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October 21, 2021

Eagle-eyed walkers spot stricken swan

A mother swan has been rescued by volunteers at a wildlife sanctuary near Burton after three walkers saw her collide with a powerline at Doveridge. Sam Forrester, Angelle Shimmin-Read and Charley Fearn were enjoying a walk near the swing bridge at Doveridge when they saw ‘Dazey’ the swan hit the cable.

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October 21, 2021

They’ve helped you, now first responders need your help

A first responders service is asking for donations and places to set up fundraising opportunities so it can help raise vital funds to keep it operational. Fulford and District Community First Responders have asked community members to notify them of any events and locations where it can raise cash for the maintenance of equipment, transport and uniform.

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October 14, 2021

Plans in place for town centre Halloween event

Community leaders have been considering the impact of the closure of a Moorlands high street while a Halloween event is held. Cheadle Town Council is set to host a night of spooks and entertainment on October 30 using money received from the government’s ‘Welcome Back Fund’ which aims to bring footfall back into high streets.

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October 14, 2021

Calling knitters and stitchers – Cheadle needs you!

An appeal is being made for creative people to help bring some additional festive colour to a Moorlands town this coming Yuletide. Following on from the success of the Summer Bollard Bombs, the volunteer group of Creative Cheadle is organising for festive covers to be created and placed on many of the bollards in Cheadle town centre.

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October 7, 2021

Petition launched for free bus passes

A Moorlands mum has set up a petition to campaign for free bus passes for high school children who are having to walk a “dangerous” route in order to get to lessons. Laura Bailey, from Tean, has set up the campaign after Staffordshire County Council rejected her application for a free bus pass for her 13-year-old daughter because she now lives within a three-mile radius of her school after moving house.

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October 7, 2021

“Contractors are using back roads as a rat run”

Concerns have been raised over contractor vehicles using narrow back streets to transport large loads to a housing development. A resident, who lives in Cecilly Street in Cheadle and who wished not to be named, has contacted the Times & Echo with these pictures and their concerns over the large vehicle using the back streets of the area to, apparently, get to the new Bellway Homes development at Cecilly Brook, on the old JCB factory site in Oakamoor Road.

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September 30, 2021

Inspector states village school is improving

A government inspector has reported that a Moorlands village school is on the road to improving. Ofsted inspector Kirsty Foulkes has visited St Leonard's CE (A) First School in Ipstones this Summer to carry out a ‘monitoring inspection.’

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September 30, 2021

Sun shines for fundraising walk

The sun shone for an annual fundraising walk in the Moorlands. The seventh Rubie’s Walk for Meningitis Now took place this month in the Manifold Way.

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September 23, 2021

Second marathon challenge for Trish

A Moorlands woman is taking on the London Marathon for a second time. Trish Sargeant, from Tean, has been offered a last minute place in the 2021 London Marathon which is taking place on October 3.

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September 23, 2021

“I am petrified to visit my own mum’s grave”

A cemetery visitor is asking others not to feed some pheasants which are “attacking” people at the site. Julie Kinsey contacted the Times & Echo about her concerns over the birds, wishing to raise awareness and ask people not to feed the pheasants which have appeared to take up residence at Cheadle Cemetery.

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September 16, 2021

Canal saved after housing plans get red light

Volunteers from two charities, the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust, and the country-wide Inland Waterways Association, are celebrating after planning chiefs turned down proposals for a development which would have blocked restoration of the Uttoxeter Canal in the Churnet Valley.

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September 16, 2021

Seventh walk in memory of Rubie

A fundraising walk, in memory of a small baby who sadly lost her life to meningitis, is taking place this weekend. The annual Rubie’s Walk for Meningitis Now is taking place on Saturday (September 18) in the Manifold Way.

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