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May 26, 2022

Digging deep with donation to reserve

A nature reserve which has become a haven for endangered wildlife is celebrating the next stage of its growth thanks to a donation from digger giant JCB. The 11-acre Tean Valley Meadow Nature Reserve at Hollington Lane, Stramshall, near Uttoxeter, has been awarded £15,000 in a three-year support package from JCB.

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May 26, 2022

‘Seeds of Hope’ for schools and care homes

Youngsters at a number of schools, nurseries and care homes in and around Cheadle are set to get green-fingered thanks to a supermarket. Morrisons in Cheadle have taken part in the national store’s ‘Seeds of Hope’ initiative.

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May 19, 2022

Community share scheme reaches £140,000

A village group which aims to purchase a former chapel for community use, has raised £140,000 through a community share scheme. The ‘Kingsley Holt Centre’ group is aiming to purchase the Methodist Chapel in Kingsley Holt, which the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit had previously announced that it is putting the building up for sale.

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May 19, 2022

St John building set to go up for sale

A building in the Moorlands, currently owned by a national charity, is set to be put on the market this year. We reported in March 2021 that the Cheadle St John Ambulance base in Ashbourne Road was one of 117 St John Ambulance properties across the country which were then under review “for potential disposal.”

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May 12, 2022

Funding for all to get creative in town

A community group has been awarded funding to be able to encourage lots of folk in town to get creative this year. The funding, which has been awarded to Creative Cheadle by the National Lottery, is set to see a series of workshops taking place which will encourage residents and visitors of all ages to get creative with a focus on the Queens’ Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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May 12, 2022

Long-running nursery on the move

A charity-run nursery that has been caring for children in Cheadle for many decades, is moving to Checkley. Chapel Street Nursery will move from the Cheadle Methodist Church buildings in July, when a contract to rent the space comes to an end.

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May 6, 2022

Scouts help spruce up their community

Scouting members have been helping to spruce up their community. The 2nd Cheadle Scout Group have been out and about on a long hike – all the while litter picking along the way.

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May 6, 2022

Fundraising fun with rubber ducks

A fundraising organisation in the Moorlands has hosted a duck race this month. The Lions Club of Cheadle hosted the ‘quacky’ event on Bank Holiday Monday (May 2).

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April 28, 2022

Gearing up to dress the town in Jubilee attire

Knitters and crocheters are almost ready to unveil a collective colourful display as part of a Moorlands town’s Jubilee celebrations. Community group Creative Cheadle is, once again, organising a mass creative project to have lots of colourful covers in place on the town centre’s bollards, this time as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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April 28, 2022

Share initiative reaches more than £90,000

A share scheme, aimed at a community purchasing a former chapel in the Moorlands, has been extended. The ‘Kingsley Holt Centre’ group is aiming to purchase the Methodist Chapel in Kingsley Holt, which the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit had previously announced that it is putting the building up for sale.

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April 21, 2022

Shop staff set to ‘Brave the Shave’

Staff at a town centre shop are set to ‘brave the shave’ together – all in aid of charity. The team of six from Bargain Booze Plus on Cheadle’s High Street will be having their locks cut off in a bid to raise lots of cash for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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April 21, 2022

Free guided tour of town

A historian is hosting a free guided tour of a Moorlands town this weekend.

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