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October 14, 2021

Plans in place for town centre Halloween event

Community leaders have been considering the impact of the closure of a Moorlands high street while a Halloween event is held. Cheadle Town Council is set to host a night of spooks and entertainment on October 30 using money received from the government’s ‘Welcome Back Fund’ which aims to bring footfall back into high streets.

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October 14, 2021

Support service staff conquer Snowdon

Support service staff in the Moorlands have raised more than £1,000 for their organisation by climbing Mount Snowdon. Linda Kirke, Olivia Rowley, Abbie Hollis, Ellie Cartlidge, Jade Wigley, Stephen Page and Margaret Grahamslaw all took on the challenge to fundraise for Citizens Advice Cheadle as part of its 50th anniversary.

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October 14, 2021

Pot-full of accolades for senior veg grower

A vegetable grower from the Moorlands was bestowed a bucket-load of awards for his products at a recent large-scale gardening show. Barry Clarke of Tean was awarded the Most Meritorious Vegetable Exhibit accolade at the two-day 2021 Stafford Borough Horticultural Show at Stafford Showground for his impressive spread of veggies.

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October 14, 2021

Calling knitters and stitchers – Cheadle needs you!

An appeal is being made for creative people to help bring some additional festive colour to a Moorlands town this coming Yuletide. Following on from the success of the Summer Bollard Bombs, the volunteer group of Creative Cheadle is organising for festive covers to be created and placed on many of the bollards in Cheadle town centre.

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October 14, 2021

Petition launched against enforcement notice

A petition has been launched to back an appeal which has been made by a Moorlands business with regards to a planning enforcement notice they have been given. Jeff Wood at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle has been served with a planning enforcement notice with regards to re-roofing of the Coach House at the property.

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October 14, 2021

Hospital on standby for “surge capacity”

A town hospital is set to remain open over the winter months to be used as a back-up for a possible surge in patients in the area. Cheadle Hospital has remained open since health chiefs decided, early last year, that the Royal Walk site will be “repurposed.”

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October 7, 2021

Community Spring bulb project

A community has come together to carry out mass Spring bulb planting. The green-fingered initiative, which has seen more than 2,000 bulbs being planted, has taken place in the parish of Croxden.

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October 7, 2021

Carol will be at the keys for lunchtime

A Uttoxeter entertainer will be performing an afternoon of music at a town centre venue next month. Keyboard player Carol Bradbury, who runs Twinklefingers Music Studio in Uttoxeter, will be playing at the White Hart in Carter Street on Monday, November 1.

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October 7, 2021

Top baking at the Pie Shak

A pie maker in East Staffordshire has been highly commended for his baking skills at a national awards ceremony. Simon Wilson who runs the Pie Shak at High Ash Farm in Abbots Bromley was recently invited to attend the British Pie Awards which took place in Melton Mowbray.

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October 7, 2021

Royal recognition for community shop

A large team of volunteers have been recognised for their contribution to their community. Marchington Community Shop, in Church Lane, has become the latest volunteer-led initiative to be presented with aQueen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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October 7, 2021

“Roadworks will cause considerable disruption”

Residents of an East Staffordshire village are worried about the impact a scheduled road closure will have on commuters and a regular bus service. South Staffordshire Water have confirmed that works on Stone Road in Bramshall that were due to start on Monday (October 4) have now been pushed back to the proposed date of Monday, October 18.

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October 7, 2021

“We now believe the site is no longer commercially viable”

A total of 528 jobs are at risk after a food business has announced that it’s factory in an East Staffordshire town could close. Elkes Biscuits has announced that they are considering the potential closure of their Cheadle Road factory in Uttoxeter as they state it is “significantly loss making.”

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