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Help Fireworks Fundraiser go with a Bang

Families can enjoy fireworks and fairground rides while raising money for worthwhile causes.

The Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme is hosting the special event at the Lyme Valley Parkway on Sunday, 25 October in honour of her chosen charities.

Cllr. Sandra Hambleton is dedicating her mayoral year to raising money for Approach, DEAFvibe and the Apedale Heritage Centre.

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Friday, 09 October 2015
Just The Ticket For Travellers

Customers using local bus services can now buy tickets at a town centre location for the first time.

Newcastle-under–Lyme Borough Council has joined forces with First Potteries bus company to provide this service from the Guildhall in Newcastle.

The six-month pilot project will test whether it is popular enough to make it a full-time feature at the Council’s customer service centre.

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Thursday, 08 October 2015
Newcastle Waves the Flag for Good Night Out

Newcastle town centre’s night-time economy has gained the seal of approval from a national accreditation scheme for the second year running.

It has been awarded prestigious Purple Flag status by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) for providing a vibrant, diverse, safe and enjoyable night out.

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Monday, 05 October 2015
Manage Your Council Tax Account Online

A new system has been introduced which gives local people round-the-clock access to managing their Council Tax account.

Citizen Access has been brought in by the Borough Council as a feature on its new website so residents can report vital information which impacts on their bills such as if they have moved address or had a change of circumstances. They can also deal with account enquiries using the 24-hour online portal.

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Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Council Backs Twin Boost for Newcastle

Major regeneration proposals which will help to transform the heart of Newcastle have won support from the Borough Council.

It has voted in favour of two multi-million pound projects which will create a major shopping development, build accommodation for hundreds of undergraduates and bring together local government and police services in the town centre.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015
Do Business with the Council Online

A new website has been launched by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

The improved online platform is the first step in a journey which aims to make it much easier for residents to complete their business with the Council digitally without having to ring up or call into council buildings during office hours.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Fourteenth Consecutive Horticultural Gold

Newcastle-under-Lyme has won the highest honour in a prestigious floral competition for the fourteenth year in a row.

The borough has won gold in the small city category of Heart of England in Bloom awards.

The awards, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), are the regional element of the Britain in Bloom campaign, which encourages communities to improve and enjoy their environment.

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Friday, 11 September 2015
Teenage Girls Taught to Aim High

Students at a high school in Newcastle-under-Lyme will learn about the signs of abusive relationships and alcohol and drug misuse as part of a pilot partnership initiative aimed at increasing their self-esteem.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is working with Staffordshire Police to deliver a seven-week programme for 16 teenage girls from Wolstanton High School.

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Friday, 11 September 2015
Multi-million investment plan for central Newcastle will transform town

Details of two multi-million pound projects to transform central Newcastle have been revealed.

Plans to create a major shopping development, build accommodation for hundreds of undergraduates and bring together local government and police services in the town centre will be considered by Newcastle Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council this month.

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Friday, 11 September 2015
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