Category Archives: Talke

Recycle your Christmas tree for free

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Why not take advantage and recycle your Christmas tree locally and for free?

If you reside in Butt Lane, Talke and Talke Pits, you will be able to recycle your (real) Christmas tree this year.  Butt Lane and Talke Locality Action Partnership is teaming up with Newcastle Borough Council’s Environment team to offer this service free of charge.  The dedicated Christmas tree collection will take place on Saturday 7th January, between 8am – 10am on Freeport Shopping Centre car park.  The staff at the shopping centre will be coning off an area of the car park immediately to the right of the main entrance.

The garden waste collections don’t operate during winter and many residents struggle to dispose of their Christmas trees.  Please be aware that only real trees will be accepted and not artificial trees.  The council will not be able to accept any other type of waste during the collection.

Kyle says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to dispose of their Christmas tree, free of charge in their local area.  As chairman of the Butt Lane and Talke Locality Action partnership I am pleased we have been able to find the funds for this one off initiative that will help people to recycle their tree just after the Christmas period.  I urge local residents to do their best to take advantage of this scheme.  I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.”

Labour Group wins Citizens Advice Service Reprieve

cablogo-11The Staffordshire Labour Group’s call in of the Conservative Cabinet decision to cut funding to Staffordshire CABs by £439,000 has resulted in a rethink. Cabinet member Councillor Alan White agreed at yesterday’s Corporate Review Committee to reconsider his decision.

The proposed cuts in funding would have resulted in many smaller bureaux closing and a much reduced service in other bureaux which provide free, confidential and quality marked advice on a wide range of issues including debt, benefits and consumer information.

Leading the call in on behalf of the Labour Group, Councillor Shree Peaple said:

“The CABs provide real value for money. In the first six months of the year, for an investment of less than 59 pence per resident per year the financial return was £14.7 million, on average £17 per resident. That is in addition to helping residents deal with over £11 million worth of debt. That benefits not only local families but also local shops and businesses.  I am delighted that we have won a reprieve for Staffordshire CABs but they are not out of the woods yet as there are still hard decisions to be made”

Kyle Robinson , Labour County Council Candidate for Talke and Red Street said:

“The CAB offers expert advice to help people tackle their debt problems.  Many residents, young and old in Butt Lane, Talke Pits and Chesterton Red Street access CAB services in a time of need.  People are really struggling to make ends meet and to take away this vital service would be another blow for the local community.  People assume that only people on benefits use CAB services, but this is simply not true.  A large proportion of people who use the service are in work.  I am also aware that many disabled people turn to the CAB for support, especially when seeking work.  The County Council must think again and ensure that the most vulnerable people in our community get the support they need and deserve.  You never know when you might need to access this service yourself.”

Councillor Sue Woodward, Leader of the Labour Group said,

“With the petition in favour of saving our CABs already running at over 11,500, this reflects the real value Staffordshire residents put on these services. We must now find a fairer and more positive solution. I am pleased that our call in was so successful.”

Please sign the petition if you haven’t already: https://www.change.org/p/staffordshire-county-council-help-protect-local-citizens-advice-services-across-staffordshire

Elections – Talke and Talke Pits

David Allport ProfileDear Resident,

NEWCASTLE BOROUGH COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2015

I have been fortunate to have been re-selected as your Labour Party candidate in the forthcoming borough council elections to be held on 7th May 2015

I have lived in the area since 2002 and have served on both NULBC and KTC since 2011 and have endeavoured to work hard for the communities that I have been elected to represent. In May 2014, I was honoured to have been elected as the Mayor of Kidsgrove, having previously served as the deputy Mayor.  I’m an active member of many local community groups and have helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

As a borough councillor I have supported many residents in Talke and Talke pits with local issues on diverse matters such as planning, highways and anti social behaviour.  I have been involved with many local campaigns opposing closure of several local services such as Learning disabilities day care, youth services, police station and our local fire station, which is currently under threat from the Tory lead county council.  I consider  that Talke, Talke pits and Kidsgrove as a whole are great places to live and have an enviable community spirit.

One of my recent campaigns to save the bus service to parts of Talke Pits has been partly successful, but there is still work to do. I will continue to lobby first bus and put the residents of this ward before big company profits.

I believe passionately in supporting our community. I have been privileged to have been elected to serve you for the past four years and hope , with your continued support that I will be able to serve you once again. Please use your vote for The Labour Party on Thursday 7th May 2015.

Yours sincerely,

David Allport

Newcastle Borough Councillor

Kidsgrove Town Councillor

11 Harecastle Villas, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 1EQ

07870 650248 | dallport@hotmail.com

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Only Labour Councillors will put Talke and Talke Pits first.

Published and promoted by Kyle Robinson of 88 Newchapel Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4RT on behalf of Labour’s David Allport.