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August 22, 2019

Cheadle and Uttoxeter on James’ campaign route

AN ENGLISH teacher will be visiting the Moorlands and East Staffordshire as part of his campaign to 'Save The NHS'. James Corbett, an English Teacher from Chester, is currently walking from Glasgow’s Royal Children’s Hospital to the Houses of Parliament in order to protest the “creeping privatisation of the NHS.” James said: “The 2012 Health and Social Care act erased the Government’s responsibility to keep the NHS as free at point of use.

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August 22, 2019

Hundreds of children take on reading challenge

A NATIONAL reading scheme has proved popular with children in a Moorlands town, with hundreds joining in the fun. The Summer Reading Challenge, organised by the Reading Agency, is an annual countrywide project which invites school children to read a number of books based on a certain topic during the summer holidays. For 2019, a theme of 'Space Chase' has been chosen where youngsters are encouraged to read more on fictional life beyond the earth.

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August 22, 2019

“Please don’t over feed the birds”

AN ANGLING club in the Moorlands has given advice for users of a lake it leases after a large quantity of animal feed was dumped and left by someone recently. Cheadle Angling Club leases the Hales Hall Pool on Oakamoor Road in Cheadle from the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and the lake is a place where members of the club regularly go fishing. However, a user of the lake recently left a vast amount of what is thought to be bird feed near the waterside, something that concerned club secretary Martin Gray.

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August 22, 2019

Large quantity of alcohol and cigarettes stolen from store

A CONSIDERABLE amount of alcohol and tobacco has been stolen during a break-in at a shop in the Moorlands. Staffordshire Police have confirmed that burglars broke into Co-op on Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge and that a “large quantity” of these age-restricted items were taken at around 3am yesterday (Tuesday, August 20). The force has stated that the offenders forced entry and “made off from the scene.”

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August 22, 2019

Burglar stole house and car keys from house

CAR and house keys were stolen from a property in East Staffordshire when a burglar outside of the dwelling used an “implement” device to take the items through a letter box. The incident happened at around 3am at a house on Beacon Road in Rolleston-on-Dove, near Uttoxeter on Thursday, August 15. A spokesperson from Staffordshire Police said: “It is believed that the offender used an implement to pull the keys through the letterbox without ever entering the address.”

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August 22, 2019

High street walkway could be turned back into road

DISCUSSIONS are taking place to possibly change a current high street walkway back into a road as part of plans to regenerate a town centre in the Moorlands. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) have commissioned Consultants Cushman and Wakefield to draw up a masterplan for an “investment strategy for Cheadle town centre.” Cheadle town councillors were invited to a meeting held by the consultants recently, where they gave suggestions on improvements they could make to the town centre, one of which mooted that Greyhound Walk located off High Street, could be transformed back into a road through to the car park and public toilets.

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August 15, 2019

Pavements are obstructed with overgrown hedges

AN APPEAL has been made for an authority to tend to overgrown pathways in a town. The call comes from a resident of Uttoxeter, who wishes to remain anonymous, who contacted the Times & Echo with his concerns over overgrown hedges in Pinfold Street. He said: “I usually walk to St Mary's Church from 'Birdland' down the popular route of Balance Hill across the railway crossing and up Pinfold Street.

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August 15, 2019

Three house development up for approval

PROPOSALS to build a development of houses in the Moorlands is set to be decided upon tomorrow after it has been recommended by council officers for approval despite initial objections from nearby residents. Land adjacent to Rakeway Road in Cheadle is subject of a revised planning application that asks permission for three semi-detached houses to be built with off-street parking. This is an amended plan from developers Rob Duncan Planning Consultancy, who amended their plans “following concerns regarding the scale and suburban character and appearance of the scheme.”

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August 15, 2019

Head shave helps charity smash £1,000 fundraising target

A CHARITY shop employee underwent a head-shave last Wednesday for a cause that helps children who suffer with mental health illness.  Aaron Pointer from Uttoxeter’s Barnardo’s branch took to the shaver as part of the charity’s fund-raising season in aid of SOLAR, the specialist service for kids with mental health difficulties.   A 'Guess The Bear' competition also ran at the charity shop from July to August with car washes and basic sales also raising money for the cause. 

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August 15, 2019

New bus route into the city for Moorlands residents

A NEW bus route through the Moorlands and into Stoke-on-Trent is set to start next month. The service is set to offer residents of towns and villages the chance to travel to the city between school hours. Bus service Stanton's of Stoke will run the circuit which travels through Cheadle, Dilhorne and Blythe Bridge, stopping at Meir, Parkhall Estate and finally Hanley. The service starts on Tuesday, September 3 and will run from Monday to Friday with two routes going outbound and inbound from each of the 12 stops.

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August 15, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after burglary

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Staffordshire. The incident happened a couple of weeks ago in Uttoxeter town centre and Staffordshire Police have released an image to help with their enquiries into the incident which involved £250 in cash being stolen.

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August 15, 2019

Councillors speak out about parking charges

Community leaders have voiced their opinions over parking issues in their town. The comments from a handful of the Cheadle Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) councillors come after the Times and Echo have received a number of letters raising concerns about parking charges along with concerns that district council members of the town are not challenging the issue. Currently, parking charges range from 90p for one hour and under to £2.20 for three to ten hours between 9.30am to 3.30pm – the fees vary on long and short stay car parks. Amongst several topics, residents have complained about the price of parking in the town when only staying for a short period of time and the absence of drop-off bays along High Street.

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