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February 25, 2022

Silver jubilee celebration for parish priest

A vicar in the Moorlands has been celebrating 25 years of priesthood. On Tuesday February 15, Father Eric Kemball, Parish Priest at St Giles Catholic Church in Cheadle, marked 25 years since his Ordination to the Sacred Priesthood.

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February 25, 2022

Children clean up for mental wellbeing

Youngsters at a Moorlands school have been litter picking as part of raising awareness about children’s mental health. The Year Four children at Cheadle Primary School gathered a large amount of litter in and around The Avenue site for the recent national initiative Children’s Mental Health Week.

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February 17, 2022

Group clarifies stance after online pushback

A community group has re-clarified its intentions regarding a prominent Cheadle high street building after “misunderstanding” had led to questions over its motivations. Friends of the Royal Oak is currently fundraising for £950 which will allow them to access a £14,000 Architectural Heritage Fund grant to be put towards the acquisition of the former pub Royal Oak with a vision of making it into a community asset.

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February 17, 2022

Council opposes footpath ‘deletion’

Community leaders have stated they do not want a “well-used” footpath in their area to be deleted from a footpath register. Cheadle Town Council has stated that it opposes the proposal to ‘delete’ a much-used footpath from an important register.

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February 10, 2022

Police answer residents’ pressing questions

Members of Staffordshire Police held a question and answer session on social media last week to respond to concerns of residents in and around Cheadle. Hosted by Cheadle Town Councillor Jamie Evans, the exchange was broadcast live on Facebook on Tuesday (February 1).

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February 10, 2022

Grave robbed of tributes

The grave of a teenager who died in 2013 has been robbed of personal tributes, decorations and ornaments, leaving his family devastated. Greg Bradshaw tragically passed away following a road traffic collision in 2013 aged just 14.

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February 4, 2022

New local policing model announced

A police chief has announced plans to introduce a new local policing model for the county of Staffordshire. Within the plans, which have been revealed by Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Chris Noble, a Staffordshire Moorlands town is set to become one of ten ‘Local Policing Areas.’

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January 27, 2022

Got any unwanted presents to donate?

An emergency medical group in the Moorlands is asking for donations of unwanted gifts and presents as part of an initiative that they hope will help them finance their good work. Fulford and District First Responders have appealed for items that may have missed the mark for someone’s birthday, Christmas or any other celebratory occasion.

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January 27, 2022

Service helps clients write off almost £150,000 of debt

A community advice service has aided its clients in writing off £148,466 worth of debt in 2020/21, as well as helping in other monetary areas too. Cheadle Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) were forced to switch to an entirely digital service overnight in the wake of the pandemic.

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January 20, 2022

“He was one in a million”

The son of a popular Moorlands community figure has paid tribute to his father after he sadly passed away last month. Roy Colclough passed away on December 21, aged 80, after a lifetime of dedication to the area.

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January 20, 2022

Tribute to a much-loved community stalwart

TRIBUTES have been paid to a Moorlands community stalwart who sadly passed away aged 88 last month. Brenda Stubbs tragically died after a fire in her home in Alton on Friday, December 10. Here her long-term friend Chris Mellor pays tribute to Brenda:

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January 13, 2022

Fundraising launched for community project

A community group that wishes to transform a historical high street building in Cheadle is asking for donations to help it in its next phase of potential progress. Friends of the Royal Oak recently outlined its vision to revamp its Grade II Listed namesake.

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