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November 6, 2020

Remembrance events scaled down further due to lockdown

Some remembrance events in the Moorlands have now been cancelled due to the second national lockdown in England, while others have been scaled down. There had set to be small scale events – adhering to the rule of six – taking place in a number of places throughout the Moorlands, but now since the Government has announced a second lockdown as part of the nation's ongoing battle with coronavirus, a number of events have been cancelled – while others are still going ahead, adhering to revised Government guidelines.

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October 29, 2020

Cash boost for youth retreat centre at historic site

A trust which runs a youth retreat centre at a Moorlands heritage site has received a cash boost to help the organisation survive during the current pandemic. Alton Castle, part of The Kenelm Youth Trust, has received a “lifeline” grant from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

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October 29, 2020

Volunteers needed to help keep roads safe

Police in the Staffordshire Moorlands are appealing for volunteers to help keep the roads in the area safe. The call comes from Sergeant Andy Bland, of the Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team, who has provided an update on the local police force's efforts in keeping the roads safe across the district.

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October 22, 2020

Community leader calls for review of traffic calming measures in parish

A community leader is calling for a review of traffic calming measures along the road outside his house after he, and his wife, helped to clear up after a road traffic collision recently. The call comes from Checkley Parish councillor Keith Flunder after an incident which involved two vehicles along the A522 last week.

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October 22, 2020

Mum thanks ambulance service for saving her baby’s life

A Moorlands mum, and her baby, have been reunited with the ambulance crews who helped save the youngster's life earlier this year. West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) were called when Gemma Greensmith, who lives in Cheadle, went into labour outside of her home at just 26 weeks back in February.

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October 16, 2020

Guild Hall roof project has lift off

A project to renovate the roof of a community building has begun but more funds are needed to complete the “ambitious, but necessary” project. Almost two years ago plans were drawn up to embark on a major project to remove the original tiles from the Guild Hall roof in Cheadle and to replace them with a new, modern and energy efficient product. On Monday, those plans will begin to come to fruition as work is set to start on the renovation of the Guild Hall’s roof.

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October 8, 2020

Tribute to a much-valued community stalwart

Tribute has been paid to a founder first responder who was proud to live in the Moorlands. William (Bill) Anthony Allen died peacefully at his home in Cotton, on Sunday, August 30, surrounded by his loving family. Bill, aged 80 years, was a devoted and adored husband, dad, father in law, grandad, great grandad, brother in law, uncle and friend to many.

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October 1, 2020

Retirement farewell to Pat and Sue

Two staff members at a town's vets have recently retired after many years of services between them. Sue Brandrick and Pat Walker have both recently retired from working for many years at Lime Tree Vets.

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October 1, 2020

Have you seen Sox?

Volunteers at Cheadle Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) have been helping a cat owner search for her pet, after he went missing while she was on holiday. Doreen Venn from Leek adopted Sox from CAWS several years ago and has been searching villages and fields for him since returning from holiday on September 11.

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September 24, 2020

“Only flush the three P’s” plea by community group

A volunteer group has been out and about cleaning up their community. And the Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool are appealing to residents to only “flush the three P's” after discovering a clogged up combined sewer overflow in their area.

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September 24, 2020

No community festive extravaganza for town

A town's annual illuminating celebration has been cancelled due to the nation’s ongoing battle with coronavirus. Team Cheadle, which organises the Moorlands town’s Victorian Christmas event – during which the town’s Christmas lights are usually switched on, has recently announced that it has made the decision to cancel this year’s extravaganza.

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September 22, 2020

Campaign sparks call to ‘recycle more’

Households across East Staffordshire are being urged to recycle more as part of a nationwide awareness campaign. Residents in the borough produce over 46,000 tonnes of waste each year. Now, East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) is encouraging householders to ensure waste is recycled in the correct way.

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