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Times Echo and Life / Uttoxeter

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

Talk of improving town’s market place

A COMMUNITY leader has said that he is looking at improving the state of a market place. Staffordshire County Council announced in January that each of the authority's 62 councillors will be allocated £20,000 each to prioritise highways works within their communities. The one-off funding, which is on top of annual funding for highways, comes after the county council was successful in securing an additional one-off £8.9 million for highways from the Government.

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April 11, 2019

Collision prompts new crossing

PROPOSALS have been put forward for a puffin crossing on a road in Uttoxeter. The plans to install the crossing in Bramshall Road have emerged following a serious road traffic collision which happened on the road involving a young girl earlier this year. Staffordshire County Council has issued, under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, a notice regarding the provision of a puffin crossing on the B5027 Bramshall Road, Uttoxeter.

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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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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

Police release CCTV footage following distraction burglary

POLICE have released images of two people they would like to speak to in connection with a distraction burglary in Uttoxeter last month. The incident took place at the BP Petrol Station in Derby Road, Uttoxeter at around 8.45am on Wednesday, February 13. The images, which have been released by the force, show a male and a female who were on the petrol station premises at the time.

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March 28, 2019

Hundreds of jobs at risk

WORKERS at a Uttoxeter biscuit factory are facing an uncertain future after owners announced around 250 jobs were at risk. Of 780 people employed at Fox's Biscuits in Cheadle Road, around 250 are likely to be made redundant. A further 50 jobs in distribution centres in both Uttoxeter and Wakefield are also likely to be axed.

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March 21, 2019

Council tax hike for Uttoxeter residents

RESIDENTS in Uttoxeter are set to see a 3.48 per cent rise in their next council tax bill. Despite Uttoxeter Town Council deciding a slight decrease in their precept, other authorities whose precepts also make up the council tax bill, have announced increases this year resulting in an overall 3.48 per cent increase for Uttoxeter residents. East Staffordshire Borough Council, which bills residents for council tax in the area, has published the rates for the 2019/20 council tax for each of the wards.

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March 14, 2019

Uttoxeter coffee drinkers will be able to help third-world communities

BEAR coffee company has announced an exciting new partnership with The Dignity Project. The company, which has four coffee shops including one in Uttoxeter, announced their new partnership with the The Dignity Project on International Women's Day, Friday, March 8, a day which celebrates the strength and empowerment of women all around the world. A spokesman for BEAR said: “Behind every great woman is a young girl who was given a chance.

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March 14, 2019

Newlife shop will close

A CHARITY has confirmed that it will be closing it's popular shop in an East Staffordshire town. The announcement from Newlife comes despite shoppers campaigning to keep the much-loved shop in Uttoxeter's High Street. We reported last month that Newlife, which is a charity for disabled children based in Cannock, had been looking for alternative premises in the East Staffordshire town as their lease on the current premises, at 9 High Street, was coming to an end.

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March 7, 2019

Farewell to ‘Ray The Glass’

TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved family man who has passed away at the age of 80. Ray Poole was not only devoted to his family but also dedicated to his job as a glazier in the area. Locally known as 'Ray The Glass', Ray moved from Hanley, where he was born and bred, to Uttoxeter in 1979 to set up his glazing business and worked right up until before Christmas – still going to heady heights up ladders to replace windows at the age of 80.

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March 1, 2019

Is it old life for ‘Newlife’ in Uttoxeter?

THE future of a much-loved charity shop in Uttoxeter is hanging in the balance as the charity looks for alternative premises. The search is on by Newlife Charity, which has a charity shop in Uttoxeter's High Street, for new premises as their lease on the current venue has come to an end. One shopper, who wished not to be named, told the Times & Echo that she has written to the trustees of the charity asking them to reconsider their apparent decision to close the store, after she has heard it is closing on March 31.

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