Hartshill And Harpfields Centenary Celebration Day

This Saturday there will be a day-long event held in Hartshill and Harpfields to celebrate 100 years since the Federation of the six towns of Stoke-on-Trent.

Since December 2009 representatives of local community organisations have been meeting with Rob Simms, the City Council’s Area Implementation Team Officer for Hartshill and Penkhull and Councillor Randy Conteh, one of the three councillors for the ward to organise this event. This hard work has resulted in a programme of events that will celebrate Hartshill and Harpfields’ history, heritage and environment as well as the people who live within the area.

There will be a variety of events and exhibits on offer throughout out the day:

10 am -12.30pm A children’s event on Stowell Green. This will include many games, activities, performances and competitions.

10am-12 noon (and from 2.00pm- 4.00pm) Open Day at The Limes Allotments, Thornburrow Drive

10am A series of guide walks in several locations (repeated at 2pm):

Both a social history walk and a natural history walk around Hartshill Park Local Nature Reserve, both of which leave from Vicarage Road car park at 10am and last an hour.

A social and natural history walk around Hartshill Cemetery, which starts at 10am from the chapels in the middle of the cemetery and last an hour.

In addition, several places will be open to visitors throughout the day. These include:

Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill Road will be open for informal visits between 10am and 4pm. There will also be morning coffee and toasted tea cakes available at the Minton Community Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm which is located behind the church.

Newcastle Players Theatre Workshop, 287 Hartshill Road will be open to visitors between 10am to 11.15am.

Our Lady of the Angels and St Peter in Chains Catholic Church, Hartshill Road will be open for informal visits between 10am and 4pm.

North Staffordshire Medical Institute, Hartshill Road will be open from 12 noon ““ 3.30pm with a host of displays and exhibits as well as welcomes and introductions at 1.15pm where Councillor Randy Conteh will welcome the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Denver Tolley and Mrs Lynne Tolley. The Chair of the Hartshill and Harpfields Residents Association, Barbara Andrew, will introduce 3 of the area’s longest-lived residents.

To find out more please listen to the “ËœAfternoons with Andy Morris’ show (12.30pm-3pm) on 6 towns radio tomorrow www.6townsradio.co.uk where the Chair of the Hartshill and Harpfields Residents Association, Barbara Andrew will be talking about the event.

Alternatively, please visit: http://www.stoke.gov.uk/ccm/content/corporate-events/xml-events/view-event.en?bbp.s=1&form.view-event=visited&bbp.i=d0.1&eventID=4621&webID=116

Lodge Road Park Official Opening To Take Place

The official opening of Lodge Road Park, Penkhull, at the bottom of St Christopher’s Ave, will take place on Saturday 4 September 2010 from 11:00am – 3pm.

The event will be an all-day occasion and will combine a free fun-day with Community Consultation and will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Denver Tolley, midday.

Refreshments will be available and the activities provided will all be free and include:-

* Supervised games and activities from the Street Games team and Youth Services
* Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run and an 80ft Inflatable obstacle course
* Circus skills
* Face Painting
* Exhibition of Birds of Prey
* Stalls and Tombola
Bollywood & Street-Dance workshops
Live music and dance acts throughout the day
5-a-side football

“The city council has worked closely with residents in the area to find out what they wanted from the park which has included some play equipment and new pathways, but we will be accessing additional funding for play equipment for younger children. The official opening is a way of celebrating the work that has been done so far.

“It’s also important we give people the opportunity to tell us and our partners what they feel is important about the local area, talk to us about how we should use our resources, and how we should support community projects.”

The event is being organised by the city council and will be an opportunity to:-

Meet and greet council staff working in the ward, as well as local partners, including Police, Fire Service, Health and Resident Association/Community Group representatives.
Discuss local issues, priorities, concerns about city council and partner services.

Suggestions for potential allocation of ward budget resources, to support community and environmental projects.
Talk to the ward councillors on any personal issues or concerns.