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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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Police Launches Local Policing With Communities At It’s Heart

Staffordshire Police has aunched its new local policing model for the county, which brings significant investment in the number of officers responding locally throughout Stoke-on-Trent.   

Designed to strengthen the force’s focus on local policing and partnerships, the new model sees emergency response officers operate from 10 local areas alongside neighbourhood officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).

Stoke North has a dedicated local policing team (LPT), which covers Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall and the surrounding areas, with a dedicated Chief Inspector and Inspector. They are:

  • Chief Inspector Simon Brownsword
  • Inspector Hayley Eaton.

Announced in February 2022 by the newly appointed Chief Constable, Chris Noble, the changes have been made to enable officers to respond quicker to emergencies; develop enhanced local knowledge in order to solve problems; have more time to investigate and provide a high-quality, consistent and caring service for victims of crime.

The changes also support the force’s policing priorities for the next 12-18 months and the commitments set out in the Police and Crime Plan published by Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams.

Chief Inspector Simon Brownsword, of the Stoke North Local Policing Team, said: “We’ve worked with communities, partners and colleagues across the force to design a model that will allow us to focus on the issues that matter the most to people in Stoke-on-Trent, and respond in the way they need us to. This could be in emergency situations, working with partners to tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour and criminality, or protecting the most vulnerable.”

For more on this story by Chief Constable, Chris Noble follow the link https://www.policeprofessional.com/news/staffordshire-police-launches-local-policing-model-that-puts-communities-at-its-heart/

Combat Data Poverty at Stoke on Trent Libaries

Stoke-on-Trent libraries have teamed up with the Good Things Foundation to help combat data poverty.

The National Databank scheme has recently been rolled out across all six library sites across the city, giving members of the library the opportunity to gain access to data SIM cards which can be used on various devices including mobile phones and tablets.

Anyone over the age of 18 from a low-income household with limited access to the internet at home can apply, with SIM cards available in Three, O2 and Vodafone networks. Data can be issued for 1-6 months with the opportunity to refresh for a further 6 months.

The project will be available to support people for up to 12 months.

If you would like to know more about National Databank please visit your local Stoke on Trent library. For further information follow the link https://www.stoke.gov.uk/info/20036/libraries

What’s Available To Help With Energy Costs?

Households in England, Wales and Scotland will receive a one-off £400 grant from October for their energy bills. This won’t need to be paid back. The previous £200 government loan has been scrapped.

The £400 payment should be debited to your energy account if you pay by credit or direct debit. If you have a prepayment meter you should have the money applied to your meter or you should receive a voucher. You should receive the payment over a six month period.

If you’re renting and the energy account is in your name, the rebate should be debited to your energy account or to your prepaid meter over a six month period. If your landlord deals with your energy bills, it’s worth speaking to them about what happens when they receive the rebate.

You could also receive benefits such as:

  • A £650 payment if you’re on means tested benefits
  • A one-off £300 pensioner cost of living payment
  • A £150 disability cost of living payment

Find out more about cost of living support at GOV.UK.

Staffordshire Police Survey – Are You Getting What You Need ? Do You Feel Safe?

These are the questions that Chief Constable Chris Noble and Staffordshire Commissioner, Ben Adams, are asking you as residents of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The public satisfaction and perception survey will help to determine how confident local people are in Staffordshire Police and highlight how accessible and visible you think the force is.

The survey closes on 26 June and findings will inform future plan priorities, highlight any challenges around reporting concerns and support local decision making to help keep Staffordshire safe.

To have your say now, please visit: https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=165408898342

Roadworks, Sandyford

Traffic lights controlling roadworks on Sandyford High Street have recently been removed, although further working by openreach on James Brindley Way (Sandyford) are scheduled to be removed before midnight on Monday 13th June.

Residents are reminded that to follow up on roadwork progress not only in Sandyford/Goldenhill, but also in other parts of the city to follow the link https://one.network/

Construction Work Update, James Brindley Way, Sandyford

Caddick Construction have requested that residents are updated on progress being made at the Sandyford development as follows.

  • Internal concrete slabs to unit 1 and 5 being poured Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week (night shift on all 3 concrete pour which include power floating and flood lighting during the night)
  • Ongoing wall and roof cladding to all 4 buildings
  • Electrical 1st fix has commenced on units 1,3,5.
  • Partition wall install has commenced on unit 1,3,5.
  • Ongoing ground works which include drainage works

Job Vacancy, Team Member “Cineworld”

Location – Stoke, Flexible Hours, Salary 18 to 22 £9.51 per hour – 23 + £9.84 per hour

As a Team Member, you’ll be responsible for making sure every customer has an unrivalled cinema experience. You’ll be out there as the face of Cineworld, meeting, greeting and providing a superior standard of service to our customers in the various offer areas. Whether selling tickets, selling freshly prepared popcorn or showing people to their seats, you and your team mates will ensure everyone has a great time in a safe and clean environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Cash Handling
  • Food Handling (Including Stock Replenishment)
  • Cleaning
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations
  • Increasing Sales
  • Maintaining Standards
  • Following Policies and Procedures
  • Dealing Face to Face with large Groups of People

In return for your hard work and commitment, FREE MOVIES are just one of the benefits we offer.

Not only may you be able to see films before they’re open to the public, you will also be eligible for the Cineworld Cinepass which entitles you and a guest complimentary cinema visits and discounts on food and drink, so you can all enjoy a night at the movies on us!

Cineworld Cinemas offers a wide variety of benefits; all employees are entitled to 28 days holiday per year, you may also want to join our contributory pension scheme, cash back healthcare plan and eye care scheme.

In addition to this we also offer retail incentives and in house competitions where you can win amazing prizes!

At Cineworld we review our benefits on a regular basis and there are lots more rewards to come! *Terms and conditions apply to some benefits.

If you’re friendly, approachable and willing to work hard, this is definitely the right role for you.

To apply for the position follow the link https://careers.cineworld.co.uk/job/team-member-stoke

Sandyford High Street Roadworks Further Delay

It has been reported that further delays are expected on Sandyford High Street near to the new Costa Coffee development and KFC roundabout.

After Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association contacted Western Power in regards to it being reported the work should have been completed today, it now appears the company has the permit for temporary traffic lights to be at the location until Saturday 18th June. Western Power have said they are hoping the work will be completed before the 18th June, but reiterated having the electricity supply moved at the location is essential.

If you need to know more about roadworks in and around the area as in start/end times then follow the link http://roadworks.org put in a post code, click onto the address and scroll over the map to a location.

Bank Holiday – Blue/Brown Bin Collection

Important information regarding the emptying of blue and brown waste bins in the Sandyford/Goldenhill area this Bank Holiday weekend.

Stoke on Trent City Council has confirmed that all waste bins, which are due to be emptied this Thursday (2nd June) will continue as normal.

Please note! Waste bins need to be out by 6.45 a.m. on the day of collection.

Roadworks Disruption Update at Sandyford’s New Costa Coffee Development

It has been reported the reason for roadworks disruption on High Street, Sandyford where the new Costa Coffee and Tesco development is taking place is due to Western Power having to move the electricity supply.

The good news which has been reported to Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association is that the work should be completed before next Thursday (2nd June) in time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, when the road will be fully open.