Jul 30

EVENT: North Staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention – Safety in our neighbourhoods

Grey Power – the North Staffordshire Pensioners’ Convention has a public meeting on Monday 4 August 2014 – 10.30am to 12.15pm at the Forum Theatre, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Hanley Guest speakers: Fred Hughes, local historian and former police officer will be speaking on policing in the past Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police and …

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Event: Fenton War Memorial final public viewing?

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Jul 28

£255,000 to allow Stoke-on-Trent youngsters to remain with foster families until the age of 21

Just over £250,000 has been secured to ensure young people in care can continue living with their foster families until the age of 21. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Staying Put policy means youngsters can move on to independence at a time which suits them – instead of when they turn 18. The council has had a Staying …

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Jul 23

Disabled people’s ‘fit for work’ assessments should be scrapped say MPs

Select committee finds that eligibility tests for benefits are inaccurate and system fails to help claimants back into work

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Jul 23

EVENT: Mr Wippy and the Conettes at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Mr Wippy and the Conettes Wednesday 6 August 10.30am – 4pm We all love an ice cream in summer especially when we are at the seaside and to celebrate the ‘Beside the Seaside’ exhibition we are bringing a unique twist on the traditional ice cream van.Mr Wippy and the Conettes is a tasty combination of 1950’s …

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Jul 23

Stoke-on-Trent councillors slam plans to reopen large children’s homes

Councillors at Stoke-on-Trent City Council have slammed plans being put forward by officers to reopen large children’s homes to save cash. The authority replaced its large-scale children’s homes with smaller facilities with just two bedrooms between 2005 and 2010, in an effort to provide vulnerable children with challenging behaviour with as near to a ‘family experience’ as …

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Jul 22

All of Stoke-on-Trent City Council spending over £500 for last year in one place

Stoke-on-Trent City Council don’t make it easy to check up on what they spend OUR money on. So PotteiresEYE have put it all here in one place!

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Jul 21

EVENT: Stoke Minster service to mark First World War centenary

Residents are invited to attend a special service of commemoration for the First World War. A dedicated service will take place at Stoke Minster on Sunday, August 3, at 10.30am. It will be preceded by a short parade of regimental standards from the King’s Hall to the minster, with a small pause at the cenotaph …

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Jul 21

A six-week Stoke-on-Trent City Council review into its use of consultants still going after 26 weeks

A review into the use of consultants and agency staff at Stoke-on-Trent City Council that was supposed to take six weeks to complete – is still ongoing 26 weeks later. Council leader, Mohammed Pervez, announced in January that a panel of five Labour councillors led by Cllr Martin Garner following public outcry at the council …

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Jul 21

PotteriesEYE reported in the Guardian: Hyper-local media steps up as newspaper industry declines

Hundreds of local papers have closed, with devastating effect on reporting local news. Are community websites the answer?

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