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TOWN MAYOR’S CHARITY CONCERT
THE BIDDULPH MALE VOICE CHOIR
Conductor: Gwen Jones
Guest Soloist: Lesley Davies
Congleton Town Hall Friday, 23rd September, 2011
7.30 p.m. Tickets £7.00 available from
Congleton Tourist Information Centre (01260 271095)
Town Mayor, Coun. David S. J. Martin
Iyengar Yoga Classes Century Mill, Worrall Street, Congleton. NewYoga Studio : All Equipment Provided Evening Classes Monday 6.30 - 7.30 Beginners and Level 1 Tuesday 6.00 - 7.00 Beginners 10 week Foundation Tuesday 7.45 - 8.45 Pranayama Level 2 and over Wednesday 6.00 - 7.30 Level 1 and 2 Wednesday 7.30 - 9.30 Level 3 Thursday 7.30 - 9.00 General Class (Beginners Welcome) Daytime Classes Monday 9.30 - 11.00 Beginners Wednesday 9.30 - 11.00 General Class Friday 9.30 - 11.00 General Class
Senior Iyengar Teacher, Assessor and Teacher Trainer: Christina Niewola, Contact: 01260 279565 for more details.
23rd September Bury Market ...................................................................... £9.00 26th September Chesterfield Market ........................................................ £10.00 4th October Liverpool (with 50min. Mersey Cruise) ........................... £15.00 9th October Kendal and Bowness (with Windermere Cruise)............ £20.00 12th October Blackpool Illuminations ................................................... £14.00
14th - 17th Oct. Snowdonia Autumn Tints and Llandudno .............. £169.00 25th - 28th Nov. Turkey & Tinsel at The Lindum Hotel, St. Anne’s .. £155.00 5th - 7th Dec. Thursford Christmas Spectacular .......................... £200.00 5th - 9th Dec. Turkey and Tinsel, Harrogate ................................ £195.00
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Antique, Bric-a-Brac and Collectors’ Fair at
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New Road Methodist Church,
Sunday, 11th September at 2.30 p.m. Led by Mr. T. Williams Special music by the choir Evening Worship 6.00 p.m.
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Thursday, 15th September
7.30 p.m. at Elworth Methodist Community Centre
Folksy Theatre presents
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Tickets £5 inc. refreshments
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Harvest Service SUNDAY, 11th SEPTEMBER, 2011
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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 More staff needed to handle new wave of silver bin phone calls
By Rachel Naylor Cheshire East Council ecame so swamped with residents’ calls when the silver bin service began in part of the area that it needs extra staff to cope with “phase two”.
Cheshire East Council announced it would recruit 12 temporary fulltime workers in October to avoid the “bottleneck” of callers experienced when the first phase was introduced in the spring.
At a Sustainable Communities Scrutiny Committee meeting in Sandbach on Thursday, customer services manager Paul Bayley, said extra resources were needed to help with anticipated customer demand when the new silver recycling bins were introduced in the north of the region next month.
He added: “During March, April and May customers calling received the engaged tone at periods of very high call volumes. That should never happen; they should be entered into a queue.
“Our investigations identified a bottleneck in the telephony infrastructure. To combat this issue I have recruited 12 people to handle more calls for the new bin system.
“Call volumes have increased by 20% since March, due to council tax and the south waste roll out of the ‘all in one’ silver recycling bin. Cheshire East received 36,000 more calls when the bin systems were changed in the south.”
Committee chairman Coun Howard Murray responded: “I wish I could applaud you for planning ahead but instead I would rather you got it right first time.”
Many callers picked up the phone to complain when assisted collections (for disabled people who could not put their own bins out) were missed. New drivers who were not aware it was their job to help put those bins out were driving past assuming they did not need emptying.
Mr Bayley promised that this time, lists of vulnerable customers would be in the cabs.
He said that the long-term customer service goal was to encourage web self service: “We want to encourage customers to use access channels that are more appropriate to the transaction and cost effective for the council. For example, it costs £7.23 per visit for face-to-face, £2.40 per telephone call and 23p per website hit.”
