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July 9, 2020

New lease of life inspires charity song for musician

A moorlands man whose lung function had at one point dropped to 29 per cent, has recorded a song about how he feels, having been given compassionate access to a life changing new cystic fibrosis (CF) drug. The song by Cheadle man Marc Cotterill called ‘Thousand Years’ has created a huge buzz online and particularly within the UK cystic fibrosis community, who have just received news that the NHS are to fund Kaftrio - a ground breaking, life-saving drug - following news of a deal with Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced on June 30.

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July 9, 2020

“Thank you to our loyal customers over the years”

A charity shop in the Moorlands has closed its doors on a permanent basis to the coronavirus situation. The Age UK charity shop at 59 High Street in Cheadle has closed and a note of thanks to its customers has been placed on the door by staff – who are facing redundancy.

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July 2, 2020

Road speed reduction consultation extended

A consultation surrounding a proposed speed reduction in a Moorlands village has been extended. It is being proposed by Staffordshire County Council to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on approaches to the proposed roundabout at the existing junction of Uttoxeter Road and Cresswell Road near Draycott-in-the-Moors.

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July 2, 2020

Residential care home for children gets green light

A former guesthouse in Cheadle is to be converted into a residential home for children. Plans for the change of use were debated by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s (SMDC) planning applications committee on Thursday (June 25). Halliwell Homes were given the green light to turn Park View Guest House in Mill Road, into a facility for children who have experienced the trauma of abuse and neglect, separation and loss.

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June 26, 2020

Councillor leaves Voice for Cheadle group

A town councillor has left the group he has been a member of since being elected a year ago. Councillor Jamie Evans, who was elected on to Cheadle Town Council as a member of Voice for Cheadle at last year’s local elections, has left the group.

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June 26, 2020

“Make your family link road safe”

Community leaders have stated that they are behind a campaign for speed awareness signage and enforcement along a busy road in the Moorlands. The ‘Kingsley Moor Locals’ have campaigned for some time for speed reduction along the A522 from Cheadle to Cellarhead road following a number of road traffic collisions – including one fatal.

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June 18, 2020

£87,090 fund for district to “re-open high streets safely”

Councils state that they are working together to help High Streets bounce back now that shops and businesses have started to re-open again after being shut for months due to the coronavirus situation.

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June 18, 2020

“It’s making a mess of the countryside”

Concerns have been raised about fly-tipping in the Moorlands countryside. The piles of rubbish - which include chairs, garden waste, a water butt, and parts of a toilet - have been found in the countryside outside Cheadle near Croxden Quarry.

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June 11, 2020

“Take your rubbish and bin it” says litter busting couple

A Moorlands couple have been out litter picking in their community and have also put out a social media message to ask people not to drop litter. Samuel Plimmer and Molly Camp, who live in Cheadle, went out walking their two dogs recently armed with bin bags and other litter picking apparatus after seeing how bad the litter issue had got along their favourite walking routes.

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June 11, 2020

Time to shop local again

As the Government easing of restrictions continues, Monday (June 15) is set to see the re-opening of non-essential retail shops and the community of Cheadle is keen for people to shop local.

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June 4, 2020

No council market despite Government go ahead

A local authority has not reopened it’s outdoor markets this week despite the Government’s easing of restrictions allowing such outdoor retail venues to re-open. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has confirmed that “a great deal of work is taking place” in order to get “necessary safety measures” arranged before their outdoor markets across the district will be re-opened.

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June 4, 2020

Community-owned planter stolen from town centre

A large town centre planter, which is used to help brighten up a Moorlands town with flowers, has been stolen. And the culprit(s) who took the barrel style planter from Town End in Cheadle not only stole the continuity-owned plastic tub but also emptied out all the soil onto the the area where it had stood. The planter had been purchased by volunteer group Cheadle in Bloom some years ago, along with many others which are situated across the town centre and are planted out each year to bring floral joy to the Moorlands town.

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