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August 6, 2020

Community library to re-open its doors

A town library is set to be re-opened next week – following temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cheadle Library, which became community managed last Summer, is set to re-open it's doors on Monday (August 10).

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July 29, 2020

Rain does not dampen litter-picking spirit

A band of volunteers have been out and about keeping their community clean and tidy – despite the wet weather of late. The Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool carried out their latest litter pick on Monday (July 27) and filled eight bags with rubbish.

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July 29, 2020

Council looks at asset funding

A specialist in grant funding is set to help Forsbrook Parish Council extend and refurbish sports changing rooms in Blythe Bridge. The changing rooms are set to be deep cleaned – at a cost of £350 – but will then remain closed to players because of the coronavirus.

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July 24, 2020

Funding withdrawn for cancelled event

A town council has made a u-turn on awarding an annual grant to a volunteer committee after a community event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cheadle Town Council had set to, alike to past years, donate £5,000 to the Cheadle Carnival Committee to help offset the costs of putting on the community extravaganza.

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July 16, 2020

No bunting for town centre

A town council has agreed not to purchase any bunting for its town centre after the proposal was put forward by one of its members. Cheadle town councillor Jamie Evans put forward the idea of decorating the Moorlands town’s High Street at the recent virtual meeting of Cheadle Town Council.

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July 16, 2020

Happy campers with new footpath

Campers who are visiting a site in the Moorlands will not only be happy that they are able to do so once again, but also because there's a new footpath which will save them from “dicing with their lives.” A new footpath has been constructed along the road outside Hales Hall Caravan and Camping Park in Cheadle to make it safer for campers to walk into town.

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July 9, 2020

“Over the years we fundraised for more minibuses”

Last week, in our ‘Images of Yesteryear’ feature, we printed this picture which had been kindly shared with us by reader Jessie Collier. Jessie told us that she believed it to have been taken when Homelink had a new bus. Helen Wainwright, founder and former of Manager of Moorlands Home Link, has since got in touch with us to tell us all about the vehicle.

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July 9, 2020

Para-athlete to cover 100 miles in a month for the NHS

A para-athlete from the Staffordshire Moorlands is covering 100 miles across the month of July to raise funds for the NHS as it continues to battle the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Tennis player and shot-putter Gavin Yarwood is aiming to raise £1,000 for the service that has aided him during his lifetime.

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July 2, 2020

Small screen appearance for Moorlands sculptor

A sculptor from the Moorlands is set to appear on the small screen this month. Artist Anthony Hammond is due to appear on our television screens over the next few weeks in a new arts program to be aired on BBC One.

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July 2, 2020

Fund-raising for life-saving equipment restarts

A campaign to raise funds for ten defibrillators for a Moorlands town has been restarted. Cheadle councillor Elizabeth Whitehouse is working with Stone-based AEDdonate to install ten public access defibrillators across the Moorlands town of Cheadle.

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June 26, 2020

Popular Moorlands theme park to re-open on July 4

Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement of further easing of restrictions during the coronavirus situation, Alton Towers has confirmed that it will be re-opening its theme park as of July 4. The announcement follows the successful opening of the Alton Towers Gardens on June 6 and is in line with the UK Government’s latest guidance on the reopening of visitor attractions and hospitality businesses.

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June 26, 2020

‘The Living Years’ of a ‘Great Man’

Tributes have been paid to a 'great man' who has sadly passed away. Former long-serving employee of Bolton's, Rod Cotterill, of Cheadle, passed away on April 12.

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