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April 15, 2021

‘Closed doors’ finally opening for meetings

Meetings surrounding the future of a Moorlands town are finally going to be made public. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has formed a Stakeholder Panel to help support a Delivery Board which will be overseeing the development and delivery of a Cheadle Town Centre Project.

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April 15, 2021

Community pays tribute to HRH Prince Philip

Communities across the nation have been paying tribute to HRH Prince Philip who passed away last week. The Duke of Edinburgh died at Windsor Castle on Friday, April 9 at the age of 99.

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April 9, 2021

“Re-open road or more signage” state residents

Residents have aired concern over the length of time that their street has been temporary closed to traffic while waiting for works to be carried out surrounding a landslide which took place a year and a half ago.

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April 9, 2021

Dozens caught speeding and vehicles seized in the Moorlands

Speeding motorists, drivers using mobile phones, and trucks with insecure loads were among the offences dealt with by police officers during a recent safety operation in the Staffordshire Moorlands

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April 2, 2021

Control zones in place due to outbreak of bird flu

Temporary control zones on premises with birds have been put in place after a case of avian flu was identified near Cheadle. A commercial poultry business, based near Alton, is at the centre of a strict control zone with a 3km radius, which means any captive birds, including pets, must be isolated.

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April 1, 2021

Cost of temporary traffic lights confirmed

More than £38,000 has been spent on temporary traffic lights at a busy road junction in the Moorlands, while work has been carried out on deciphering what permanent road improvements are to be put in place. Temporary traffic lights were put in place at Freehay Crossroads, near Cheadle, in July 2018, after health and safety concerns were raised following a number of road traffic collisions at the junctions.

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March 25, 2021

Report sets out progress of town centre project

A report has been produced surrounding a town centre project in the Moorlands. The report, which was prepared for the latest Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) Service Delivery Overview & Scrutiny Panel meeting, outlines what progress has been made surrounding the district council’s aims of revitalising Cheadle town centre.

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March 25, 2021

“No one is going to stop us serving our community”

A post office in the Moorlands was ram raided at the weekend which left the shop front damaged. The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday (March 20) at Caverswall Post Office.

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March 18, 2021

“There’s a real passion to save the pub from development”

A questionnaire surrounding the possible future of a former pub in a Moorlands town has gone live online. The Friends of the Royal Oak have set up the consultation initiative to gage what the people of Cheadle would like to see happen to the High Street venue.

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March 18, 2021

Options workshop took place behind closed doors

A stakeholder panel, which is consulting on the future of Cheadle, has taken part in a workshop to look at alternative options for the Moorlands town. The workshop, which took place behind closed doors yesterday (Wednesday, March 17), was facilitated by The Consultation Institute.

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March 15, 2021

Businesses support lockdown charity raffle

A FAMILY from Uttoxeter have organised a raffle through social media after a charity fun day was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. And their fund-raising efforts have been backed by local businesses - despite many still being closed due to lockdown restrictions.

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March 11, 2021

Projects planned to spruce up Moorlands village

A parish council has announced a number of proposed projects centred around the heart of one of the villages it represents. The key project by Checkley Parish Council is the creation of an accessible footpath into Upper Tean’s recreation ground to allow villagers for the first time since it’s inception in Victorian times to enter and enjoy the green space on an all weather wheelchair friendly and safe riverside footpath.

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