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Newcastle under Lyme
The Borough of Newcastle under Lyme is part of Staffordshire and is close to junctions 15/16. The market town of Newcastle under Lyme has a population of around 75,000. The area has a wide range of retailers, many of which are independents, a dedicated market area which has a selection of types of markets running throughout each week. Keele University and the popular College are also very close to the Town Centre, which has been awarded the prestigious Purple Flag, like a green flag for parks and gardens, is an award to promote safe and managed night time economy.
Latest News Articles
York Place wins ethical workplace accreditation
York Place becomes first shopping centre in UK to win prestigious ethical workplace accreditation. The fairplace Award ® – developed in partnership with the property industry – allows businesses to demonstrate practical commitment to people, local community and planet.
New Vic Theatre wins Major National Award at the UK Theatre Awards
Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre is celebrating today after scooping a top award at the prestigious UK Theatre Awards for its production of The Snow Queen. Last year’s Christmas production of The Snow Queen won the top honour in the category of Best Show for Children and Young People at the national awards, which celebrate excellence in theatre across the country. Adapted and directed by New Vic Artistic Director, Theresa Heskins, the show’s set, costumes, lighting and sound were all designed by the Newcastle-under-Lyme based New Vic Theatre’s in-house design team: Lis Evans, Laura Willstead, Daniella Beattie, James Earls-Davis and Alex Day; with music by Composer James Atherton and Choreography by Beverley Edmunds. The Snow Queen attracted an audience of 41,958 people, over 70% of them young people. Supported by sheet metal manufacturing company, KMF Group, The Snow Queen ran at the theatre over the festive season in 2016. Awarded to the theatre as Stoke-on-Trent bids to become UK City of Culture, Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director, said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to have won this award for our production of The Snow Queen. An enormous amount of work goes into our Christmas shows and the whole team at the New Vic feel immensely proud of what we created together on this show. Our […]
York Place becomes first shopping centre in UK to win prestigious ethical workplace accreditation
York Place becomes first shopping centre in UK to win prestigious ethical workplace accreditation. The fairplace Award ® – developed in partnership with the property industry – allows businesses to demonstrate practical commitment to people, local community and planet. The York Place Shopping Centre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, run by Hometown Plus and Riddell TPS on behalf of the landlord, is the latest accreditation for this new Award which is fast gaining respect across the property industry. www.fairplaceaward.com. Mike Riddell, Managing Director of Hometown Plus, says “I am delighted to have secured this accreditation, which gives independent validation of our approach to revitalising this once-failing shopping centre. Our partnership with the YMCA as a new anchor tenant has allowed us to use wasted space in ways that benefit local people and strengthen the community by delivering a wide range of daily events for everyone. We are now working with our tenants to further improve the shopping centre as a place that is good for people, communities and our planet.” The project recently reached a further milestone by launching the centre’s CounterCoins – a new currency designed by local young people that will be used as the catalyst to inspire people to volunteer at community and charity […]
Newcastle wins overall winner of Heart of England in Bloom
Newcastle-under-Lyme has come up smelling of roses in a prestigious floral competition. The borough’s entry was declared the overall winner of Heart of England in Bloom, with top spot also being achieved in the coveted small city category, at Warwick Castle last night. Not only that – this year’s campaign has won a horticultural excellence accolade and the borough’s 16th consecutive gold award. The competition is the regional element of Britain in Bloom which is organised by the Royal Horticultural Society to encourage communities to improve their environment. The theme was “Greening Grey Britain” which focuses on transforming grey areas into living, planted places that enrich people’s lives. Horticultural experts toured colourful gardens, parks and projects in July and met with green-fingered residents, community groups, schoolchildren and Council staff. Cllr. Amelia Rout, Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “We are absolutely delighted and very proud that Newcastle has swept the board at such a prestigious event. “This fantastic achievement would not have been possible without the sterling efforts of people from all sections of the community who pulled together to showcase the borough at its absolute best. My thanks also go to our sponsors who funded the campaign. “This […]
The BID launches a Competition to Brand the Town Centre
Newcastle under Lyme BID are excited to announce that they are holding a competition to design a brand (Logo) for Newcastle under Lyme Town Centre. The winning design which will be picked by judges made up both local and experienced design professionals, will be used on a whole range of things including signage, websites, printed material and social media. Paul Collins, BID Manager says “Like any organisation, the brand is so important and this should be the same for the town centre. At present, the town has no real identity and when trying to promote this outside the area, it’s not easy and it also sends mixed messages. This is a great opportunity for people of all ages to submit their ideas of how they identify this great town.“ In October, the designs will be shortlisted by a judging panel. The winner will not only see their design in years to come all over Newcastle under Lyme but will also win a HP All in one Computer worth £600. Entries are open to all ages of those who live or work in Newcastle under Lyme. For further information and to enter this competition, please Click the button below.
WHAT's ON in Newcastle under Lyme
We’ve got a Golden Ticket! As part of a Love NuL campaign that we’ll be launching this year, we’re taking a leaf out of Willy Wonka’s book with our Golden Ticket prize draws. Golden Tickets will be available for shoppers to collect from BID businesses, and we’ll have four special post boxes around the town centre for people to post their tickets. These will be in Rymans, WHSmiths, Bar Social and Wilko’s. A prize draw will take place at 2pm every Thursday from 29th March to 28th June, with two lucky winners picked each week. Each Golden Ticket winner will receive a £125 gift voucher to be spent within the BID area. We’re launching the Golden Ticket promotion on Valentine’s Day! Terms and Conditions Entry to the prize draw is restricted to one entry per draw per family. Multiple entries will be disqualified. The prize draw is open to Staffordshire residents only. All entrants must be over 16 years and must not work for or be a director of Newcastle-under-Lyme BID Ltd to enter Newcastle-under-Lyme BID is compliant with the Data Protection Act. Our policy is such that we will not pass on your details to any third party without […]
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Rare Lounge Bar & Steakhouse is owned independently by a local Newcastle couple, Rare is set in the old “ Rectory Chambers ” a building unique in character that dates back to the mid 18th century, our Restaurant and Bar are contemporary in style, fully air conditioned, with a relaxed informal atmosphere, we have a very nice, large, fully enclosed covered and heated smoking terrace to the rear, and a Pavement Café to the front so “Alfresco style” eating and drinking is not a problem should you desire. Our speciality is thick, juicy, succulent, and tasty steaks, which our Chefs will char grill to your preference. We source our beef locally from Staffordshire farms and insist on the best, top quality cuts to ensure you really can taste the difference. For non steak lovers and non meat eaters our Head Chef has created an exciting array of dishes to tantalise your taste buds including delicious salads, chicken, fish, home made burgers and fajita dishes, as well as a good range of Starters, and delicious Desserts to finish you meal. Open all day from 9:30am Monday -Saturday until Midnight and from 12pm until 11pm on a Sunday, serving the largest Breakfast […]
At Stevenson Jones Opticians you can rest assured that your child’s vision is in the most capable hands. Our optometrist is a children’s eye care specialist and has developed a number ways over the years to encourage youngsters to work with him cooperatively. Many people suffering with a learning difficulty – adults especially – tend to accept the fact that they struggle to read. However, this needn’t be the case. Our optician also specialises in working with those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Examinations have been specially designed to assess the root of a problem. There is also a variety of specialist eyewear which we can supply to make everyday tasks such as reading more comfortable. At Stevenson Jones Opticians whether it’s golf, swimming or another sport that you enjoy, we will have eyewear to meet your needs. Additionally, our optician is fully qualified to you eye exercises which will train the muscles in your eyes to ultimately help improve your game.