Posted tagged ‘Pits n Pots’

A fairness commission for Stoke-on-Trent? | Stoke-on-Trent

August 9, 2010

A fairness commission should be set up for Stoke-on-Trent, a leading blogger in the city has proposed.

Blogging at Pits n Pots, Bill Cawley says that Stoke should follow  the lead of Hull and set up a fairness commission to examine how the cycle of decline in the area over the past 30 years should be tackled.

It follows gloomy prediction for places like Stoke and Hull, which have been losing private sector jobs even before the recession.

You can view the original story via this link:

A Fairness Commission for Stoke-on-Trent? | Pits n Pots.

North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership plunges into crisis | Stoke-on-Trent

May 27, 2010

The regeneration of North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has been received a blow with two local authorities pulling out of North Staffs Regeneration Partnership (NSRP).

Pits n Pots reports that the withdrawal of Newcastle Borough Council and Staffs Moorlands Council effectively disbands the NSRP, and leaves question marks over funding and future projects planned for Stoke-on-Trent and its surrounding areas.

You can read the original article via this link: North Staffordshire Regeneration Partnership Plunges Into Crisis | Pits n Pots.

The north south divide could get worse | Stoke-on-Trent

March 8, 2010

Thatcherite razing of industry was “pain with no gain” for the north, says Pits n Pots’ Bill Cawley, and Labour has not done enough to repair the damage.

He suggests that the economic debate ahead of the election should not simply be about cutting expenditure to finance the bank bailouts, but should be seen in a regional context.

The North South divide could get worse | Pits n Pots.