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Kidsgrove news THE FREE LOCAL JOURNAL

JUNE/JULY 2012

No. 115

Kidsgrove Town Council

Kidsgrove’s Youth Parliament

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Kidsgrove Youth Parliament are already making an impact in Kidsgrove with two projects currently unKidsgrove Town Council have organised a series derway. of events to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Members are campaigning and nd fund raising for improvements to week starting on Saturday 2 June. the current Skate Park at Birchenwood, in Kidsgrove. Proposed improvements would include a grassy area with a new ramp and skatebowl to cater for more experienced skaters and give more kids something positive to do. They have also set about cleaning and removing graffiti at the entrance to the Harecastle Canal Tunnel.

Starting on Saturday 2nd June there will be a FREE Concert at the Victoria Hall in the afternoon starting at 1.30pm. Entertainment will be provided by the ‘Regeneration’ band with refreshments of tea, coffee, cake and ice cream.

Kidsgrove Councillor David Stringer commented that the Kidsgrove Youth Parliament are putting a lot of work into these projects. They had been looking into various different options to raise finance to make the skate park project viable, saying that the Kidsgrove Youth Parliament was set up for these very purposes.

On Tuesday 5th there will be a children’s party for the winners of a Jubilee artwork competition which was started last February and judged in May. All local schools were invited to take part. The winners party will have a fancy dress theme and a magic show.

The Youth Parliament was set up last year by Kidsgrove Town Council to offer the younger members of our community a say on issues they feel are affecting their town. Twenty four students have been elected from Clough Hall Technology School and Maryhill High School (12 from each) aged 11 to 18 who attend council meetings to air their views.

All shops have been invited to take part in a Window Dressing Competition with a Jubilee theme, judging on Saturday 9th June, and the Town Hall and adjacent cottages will also be decorated with bunting to create a party atmosphere.

Kidsgrove Youth Parliament are campaigning for improvements to the Skate Park at Birchenwood

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Station volunteer gardeners devastated by plants theft number of new shrubs planted at Kidsgrove station by the hardworking team of station volunteers have recently been stolen. A

The volunteers were devastated to find evidence of the theft on Wednesday 9 May, when they visited to carry out their usual station gardening duties. The volunteers would like to make an appeal to the Kidsgrove commu-

nity for their support to ensure this doesn’t happen again, especially as they are working towards entering the Britain in Bloom competition. If you are using Kidsgrove station and see anything suspicious, please call the British Transport Police immediately on 0800 40 50 40 and also report the incident at the Station Booking Hall (open until 1230 Monday-Saturday).

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Carnival is Going for Gold Kidsgrove Citizens Award

Dove Bank Primary School’s Carnival is set to be a The Kidsgrove Citizens Award is given by the Town winner on Friday 6th July. Council to those who have made a great contribution Following the huge success to the community of Kidsgrove. of the last two carnivals it This years recipients are: is expected that this year’s event will be even bigger and better. The colourful procession themed around the Olympic Games and the crowning of the Carnival Queen are only the beginning.

Following the huge success of the last two carnivals it is expected that this year’s event will be even bigger and better on Friday 6th July

antee a street procession not to be missed.

Weeks of preparation by pupils, parents and staff to design and make all the colourful costumes will guar-

The procession starts from the school entrance, off Rutland Road, Kidsgrove at 2pm arriving back in the school grounds and culminating in a great family afternoon. Attractions include fairground rides, many stalls, stage performances of song, dance and music by the pupils of Dove Bank, balloon modelling, a magician and lots lots more! Don’t miss the biggest event in Dove Bank’s school calendar. Admission FREE. All welcome. Any organisations or individuals who require further details please contact:Headteacher: Dove Bank Primary School, Off Rutland Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4AP Telephone: 01782 296786, PTFA Chairman: 01782 787423

Chris Brough – Chairman of the Clough Hall Residents Association Chris has been a member of the Clough Hall residents association for many years and is the current chairman. He has done a fantastic job and he’s supported many community organisations to bring improvements to the area. His involvement with the Locality Action Partnership in Butt Lane has also brought the area closer together improving community cohesion. Chris is a team worker and his commitment to his community should be recognised. Helen Chadwick – Potteries Guinea Pig Association Helen is a local lady who spends most of her spare time caring for abandoned guinea pigs in the local community. Her garden has been transformed into a Guinea Pig sanctuary so that they can be looked after and treated if they have any illnesses. Helen regularly puts on charity events in the Kidsgrove area to raise awareness of abandoned animals and to also raise funds to keep the Potteries Guinea Pig Association going. She should be commended because this kind of work does not get much recognition. Margaret Cope. Margaret has been involved with St Thomas church in Mow Cop for over 30 years and she sits on Thursfield community centre committee. She is a very dedicated lady and she is regularly described as a community champion and always involved with community activities. Gladys Taylor. Gladys has been involved with Kidsgrove Athletic Football club for over 50 years. She regularly raises money for charity at the grounds and has been involved with Douglas Macmillan and the Ruby Owen Appeal. Gladys has also helped local councillors to campaign for new security fencing around old age pensioner bungalows in the area. Peggy Stevens. Peggy has been an integral part of the Butt Lane Coffee Shop that has become a real success story in the local area. The Coffee shop is run by volunteers and Peggy is always there helping out. Peggy has also attended local meetings on traffic calming and been a member of her local church for many years. Peggy regularly supports charity functions that take place; she is an asset to Kidsgrove.

