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December 18, 2020

Spreading festive cheer throughout the town

A recently launched new community initiative has been a resounding success. The Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal was set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse in October to helpmake sure vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year.

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December 10, 2020

Family pleas to council to empty bins

A Moorlands family are appealing to a council to empty their two blue top bins. Anthony Lewis and his family, who live in Froghall Road in Cheadle, say they are having to take some of their waste to the local tip as not all of it is being collected by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

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December 10, 2020

Financial support agreed by council

A town council has agreed to a number of grants which are to be made to community groups next year. Before their main virtual meeting on Monday (December 7), Cheadle Town Council held a meeting (again online) to discuss and agree upon a number of grants the council will pay out during the financial year of 2021/22.

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December 3, 2020

“We need to pull together”

A community group has been set up to provide a platform for a town “to come together and work with each other.” The formation of 'Cheadle Future Together' has come off the back of the controversy surrounding the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Cheadle Town Centre Projects plans.

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December 3, 2020

Tributes to a generous gentleman

A gentleman who inspired those around him with his positivity in the face of two illnesses, has passed away. John Rankin, died at the Douglas Macmillan Hospice on Sunday, November 29 aged 73.

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November 26, 2020

Festive appeals for rescue pooches

A Moorlands charity is making a number of festive appeals to help support the dogs which are currently in their care. Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue, which is based in Cheadle, has launched its 2020 Shoe Boxes Christmas Appeal.

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November 26, 2020

“Everything we are doing is to give something back”

A taxi driver from Cheadle has been praised for supporting older people and the vulnerable in times of adversity. Nana Apphiah, owner of Nana’s Taxis, has helped feed the homeless, bring families together and collect shopping and prescriptions for people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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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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