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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



Tunstall Toilet “Incovenience”

A month ago visitors to Tunstall were told that toilets in the town centre were open for public use.

It is clear that since the information was reported that only the female toilet is in use with the men’s toilet still closed. Shoppers visiting the gent’s toilet when a council employee is present are being told that the female toilet is now unisex.

It is evident there is no signage stating the toilet is unisex, and when shoppers are being advised to male/female “mix & match” then it is uncomfortable for some users to find it acceptable.

It is obvious that if an employee is on site that it is surely acceptable to keep both toilet areas open.

It has been reported that a similar situation happened at Hanley’s indoor market and upon complaints being received from shoppers to the council, it has now been rectified and both toilet areas are open.

It appears yet again that residents in the north of the city are complacent and do not wish to complain about the situation. If anyone reading this article believe it is unfair and discriminative to favour one of the sexes against the other then you can e-mail the council  at

A Social History of Goldenhill in the Post War Years 1946 to 1964

David Wood who is our local historian for the Sandyford & Goldenhill Website has written a paperback book consisting of 145 pages about the social history of Goldenhill. The book covers the post war years in the area from 1946 to 1964.

The book has been published by David, and the front cover (pictured below) has been painted by local artist Chris Shaw.

David Wood goes onto say that writing the book has been a labour of love, taking around eight years to complete from start to finish.

You can purchase the book by e-mailing David at price £9.99, plus £3 for post & packing for those out of the area or you can contact and your information can be passed directly onto David.

Handbag Theft

Staffordshire Police are asking people to be extra vigilant when out and about with your personal possessions. Today in the Tunstall area, an unknown male has attempted to take a females handbag when she had stopped for a moment and placed it down beside her. Luckily he has not managed to escape with the bag but please do be careful whilst out and about and don’t leave personal possessions unattended.
The unknown male was described as white, 5ft8, average build, wearing all black.

Engage & SPACE Summer Holidays Timetable

FREE Multi-sport sessions


Cobridge Park, Elder Road, Cobridge ST6 2HY 4.30-6pm & Bengry Road, Normacot, ST3 4PU 4.30-6pm


Etruria Park, Vale Road, Etruria, ST1 4BL 4.30-6pm


YMCA, Hanley, ST1 3AE 1.30-3pm (girls only), Tunstall Park, Victoria Road, Tunstall, ST6 6EE 4.30-6pm

& GOALS Soccer Centre, Sneyd Green, Milton Road ST1 6LG 5-6pm


YMCA, Hanley, ST1 3AE, 7-8.30pm & Bentilee Pavillion, Ubberley Road, Bentilee, ST2 0HA 4.30-6pm


Parkhouse Street, Shelton, ST1 4PU 4.30-6pm, Burslem Park, Moorland Road, Burslem, ST6 1EA 4.30-6pm

& Impact Boxing, Brocksford Street, ST4 3HE, Fenton 5-6pm

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have a limited number of places available at each session. All participants MUST book onto activity prior to taking part. For more information or to register your interest please contact

Space summer

Multi-sports Every Tuesday Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Burslem Park Capacity: 16  

Multi-sports Every Wednesday Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Norton Sports Court Capacity: 16  

Multi-sports Every Thursday Time: 4.30-6pm Location: Sneyd Green Park Capacity: 15  

Multi-sports Mon- Friday Time: 9.30am-2pm Location: St Marg Ward Capacity: 30 TARGETED

Catalytic Converter Thefts

There has been a rise in the number of Catalytic Converter thefts in the area, the thieves are mainly targeting garage forecourts at night.

The types of vehicles being targeted are generally older models of German vehicles such as VW, BMW and large 4×4 style cars.

It is also recommended that you try not to park your vehicles half on the pavements as this makes it easier for thieves to get under and steal the converters.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around any vehicles please call 999 or crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Councillor Chandra Kanneganti to be Next Deputy Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent

It is proposed that Chandra Kanneganti who is the councillor for Goldenhill & Sandyford is to be the next Deputy Lord Mayor of Stoke on Trent.

Councillor Jean Bowers has been proposed as the next Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, and she would be the 94th Lord Mayor to receive the iconic gold civic chain.

The two positions are to be decided on Thursday 10th September, subject to a vote by all 43 members of the City Council.

This is a great honour for Councillor Kanneganti to be asked to take on the role of Deputy Lord Mayor since becoming the Goldenhill & Sandyford Councillor in May last year.

Residents in Chandra’s ward wish him well to the proposed new role later in the year.



Nuisance Off Road Bikes

Staffordshire Police are reminding residents that it is against the law in the UK to ride off road bikes or mini moto’s on public roads and pavements. The same applies to trail bikes and quads unless they are displaying valid number plates. Please call the police on 101 or call anonymously on 0800 555 111 to report this anti social behaviour.

What Sandyford Looked Like 60 Year’s Ago

Pictured below is what Sandyford looked like approximately 60 year’s ago. The image is taken on the corner of Hollywall Lane where immediately to the left (out of picture) would have been the Co-op food shop; further to the left in focus was the sign to the former Dog & Partridge Public House, and now since 1999 is the ever popular McDonald’s fast food restaurant and takeaway.

It is fair to say looking at the picture how times have changed, with no vehicles showing on the main A50 through route leading further into the city of Stoke on Trent.

I suppose when the picture was taken that nobody could have imagined how today Sandyford would be regenerated into a centre where multiple businesses are setting up, which has brought increased employment to the area. Sandyford also boasts having it’s modern and up to date Fire Station as well as Churchill China having it’s headquarters in the area, which is now located behind the billboard showing the Bass sign.

Tunstall Public Toilets “Now Open”

Good news for shoppers in Tunstall from today that the public toilets on Butterfield Place at the side of the Market will be open during business hours. They will be monitoring and cleaning the facilities to help protect against the spread of COVID 19, so please be aware that in small buildings like these that numbers will need to be limited.

MOTs set to resume in England, Scotland and Wales from 1st August

Lockdown restrictions are easing, and all drivers with an MOT due from 1st August are being urged to book an MOT test. This is a legal requirement.

Drivers who have an MOT test due before 1st August will still be granted the 6-month extension. For example, if your MOT is due on 31st July, it’ll be extended to 31st January 2021.

But even if your vehicle is exempt, you should take it to the garage immediately if you notice something wrong. You can still be prosecuted for driving an unsafe vehicle.

A few garages UK-wide remained open during the outbreak to conduct essential repairs. Now, 90% of garages are open across the country.