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Harriseahead’s Royal Connection

When Dennis Bloor of Harriseahead was a young man he decided to enlist in the Army.

It wouldn’t be the first time he had left Harriseahead as he was a keen cyclist and he and his father had travelled as far as Somerset. On Monday morning he walked down to Bethesda Street, Hanley and tried to join the Grenadier Guards. Unfortunately the regiment weren’t recruiting but as Dennis was a tall young man he was told there were vacancies in the Life Guards. Back at home he informed his Mum and Dad that he had joined up and on Tuesday morning brandishing his travel passes he walked down to Stoke Station to begin a train journey to Windsor

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Issued with a khaki uniform and beret his first experience of the Army was a visit to the hairdressers where all the new recruits were “shorn”. Weeks of the standard army induction followed with marching drills and use of firearms. Then came the day he was marched to the stables and introduced to Penelope. She was over 17 hands Local man Dennis Bloor was a Life Guard in Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation in 1953 high, black in colour and possibly of German extraction. [The horses used by the household cavalry now are mainly bred in Ireland]. One addition to the uniform was the use of puttees which were wrapped around the lower leg. Having learnt to groom his horse – this was the first experience of horses in his life – he had to fit a bridle and reins. Riding training began, without a saddle all the fifty recruits circled around inside the riding school learning how to stay on a horse by gripping with the knees and ankles. The trainer had a whip and when it cracked those who weren’t safely astride the horse would be thrown into the side boards with horses rearing, bolting, etc. Still without a saddle the next stage of training was to learn to jump the horse over fences. After about six months the recruits were issued with saddles and the training continued. After nine months those ready to join the full regiment of the Life Guards were transferred to Hyde Park. [The senior regiment of the British Army the Life Guards with the Blues and Royals make up the Household Cavalry]. According to the regiment “Hyde Park Barracks are situated at the side of the park which affords ideal facilities for equestrian training, and for fine-tuning the skills required in full ceremonial uniform (with sabres), and for rehearsals in the run-up to major parades or displays”. Dennis and the other members of ‘D Troop’ would exercise on Rotten Row learning to trot, gallop and ride in formation. The Corporal of Horse would be in charge of a group and each guardsman was responsible for the care of his horse, equipment and uniform. In fact, only when their mounts had been fed, watered and groomed could the men of the Life Guards attend to their own personal needs, and around all of this they spent hours every day on ensuring that their kit, and that of their horses, was kept in immaculate condition, so that it passes inspection by the keenest of eyes. Dennis was once caught with defective kit and the punishment was to accompany the guard on night parade for seven nights. Dennis always hoped he wouldn’t be caught out by Captain Peake, who had a stammer and couldn’t issue the normal three day sentence as he couldn’t say it and usually shouted “seven”.

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So Dennis in his full dress uniform: helmet with long white plume, scarlet jacket, sheepskin for the saddle and thigh length leather boots began his duties in the Life Guards. If the troop was going on parade they would be lined up by their officer and inspected. This included checking the instep of the boots and when you mounted your horse those not on parade would polish the boots again. The officer then chose the best turned out trooper and he was put at the front right of the troop, with the second on his left until all the rows of four horsemen were assembled. The advantage of being selected first was that you could shelter in the pillar box and didn’t do night duties. The Life Guards were a common sight in Whitehall and at Buckingham Palace and Dennis was involved in a number of annual ceremonies and occasional State occasions.

The Annual Trooping of the Colour, attending the opening of the Houses of Parliament or going by train to Edinburgh to the Tattoo. However, he also remembers being the escort at Windsor Station when the body of King George VI was returned from Sandringham. On the station that day in the Honour party were two men from Harriseahead – Dennis and a cousin, as there were only eighteen troops in all six Life Guards, six Marines and six members of the Queen’s Flight this helped to make it very memorable. The Life Guards escorted the horse drawn hearse up to Windsor Castle where King George was buried on the 15th of February 1952. King George VI, had died on 6 February 1952, after 16 years on the throne he passed away in his sleep and his 25-year-old daughter Elizabeth immediately became Queen. On the morning of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II on the 2nd of June 1953 Dennis was the number one in “D Troop” and rode behind the state coach. He can’t remember much about the day except it started with breakfast and was very wet. All the preparation for the day – using Robins Blue on the sheepskin, polishing of the boots and sword have become a blur. Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London and the streets were lined with troops and the crowds all along the route were ten deep. An estimated three million people lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of the new monarch as she made her way to and from Buckingham Palace in the golden state coach. Dennis had signed on for five years and not long after the Coronation he was posted to an armoured division in Germany and the final two years of duty, after an horrendous sea voyage, he served in Egypt. When he came home to Harriseahead he started work as a driver and he has only once in his eighty years ever had an occupation relating to horses. He didn’t ride a horse again but did work as a groom in Market Harborough for the Quorn Hunt employed by Colonel Hignett (of Blue Circle Cement fame) and Lieutenant Borwick (who produced baking powder). So when you see the Pathe newsreel film and BBC coverage of the Coronation on

