Doctors Practice at Kidsgrove Medical Centre is “inadequate”


Kidsgrove Medical centre copyA report by the Care Quality Commission has found one of the practices operating out of Kidsgrove Medical Centre on Mount Road to be inadequate.

The practice, Dr Robinson & Partners, have been placed in special measures and will be inspected again in six months, if insufficient improvements are made the providers could have their registration cancelled leading to a closure of the service.

In the report Professor Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice, states, [Read more…]

Speed humps for Colclough Lane

colclough_lane_A___consultationStoke City council are to install a set of speed humps along Colclough Lane/Birchenwood Road between Goldenhill and Newchapel to slow down traffic on what has been become a ‘Rat Run’.

The country lane is narrow with some sharp bends and needs to be driven with care but many drivers using as it as a short cut avoiding the busier Tunstall Road, Biddulph Road, James Brindley Way route often exceed the 30mph speed limit and a number of accidents have resulted in the last few years. [Read more…]

Lidl submit plans for Kidsgrove store

Lidl Store

Lidl Store

Lidl UK have submitted a planning application to bring a new store to Kidsgrove, on land just off Liverpool Road.

If approved the plans willsee the site currently used by Kidsgrove Working Men’s Club, and also home to The Canal Tavern, redeveloped into a new Lidl supermarket.

The Working Mens Club, which was founded in 1945 and in its heyday had over 800 members, would relocate to a new site on Meadows Road, close to the railway station in the town centre. Although The Canal Tavern would lose an area of land as part of the proposals, the pub itself would be retained while gaining from the additional footfall to the store and the overall regeneration of the site. [Read more…]

Work on station upgrade starts

Kidsgrove Station feb 2019 copyWork is underway to install new lifts and a footbridge at Kidsgrove station to ensure it’s accessible for everyone by spring 2019.

Network Rail has started work on the £5 million Kidsgrove ‘Access for All’ upgrade, which will transform the way passengers with all mobility needs use the railway. The vital upgrade will install three new lifts at either side of platforms 1, 2, 3 and 4, as well as a brand new footbridge linking the platforms.

Campaigners have been calling for improvements to access for nearly 20 years as the only step-free access is to the Manchester-to-Stoke platform (1). [Read more…]

Persimmon plans development of 69 homes on site in Butt Lane

West Avenue copyProperty developer Persimmon are proposing to develop a site formerly occupied by Celestica in West Avenue, Butt Lane.

The site is currently identified as employment land, but hasn’t been occupied by a business for many years.

The proposals is not yet at the planning aplication stage and Persimmon are asking residents for their views before taking it further. A spokesman for Persimmon Homes North West said: “We are currently preparing a full planning application on a parcel of land to the north of West Avenue in Kidsgrove. [Read more…]

Pay and display set for Biddulph streets

King Street copy 2Two streets in Biddulph town centre are set to have parking charges introduced.

Staffs County Council considered the proposal of introducing on-street parking in the High Street and King Street, in Biddulph at the last meeting of the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee.

The aim of the proposal is to ensure that the parking provided in town centres and elsewhere are appropriate for the situation and support the needs of the local community. [Read more…]

Aldi to come to Biddulph

aldiStaffordshire County Council have accepted an offer from supermarket chain Aldi for the former Meadows Special School site on Tunstall Road.

An offer was made by Aldi Stores Limited in November which was increased in December. Minutes from a sub-committee meeting state: ‘The Sub-Committee received a report on discussions held with the proposed purchaser of the site of the former Meadows Special School explaining that whilst the site had not been advertised on the open market, the proposed Terms of the sale secured ancillary developments of value to the County Council.’ and that it was: ‘RESOLVED – That a conditional contract be entered into with Aldi Stores Limited for the sale of the site of the former Meadows Special School on the Terms indicated.’ [Read more…]

Biddulph Fairtrade Fortnight

biddulph fairtradeFairtrade Fortnight 24th Feb-10th March.

Biddulph is a Fairtrade Town, and most of the local churches are Fairtrade Churches. How will you celebrate it this year?

Sadly, the Annual Town Hall Fairtrade Celebration is having a gap-year. But that doesn’t mean the Biddulph Fairtrade Town Group has nothing planned. Biddulph Schools have all been invited to take part in a Fairtrade Poetry Competition: each school may enter one or two original poems relating to Fairtrade. The competition will be judged by Biddulph Town Councillors and the school entering the winning poem will be presented with the Fairtrade Town School-of-the-Year Shield. [Read more…]

Alsager Town Council achieves Quality Status

Quality-town-Council-logo-colour-e1448506943483Alsager Town Council is delighted to announce that it has achieved Quality Status by the National Association of Local Councils.

The Quality Award demonstrates that a council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Quality councils go above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continually seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

To achieve the Quality Award a council demonstrates that it meets all requirements of the Foundation Award and has additional evidence of good governance, effective community engagement and council improvement. Since the appointment of Nicola Clarke as Town Clerk in September 2017, one of her objectives was to review and refine internal processes in order to achieve Quality Status. [Read more…]

It’s all about Health & Wellbeing Saturday 2nd February 2019

Health and Wellbeing 2019 Facebook imageOn Saturday 2nd February, from 11am until 3pm, at the Alsager Civic, Alsager Partnership will once again be showcasing an exhibition ‘All About Health & Wellbeing’.

The day itself promises to be jam-packed with information delivered by over 30 health, wellbeing and fitness organisations that will help you discover how you can make your family’s lives healthier, improve your general wellbeing and explore ways to be more active.

On the day, there will be many health organisations represented, alongside the following health screening checks available: Blood Pressure Checks, Body Fat Measurements, BMI Checks, Nutritional Advice, Diet and Diabetes/Blood Sugar Checks. [Read more…]