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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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September 2, 2021

Warning after catalytic converter thefts in the Moorlands

Police are warning vehicle owners to be vigilant after a series of catalytic converter thefts have taken place in the Moorlands. The warning has been sent out by Staffordshire Police after three incidents of such thefts in Cheadle and Cheddleton.

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September 2, 2021

Council extends town survey deadline

The deadline for residents to take part in a survey focusing on the regeneration of their town has been put back. The extension from September 3 to September 24 for the deadline of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) survey surrounding Cheadle comes after concerns were raised that not all households in Cheadle had received the survey – despite SMDC stating last week that they had sent out 5,000 to properties in the Moorlands town.

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August 26, 2021

Plans to convert former pub into homes

Proposals have been put forward to turn a former public house in a Moorlands town into four residential units. Both planning permission and Listed Building Consent is being sort after from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to turn the former Swan Inn at Town End in Cheadle into four varied sized residential units.

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August 26, 2021

Deadline looming for town survey

A council is urging residents in a Moorlands town to have their say about the possible regeneration of their town by taking part in a survey. However, a number of residents in Cheadle have raised concern that they have not yet received a copy of the survey and accompanying newsletter about the initiative, even though Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has stated that all households in the town should have received one through their doors earlier this month.

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August 17, 2021

Crystals stolen from indoor market

A business owner in the Moorlands is appealing for the return of some items which have been stolen. Camilla Gibson, owner of The Herb & Spice Co in Cheadle, has a shop in the town’s indoor market, not only selling a range of herbs and spices but also other items such as healing crystals.

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August 17, 2021

Town’s ‘Big Questionnaire’ results are in

The results are in from a consultation which focused on the future of a Moorlands town. Cheadle stakeholder subgroup, an unpaid volunteer group of residents supported by Team Cheadle, was tasked by Cheadle Town Stakeholder Panel with obtaining the views of residents and the community on the potential town centre development projects.

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August 12, 2021

Concerns over “deathtrap” road in the Moorlands

Concern has been raised about a “deathtrap” road in the Moorlands following yet another crash along the highway. The recent road traffic collision along Cheadle Road, coming into the village of Forsbrook, happened overnight of August 4 and August 5 and resulted in the car hitting through two metal sign posts and ending up on its side in the trees at the side of the highway.

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August 12, 2021

Consultation begins on town regeneration

A consultation has begun surrounding the regeneration of a Moorlands town. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is asking people in Cheadle to take part in a consultation to “help shape Cheadle’s future development” in a two-stage consultation process starting with the launch of a survey asking people to comment on five “emerging priorities” for the town centre.

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August 5, 2021

“This will not deter our positivity” – states council

A council has stated that they remain positive about a new community reassurance programme at a town’s rec – despite there being a series of vandalism incidents recently. According to Cheadle Town Council, which looks after the Tean Road Recreation Ground site, the incidents happened on Wednesday (July 28) and also on Friday (July 30); and they involved a group of teenagers “kicking in” the door of the grounds’ bowling pavilion.

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August 5, 2021

Julie’s plan for future after court case collapse

The dramatic collapse of the court case against Julie Bull has lifted the cloud that has followed her during a five-year ordeal. Julie’s world came crashing down in 2016, just days after she took on the highest civic role the district has to offer.

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