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November 19, 2020

Town clerk steps down after a decade of service

A town clerk has stepped down from her role after ten years of service to a Moorlands town. Helen Hunter has had the position of Town Clerk to Cheadle Town Council for a decade, but on Monday (November 16) she handed in her resignation.

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November 19, 2020

Let’s still illuminate town together

This year's Christmas Lights Switch On Event for Cheadle had set to take place this Saturday (November 21). It would have included the ever-popular Team Cheadle Victorian Christmas event which would have seen thousands of people visiting the town centre to join in on the festivities.

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November 13, 2020

Overwhelming response to Toy Bank appeal

The organisers of a new toy donation initiative say they have been “overwhelmed” by the initial response from the community. Last month, we reported that the Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal had been set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse, with the aim of making sure that vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year.

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November 13, 2020

Walking challenge for the Blacksmiths Girls

A team at a public house in the Moorlands are putting their best feet forward during the current lockdown in order to raise lots of cash for charity.

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November 6, 2020

Volunteers gain recognition from the High Sheriff

A charity which is based in Cheadle has received recognition from a High Sheriff. Staffordshire’s High Sheriff along with the Chairman of Staffordshire Moorlands have recently thanked some of the groups and individuals who have worked tirelessly to support their local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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November 6, 2020

Remembrance events scaled down further due to lockdown

Some remembrance events in the Moorlands have now been cancelled due to the second national lockdown in England, while others have been scaled down. There had set to be small scale events – adhering to the rule of six – taking place in a number of places throughout the Moorlands, but now since the Government has announced a second lockdown as part of the nation's ongoing battle with coronavirus, a number of events have been cancelled – while others are still going ahead, adhering to revised Government guidelines.

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October 29, 2020

Cash boost for youth retreat centre at historic site

A trust which runs a youth retreat centre at a Moorlands heritage site has received a cash boost to help the organisation survive during the current pandemic. Alton Castle, part of The Kenelm Youth Trust, has received a “lifeline” grant from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

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October 29, 2020

Volunteers needed to help keep roads safe

Police in the Staffordshire Moorlands are appealing for volunteers to help keep the roads in the area safe. The call comes from Sergeant Andy Bland, of the Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team, who has provided an update on the local police force's efforts in keeping the roads safe across the district.

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October 22, 2020

Community leader calls for review of traffic calming measures in parish

A community leader is calling for a review of traffic calming measures along the road outside his house after he, and his wife, helped to clear up after a road traffic collision recently. The call comes from Checkley Parish councillor Keith Flunder after an incident which involved two vehicles along the A522 last week.

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October 22, 2020

Mum thanks ambulance service for saving her baby’s life

A Moorlands mum, and her baby, have been reunited with the ambulance crews who helped save the youngster's life earlier this year. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) were called when Gemma Greensmith, who lives in Cheadle, went into labour outside of her home at just 26 weeks back in February.

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October 16, 2020

Guild Hall roof project has lift off

A project to renovate the roof of a community building has begun but more funds are needed to complete the “ambitious, but necessary” project. Almost two years ago plans were drawn up to embark on a major project to remove the original tiles from the Guild Hall roof in Cheadle and to replace them with a new, modern and energy efficient product. On Monday, those plans will begin to come to fruition as work is set to start on the renovation of the Guild Hall’s roof.

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October 8, 2020

Tribute to a much-valued community stalwart

Tribute has been paid to a founder first responder who was proud to live in the Moorlands. William (Bill) Anthony Allen died peacefully at his home in Cotton, on Sunday, August 30, surrounded by his loving family. Bill, aged 80 years, was a devoted and adored husband, dad, father in law, grandad, great grandad, brother in law, uncle and friend to many.

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