August 6, 2020

55 years of friendship, fun and flowers

A floral focused club is celebrating its Emerald Anniversary this year. Unfortunately due to the Covid-19, along with many other individuals and organisations with events to celebrate, the Cheadle Flower Club has sadly had to put many plans on hold including some of their 55th anniversary celebrations.

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August 6, 2020

Ensuring members stay connected during lockdown journey

A community organisation has been ensuring its members have stayed connected during the current surreal situation of the coronavirus pandemic. EqualBase, which has been running in the Moorlands for three years, is a Community Interest Company which is situated at The Old Library in Leek Road, Cheadle.The service offers fun and meaningful day opportunities and activities to adults with learning disabilities. Staff support the members in working towards their chosen outcomes.

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August 6, 2020

Community library to re-open its doors

A town library is set to be re-opened next week – following temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cheadle Library, which became community managed last Summer, is set to re-open it's doors on Monday (August 10).

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August 6, 2020

Signage for free parking “is a joke”

Concern has been raised regarding “poor signage” which has been put in place to promote a free car parking scheme. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is currently operating a three hours free parking scheme on all district council car parks across the Moorlands including those in Cheadle.

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August 6, 2020

No CCTV despite second human faeces incident

A district council has stated that it will not be reinstating CCTV in a Moorlands village – despite there being a call for it following a second incident of human faeces being left in a public place. The appeal to “Reinstall the CCTV Cameras in Forsbrook Square” was posted on the 'Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook – The Place Where We Live' Facebook page on Sunday (August 2) following human faeces being found on the outside of a property.

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August 4, 2020

Pet cat Jasper hit by pellet gun

A PET cat has been shot with a pellet gun in Uttoxeter over the weekend. The cat suffered a puncture wound which needed veterinary treatment, but has survived. Staffordshire Police have launched an appeal for information about the incident.

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August 4, 2020

Virus halts Uttoxeter Poppy Appeal

STREET and supermarket collections for the Poppy Appeal will not take place in Uttoxeter this year. The coronavirus pandemic poses too much of a risk to volunteers for the annual appeal – many of whom are over 70. A question mark remains over Remembrance Services and how they will take place in November.

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July 30, 2020

Vehicle fire in supermarket car park

A VEHICLE parked in a supermarket car park caught on fire this morning (Thursday, July 30). The incident involved a blue car and happened in the car park of Asda in Uttoxeter at around 9am this morning.

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July 29, 2020

Cash boost for defib campaign

A fundraising campaign to purchase additional life-saving equipment for a Moorlands town has received a cash boost from a local business. Cheadle councillor Elizabeth Whitehouse is working with Stone-based AEDdonate to install ten public access defibrillators across the Moorlands town of Cheadle.

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July 29, 2020

“We have always been there for each other”

Teenage sweethearts from Oakamoor celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at the weekend. Dave and Eve Beaumont have been shielding since before Christmas and marked the milestone anniversary with their two daughters and sons-in-law in their garden at home.

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July 29, 2020

Rain does not dampen litter-picking spirit

A band of volunteers have been out and about keeping their community clean and tidy – despite the wet weather of late. The Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool carried out their latest litter pick on Monday (July 27) and filled eight bags with rubbish.

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July 29, 2020

Free parking but at a cost of £46,000

It is set to cost a council an estimated £46,000 to operate a free parking initiative which is aimed at getting footfall back into town centres after the coronavirus lockdown. We reported last week that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is to offer visitors to its three town centres – of Cheadle, Leek and Biddulph – three hours parking a day throughout the month of August.

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