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09.08.23 – Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme, PSPO Consultation in Hanley

Written by on 8 August 2023

Hundreds of Staffordshire businesses are having a positive impact on climate change and the planet thanks to funding worth £1.1 million.

A property company, furniture dealer, golf club and a family-run ceramics manufacturer are amongst the companies who have used the funding to help them reduce their carbon emissions.

The county council’s Low Carbon Business Evolution Programme (LCBEP) in partnership with Staffordshire Business and Environment Network (SBEN) has supported over 350 businesses with FREE energy efficiency reviews and provided grants to over 145 companies.

Walpole Fine Bone China Ltd., a family-run ceramics manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent received £9,898 towards the cost of new more energy efficient compressors and LED lights

The programme which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Midlands Engine is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by over 2,250 tonnes annually.

Staffordshire County Council continues to advocate for low carbon practices and supporting the business community in their sustainability journey, and a similar programme is due to be launched later this year.

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Residents, businesses and customers of Hanley city centre are being urged to have their say on a Public Space Protection Order currently in operation.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched a consultation to give residents the opportunity to express their views and any concerns with regards to antisocial behaviour within the city centre. The consultation will run until Monday 28 August.

Residents are also invited to open drop-in events being held:

  • 9 August, 1pm-3pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
  • 11 August, 11am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
  • 16 August, 10am-2pm at Hanley Indoor Market
  • 18 August, 10am-2pm at Hanley Indoor Market
  • 23 August, 10am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre
  • 25 August, 10am-2pm at the Potteries Shopping Centre

Councillor David Williams, cabinet member for communities, education and safety said: “We know that antisocial behaviour is an issue in the city centre and we are actively working with partners to tackle this, but we need your help to make sure that our plans really do represent the views and needs of everyone.

“Your opinion is greatly valued and will be used to shape the tools and powers we use to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour in the city.

Residents can have their say on the consultation at www.stoke.gov.uk/consultation

Consultation letters and questionnaires will be delivered to the addresses affected by the order. A copy of the Public Space Protection Order can be obtained by contacting the city council’s antisocial behaviour team on 07825 117123 or emailing ASB@stoke.gov.uk.