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13.05.22 – Hanley Police Station Sold, Emmaus North Staffs New Store, Road Peace Fund, Queens Baton in Newcastle

Written by on 12 May 2022

Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams has announced the former Staffordshire Police station at Hanley has been sold.

The sale is part of a forward-thinking joint estates strategy for Staffordshire Police and Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, which sees both services now working from Hanley’s modern, purpose-built fire station.

Previously, police response teams were based in the old station a short walk away, which had been expensive to maintain, and failed to meet modern policing needs.

Co-location at Hanley was another key step in collaboration, which has seen shared services developed in estates, procurement, human resources, finance and corporate communications.


A North Staffordshire charity is set to open a brand new store in the City Centre.

Emmaus North Staffs is moving its social enterprise from Cannon Street to a larger shop on the lower-ground floor of the Potteries Centre which will specialise in quality second-hand items including furniture for the home.

Funds raised at the store will help Emmaus North Staffs continue to tackle furniture poverty in the local area. Each year the charity partners with local councils and housing associations to offer free items to more than 800 households who are without access to essential furniture and appliances.

The charity’s Executive Lead, John Webbe, said: “we cannot wait to welcome customers to experience our new store from Monday 23 May.


Officers from Staffordshire Police will be getting their cycling and running gear on to show their support for a Detective Chief Superintendent who will be embarking on a 210 mile challenge over seven days to raise awareness of road deaths.

Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox, Head of Crime at Lincolnshire Police, is aiming to complete a gruelling 210 mile challenge from 16 May – 22 May, cycling and running 30 miles a day which will see him complete the challenge on 22 May at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas.

The event will raise funds for RoadPeace, the road victims’ charity, but also aim to get the public talking about road deaths and the devastation they cause to families and communities every day.

The route will see Andy travel across the UK on routes where fatal and serious road collisions have occurred and he will be joined by officers from Staffordshire Police on the final day of his challenge on 22 May.

follow Andy on his journey throughout the week, follow him on Twitter at @AndyCoxDCS.


The route that the Queen’s Baton will take in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games when it comes to Newcastle on 18th July has now been announced.

The  four locations that the Baton will visit in the borough are the Belong Heritage Gallery in Newcastle, Keele University campus, the Harecastle Tunnel and Trent and Mersey Canal in Kidsgrove as well as the Pump Track at Newchapel.