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May 26, 2022

Schools raise £16,500 for aid appeal

Schools have collectively raised £16,500 to help those affected by war-torn Ukraine. A multitude of fund-raising activities have been carried out across the two high and 13 primary schools who are all part of The Painsley Catholic Academy.

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May 26, 2022

Tributes paid to ‘kind and caring’ Ryan

Family and friends have paid tribute to a young man who died following a collision in Cheshire. Ryan Watson was originally from Cheadle, but had recently moved to Rode Heath in Cheshire. He died on Friday, May 6 at the age of just 24.

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May 19, 2022

Volunteer appeal to bring back speed watch

An appeal is being made for volunteers to help bring back a community speed watch initiative to a Moorlands town. Cheadle Town Council is aiming to get such a scheme back up and running in order to: “make our roads and town safer.”

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May 19, 2022

Second year for town mayor

A civic leader has been elected to the same role for a second year running. Councillor Sue Walley, who has served as Cheadle Town Mayor for the last 12 months, has been elected by fellow town councillors to serve as mayor for a second year.

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May 12, 2022

Bevy of brides left in tears

A Cheadle business that aimed to ‘help ladies find their dream gown’ has left a trail of disappointed brides in its wake. Alisha Jade Bridal in High Street Cheadle, closed without warning, leaving at least 10 brides-to-be without dresses and accessories.

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May 12, 2022

Tributes to ‘consummate newsman’ Kevin

A newspaper editor who started his career in the Staffordshire Moorlands, has died after a short illness. Father of two, Kevin Booth, 64, from Waterfall, passed away in hospital on May 1.

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May 12, 2022

New leader voted on for council

A new leader of a district council has been voted in – after the former was voted out by fellow councillors. Last week’s Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Annual Meeting of the Full Council saw a motion put forward to “remove the current leader of the council (councillor Sybil Ralphs) from post.”

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May 6, 2022

“Why should they have to collect others?”

A dog walker in the Moorlands is calling for fellow pooch owners to not leave filled poo bags laying around the countryside. Brenda Jackson has contacted the Times & Echo with her concerns about the littering – in particular along the Oakamoor Old Churnet railway track and Dimmingsdale areas.

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May 6, 2022

High street closure will now go ahead

A high street in the Moorlands is set to be closed fully to traffic in order for Jubilee celebrations to take place. Last month, we reported that Cheadle Town Council had opted not to spend any of the council’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee budget on applying and arranging for a full road closure for the High Street celebrations. Costs which had been stated then as totalling £1,425.

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April 28, 2022

Long service recognition for Nigel

A grounds maintenance team member in the Moorlands has been recognised for his long service. Nigel Clarke has served the Cheadle community in this role for over 25 years, and is a popular and much respected member of the team.

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April 28, 2022

Do you have any evidence of bridge use?

A resident is calling for any help in his bid to have a canal added to the definitive map of public rights of way. Colin Jones, who lives in Uttoxeter, has contacted the Times & Echo to ask for a call out to any readers who may wish to help with his campaign concerning the weir bridge at Crumpwood, near Alton Towers.

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April 28, 2022

Rural development plan for towns

People, businesses, groups and organisations are all being urged to help finalise “how to get more from Staffordshire’s rural economy in the next decade.” After preliminary work with a wide range of bodies, Staffordshire County Council has published its draft Rural Economic Strategy for final comment.

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