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Community Wardens in Stoke on Trent, Hedgehog protection, New Route for 95 D&G Bus

Written by on 30 December 2023

Three new wardens have been brought in to patrol town centres across Stoke on Trent as part of an £800,000 project to keep local communities safe and clean.

The new wardens are part of a 12-strong team which has been recruited to support efforts to improve the local environment and encourage residents and businesses to take pride in their communities.

Operating across all of the city, and hot spot areas that impact retail and businesses, the new team will be responsible for ensuring town centres are clean and tidy. They have the power to issue community protection warnings and notices, waste removal notices and untidy and unkempt land notices.

The aim of the project, which is being funded by £894,000 of UK Shared Prosperity Funding, is to help raise aspirations of local communities and instil a refreshed pride in homes, streets, estates and the entire city.


Hedgehogs and other small animals will be better protected on English roads under rule changes announced recently, to make it easier for local authorities to put up wildlife warning signs.

The current hedgehog sign will be updated following feedback from the sector to make it clearer for drivers. Alongside this, rules around the small wildlife warning signs will be relaxed to make it easier for local authorities to put up small wildlife warning signs, helping to better protect hedgehogs and other small animals.

Changes made by the Department for Transport will ensure local authorities are able to place warning signs where they are needed most rather than having to apply to the Department on a case-by-case basis.


If you are a bus user in Newcastle and use the route 95 D&G bus, a new route will be in operation from 8th January between Audley, Chesterton, Kidsgrove, Mow Cop and Biddulph from Monday to Saturday.  You will find more details on the Staffordshire County Council website.

Stay up to date with bus service changes

In addition to any changes detailed above, bus services may change at short notice and service changes will be added to our website throughout the month as needed at 

Revised timetables should also be available on Traveline and on our bus map and timetable pages two weeks before the amendment date, or you can email for a timetable.