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Kidsgrove Sports Centre to Close

A former school swimming pool in Kidsgrove is due to close as a result of its deteriorating condition and increasing maintenance costs.

The decision has been made after a building condition survey revealed at least £2.4 million would need spending on the ageing centre over the next seven years.

The survey indicated that £400,000 will need spending on the centre in the next year alone to repair and maintain it.

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Monday, 22 May 2017
Newcastle's Bank Holiday Market

Residents and visitors to Newcastle Town Centre can expect a busy day of family entertainment when the Council holds its 12th annual Charity and Plant Market on Spring Bank Holiday.

Around 30 charitable organisations will take over the market stalls to promote awareness of good causes, sell garden plants and bric-a brac to raise much needed funds.

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Monday, 22 May 2017
Residents urged to Nominate Newcastle's Favourite Buildings

Residents are being asked to vote for their favourite building or landscape project in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Newcastle Civic Society and the Borough Council are launching the 2017 Civic Awards to showcase the area’s architectural excellence.

Any building work within the borough’s boundaries, completed between 1 January, 2015 and 31 December, 2016 and landscaping scheme completed between 1 January, 2012 and 31 December, 2016, can be nominated.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Park in a class of its own

NEWCASTLE schoolchildren will be stepping outside their normal routine this week, as part of a national initiative celebrating the learning benefits of ‘the great outdoors’.

Lessons will move out of the classroom and transfer to nearby Chesterton Park for pupils from Crackley Bank Primary on Thursday, 18 May, which has been designated as Empty Classroom Day by Eco Schools* England.

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Monday, 15 May 2017
Beauty Tips from Ancient Greece...

MAKE-UP tips from the women of Ancient Greece are among the secrets set to be revealed at Newcastle’s Brampton Museum next month...

Professionally-trained actor Carla Phillips presents a special talk on ‘The Life of Women in Ancient Greece’ – including what they used as lip gloss! – on Friday 2 June.

Dressed in authentic costume, Carla will provide a ‘hands-on’, fun experience for her audience, including props to try, food to taste and tasks to take part in.

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Friday, 12 May 2017
Pupils are down on the Farm for Bloom

Schoolchildren will be working with their local farm to create colourful flower displays for Newcastle’s Britain in Bloom campaign.

The pupils, from St Luke’s Primary, Silverdale, will plant railing troughs with summer blooms in readiness for a display in Newcastle town centre.

The plants have been donated by Pool End Farm, Leycett, and will go on display in Barracks Road, Newcastle.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Renowned Artist Partners with Apprentices on a Wild Creation

A spectacular bumble bee and dandelion sculpture, commissioned by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is beginning to take shape.

Internationally renowned sculptor Andy Edwards, is creating the 12ft high sculpture with the help of apprentices from PM Training.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Organisations collaborate to celebrate the life of Philip Astley

A number of local organisations that are working in collaboration to form The Philip Astley Project have been awarded a National Lottery grant of £167,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to celebrate the life of ‘the father of the modern day circus’, Philip Astley.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
Hotel Under Fire as Licence is Suspended

CLAYTON Lodge has had its licence suspended by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council following a detailed investigation into complaints of crime, under-age drinking, health and hygiene issues at the hotel.

The decision was taken by members of the Licensing Sub-Committee following a probe by police, the fire service and environmental health officers into a catalogue of incidents dating back to April 2016.

Issues included:

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Monday, 08 May 2017
Roe Lane in a safe pair of hands

A new partnership will secure the future of popular sporting facilities in Newcastle for years to come.

Roe Lane playing fields will be managed by Newcastle Town Football Club, until 2044, in a new deal with the borough council.

The partnership aims to increase sporting opportunities for children and improve playing facilities for the local community and will include the development of an on-site gym for use by members and residents.

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Monday, 08 May 2017
Art Exhibition Raises Mental Health Awareness

A mother’s painful and poignant path through grief to acceptance following the loss of her daughter is explored in a new art exhibition opening next week at Newcastle’s Brampton Museum.

‘On the Edge and In Between – A journey towards acceptance and healing’ features the ceramic sculptures and photography of North Staffordshire-based artist Ieva Alskne, whose 22-year-old daughter Evie took her own life.

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Friday, 05 May 2017
Ryecroft development plans on display - 12 and 13 May

Proposals to improve the Ryecroft area of Newcastle in Staffordshire are going on display this month, to give local people a chance to see the plans before a planning application is submitted.

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Friday, 05 May 2017
A taste of the terribly terrific Tudors…

WERE the Tudors terrible…or truly terrific?

Families can decide for themselves when one of the most colourful and dramatic periods of English history comes to life at Newcastle’s Brampton Museum next month (May).

‘Terrific Tudors!’ is a special, one-off evening giving visitors an interactive chance to discover Tudor domestic and military life, as part of the national Museums at Night* weekend.

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Friday, 28 April 2017
North Staffs Landlord Conference

NEWCASTLE landlords are being urged to get right up to date with the latest rules and regulations affecting the private rented sector at a special event next month (June).

The North Staffordshire Landlord Conference is the first of its kind to be organised by the Landlord Accreditation Scheme* – a joint venture between the Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council – and the North Staffs Landlords Association.

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Friday, 28 April 2017
Newcastle Nets Fun and Fitness

Fun and fitness for residents is the idea behind an Over 50s Back to Netball session being organised by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.

The sport has seen a recent resurgence in popularity as women take up their old school activity and become more active.

Over 50s Back to Netball sessions start Monday, 8 May, from 10.30am to 11.30am, indoors at the Michelin Sports Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Lyme Lottery Goes Live

A new online lottery is set to be launched by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to support local good causes.

In October 2016 the Council’s Cabinet agreed that the Council will be among the first local authorities in the country to launch its own online community lottery to benefit good causes.

Tickets will go on sale in July and will cost £1 with 60p going towards local organisations compared to just 28p in the pound for the National Lottery.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
'Chuggers' face restrictions in Town Centre

A SPECIAL agreement designed to control the activities of face-to-face charity fundraisers – commonly known as ‘chuggers’ – has come into force in Newcastle town centre.

The Site Management Agreement (SMA) has been drawn up between the Borough Council and the Institute of Fundraising Compliance Directorate (IoFCD), setting out specific terms under which the fundraisers must operate.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017
There's Something in the Water, Duck

Stoke-on-Trent's 2021 City of Culture bid and Staffordshire Day.

Saturday 29 April 8.21pm Albion Square, outside Hanley Town Hall.

click here to see full size poster.

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Young artists’ blooming talent on show at Newcastle gallery

Art work by Newcastle children will go on display at a gallery in the town.

Over 1,100 children entered the Newcastle Borough Council Britain in Bloom painting competition.

Paintings by 52 children have been chosen for the exhibition at the Art Studio Gallery, Barracks Road. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, 26 April, to Thursday, 4 May.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
'Chuggers' Face Restrictions in Town Centre

A SPECIAL agreement designed to control the activities of face-to-face charity fundraisers – commonly known as ‘chuggers’ – has come into force in Newcastle town centre.

The Site Management Agreement (SMA) has been drawn up between the Borough Council and the Institute of Fundraising Compliance Directorate (IoFCD), setting out specific terms under which the fundraisers must operate.

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Monday, 10 April 2017
 
 
 
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