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June 17, 2021

Back out sprucing up their community

Members of a community group are back out helping to spruce up the area in which they live. And the Friends of Cecilly Brook have been joined by youngsters from Bishop Rawle CE Primary School in their community effort to keep Cheadle tidy.

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June 17, 2021

Solar farm on the cards for farmland

Solar panels could be set to cover more than 70 hectares of farmland next to the A50. No plans have yet been submitted for the solar farm in Upper Leigh, but pre-application advice has been sought from both East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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June 11, 2021

Inspiring teacher to take on Mont Blanc

A teacher from the Moorlands is set to embark on an expedition to the highest mountain in the Alps. Lyam Atterbury, who lives in Cheadle, will be taking on the Mont Blanc challenge next year, all in aid of inspiring his school children, as well as raising cash for two charities.

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June 11, 2021

Concerns over ‘vibrating’ houses due to development works

Concerns have been raised of houses in Cheadle which have been ‘vibrating’ due to works being carried out at a nearby housing development. Housing developer Bellway is currently constructing houses at the former JCB site in Cheadle, called Cecilly Mills.

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June 3, 2021

What has happened to this piece of Tean’s history?

For our latest Tales from Yesteryear feature, Tean resident Ivy Willetts-Brunt talks about an unusual and “barbaric” piece of history in the Moorlands.

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June 3, 2021

Multiple arrests during ‘County Lines’ week

A total of 19 arrests were made and two people safeguarded during a busy week of ‘County Lines’ action for Staffordshire Police recently. The force has stated that officers arrested 15 men and one woman, as well as three boys, on suspicion of drugs offences.

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May 27, 2021

Volunteer appeal at town’s foodbank

A Moorlands town’s foodbank is appealing for volunteers. Cheadle Foodbank is appealing for volunteers to join their volunteer committee.

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May 27, 2021

“He was a great man and he’ll leave a big hole in our lives”

Tributes have been paid to community stalwart Pat McGarry who passed away peacefully on Friday (May 21), aged 90. Pat was well known for running a shop in Tean for many years, continuing a family tradition of there being other McGarrys’ shop in the area.

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May 20, 2021

“A smaller pool would be a backward step for the town”

A sports coach has aired his views about possible changes to a town’s leisure centre. Head Coach of Cheadle & District Swimming Club, Andrew Stone, has written a letter to Cheadle Town Council updating councillors on the club’s current situation, as well as his thoughts on how the future proposals for the South Moorlands Leisure Centre may affect the club.

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May 20, 2021

Fancy being part of a Victorian calendar?

An appeal is being made for people to dress up in Victorian costume for a new calendar. The appeal has been made by James Woolley, who lives in Kingsley, and who is aiming to produce a calender with any profits being given to charity.

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May 13, 2021

Fundraising duo hit £3,200 for charity

Two widows in the Moorlands have raised more than £3,000 for charity in memory of their husbands. Jo Upton and Mel Avery, who both live in Cheadle, recently completed a ‘March Walkathon’ in aid of both the Douglas Macmillan Hospice and the Midlands Air Ambulance.

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May 13, 2021

New signs to encourage road safety

Pupils at a primary school in Cheadle have been joined by a few new artificial school-mates to help to spread the message of safe parking outside their gates. Bishop Rawle CE Primary, which is part of The Moorlands Primary Federation (a Multi-Academy Trust of five local primary schools), recently welcomed five new members to school, in the form of signs featuring two children, a giraffe, a lion and an elephant.

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