It has happened again! Travellers have returned to Birchenwood Car park in Kidsgrove for the 3rd...
Whitehill Methodist Church is hosting its annual arts and flower festival this weekend. It is...
Kidsgrove residents will get the chance to vote in the Newcastle Borough and European Elections...
It has only been a month since Kidsgrove residents were concerned at the arrival of travellers on...
It appears from news posted by Kidsgrove resident and member of the Friends of Kidsgrove Station...
It has happened again! Travellers have returned to Birchenwood Car park in Kidsgrove for the 3rd time in a matter of months.
The travellers arrived on Sunday evening at around 7.30pm driving onto the car park and setting up home for what will realistically be the next week at least, give the speed at which Newcastle Borough Council acts over these issues. They will no doubt be served with the 24 hours notice to leave today, which will be ignored and the council will have to spend money applying for a court hearing to get a court order approved. This all costs money, just like the clear up process following their visit which comes direct from the pockets of the tax payer.
It is not being political when we ask questions of our council. Why are the same elected members allowing this to happen time after time, when installing a height restriction barrier could be effective in preventing entry?
Whitehill Methodist Church is hosting its annual arts and flower festival this weekend. It is open to everyone in the local Kidsgrove community. You can find more information about this event below;
Friday 11 July, 2 to 8 p.m.
Saturday 12 July 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 13 July Services
10:30 a.m. - Rev Sheila Bishop & 6 p.m. - Judith Dutton and the Singing Group
Kidsgrove residents will get the chance to vote in the Newcastle Borough and European Elections on Thursday 23rd May. All residents will get a vote in the European elections, however if you live in the Kidsgrove or Butt Lane wards then you will have the chance to vote in the Newcastle Borough Elections.
Locally Labour currently control all the Newcastle Borough Council seats, as well as controlling the council, thus making the responsible for all of the recent decisions made by the Borough Council.
Labour would expect to easily win both seats locally, given the large Labour support, however this year it is tipped that UKIP could have a real impact, if tactical voting takes place. If this was to happen in Kidsgrove then it is possible that a real shock could be delivered to the Labour Party locally.
The turnout is expected to be low, however this is the chance for Kidsgrove residents to either cast a vote in supporting the current decisions the council has made or vote against and ask the politicians to bring about change.
It has only been a month since Kidsgrove residents were concerned at the arrival of travellers on Birchenwood Car park in Kidgrove, yet now it appears travelers have returned to the same area.
There are reports that as we write this 2 caravans are parked on the carpark, with a blue van parked on the grassland at the far end of the car park. Staffordshire Police are reported to be parked in front of the gate and preventing any further access to the site.
It is unknown what action can be taken now as this carpark is locked in the evening and was used in the morning for football. Time will tell what will be the next developments in this story.
It appears from news posted by Kidsgrove resident and member of the Friends of Kidsgrove Station group that a ramp will be installed at the station.
This is something that has been campaigned for strongly amongst the local community with the aim of improving access to the station for disabled users. This will now enable increased access to the station at Kidsgrove and hopefully see an increase in the usage figures at the station, hopefully leading to more services operating from the town.
It is not yet know when this ramp will be installed however it should be noted that this would not have been possible without the hard work of many and the backing of the Kidsgrove community.
If you would be interested in helping out the Friends of Kidsgrove Station Group then please contact Mary Maxfield on 784335 or Sandra Bowyer 510872.