He added: “There was a 212% increase in online transactions in the first quarter of 2011/12 compared to last year. More customers are saying positive things about the website. It’s very unusual; normally people are quick to criticise and slow to compliment.
“Interactive voice response (where customers are instructed by an automated menu to dial a certain number for each department) is only an interim arrangement.”
The council has completed phase one of the service, with Congleton, Sandbach, Alsager, Holmes Chapel and surrounding areas now having three bins: recycling (silver), garden (brown) and other non-recyclable waste (black).
Phase two brings in Macclesfield, Knutsford, Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge and surrounding areas from Monday to 3rd October.
All bins are collected fortnightly on one collection day; recycling and garden bins are emptied one week and non-recyclable waste the next.
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New therapy service aims to keep troubled teens on track
A new approach to help young eople at risk of going into care or custody is to be launched in Cheshire.
Funding of £250,000 has been confirmed by the Department for Education, which will enable a therapy service to be established in Cheshire East and Cheshire West.
The approach, pioneered in the USA, aims to break the cycle of crime and anti-social behaviour by keeping young people at home, in school and out of trou-
Twenty “multi-systemic” therapy services are being funded by the DfE but Cheshire’s successful bid was unique as it was made y a partnership led by Cheshire West and Chester Council.
The partnership comprises Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, NHS Western Cheshire Primary Care
Trust, Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust, Cheshire Youth Offending Service and the Clinical Commissioning Groups across the Cheshire area.
The service will launch in April focusing on 11 to 17-year-olds who have serious problems with aggressive or criminal behaviour, drug or alcohol problems, truancy and running away from home, as well as other high-risk behaviours such as self-harm.
Trained therapists will work intensively with the young person, his or her carers, family, teachers and even neighbours to change the behaviour of the young person and improve the skills of the caregivers.
The therapists are available to the families they are helping 24 hours a day, seven days a week, handling a small number of cases but providing intensive support.
Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet support member for children and families Coun Rhoda Bailey said: “Treating young people in this way, not only improves their chances of turning their lives around, but is far more cost effective than taking them into care or risking them ending up in custody.
“The number of young people who will benefit from this service will be relatively small. The greater significance of multi-systemic therapy is the change of approach from providing emergency intervention when people hit crisis point to communitybased intervention and prevention.
“It will provide a useful model for agencies in Cheshire who will be able to learn from the approach and incorporate it into the way they work.”
Academy takes over where high school left off
Macclesfield MP David Rutley has wished the new Macclesfield Academy success in the future following the closure of Macclesfield High School.
August was a significant month for schools across the Macclesfield constituency with students collecting their exam results, and September promises to be no less important with the launch of the new Macclesfield Academy following the closure of Macclesfield High School.
The academy will focus on literacy, numeracy and ICT, with every pupil learning a foreign language. Within five years the academy hopes to be within the top 5% of schools for pupil progress in England.
Richard Hedge, headteacher designate of the Macclesfield
Academy, said: “The staff and students at the Macclesfield Academy look forward to building on the work of Macclesfield High School, in ensuring that every young person gets the best learning opportunities available and is supported in their development throughout their time at school. This will help each child to achieve their full potential.”
And Mr Rutley said: “I would like to wish the Macclesfield Academy every success in the future. With support from Macclesfield College, Manchester Metropolitan University, Siemens and AstraZeneca, the new academy is well placed in working towards its vision of being an outstanding school where each student is happy and strives to achieve their full potential.”
Site clicks with judges
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s website, recently revamped to provide better safety information to the public, has been shortlisted for a communications award.
The site, cheshirefire.gov.uk, is in the running for the title of best website in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide awards after leading industry experts judged it to be among the best websites in the North West.
Thieves cash in
Thieves stole loose change from a car parked on the driveway of a semi-detached house on Linden Close, Mossley, Congleton, last Tuesday night.
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