Jubilee Day. When you hear the shout of “God Save the Queen,” the gun salutes being fired and the cheering crowds remember there is one local man who can say “I was there”. Astride his horse, just behind a small group of officers at the rear of the state coach, proudly leading his troop is Dennis Bloor. And perhaps he was worrying about the weight of his sodden red jacket, the bedraggled state of his white plume, or how he’d get the rust off his ceremonial sword. Later, however, in the evening you would have found him walking through the crowds with his mates, down to the White Swan in Leicester Square for a well earned drink. David J Outhwaite, Biddulph & District Genealogy and Historical Society

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FRIENDS OF CLOUGH HALL PARK GROUP

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Following the most successful Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Saturday the Group decided, after many requests, to organise something else. Because it is Jubilee Year arrangements are now in place to hold an event for primary school pupils which includes:

the first event organised by the Group who were a bit apprehensive as to whether many youngsters would attend. 1000 leaflets were delivered to primary schools, and posters were erected to publicise the event. It was scheduled for an 11 am start and by 10.30 am there were queues forming! 180 youngsters took part which exceeded expectations.

Clough Hall Park Friends first event was a tremendous and successful Easter Egg Hunt

Jubilee Hunt Best Dressed Royal Competition Grand Prize Draw Bran Tub Prizes Table Top Sale Refreshments The event will be held 11am to 1pm, Monday 4th June 2012 which is the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Public Holiday. Primary Schools will be circulating information sheets to their pupils nearer to the event date. There will be prizes for the best dressed royal and it is hoped that Kidsgrove Town Mayor will present these to the winners, every entry will receive a bran tub gift as well as free entry to the prize draw which will include Jubilee memorabilia and toys. It is hoped this event is as successful as the Easter Egg Hunt which was

Tesco very kindly donated 36 Easter eggs to be given to the winners and a lucky dip tub was also provided for all participants. By 11.30am all the Easter eggs had been given out and we still had to go to the 1pm finish. Committee members were frantically visiting shops to purchase more. They purchased all the eggs remaining in the town and in the end everyone was satisfied. Refreshments were provided in the pavilion together with lots of Easter cakes all of which were sold. It was thought that we would make a loss on our first event but the aim was for the group to introduce people to the park, some of whom had never visited before. Amazingly a profit of £53 was made. People commented that it was a tremendous and successful event and they gave some useful suggestions for next year’s hunt. It was good to see people enjoying their refreshments outside because the weather improved. Special thanks should be given to Newcastle Council’s two park rangers who did a tremendous job making sure that there was no litter, toilets were clean and that we had all we needed in the pavilion. THE GROUP’S NEXT PUBLIC MEETING IS ON WEDNESDAY, 25TH JULY 2012 AT 7PM, PAVILION, CLOUGH HALL PARK, KIDSGROVE. EVERYONE WELCOME. For further details please contact Mary Maxfield 01782 784335

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The Memorial Gardens in the Avenue are to receive a Steve King who facelift to make the memorial a more fitting tribute to is manager of the our fallen heroes. butchers shop in Every Remembrance Day a Heathcote Street, parade leaves the Town Hall, Kidsgrove, has Kidsgrove headed by Kidsgrove Scout Band, and wreaths are raised money tolaid at the memorial at St John gether with golf The Evangelist Church, The members during Avenue, and then continues on to the Memorial Gardens to lay his year as Capwreaths and finally a service tain at Malkins of remembrance is held at St County Councillor Mary Maxfield has Bank Golf Club. launched a project to give the Memorial Thomas Church. It is attended Gardens a facelift by hundreds of people and it is an emotional site to see so many people involved with more taking part every year. Newcastle Borough Council and the Rotary Club of Kidsgrove have kept the gardens tidy and many bulbs have been planted by school children but it was felt that more needed to be done to make it a more fitting place for the remembrance of fallen heroes. With this in mind County Councillor Mary Maxfield, Kidsgrove Youth Club and Newcastle Borough Council have launched a project to lay four shrub beds on the outside lawned area and flower tubs and flower planting in the actual garden. It is hoped that the first stage of the project mentioned will be completed this year with further work being carried out in the future.

