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March 5, 2021

“Our village is the forgotten area”

A 15 foot pothole in a Moorlands village has sparked a deluge of complaints from a resident who is fearful vibrations from passing traffic are damaging his home. Frank Rogers, aged 77, first reported the pothole in Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge to Staffordshire County Council in April last year, after noticing tremors affecting his home when heavy traffic passed by.

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February 25, 2021

Working together to resolve flooding issue

Community leaders and officials have stated they are currently working together to try and find a solution to a flooding issue in a Moorlands town. The floods, which have substantially increased during the recent downpours of rain, have been occurring at gardens of residential properties in The Birches in Cheadle.

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February 25, 2021

On-street drinking bans proposed for town centres

Plans to restrict on-street drinking in the three Moorlands town centres are under consideration. And if the proposals are given the green light by community leaders, anyone caught drinking within the designated areas within any of the three towns, could be faced with a fine of up to, what is understood to be, £500.

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February 18, 2021

Community bid accepted for former police post

The first stage of purchasing the former police post in Blythe Bridge has been successfully completed. The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner has accepted an initial stage of a collective community bid for the property next to the Blythe Centre, Your Community Your Libra

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February 18, 2021

Stakeholder panel meeting minutes have been published

The minutes of the first meeting of a new group, which has been set up to consult on the future of a Moorlands town, have been published. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has formed a Stakeholder Panel to help support a Delivery Board which will be overseeing the development and delivery of a Cheadle Town Centre Project.

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February 11, 2021

Council investment plans for parish

Plans are in the pipeline for a major investment in Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook. On Tuesday (February 9) Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s cabinet rubber-stamped a £200,000 cash pot for a ‘Forsbrook Community Project.’

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February 11, 2021

Meetings to continue behind closed doors

Last week we reported that Cheadle Town Council had agreed to request that meetings surrounding the future of their town were made public. The request being made to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) was regarding the meetings of the new Cheadle Town Centre Project Stakeholder Panel which includes a number of Cheadle town councillors themselves.

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February 3, 2021

Closure for retailer after two decades in town

A national retailer has confirmed that it is closing it’s long-standing branch in a Moorlands town. WHSmith in Cheadle's High Street is set to close it’s doors “later this year.”

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February 3, 2021

“Such a devoted supporter will be very hard to replace”

Tribute has been paid to a Moorlands community stalwart who has passed away at the age of 80. Gwen Richardson, of Ipstones, spent more than half a century helping to organise the Ipstones Agricultural Show, and was also involved in several other organisations within the village.

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January 28, 2021

Community continues to band together

WITH the nation continuing its battle with coronavirus and England being in its third lockdown, individuals and organisations are continuing to offer help and support for others within the community during these surreal times. Here are just some of the offers of such help which are in our area…..

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January 28, 2021

“This year has been a year like no other”

Community leaders are set to hear an update about policing across the Moorlands over the past 12 months. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Community Overview & Scrutiny Panel, which will next be meeting on Monday (February 1), is set to be presented with an update from the area’s Neighbourhood Policing Team Commander.

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January 21, 2021

Boundary review is now underway

Parliamentary constituencies are set to be reviewed over the next few years. Following the passing of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 in December 2020, and the publication of the relevant Parliamentary electorate data in January 2021, the Boundary Commission for England has now begun a new review of all Parliamentary constituencies in England.

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