Monday, 14 December 2015

Trip to Fenton / Joiners Square 14-12-2015


DV10 JCUBlurtonFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXFentonYMCA HanleyCharterShelton Care Group
PK08 CGEYMCA HanleyFentonCharterLucky Seven
DY08 FFXFentonCentral Forest ParkCharterShelton Care Group
DY08 FFXCentral Forest ParkFentonCharterShelton Care Group
DV10 JCUFentonBentileeCharterShelton Care Group

Today Matthew was going in respite and we attending a Christmas party, but he was going into his day service. It was also the day that D&G were taking over the service #40 today. Matthew got up around 08:00 and had toast and orange juice for breakfast. The bus turned up and it was Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU.

Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU in Blurton
We set off onto the A5035 and We headed along into Blurton and we turned into church Road. We carried on into Blurton Road and across the A50. We went through Heron Cross and onto Heron Street. Having crossed the railway line we turned left onto Christchurch Street and to our destination. In the morning Matthew went to the YMCA to play football. To get there they went on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX.

Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX in Fenton
We set off onto Glebedale Road and left onto City Road. At the bottom Just before the railway line we joined the Northbound A52. We went past the railway station and the University and we turned left onto Cauldon Road. We then went via Boughey Road and Ridgeway Road over the canal and we turned right to get to the YMCA. Matthew went to the toilet and afterwards played football with his peers and members of staff. When it was time to go back to Fenton we called for a taxi. When it arrived it was Lucky Seven PK08 GGE.

Lucky Seven PK08 GGE in Hanley
We got into the minibus and the bus truned around and went back onto Ridgeway Road. We crossed the canal and turned left onto Boughet Road. We did this to the end and joined onto the A52. We went past the railway station and when we got by the railway line we turned left onto City Road. We climbed the hill and we turned right into Chrictchurch Street and to our destination. For dinner Matthew had Pizza followed by cake. In the afternoon Matthew went to Central Forest park on Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX. We set off onto Glebedale Road and right onto City Road. We turned sharp left onto Victoria and we stopped at Aldi to pick up Matthew's weekly shopping. After a quick run around the supermarket, We got back on the bus and we went down Victoria Road to Joiners Square. We turned left onto the A52 and we turned right into Station Road. We turned right again onto Cauldon Road and we carried on up through Shelton and forwards onto Regent Road. We joined Lichfield Street and then went onto the anti-clockwise ring road. We came off the ring road onto Town Road and we crossed over the ring road into Townsend. We continued along the A5272 and we saw First Potteries 65003 on a #18 to Hanley. We turned into Central Forest Park and once off the bus Matthew went to the toilet. Whilst we were there we saw Paul's of Stoke coach HIL 2375.

Paul's of Stoke HIL 2375 in Central Forest Park
Matthew had a can of Coke and then they got back onto Shelton Care Group DY08 FFX for the journey back to Fenton. We went back towards Hanley on the A5272 ans we joined the clockwise ring road. We went around to Bethesda Street and we turned left. At the end of Bethesda Street we turned right onto Regent Road. We went forwards onto College Road and turned left by the railway station. We joined the A52 and then went left onto City Road. We turned right into Glebedale Road and to our destination. After a quick stop we climbed aboard Shelton Care Group DV10 JCU for the journey to respite. We set off onto Christchurch Street and we saw D&G 189 on the #40 service. We went through Heron Cross onto Blurton Road and forwards onto Church Road. We turned right onto the A5035 and we went into Trentham, before turning right into New Inn Lane where we saw Intercity ND58 EDJ. We dropped off a service user and we continued along New Inn Lane and down Mayne street onto the A34 where we saw First Potteries 32057 on the #10 to Hanley. We Joined the Northbound A500 and we came off the low level road as we entered Stoke. We continued parallel to the main road before turning right onto Stoke Road. We went up to Cauldon Road and we turned right and we went part way around Hanley Park before joining the A52. We went through Joiners Square and up to Limekiln Bank before following the A52 around to the right. In Bucknall we turned Right onto Dividy Road and we continued up to Bentilee and to the respite centre. Matthew went upstairs so that he could watch the buses come and go. One such bus was Meadows minibus DK65 XSW.

Meadows DK65 XSW in Bentilee
We also saw Z Carz S973 OVP. For tea Matthew had chips followed by pink blancmange with cream and chocolate sprinkles. After tea Matthew was going to his day service Christmas party. He put on some smart jeans and a shirt and jacket and he went in car. We set off onto Dividy Road and we followed it around onto the A52. At Limekiln bank we followed the A52 around to the left and we continued until we got to the community centre. At the community centre we saw Shelton Care Group DN60 UKL.

Shelton Care Group DN60 UKL in Joiners Square
This was followed by another minibus, Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX.

Shelton Care Group BU05 EWX in Joiners Square
At the party Matthew went to the toilet and had a drink of Coke. He also ate some sausages and chocolate cake. He spent the night partying with service users and staff alike and had a really good time. Matthew said goodbye to his friends and we left some time after 21:00. We got back into car for the journey back to respite. We got onto the A52 and we followed the road around Limekiln and towards Bucknall. We turned right onto Dividy Road and back to respite. Matthew chilled out in the lounge and watch some television before going to bed around 23:40... Mark

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