July 29, 2021

Cash boost for hospital thanks to grateful family

A grateful family from Hollington have presented a cheque for £12,000 to the dedicated children’s ward at The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital following a six-month fundraising campaign. Janine Bloor, mother of 14-year-old Eleanor, decided to fundraise for Alice Ward as a thank you for the care the team on the ward provided to her daughter following a T12 spinal cord injury – meaning her vertebra was crushed due to extreme compression – back in 2018.

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July 29, 2021

Community set to be filled with the sound of music again

A community band in the Moorlands is set to be back in full swing this weekend. Following a long break due to the pandemic, members of the Cheadle Community Band will be back rehearsing together from Saturday (July 31).

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July 29, 2021

Three year delay in response to pothole concern

Community leaders are calling for more action and less automated emails when it comes to highways issues. Cheadle councillor Ray Wood has received such an automated email for an enquiry regarding a pothole in Charles Street, which he made over three years ago.

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July 29, 2021

Have you seen Jerry?

An appeal has been made for any information relating to a missing bird. Jerry, a Jackdaw, has become “part of the family” for Cheadle resident Gary Bentley, who helped the bird after it was found in Tean Road Recreation Grounds as a fledgling who had presumably become separated from its mother.

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July 29, 2021

All change set for parking charges

Community leaders in Cheadle have aired concern over proposals to change car parking charges in the town. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has commissioned consultants Parking Matters to draw up a Parking Strategy Draft Recommendations report which covers all the car parks which are under the remit of the district council – these include Tape Street and Well Street car parks in Cheadle.

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July 29, 2021

Rescue community pulls together to help 11 dogs in need

Several rescue centres from across the Moorlands have pulled together to help 11 dogs in need. Police were called to an address in Cheadle last Wednesday (July 21) following reports of concern for the safety of an adult who was then taken to hospital.

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July 29, 2021

Man remains in critical condition after fire at petrol station

A man who was seriously injured at a petrol station fire in the Moorlands remains in a critical condition in hospital. The incident happened on Tuesday (July 27) afternoon at the petrol station in Brookhouses, Cheadle.

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July 27, 2021

Man seriously injured at petrol station fire

A man has been seriously injured at a fire in a petrol station in the Moorlands. The incident happened today (Tuesday, July 27) at around 5pm at the petrol station in Brookhouses, Cheadle.

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July 22, 2021

Free wellbeing sessions for hospital staff

A mental health nurse from the Moorlands has been offering free wellbeing retreat sessions to hospital staff. Aimee Bramwell has set up wellbeing retreats for staff at University Hospitals of North Midlands.

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July 22, 2021

Humble Bill’s lasting legacy to engineering

A talented JCB engineer from the Moorlands who amassed a multi-million pound fortune thanks to his interest in cars has made a life-changing bequest to a Staffordshire school dedicated to nurturing the engineers of the future. Bill Turnbull spent almost a decade working at digger maker JCB as chief engineer helping to develop the company’s first ever mini excavators. He retired in 1995 at the age of 65.

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July 22, 2021

Trekking in honour of brave and inspirational mum

A Moorlands vet is set to trek the Pennine Way all in aid of charity. Tracy Latham, who lives in Threapwood, has set herself the challenge of trekking the Pennine Way in just eight days.

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July 22, 2021

“So much has been achieved already – this can only get better”

A new community reassurance programme in a Moorlands town has been a big hit with park users from the start. We reported last week that Cheadle Town Council had begun a trial of a Community Reassurance Programme which is aimed at encouraging and supporting users of the Tean Road Recreation Ground and its facilities.

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