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Bereavement Services Shortlisted for National Award

The Council has been shortlisted for a national award for the way it manages its eight cemeteries and crematorium.

It is a finalist in the “most improved” category for cemetery and crematorium provision in the Association for Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) performance networks awards.

APSE is a not-for-profit local government body working with more than 300 councils to promote excellence in key public services.

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England ‘All-Time Great’ Scores the Freedom of the Borough

Former Stoke City goalkeeper and England World Cup hero, Gordon Banks OBE, is being put forward for a civic honour.

Councillors in Newcastle-under-Lyme have voted to make him a Freeman of the Borough.

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Sports Clubs Invited to Apply for Festival Grant

A total of £6,000 is available to help clubs and organisations join in a Festival of Sport.

Castle Sport – an organisation administered by the Borough Council – is running the festival in April and May 2018 and is offering to contribute up to £400 towards each participating event.

The funding is available for sporting sessions at club premises which are open to everyone such as taster days, coaching and community activities.

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Elsie Ashley OBE, JP Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Elsie Ashley OBE JP who passed away at the weekend.

Elsie served on Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council for 32 years and was Mayor in 1993/94.

In 2014 Elsie was awarded the status of Honorary Alderman of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme. This was in recognition of her long and dedicated service to the residents of the borough.

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Sound – App Helps to Record Guilty Plea from Dog Breeder Accused of Breaching Barking Notice

A free app which allows residents to record and submit noise complaints on their smartphone has helped to secure a guilty plea from a hobby dog breeder who was accused of breaching a noise abatement notice for consistent barking and howling.

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