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November 21, 2019

Students gain insight charity work

THE FOUNDER of a global charity has visited a Moorlands school to speak to youngsters about how the cash they are raising is being spent. Founder and Global Chief Executive of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, took time out of his busy schedule recently to visit Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle. Magnus addressed all the students at the school along with representative students from its feeder primary schools; St Filumena’s in Caverswall, St Giles’ in Cheadle, St Joseph’s in Uttoxeter, St Thomas’s in Tean, St Mary’s in Leek and The Faber in Cotton.

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November 21, 2019

“Glass is the way forward,” says dairy owner

A DAIRY processing company in the Moorlands is encouraging residents to opt for glass bottles instead of plastic when purchasing their milk. Wheat Brothers of Cheadle deliver to around 2,500 people in the Moorlands and Potteries area, with around 70 per cent of customers opting to receive their milk in a glass bottle rather than a plastic one. Company owner Michael Wheat wants to encourage more people to ditch the plastic and use glass instead.

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November 21, 2019

Call for improved safety measures at crossroads

CONCERNS regarding an accident blackspot in East Staffordshire were recently raised at a town council meeting. Kingstone Women's Institute (WI) secretary Valerie Laflin expressed her concerns about the safety of Loxley Lane and Holly Lane crossroads amid the amount of vehicle collisions that have occurred there over a number of years at a Uttoxeter Town Council meeting last Wednesday (November 13). She asked the council for its support in Kingstone WI's ploy to implement changes to the road layout and visibility to greatly reduce the risk of further road traffic collisions.

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November 21, 2019

Five decades of salon in village

A SALON owner is celebrating five decades of offering hairdressing services to residents in a Moorlands village. The Hair Studio in Forsbrook opened it's doors in Chapel Street on November 11, 1969. Glyn and Dot Mills initially ran the salon with a partner, Jim Johnson who went on to teach at Cauldon College.

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November 21, 2019

Hybrid planning application approved

STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has approved a hybrid planning application that asked for full permission to build 125 dwellings and access to a proposed primary school as well as outline permission to erect up to 135 dwellings and primary school. Applicants Persimmon Homes (North West) Limited had submitted these proposals which are in regards to land to the East of Froghall Road and North of Ayr Road, and Cheltenham Avenue, Cheadle. A hybrid planning application is one that seeks outline planning permission for one part and full planning permission for another part of the same site.

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November 21, 2019

Town council declare climate emergency

A TOWN council has declared a climate emergency with councillors agreeing that more needs to be done to quell the impact of climate change. Uttoxeter Town Council will also consider 20 'actions', provided by environmental organisation Friends Of The Earth for parish and town councils, when discussing decisions in it's different committees. These actions are split into three sections; 'Be a force for good', 'Demonstrate leadership through your own practical actions' and 'Use your powers wisely.'

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November 15, 2019

Additional CCTV camera for town hall

EXTRA vigilance measures are set to be installed on a town hall to provide additional security of the premises. Uttoxeter Town Council are looking into installing another CCTV camera to the Uttoxeter Town Hall building and updating the system to both increase the security of the High Street building and to monitor anti-social behaviour. At a recent town council meeting, councillors were informed that it had received a quotation for updating the council's existing CCTV cameras and system to an “8-Channel POE NVR hard drive and the incorporation of one additional camera” from PC Paynes Electrical Services of £1,285.

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November 15, 2019

Respectable award for primary school

A PRIMARY school in the Moorlands is set to be awarded with a prestigious award. Cheadle Primary School will soon be presented with the Silver 'Rights Respecting School Award' by Unicef UK. Unicef is the world's leading organisation working for children and their rights, and the organisation's Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools which show commitment to promoting and realising children's rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.

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November 15, 2019

Hospital decision delay due to elections

THE date for when a decision about the future of community hospitals in the Moorlands has been delayed due to the forthcoming general election. The governing bodies of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire were set to meet in December to decide on the future of both Cheadle and Leek & Moorlands Hospitals. However, a spokesman for North Staffs CCG said: “The General Election will take place on Thursday, December 12, with Parliament now dissolved.

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November 15, 2019

Police alert residents to postbox scams

STAFFORDSHIRE Police are urging residents to be vigilant after a big quantity of credit cards and pin numbers have been found in rural postboxes. The force said that individuals in rural locations have discovered “large numbers” of such cards that they have not been applied for in external mail boxes. Police said they believe that fraudsters are intending to return to these later on to remove them before occupants have any knowledge.

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November 14, 2019

Racecourse director welcomes train changes

A RACECOURSE owner has welcomed changes that are planned to be made to train services by a rail company. East Midlands Railway said that alterations to the running of their Derby to Crewe line will be implemented – something that will impact Uttoxeter Railway Station which is synonymously important for visitors attending race days at Uttoxeter Racecourse, being only a few minutes walk from the sporting venue. A spokesperson for East Midlands Railway told the Times and Echo: “Over the next couple of months, we will be providing extra seats between Derby and Crewe on weekdays by introducing additional carriages allowing us to run longer trains.

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November 14, 2019

COUNCIL CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY AS MEETINGS RETURN TO CHAMBERS

A TOWN council will move back to its former home next week – just before celebrating it's 125th anniversary next month. Cheadle Town Council will get the keys to move back into the former council chambers, located on Leek Road, on Monday (November 18) as they hold their first council meeting at the venue since leaving five years ago. The building was sold some years ago to a developer who has turned most of the property into residential apartments, but who has also kept and refurbished the council chambers room which he is now making available for use by Cheadle Town Council.

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