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4 The Chronicle, Thursday, 25th August, 2011. www.chronicleseries.co.uk
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Stoke-on-Trent City Council Designation of an Area of Tunstall for Selective Licensing 2011.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council, in exercise of their powers under Section 80 of the Housing Act 2004 hereby designates for selective licensing the area in Tunstall as described in paragraph 4. There was no requirement for the designation to be confirmed by the Secretary of State and a general approval under Section 58 of the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”) has been applied. The approval in question is the ‘Housing Act 2004: Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Selective Licensing of Other Residential Accommodation (England) general Approval 2010’. Citation, Commencement and Duration 1) This designation may be cited as the Stoke-on-Trent City Council Designation for an Area of Selective Licensing 2011. 2) This designation is made on 5 August 2011 and shall come into force on 5
November 2011. 3) This designation shall cease to have effect on 5 November 2016 or earlier if the city council revokes the scheme under Section 84 of the Act. Area to Which the Designation Applies 4) This designation shall apply to what is to be hereby known as Area 1- the
Pinnox Street Area and Area 2- the Bond Street Area in Tunstall. It shall apply to the following streets as delineated and edged red on the map at annex A. Area 1 Area 2 Pinnox Street Hardy Street Hand Street Smith Child Street Gibson Street Bond Street Williamson Street Newfield Street Railway Street St Aiden’s Street Parsonage Street Bank Street Hawes Street Henry Street Madison Street 1- 65 Summerbank Road 365- 479 High Street. Application of the Designation 5) This designation applies to any house which is let or occupied under a tenancy or licence within the area described in paragraph 4 unless – a) the house is a house in multiple occupation and is required to be licensed under Part 2 of the Act; b) the tenancy or licence of the house has been granted by a registered social landlord; c) the house is subject to an Interim or Final Management Order under Part 4 of the Act; d) the house is subject to a temporary exemption under Section 86 of the Act; or e) The house is occupied under a tenancy or licence which is exempt under the
Act (Section 70 (4) and SI 370/2006) or the occupation is of a building or part of a building so exempt as defined in The Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006 SI 370/2006. Effect of the Designation 6) Subject to sub paragraphs 5(a) to (e) every house in the area specified in paragraph 4 that is occupied under a tenancy or licence shall be required to be licensed under Section 85 of the Act. 7) Stoke-on-Trent City Council will comply with the notification requirements contained in Section 83 of the Act and shall maintain a register of all houses registered under this designation, as required under Section 232 of the Act. Date and authentication by Stoke-on-Trent City Council: 5 August 2011. Please note for applications for a licence, for general advice or to inspect the designation please contact the Housing Standards Team at the address below. Housing Standards Team Stoke-on-Trent City Council Civic Offices Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH. Tel: 01782 236107 Email: email@example.com Any landlord, managing agent or tenant within the designated area should seek advice from the city council on the details above on whether their property is affected by the designation. It is a criminal offence to rent out a property in a selective licensing area without a licence. A landlord can be fined up to £20,000 on conviction. It is also an offence to breach the conditions of the licence and the landlord can be fined of up to £5,000 on conviction. If a landlord has been convicted of failing to apply for a licence a Rent Repayment Order can be made against them. The city council or a tenant can then apply for up to 12 months rent to be re-paid back to them by the landlord. Annex a – Paragraph 4: Maps of Designated Area Area 1- Pinnox Street Area Area 2- Bond Street Area
Ex-pupils from around the globe flocked to Brereton School reunion at Cranage Hall recently. Two former students came all the way from Vancouver, Canada, while others made the much shorter journey from Middlewich and Shropshire. An afternoon drinks reception was followed by a dinner dance in the evening. ● To order reprints visit chronicleseries.com/photos.asp (“Chronicle” photo. 3208a/11).
Visitors from near and far: From left, Erica Brannon (ne Nurse) from Vancouver, Rosie Bloor (Ne West) from Middlewich, Rehana Mohammed (ne Khan) from Vancouver and Allison Cross (ne Knott) from Shropshire. (“Chronicle” photo. 3208b/11).
