Letter to cllrs re Thomas Street

Cllrs  Allport, Slater, Taylor.

As you are aware proposals have been made to dispose of a number of GREEN SPACES throughout the Borough and this has caused considerable distress and vociferous objection from local residents.
This resulted in, among many other activities, the obtaining of signatures for petitions against such a sale.  This activity alone amounted to carrying out a survey of local people and obtaining their views.  Residents throughout The Borough did not want their GREEN SPACES disposed of.  This was a common theme throughout The Borough and has been articulated by “The Resident Leads” from each of the sites under threat.  We have collectivelly decided to contact our individual Ward Councillors to seek their continued support in our campaign and in effect stand up and be counted.

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20th July,6.30 Civic Offices This is the last meeting of the Scrutiny Group.

Lead Residents were informed that the report will be written, and circulated to us on the Thursday or Friday14-15 July, but without recommendations, We were informed that  the Chairman will list his recommendations, other Scrutiny members will be able to add their own recommendations.


These will then be voted on by all of the Scrutiny Group, any not voted to be accepted to form part of the final report  will be just noted in the report, before it the  goes to Cabinet on the 26th July 10 am .This is a open meeting and, it will be interesting to listen to what is said. Just turn up.

The report then goes to full Council for vote on the 28thy July .6 30Civic Offices come along to watch the vote!

You should know that the way the report is being completed  is not the normal  process.


4th Scrutiny Meeting - Council Chambers

7 pm Wednesday 6 July Council Chambers Merrial Street

The Council Scrutiny Task & Finish Group will review its final two themes, Housing Needs and Green Space Strategy.
This is the final meeting before the comittee makes its recommendations on 20 July.

The purpose of the scrutiny comittee should be to critically challenge the decisions made to sell off the seven sites in Newcastle.

3rd Scrutiny Meeting & Residents Presentations

Tuesday 28 June 7:00pm Civic Offices

The third meeting of the scrutiny committee listen to residents presentation on Kidsgrove, Talke and Chesterton Sites  - Pennyfields Road, Thomas Street and Shewbury Drive.

They will then question the council officers on Asset Management policy and Financial Strategy.

Meeting Council Chambers 6:30 protest for meeting at 7:00pm

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Sell-Off Scrutiny Committee to Tour Chesterton and Kidsgrove Sites

The members of the "Newcastle Development Programme" Scrutiny Committee will tour the following sites on Wednesday 22nd of June:
Thomas Street, Talke 6:15pm to 7:00pm
Pennyfields Road, Kidsgrove 7:00pm to 7:45 pm
Shrewsbury Drive, Chesterton 7:45 to 8:15 pm

This is an opportunity for members of the public to show their support for the The Save Our Green Spaces campaign and oppose the land sell-offs.