We have been contacted by Tom Ashley the grandson of Lord Jack Ashley asking us to let people know about the website the family have set up to celebrate the life of Lord Jack, you can see the website at http://www.lordjackashley.co.uk/
Those who thought all out elections would bring some stability to our Council must be feeling embarrassed this week as Council Leader Mohammed Pervez took a scalpel to his cabinet, cutting out the disobedient Gratton and challenger Hill, and carving up the other portfolios in what is quite clearly more than the ‘tweaking’ he described it as.
The introduction of Platt and Dutton is seen as a nod to the left wingers in the group, who re-emerged in 2011 to rival the modernisers who were in danger of taking over Labour. Continue reading →
I was interested to read Joanna Wright’s letter to the Sentinel 24 April, questioning whether Stoke’s labour council is “the traditional party of the people” or as she says, “Councillors of the ruling labour group, that Margaret Thatcher would be proud of.”
This council’s secretive behind closed doors decision-making; including the latest debacle regarding Port Vale is a disgrace. Continue reading →
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has been selected to feature in a book published today, entitled Public Services That Work Volume 2, the book focuses on applying the evidence-based ‘Vanguard Method’ approach to changing and improving the ways in which organisations operate.
Staffordshire is the only fire and rescue service to feature in the book, which includes eight case studies from various public sector organisations who have worked with Vanguard. Continue reading →
35 years after her father, the Duke of Edinburgh, opened the YMCA’s Edinburgh tower on Harding Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent the Princess Royal will will officially open North Staffordshire’s new YMCA campus on Friday.
The £9.5 million campus provides first class learning and sports facilities along with new independent living apartments for young people who are ready to move on from the YMCA hostel accommodation. Continue reading →
Rumour from the Civic Centre is that Sarah’s departure is just the first as the Labour group tightens its hold on members and takes a dim view of anyone who doesn’t toe the party line. Continue reading →