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May 5, 2021

“I feel so proud to be part of such a caring community”

A community project has been re-opened due to demand. The Werrington Food Support Project was the brainchild of village resident Sue Brownsword who had closed the initiative down after the easing of lockdown began, but then re-opened again after more demand came forward.

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May 5, 2021

“We need someone devoted to promoting our town”

A town council has agreed to look into the possibility of re-introducing the role of a town centre co-ordinator to help promote a Moorlands town. In 2003, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council employed a separate town centre coordinator for each of it’s three towns – Cheadle, Leek, and Biddulph. However, all three roles were scrapped in 2010.

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April 29, 2021

Street named after father and son duo

A father and son duo have been pleasantly surprised after discovering that a street in their community has been named after them. One of the streets within the Modwen Homes Blythe Field development in the Moorlands has been named Levison Street – after both Levison Wood Snr and Levison Wood Jnr.

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April 29, 2021

Town spruced up with bunting and flags

A Moorlands town centre is back open for business – and with new welcoming décor. Bunting and flags have been put up along the High Street in Cheadle in an initiative to bring more visitors to the Moorlands town.

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April 22, 2021

Do you fancy a new chapter of volunteering?

A community run library in the Moorlands is appealing for more volunteers, in order to increase the opening hours, now shelf browsing and PC usage has resumed. And to help the appeal by Cheadle’s Community Library, some of its current volunteers have told us why they love volunteering at the community facility.

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April 22, 2021

Bus company first to launch Covid safe bus fogging system

A bus company, which operates in the Moorlands and East Staffordshire, is the first in the UK to introduce a Covid safe bus fogging system which is set to make public transport safe for passengers. D&G Bus, which has a fleet of 169 buses and operates across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester and Wrexham, has been trialling an automatic system that sanitises a whole bus in minutes.

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April 16, 2021

Eva smashes fundraising target

A young Moorlands girl has completed an energetic challenge for charity. Seven-year-old Eva Maguire, from Cheadle, had decided to carry out a 20 minute workout everyday during Lent - all in aid of the Donna Louise Hospice.

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April 15, 2021

Resident warns of scam calls

A Moorlands woman is warning residents of telephone scam calls. Joan Brindley, who lives in Forsbrook, has contacted the Times & Echo after receiving, what she believes to have been, a scam telephone call.

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April 9, 2021

Commemorative trees for community

A number of commemorative trees have been planted within a Moorlands parish. Members of Checkley Parish Council have been out with their spades planting trees in the villages of Upper Tean, Lower Tean, Checkley, Hollington and Fole.

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April 9, 2021

New orders set to ban barbecues and more on council land

A council is set to approve new orders surrounding wildfires in public open spaces. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has drawn up a new Public Spaces Protection Order (wildfires) 2021 order which is set to be decided upon through 'Cabinet Delegated Decisions' by SMDC cabinet portfolio holder for communities councillor Mike Bowen.

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April 2, 2021

Creative piece takes inspiration from the natural world

A new creative installation has been unveiled in a Moorlands village. The ‘And The World Changed’ piece of art has been put in place in Tean.

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April 2, 2021

‘Welcome Back’ cash set to help re-open high streets

The Government is set to hand out cash to be used in the three Moorlands town, including Cheadle, to ‘welcome back’ customers to its high streets. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is set to receive £87,090 of the funding which is aimed at “helping local high streets reopen and attract shoppers and tourists."

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