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October 22, 2020

“Nothing is set in stone” states council leader

A community leader has vowed that possible options for major changes in a Moorlands town which have been described in a council report are “not set in stone.” The Leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) councillor Sybil Ralphs attended the virtual meeting of Cheadle Town Council on Monday evening after being invited following the SMDC Cabinet’s decision to establishment of a 'Town Centre Delivery Board' and a 'Stakeholder Panel' which are set to work to improve the town of Cheadle.

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October 22, 2020

Castle plans up for council decision

Plans to fund the conservation of a Grade I Listed castle by ploughing revenue from running it as a hotel into essential repairs have stalled. Entrepreneur Robin MacDonald and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council are stuck at an ‘impasse’ after receivers failed to complete a Unilateral Undertaking that would guarantee investment in protecting Caverswall Castle.

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October 16, 2020

Schools unite for charity bike ride

Representatives from seven schools within The Painsley Catholic Academy (North) cycled 35 miles on Friday (October 9) to raise money for the global charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. The two groups of five cyclists began their journey at St Mary’s Catholic Academy in Leek and then stopped off at each member school on the route to the final destination, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school in Uttoxeter.

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October 16, 2020

Feasibility study for pedestrian bridge on busy road

A community leader is stumping up his share of a council community fund to pay for a feasibility study for a potential pedestrian bridge along a busy road. Cheadle councillor Gary Bentley has told the Times & Echo that he is putting forward a total of £620 in funding to help pay for a feasibility study to look into the possibility of having a pedestrian bridge to help people to safely walk along the A521 in The Green area of Cheadle.

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October 16, 2020

Guild Hall roof project has lift off

A project to renovate the roof of a community building has begun but more funds are needed to complete the “ambitious, but necessary” project. Almost two years ago plans were drawn up to embark on a major project to remove the original tiles from the Guild Hall roof in Cheadle and to replace them with a new, modern and energy efficient product.

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October 8, 2020

Thumbs up signs get thumbs down from residents

Two signs on a housing development site in the Moorlands have been seen as offensive by residents. The two 'thumbs up' signs, which Keepmoat Homes have stated were put up for health and safety reasons, had been placed at the housing development off Thorley Drive in Cheadle.

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October 8, 2020

“This is hope for the town of Cheadle”

A council cabinet has approved proposals for the establishment of a 'Town Centre Delivery Board' and a 'Stakeholder Panel' which are set to work to improve a Moorlands town centre. The formation of the new organisations within Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Cabinet (SMDC) are set to see some possible major changes to Cheadle town centre – including the possibility of a community hub in Tape Street car park, and residential development at Royal Walk and at the site of the existing South Moorlands Leisure Centre, to name but a few possibilities which have been set out in a report to SMDC.

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October 1, 2020

Revamp on the cards for play area

An open space management company has vowed it will be revamping a play area in the Moorlands after concerns have been raised about the state of the site. The announcement comes from GEL after concerns had been raised by residents about the state of the play area in Coleridge Drive in Cheadle which GEL manages.

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October 1, 2020

Digger focus for Matthew’s children’s book

A Moorlands man has conquered dyslexia and penned a children's book. Matthew Wroe has conquered his dyslexia and swapped numbers for words by writing a book in aid of his favourite charities. The intrepid accountant, who is Assistant Financial Controller at JCB, has raised more than £25,000 for good causes over the last decade by taking part in endurance events – even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

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September 24, 2020

Green light for two farm planning applications

Two planning applications in the Moorlands, which had both been recommenced for refusal by council officers, have been given the green light. A paintball business is to be replaced by five holiday cabins on land at Broad Oak Farm in Kingsley after the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) planning committee passed an application for change of use at its virtual meeting last Thursday (September 17).

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September 24, 2020

Police investigating “unexplained” death

Police are investigating the 'sudden death' of a woman in the Moorlands. The body of a 37-year-old woman was found at an address in Cheadle Road, Upper Tean on Saturday (September 19) morning.

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September 22, 2020

Consultation for new Masterplan ends next week

A CONSULTATION on a Masterplan for the future of Uttoxeter will end in one week. The survey seeks to garner the ‘concerns and aspirations’ of people living and working in the town. The consultation will run until 5pm on Wednesday, September 30.

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