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September 24, 2020

Green light for two farm planning applications

Two planning applications in the Moorlands, which had both been recommenced for refusal by council officers, have been given the green light. A paintball business is to be replaced by five holiday cabins on land at Broad Oak Farm in Kingsley after the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) planning committee passed an application for change of use at its virtual meeting last Thursday (September 17).

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September 24, 2020

Guide dog named in memory of Kath

A guide dog has been named after a Moorlands woman who passed away at the age of 78. Kath, a Labrador which is currently being trained to be a Guide Dog for the Blind, was named after Kath Jones who lived in Kingsley. The pooch has been named after Kath, following great fundraising efforts for the charity by Kath's family since she passed away three years ago.

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September 24, 2020

“Only flush the three P’s” plea by community group

A volunteer group has been out and about cleaning up their community. And the Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool are appealing to residents to only “flush the three P's” after discovering a clogged up combined sewer overflow in their area.

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September 24, 2020

“Mandy was a beautiful person”

Donations made in memory of a treasured wife and mother will fund research into Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in hopes of one day, finding a cure. Mandy Cope sadly passed away earlier this year just 13 months after receiving the devastating diagnosis that she had MND. She was just 56 when she died on January 28.

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September 24, 2020

No community festive extravaganza for town

A town's annual illuminating celebration has been cancelled due to the nation’s ongoing battle with coronavirus. Team Cheadle, which organises the Moorlands town’s Victorian Christmas event – during which the town’s Christmas lights are usually switched on, has recently announced that it has made the decision to cancel this year’s extravaganza.

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September 24, 2020

Police investigating “unexplained” death

Police are investigating the 'sudden death' of a woman in the Moorlands. The body of a 37-year-old woman was found at an address in Cheadle Road, Upper Tean on Saturday (September 19) morning.

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September 22, 2020

Campaign sparks call to ‘recycle more’

Households across East Staffordshire are being urged to recycle more as part of a nationwide awareness campaign. Residents in the borough produce over 46,000 tonnes of waste each year. Now, East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) is encouraging householders to ensure waste is recycled in the correct way.

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September 22, 2020

Consultation for new Masterplan ends next week

A CONSULTATION on a Masterplan for the future of Uttoxeter will end in one week. The survey seeks to garner the ‘concerns and aspirations’ of people living and working in the town. The consultation will run until 5pm on Wednesday, September 30.

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September 17, 2020

Village hall project complete thanks to water company

A project to make improvements at a village hall has been completed. The Foxt FoSTering Friendship 2020 Project has seen a range of improvements being made to Foxt Village Hall thanks to funding from Severn Trent Water Company.

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September 17, 2020

Local plan for the Moorlands is finally adopted

After more than 17 years in the making – and debating – Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has adopted its Local Plan. The document will inform planning decisions until 2033 and is the first local plan with site allocations for the district since 1998.

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September 17, 2020

More services to be on offer at library

A town’s library is set to offer additional services as it continues to re-open following the Covid-19 lockdown. The additional services at community run Cheadle Library in the town’s High Street are set to include: access to public computers, printing, photocopying and browsing for books.

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September 17, 2020

Memorial walk in honour of football legend

A memorial walk in honour of a football legend is set to take place next month. A group of walkers will be walking from Chesterfield to the Gordon Banks statue outside the bet365 stadium on October24 and 25.

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