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Lord Mayor, Councillor Dr. Chandra Kanneganti.
Councillor Lorraine Beardmore, Stoke-on-Trent City Council cabinet member for public health, culture and leisure.
Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Faisal Hussain, ward member for Meir South
With a group of Ducklings (kids from Ducklings Opportunity Group)
Meir Library to reopen at new venue ?plus Summer Reading Challenge launch
VENUE: Meir Library, Meir Community Education Centre, Pickford Place, Meir, ST3 7DY
Meir Library reopens at new venue: A celebration is being held at Meir Library in Stoke-on-Trent on Monday, 19 July. This will mark the upcoming public reopening, on Wednesday, 21 July, of the service at its new venue. Meir Library moved from its old home on Sandon Road to a new location at Meir Community Education Centre, Pickford Place. The Lord Mayor will attend the celebration and make an opening speech. A ribbon will be cut and children from the nearby Ducklings Opportunity Group nursery will attend to take a look inside the new location.
To celebrate the opening, librarian Amy Capewell will also host a Singing Bears session at Meir Library just after 10.15am, where children from the nursery will enjoy songs and rhymes together.
The new location at Meir Community Education Centre offers greater access for residents and more opportunities for the library to work with other local services, companies and community groups. It means the team can work on even more exciting opportunities for people who live, work and learn in the area. For example, the space in the venue? shared hall has already allowed staff to plan larger theatre-style event an activities during the summer. The site, which has been redecorated, also has fantastic facilities including an improved, dedicated children? area, self-service technology and PC use. The extra parking at the centre will also make it easier for residents to visit. More information on Meir Library below.
Summer Reading Challenge: Stoke-on-Trent Libraries is launching its participation in the annual Summer Reading Challenge. The theme is Wild World Heroes and it has an environmental message ?helping nature and wildlife to thrive. Due to the pandemic, last year? Summer Reading Challenge was online only ?so the launch of the challenge marks the first time in two years that children have been able to take part in person. This year, families will be able to visit their local library to sign up

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More than 10,000 school pupils to benefit from free summer holiday activities and food in Stoke-on-Trent
More than 10,000 school pupils in Stoke-on-Trent are set to benefit from in excess of ?1 million of funding which will provide a raft of fun and educational activities and food throughout the summer holidays.
The Government? Holiday Activities and Food fund (HAF) primarily supports children who receive free school meals. However, here in Stoke-on-Trent, a unique partnership between Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Hubb Foundation will ensure many more children across the city are able to access this summer? activities programme.
The summer programme is being delivered by both schools and in community venues. Sessions at community venues will be open to children and families. School-based sessions are being coordinated directly with school lead staff who have the best knowledge of the children in their care.
Available to children aged between five and 16 and primarily aimed at children who are eligible for free school meals, the sessions will include a range of physical activities, arts and crafts and exciting new experiences run by expert organisations including STEM activities.
A healthy meal will be also be provided for each attendee. Children will be offered free activities typically for four hours a day, for four days a week throughout the summer holiday period.
The HAF programme is a government initiative funded by the Department for Education that offers free places for children and young people across the Easter, summer and Christmas holidays in 2021. It recognises that school holidays can be pressure points for some families due to increased costs and reduced incomes.
Councillor Janine Bridges, cabinet member for the economy and education, said: ?he Hubb Foundation is an excellent example of how a charity can play such an important role within the local community and we are delighted to be working in partnership with them on the school holiday programme.
?ur free holiday clubs over the summer will benefit thousands of children, providing easily accessible activities consistently and giving parents additional support.
?ecent research by Keele University and the city council has shown that this support during school holidays increases children? chances of better academic achievement.?
Hubb Foundation Chair Gareth Higgins MBE said: ?e are once again delighted to be working in partnership with the city council and using the expertise, knowledge and contacts we have built up across the city over the past four years to continue offering holiday activity provision and food for children and families in Stoke-on-Trent.?
Details about the summer HAF programme can be found at:
Meanwhile the Government Department for Work and Pensions officially announced last week that further funding is being provided to Thursday 30 September 2021 to support vulnerable families with support for food, energy and water bills. The city council are continuing to work in partnership with Wonde to issue supermarket vouchers to support families on free school meals and families where children have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in place over the summer holiday period. Each family in the city who is eligible will get a ?60 voucher per child.
Families do not need to apply for a voucher if their child is at a school in the city ?schools will issue the vouchers directly for children who are eligible to receive them.
Councillor Dave Evans, cabinet member for children and young people said: ?e?e really pleased to be able to provide food vouchers again to support families over the school holidays. It follows on from successful schemes during Christmas, February half-term and Easter school holidays.
?hildren are our number one priority and this broader package of support will go a huge way to helping parents who need it most. As a corporate parent we are committed to achieving better outcomes for our children. School holidays can be a time for some where they feel isolated and unsafe and we want combat this. By offering food vouchers and running an exciting activities?programme with The Hubb Foundation, the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in the city will be improved.?
Details about the food voucher scheme can be found at

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July 19th 2021 in Reading - So called Freedom Day arrives. Photos around Broad Street to see if more / less people are wearing masks. Feature on The Alehouse Pub, Broad Street - Landlord Karl Mellows reopens the real ale pub after 16 months of lockdown closure. Regulars return. GL