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.
Over the weekend Kidsgrove Town Mayor Kyle Robinson, Councillors and fundraisers cycled for Staffordshire SANDS at Biddulph High School. Everyone taking part cycled hundreds of miles in an hour. Biddulph Town Mayor Mrs Deaville also took to the cycling machines to raise money for her own charity. It’s good to see Bidduplh Rotary Club supporting Kidsgrove and its people with joint events like this.
Staffordshire Sands are a local support group who can offer emotional support and practical help if your baby has died during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.Sands three main aims are: 1.Support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.
2.Improving Care: Information for professionals caring for bereaved families.
3.Prevention and Research: Working to reduce stillbirths and neonatal deaths.
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.