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May 27, 2021

“He was a great man and he’ll leave a big hole in our lives”

Tributes have been paid to community stalwart Pat McGarry who passed away peacefully on Friday (May 21), aged 90. Pat was well known for running a shop in Tean for many years, continuing a family tradition of there being other McGarrys’ shop in the area.

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May 27, 2021

“I know time is money but respect the dead”

Concern has been raised over a council stating that its lengthsman will be removing and binning items from graves at a village cemetery to make way for mowing. The announcement from Checkley Parish Council was recently made on the council’s Facebook page.

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May 27, 2021

Reminder to lock doors after spate of burglaries

Police are warning people across the Moorlands and East Staffordshire to ensure their properties are secure after four burglaries where people have entered via an unlocked door occurred in a matter of hours. The incidents, in Coppenhall and Bradley, both near Stafford, Codsall, and Kingsley Holt, near Cheadle, all happened yesterday on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 18.

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May 27, 2021

Five days for ideas to spend funding

Community leaders were given just five days to come up with proposals on how to spend Government cash to “support a safe return to the high street.” A letter regarding the Government’s ‘Welcome Back’ fund was sent by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to the Cheadle Town Mayor and fellow members of the Cheadle town Council on Thursday (May 20).

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May 27, 2021

More members step down from Voice for Cheadle group

More members of Voice for Cheadle have stepped away from the group following a meeting about who was to be their town’s next civic leader. The recent resignations from Voice for Cheadle came after the recent meeting of Cheadle Town Council when it was voted that councillor Sue Walley would be the next Mayor of Cheadle.

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May 25, 2021

U3A ‘High life on the High Street’

UTTOXETER U3A has developed into the virtual world during the pandemics lockdowns, but opportunities for members to get out and enjoy new experiences are increasing as restrictions lift. Here, Lesley Law gives and insight into the ‘high life’ U3A members have been enjoying as part of National U3A Day.

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May 25, 2021

PC Rich’s charity headshave tops £8k for cancer charities

A POLICE officer from Uttoxeter has raised more than £8,000 by shaving off his infamous ‘man bun.’ PC Rich Lymer lost 22 inches of hair on Saturday at a community fun day to mark the loss of his ‘luscious locks.’

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May 20, 2021

“A smaller pool would be a backward step for the town”

A sports coach has aired his views about possible changes to a town’s leisure centre. Head Coach of Cheadle & District Swimming Club, Andrew Stone, has written a letter to Cheadle Town Council updating councillors on the club’s current situation, as well as his thoughts on how the future proposals for the South Moorlands Leisure Centre may affect the club.

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May 20, 2021

Fancy being part of a Victorian calendar?

An appeal is being made for people to dress up in Victorian costume for a new calendar. The appeal has been made by James Woolley, who lives in Kingsley, and who is aiming to produce a calender with any profits being given to charity.

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May 20, 2021

Lots of support for hospitality business duo

A community has banded together to help a business duo with their new hospitality venture – after bad weather ruined a new outdoor area they had invested in. Emma Hall, and her business partner Ryan Yates, took on The Star at Cotton last March – just eight days before the first national Covid-19 lockdown.

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May 20, 2021

“We must step up our game to stamp this problem out”

A Moorlands resident is calling for more to be done by councils and the police regarding fly-tipping in the area. Cheadle resident Dean Powell, who is part of the Cheadle Moorlands Litter Pickers group, has contacted the Times & Echo with even more issues surrounding fly-tipping within the area. He has also set out his suggestions on how he feels this issue could be tackled.

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May 20, 2021

New mayor and deputy for town

New civic appointments have been made at a town council. Councillor Sue Walley has been appointed as the new Mayor of Cheadle, while councillor Nigel Wood has been appointed as Cheadle Deputy Mayor.

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