Friday, 3 March 2023
Wednesday, 1 March 2023
City Farm to re-open
From The Sentinel, "Meet the man who's tended a North Staffordshire allotment for 60 years". Also in the paper recently, "It's happening! Work set to begin to relaunch City Farm in 2023"....
"City Farm at Bucknall Park, which once welcomed about 90,000 visitors a year, is set to reopen 12 years after it was closed as part of council cuts. .... a new community trust has taken on the site"
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
Local election blues
A small sampling of local election reports, locally: Tories hold Newcastle-under-Lyme with seats boost. Newcastle-under-Lyme Labour group leader steps down. Kidgrove turns Tory for first time in history. The Conservatives hold council in Tamworth. The Conservatives remain firmly in control of Cannock Chase. Labour lose control of High Peak council. Dudley election: Conservatives retain control. Walsall Council Conservatives reinforce control. Brilliant. It could only be better if Boris now also parachuted into the Potteries, with the Cabinet air-surfing in behind him. Oh, hang on a tick....
Saturday, 23 April 2022
Richmond Street Allotments Open Day 2022
Richmond Street Allotments Open Day on 30th April 2022. On the hill above Stoke town.
Tuesday, 29 March 2022
The Potteries Post
The Potteries Post is a new hyperlocal, now rolling.
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Sunday, 20 February 2022
Another Richmond Street Allotment Blog, for Plot 33. With super pictures.
Thursday, 30 December 2021
Wednesday, 29 December 2021
Some advice on wrangling with a Horstmann Electronic 7
Some advice on operating this type of Horstmann Electronic 7 thermostat. These control the heating of domestic hot water tanks and are very common in the UK and probably elsewhere.
Friday, 26 November 2021
Knutton doin', Labour
Politics.co.uk reports today:
"In Knutton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, the Conservative vote shared soared by 25.8% points. Labour came in second with 48.9% of the vote share. The by-election was caused by the resignation of Labour councillor Brian Johnson."
Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Newcastle turns blue
Good news. Newcastle-under-Lyme has turned blue, and not because of the pong from the Silverdale tip. The Sentinel reports today that:
"Four independent councillors on Newcastle Borough Council have joined the Conservatives – giving the Tories an overall majority on the authority"Hopefully this might cause a re-think on their 'build on green spaces' stance.
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