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Go Wild This Half Term With Free Children's Outdoor Fun

Children are being encouraged to go wild this half term in a partnership between Newcastle Borough Council and the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.

The Wildplay event is designed to encourage children off their games consoles and into the countryside to take part in activities including den building, scavenger hunts and bird box making.

The Newcastle event will be held at Bunny Hill, Clayton, on Tuesday, 21 February. It is free to attend and takes place between 2pm and 4pm.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Staffordshire Residents and Businesses Urged to Help in the Fight Against Illicit Waste
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Residents and businesses in Staffordshire are being urged to help in the fight against illicit waste.

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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Tenants Given Support Against Rogue Landlords

TENANTS living on one of Newcastle’s most deprived estates are being urged to report any problems with their properties to the Borough Council.

The message to tenants on Galley’s Bank – known locally as ‘the Miners’ Estate’ – in Kidsgrove, is part of a multi-agency initiative there.

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Friday, 10 February 2017
Cabinet news round-up

Revenue and Capital Budgets and Council Tax

Cabinet has recommended that Council Tax for an average Band D household goes up by £5 for 2017/18.

This will take the Borough Council’s share of annual Council Tax bills to £185.45.

The rest of the bills will be taken up with demands from Staffordshire County Council; Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Thursday, 09 February 2017
The 'Art' of Domestic Violence Campaign...

COMMUNITY Safety staff are putting their ‘art’ into raising awareness of domestic violence in the run-up to Valentine’s Day…

An eye-catching heart-shaped design – made up from words associated with the crime – forms the centrepiece of a one-day campaign by the Borough Council this weekend (Saturday, 11 February).

It will be displayed on a van, which will travel around the borough to promote local and national helpline numbers for victims of domestic violence.

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Thursday, 09 February 2017
Have Your Say on New Ward Boundaries

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Newcastle-under-Lyme to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries.

An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 3 April 2017. The consultation is open to anyone who wants to have their say on new council wards, ward boundaries and ward names across Newcastle-under-Lyme.

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Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Driver Loses Licence Appeal

A driver has lost his appeal against a council decision to revoke his dual hackney carriage/private hire licence.

Magistrates at Newcastle threw out his application and upheld a decision taken by the Public Protection Committee at the Borough Council.

They also awarded costs of £1,847.20 against Abid Hussain Mirza, of Mulgrave Street, Hanley.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Young Dancers Show Off Their Talent at MOVE IT

TALENTED youngsters from Newcastle are preparing to show off their moves to audiences of thousands at Europe’s biggest dance event.

They are the stars of ‘Balletmania’, an original choreography devised by former professional dancer Daniel Jones as part of MOVE IT, a three-day celebration of dance and performing arts at ExCel London in March.

The 30 dancers won their places after auditioning earlier in January for Daniel at Jubilee2, where several of them are members.  

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Invitation To Dance The Night Away With Borough Mayor

Borough residents are invited to dance the night away while raising much needed funds for the Mayor’s charities.

Diabetes UK North Stafforrdshire and Canine Partners are set to benefit from the Mayor’s Spring Ball, hosted by Cllr Ian Wilkes at Keele Hall on Friday, 21 April.

There will be a four-course meal, served at 8pm, a tombola, raffle, dancing and live music from the acclaimed Jake Leg Jug Band.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Holly's Moving Words are Set in Stone

YOUNG poet Holly Tatton will see her words literally set in stone next week after winning a special remembrance-themed competition run by the Borough Council.

Pupils at The King’s Church of England School in Kidsgrove judged her moving, six-line verse.

Now, 13-year-old Holly’s poem has been engraved on a stone plaque, to be permanently installed by the pavilion in nearby Clough Hall Park.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Newcastle Waves The Flag For a Good Night Out

Newcastle town centre has the recipe for a vibrant, safe and enjoyable night out, according to independent assessors.

The town’s night-time economy has been awarded prestigious Purple Flag status for the third year in succession by the Association of Town and City Management (ATCM).

The Purple Flag recognises town centres which provide a vibrant and diverse mix of dining, entertainment and culture, while promoting the safety and wellbeing of visitors and local residents.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Residents Thanked as Recycling Hits The Festive Heights

Recycling rates hit record highs in Newcastle-under-Lyme over the New Year period.

Residents put out 321 tonnes of recycling for collection between December 31 and 7 January – an increase of 100 tonnes compared with the average weekly rate and much more than collected over the New Year period any time in the past.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Action Taken to Clampdown on Anti-Social Behaviour

A clampdown on anti-social behaviour will launch in Newcastle town centre in early February.

A Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is being introduced to help tackle drinking on the streets, vandalism, drug taking and misuse of public car parks.

The Borough Council order covers the town centre and nearby Queen Elizabeth Park. It is set to go live on Monday, 6 February.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Walk This Way To Get Back Into Netball

Women in Newcastle-under-Lyme are being urged to join in with the latest trend for walking sports.

The Borough Council has organised its first Walking Netball programme, starting on Monday, 9 January.

It is a chance for women to revive their passion for netball and get fit in a friendly, low impact way.

Sport England have reported an upsurge in demand for walking sports as people want to keep fit and active whatever their age or ability.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Landlord Fined for Dangerous Property

A landlord has been fined £1,000 after Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council took action to prevent a family from living in dangerous conditions.

The family ­- including a disabled child - were helped to find alternative accommodation after housing  officers warned the owner that conditions were so poor the tenants’ lives were in danger.

Officers described the conditions at the terraced house in Lily Street, Wolstanton, as amongst the worst they had ever come across.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
CCTV Will Make Residents Feel Safer

CCTV cameras are set to be installed at two blocks of flats in Newcastle in an effort to combat drug-related antisocial behaviour (ASB).

The surveillance equipment has been earmarked for the Dunkirk area of the town centre, where numerous instances of drugs activity and ASB have been reported in the past six months.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Friends and Anenomes at Brampton Park

AMATEUR gardeners young and old are joining forces to sow the seeds of a special floral project at Newcastle’s Brampton Park.

Children from Giggles & Wiggles nursery and members of the North Staffs Model Engineering Society will be planting a mixture of anemones and bluebells at the park next week.  

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Spitfire Lanterns Light Up Christmas in Newcastle

A ‘squadron’ of Spitfires is set to help add a special seasonal glow to Newcastle this weekend.

Designs in the shape of the classic wartime aeroplanes form part of a collection of more than 200 hand-made lanterns, which will be paraded through the town centre on Saturday, 10 December.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
From Santa to an artful present – enjoy Brampton Museum this Christmas

Whether you are looking for that unusual gift or a trip to see Santa Claus, Brampton Museum has plenty to offer this Christmas. 

The B(u)y Me! For Christmas exhibition showcases local artists and offers an alternative festive shopping experience to the high street stores.

Arts and crafts lovers can pick up a unique gift from the pieces on show across a range of mediums such as ceramics, glass, textiles and print.

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Domestic Homicide Review

Following the death of a 66-year-old man, the Newcastle Community Safety Partnership commissioned a domestic homicide review to look at the circumstances.

A jury found the man was unlawfully killed by his son after suffering knife wounds at the family home in October 2014.

The purpose of a Domestic Homicide Review is to:-

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
 
 
 
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