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21.04.23 – Housing Consultation in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Commemorative gift for Coronation Day Babies

Written by on 20 April 2023

A simpler housing allocation system is being planned to help eligible people to find social housing.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Aspire Housing will be carrying out an eight-week consultation on proposed changes to how people go about finding a property.

The proposed amendments will bring the joint policy in line with national best practice.

Gill Heesom, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Community Safety and Wellbeing, said: “We work closely with Aspire Housing to help those who need it find suitable social housing and we review the process every few years to make sure it works as well as it can.

“The proposed changes will tidy up the system and should make it easier for eligible applicants to find the place they want.”

Having approved the consultation at the council’s Cabinet meeting, the eight-week consultation will begin on Tuesday, May 2nd .


Staffordshire babies born on the day of the King’s coronation are set to receive a special commemorative gift as part of the county’s celebrations.

Staffordshire County Council’s registration service are behind the initiative and will be giving out the special commemorative mugs to parents whose babies are born on the day.

The giveaway is part of wider coronation celebrations which will see a host of events and street parties taking place across the county over the long bank holiday weekend.

Staffordshire registrars registered 3,555 births last year, welcoming new-borns to Staffordshire and creating records that are important today and for future generations.

Further details on the commemoration mug giveaway, along with contact details are available on the Coronation Babies webpage.

Courtesy of  Stafford Newsletter ….. Photo caption:

A group of proud mothers in the Mayor’s Parlour, Stafford, holding babies born in Stafford Borough on Coronation Day, June 2nd 1953. John Davies of Little Haywood is being held by the Mayor, Charles Jones. John’s mother, Harriet, stands behind the baby’s head. Behind the Mayor’s other shoulder is Mrs Kathleen Locke of Rugeley, holding her baby girl, Lesley. The second mother and baby from the right is Mrs Joan Whitehouse of Hansdacre with son Peter James. Each baby was presented with a silver commemorative mug.