Penkhull residents campaign to set up their own council

Penkhull’s campaign to set up its own council is still ongoing as the resident’s committee’s long running work continues.

The Penkhull Residents’ Association (PRA) has campaigned for years to elect a structured council, which they believe would give the village a more appropriate representation. Continue reading

Council Group Leaders Reaction To Historic Coalition [Audio]

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is to be governed by a four way ruling coalition in what has been described as an historical moment.

Labour, the Conservative & Independent Alliance, The Liberal Democrats and the City Independents will form the ruling administration following tomorrows [Thursday] Annual Council Meeting.

Mohammed Pervez [Lab] is to be the new Council Leader and Ross Irving [CIA] will become the Deputy Leader.

The Cabinet will be made up of 5 councillors from Labour. Although it has not been confirmed, PnP expect them to be Cllr Pervez, Cllr Tom Reynolds, Cllr Debra Gratton, Cllr Sarah Hill & Cllr Merv Smith.

There will be 2 Cabinet positions for the Conservative & Independent Alliance, Cllr Ross Irving and Cllr Hazel Lyth.

The City Independent Group will also have 2 Cabinet places, expected to be Cllr Brian Ward and Cllr Terry Follows.

Kieran Clarke will be the lone Liberal Democrat voice on the Cabinet.

Pits n Pots were at the official press conference and were able to record Audio Interviews with all the Group Leaders and get their thoughts on this historic coalition.