Mar 27 2015

New hope for “Homes for Heroes” plans in the Potteries

POTTERIESEYE EXCLUSIVE Just a month ago Stoke-on-Trent City Council revealed that plans to renovate 25 houses in Middleport to be offered to ex-servicemen and women at a discounted price had embarrassingly been scrapped. The empty properties in Travers Street will now be demolished and the land turned into gardens for new houses being built in …

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Mar 26 2015

Stoke-on-Trent makes “unhealthiest high street” top ten list

Stoke-on-Trent has been ranked as ninth worst offender in a league table of the “unhealthiest high streets” in the UK. The Royal Society for Public Health assessed 70 areas in the UK according to the types of businesses found there. Bookmakers, loan shops, tanning salons and fast-food outlets were viewed as having a “negative impact” on …

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Mar 25 2015

Education in Stoke-on-Trent “not good enough” says OFSTED

A damning report by OFSTED says that education for children in Labour-run Stoke on Trent is “not good enough” Inspectors visited the city in January this year taking evidence from recent reports from 15 schools together with the results of a telephone survey of a sample of 15 primary and secondary schools. Their finding says …

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Mar 24 2015

Renting ‘lifers’ £1/2m worse off than those who buy in their 20s research shows

Families in the West Midlands who are never able to get on the property ladder will be £490,400 worse off over their lifetime than those who can buy a home in their twenties, new research from Shelter shows. The unique study by the housing charity paints a picture of the huge financial, social and psychological …

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Mar 24 2015

University to consult community on £40m investment plans

Plans for the £40m development of Staffordshire University’s Stoke campus are to be revealed as part of a community consultation event this week. The University has submitted a number of planning applications to Stoke-on-Trent City Council affecting both College Road and Leek Road sites in the University Quarter and the plans will be available to …

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Mar 23 2015

As I see it: Radical changes to the fire service are a cut too far

On Monday Staffordshire Fire and Rescue bosses announced a radical review of the service in response to an expected £5.7 million cut in government funding. A significant drop in ‘high severity’ call-outs, such as major road traffic accidents or fires that spread from their point of origin, was also cited as a reason for the …

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Mar 23 2015

Stoke-on-Trent: Notice of 2015 local elections published as race to control council begins

A notice of election has today (Monday) been published for all 44 seats on Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Nomination forms can now be obtained at the authority’s electoral services department from the returning officer. The forms must be delivered back to the returning officer no later than 4pm on Thursday 9 April. If any election is …

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Mar 19 2015

Stoke-on-Trent wins “Housing Zone” status in bid to build thousands of new homes

Chancellor George Osborne has today announced that Stoke-on-Trent will be one of just 20 local authorities given Housing Zone status to spearhead the drive to build thousands of new homes to help meet growing demand across the UK. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has bid for £4m to enable redevelopment of up to eight brownfield sites across the city. …

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Mar 19 2015

EVENT: APPROACH – Annual “Walk to Remember” in May

To mark the start of Dementia Awareness week in May, Approach are holding their annual “Walk to Remember” on Sunday 17th May 2015 at Westport Lake Off Brownhills Road, ST6 4RZ at 10.00am.  Approach CEO Will Boyce said: “This year will be the the second consecutive year that we will host the event and we are looking to top last years figures. “In …

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Mar 19 2015

Campaigners call for residents to sign petition against parking charges for disabled in Stoke-on-Trent

A petition launched by Stoke-on-Trent Area Network for Disability (Stand) against the introduction of parking charges for disabled drivers has more than 200 signatories. Last month Labour councillors voted through charging for Blue Badge holders on its car parks at a budget meeting, hoping to raise £80,000. The local authority is currently consulting to find out how …

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