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July 29, 2021

Community set to be filled with the sound of music again

A community band in the Moorlands is set to be back in full swing this weekend. Following a long break due to the pandemic, members of the Cheadle Community Band will be back rehearsing together from Saturday (July 31).

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July 29, 2021

Three year delay in response to pothole concern

Community leaders are calling for more action and less automated emails when it comes to highways issues. Cheadle councillor Ray Wood has received such an automated email for an enquiry regarding a pothole in Charles Street, which he made over three years ago.

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July 22, 2021

Free wellbeing sessions for hospital staff

A mental health nurse from the Moorlands has been offering free wellbeing retreat sessions to hospital staff. Aimee Bramwell has set up wellbeing retreats for staff at University Hospitals of North Midlands.

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July 22, 2021

“So much has been achieved already – this can only get better”

A new community reassurance programme in a Moorlands town has been a big hit with park users from the start. We reported last week that Cheadle Town Council had begun a trial of a Community Reassurance Programme which is aimed at encouraging and supporting users of the Tean Road Recreation Ground and its facilities.

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July 16, 2021

Community reassurance programme begins

Cheadle Town Council has taken steps to “further strengthen community values” for those using its Tean Road site over the forthcoming school summer holidays. Councillors agreed to trial a Community Reassurance Programme which is aimed at encouraging and supporting users of the recreation ground and its facilities.

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July 16, 2021

The show will not go on – again

A large scale agricultural show in the Moorlands has been cancelled – just three weeks before it was set to take place. Last year’s Leek & District Show was cancelled due to the pandemic, but it had been hoped, with the further easing of restrictions by the Government, that this year’s show could go ahead at it’s regular venue of Birchall Playing Fields in Leek on Saturday, July 31.

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July 7, 2021

“I’m for everybody to write in and oppose this”

More community leaders have aired concern over proposed parliamentary boundary changes for the Moorlands area. Last week we reported that Checkley Parish Council had spoken out about its “dismay” of possible parliamentary boundary changes in the Moorlands after the Boundary Commission for England had published a report which sets out the changes they are proposing for across the nation.

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July 7, 2021

More than a third of call outs were false alarms

More than a third of the call outs by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue were false alarms last year. The statistics regarding the service’s call outs have been set out on a new national website focusing on fire safety and fire services across the nation.

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July 1, 2021

Four new councillors on town council

Four new councillors have been co-opted onto a town council in the Moorlands. The co-option took place at last Wednesday’s (June 23) meeting of Cheadle Town Council.

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July 1, 2021

“Dismay” at possible boundary changes

A parish council has spoken out about its “dismay” of possible parliamentary boundary changes in the Moorlands. We reported earlier this month that the Boundary Commission for England had published a report which sets out the changes they are proposing for across the nation.

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June 24, 2021

“Dot will be greatly missed by all”

Tributes have been paid to a well-known pub landlady in the Moorlands. Dorothy Ada Goldstraw, passed away peacefully on June 10 at her home in Alton, aged 85 years.

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June 24, 2021

Police appeal after 20 lambs stolen

Police are appealing for witnesses after 20 lambs have been stolen from a farm in the Moorlands. The incident happened at a farm near Alton earlier this month.

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