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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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Community Comes Together to Save Lives

Councillor Kanneganti pictured left presenting the defibrillator to Londis Manager “Sri”, also in attendance members of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association

Local community group Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association, along with City Councillor Chandra Kanneganti who is also a local G.P. come together to help save lives.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) applied for over £900 from Councillor Chandra Kanneganti’s Ward Budget to purchase a much needed defibrillator to be sited at the Londis Supermarket & Post Office in Goldenhill.

The residents association topped up the much needed purchase by donating £50 out of its funds, and with the councillor contributing to such a good cause, it would be fitting he presented the lifesaving equipment to Kartheepan Sriramamoorthy “Sri” who is the manager of Londis.

Saving lives at this time of the COVID-19 epidemic is important to all of us, and it is believed that even if having a defibrillator located in the village saves one life then it will have been money well spent.

Sri on accepting the defibrillator into his Supermarket/Post Office welcomed having the equipment on site, saying he always supports the local community wherever he can, and having lifesaving apparatus on site; could mean the difference between someone’s life and death.

Chandra Kanneganti says that to have a defibrillator in a busy village like Goldenhill is invaluable to the local community. The councillor went onto say that having this piece of equipment to save lives is so easy to use, and he is looking to provide lifesaving training later in the year for local residents to attend an event.

National Insurance Numbers Being Compromised

Staffordshire Police report there is an increasing number of scam calls in regards to national insurance numbers being compromised. If you receive any calls out of the blue saying that the caller claims to be from the Police then ask them for their name and collar number or extension number, then call 101 and type the extension number to verify if they are legitimate.

Please remember! If you are called out of the blue in regards to your national insurance number and askes for a fee this is a scam.

Land for Sale at Brakespeare Street

Stoke on Trent City Council has supplied further information in regards to sale of land at Brakespeare Street, Goldenhill.

Residents in the Goldenhill area were very concerned when “The Sentinel” advertised the land to be sold at Butters John Bee (bjb) Estate Agents next Monday the 22nd February.

The information supplied from the council on the Butters John Bee website shows the sale of the property/land has been postponed as pictured below.

Councillor Chandra Kanneganti along with Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association objected strongly to the land sale, which the council has now agreed to remove it from this month’s auction sale.

Suspicious Incident

Staffordshire Police advise that due to a recent suspicious incident reported in Russell Road, Sandyford to please be mindful when having repairs done to your property and using trusted traders.

Please don’t fall foul to Bogus Traders, and if you are concerned please contact your local officer’s on 101 or anonymously to crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Customers Welcome New Look Convenience Store

Tom Simpson (Left) making his opening speech, along with the One Stop Sandyford Convenience Store Management Team

Customers welcome a new look convenience store in Sandyford after it reopened after a two week refit and makeover.

The shop management team invited Tom Simpson, Secretary of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association to do the honours by cutting the ribbon to officially open Sandyford Convenience Store.

Before cutting the ribbon, Tom Simpson talked about One Stop being a retail convenience business with over 900 shops, and their key focus being the best store for customers in the neighbourhood, adding that this includes shoppers here in Sandyford.

Tom talked about the bright new facelift and refit to the Store, which is going to be a boost to customers when visiting the shop and hopefully enjoying a new shopping experience.

The Residents Association Secretary went onto say, why do we need convenience stores, adding just look how its been missed whilst closed; customers trying to get in to buy goods even when the sign says “closed for a refit”. Tom Simpson went onto say, we are all happy its open again and we all need to support local businesses such as Sandyford Convenience Store, “use it or lose it” and we all know what it’s been like not having the shop for two weeks.

Sandyford Convenience Store Managers holding the ribbon , Andy (Left), Dave (Right) with Tom Simpson cutting the ribbon

Tom talked about Sandyford being an up and coming location, especially with new businesses coming to the area as in the Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone where big name businesses are settling, which makes this store even more appealing to hopefully more customers, adding that as a residents association we like to support local businesses such as convenience stores.

