Jun 29 2015

SOAPBOX: Hanley’s Smithfield fiasco and why lying by public officials should be a criminal offence

Six months ago it was this site, PottetriesEYE, that broke the news, despite the Sentinel’s claims, that there was serious problems with the city council’s Smithfield development in Hanley. On the 19 December 2014 our sources also told us that the problem was so serious that demolition may be the only option. Since then we …

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Jun 29 2015

Community group delight as Hanley Park gets £4.5m lift

A major restoration of Hanley Park – one of the largest Victorian parks in the UK – is set to go ahead after confirmation of more than £4.5 million of funding. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been successful with a multi-million pound bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund for restoration work at …

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Jun 25 2015

EVENT: Gladstone Pottery Museum to host fifth Longton annual beer festival

Excitement is brewing ahead of the fifth annual Longton Beer Festival. Taking place at Gladstone Pottery Museum on Thursday, July 2, Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, the event has been organised by the museum and Longton Community Partnership. The festival will take place in the unique setting of the museum’s cobbled courtyard from …

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Jun 24 2015

14,000 fake fags seized in latest Stoke-on-Trent operation

Stoke-on-Trent City Council officers have seized 14,000 counterfeit cigarettes and 5kg of hand-rolling tobacco, worth around £7,000 as part of a joint operation with Staffordshire Police. Operation Trivium is a multi-national policing operation targeting offenders across international borders. Yesterday’s activity focussed on the sale of illicit tobacco at nine premises in Hanley, Tunstall and Cobridge. …

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Jun 24 2015

Council leader hints at multi-million pound legal battle over £55 million Hanley civic centre

Stoke-on-Trent Council leader, Dave Conway has issued a statement today that hints at potential legal action between the city council and the developer of its controversial “Smithfield” development in Hanley. The council leader says the local authority has called in experts as the council disputes the developers claim that problems regarding concrete floor panels are cosmetic. Mr …

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Jun 23 2015

City Council leader set to make statement on future of new Hanley civic offices tomorrow

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader, Dave Conway, has invited the press to the town hall tomorrow morning at 10am as he issues a press statement giving an update about the future of the controversial new civic offices – Smithfields – in Hanley. Mr Conway, in his election manifesto, promised to halt the move by the council to …

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Jun 23 2015

Stoke-on-Trent shortlisted for European sports award

Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to become a European City of Sport has taken a step closer after being shortlisted for the award. Aces Europe, the European Capitals and Cities of Sport Federation, has announced that the city is in the running to represent the UK in 2016. Now judges from Aces Europe’s evaluation committee will visit Stoke-on-Trent …

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Jun 23 2015

City Council gives Festival Park plans green light

A major Stoke-on-Trent retail park looks set to be transformed after plans got the go ahead from Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Members of the city council’s development management committee voted unanimously to approve the plans today (Tuesday),despite Newcastle Borough Council objecting to the proposals, saying that the development would have an adverse impact on investment in Newcastle. They said in the …

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Jun 22 2015

Personally Speaking: Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Dave Conway – Stronger Together

CONWAY SPEAKS TO POTTERIESEYE Getting back to basics is the priority for the new coalition ruling Stoke-on-Trent City Council… and that is what we will do. We thank the public sincerely for putting their faith in us and the people can rest assured we will do our utmost to deliver. Everyone is talking about the …

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Jun 22 2015

Children being placed into care in Stoke-on-Trent continues to rise – nearly £5m overspent

The number of children in care continued to rocket across Stoke-on-Trent in April, and the council’s budget for protecting children was nearly £5m overspent – for the fourth consecutive year. In April 609 children were in care – an increase of 72 from last year. More than 100 children have been placed in foster care or …

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