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12 NOV

Bargain hunters event hailed as a success

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A volunteer group has hailed a bargain hunters event they organised as a success. The Car Boot, which took place on Sunday (November 7), was hosted by Team Cheadle on Well Street Car Park.

A volunteer group has hailed a bargain hunters event they organised as a success.

The Car Boot, which took place on Sunday (November 7), was hosted by Team Cheadle on Well Street Car Park.

Over the weekend a successful car boot sale organised by Team Cheadle, was held on the town’s Well Street Car Park.

A spokesperson from Team Cheadle said: “There was a good number of sellers and a steady stream of customers throughout the morning, so the question on everyone’s lips, is whether it could become a regular event.

“We are extremely grateful to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for allowing this event to happen, which was arranged as a one off.

“However, given the amount of positive feedback we’ve received, we shall certainly make enquires about having it as a regular event next year.”

The Car Boot Sale was originally supposed to end at 12pm, but the weather had other ideas and it sadly ended around half an hour early.

Town and district councillor Gary Bentley added: “The car boot sale was a success. I asked the SMDC leader (Sybil Ralphs) about doing other ones and she in principle agreed that we could have other car boot sales in Cheadle on the Sundays.”

Team Cheadle’s next event is Countdown to Christmas, which will take place on Saturday November 20 between 2pm and 6pm.

During the event, at 5pm the town’s Christmas Lights will be switched on by Paralympian Shaun Burrows and Cheadle Town Mayor councillor Sue Walley.

The whole High Street is set to be closed for the Christmas event.

The Team Cheadle spokesman said: “The High Street will be fully closed again this year. This will be achieved using traffic lights and having traffic running both ways along Bank Street, with the directions alternating using the lights.

“HGVs will be diverted from the centre as usual, just to make things a bit more manageable, ensuring there will be no problems at narrow stretches on Bank Street.

“The traffic lights mean there will be no long diversions for people like in 2019, but there will inevitably be some delays. So please allow extra time for your journey, if you’re going in or out of town that way.

“Parking will be free on the car parks, so if you normally park on Bank Street it may be best to park on the Tape Street car park and walk into the traffic light zone.”

They added: “Having the whole High Street completely closed allows us to have much more at the event and this year, take into account social distancing. Our aim, is always to create a fun and safe environment for everyone attending the event.

“We apologise sincerely to those who might be impacted negatively. However, this is only for one afternoon/evening and the event brings a lot of footfall into the centre of town and allows us all to demonstrate Cheadle’s community spirit at its very best.”

To find out more about Team Cheadle and future activities, visit their website at teamcheadle.org and Facebook page atfb.com/teamcheadle.

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