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February 25, 2022

Watercraft death investigation concluded

The findings of an investigation looking into the failings that led to the death of a Cheadle woman following a watercraft collision have been released. Jane Walker, 52, sustained fatal injuries after a high speed crash between a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) - on which she was a passenger - and a jet ski in North Wales in August 2020.

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February 17, 2022

Moorlands man climbs the world

Most people who live in and around the Moorlands have heard about their internationally acclaimed author, photographer and explorer Levison Wood, having often viewed his numerous exploits on television. What they may not know however, is that his younger brother by two years Peter, aged 37, who now lives in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, is equally just as adventurous.

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February 17, 2022

Community rally around for chapel

Members of a village community have been rallying around to show their support in a much-loved chapel which is set to go up for sale. The ‘Kingsley Holt Centre’ group, and other supporters, gathered outside the Kingsley Holt Methodist Chapel on Saturday (February 12) in a bid to gain further support for their aim of acquiring the building which the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit is set to put up for sale very soon.

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February 10, 2022

Giant fibreglass duck set for Cheadle

A community culture project that is taking place across Stoke-on-Trent will see the installation of a giant duck in Cheadle. The Duck About Town initiative is set to see 25 pieces of such artwork made in total, designed in ways that pay tribute to icons of the area.

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February 10, 2022

Speed reduction for much-used road

A frequently used road in the Moorlands is set for an extended speed limit reduction. Ashbourne Road in Cheadle is used by commuters every day and soon they could be required to limit their speed to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of the road.

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February 4, 2022

Waving the flag for customer choice

A building society has stated that it is proud to confirm their “long-term commitment to offering Cheadle residents a local branch to manage their accounts and an inviting and supportive place to discuss our full range of essential savings, mortgages, insurance and financial planning services with our friendly and helpful team.”

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February 4, 2022

Stolen car fundraiser reaches target

A fund-raising page set up to raise money for a community member who had his car stolen has surpassed its target goal of £500. Mat Cartwright, landlord of the Butchers Arms in Forsbrook, set up a Just Giving page for Jack Alcock who had his motor taken after a break in at the pub saw his keys from behind the bar stolen by thieves.

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January 27, 2022

Fly-tipped rubbish was cannabis waste

Police have confirmed that a large pile of rubbish bags which were dumped in the Moorlands recently included the remains of a cannabis growing operation. Last week we ran a report about and a photo of the offending fly-tipped rubbish which had been found on the grass verge next to a road in Winnothdale between Freehay and Great Gate, near Cheadle last week.

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January 27, 2022

Housing association may build 21 homes in Cheadle

A housing association says it is still “exploring the option” of constructing 21 new builds on Well Street in Cheadle. Your Housing Group (YHG) owns the specified land at Lightwood – subject to treasury and board approval – and could build the housing units if deemed suitable.

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January 20, 2022

Honorary plaque for former firefighter

An ex-firefighter has been given an honorary plaque and badge from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue service upon turning 90 last week. Jack Allen was presented with a special certificate, card and veteran’s badge on his birthday last Tuesday (January 11) by Chief Fire Officer Rob Barber at Jack’s home in Cheadle.

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January 20, 2022

Could you be a dog foster carer?

An animal welfare society in the Moorlands is appealing for people to become dog foster carers. The call is being made by the long-standing charity of Cheadle Animal Welfare Society.

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January 13, 2022

Pastures new for much-loved Rev Nicky

A hugely adored church leader is set to give her final goodbyes later this month as she moves onto a new venture after three-and-a-half years in the role. Reverend Nicky Grey of The Parish Church of St Giles the Abbot Cheadle with Freehay has been a pillar of hope and security in the community since 2018.

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