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August 4, 2022

Green flag award for town park

East Staffordshire Borough Council and volunteers are celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for a park in Uttoxeter. Bramshall Road Park has been awarded the status along with Stapenhill Gardens in Burton. The award is an international quality mark for parks and green spaces.

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August 4, 2022

MP holds meeting for businesses

The Member of Parliament for Uttoxeter, Kate Griffiths, has hosted an event for high street businesses to share their views on the historic market town and its future. The event last Wednesday (July 27), was held at Uttoxeter Town Hall and gave business owners and store managers an opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas on town centre regeneration.

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August 4, 2022

Donations dished out by finance staff

A number of community organisations have benefitted from the first round of donations which have been made by a new charitable foundation. Following the launch of Leek United Building Society’s Charitable Foundation in April this year, its Board of Trustees recently met to discuss the first round of grant applications that it had received.

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August 4, 2022

More than £3,500 cost of cancelled event

A town council incurred a loss of more than £3,500 after they had to cancel a large scale community event due to bad weather recently. Leek Town Council had set to help the town celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with an event coinciding with their annual Party in the Park on Sunday, June 5.

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August 4, 2022

“Should there be punishment for spoiling a natural beauty spot?”

A Moorlands woman is calling upon fellow public open space visitors to clear up after themselves. Teresa Pattison, who lives in Leek, is calling on people to not leave litter behind after enjoying the many scenic spots across the Moorlands.

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August 4, 2022

Civic society questions council meetings

A community group in the Moorlands has questioned a council for holding meetings behind closed doors. We reported earlier this year that Leek Town Council has started to meet confidentially – with no public or press allowed to attend – with new meetings which they have entitled ‘Forward Planning Meetings.

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August 4, 2022

7,000 enjoy return of annual show

The return of an agricultural show in the Moorlands and at a new location has been hailed as a success. The Leek & District Show finally made a welcome return on Saturday (July 30) at it’s new venue of Dunwood Fields inLongsdon, just outside of Leek.

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August 4, 2022

“Thank you – true heroes”

A market trader has thanked a number of “true heroes” who came to her aid after an incident at a Moorlands market last week. Iona Robertson, who has had a jewellery stall at the outdoor market in Leek for eight years, has publicly praised those who attended the scene where a man has since been charged with a public order offence.

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August 4, 2022

Community come together for picnic

Residents in a Moorlands town have come together to enjoy a community picnic. The Bring & Share Community Picnic took place at Tean Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle last Tuesday (July 26).

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August 4, 2022

All the fun of a village scarecrow festival

Villagers in the Moorlands have been getting creative to take part in a fun community initiative. The Draycott-in-the-Moors Scarecrow Festival 2022 took place recently and saw lots of imaginative creations.

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August 4, 2022

Complaints made about district council

The Local Government Ombudsman has received and dealt with two complaints regarding Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The two complaints have been detailed in the Local Government Ombudsman’s latest report which outlines complaints it has received and dealt with for the year between April 2021 and March 2022.

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August 4, 2022

Consultation over speed reduction

One final public consultation is currently being carried out surrounding a proposed speed reduction along a highway in the Moorlands. In February, we reported that Staffordshire County Council had been reviewing the safety of it’s highway network and one of the forthcoming proposals was to reduce the speed limit to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of Ashbourne Road in Cheadle.

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