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December 10, 2020

Detectives investigate after a spate of burglaries in the Moorlands

Detectives have launched an investigation into four burglaries which all took place on the same day in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Properties in Draycott, Cheadle, and Checkley, were targeted between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 2.

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December 3, 2020

“Ian loved his local community”

A much-respected community leader has sadly passed away. Tributes have been paid to Cheadle councillor Ian Whitehouse who passed away on Monday (November 30).

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December 3, 2020

Hospital could be part of “joint development” in town centre

No decision on the future of a community hospital in the Moorlands has been made yet but talks are taking place with regards to it possibly being part of a joint development in a town centre. In January of this year we reported that Cheadle Hospital was set to be “repurposed” after medical authorities voted on future health and social care community-based services in the area.

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November 26, 2020

“It does inspire you a bit that not everything is bad”

A family from the Moorlands have shared their Covid-19 ordeal – and thanked the community that helped them through it. Trudi Beswick and her daughter Tizane, from Foxt, both needed emergency care from paramedics and hospital treatment after contracting the virus.

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November 26, 2020

Staffordshire will move to Tier 3 next Wednesday

The Government has today (Thursday, November 26) announced that Staffordshire will enter into the Tier 3: Very High Alert category, once the current national lockdown is lifted next Wednesday, December 2.

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November 26, 2020

Proposals for town sent back to cabinet

A council scrutiny panel has voted for a call-in of a controversial report surrounding the future of a Moorlands town to be upheld. The Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Service Delivery Overview & Scrutiny Panel' met virtually last Wednesday (November 18) and one of the agenda items was the ‘call-in’ of the Cheadle Town Centre Projects report which had been agreed on by the SMDC Cabinet at their October 6 meeting.

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November 25, 2020

Residents urged to get tested for Covid-19

Residents in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands are being urged to book a test for Covid-19. The areas of Cheadle, Checkley, Upper Tean, Cellarhead, Werrington, Bagnall, Brown Edge, and Endon, have been identified as Covid-19 hotspots, places where there is a high level of community transmission.

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November 19, 2020

Covid-19 cases fall after severe peak in area of the Moorlands

Cases of Covid-19 in Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Caverswall are beginning to fall after rocketing to the highest rate in the West Midlands last week. As of the weekend, the rate of infection with coronavirus was at 550 per 100,000 and dropping rapidly.

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November 19, 2020

Recording of council meeting to be kept in archives

A council has agreed to keep a recording of a recent virtual meeting. The motion to keep the recording of Cheadle Town Council’s meeting dated October 19 was agreed by the council at their meeting on Monday (November 16).

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November 13, 2020

Petition for coats to be allowed

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition which is asking a village high school to let students wear coats in classrooms. The call comes as windows are being left open at Blythe Bridge High School and Sixth Form to provide “increased ventilation” during the current battle with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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November 12, 2020

Village school closes following positive cases of Covid-19

A village school in the Moorlands has temporarily closed after cases of positive Covid-19 have been confirmed. Faber Catholic Primary School closed on Monday after a “small number” of members of the school community tested positive for coronavirus.

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November 6, 2020

Community spirit rectifies vandalised display

A community Halloween display was wrecked by vandals last week – but then soon rectified by a kind-hearted community. Great Wood Hall in Tean had been one of many venues and private houses which took part in the Tean Pumpkin Trail over the weekend.

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