Steve King, manager of the butchers shop in Heathcote Street presenting Kidsgrove Day Service Centre with a cheque from money raised during his year as captain at Malkins Bank Golf Club

Being a local man he wanted to donate £500 to a good local cause. He has always been interested in the sterling work carried out at Kidsgrove Day Service Centre, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove who care for adults with physical and learning difficulties. His brother-in-law Mark has spent many happy years at the Centre and still enjoys the many activities offered. He says that without the Centre Mark’s life and other lives would not be as fulfilling and enjoyable. Steve presented a cheque to the Centre recently and he is seen photographed with some of the adults who attend. The money will be spent on creating a raised sensory garden which will enable wheelchair adults to take part in gardening activities which they would have otherwise found difficult.

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Neighbourhood Policing Team Report by PC Dave Woodward We still have no official news or date for our move to the Town Hall. I am not aware that any of the necessary work has commenced yet. We will keep you posted. A few changes to the team, the two part time PCSOs; Matt HoughClewes and Stacie Barker have now taken full time PCSO roles and have moved to pastures new. Matt has taken up a vacancy at Knutton and Silverdale based out of Newcastle Police Station. Stacie has moved into a post on the anti social behaviour team also based out of Newcastle, the officers on that team are responsible for the whole of the North Staffs area (Kidsgrove and Newcastle) anti social behaviour and carrying out the call backs to victims and complainants of ASB. Now that Stacie has taken up this position the system of one of the PCSO’s from Kidsgrove being seconded to the team for a 6 month period has been postponed.

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To report a crime or any other problem call 101 You can report nuisance incidents to the Newcastle Borough Council Anti Social Behaviour Officers on 01782 717717 You can contact your local officers on 01785 23 3576 to discuss local, Non Urgent, issues or email Kidsgrove.npu@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk or any officer by firstname.lastname@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

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It is a similar message at home if you are upstairs cleaning, decorating, on your computer, having a rest or out in the garden. Make sure doors and windows are closed and locked to prevent a sneak in thief getIn warmer weather make sure ting into your home. Don’t leave valuables doors and windows are closed to deter sneak thiefs or items like car keys, mobile phones, wallets or purses where they are visible and in easy reach of doors or windows. PC Dave Woodward

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We are also targeting adults who purchase alcohol on behalf of young people and have issued £80 fixed penalty notices to adults caught passing on the alcohol.

Some of you may be aware of the National Policing Website www.police.uk, it was launched in January 2011 and gives the public access to street-level (cluster residential addresses or key locations such as nightclubs, shopping centres, train stations etc) crime and anti social behaviour data. The site has been exceedingly popular with over 47 million visits since go live.

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We will continue to patrol nuisance hotspots and deal with the persons concerned.

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As part of the government transparency agenda the Prime Minister has personally directed that effective from 31 May 2012 the public will be able to see justice outcome information for crime in their area. These means that members of the public will be able to drill down to individual crimes and see what action the Police took, if someone was dealt with and in the case of Court disposals the outcome.

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Grow your own in the park

Kidsgrove Citizens Advice Bureau

Volunteers Required

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust’s Wild Steps Project, which is funded by North Staffs NHS, is offering free Would you like to: ➢ Make a real difference to your community places on its evening course on ‘Growing your Own th ➢ Develop and learn new skills taking advantage of free training food’ at Clough Hall Park on Tuesday 26 June. The evening event, starting at 6pm for two and a half hours, will introduce participants to selecting vegetables, planting, potting and will give people an introduction to a cheap and healthy way of providing their own food. There will also be a demonstration of some healthy home grown food options. This course is ideal for beginners and established growers. Organiser Shaun Rimmer said: "This great free oppor-

tunity is linked to the Wild Steps project which is about people learning how to improve their own well being by taking positive steps to improve their health and growing your own food not only keeps you active but you also get the reward and satisfaction of eating the healthy food you have grown yourself. I would book a place early as last year’s course held in Knutton was very popular"

If you would like to book a place on the free course please contact Shaun Rimmer, Community and Health Development Officer on 07772080254 or email s.rimmer@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

➢ Develop real, practical life skills and experience ➢ Meet new people within your community ➢ Help improve national and local social policies ➢ Join a dynamic team in a problem solving environment

To find out more about our exciting volunteering opportunities contct Susie McCormick on 01782 631846. In 2010-11 our volunteers helped clients to identify and claim £1.5 million in benefits and to manage £7.5 million of debt

Volunteer Drivers Wanted

Could you be a volunteer driver helping people with mobility problems to get about? We desperately need drivers in the Kidsgrove area for our Voluntary Car Scheme, use your own car – generous mileage paid. If you can help please call: Margaret Dobell, Door2Door Co-ordinator, Newcastle under Lyme Community & Voluntary Support (NCVS), 12 Andrew Place, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs ST5 1DL. Tel: 01782 621936, email: door2door@nulcvs.co.uk

