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January 13, 2022

Double yellow lines set for village street

A road that has been of particular concern to community leaders in relation to parking and driving safety is set for double yellow lines. Holt Lane between Kingsley Holt and Kingsley has seen significant traffic on weekdays with parents dropping off and picking up their children who attend St Werburgh’s Primary School.

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January 13, 2022

“A great loss to the town”

Tributes have been paid to a long-standing Moorlands councillor who sadly passed away last week. Councillor Richard Alcock, who has stood on both Cheadle Town Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for more than three decades, passed away at his home in Cheadle on Friday (January 7).

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January 6, 2022

“The noise in the house is getting worse”

A village resident has raised concerns over the speed of traffic on a busy Moorlands high street, expressing worries over the safety of pedestrians. Veronica Griffiths has told the Times and Echo that she is unhappy with vehicle behaviour along Tean high street.

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January 6, 2022

Lots of New Year’s Honours recipients across Staffordshire

An olympic champion and community heroes are among the Staffordshire residents recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her New Year Honours. Other honours have been awarded to members of the health and nursing professions, and for work in social care and economic regeneration.

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December 30, 2021

First glimpse of how new shop will look

Graphics depicting the proposed appearance of a new Co-operative store that is due to be built on a Moorlands high street have been released. Applicants SEP Properties Limited were granted planning permission by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to transform the Blacks Head Inn pub into the shop in 2020.

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December 30, 2021

Toy bank appeal says “thank you”

Community leaders who fronted the Cheadle Toy Bank appeal for Christmas 2021 have sent a big thank you to everyone who donated items and helped wrap presents this year. Cheadle Town councillors Jamie Evans and Elizabeth Whitehouse, who organise the initiative, have praised the way residents from all around the area responded to the appeal, which led to hundreds of items being delivered to low-income and disadvantaged families this festive season.

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December 23, 2021

“Intention was always to retain a leisure centre”

A council has clarified its stance on leisure facilities in Cheadle as it continues planning the town’s regeneration. Robert Wilks, lead for leisure at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), spoke to community leaders at a Cheadle Stakeholder Panel meeting last Wednesday (December 15) as councillors and group members met with SMDC officers over the progression of proposals.

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December 23, 2021

Charging hours and car parking fees to increase

Draft plans regarding changes in the way Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC)-owned car parks are run have been outlined. Community leaders on the Cheadle Stakeholders Panel met with SMDC officers via online link last Wednesday (December 15) to hear the latest on SMDC’s regeneration plans for the town.

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December 16, 2021

“Gift guide is a total waste of money”

Concern has been raised over the production of a ‘Gift Guide’ for the Staffordshire Moorlands. Last week, we revealed that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) had spent £17,000 on a ‘Gift Guide’ for the district – using some of its share of the Government’s ‘Welcome Back’ fund.

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December 16, 2021

Fatal house fire was accidental

A house fire at a Moorlands property, in which an elderly woman was tragically found deceased, was caused accidentally, Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service has confirmed. Firefighters were called to a blaze on Castle Hill Road in Alton at around 10.05am on Friday (December 10) with crews from Cheadle, Ipstones, Leek and Longton all attending the scene.

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December 10, 2021

Woman dies after house fire in the Moorlands

An elderly woman has sadly passed away after a house fire in the Moorlands. The incident happened this morning (Friday, December 10) in the village of Alton. An 88-year-woman was sadly found deceased at the property.

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December 10, 2021

Council set to refuse £5,000 carnival grant

Cheadle Town Council is set to refuse Cheadle Carnival’s community grant application request for £5,000 ahead of the new financial year in April. Councillors met at a committees meeting on Monday (December 6) to discuss its draft budget and grants for the next financial year.

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