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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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Antisocial Behaviour, Sandyford McDonald’s

Staffordshire Police are reporting that recently teenager’s have been causing antisocial behaviour in McDonald’s on Sandyford High Street.

The Police are working with McDonald’s and will not tolerate this sort of behaviour and names have been taken. McDonald’s have issued banning letter’s to the teenager’s involved and they are not welcome in their restaurant in the future.

The Police will be delivering the letter’s to the nuisance teenager’s and speaking to parents about their son / daughter’s behaviour in the restaurant.

This is a positive step forward where the police and restaurant are working together to stop antisocial activity within the local community.

Tell-tail signs of ATM fraud

It’s a good idea to scan the area around ATMs before you use them. Be aware of anyone standing close by and always check the machine to see if it’s been tampered with before you use it.

Tell-tale signs of ATM fraud

Things to look out for are devices attached to the machine – some are more obvious than others. If you do see something suspicious contact the police and the bank.

Remember, if it doesn’t look or feel right then steer clear and, if possible, go inside the bank where it will be safer. And always keep a regular check on your transactions.

Be alert

We know it’s not always easy, but try to be aware of anyone near you when you’re at an ATM. Being aware of your surroundings and not being distracted makes it harder for people to take advantage and less likely that they’ll try to.

Thieves will watch as you key in your PIN or distract you while you’re withdrawing cash. Be vigilant. Cover your PIN and keep an eye on your card at all times. If someone taps you on the shoulder or tries to speak to you, just ignore them.

When you’ve left the ATM, put your card away immediately.

You should also be careful with contactless cards. You can get a card holder to prevent your card details being inadvertently read.

Stolen Number Plates

Staffordshire Police are appealing for information regarding the theft of a front number plate outside the side door of Tunstall market on Butterfield Place. The car was parked by the steps which is a very busy area,  between 10am and 11am yesterday the 20th October.

If anyone has any information please ring the police on 101, crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use live chat quoting incident 0480 of 20/10/23. 

Operation Sparkler Event

Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire and Rescue will be holding a community event at Tesco, Clough Street, Hanley , ST1 4LS starting at 9am on Saturday 21st October 2023.

Bonfire Night is close approaching and as part of Operation Sparkler; local officers from Staffordshire Police and staff from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue will be present, along with a Fire Engine and leaflets offering safety advice to the community regarding fireworks/sparklers, so come along and speak to us.

Out of Control Dogs: What Does it Mean?

Staffordshire Police say letting a dog be ‘dangerously’ out of control is against the law, no matter where! Besides a dog owner’s home, the rules also apply at:

Any public place (e.g. a children’s playground or park). Private areas, such as at a neighbour’s home or garden.

UK law considers a dog as ‘dangerously out of control’ if it makes someone feel worried about getting injured, or it causes an actual injury.

Important: The United Kingdom bans the ownership of certain types of dogs. But, the law about controlling your dog in public areas applies to all breeds of dogs.

In some cases, the courts may also consider dogs as being out of control and acting in a dangerous manner, if (either):

It has been attacking someone else’s domestic pets and animals. The owner of another pet or animal feels they might get injured if they intervene and attempt to stop the dog attacking it.

Farmers can shoot and kill dogs chasing or attacking sheep or livestock (e.g. cows, goats, horses, pigs).

Penalties for Not Controlling Your Dog

The penalties for having a dangerous out of control dog is an unlimited fine or being sent to prison (for up to six months) – or both.

In the most severe cases, the authorities may destroy the canine and ban the person responsible from owning a dog in the future.

It can get worse:

Allowing your dog to injure another person can result in a prison sentence for a period up to five (5) years, being fined, or both. Deliberately using a dog to injure someone can result in a charge of ‘malicious wounding’.

The person in charge of a dog that kills someone can be sent to prison for a period of up to fourteen (14) years, receive an unlimited fine, or both.

Important: Allowing your dog to injure an assistance dog (e.g. a guide dog) can result in a prison sentence for a period of up to three (3) years, being fined, or both.

Useful tips and advice for keeping your dog under control:- 

It is your responsibility to keep your dog under control and to clean up after it: you are breaking the law if you do not do so

Keep your dog in sight Keep the lead handy, you may need it Consider using a muzzle Respect other users and the wildlife

Also remember it is your responsibility to keep your dog under control and to clean up after it. 

Trick or Treating Advice

Staffordshire Police want you to enjoy Halloween, but remember, not everyone wants to take part!

Here’s a few things to remember when you’re out this Halloween.

• If you’re going trick or treating, make sure you go with an adult and your parent or carer knows where you’re going and when to expect you back.
• Don’t knock if there’s a sign saying ‘No trick or treat here.’ 
• Be careful not to frighten elderly or vulnerable people.
• Don’t go trick or treating alone – stay with your group.
• Only visit areas where there are streetlights.
• Don’t throw eggs and flour.
• Be careful crossing roads in the dark.

Have a great time, stay safe and look out for each other. If you or someone you know is in danger call 999.

Residents Advice

If you do not want trick or treaters download the ‘No Trick or Treat’ sign and place this in your window. If you witness anti-social behaviour call 101 or contact us via our social media channels via digital 101. If you witness a crime in progress call 999.Don’t open the door if you don’t want trick or treaters.

Scammer Awareness “Important To Read”

Staffordshire Police sayBeware of Scams

If you’ve been called out of the blue or get a text offering to help you get your cost of living or energy payments down, it’s likely to be a scam attempting to get your bank details.

You can protect yourself with this quick three-step check:

    1. If you’re asked to pay an upfront fee, it could be scam.

    2. If you’re asked to pay quickly, it could be a scam.

    3. If you’re asked to pay in an unusual way, such as vouchers or money transfer, or asked for your bank details, it could be a scam.

Worried you’ve been scammed?

·  If you’re already responded, end all communication immediately.

·  Call your bank and cancel any recurring payments.

·  Report the scam to the Police Action Fraud service on 0300 123 2040.

If you need further help call the Citizen Advice Scams Action Helpline on 0808 250 5050.

Boy Car Racers, Reginald Mitchell Way Sandyford

Staffordshire Police are reporting that recently Reginald Mitchell Way has been used as a race track late at night. Now officers have taken action against those driving in an anti-social way on the stretch of road which links Sandyford to Tunstall. Officers attended the location and car registrations were taken and several warning letters have been sent out to offender’s. If the cars are seen again their vehicle’s will be seized and offender’s can expect fixed penalty tickets, summons to court and be arrested. The minority who use roads as race tracks, or car parks as performance areas will be dealt with robustly.   

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Red Post Boxes Through The Years

Reigning Monarchs have their emblems placed on the well known red post boxes, which many of us fail to recognise the King or Queens reign placed upon them.

Queen Victoria where it all started reigned from 1837 to 1901, followed by her son King Edward 7th who reigned from 1901 to 1910, then his son King George 5th reigned from 1910 to 1936.

George the 5th’s son King Edward 8th reigned during 1936 before abdicating when marrying divorcee Mrs Simpson. After that his Brother King George 6th reigned from 1936 to 1952 before his Daughter Queen Elizabeth 2nd reigned from 1952 to 2022 before Prince Charles became King Charles the 3rd.

This means that some of the red post boxes even in Stoke on Trent go back to around 150 years or more, and below shows what they looked like when first placed onto our streets. Also there is a new post box depicting the emblem of King Charles 3rd, which is now on the Isle of Man.