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December 5, 2019

A BRIDAL business has celebrated its second anniversary with an awards win.

The Bridal Rooms in Carter Street, Uttoxeter, was named Best bridal Boutique at the fourth English Wedding Awards West Midlands. The awards were presented at a glitzy ceremony on November 26 - the same day that the business marked two years under the ownership of Gayle Carr-Willis. Gayle attended the ceremony with her mother, Cath Carr, who helps in the boutique.

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December 5, 2019

TOWN CEMETERY SET FOR EXPANSION

A TOWN council in the Moorlands is planning to extend a cemetery due to the decreasing amount of space there currently is. Cheadle Town Council plan to increase the land available for burial at the cemetery located on Park Lane, enabling more families to lay their loved ones to rest in the town. The council bought additional land adjacent to the current site five years ago for this purpose, costing around £60,000.

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November 28, 2019

Asbestos “stockpiled and secured” at Uttoxeter site

HOUSING developers who have gained permission to build on land in Uttoxeter say they are aware of reports of asbestos on the site amid concerns from community members. David Wilson Homes Mercia gained permission to build 429 dwellings, a public open space, landscaping draining attenuation areas, access roads and associated works and the demotion of buildings at Hazelwalls Farm on Timber Lane earlier this year. However, several members of the community have raised concerns about safety of the site after photographing mounted heaps of soil segregated off by metal fences and warning signs.

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November 28, 2019

Community response post to shut

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has confirmed that a community response post in a Moorlands town is to close next year, citing financial viability as the reason. The trust stated that Cheadle's community response post, which is situated in Ashbourne Road, will shut by the end of March 2020 but it will turn the rapid response vehicle that is stationed in the town currently into a “double crewed ambulance.” Further to this, it said there are no plans to change the ambulance provision in Cheadle and the surrounding area.

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November 21, 2019

Hybrid planning application approved

STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has approved a hybrid planning application that asked for full permission to build 125 dwellings and access to a proposed primary school as well as outline permission to erect up to 135 dwellings and primary school. Applicants Persimmon Homes (North West) Limited had submitted these proposals which are in regards to land to the East of Froghall Road and North of Ayr Road, and Cheltenham Avenue, Cheadle. A hybrid planning application is one that seeks outline planning permission for one part and full planning permission for another part of the same site.

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November 21, 2019

Town council declare climate emergency

A TOWN council has declared a climate emergency with councillors agreeing that more needs to be done to quell the impact of climate change. Uttoxeter Town Council will also consider 20 'actions', provided by environmental organisation Friends Of The Earth for parish and town councils, when discussing decisions in it's different committees. These actions are split into three sections; 'Be a force for good', 'Demonstrate leadership through your own practical actions' and 'Use your powers wisely.'

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November 14, 2019

Racecourse director welcomes train changes

A RACECOURSE owner has welcomed changes that are planned to be made to train services by a rail company. East Midlands Railway said that alterations to the running of their Derby to Crewe line will be implemented – something that will impact Uttoxeter Railway Station which is synonymously important for visitors attending race days at Uttoxeter Racecourse, being only a few minutes walk from the sporting venue. A spokesperson for East Midlands Railway told the Times and Echo: “Over the next couple of months, we will be providing extra seats between Derby and Crewe on weekdays by introducing additional carriages allowing us to run longer trains.

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November 14, 2019

COUNCIL CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY AS MEETINGS RETURN TO CHAMBERS

A TOWN council will move back to its former home next week – just before celebrating it's 125th anniversary next month. Cheadle Town Council will get the keys to move back into the former council chambers, located on Leek Road, on Monday (November 18) as they hold their first council meeting at the venue since leaving five years ago. The building was sold some years ago to a developer who has turned most of the property into residential apartments, but who has also kept and refurbished the council chambers room which he is now making available for use by Cheadle Town Council.

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November 7, 2019

VOTES WILL DETERMINE ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE

THE EAST Staffordshire Conservative Association is set to vote on whether to re-adopt a member of parliament who represents Uttoxeter and Burton ahead of the general election that is due to take place on December 12. Members will cast a ballot at a meeting on Monday (November 11) as to whether MP Andrew Griffiths will be re-instated into his position via a simple 'yes' or 'no' vote. If the outcome is that Mr Griffiths will be re-adopted then he will be the party's constituency parliamentary candidate.

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November 7, 2019

CALLS FOR CAMERAS AT CROSSROAD LIGHTS

A TOWN council is to write to Staffordshire County Council about the possibility of inserting extra safety measures onto temporary traffic lights at a crossroads in the area. Temporary traffic lights are currently in place at Freehay crossroads due to safety concerns because of frequent vehicle collisions at the junction. Cheadle Town Council are set to contact the county council to reaffirm their position that they are in support of the temporary traffic lights currently in place and also to suggest putting cameras on top of these amid claims from a councillor that motorists are driving through red lights.

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November 1, 2019

Parking charges on the increase

CAR PARKING charges in Uttoxeter are set to increase next year. East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved a number of recommendations to change car parking in the borough. Visitors to ESBC owned car parks - including those at The Maltings, Trinity Road, and the Leisure Centre, all in Uttoxeter – will see the increase come into force as of April 2020.

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November 1, 2019

High street closure for festivities

A TEMPORARY road closure is set to take place in a Moorlands town centre in order for a festive extravaganza to take place. Team Cheadle have announced that there will be one major change to this year’s Cheadle Christmas Lights event, which will take place on Saturday, November 16. For the first time ever, the whole High Street in Cheadle will be closed to traffic. A spokesman for Team Cheadle said: “Usually only the stretch of High Street, beyond the Market Cross is closed off, which often leads to retailers complaining of the “great wall of Cheadle” as they’ve previously nicknamed it – they have felt in the past a line was drawn dividing the High Street, stopping event attendees visiting their shops.

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