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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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Pictures of Wild Flowers

Buttercups mixed with other wild flowers

Pictures of wild flowers throughout the Sandyford & Goldenhill area, but do we appreciate what we have on our doorstep.

Pictures show daisy’s which children for many years have made their famous necklace chains from, and to the not so pretty dock leaves that soothe away the pain from prickly nettles.

Further pictures show how colourful the dandelion, buttercups and the broom tree blossoms can be as well as some other wild flowers in our area.

It’s important to know that in our part of the city that we have so many pretty landscapes, whether it’s from the rolling pastures of green meadow to the views showing the church at Newchapel to Mow Cop Castle.

Lonely Dandelion

Dock Leaves surrounded by nettles


Broom Tree Blossom

Criminals Damage Car & Put Windows Through at Goldenhill Residence

In the early hours of Sunday 6th June in Wilson Way, Goldenhill at approximately 03:00 a car was damaged and the same house had its windows put through by an unknown offender. The offender’s then made off in a vehicle out of the Cul-De-Sac.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident then please call Staffordshire Police on 101, crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or private message on Facebook/Twitter quoting serial number SP-20210606-0098.

Staffordshire Police would like to thank you for any help you can provide with this incident.

Sandyford Says Goodbye to Former School Teacher Mary Bennett

Former Hollywall Lane School

Sandyford Says goodbye to Mary Bennett who was a former school teacher, and a previous Secretary of Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association (SAGE) who sadly passed away on Thursday 27th May.

Mary who was a school teacher at Hollywall Lane, which is now the newly named Star Academy taught many children in the Sandyford & Goldenhill area as well as being the first secretary of SAGE when it was formed back in 1999.

Mary was well known for her caring attitude towards looking after the environment, whether it was keeping the area clean and tidy to encouraging green space growth.

Family, friends and neighbours will sadly miss the lady who has given so much to the community that she cared for over her many years of being a Sandyford resident.

Covid Volunteers Receive Unexpected Gift of Kindness

Whilst volunteers supervised car parking facilities at Goldenhill Medical Centre yesterday due to people receiving their covid vaccination, they were surprised to receive free cans of pop from a resident who lives in Elgood Lane, Goldenhill.

The resident said he was so appreciative of the work the volunteers were doing in the blazing sun, and thought it would be a good gesture to show his gratitude for their involvement supporting the local community.

Sandyford and Goldenhill Residents Association who arrange additional volunteers to help out at these sessions believe it is a good opportunity to show support in these difficult times we are now living in.

What was more surprising to the car park volunteers is that on occasion they do receive a back lash from drivers who do not appreciate being requested to park their vehicles in alternative safe locations, and are of the opinion they can leave their vehicle exactly where they want, which makes receiving an unexpected piece of kindness that extra bit special.

Part Time Job Vacancy @ Iceland

At Iceland we like to do things differently. We are a fair and ethical retailer, who believe in investing in our people and making a difference.
We are now recruiting for a Retail Assistant to join our supportive Iceland family. As a Retail Assistant, you are at the heart of our operation and we are looking for individuals who share our energy and passion and will contribute to our ongoing success.
It’s important for our colleagues to take pride in what they do, and we can offer a role that will allow you to use your own initiative, in a fun and engaging team environment. We work hard to build a strong team dynamic which supports our colleagues to deliver to the best of their ability in the challenging role of Retail Assistant.
Your role is to ensure that you deliver great standards and a store to be proud of so that our customers have the best experience possible when shopping with us. We expect a lot from our colleagues, and you’ll get a lot back in return from us.
Offering part-time hours gives you flexibility and a variety of shift patterns. There is also a great rate of pay and the opportunity to become part of a supportive and connected family of colleagues who look after our own.
Unfreeze your potential and develop a fantastic career with an ever-growing company where people are key to our success. Be a part of our future success story. Be Iceland.
On applying for the role you will complete an online interview that will take around 20 minutes. Please be prepared to answer the five questions to the best of your ability. Good luck with your application.

To apply for the position follow the link

Self-driving cars could be on our roads this year

The self-driving technology – known as Automated Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS) – aims to make driving safer and easier. But insurance experts are expressing concerns.

In April, the government announced that cars with self-driving technology could be on our roads later this year.

The self-driving systems it’s referring to are Automated Lane Keeping Systems or ALKS. These are automated systems that can take control of a vehicle at low speeds.

The Association of British Insurers and Thatcham Research have questioned the government’s decision. They say that the systems aren’t fully self-driving, but only assist drivers.

This could put drivers as risk, as when an ALKS is enabled drivers might assume that the vehicle is fully in control of itself.

