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July 2, 2020

It’s carnival time but not as we know it

The 2020 Cheadle Carnival weekend had set to take place this coming weekend but due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the community extravaganza has had to be cancelled. However, the volunteer organising team behind Cheadle Carnival is calling for the community of Cheadle to still celebrate – with social distancing in mind.

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July 2, 2020

Residential care home for children gets green light

A former guesthouse in Cheadle is to be converted into a residential home for children. Plans for the change of use were debated by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s (SMDC) planning applications committee on Thursday (June 25). Halliwell Homes were given the green light to turn Park View Guest House in Mill Road, into a facility for children who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect, separation and loss.

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June 30, 2020

£30k aim for NHS fund-raising gin

A DISTILLERY near Uttoxeter is aiming to raise £30,000 to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS. Nelson’s Distillery, based at Grindley Business Village, has already raised more than £25,000 for the Covid-19 fund through sales of its blue ‘charity’ gin.

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June 30, 2020

Couple’s parenthood joy thanks to ‘little miracle’

‘LITTLE miracle’ Arabella Faith Kinsey has already been part of an incredible life journey at less than a month old. Arabella, who was born on June 11, entered the world via emergency caesarean amid a global pandemic. The tiny tot was conceived through IVF treatment after her parents, Luke and Jasmine Kinsey, feared they would not be able to have children.

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June 26, 2020

Popular Moorlands theme park to re-open on July 4

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement of further easing of restrictions during the coronavirus situation, Alton Towers has confirmed that it will be re-opening its theme park as of July 4. The announcement follows the successful opening of the Alton Towers Gardens on June 6 and is in line with the UK Government’s latest guidance on the reopening of visitor attractions and hospitality businesses.

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June 26, 2020

‘The Living Years’ of a ‘Great Man’

Tributes have been paid to a 'great man' who has sadly passed away. Former long-serving employee of Bolton's, Rod Cotterill, of Cheadle, passed away on April 12.

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June 26, 2020

Councillor leaves Voice for Cheadle group

A town councillor has left the group he has been a member of since being elected a year ago. Councillor Jamie Evans, who was elected on to Cheadle Town Council as a member of Voice for Cheadle at last year’s local elections, has left the group.

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June 26, 2020

Virtual race will take place in memory of Oakley

A mother who sadly lost her teenage son earlier this year will be putting her best feet forward to take part in a virtual race in his memory. Next month's Cheadle 4 Road Race is being run in memory of 15-year-old Oakley Wright, from Cheadle, who sadly passed away in April.

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June 26, 2020

Vandals strike at train station

Vandals have struck at a train station in the Moorlands. The incident at Blythe Bridge Station happened over the weekend and saw vandals damaging one of the planters in the venue's car park.

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June 26, 2020

“Make your family link road safe”

Community leaders have stated that they are behind a campaign for speed awareness signage and enforcement along a busy road in the Moorlands. The ‘Kingsley Moor Locals’ have campaigned for some time for speed reduction along the A522 from Cheadle to Cellarhead road following a number of road traffic collisions – including one fatal.

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June 23, 2020

Uttoxeter highways improvements to be in place within a year

A SERIES of highways improvements in Uttoxeter are set to be implemented within a year by Staffordshire County Council (SCC).

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June 23, 2020

PM speech prompts new plan for Uttoxeter shoppers

SIGNAGE, queue zones and one-way systems for shoppers are to be altered by a special task force less than two weeks after they were first put in place.

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