The latest cohort of four new lay ‘Readers’ were commissioned in to The Church of England in Lancashire at a service in St John’s Church in Baxenden by Rt Rev Philip North, the Bishop of Burnley. Read more: Bishop's climb to the heavens up Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Big One rollercoaster and New female Bishop first for LancashirePhotos by Sara Cuff Dolphin washed up on Knott End beach … [Read more...] about Lancashire’s new Readers welcomed into the Church of England by the Bishop of Burnley
Families whose cars were damaged by speeding motorists outside their homes have welcomed a scheme to create 21 dedicated parking spaces. Work has begun on installing the new lay-by in Berwick Road, Sneyd Green , which will make it safer for residents to park. Stoke-on-Trent City Council is introducing the improvements after people raised concerns about parked cars being hit and pedestrians being put at risk. The lay-by is being created along a grass verge, in front of an embankment near the homes. It will take until Christmas to complete, with two-way traffic lights in operation in the meantime. Ward councillor Joanne Powell-Beckett has worked with residents and the council’s highways team to draw up the plans. She said: “This new lay-by will take 21 vehicles off a busy road where cars regularly get damaged and it is extremely difficult to get out of a parked car, particularly with children. “The work will make it much safer for residents and road users on Berwick … [Read more...] about Will 21 new bays end parking ‘nightmare’ for fed-up residents in this street?
Highways bosses have outlined plans to create dozens of new parking bays in residential areas of Leicester where people leave their cars on pavements or grass verges A £330,000 package of measures will see nearly 70 new spaces created in six locations across the city. It follows concerns raised by city councillors after complaints by residents about selfish and inconsiderate parking. Leicester assistant city mayor for neighbourhood services, Coun Kirk Master, said: “Parking is a big issue in many communities across the city, where the streets simply weren’t designed for the number of cars owned by households nowadays. “The work we are doing will improve and extend some existing parking areas, as well as creating more than 68 additional spaces. “We’ve met with local ward councillors to identify the problem areas and the sites at which we can make improvements to help make things better.” poll loading Do you like the idea of more parking … [Read more...] about The 6 parts of Leicester getting dozens of new parking spaces
Shoppers were able to return to Maidstone's Aldi supermarket today after refurbishment works.The new-look supermarket has been closed since June 18, but reopened with a new lay-out this morning.Part of a nationwide revamp, the Well Road store's refurb has created five new jobs, bringing the total number of jobs to 40.Changes in store include improved chillers and freezers, increased space for fresh meat products and relocation of the beer and wine aisle.Aldi store manager, Stuart Callaghan, said: “The store is looking fantastic, and we can’t wait to welcome our loyal customers back so they can see it for themselves."We know that the value and quality of our products is unbeatable, and we’re committed to making sure that the shopping experience each customer enjoys in our stores is on a par with the products and services they’re used to."We’ve got some great Specialbuy deals on throughout our opening week, so we’re set for a busy opening week." … [Read more...] about New-look supermarket reopens
PUBLISHED: 11:25 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 02 May 2018 Jacob Massey New lay member appointments have been made at Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG. Photo: James Bass. Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2009 Two lay members have been appointed to the governing body of NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Cedric Burton has been reappointed for a further three years, after joining in 2015, and Trevor Saunders has replaced Robert Temple. The role of the pair is to provide an independent view of the CCG’s work and make sure that patients’ voices are heard. Mr Burton was a soldier for 34 years serving on operational deployments and in equipment acquisition, research, strategy development and organisational change. Mr Saunders has extensive experience in the voluntary sector, working with parish councils, youth clubs, Active Norfolk, Great Yarmouth Dementia Action Alliance and as vice chair of Great Yarmouth Older People’s … [Read more...] about Lay members appointed at Great Yarmouth NHS governing body