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
We have received the following applications: Application for Listed Building Consent Application No: 11/2822C Applicant: Rudolff International Ltd. Location: Tanners Farm Barn, Tan House Farm, Weathercock Lane, Congleton, CW12 3PS. Proposal: Extension to Time Limit of Listed Building Consent 08/1740/LBC for the Conversion and Restoration of Derelict Barns at Tanners Farm to Create a Residential Dwelling. Application Affecting the Setting of a Listed Building Application No: 11/2821C Applicant: Rudolff International Ltd. Location: Tanners Farm Barn, Tan House Farm, Weathercock Lane, Congleton, CW12 3PS. Proposal: Extension to Time Limit of Listed Building Consent 08/1739/FUL for the Conversion and Restoration of Derelict Barns at Tanners Farm to Create a Residential Building. Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning or at any office of the Council that has internet viewing facilities for the public. Anyone who wishes to make representations on any of the applications can send them in writing to the address below, or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk by noon on 15th September, 2011, quoting the application number. The whole of your comments will be publicly available, including on the internet, so please consider carefully what you say and the information you include.
ADRIAN FISHER, Head of Planning and Housing, Cheshire East Borough Council, Town Hall, Macclesfield, SK10 1DP. Date: 25th August, 2011.
C6613h Book about Posh and Becks of yesteryear is bound to be a winner
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By Chris Young Congleton’s Olympic couple have released an e-book detailing their eventful careers, and hope it will find an audience across the generations.
Robbie and Ann Brightwell (nee Packer) were two of the stars in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
She won a gold medal after winning the 800m and reaking the world record in the process.
He won a silver medal in the relay.
Now they have released their story as a downloadable ook, which has already received rave reviews.
“Robbie Brightwell and his Golden Girl – the Posh and Becks of Yesteryear,” was originally conceived only to be read by the couple’s grandchildren. However Mr Brightwell, (72), realised their story might appeal to a wider audience, as he believes they competed in a revolutionary time for the sports world.
At the 1964 Olympics, many in the British team were amateurs, and it was a time before personal nutritionists and agents, corporate sponsorships and many of the modern trappings of the sporting world today’s Olympians take for granted.
Mr Brightwell also says it was in the 60s that the Olympics truly became a global event, rather than a contest between the US and Europe.
The couple, who live on Moody Street, first met at a sports training camp, and rose through the athletic world together.
At the Tokyo games, Mr Brightwell won silver in the 4x400 metre relay and Mrs Brightwell, now 69, won gold in the 800 metres and silver in the 400 metres.
What makes Ann’s success even more impressive is the fact that before flying to the Tokyo Olympics she had only raced the 800m four times before, making her entry in the race a last minute success story. She left Japan holding an Olympic gold and the world record.
Mr Brightwell said: “Ann suggested it a couple of years ago, a way of putting our story down for the grandchildren. We wanted to give them the idea of what is was like to experience that dramatic feeling of walking the last mile to the Olympic stadium and facing defeat and triumph, something we both experienced.
“When I sat down to write it, I realised we had competed in revolutionary sporting times.
“In the 1960s there were dramatic changes taking place in sports. Amateurism was being eroded, there were increasingly sophisticated training methods and there was the emancipation of women into sports. They were no longer seen as people who should be protected from more gruelling sports. There was also the globalisation of sport — it was no longer seen as a glorified inter varsity match between America and
Europe. Drugs were also making their first appearances.”
Mr Brightwell said that as he went through his memories, he realised the memoirs could be much more substantial, and saw that with Olympic fever gripping the country as London 2012 rapidly approached, the time might be right to tell their story. The book was finished earlier this year, and went on sale for the Amazon Kindle and other I Book sites two weeks ago.
He said the book should appeal to people nostalgic for that sporting era, although it still contains messages for today’s sporting hopefuls.
Since the couple achieved their Olympic glories, they have watched as running became one of the most popular sports in the world, and now thousands of people regularly take part in marathons, half marathons and 10ks that most people would have never even considered half a century ago.
Speaking of his wife, Mr Brightwell added: “She was a pioneer for women — there were young girls seeing Ann compete in this event that was quite a hostile one for women and finish still looking graceful and feminine.”
Mr Brightwell also made some big shake-ups in the athletics world, leading a group of athletes who boycotted interviews with the BBC after the British Amateur Athletics Board pocketed their appearance fees. At the time, athletes had to pay for their own accommodation, and this action led to major headlines across the world.
He said that while they both experienced Olympic glory, the book still details the “bitter disappointment” of only just losing out on a gold medal.
The couple believe the London Olympics will be a great boost for the country, and think their book is an ideal feel-good story in the build-up to these games.
They were both awarded MBEs following in 1965, and are parents to former Manchester City football players Ian and David Brightwell.
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