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There is no doubt that a key ingredient to the continued success of our residents’ association is a large proportion of our members being involved with local community activities provided by various organisations in the Kidsgrove area. It is always a surprise to me just how many things are going on … there is the Clough Hall School Community Computer Club and Film Shows, the newly formed ‘Friends of Clough Hall Park’, walking groups, Church related events, Over 50’s Club, The Rotary … the list goes on and on. Of course none of these events are organised or are directly connected with the Clough Hall Residents Association, but they do help our residents to recognise what is needed and what is good for the area in which we live and what issues we need to address. The first presentation at our March meeting was ‘The Gambia Challenge 2012’ , given by Mrs. Cannings and Mr. Rob Timmis of Clough Hall School. They gave an illustrated presentation documenting the visit of eighteen children from the school to schools in Gambia, showing how the £6,500 raised by the Clough Hall pupils would be used. The second presentation was given by Mr Ivan Meredith and Mr Gary Hanmer

from ASC Financial Management Ltd., Newcastle. They spoke about the pros and cons of Equity Release and the various options available to raise capital against a property in which you live. The reasons people choose to raise money in this manner were somewhat diverse and ranged from funding for property repairs, paying for medical treatment, or satisfying a lifelong ambition … such as buying a HarleyDavidson motorbike!

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Fancy a go at tennis? Not played for a while? Want to get fit and make new friends? Come along to our open day at Alsager Tennis Club and see what great fun tennis is. There will be free coaching, tips, instruction and lots of fun. Rackets can be provided and all the necessary guidance to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.

Over £500 was raised for “The British Heart Foundation”.

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All students worked incredibly hard, never stopping or even allowing themselves to have fun - despite skipping for a whole HOUR!!

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On Monday 26th March more than 20 Year 8 students from Maryhill High School took part in a sponsored charity skip.

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In April students at Maryhill High School had a great day out at BAE Systems learning about innovation and the manufacturing industry. They also experienced getting their own ideas from paper to production and after overcoming initial nerves, making a presentation before the entire group.

The Imperial War Museum and ‘War Horse’ To enrich the topics currently being studied in school, Maryhill students took a historical trip to London in March.

We have a thriving junior section and coaching is available for all ages either as a group or individually. The courts are also available to hire for non members. Looking to the future the club are aiming to build a new club house to further improve facilities. If you can’t make the open day there are coaching sessions for juniors on Saturday mornings and social tennis for seniors on Monday evenings from 6.30pm and Saturday afternoons from 2.00pm, anyone interested in playing tennis is welcome to come along.

First of all visiting the Imperial War Museum and learning about the First World War then, after tea at ‘Planet Hollywood’, a dramatic trip to London’s West End to see ‘War Horse’ at The New London Theatre.

You can find Alsager Tennis Club in Sandbach Road North, sign posted just past the library close to the town centre.

Students said of the amazing puppetry: “The actors were very talented, in how they could use the horses making it real-life to produce a brilliant theatrical performance. Everybody enjoyed the night”.

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they have received donations from Vice Presidents. They are very grateful to Kidsgrove Rotary Club for donating £1,000 towards this.

Linley & Kidsgrove Rugby Club are celebrating their Golden Jubilee season and on May 4 they held their annual Awards Evening at the Quality Hotel in Hanley.

Life Member Ray Binnion and Life Vice-President Bob Johnstone gathered together 10 of the players who won the inaugural Potteries Cup back in 1969. These players now live in places such as Bristol, Yeovil, Cheltenham and Prestatyn, and they made the trip to be present for this special evening. They made up part of the 130 people who attended. Darren Goldspink was voted Clubman of the Year for his fund raising efforts, and Sam Dumigan gained the Player of the Year Award for his consistently good performances. The First Team Award went to Jack Edwards for the improvements he has made, and Matt Turnock received the Second Team Award. John Bull only joined the Club at the beginning of the season , but his enthusiasm gained him the the Third Team Award. Matt Swingewood is another player who has improved his game over the season, as a result of which he gained the Young Player of the Year Award, whilst the Newcomer of the Year Award went to James Bowers. Chairman Steve Goldspink awarded a special trophy to Jason Swingewood for all his work during the season, especially the creation of new changing rooms at Kidsgrove Cricket Club. The Club is aiming to raise £10,000 for this project, and

