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January 20, 2022

“He was one in a million”

The son of a popular Moorlands community figure has paid tribute to his father after he sadly passed away last month. Roy Colclough passed away on December 21, aged 80, after a lifetime of dedication to the area.

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January 20, 2022

Tribute to a much-loved community stalwart

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Moorlands community stalwart who sadly passed away aged 88 last month. Brenda Stubbs tragically died after a fire in her home in Alton on Friday, December 10. Here her long-term friend Chris Mellor pays tribute to Brenda:

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January 13, 2022

Fundraising launched for community project

A community group that wishes to transform a historical high street building in Cheadle is asking for donations to help it in its next phase of potential progress. Friends of the Royal Oak recently outlined its vision to revamp its Grade II Listed namesake.

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January 13, 2022

“I’m looking for the good will in people”

A resident is appealing for dog walkers to be more mindful when dealing with their dog’s excrement while out in public after he discovered 14 discarded canine poo bags during a walk. Butch Mellor found the waste by a hedge while out with his wife and grandchildren last Wednesday near the disused old railway track in Cheadle. A few had even been hung up on a fence next to a stile.

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January 6, 2022

First panto for group since pandemic

A popular drama group in the Moorlands is hoping to come back from an enforced “hiatus” due to the Covid-19 pandemic to perform a pantomime in February. Cheadle Amateur Theatrical Society (CATS) are set to return to the stage to bring audience members their production of ‘Cinderella’ (oh yes they are!), subject to Covid-19 restrictions.

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January 6, 2022

Trustees needed for foodbank

A foodbank in the Moorlands is appealing for people to come forward to be enrolled as new trustees with three current core members set to step down in the near future. Cheadle And District Foodbank is looking for volunteers to fill its soon-to-be-vacant treasurer, stock manager and volunteer co-ordinator roles.

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December 30, 2021

Town’s poppy appeal raises more than £12,000

A Moorlands branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is aiming to honour the organisation’s century milestone, as well as re-immerse itself in the community next year, after a hard 2021. Many of the Cheadle RBL branch’s events had to be cancelled this year due to Covid restrictions, including the celebrations for its 100-year anniversary.

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December 30, 2021

New creative display at village library

A new creative installation has been unveiled at a village centre. Blythe Bridge Community Library is the venue for one of the county’s Crafting Communities projects, which have been led by Staffordshire County Council.

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December 23, 2021

Four-month road closure for part of street

A section of road in Cheadle is expected to be closed for more than four months early next year. Prince George Street is set to be shut from January 4 to May 6 so demolition works can take place.

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December 23, 2021

The survey results for town are in

Community leaders were told the results of a regeneration survey sent out to Cheadle residents this summer in a meeting with Staffordshire Moorlands District Councillors (SMDC) last Wednesday (December 15). The Cheadle Stakeholder Panel which includes SMDC councillors and officers, as well as Cheadle Town Council members and others, held a virtual meeting to further discuss regenerations plans for the town.

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December 16, 2021

Support service could lose funding

A community support service that is greatly relied upon by many in the area has told the Times & Echo it again faces uncertainty and could lose tens of thousands in funding from the North Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Group next year. Moorlands Home Link helps more than 200 elderly people a week through various support services which includes a day centre in Cheadle and Meals on Wheels, as well as a Befriending and Phone Link Service.

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December 16, 2021

Council climate change strategy agreed

A council has approved a strategy for its way forward in battling climate change. The SMDC Climate Change Strategy 2021-2030 was approved at last weeks SMDC Cabinet meeting.

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