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January 21, 2021

“We’ve got to work together to fight this”

A taxi firm in the Moorlands has been providing free transport to vaccine appointments for elderly residents. Cheadle Link Taxis, based in Tape Street, which is part of Leek Link Taxis, is offering free journeys to vaccination centres for the elderly in both towns.

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January 14, 2021

Community venue roof project makes progress

A project to repair the roof of a much-valued community venue is making good progress. The Guild Hall in Tape Street, Cheadle is currently having works carried out to revamp the building's roof.

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January 14, 2021

“He had a heart as big as the world”

A kind-hearted Moorlander has suddenly passed away at the age of 67. Leslie Kirkland, who lived in Oakamoor, sadly passed away on Friday (January 8).

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January 7, 2021

Socially distanced cheque presentation at hall

An official cheque presentation has taken place at a Moorlands community venue. The social-distancing event took place, before the current tighter Government restrictions came into force, at Foxt Village Hall. We reported in September that the ‘Foxt foSTering friendship 2020' project to carry out a range of improvements at the village hall, which had been made possible thanks to funding from Severn Trent Water Company, had been completed.

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January 7, 2021

Cash boost for Friends group

A friends group which is hoping to turn a town centre building into a community hub, has received a cash boost. Cheadle Town Council has agreed to donate £500 to the Friends of the Royal Oak.

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January 2, 2021

Putting their best feet forward for charity

A team from a Moorlands pub have raised £600 for charity after completing an energetic challenge. Danni Molloy, who runs the Blacksmiths Arms in Kingsley, was joined by Laura and Debbie, and two pooch pals, in a self-set challenge to walk more than 100 miles each during the recent second national lockdown.

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December 31, 2020

Share memories and donations for community venue

A Zumba instructor is appealing for memories from the community of their time at a much-valued venue where she normally holds her classes. Maura Frith is making the appeal as part if a fund-raising drive to help pay towards the cost of repairing the roof of the Guild Hall in tape Street, Cheadle.

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December 31, 2020

“Community has been amazingly generous”

Students at a village school have been spreading festive cheer within their community. In the season of Advent, students in Year 7 at Blythe Bridge High School & Sixth Form have taken the Christmas tradition of gift giving and reversed it this year.

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December 23, 2020

JCB employee hailed a hero for saving motorcyclist’s life

A Moorlands man has praised a JCB worker for saving his life. JCB assembly line employee Heath Nix has been hailed as a hero after saving the life of Steve Read who was involved in a road traffic collision.

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December 23, 2020

Thanks for supporting town’s foodbank

A supermarket and a dentist have both been thanked by a charity for their recent donations. Morrisons supermarket in Cheadle has been supporting Cheadle and District Foodbank from the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown.

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December 18, 2020

“We have lost one of Cheadle’s true characters”

Tribute has been paid to a much-loved character in the Moorlands. David William Byatt, who was known as Sam, sadly passed away at the age of 55, on December 1, at his home in Cheadle.

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December 18, 2020

Spreading festive cheer throughout the town

A recently launched new community initiative has been a resounding success. The Cheadle Toy Bank Appeal was set up by Cheadle councillors Jamie Evans and Liz Whitehouse in October to helpmake sure vulnerable children in the area have a good Christmas this year.

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