The Ollie Smith Shield goes to the player who has gained the most Man of the Match nominations , and this year it went to Sam Dumigan, who was nominated on six occasions. The Alan Thomas Award goes to the person who has given service to the Club over a large number of seasons, and this year it was presented to Alan Hodgkinson for all the work he has done. Another special award was presented to Carl Booth, who has played for the Club for 27 years, but who has had to retire because of a recurring neck injury. On May 10 Club President Ron Tyson took Chairman Steve Goldspink to a Staffordshire dinner at Burntwood, where Steve received a special award for all the work he has done for the Club. The Club has held its A.G.M. Last season saw the First Team achieving better results, winning seven League games and finishing in eighth position. Ashley Green has taken over from Carl Vickers as Club Captain, with Mark Gallimore retaining his post as Second Team Captain. Steve Goldspink and Jon Natty remain as Chairman and Secretary respectively, as do Jason Swingewood as Treasurer and Phil Briggs as Fixture Secretary. Matt Oxford is carrying on as Membership Secretary and it is good to see some new faces on the Committee : Aaron Stanier has volunteered to take over as Fund Raising Secretary, and Zoe Goldspink as Social Secretary. Andy Goldspink is the new groundsman, and Sandra Swift and Chloe Lench have volunteered to take over as Catering Officers.

Mow Cop Community Hall

Over the last year Mow Cop Residents’ Association members together with other villagers have completely refurbished the building formerly known as St Thomas’ Church Hall. This Hall on Congleton Road, Mow Cop has now been leased by the Residents Association and renamed Mow Cop Community Hall. It is already being used by a variety of groups, as well as being hired to individuals for functions and events. Groups currently making use of the Hall with its greatly improved facilities include line dancing, Zumba, aerobics and an art group. To make a booking or enquire about one of the groups call 01782 518338.

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Helen Young from Thursfield School received £1,110 and Ruth Barnett from Harriseahead Methodist Church received the same figure. Mrs Douglas would like to thank everyone for their support.

Guinea Pig Rescue

We are a small caring Guinea Pig rescue based in Kidsgrove. Our aim is to take in neglected and mistreated Guinea Pigs and find them forever homes through our very successful adoption programme. We are the only Guinea Pig rescue in the North of Staffordshire and have been featured in the Sentinel and on Radio Stoke. Darcy was the inspiration to start I write a bi monthly article for the the rescue - now passed away he national Guinea Pig magazine and lives on as the rescue mascot we are always happy to provide FREE community talks on Guinea Pigs and their care to local organisations of all ages. The rescue has been running for 4 years and is run by Helen Chadwick with the help of a dedicated team of volunteers, including local young people and local people who help with foster care. We welcome visits by appointment to our weekly clinics and offer FREE advice - FREE health checks - FREE nail clipping - to all Guinea Pigs whether you adopt from us or not!! We have a brilliant website with quite a following across the country!! www.thepotteriesguineapigrescue.co.uk. Its full of useful information and full details of all the lovely Guinea Pigs we have for adoption. Kyle Robinson, last years mayor, is one of our supporters and has mentioned our work before. Look out for us at Kidsgrove Carnival!!! For further information call rescue centre manager Helen Chadwick on 07510 492009 or email us via our web site www.thepotteriesguineapigrescue.co.uk

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The Rotary Club of Kidsgrove

Fundraising & Charity Projects:

The Gritstone Charity Walk is to take place on Saturday July 7th 2012 and is organised by the Rotary Club of Kidsgrove. It features 5 walks to suit different fitness levels, ranging from 3.5 mile, 7 mile, 10 mile, 17 mile and a 22 mile walk. All the walks pass through beautiful countryside of North Staffordshire and South Cheshire starting and finishing at the Bleeding Wolf Pub in Scholar Green. There’s an entry fee for each of the walks and walkers are also encouraged to raise money through sponsorship for a charity or community project of their own choosing. See www.gritstonewalk.org.uk for full details of walks and how to enter. The Annual Easter Egg Appeal has now been completed and in excess of £1,000 has been raised which will go to the recipients of this year’s fundraiser the North Staffordshire Young Carers Association. Many thanks once again to everyone for all your help and support. The Rotary Stroke Awareness Campaign took place at Tesco Kidsgrove on Saturday 21st April. The campaign was held to encourage people to have a blood pressure test and they were made aware of the dangers of ‘High’ and ‘Low’ blood pressure. Blood Glucose tests were given to those who wanted them and Lifestyle advice on weight, dieting and exercise was made available too. All in all it

