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September 9, 2021

Community reassurance to continue at rec

A community reassurance programme which is proving to be a success at a town’s park is set to continue – at least for another month. The initiative, which is currently being funded and trialed by Cheadle Town Council, has seen lots of community engagement take place on the Tean Road Recreation Ground by youth worker Nicky Derrett and volunteer Annie Devereux who have been delivering the programme for the past eight weeks.

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September 9, 2021

Council vote to postpone park event

A community event set to take place on a town’s park this month has been postponed. A number of Cheadle Town councillors, with help from members of the community, had been working towards hosting a family fun event at Tean Road Recreation Grounds this coming weekend in conjunction with the last few days of this year’s Cheadle Wakes fun fair.

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September 2, 2021

Consultation over school travel scheme

A currently suspended scheme, which lets pupils not entitled to free school transport to take up spare seats on school buses, may not return. Staffordshire County Council has stated it will not reinstate the suspended Temporary Vacant Seat Scheme, which was halted during the pandemic, unless it is persuaded otherwise during the next six weeks.

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September 2, 2021

Concern after cemetery left in a “disgusting mess”

Concerns have been raised over the state of a Moorlands town’s cemetery after it has been mowed. Sarah Ratcliffe posted her concerns about Cheadle Cemetery on Facebook.

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August 26, 2021

Witness appeal after vandalism in village

Community leaders and the Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident of vandalism in a Moorlands village. A newly-erected fence surrounding community allotments and a recreation ground bin has been damaged in the village of Kingsley.

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August 26, 2021

Skate Trix competition postponed due to weather

A youth competition which was set to take place at the weekend in the Moorlands was postponed due to the wet weather at the weekend. The first ever Cheadle Skate Trix Tournament was set to take place at the Tean Road recreation Ground in Cheadle on Saturday (August 21) but the organisers, which included Cheadle Town Council in conjunction with teenager Lewis Hide, decided to cancel the event on safety grounds due to downpours of rain at the weekend.

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August 17, 2021

Praise for “Superhero” dog capture team

A dog owner has thanked all those who helped get her beloved pooch home after the canine had been missing for more than a month. Bella, who went missing from her home in Leek, was spotted at various locations across the Moorlands and East Staffordshire before she was finally found in Leigh and taken back home - 36 days after going missing.

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August 17, 2021

Let the Cheadle Park Trix games begin

Youngsters are being invited to get their skates on – or grab their skateboard, scooter or bike – to take part in a competition in the Moorlands this weekend. A ‘Cheadle Parks Trix’ competition will be taking place at the skate park in Tean Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle on Saturday (August 21).

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August 12, 2021

Parking survey for villagers

Villagers are being invited to take part in a survey surrounding parking issues in the area. It is hoped that the survey, by Kingsley Parish Council, will be able to help towards finding a solution to the area’s parking problems.

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August 12, 2021

Music and fun at the fair in town centre

A special event is being staged in a Moorlands town to “welcome back” shoppers to the high street after the numerous lockdowns the nation has had over the past 17 months. The community event is taking place this Saturday (August 14) in Cheadle town centre – including in the main Tape Street Car Park where there will be fun fair rides supplied by Warwick FunFairs; and there will also be live music and street venders (food and drink) in Greyhound Walk and the Market Square.

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August 5, 2021

The show will go on

An agricultural show is set to go ahead this summer. Following a cancelled show last year, due to the pandemic, the Manifold Show will be back at it’s regular venue of The Arbour, Castern Hall in Ilam, on Saturday, August 14.

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August 5, 2021

Petition for charity to take on rescue centre volunteers

A petition has been started by a Moorlands dog rescuer who feels that a national animal charity could benefit from more volunteers – in particular from local rescue centres. Adam Harvey, who runs Luosko German Shepherd Dog Rescue in Cheadle, has started the petition which is calling for rescue centre volunteers to be able to deputise for RSPCA officers in their absence.

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