June 30, 2022

“The site is clearly not completed to an acceptable standard”

A town council is calling on a district council for action over an “uncompleted” housing development. Cheadle Town councillor Greg Powell put forward the motion to send a letter to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) at the meeting of Cheadle Town Council last week on Monday (June 20).

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June 30, 2022

Bid for millions of pounds for town

A bid for millions of pounds of Government funding is being made by a district council for two Moorlands towns. The Government is inviting councils across the nation to bid for their ‘Levelling Up Fund’ which is designed to “invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK.”

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June 24, 2022

“I feel that I am not being heard”

A Uttoxeter mum has raised concerns about repairs not being carried out at her Trent & Dove Housing property. Kelsey Clowes lives with her three young children in Uttoxeter.

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June 24, 2022

Man sentenced after drugs discovered

A man has been sentenced after officers discovered over £2,500 worth of drugs and £1,350 in cash in East Staffordshire. Jacob Brook, aged 28 of Ashleigh Drive in Uttoxeter, was sentenced to 18-months imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court on Wednesday, June 8, suspended for 24-months, after admitting possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of class B and driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

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June 24, 2022

“Tom really is an inspiration to all people with disabilities”

The family of a Leek man, who lives with a disability, have spoken of their pride in him completing a charity run. Tom Neil’s father, David, passed away in 2019 after losing his battle with bowel cancer.

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June 24, 2022

Bringing jazz back to town

There was lots of toe tapping by a Foxlowe Arts Centre audience last week as a celebration of all things jazz took place at the Leek venue. There was a top class line-up for Thursday’s (June 16) jazz night at the community-run arts centre with the Bridge Street Stompers and virtuoso saxophonist Justin Holcroft.

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June 24, 2022

Drive-thru plans set to be changed

A controversial planning application to bring a drive-thru restaurant to a Moorlands town is set to have changes made to it before community leaders make a decision on the proposals. We reported in March that a planning application had been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the “construction of a drive through restaurant” at the currently empty site of 113, Mill Street in Leek.

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June 24, 2022

All things green for arts festival

A community-run venue in the Moorlands is set to host an arts festival focusing on all things eco-friendly. HûG 2 – Foxlowe’s Green Arts Festival – is taking place at the Leek venue on Saturday (June 25) between 10am and 4pm.

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June 24, 2022

“The decision to close a branch is never an easy one”

Another Moorlands branch of a national bank is set to close it’s doors this year. Customers of the Leek branch of Barclays Bank have received notification that their local town centre branch is to close in September.

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June 24, 2022

Man exposes himself to teenage girl

Police are appealing for witnesses after reports of a man exposing himself to a teenage girl in Leek. The incident happened on Friday (June 17) along the disused railway track near Kiln Lane.

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June 24, 2022

Award-winning apprentice at farm shop

A farm shop employee has won a top award for a second time. Jasmine Lowe, from Tean, has won an Apprentice of the Year Award for the second time whilst working at Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café and also completing her level 3 apprenticeship at Buxton & Leek College.

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June 24, 2022

Guild Hall is back up and running

A community venue in the Moorlands is back fully open after a break due to the pandemic. And the team which manages the Guild Hall in Cheadle is on the look out for more groups and individuals to use the premises for a variety of community and private uses.

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