Posted tagged ‘Stoke-On-Trent’

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.


A future for Stoke | Stoke-on-Trent

July 6, 2010

Authorities’ lack of confidence in the local people of North Staffordshire is at the root of Stoke’s problems, but in his assessment of the town’s plight,  Bill Cawley is optimistic about the future.

In this response to an article by local MP Tristram Hunt,  the local blogger says authorities must stop ignoring local people’s ideas in order for Stoke to flourish once again.

You can view the original article via this link:

Pits n Pots Blogger Bill Cawley Replies To Tristram Hunt’s Recent Article In The Sentinel | 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.

Residents asked to play their part in keeping city clean and green | Stoke-on-Trent

May 4, 2010

A massive clean up operation involving over 500 people across Stoke-on-Trent has collected 47 tonnes of rubbish.

Pits n’ Pots reports that the two day clean  up at around 100 sites marks the start of a regular series of events to clean up the city.

The local council has asked residents to identify other areas that need cleaning and greening and is urging them to play their part by keeping the city clean.

You can read the original post via this link: Stoke-on-Trent Residents Asked To Play Their Part In Keeping City Clean & Green | Pits n Pots.

City to invest in new enterprise culture | Stoke-on-Trent

March 23, 2010

Regeneration leaders in North Staffordshire are to invest more than £0.5m to develop an enterprise culture in the area.

Money from the Working Neighbourhoods Fund will pay for expansion of the city’s locally-based enterprise coach team as well as grants for new businesses.

The aim is to encourage anyone with a moneyspinning idea to take the plunge and give them the best chance of succeeding.

You can find the original article via this link City To Invest In New Enterprise Culture | 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.