NUL Council Supports Voluntary Sector
6 August 2019 Local News
A commitment to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the voluntary sector in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been signed by the Borough Council.
Cllr. Simon Tagg, the Leader of the Council, put pen to paper on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Pledge outside the Guildhall in Newcastle town centre. He was joined at the signing by Garry Jones the Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire. The Borough Council has become one of the first district authorities in the county to sign the pledge.
Cllr. Tagg said: “It is fitting that this signing has taken place at the Guildhall because this is a fantastic example of how the public sector can work with the voluntary and community sector to bring about positive things for local people.”
The council are working with Support Staffordshire to ensure a wide range of services are available from this iconic building. The Council has retained ownership of this historic landmark and cover the buildings insurance and running costs.
Support Staffordshire has secured five tenants for the building – Newcastle-under-Lyme BID, Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society, the Shaw Trust, Moneyline and Rethink – which is generating rental income and providing services to local people.