Category Archives: Kidsgrove Town Council

Kidsgrove Vintage Fayre Success

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Left: Worshipful Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme Eddie Boden, Newcastle Mayoress Mrs Doris Boden and Kidsgrove Mayor Councillor Kyle Robinson.

On Saturday 7th September I hosted the Kidsgrove Vintage Fayre at the Kidsgrove Victoria Hall.  The event was a huge success with lots of businesses attending to sell their vintage wares.  I made an appeal for raffle prizes and well over 20 individuals, groups and organisations donated prizes.  The Mayor’s charity made £400 and the Kidsgrove Tesco charity of the year, Diabetes UK made £150.  Many people commented on how different this type of event was for Kidsgrove.  We tried to avoid bric a brac to offer something more upmarket for the people of the town.  Following on from our success we have decided to hold this each year and we will continue to build on our events and celebrations. 

Thank you to all of the volunteers that made the events possible including Cllr Elliot Ashton and Mrs Ashton, Cllr Janet Parsons, Deputy Mayor David Allport, Tracy and Sam Holdcroft, Cllr Sylvia Dymond (shining bright like a Dymond!), Kate Coleman, Monica Mannion and many more.  These events wouldnt be possible if it wasnt for the support we get from these fantastic people.  Enjoy the photographs below.

A special thank you to Simon White of the Old Hall in Madeley who donated a £180 stay at the Charles II Suite with breakfast.  This helped us raise lots of money for a good cause and Mr Michael Page claimed the prize. 

Kidsgrove Allotments Wrecked

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Kidsgrove Mayor Councillor Kyle Robinson at the Lamb Street Allotments.

Kidsgrove allotment holders have been left devastated after yobs ransacked the Lamb Street allotment site over the weekend.  Kidsgrove Town Council is the current custodians of the site.  The damage includes broken shed windows, shed doors ripped off, front of shed ripped off, petty items stolen, smashed double glazing, one door destroyed, ransacked contents of sheds and pigeon corn strewn everywhere. 

Dave Plimbley of Kidsgrove Town Council said: “They have broken into my plot, ripped the front of my shed off and turned everything inside out.  They smashed windows and pilled the doors off other sheds and green houses and strewn pigeon corn everywhere.  They haven’t taken anything of value which means this more mindless vandalism than anything else.”

Kidsgrove Town Mayor Councillor Kyle Robinson said: “A lot of hard work has gone into the site and the allotment holders pay rent to grow vegetables and flowers.  Pigeons are also kept on the site.  It’s a shocking state of affairs when people feel the need to destroy other people’s property that has been worked so hard for.  Let’s hope the Police find the culprits and take action.  As we know the same thing happened in Audley recently and the young people involved got off very lightly and didn’t even get a slap on the wrist.”

Staffordshire Police have attended the scene and are now investigating the criminal damage.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 302 of June 16th, or Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Butt Lane Park Revamp Success

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A park in Butt Lane has been revamped by Councillors and volunteers.  Townfield Close Park has not been looking its best in recent years and the locals wanted to make a difference.  The project organised by Kidsgrove Town Councillors and Newcastle Borough Councillors has seen the area transformed.  Volunteers dug up weeds and removed overgrowth, varnished the park benches, painted the well used apparatus and put in a new flower bed to add some colour.  The park wardens have now offered to put weed killer down and cut the grass more regularly. 

Those involved have now got plans to hold a fun day in the park for the local residents and children to get involved in.  Councillors are also planning to have the park renamed and are hoping to volunteer more time to keep the park looking loved.  A big thank you to Kidsgrove Tesco for donating flowers for the new flower beds.