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'Chuggers' face restrictions in Town Centre

A SPECIAL agreement designed to control the activities of face-to-face charity fundraisers – commonly known as ‘chuggers’ – has come into force in Newcastle town centre.

The Site Management Agreement (SMA) has been drawn up between the Borough Council and the Institute of Fundraising Compliance Directorate (IoFCD), setting out specific terms under which the fundraisers must operate.

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Thursday, 20 April 2017
There's Something in the Water, Duck

City of Culture bid event

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Thursday, 20 April 2017
Young artists’ blooming talent on show at Newcastle gallery

Art work by Newcastle children will go on display at a gallery in the town.

Over 1,100 children entered the Newcastle Borough Council Britain in Bloom painting competition.

Paintings by 52 children have been chosen for the exhibition at the Art Studio Gallery, Barracks Road. The exhibition runs from Wednesday, 26 April, to Thursday, 4 May.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017
'Chuggers' Face Restrictions in Town Centre

A SPECIAL agreement designed to control the activities of face-to-face charity fundraisers – commonly known as ‘chuggers’ – has come into force in Newcastle town centre.

The Site Management Agreement (SMA) has been drawn up between the Borough Council and the Institute of Fundraising Compliance Directorate (IoFCD), setting out specific terms under which the fundraisers must operate.

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Monday, 10 April 2017
A Sepia Toned Glimpse into Newcastle's Past

RESIDENTS are being urged to rummage through their attics to help provide a sepia-toned glimpse into Newcastle’s past.

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Friday, 07 April 2017
Newcastle goes wild for Britain in Bloom 2017

Residents in Newcastle are being urged to flood the borough with colour this summer as the area competes in the National Britain in Bloom finals.

Following a 15th consecutive Gold Medal in 2016, Newcastle will represent the Heart of England in the national finals.

The Newcastle in Bloom campaign officially launches in April when council community teams will be out in the area talking to residents and community groups about how they can get involved.

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Wednesday, 05 April 2017
Do YOU Know Where Your Children Are?

PARENTS are being urged to keep closer checks on their children’s whereabouts during evenings, weekends and school holidays, following a spate of anti-social behaviour (ASB) incidents in the Borough.

Groups of youngsters have been gathering at Kidsgrove Leisure Centre and in the surrounding areas and green spaces in recent weeks.

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Friday, 31 March 2017
Local Talent Opens The Show

THE work of two Newcastle artists is featured in a special exhibition opening at the borough’s Brampton Museum this weekend (Saturday 1 April).

David Morrall and Nigel Turner are among the prize-winners in this year’s ‘Open Art and Craft’ exhibition, which showcases the talents of 53 different artists from throughout Staffordshire.

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Friday, 31 March 2017
Toddlers to Create a Buzz with New Bee Friendly Haven

Young gardeners will team up with staff from a local business to help create a real buzz as Newcastle celebrates National Gardening Week.

Children from Giggles & Wiggles nursery will help to create a bee friendly wildlife haven in Brampton Park that they will also use as an outdoor classroom.

The project will transform a tired corner of the park and links to the RHS Greening Grey Britain for Wildlife theme for this summer’s Britain in Bloom Campaign.

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Cabinet news round-up

Open Space and Green Infrastructure Strategies

Cabinet has agreed to adopt the two strategies following consultation with a variety of key audiences.

An annual report will be produced on progress with the strategies which will go on to form part of the evidence base for developing the Joint Local Plan.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017
Eco-Forum to be held in Newcastle

Teachers and children will learn more about how to create eco-friendly schools at an event organised by Newcastle Borough Council’s green team.

The Eco Schools Community Forum will include workshops and demonstrations on a wildlife theme.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017
'External Operator' Plan to Boost Town's Market

COUNCILLORS are to consider proposals to seek an external operator to run Newcastle’s historic town centre market.

A report advises Cabinet members that the market ‘is not performing as well as the Council might have hoped’, despite a recent refurbishment project which helped to boost stall occupancy and income.

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Thursday, 16 March 2017
Nominations wanted for Newcastle Sports Awards

SUPPORTERS and enthusiasts are being urged to name their local heroes young and old, as Newcastle prepares for a month-long celebration of sport.

The Council wants nominations to help recognise the sporting achievements and outstanding contributions of teams and individuals throughout the Borough during the past year.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
A500 Etruria Widening Public Information Exhibitions

Highways England will be attending two of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Etruria Valley Link Road exhibitions to present proposals to widen the A500 between the Wolstanton and Porthill junctions.

Your opinion is important to us. We welcome local views and feedback on the proposal, which will help inform its development and assessment. Visit one of the exhibitions below to meet our project team and to learn more about the proposed scheme.

The exhibitions will be held at :

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Monday, 06 March 2017
A 'Gruesome' Night at The Museum

LIVE leeches and an array of gruesome surgical instruments feature in a special event guaranteed to chill the blood and tickle the funny bone at Newcastle’s Brampton Museum next month.

‘Medieval Medicine’ is the title of a factual but light-hearted talk by historical author and re-enactor Kevin Goodman on Friday 3 March at 7pm.

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Friday, 24 February 2017
Council Tax for 2017/18

The Borough Council is to raise its share of Council Tax bills for only the second time in seven years.

From 1 April, an average Band D property will pay £5 a year more as the authority tries to cope with increasingly difficult financial circumstances.

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Thursday, 23 February 2017
Day Nursery Children Help Plant a Bee Friendly Meadow

CHILDREN from a Newcastle day nursery are this week sowing the seeds of a project aimed at creating a real buzz during the summer months.

The youngsters will help to establish a bee-friendly wildflower meadow in a section of the grounds at Keele Cemetery, by planting a special blend of annual and perennial seeds.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Newcastle to represent Heart of England in the UK-wide Britain in Bloom finals

Newcastle-under-Lyme has been selected to represent the Heart of England region in the Small City category in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017. 

It is a further honour for the Borough which last year scooped the overall Heart of England in Bloom Title for the first time, having scooped a fifteenth consecutive gold award in the competition to find the UK’s greenest communities.

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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
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