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Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

February 21, 2019

Heritage venue to re-open this Spring

A MUSEUM is set to re-open this Spring after an extensive refurbishment. Redfern's Cottage Museum of Uttoxeter Life has been closed since Christmas 2016 to allow for the refurbishment at the Carter Street venue to be carried out. The heritage centre is soon set to offer a small self-service cafe, a community life zone, and seven interactive galleries on domestic life, the civil wars, markets, religious dissent and the making of the modern town as well as an interactive and sensory garden.

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February 21, 2019

Advice service to end in town

UTTOXETER is set to lose a much-valued advice service – as the area's Citizen Advice charity is to close. After 26 years of providing vital help to residents, Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire will be closing its doors on March 31 – due to acute funding pressures. With its main advice centres in Burton and Tamworth, the charity has also been offering outreach sessions to Uttoxeter residents from the town's library every Wednesday.

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February 14, 2019

Raceday abandoned due to national ban

A RACE day at Uttoxeter Racecourse had to be abandoned at the weekend due to a national ban on the equine sport. The temporary ban on horse-racing was ordered by the British Horseracing Authority last week, following confirmed reports of three cases of Equine Influenza positives from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard. The ban, which was in place at all British racecourses, ran from Thursday, February 7 through to Tuesday, February 12, with the ban being lifted today – Wednesday, February 13. This meant that the scheduled race day at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Saturday, February 9 had to be cancelled.

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February 14, 2019

Police desks close to public

POLICE reception desks in Cheadle and Uttoxeter are to be officially closed to the public. The move – revealed yesterday (Tuesday) – has come under fire from community leaders in both towns. Staffordshire Police confirmed only three front office counters will remain open to the public - at Burton, Cannock and Longton. Cheadle and Uttoxeter Police Station front office counters will be officially closed, along with 13 others in Burslem, Leek, Hanley, Lichfield, Stafford, Newcastle, Tamworth, Biddulph, Wombourne, Watling, Stone, Rugeley, and Kidsgrove.

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February 14, 2019

Demand for crossing in Uttoxeter

ALMOST 200 people have signed a petition demanding a pedestrian crossing on a busy road in Uttoxeter. We reported in December that Chamberlain Close resident Jeff Bate had started a petition calling for a pedestrian crossing, and traffic calming measures, in Bridge Street because of his concerns about the safety of people crossing Bridge Street due to “the increased level of traffic and poor visibility along the road.” Mr Bate has now gained support from a further 179 residents in his bid to encourage Staffordshire County Council to listen to his concerns.

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February 7, 2019

Ballet dream comes true for Emily

A YOUNG dancer from Cheadle is to perform with the English Youth Ballet. Emily Laws, aged 10, is a student at Miss Kym's School of Dance in Uttoxeter and was chosen to join the professional company for three performances in March. Emily was one of 150 young dancers from across the Midlands to audition for a place in the production of Giselle which will be staged at the Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent.

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February 7, 2019

Sporting gong for skate coach Clare

A SKATE coach from Uttoxeter has been named Sports Coach of the Year at a prestigious borough ceremony. Clare Hudson, from Uttoxeter, received the award at a glittering event hosted by East Staffordshire Borough Council on Friday night. The ESBC Sports Coach of the Year title is given to qualified coaches who have made an impact in their sport by increasing participation or improving individual or team levels and being committed to the highest standards of coaching.

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February 7, 2019

Funds raised to save pub

A CAMPAIGN to raise funds to save a village pub for the community has been reached. The Kingstone Community Society, which has the vision of establishing a Community Hub in the village, has reached its £100,000 target of selling shares to try and save The Shrewsbury Arms which closed last summer. The Kingstone pub, locally known as the Shrew, closed its doors in May last year, and following two open meetings which were held in the village hall in October, where the community voted overwhelmingly to support the purchase of the pub, to be owned and run as a community asset and community hub; the Kingtsone Community Society was formed.

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January 31, 2019

Community centre grand re-opening

A COMMUNITY centre has re-opened after a refurbishment. The Heath Community Centre in Uttoxeter has had a refurbishment and now hosts even more activities than before. The Holly Road venue's grand re-opening celebration took place on Sunday, January 27 and visitors were invited to take a look around the newly upgraded centre to be able to discover all it has to offer to the community.

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January 24, 2019

U-turn on lollipops

SCHOOL crossing patrols have been saved from the axe, after Staffordshire County Council revised its budget proposals before making a final decision next month. The authority will allocate the £1.4million funding required to provide crossing wardens at key points across the county. The council was considering moving to a community funded service as part of measures needed to close a £35m budget shortfall in 2019/20.

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January 17, 2019

Gang of teens arrested after town robbery

SEVEN teenagers from Uttoxeter have been arrested after a late night robbery. A man was injured in the incident which is being investigated by Staffordshire Police. Officers from the force executed a number of warrants in the Uttoxeter area, resulting in arrests. Seven teenage boys have been bailed until Wednesday, February 6.

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January 17, 2019

A50 closures over weekend

FIVE nights of closures on the A50 have been cut to four. Work originally planned on the eastbound carriageway near Uttoxeter, due to begin yesterday, is no longer necessary after engineers rescheduled the work programme.

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