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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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Good Weather Security

The U.K. is welcoming some warm and sunny weather this week. As much as we all love to open the windows for some well needed fresh air, Staffordshire Police are advising people to be cautious when leaving their properties to make sure they are all left secure, including those upstairs windows to prevent any unwelcome visitors.

New Public Footpaths

Work has begun to put in place new public footpaths and bridleways in Sandyford. The City Council has agreed to better develop the public right of way network to link the Sandyford leg in line with the rest.

Work has already started at the Ridge Road entrance in Sandyford where the main working hub is to be situated. Residents and walking enthusiasts are reminded that this entrance is closed until the project is completed sometime in August.

Once completed the public right of way will link Sandyford with the rest of the city’s walkways, and will provide a better walking surface as well as taking in much loved views of Mow Cop Castle and the Church at Newchapel.

Job Vacancy, Care Worker

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced Care Worker to join our team. You will be working in either a residential care home or a small learning disability home in Stoke-On-Trent, you decide which you would prefer! You also pick the days and shifts you wish to work and these can be changed weekly, giving you complete flexibility around your other commitments and a great work life balance.

To be suitable for this role as a Care Worker, you will need to have:

  • At least 6 months care experience in a residential care home or learning disability home in a Care Assistant, Care Worker or Support Worker role
  • A passion to deliver great care and support to motivate and ensure the adults thrive in the environment
  • Good spoken English
  • The right to work in the UK

The successful Care Worker will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks due to the nature of the role and you must have received a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine unless you are medically exempt.

As a Care Worker for Cream Health Care we offer you:

  • Weekly pay direct into your bank account each Friday following the week you worked
  • 28 days annual leave.  You accrue this based on the hours you have worked at 12% of hourly pay
  • Contract – you will be a ‘temp’. Many of our staff have been with us for 5 years, some have taken (and been paid for) maternity leave, others have found other jobs – then returned to Cream Care
  • Access to your rotas and payslips on line. This gives all the detail for the home you are working at for each shift including address, telephone number so you will always be in the know!
  • Confirmation of all shifts you have accepted via SMS so if you have forgotten you only have to look at your phone
  • Mandatory Training – free on line training,  including Medication training plus free annual training updates
  • Free Uniform
  • Pension Contributions
  • Hourly pay of £9.60 – £10.42 per hour depending on the shift you work.
  • Full support from the office
  • Induction – at the start of your first shift at a new home – yes, including fire procedures!

Most homes are on major bus routes so there is no requirement for you to drive and are easily commutable from Fenton, Meir, Trentham, Longton, Burslem, Tunstall, Hanley, Stoke, Penkull, Hartshill and Newcastle-Under-Lyme.

Apply now or give us a call 01782 261552 if you’d like to join our team. We look forward to hearing from you.

Car Number Plate Thefts

Staffordshire Police have reported that over the last couple of weeks they have received an increase in thefts of car number plates from vehicles parked up at a local garage on Colclough Lane, Goldenhill.

Please make sure where possible that your vehicle is secured properly. If you have seen anything suspicious or have any CCTV information then please call Staffordshire Police on 101 or private message on Facebook / Twitter quoting serial number SP-20220422-0271, alternatively you can annonymously contact crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Your support in these matters would be very much appreciated.

Construction Work Update, James Brindley Way, Sandyford

Caddick Construction have supplied Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Association with a progress update on the new phase 2 development on James Brindley Way, Sandyford.

Unit 1 steel frame complete and roof and wall cladding commenced.

Unit 2/4 steel frame complete and prepping for ground floor office area and 1st floor concrete slab pours.

Unit 3 steel frame complete and commenced roof cladding

Unit 5 steel frame complete and commenced roof cladding

Ongoing groundworks including drainage installation. Unit 2 car park and access road into site has now been tarmaced to keep the access and egress into site clean which helps keeping James Brindley Way road clean.

Also, we have the 1st floor concrete slabs to unit 2/4 which is the unit to the rear of the site being poured next Wednesday (04/05/22) so there will be a nightshift which will once again have power floating and lighting through the night.

Below are aerial pictures showing progress of the new Sandyford development.

Police Sieze Quad Bike Ridden By a 2 Year Old

After calls regarding off road bikes on the Greenway near to Tunstall Park, police officers have seized a quad bike under 165 of The Road Traffic Act.

The bike was being ridden by a 2 year old and a 6 year old at the time. Appropriate agencies have also been informed and further enquiries are underway with local schools to identify other individuals involved in the incident.

If anyone has concerns regarding off road biking in the area then they are encouraged to telephone the police on 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Brown Bin Collections

Residents are reminded that brown bin collections start in the Sandyford & Goldenhill areas on Thursday 21st April.

Items which can go inside the brown bin are grass, garden plant waste, weeds, small branches, hedge cuttings, food waste, bones, tea bags & coffee grounds. Please note! no soil, compost or rubble to be placed inside the bin.

It is important to remember that bins must put out by 6.45 a.m. on the day of collection.

Antisocial Behaviour – Off Road Bikes

Staffordshire Police have warned since the weather hopefully improves we will no doubt see an increase in the use of off road motor bikes in the area.

From previous years the sooner we can start identifying the culprits and taking action the less of a problem we will have later in the year. If you see someone using them or know the property they come from this can be reported to the police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Annual General Meeting

For the next Sandyford & Goldenhill Residents Public Meeting being held on Thursday 7th April, we have agreed the attendance of Ben Adams, Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner, Lord Mayor Councillor Chandra Kanneganti and Staffordshire Police.

Everyone is welcome to attend on the evening, and you will be able to enjoy free food as well as being entered into our FREE PRIZE DRAW!

Please note the public bar will also be open.

Sponsoring the residents association meeting with FREE PRIZES on the evening is

“golocalextra” who have donated eight bottles of wine

“Best Tyres” who have donated eight bottles of wine

“Staffordshire Triumph” who have donated eight bottles of wine

“McDonald’s” who have donated eight meal vouchers

Other FREE PRIZES on the evening are 10 Boxed Easter Eggs, 10 boxes of Danish Cookies and 10 boxes of Cadbury Milk Tray Chocolates

IMPORTANT Construction Work Update, James Brindley Way, Sandyford

Caddick Construction have requested that residents are given an update in regards to progress on their works at James Brindley Way in Sandyford.

The following is where the development stands and is to proceed.

  • Project is progressing well with the first 3 units now erected
  • Last 2 units to commence tomorrow 29.03.22 (one building)
  • Roof cladding to commence next Monday 04.04.22 on unit 1
  • Concrete slabs to units 1 & 5  ground floor office core area to be poured this Thursday 31.03.22 with late night power floating (power floating to be carried through early evening and possible through the night with flood lighting. (potential noise and lighting alert to local residents)
  • Unit 1,3,5 1st floor concrete slab pour on Tuesday 05.04.22 with late night power floating and flood lighting being carried out (potential noise and lighting alert to local residents)