Opinions

Personally Speaking: Your votes will keep city on the right path

Last Friday morning saw the election of all forty-four of our City Councillors in Stoke-on-Trent. These are the people who govern the important everyday services which we all depend on and can take for granted when they are working, but which are so frustrating when they are not.

Personally Speaking: Views over 'forgotten' town are changing

Did you know that Fenton is the largest of the six towns, covering the largest geographic area and a high population living actually in the town? As you can see from the top of Fenpark which boasts some of the best views in the whole city, it is a huge area (see photo).

Personally Speaking - cracking down on gang violence

In the last few weeks we have seen stabbings in Meir and Fenton. Thankfully these incidents are relatively rare here and the fact this shocks us is perhaps a good thing for our city. However, it is essential that shocking crimes like this are treated with the seriousness they deserve. 

Personally Speaking - Small Businesses

Business sometimes suffers from a poor reputation. We all see the occasional news story about the poor behaviour of a multinational firm, or a tech giant not paying its fair share of tax.

Personally Speaking - Longton and Fenton Town Centres

Our city has six towns. Six unique centres, with six high streets and suburbs clustered around six distinct locations. To people from the Potteries, this is entirely normal. In fact, we are rightly proud of our city and the communities we are from.