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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.
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.
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.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is committed to helping its residents keep warm and safe through the promotion of energy efficiency and advice.
A landlord has been fined £1,000 after Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council took action to prevent a family from living in dangerous conditions.
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