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January 21, 2021

Date set for first meeting of stakeholder panel

The first meeting of a new 'stakeholder panel' which is set to consult over developments in a Moorlands town will take place this month. The confirmation of the first meeting of the Cheadle Town Centre Projects Stakeholder Panel meeting has come from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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January 14, 2021

Fines issued to visitors at scenic spots

Visitors at scenic spots in the Moorlands have been issued with fines surrounding breaking the current Covid-19 rules. It is understood that the £200 fines were issued at a number of scenic Moorlands spots on Saturday (January 9) including in Alton and Froghall.

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January 14, 2021

Criminal damage at village library

Police are appealing for witnesses after criminal damage was caused to a community building in the Moorlands. The incident happened at The Blythe Centre in Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge on the evening of January 4.

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January 7, 2021

Councillors selected for town centre projects panel

A town council has agreed which two members will sit on a stakeholder panel which is set to help with a town centre project in the Moorlands. The Stakeholder Panel is being set up by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to help support a Delivery Board which will be overseeing the development and delivery of a Cheadle Town Centre Project.

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January 7, 2021

Jail sentence for racial abuse

A Moorlands man has been jailed after racially abusing a shop keeper in his home town. Steven Bradshaw, aged 43 of High Street, Cheadle, has been sentenced to ten months in jail after verbally and physically abusing a shop assistant last Summer.

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December 31, 2020

“He taught me feelings about life my adventures never could”

An explorer from the Moorlands has spoken of the recent loss of his pooch pal who was his 'lockdown buddy.' After the shock death of his puppy Levison Wood ‘Forsbrook’s Walking Man’, prize winning author, explorer, photographer and television star reflected recently on a pet’s power to change us.

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December 23, 2020

Walking home for Christmas and charity

A Moorlands resident is taking on a charity challenge this December to raise money for a charity that helps and supports family members of armed service personnel. Sue Williamson-Broad's son is a member of the Royal Air Force working as an Avionics engineer at RAF Odiham and so was inspired to raise money for relatives of those who are affected by action in combat.

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December 23, 2020

Council şet to invest in leisure centre

A council is set to invest more than £25,000 in helping to provide a special facility to allow disabled users to access and use leisure facilities in the Moorlands. The funds for the facilities at the South Moorlands Leisure Centre in Cheadle, if approved, are set to come from a Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) pot of cash named as discretionary Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG).

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December 17, 2020

Almost £60k cost of report confirmed

A council has confirmed that it cost almost £60,000 for the production of an 'options' report surrounding controversial proposals for a Moorlands town. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has confirmed that Cushman & Wakefield consultants were paid a total of £59,718 in tax payers' money to come up with a report, which is yet to be made public, surrounding options for the regeneration of Cheadle town centre.

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December 17, 2020

MP takes lack of consultation concern to House of Commons

A member of Parliament has taken his concerns surrounding the ‘lack of consultation’ regarding a project to revamp a Moorlands town to the House of Commons. The concerns raised by MP Bill Cash last week surrounded the controversial Cheadle Town Centre Projects initiative which is being implemented by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

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December 15, 2020

East Staffs in ‘first wave’ of mass testing

EAST Staffordshire is one of 67 councils to be in the first wave of mass testing in the fight against coronavirus. Large scale community testing was expected to begin from Monday as part of the UK Government’s Covid-19 Winter Plan.

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December 10, 2020

Residents in Covid-19 hotspot areas urged to get tested

Council leaders are identifying local spikes in coronavirus infection to “help focus efforts to control the spread of the virus.” And Caverswall, Cheadle North East and Werrington within the Staffordshire Moorlands are currently being identified by Staffordshire County Council as Covid-19 hotspots.

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