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15.03.23 – 10 Year Anniversary of Police Cadet Scheme, Financial Support in Newcastle

Written by on 14 March 2023

A cadet scheme launched in 2013 has celebrated its tenth anniversary, with 7,500 cadets passing through the ranks.

Throughout the ten years, the programme has enabled children and teenagers to learn more about their local force and work with local communities on projects to improve their local area.

The scheme has also allowed cadets to learn team-building skills, gain experience of working in different police sectors, attend weekly cadet meetings, participate in community and fundraising events, complete training drills and promote crime prevention initiatives.

Chris Noble, Chief Constable at Staffordshire Police, said: “The cadet programme has continued to grow year-by-year and the scheme is all about helping to develop great citizens for Staffordshire now and in the future.

Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams said: “Ten years ago the Staffordshire Police Cadet scheme was created and funded by the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office to strengthen links between the police and young people and to help them learn leadership skills, gain confidence and promote good citizenship.

Anyone interested in becoming a Staffordshire Police Cadet or would like more information on volunteering as a leader, visit our website or email


Financial support and practical advice for people facing the cost of living crisis will continue in the coming year in Newcastle under Lyme

The Borough Council is preparing to distribute around £212,000 to eligible residents as part of the Council Tax Support Fund.

The council will also offer residents debt and benefit advice services at locations in Kidsgrove and Newcastle.

Stephen Sweeney, Deputy Leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Cabinet member for Finance, Town Centres and Growth, said: “We are all very aware that rising inflation and increasing fuel and energy prices have affected many households this winter and that the effects of that will continue to be felt.