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May 13, 2021

Fundraising duo hit £3,200 for charity

Two widows in the Moorlands have raised more than £3,000 for charity in memory of their husbands. Jo Upton and Mel Avery, who both live in Cheadle, recently completed a ‘March Walkathon’ in aid of both the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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May 13, 2021

New signs to encourage road safety

Pupils at a primary school in Cheadle have been joined by a few new artificial school-mates to help to spread the message of safe parking outside their gates. Bishop Rawle CE Primary, which is part of The Moorlands Primary Federation (a Multi-Academy Trust of five local primary schools), recently welcomed five new members to school, in the form of signs featuring two children, a giraffe, a lion and an elephant.

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May 13, 2021

First stakeholder panel meeting held in public

A stakeholder panel, which has been set up to consult about the future of a Moorlands town, has been hearing updates from consultancy firms who have, or are set to, carry out the public consultations. The Cheadle Town Centre Project Stakeholder Panel met virtually on Monday (May 10) with their meeting being made public for the first time.

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May 13, 2021

Youngsters in town praised

Youngsters in a Moorlands town have been praised by the police and community leaders. The praise was handed out by a representative of Staffordshire Police who recently attended a virtual meeting of Cheadle Town Council.

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May 13, 2021

Lengthy debate at meeting about meetings

A town council has agreed to upload recordings of their meetings to their website. Cheadle Town Council agreed to upload the meeting recordings following a request from a member of public.

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May 13, 2021

Calls for free parking to be extended

Parents, community leaders and three schools in a Moorlands town are calling for free parking to be extended to help ease congestion outside schools. The motion for the free parking at Tape Street Car Park in Cheadle to be extended by half an hour was brought to Cheadle Town Council by councillors Phil Routledge and Gary Bentley.

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May 11, 2021

Residents launch new garden after hard work in lockdown

OUTSIDE spaces at a care complex have undergone a dramatic transformation during the Covid pandemic, thanks to the efforts of residents and staff. A community garden and a new snack shack formed part of the revamp at Highfield Hall and Highfield Court Village Complex.

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May 11, 2021

New Mayor takes the helm at Town Hall

A NEW Mayor has been elected to lead Uttoxeter Town Council over the next 12 months. Cllr Chris Sylvester was selected at the Annual Meeting of the town council on Wednesday, May 5.

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May 5, 2021

Life changing opportunity for songstress

A talented young singer from the Moorlands has been offered a ‘life-changing’ place at The Brit School in Croydon. Joslyn Plant, who lives in Cheadle, was one of only three students from outside the London catchment area to secure a place.

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May 5, 2021

Police crackdown on car part thieves

A week-long crackdown on catalytic convertor thefts has led to a decline in offences across Staffordshire. Part of a national crackdown on the offences led by the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC), the week of action ran between April 19 and 23.

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May 5, 2021

“I feel so proud to be part of such a caring community”

A community project has been re-opened due to demand. The Werrington Food Support Project was the brainchild of village resident Sue Brownsword who had closed the initiative down after the easing of lockdown began, but then re-opened again after more demand came forward.

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May 5, 2021

“We need someone devoted to promoting our town”

A town council has agreed to look into the possibility of re-introducing the role of a town centre co-ordinator to help promote a Moorlands town. In 2003, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council employed a separate town centre coordinator for each of it’s three towns – Cheadle, Leek, and Biddulph. However, all three roles were scrapped in 2010.

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