On behalf of residents and customers the Residents Association Secretary wished the management team and staff good luck and the very best success with their new Store.

To visit the One Stop Convenience Store Facebook Page follow the link https://www.facebook.com/onestopsandyford/

One Stop Sandyford “Grand Opening”

The former Mace store at 622 High Street, Sandyford will be reopening as a One Stop Store on Friday 12th February at 7am.

One Stop is a retail convenience business with over 900 shops and a key focus on being the best store for customers in the neighbourhood.

The bright new facelift and refit to Sandyford’s improved Convenience Store will be a boost to local residents when engaging in a new shopping experience.

There will be a grand reopening at 11am, with a ribbon cutting, and the first 50 customers will receive a goody bag.

To visit the One Stop Convenience Store Facebook Page follow the link https://www.facebook.com/onestopsandyford/

Residents Raise Over £100 for the Late Ken Holmes Charity

Residents raise £107 in memory of the late Ken Holmes of Ridge Road, Sandyford.

The money has gone to “Help for Heroes” The Armed Forces & Veterans Charity where Ken’s late Son Stephen served as a soldier for a number of years.

On behalf of requests from local residents; Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association was proud to accept money donations from many of Ken’s friends and neighbours, and what a fitting tribute it was to return the favour to what Ken has done by collecting for deceased residents in his neighbourhood for many years.

The residents association representing friends and neighbours would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has given to Ken’s collection.

Telephone Fraud – BE AWARE!

Please be aware that Staffordshire Police have received calls in relation to telephone calls being made to residents stating that they are from Scotland Yard and they have been a victim of crime. It is further said that they keep calling back and asking for further details including banking information.

Please DO NOT provide information to anybody over the telephone and contact action fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Last Chance to Donate for the Late Ken Holmes

Please! This is the last chance for you to make a donation for the late Ken Holmes of Ridge Road, Sandyford.

For over 40 years Ken has always collected for those people who sadly passed away that lived in his road, and it would be a nice gesture if everyone who knew him could do the same by giving a donation no matter how small as a fitting tribute to everything he has done to help others.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) has been asked to collect cash donations on behalf of Ken, which his Daughter Helen has requested will go to “Help for Heroes” The Armed Forces & Veterans Charity.

You can post your cash donation in a sealed envelope only “PLEASE! NO FACE TO FACE CONTACT AT THE DOOR DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS” to the following S.A.G.E. Committee Members, Tom at 49 Ridge Road, Sandyford or Lester at 14 Ridge Road, Sandyford.

Please note! The closing date to receive donations will be this Friday the 5th February.

Thank you in anticipation of all donations appreciatively received.

Stoke on Trent Toilet Closures

Could this be the future of toilets in Stoke on Trent

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association representing its many residents have been asked to contact the council re not to close Stoke on Trent public toilets, including the one in Tunstall Town Centre.

Many residents, including the elderly in Sandyford/Goldenhill who suffer medical conditions requiring a toilet that shop in Tunstall and visit local parks have concerns about losing these facilities. It is mentioned by the council that toilets will be offered in the Town Hall, but after being advised by residents; they are still not happy not to have the easy access facility of stand-alone public toilets.

It is also important to note that changing/losing toilet facilities whether in a town or park will isolate elderly and vulnerable people from visiting such locations, and especially in the towns where business is suffering even more. It is worth noting that Hanley does have more toilet facilities on offer than any of the other five towns, which could move footfall to the city Centre at the expense of e.g. Tunstall.

Further comments received from residents are that the change in toilet facilities in all areas across the city would encourage urination in alternative places not fit for purpose.

Residents say that to lose such an important facility in Stoke on Trent parks and towns at a cost of £79,000 is a small price to pay to keep people mobile knowing a public convenience is nearby.

The residents association has contacted the council to ask them to reverse their decision not to close public toilets as well asking the M.P. & Councillor for their support in this matter.