ALKS are designed to make driving safer and easier, but are UK roads ready for them. If it were to happen then would Stoke on Trent roads be in a position to accommodate this new technology?

Future Plans for Former Goldenhill Golf Course

Former Goldenhill Golf Course

The City Council has confirmed that suggestions of the former golf course at Goldenhill could be sold off to business is untrue. The local authority says that the land is unsuitable for building redevelopment, and it is in the middle of a green belt area so it is very unlikely it can be used for such a proposal.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association has now been advised that the former golf course is to remain in council ownership, and they are looking at having football pitches at the location as well as considering other options to further recreational activity in the north of the city.

Job Vacancy, Lidl – Customer Assistant (21 to 30 hours)

£9.50 up to £10.70 per hour* (pro rata) – This isn’t stacking shelves. This is feeding families.

As a Customer Assistant at Lidl, no shift is the same and you get out what you put in. Starting at 5am some days to set up the store bakery for the day or finishing at 11pm on others to close the store and ensure the store is ready for another day of customers, you’ll keep moving and keep business booming. Every day is different, so you won’t just be working deliveries or working on the till; you’ll be doing all of it and more. You could even train to be a freshness specialist, non-food specialist or a bakery specialist. It’s your hard graft that puts food onto dinner tables and keeps our customers coming back.

Our Customer Assistants work together as a team to ensure their store is clean, tidy and well-ordered so that customers can get the products they love and need. You’ll be part of a close-knit team who will soon become friends. Shifts include the weekends, but whether you have family commitments, are studying or have an extraordinary hobby, we make sure our rotas are available 3 weeks in advance so you can get the most out of your days off. This isn’t just a challenge, this is a challenge with great rewards – because at Lidl, you get out what you put in. If you love keeping busy and want to do a job that matters, find out more below and apply for a career a Lidl less ordinary.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete three online exercises taking fewer than 20 minutes, designed to provide us with a more in-depth understanding of you and your potential as a member of our team. If everything goes well, someone from the recruitment team will get in touch to chat about your application over the phone and following this you may be invited to face to face interview. To apply follw the link:

What you’ll do

  • Unpack stock as deliveries arrive in store
  • Providing excellent customer service on the tills
  • Help our customers with any questions or queries, and locate items around the store
  • Ensure the bakery stays topped up by baking fresh goods
  • Ensure shelves are looking good, checking for sell by dates, ensuring quality and freshness for our customers
  • Merchandising and maintaining our middles aisles of non-food products

What you’ll need

  • Some experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • The flexibility to start an early shift at 5am or finish a late shift at 11pm
  • The ability to react positively to changing priorities
  • The initiative to identify tasks that need to be completed
  • The drive to work hard and contribute to the success of your store
  • A friendly communication style with your team and customers
  • Experience in providing excellent customer service

Please note your employment is conditional upon the Company’s receipt of satisfactory references and if requested by the Company, a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Abandoned Cars

Staffordshire Police have said that a report came in of abandoned car’s on the car park at the end of Taylor Street/Brakespeare Street in Goldenhill recently.

These cars have been on the car park for a while showing not to have the correct documentation. They were subsequently reported to the correct agencies and action has been taken with the council to have them removed.

Job Vacancy @ Matalan, General Sales Assistant – Permanent – 8 hrs per week

Working at Matalan is exciting, challenging, and fast paced! Our vision is to be the most trusted retailer of family value and we take this pretty seriously.

We’re one big family here at Matalan and as part of that family you can expect some great benefits and opportunities to develop your career, including:

  • 20% Staff discount
  • Our Family Extras Scheme – An exclusive discount website, which you as a valued member of our Matalan Family, can access and save money at hundreds of retailers across the country
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to our ‘Your Voice’ forum allowing you to share your views and ideas

About The Role

As a Sales Assistant we want you to deliver an easy, efficient and reliable service, our customers are at the heart of everything we do and you’ll play a key role in demonstrating this to them. You will be involved day to day in achieving our sales whilst living our Matalan Values.

So if you’re looking to join a high performing, energetic and adaptable team and want to have some fun along the way, a Sales Assistant role with Matalan could be just what you are looking for!

About Matalan

To be part of our team, we’d like you to….

  • Be hard working, committed and loyal Be a confident communicator that enjoys working with customers
  • Self motivated, know how to keep yourself engaged and speak out if you can suggest improvements in store
  • Be flexible, supportive and always willing to go the extra mile

This is your opportunity to be part of something new and exciting at Matalan and to grow your career with one of the UK’s leading Retailers.

To apply follow the link