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April 14, 2022

Car parking consultants cost more than £40,000

Concern has been raised about the cost of consultants which a council has paid surrounding car parking proposals in a district. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has paid a total of £44,520 for consultants to come up with proposals for a new car parking strategy across the area – including for in Leek and Cheadle.

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April 14, 2022

Zumbathon raises £2,500 for charity

A special Zumba event has raised £2,500 to help those affected by war-torn Ukraine. Maura Frith, who runs Zumba with Maura, hosted a Zumbathon for the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Fund on Thursday, March 31 at the Guild Hall in Cheadle.

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April 7, 2022

Lots of ‘trix’ on show at community event

A community event at a town’s main park has been hailed as a roaring success by the organisers. Cheadle Town Mayor, councillor Sue Walley, hosted a fundraising event at the weekend aimed at young people to highlight physical and mental wellbeing.

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April 7, 2022

Community responds to council u-turn

Community members have been responding to news that a council is now set to rebuild a leisure centre on its current site – rather than build a new one in a town centre car park. Last week we reported that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) had produced a report surrounding the regeneration of Cheadle.

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March 31, 2022

Touching tributes to Moorlands musician

Tributes to a Cheadle musician have propelled one of his songs to the top of the charts after his sudden passing. ‘Devil On My Shoulder’ by Simon Clewlow made it to number one on the iTunes country chart as friends and family rallied to pay tribute to the singer-songwriter.

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March 31, 2022

“We will deliver” states council leader

Three priority projects for Cheadle – including a new leisure centre - are set to be delivered by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The council’s cabinet thanked Cheadle Stakeholder Panel at a meeting yesterday (Tuesday) and resolved to deliver on leisure, town centre regeneration and parking.

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March 24, 2022

Seven cats found dumped at road side

An animal welfare society in the Moorlands is appalled by the state of seven cats which have been found dumped on a road side.

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March 24, 2022

Share initiative launched for community building

A community group in the Moorlands has launched a share initiative in their bid to purchase a former chapel building. The ‘Kingsley Holt Centre’ group is aiming to purchase the Methodist Chapel in Kingsley Holt, which the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit had previously announced that it is putting the building up for sale.

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March 17, 2022

Man arrested over fatal collision

A man has been arrested over a collision in which a Moorlands man died in Hollington last month. Police were called at 2.15am on Thursday, February 24 to Buttermilk Hill following reports of a traffic-related incident.

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March 17, 2022

Consultation on plans for Aldi store in town

A discount food retailer has confirmed that it is consulting over proposals to build a store in Cheadle. Aldi has launched a community consultation on plans for a new store in Cheadle.

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March 10, 2022

Investigation asked for after recycling centre incident

Staffordshire County Council has asked external contractors who run a recycling facility in the Moorlands to look into a resident’s complaint after they claimed they experienced verbal abuse during a visit. The community member, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Times & Echo he had been visiting Cheadle Recycling Centre off New Haden Road on February 27 at around midday when the incident occurred.

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March 10, 2022

No road closure for street party in town centre

A council has opted against implementing a full road closure in their town during June’s jubilee celebrations via a majority vote after intense discussions in council chambers. The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee commemorations in Cheadle are being organised by Cheadle Town Council across the national bank holiday weekend of June 2 to June 5.

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