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Merry Christmas

Posted by onestopshopchesterton on December 16, 2016 at 5:05 AM Comments comments (280)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our customers, a big Thank You for all of your support.

We shut on the 20th December till 4th January we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Respect Chesterton Weekend

Posted by onestopshopchesterton on November 22, 2016 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Come and get your free Lanters at the One Sto Shop on Friday 2nd December at 5.30pm to join in the Parade through the Village followed by a carol service at Chesterton Community Centre. Please come and join us.

Respect Chesterton Christmas Weekend

Posted by onestopshopchesterton on November 22, 2016 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Macmillan coffee morning

Posted by onestopshopchesterton on October 13, 2016 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

A big Thank you to everyone who supported us and came to our Macmillian coffee Morning we raised a massive £198.28P also a big Thank You to Tesco Trent Vale, Manor bakeries, Subway Newcastle, Wrights pies and mighty bites in Chesterton and all our volunteers for the donations and help given on the day.  

Food Vouchers

Posted by onestopshopchesterton on May 1, 2014 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Food Vouchers are now available at the One Stop Shop on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for those that meet the criteria laid out by the Newcastle-Staffs Food Bank . The vouchers are now only issued by Chairperson Lilian Barker or Vice-Chair Pat Stanier.

The following are the distrubution centres and the opening times:



  • St Lukes Church Centre, Clayton - 10am until 12pm


  • Elim Church, Chesterton - 10am until 12pm


  • Cornerstone Centre, Silverdale - 10am until 2pm
  • St Thomas Church, Kidsgrove - 1pm until 3pm



Health Event in Chesterton

Posted by onestopshopchesterton on November 7, 2013 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

On the 19th of November the Greater Chesterton Locality Action Partnership is holding a health event at the Chesterton Community Centre between 10am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, there will be bingo,raffle and hot soup will be served. Children from Chesterton Primary will be performing a brass band medley. Mayor Eddie Boden will be in attendance.


Posted by onestopshopchesterton on November 12, 2012 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The following information is regarding the Welfare Reform that comes into effect from April 2013. All information is provided by the Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council.



Council Tax Support

  • Responsibility for the funding if Council Tax Benefit will pass from the DWP to DCLG from April 2013
  • The funding will be paid at the beginning of each financial year and is a set amount for that year
  • Funding will be cut by 10% of the current spend
  • Pensioners will continue to receive benefit outside the local scheme
  • Newcastle needs to save £835k from working age households
  • This represents 47% of current claimants
  • A framework has been established for the nine authorities within Staffordshire
  • Newcastle has a draft scheme developed from this framework


Draft Scheme


  • Claims will be based on 80% of Council Tax liability
  • Claims will be restricted to 80% of Band D Council Tax for claimants living in a property where the band is higher than D
  • Second Adult Rebate will be abolished
  • Capital cut off will be £6k
  • Earnings disregard of £25 for all working claimants


Protected Cases


  • All pension age claimants
  • Any claimant in receipt of a Severe Disability Premium
  • Consultation
  • Any scheme needs to be agreed by Council before 31st January 2013
  • Our draft scheme is open for consultation from 21st September until 16th November 2012
  • All consultation material is available at including a questionnaire asking for views on the proposals


Bedroom Tax


  • Applies to claimants paying rent to a registered social landlord
  • 14% reduction on the liable rent if one spare bedroom
  • 25%reduction on the liable rent if more than one spare bedroom
  • Similar to Local Housing Allowance which applies to private landlords
  • Pensioners protected
  • 13 week protection for those tenants who could afford the tenancy when the entered into it


Bedroom Requirement


  • One bedroom for a single adult or couple
  • Two children aged under 10
  • Two children of the same sex under 16
  • Each child over 10 of different sex needs one bedroom each
  • An over night career


Benefit Cap


  • No benefit calimant should receive in total an amount that exceeds the average wage
  • £500 per week for couples and lone parents
  • £350 per week for single adults
  • Currently only 30-40 claimants affected in Newcastle Borough


Benefits Not Included


  • Working Tax Credit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Support component of ESA
  • Industrial Injuries Benefits
  • War Widows/ers pension


Universal Credit


  • Combined payment of benefit
  • Made by DWP monthly
  • Includes Housing Benefit, Income Supoort, Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits, JSA (IB), ESA(IB)
  • Should start 1st october 2013??