was a very rewarding day, achieved by all who took part; over 150 people went through the system. This resulted in 1 diagnosis of diabetes and 38 people being referred to their doctors. The Rotary Club is hoping to do 2 sessions next year. The Blackpool Holiday 2012 is for the senior citizens of Kidsgrove and surrounding areas and the date of the holiday is from Thursday 31st May to Thursday 7th June 2012. The holiday includes transport from your front door to the hotel and return, half board en’suite accommodation and some entertainment, other entertainment is available at a discounted cost. More than 18 recipients will be going to Blackpool this year from the Kidsgrove area where they will meet up with other senior citizens from other areas on the coach. Other coaches and senior citizens from different areas will be speeding to Blackpool too, looking forward to their annual break. Kidsgrove Rotary came to the rescue of Scarlett’s Spitfire’s dance troupe after someone slashed the tyres of their newly acquired minibus in April. The club gave them a donation of £100 towards the cost of replacing the tyres Social Networking is something that the Rotary organisation is using to the full at the moment, Kidsgrove have a presence on the Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube and are exploring the use of other social networking tools too. In regards to our social media, we’ve had quite an amazing result! The Rotary Club of Kidsgrove was named as the Rotary International of Britain and Ireland winner of its first ever Club Online Presence award. Our District Governor, Barry Preen, collected the award at a National Conference in Bournemouth and in turn presented the trophy and certificate to us at a recent meeting. Hopefully we can improve on our work, keep you informed of our latest activities and have further success next year. At the core of our online presence is our website. Although we’ve only recently redesigned it, we have some more exciting enhancements due in the second half of the year which will really take our ability to communicate to another level! Keep an eye on www.kidsgroverotary.org.uk to find out more. Facebook continues to grow and is now a great place to see what we’ve been doing and look back over past events in words and pictures. Our Facebook page will also let you know of

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any upcoming events such as the Gritstone Walk and we always welcome new comments and followers.

Our following here is very much made up of the local community so it’s an effective forum to get in touch about anything you feel might interest Rotary or perhaps we might be able to help with. Perhaps it might even give you the chance to ask about coming along to one of our meetings. On Twitter, @KidsgroveRotary is another way to stay in touch with us. Currently we have over 120 followers from right across the globe, not just the UK. Through this site we will try and keep you up to date with news from our own club, district and Kidsgrove as well as stories and links to international Rotary information and anecdotes. If you see something useful don’t forget to pass it on and retweet! We have some great plans for our YouTube channel this year. More speakers will be joining us to pass on details about their professions and work in the community; we also have some other projects in the works – but more about those in the coming months. Additionally we’re forming networks on Google+ and LinkedIn so no matter where you are and who you follow, like or circle, you can find us in one way or another. In the future we may even open up a “hangout” on Google+ so you can get in touch live and direct – what do you think? Also watch out for our new posters around Kidsgrove. They will let you know where, when and how you can find out more about the club and our activities in the local community. Our up to date sites can be found by scanning the QR tag here: or by visiting the social networking sites we’ve mentioned and search for Kidsgrove Rotary. If you like what you see, let us know or follow us for more information! You can also donate to us from the comfort of your favourite chair with ‘JustTextGiving’, by Vodafone a brilliant new service, you can donate by texting

ROTA01 enter the amount £1, £5 or £10 and send to 70070 you may be then asked if you wish this donation to be a Gift Aid, if the answer is Yes just add the details as requested, the money will be deducted from your mobile telephone account and then paid directly into the Rotary Club of Kidsgrove Charity Account. The donations will be used to help local charities and needy causes.

Sport Kidsgrove are the current holders of Rotary District Snooker Trophy and have beaten the Rotary Club of Wolstanton in the last round. Kidsgrove will now be playing the Rotary Club of Cheadle in the semi-final next round at their Longton venue. The Rotary District Darts competition will be getting under way soon and Kidsgrove will be looking to hang on to their well earned trophy which they won last year. Kidsgrove have home advantage and will play their match at the Royal Oak, Harriseahead St Luke’s Hospice in Cheshire is being supported with their ‘Midnight Walk’ on 9th June by President Elect Howard Turner and Rotarian Mick Salt. The hospice staff plan on joining the Rotary organised ‘Gritstone Walk’ later on in the year as a fundraising project. A New Rotary Year will start on the 1st of July and outgoing President John Howe MBE PHF will be handing over the reins to incoming President Howard Turner. Howard has a team of officers and project leaders in place ready for the New Year ahead, we wish him every success. If you would like anymore information about any of the above or if you would like to have more information about helping Rotary or taking up membership of the club then contact Howard Turner at: membership@kidsgroverotary.org.uk or secretary@kidsgroverotary.org.uk or Ted Butler on 01782785272 or on the clubs website at: www.kidsgroverotary.org.uk Report by: Hon. Secretary Ted Butler PHF

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Town Mayor’s Report Kyle Robinson

This will be my final Mayor’s report before your new Mayor Gill Burnett takes the reigns of Kidsgrove Town Council.

