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February 25, 2021

Domino’s is coming to town – if planning permission is granted

A former public house in the Moorlands is set to become a Domino’s Pizza takeaway – if change of use for the site is given the go ahead. A planning application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the “change of use from former public house to hot food takeaway, installation of extraction/plant equipment and other external alterations” at the former Alton Castle in Tape Street, Cheadle.

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February 25, 2021

Permanent lights set for crossroads

A busy crossroads in the Moorlands is set to have permanent traffic lights installed by the end of the year. There has been on-going concern about the safety of Freehay Crossroads in Cheadle with many campaigning for improved road safety measures to be put in place.

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February 18, 2021

Town cemetery set for extension

A town's cemetery is set for expansion – if planning permission is given the go ahead. Cheadle Town Council has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the proposed extension to the town’s cemetery in Park Lane, Cheadle.

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February 18, 2021

Chat message blunder during online meeting

A Moorlands town council has become the latest ‘victim’ of digital blunders in the ever increasing online video meeting world. Since the first Covid-19 lockdown last March, councils and other official organisations across the nation, and the rest of the world, have turned to carrying out meetings on the world wide web as the pandemic continues to put paid to meeting up in person.

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February 11, 2021

Working groups set up to consult about future of town

Working groups have been set up to consult with people over the future development of a Moorlands town. Cheadle Town Mayor, councillor Ian Plant, is the chairman of the Cheadle Town Centre Project Stakeholder Panel. The panel has been set up by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to support a Cheadle Town Centre Delivery Board which will oversee development and delivery of Cheadle town centre projects including options appraisal for the emerging Cheadle town centre Masterplan and the High Streets Task Force programme of activity.

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February 11, 2021

No bi-election for vacant councillor positions

Last week we reported that Cheadle Town Council had agreed to defer advertising for the co-option of two casual vacancies which have become available on their council. One position in Cheadle North East Ward became vacant following the passing of councillor Ian Whitehouse, who sadly passed away on November 30; while the vacancy in the Cheadle South East Ward became available when former councillor Peter Elkin decided to step down to retire in December.

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February 11, 2021

Parking review for district

Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on parking across the Staffordshire Moorlands. The invitation for views to be expressed has been made by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) as the authority, which has responsibility for many car parks across the district including a number in Cheadle, is currently reviewing its parking strategy.

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February 3, 2021

Request for meetings to be made public

A town council has agreed to request that meetings surrounding the future of their town are made public. The Cheadle Town Centre Projects Stakeholder Panel met for the first time last Monday (January 25) to discuss the way forward regarding consulting about the future development of the Moorlands town.

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February 3, 2021

Co-option to fill vacancies at council deferred

Community leaders have decided to not yet advertise for casual vacancies which have become available on their council. The decision to defer the co-opting of two casual vacancies on the Cheadle Town Council was made at the council's virtual meeting on Monday (February 1).

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January 28, 2021

Fancy being a councillor in Cheadle?

Two ‘casual vacancies’ are currently available within a district council. The two councillor roles, which are both for wards within Cheadle, are being ‘advertised’ through notices on the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council website.

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January 28, 2021

Call-in on disabled facilities funding for leisure centre

A council decision to go ahead and spend £25,000 on improving disabled facilities at a Moorlands leisure centre has been ‘called-in’ by community leaders. Earlier this month Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, councillor Mike Bowen, approved – through a ‘delegated decision’ - a proposal to spend £25,000 to help provide a special facility to allow disabled users to access and use the facilities at South Moorlands Leisure Centre in Cheadle.

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January 21, 2021

Plans to tackle climate change for town

Eco clubs at schools, community orchards and electric car charging points are all on the cards for Cheadle. This is what councillors during Cheadle Town Council’s virtual meeting on Monday were told by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Biodiversity, councillor Joe Porter.

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