he still likes to travel, so he’s got a caravan and tours the UK and travels to Spain for the winter, loving life until the next reminisce.

Can Heritage England Help With Despair Over Old Church School

Previous scenes of Old Church School after arson attack

The City Council has reported to Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association that they are meeting with “Heritage England” with a number of ideas to address ongoing issues with the Old Church School on Goldenhill’s High Street.

The Birmingham based owners have questioned the sustainability of the building when having been instructed by the council to comply with a section 215 notice, where the owner has been ordered to replace the roof and tidy up the site, which has not been complied with.

It has been reported that the side gates to the site on Elgood Lane are open to access, and concerns are that with children being off school next week that there is a need to close off the site before anymore antisocial behaviour takes place.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association at it’s committee meeting this week has reported the access concerns to the council’s Open Access Officer so the situation can hopefully be addressed.

Breaking News – Police Seize More Drugs at Goldenhill Address

With help from concerned residents in Goldenhill; the Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to thank everyone over the past couple of weeks for their help in seizing drugs on Wednesday in Brakespeare Street, and later on today in nearby Heath Street.

Staffordshire Police have now carried out two warrants at the addresses mentioned, which has meant a successful outcome to where a quantity of both cannabis plants and class A drugs were seized. The police further advise that the investigation is still ongoing.