Network Rail items find new audience at Kidsgrove Railway Station

A new railway heritage display was opened at Kidsgrove Station on Friday 31 January by Kidsgrove Town Mayor, Councillor Amanda Cartwright.

Stoke-on-Trent rail and canal campaigner Jon Honeysett MBE has donated framed railway heritage items for Kidsgrove Station customers to enjoy. Passengers waiting for a morning train at Kidsgrove already have the luxury of being able to sit in comfy seats and enjoy a hot drink and a snack courtesy of A Spotter Tea. They now have the opportunity to find out a bit about the history and development of the station and local rail network in the 20th century. Items include British Rail network maps from 1948 and 1960, a 1960 timetable and a photo of a steam train at Harecastle signal box.

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Kidsgrove Sports Centre news

The re-opening of Kidsgrove Sports Centre has taken a further step forward with the community group which will run the centre and the Council agreeing to bring on-board a major construction company to fully price the refurbishment.

The Council and Kidsgrove Community Interest Organisation (CIO) agree that procuring this service through the SCAPE national construction framework – with a view to awarding a contract – is the most sensible and practical route to reopening the gym and swimming pool in spring 2021 as planned.

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New commitment to Kidsgrove sports provision

The future of leisure provision at Kidsgrove Sports Centre is looking more certain and received further commitment from Newcastle’s Cabinet in October.

In July 2017, a Community Group Community Interest Organisation (CIO) was formed with the aim of re-opening part of the facility, the ‘dry-side’, over the next few years. Plans for the reopening of the swimming pool at that stage were considered too ambitious due to a lack of funding. [Read more…]

Designation of the civil parish of Kidsgrove as a Neighbourhood Area

Kidsgrove sign low resNewcastle Borough Council approved the designation of the Civil Parish of Kidsgrove as a Neighbourhood Area on the 30th September 2019.

On 2 September 2019 Kidsgrove Town Council applied to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council to designate the whole of the Civil Parish of Kidsgrove as a Neighbourhood Area, Kidsgrove Town Council can now begin the formal preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan. [Read more…]

Clough Hall junior parkrun

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The Clough Hall junior parkrun is a weekly free 2k timed event for juniors and takes place every Sunday at 9am in Clough Hall Park.

It’s a 2k run for children aged 4-14. The run isn’t a race but is very much a community event where children of all abilities are encouraged to take part and enjoy it whether they run, jog, walk or skip. Runners do need to register on the website before their first time – https://www.parkrun.org.uk/cloughhall-juniors/

The event is solely run by volunteers and the organisors would like to hear from anyone intersted in helping out as they need a minimum of 14 volunteers each week for the event. [Read more…]

Kidsgrove Santa routes 2019

Kidsgrove Santa routes 2019

Regeneration Boost for Kidsgrove

Town Hall new oct 2019Newcastle-under-Lyme has been chosen to work with the Government to develop innovative regeneration plans which could unlock millions of pounds of investment.

The capital investment will come out of the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which ministers say will help regenerate places with a ‘proud industrial heritage’ which have fallen behind more prosperous areas. [Read more…]

Lidl get go ahead for Kidsgrove store

lidl cgi aug 2019 reduced sizeNewcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council reached a decision on Lidl GB’s planning application to bring a new Lidl store to Kidsgrove (on the site currently occupied by Kidsgrove Working Men’s Club), as well as a second, accompanying planning application to relocate the Club to new premises on Meadows Road, Kidsgrove.

Both applications were unanimously approved by members of the Planning Committee. [Read more…]

Sports Centre news

Firstly, can we say a massive “thank you” to everyone who voted for us in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

We are pleased to report that Kidsgrove Sports Centre came 1st, so as a result we will receive £4,000 from Tesco – which will be put towards buying equipment to be used within the centre. [Read more…]

Council to remove unwanted garden bins

brown bin reduced sizeResidents who do not want to keep their garden waste bin are being given the chance to have them collected in by the Borough Council.

While more than 18,000 households have now signed up to the chargeable collection service introduced this year, some people have decided to make alternative arrangements for disposing their garden waste. [Read more…]