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October 14, 2021

Petition launched against enforcement notice

A petition has been launched to back an appeal which has been made by a Moorlands business with regards to a planning enforcement notice they have been given. Jeff Wood at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle has been served with a planning enforcement notice with regards to re-roofing of the Coach House at the property.

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October 14, 2021

Hospital on standby for “surge capacity”

A town hospital is set to remain open over the winter months to be used as a back-up for a possible surge in patients in the area. Cheadle Hospital has remained open since health chiefs decided, early last year, that the Royal Walk site will be “repurposed.”

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October 7, 2021

Permanent traffic lights for Freehay – “at last”

The installation of permanent traffic lights on a busy crossroads in the Moorlands is finally taking place. The highways improvements at Freehay Crossroads, near Cheadle, which are being carried out by Staffordshire County Council, will finally see the installation of permanent four-way traffic lights, carriageway resurfacing and improved signs.

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October 7, 2021

Council set to oppose 228 house development

Community leaders have voiced their concern over proposals to build 228 homes in their area. Bloor Homes has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to erect the dwellings on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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September 30, 2021

MP and councillors back appeal

Community leaders are getting behind an appeal which has been made by a Moorlands business with regards to a planning enforcement notice they have been given. Jeff Wood at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle has been served with a planning enforcement notice with regards to re-roofing of the Coach House at the property.

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September 30, 2021

“It’s like playing Russian roulette”

Residents and community leaders are calling for further traffic calming measures to be put in place along a busy road in Cheadle. The call for the measures along the A521, at The Green, in Cheadle, comes after a road traffic collision in the area which involved a postal van and a residents car last week.

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September 23, 2021

“Warn your most vulnerable people”

A Moorlands resident is appealing to others to be aware of conmen targeting vulnerable old people in the area. The message from Emma Carr has been sent out after her mum, who lives in Cheadle, was conned out of a four figure amount of cash for painting work on her driveway.

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September 23, 2021

“Stolen from us far too young”

The family of a 35-year-old man who died following a collision in the Moorlands have paid tribute to their ‘cherished son, brother, brother-in-law and doting uncle.’ Daniel Fallows was travelling in a Land Rover on Leek Road in Kingsley Moor at 12.45am on Sunday (September 19) when there was a single-vehicle collision.

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September 16, 2021

Plans submitted for 181 homes development

A planning application has been submitted for a 181 housing development in Meir. The plans, which have been submitted to Stoke-on-Trent City Council are for land west of Caverswall Lane in Meir.

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September 16, 2021

Car park chaos in town centre

Drivers and pedestrians alike have been dealing with chaos in a town centre car park in the Moorlands this week. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is currently carrying out resurfacing works on Tape Street Car Park which is causing disruption for car park users and those walking through it.

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September 9, 2021

Part of former pub collapses into road

A main road through a Moorlands village was closed for some time this week after part of a former public house collapsed with debris falling into the road. Fortunately no one was hurt when part of the former Blacks Head pub in Tean collapsed on Monday (September 6) lunchtime. The whole building has since been taken down due to health and safety concern.

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September 9, 2021

Farms dump milk due to lack of lorry drivers

A dairy farm in the Moorlands has had to tip away a whole days worth of milk due to a shortage of lorry drivers. As the nation continues with its apparent shortage of HGV drivers, a farm in Ipstones, run by the Gould family, was apparently not the only one in the area which had to dump litres of milk due to the driver shortage at the weekend.

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