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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



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.

Illegal Puppy Farms

Please be aware there have been recent findings of puppy farms in the local area as reported by Staffordshire Police.

These farms are obviously illegal and you should always make sure when buying an animal that it is from a reputable and responsible breeder.

Please thoroughly research where you are buying an animal from and make sure it has had all the necessary vaccinations etc.

If you suspect someone is operating a puppy farm, please contact Staffordshire Police immediately on 101 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55 111.

Covid-19 Vaccination Scam

Staffordshire Police have been made aware of scammers that are sending e-mails inviting users to input their bank details into a website to confirm their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

Please be aware that the NHS will never ask you to share your bank details or pay for a vaccine.

Donation Request for the Late Ken Holmes

On behalf of local residents, The Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) have been asked to collect cash donations on behalf of the late Ken Holmes of Ridge Road, which is Daughter Helen has requested will go to “Help for Heroes” The Armed Forces & Veterans Charity.

Ken’s late Son Stephen served in the armed forces and any donation to the charity will also be a fitting tribute to him as well.

Anyone who would like to make a donation, no matter how small will be gratefully received to a man who deeply cared about others in his ever loving and understanding way.

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 Friday 5th February.

Thank you in anticipation of all donations appreciatively received.

God Bless you Ken, you will be truly missed by everyone who knew you.

Ridge Road Says Goodbye to Martin Gibson

It is saddened to say that Martin Gibson (Gibbo) of Ridge Road, Sandyford has recently passed away.

Martin who died in hospital over the weekend was a well respected member of the community who was well liked by everyone who knew him.

Martin Gibson was a man who would help others whenever he could, he was polite, friendly and considerate to anyone he came into contact with, and will be sadly missed not only by his family, but also his many friends and neighbours that have left their kind comments on our Residents Association Facebook Page.

Our thoughts are with Martin’s family at this very difficult time, God Bless!


Tan and Glow Burglary in Goldenhill

Staffordshire Police have reported that between the 10/01/2021 – 14/01/2021 burglars have smashed their way into the Tan and Glow beauty salon (pictured right) on High Street Goldenhill .

If you have seen anything suspicious or have any cctv please call the police on 101 or private message on Facebook / Twitter quoting serial number SP-20210114-0458.

Thank you for your help with any information regarding this incident.

Mental Health Support

Staffordshire Police are advising during these difficult times to remember that you can phone Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s 24-hour mental health helpline any day, at any time if you’re struggling and need some support.

Call 01782 234233 – it’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are not alone – please don’t suffer in silence.

Suspious Male Attempting To Buy Dogs

Staffordshire Police have reported that on Monday 18th January at approximately 4pm to 4.30pm, a male described as white, in his 20’s with an Irish accent asked a female if he could buy her dog for £50 on the Park Estate, Burslem.

The male was seen to exit a Ford Transit style van. After being refused, the male was seen to walk in the alleyways, possibly looking into rear yards.

Please be vigilant if you are approached by anyone offering to buy your dog, try to obtain any vehicle registrations and descriptions of persons and please report to 101 or via the digital 101 platforms.

Pictures of a Frosty Goldenhill

Pictures of a frosty Goldenhill show what a lovely part of the city we live in.

Sandyford & Goldenhill have some of the most picturesque countryside in the whole of Staffordshire with lots of interesting walks to go on.

The pictures taken today show plenty of glistening frost on the trees and grass, especially today which is due to it being the highest point in Stoke on Trent as well as usually the coldest, but whose complaining when sharing these lovely scenes with all of our website and Facebook followers.

The pictures taken are on the new public footpath from Mobberley Road, leading down to the old railway line where you can see buildings which used to be the train station, and not forgetting views of Mow Cop Castle and the Church at Newchapel. So why not give some of these local walks a try when taking your regular daily exercise walk.

Pets at Home, Store Colleague

Ref: 13891 – Salary: £8.72 per hour – Hours: Part-time – Contracted Hours: 20 – Contract Type: Permanent

Location: 2, Phoenix Retail Park, Sidings Place, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 2JB

Description : This is a fantastic opportunity to come and work for a company voted in the top 10 Great Places to Work.

Our Store Colleagues are critical to the success of our business and are responsible for exceeding our customer’s expectations on a daily basis; whilst also ensuring the highest standard of pet care, brilliant operational standards and building strong relationships with our customers and colleagues.

We will give you the training, skills and knowledge to enable you to provide our customers with service that reflects our goals of being the ‘Best Pet Care Business in the World’. The candidate we are looking for is;

  • Passionate about delivering great service?
  • Flexible to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and have the ability to work more hours at busy times
  • Experienced in a customer-facing environment
  • Experienced in achieving stretching targets
  • Ready to take on 12 months of industry-leading training covering all the key aspects of the role, handling and caring for Pets, Customer Service and Health and Safety.

In return for your hard work and dedication we will reward you with competitive pay that grows as you learn, a paid day off for your birthday (on top of your 28 days paid leave), a competitive pension scheme, discount across our group companies, and a sizeable offering of discounts in other businesses too! To apply, please click the link below.