Principles met

  • We will promote community-based approaches to economic development that focus on supporting the creation of jobs, social enterprises and other businesses and providing an environment for co-operative and mutual enterprises to thrive.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.
  • In exploring new ways of meeting the priority needs of our communities we will encourage models, such as co-operatives and mutuals, which give greater influence and voice to staff and users. in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.

Kidsgrove Town Council has been at the heart of the Kidsgrove community since its conception back in 1894. Formed with the amalgamation of the Civic Parishes of Hardings Wood, Kidsgrove, Newchapel and Talke, Kidsgrove Urban District Council became Kidsgrove Town Council in 1974 and 128 years on is still the beating heart of Kidsgrove.

Whilst the Council continues to deal with its core business of Allotments, Environmental concerns and Planning responses, the key focus for its elected Councillors has always been its residents, and this was brought into no greater focus than during the recent ‘Covid’ years.

What we did

Whilst the Town Council offered the use of the Town Hall free of charge to various volunteer groups and health authorities, covering Covid-19 Testing and Support Schemes, a small group of Councillors were acutely aware that as we left Lockdown, our residents would be eager to meet with friends and socialise again. The need for key events would be central to enabling that to happen.

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