Aug 21

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly a third of Stoke-on-Trent Labour councillors set to step down at 2015 election

Just under a third of the current ruling Labour councillors at Stoke-on-Trent City Council look set to step down at the next election, sources have revealed to PotteriesEYE. The Labour Party in the area is currently going through the early stages of its candidate selection process by setting up a panel of suitable hopefuls before …

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Aug 21

Stoke-on-Trent City Council debt write-offs top £31 million in last 4 years

CASH STRAPPED Labour-run Stoke-on-Trent City Council officers have written-off another £1m of unpaid debt – taking the total written-offs to £31 million since Cllr Mohammed Pervez became leader of the authority in 2010. The council cabinet will be told next Thursday (28 August 2014) that their section 151 officer under delegated powers has written-off: £679,956.30 in respect of business …

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Aug 21

Psychedelic rock’s “Psyence” to headline Gladstone gig in Longton this September

Live music returns to Gladstone Pottery Museum next month with the latest of the site’s popular ‘Gladstone Gig’ events. The cobbled yard, surrounded by bottle ovens, provides a unique backdrop to performances by three of the best local bands. On Saturday, 6 September at 7.30pm the museum will transform from an award winning visitor attraction …

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Aug 20

Tributes paid as former Lord Mayor, “Mr Longton”, Ellis Bevan dies

Tributes have been paid to the late Stoke-on-Trent Lord Mayor Ellis Bevan. Mr Bevan had served on Stoke-on-Trent City Council for six years between 2000 and 2006, and was Lord Mayor in 2003. Mr Bevan represented Longton South on the authority, and had been a Liberal Democrat councillor. He ran Bevans record shop in The …

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Aug 20

Councillors set to approve £900,000 bid to English Heritage to improve Stoke shops

Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet will next week (Thursday 28 August) be asked to confirm a bid to English Heritage to deliver a £900,000 scheme over three years to spruce up shops and business buildings in Stoke - with £300,000 from the authority, £300,000 from English Heritage and £300,000 to be contributed by the private sector. The …

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Aug 20

Stoke-on-Trent City Council to move Penkhull Children’s Centre to Stoke

Stoke-on-Trent City Council are set to rubber-stamp a move which they claim will help a city children’s centre to be used by more of the community. Stoke-on-Trent City Council carried out a wide-spread consultation with local residents about switching core services from Penkhull Children’s Centre in Greatbach Avenue, to Stoke Local Centre, in Stoke town …

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Aug 20

Gladstone Pottery Museum celebrates 40th Anniversary with summer holiday activities for kids

School holiday activities continue at Gladstone Pottery Museum with some very special events to celebrate the museum’s 40th anniversary Pottery has been made on the site for centuries and when Gladstone China closed in the early 1970s the factory was under threat of demolition. It was saved from the bulldozers by a group of volunteers …

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Aug 19

Nick Clegg claims parents in Stoke-on-Trent will save £2.8m through free school meals

In Stoke-on-Trent, 6,957 youngsters in reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes will be eligible for the free dinners as part of the national initiative from next month. Parents spend an average of £400-a-year on school lunches for each child and the savings could be considerable with the government claiming parents across the Potteries could save …

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Aug 19

Cash-strapped Stoke-on-Trent City Council spends £150,000 on another marketing and communications contract

Cash-strapped Stoke-on-Trent City Council has spent £150,000 of taxpayers cash on an external contract marketing and communications services. Lesniak Swann is be awarded the contract by the Labour-run authority after being put out to tender at the beginning of this year. Advertising, copyrighting service and marketing are part of the contract when the city council’s …

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Aug 19

EVENT: Deadly secrets of a Victorian home at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Discover the deadly secrets of a Victorian home at Gladstone Pottery Museum later this month in a special session at the Longton visitor attraction. On Wednesday 20 August costumed re-enactors Discover History will be using the museum’s Doctors House to show visitors how dangerous a home could be in Victorian times. The session will be …

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