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August 20, 2020

Two weeks of night time road closures

Work to improve roads in a Moorlands town is continuing – with a fortnight of night time road closures. Staffordshire County Council are currently carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Tape Street, High Street and Leek Road in Cheadle.

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August 13, 2020

Town hospital to re-open – but only temporarily

Beds at a Moorlands town hospital are set to re-open – but only temporarily while works are carried out at another hospital in the county. The news that Cheadle Hospital is being temporarily re-opened comes as “essential maintenance work” is set to be carried out at Haywood Hospital.

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August 13, 2020

Seaside tragedy for much loved Moorlands woman

A much-loved Moorlands woman has sadly passed away after an incident at the seaside. Jane Walker, of Cheadle, had been a passenger on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) in North Wales on Saturday evening when tragedy struck.

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August 6, 2020

Signage for free parking “is a joke”

Concern has been raised regarding “poor signage” which has been put in place to promote a free car parking scheme. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is currently operating a three hours free parking scheme on all district council car parks across the Moorlands including those in Cheadle.

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August 6, 2020

No CCTV despite second human faeces incident

A district council has stated that it will not be reinstating CCTV in a Moorlands village – despite there being a call for it following a second incident of human faeces being left in a public place. The appeal to “Reinstall the CCTV Cameras in Forsbrook Square” was posted on the 'Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook – The Place Where We Live' Facebook page on Sunday (August 2) following human faeces being found on the outside of a property.

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August 4, 2020

Pet cat Jasper hit by pellet gun

A PET cat has been shot with a pellet gun in Uttoxeter over the weekend. The cat suffered a puncture wound which needed veterinary treatment, but has survived. Staffordshire Police have launched an appeal for information about the incident.

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August 4, 2020

Virus halts Uttoxeter Poppy Appeal

STREET and supermarket collections for the Poppy Appeal will not take place in Uttoxeter this year. The coronavirus pandemic poses too much of a risk to volunteers for the annual appeal – many of whom are over 70. A question mark remains over Remembrance Services and how they will take place in November.

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July 30, 2020

Vehicle fire in supermarket car park

A VEHICLE parked in a supermarket car park caught on fire this morning (Thursday, July 30). The incident involved a blue car and happened in the car park of Asda in Uttoxeter at around 9am this morning.

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July 29, 2020

Free parking but at a cost of £46,000

It is set to cost a council an estimated £46,000 to operate a free parking initiative which is aimed at getting footfall back into town centres after the coronavirus lockdown. We reported last week that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is to offer visitors to its three town centres – of Cheadle, Leek and Biddulph – three hours parking a day throughout the month of August.

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July 29, 2020

Traffic lights knocked into hedge

Traffic lights at a crossroads, which had been knocked into a hedge, caused traffic chaos at the weekend. There are currently temporary traffic lights situated at the Freehay Crossroads near Cheadle, a site which is earmarked for further traffic improvements by Staffordshire County Council.

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July 24, 2020

Police tackle anti-social behaviour in the Moorlands

A dispersal order, giving police officers the power to move people from areas of Blythe Bridge, was in force this week. The powers were handed to officers after yobs smashed windows of properties in The Avenue and Mount Road.

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July 24, 2020

Witness appeal after serious RTC in the Moorlands

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries following a road traffic collision in the Moorlands. The incident happened along the A52 in Kingsley Moor on Sunday (July 19) and involved a motorcycle and car.

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