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Times Echo and Life / Community News

April 25, 2019

Renovation donation for historic church

BOUNDARY walls at a village church have been repaired with help from JCB. The digger giant donated £5,000 towards vital renovations at the Church of St John the Evangelist in Hollington. The historic Grade II listed building is just a few miles from JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester.

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April 25, 2019

Exhibition to showcase history of Blythe Colours

A POP-UP exhibition is to be held as part of county-wide celebrations for Staffordshire Day. Cheadle Discovery Group has teamed up with the Blythe Centre, Your Community Your Library, for an exhibition on Blythe Colours. The display will be launched at the volunteer-led community library on Saturday, May 4.

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April 18, 2019

First brewery in town for nine decades

REAL ale beer is being brewed in Uttoxeter for the first time in 90 years. Uttoxeter Brewing Company has opened a micro-brewery in the 18th century coach house at the back of the carpark of the White Hart Hotel in Carter Street. The company, which is owned and run by beer enthusiasts Tom Abbott and Andy Ockleton, began in October 2016 when the duo brewed beer in Andy’s conservatory, initially just selling it to pubs in the area.

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April 18, 2019

Moorlands bikers part of annual charity run

BIKERS from the Moorlands have taken part in an annual charity run. The 41st Annual Egg Run, which started from Stoke City Football Club, took place on Sunday, April 14. In the Staffordshire Moorlands, there was a local meet up point from The Blacksmith's Arms in Kingsley.

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April 11, 2019

Vets take on three peaks for animal charities

THREE animal charities are set to benefit from a three peaks challenge which a team of vets are currently tackling. Lime Trees Vets, which has branches in both Cheadle and Meir Park, have decided to do more than just care for animals, but also raise money for them too. Jordanne Turley of Lime Trees Vets said: “At Lime Trees Vets, we see many charity cases

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April 11, 2019

Dogs may pose threat to rare wildlife

DOG owners are being urged to keep their pets away from a special watercourse which is home to rare water voles. Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool are urging dog-walkers to keep their pets under close control while walking near Cecilly Brook. However, a poster campaign asking people to keep dogs away from the water has met with disapproval from some quarters, with signs removed from the reserve – posts and all.

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April 4, 2019

Eco-friendly retail experience now open

AN EAST Staffordshire town now has it's first ever eco-shop. The Uttoxeter shop is the latest offering at Globe’s Eco Centre in Bramshall Road, which is located on the same site as the Strawberry Garden Centre. The eco shop opened it's doors to the public today (Wednesday, April 3) and hosts a variety of sustainable home and personal care products.

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April 4, 2019

Pupils dig deep for village garden

YOUNGSTERS from a village primary school have been getting green-fingered for the community. Pupils from Werrington Primary School have been helping to plant new items in the Sensory Garden at the Werrington Library & Wellbeing Centre. David Shaw, Chairman of the library group said: “Funded by ASDA with the help of the Young Offenders Institute, the garden has now become well established with compost ready for the first sensory planting.

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March 28, 2019

More than 100 volunteers help spring clean town

A MASS spring clean took place on Sunday in an East Staffordshire town. Sunday saw Uttoxeter’s largest ever litter pick with 110 volunteers attending the meet at Bramshall Park. The litter pick was part of the Uttoxeter Spring Clean, organised by The Globe Foundation and Rotary Club of Uttoxeter – the initiative also included a separate litter pick in the neighbouring village of Kingstone, where a further 17 volunteers took part.

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March 28, 2019

Bikers ride in to Christchurch

BIKERS have shared their love of motorcycles and Jesus at a special church service held in Tean. Members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) rode in to Christchurch, Tean to share their stories and conduct Sunday worship. The group also organised music and attracted a large congregation from across the area.

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March 21, 2019

Traffic lights needed at crossroad

A CALL has been made for traffic lights at a notorious blackspot to become a permanent fixture. Temporary traffic lights were installed at Freehay crossroad last year, after police suggested the measure in the wake of a series of accidents. In July last year, Staffordshire County Council announced it was considering a raft of improvements at the junction in a bid to ease fears over near-misses and crashes at the crossroad.

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March 21, 2019

Sign swap at Master Potter

A LETTER published in the Times and Echo has prompted a Cheadle pub to swap its sign. A cartoon-like sheep on the sign of the Master Potter pub in Tean Road prompted an angry letter from Cheadle resident Judith Carr-Cave. And when the letter was brought to the attention of brewer and pub company Greene King, the firm decided to take action.

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