I cannot believe how quickly the last 12 months have flown and I have enjoyed every moment. I have had the chance to meet so many inspirational people in our community and beyond. It has been an experience I will never forget. I might only be 24 but I have never let my age get in the way of me doing a good job and I hope people locally are satisfied that I have done my best for our Town. Kidsgrove is a wonderful place to live and I always remind people what more can be done if our community works together. When I was selected last May I promised to try and modernise the Town Council to make it more appealing to everyone in our community, young and old. I leave office knowing we have established a Kidsgrove Youth Parliament. The KYP is the beginning of something new for Kidsgrove. It gives our young people a voice and a chance for them to get involved in community projects. We have to make them feel involved at a young age if they are to care about the community in adulthood. My charity work will hopefully make a difference for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and other local charities. Since becoming Town mayor I have realised how lucky some of us are and we must do what we can for those less fortunate than us. My eyes have been opened and I will continue my charity work when I leave office. A personal thank you has to go to my consort and friend, Councillor Reg Bailey. He has been a fantastic support and has been at my side at most functions. He has always offered good advice in times of need and worked very hard to promote our Town. Councillor David Allport who has stood in for Reg at times also deserves thanks and also Deputy Mayor Councillor Gill Burnett who has attended some functions. Jill Waring our Town Clerk has

also been a great support and deserves a mention. Even though she gets paid to do her job, she does it fantastically and goes the extra mile for Kidsgrove. Councillors from all parties should be thanked for their support over the past 12 months, they have shown great respect at council meetings and we should be proud of our local representatives. Finally YOU have all been fan- New Mayor Gill Burnett takes the reigns of Kidsgrove Town Council tastic and I hope to see you in the near future. One of my favourite quotes for you to remember me by: “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are”. Thank you and good bye for now.

Town Mayor’s Report Kyle Robinson thank you to the staff from the Cauldwell who have worked extremely hard to help organise this event. I hope every child we visited gets better soon and we are all thinking about you.

The Annual Community Day – The Rotary Club I enjoyed a great day on Saturday 24th March at Kidsgrove Town Hall. The Rotary entertained over 150 senior citizens with 70’s, Elvis, Opera singers a very cheeky but entertaining act from ‘Blackpool Lites’. I even got to show some moves with some very special golden girls. The Rotary must be thanked as the community days give our elderly residents of Kidsgrove the chance to get out and have some fun. We all need it from time to time.

Life of a local Mayor – District Pensioners Association

Easter Eggs for New Children’s Ward One of my most emotional moments as Mayor was a visit I made to the North Staffs children’s ward on Friday 23rd March. I was given a tour of the new facilities and given the opportunity to find out what the staff thought about the move. They were all excited and extremely positive about their new wards. Working with staff from the Cauldwell Tavern in Talke, we managed to raise almost 200 eggs to give out on the children’s ward. We met some very poorly children who all had their parents by their bed side. It was very moving to see how people remain so strong for their children. The youngsters were so excited by the visit from us they seemed to perk up instantly. It’s amazing what a chocolate egg can do One of my most emotional moments as Mayor was visiting the North when you’re feeling a bit low. I want to say Staffs children’s ward

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On Thursday 29th March I was invited to join Barbara Whalley and the District Pensioners Association at their AGM. I was asked to speak to the Association about what it’s like to be Kidsgrove Mayor. I discussed how Thanks to Barbara for being so much fun over the year hard I work to get some coverage for Kidsgrove. The Mayor represents the town at many functions and events and it’s important to promote the area. It is extremely important the Mayor also stands up for Kidsgrove to ensure we get a fair deal from the Borough Council and County Council. Thank you to members for making me feel so welcome and thanks to Barbara for being so much fun over the year – a little hidden message for Barbara = Y.L.S. You are doing a great job for the elderly of our community.

zel helped to organise the event and raised over £300 for the Mayors Charities and I would like to thank them for their dedication to our young people in the community. The Dance Troupe regularly takes part in national competitions and always does extremely well. They have promoted the town considerably over the years and I am very impressed by the young people involved.

A night with Lady Gaga On Friday 6th April at Kidsgrove Workingmen’s club we were treated to a night with Lady Gaga – AKA Laura Harvey, a drama and performing arts teacher from Clough Hall Technology School. We raised over £300 for the Mayors Charities and I would like to thank the Staff Walter Sterling, Lillian Sterling and Andrea Dzik for donating prizes toward the raffle. We had a fantastic time and we truly married the night.

Kidsgrove Charity Psychic Night I would like to thank Richard Evans and staff at Kidsgrove Tesco who all helped to raise £600 for the Mayors Charity and £600 for Cancer research UK. The psychic night was attended by over 200 people from the local area.

Scarlett Spitfires Dance Troupe – Open Evening

Whilst psychic events are not everyone’s cup of tea it is important that we must respect other people’s beliefs and faiths in our community. The monies raised will go towards supporting some fantastic causes and it is well received. Darren Brittain and Linda Bennett the psychic mediums also gave their time for free and we are most grateful.

I would like to mention this special group for holding an open evening at Kidsgrove Town Hall on Saturday 31st March. Ivan Starky and his wife Ha-

Thanks also to Emma Braddock at Kidsgrove Footcare who donated hundreds of cupcakes for the event.

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