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September 19, 2019

Sports facilities damaged by vandals – again

SPORTING members of the public are getting “annoyed” that their changing room facilities are “repeatedly” being broken into and damaged. The concern comes after further vandalism has been discovered at the changing rooms on Tean Road Recreational Grounds in Cheadle. Bird in Hand Football Team is one of the remaining teams using the site to train and play games. The team's manager Dan James told the Times & Echo that paint had been discovered “chucked all over the floor” of the changing rooms building last Thursday (September 12), and that it was soon realised that the culprits had got in via the roof and then managed to unscrew the hinges off the door from the inside.

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September 12, 2019

Keep fats and grease out of sewage system

A WATER treatment company is appealing for customers to not put unsavoury liquids down the drain. The team at Severn Trent’s Uttoxeter Sewage Treatment Works deals with the sort of things that most people don’t want to think about. But, recently, as well as the usual waste coming into the works, they have had to deal with the triple threat of fats, oils and greases, also known as 'FOG'.

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September 12, 2019

Carnival costs £20,000 each year hence admission fee at gates

THE CHAIRMAN of an annual carnival has responded to concerns about access to the venue during the three-day event. The Cheadle Carnival Committee is granted permission to use the Tean Road Recreation Ground by Cheadle Town Council to host the event which traditionally lasts from a Friday evening through to Sunday and takes place in July. However, during a heated debate, at a town council meeting on Monday, September 2, concerns were raised about charging visitors to access the park, which is classed as a public space, during the community festival.

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September 5, 2019

Digger stolen and attempted sheep theft

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a digger was stolen from an East Staffordshire area. The vehicle was taken from the area of Kingstone over the weekend. A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Between 7pm on August 29 and 8am on August 30 unknown persons have broken into a compound in the Kingstone area and have stolen a digger.

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September 5, 2019

New community group to bid for former pub

A NEWLY-FORMED group in the Moorlands is poised to place a bid for a pub which dates back to 1783 with a view of making the building a community asset. The Royal Oak, located at 69 High Street in Cheadle, has been vacant for several years and community group “Friends of the Royal Oak” are now set to lodge a bid to buy the building and use it as a focal point for the people of the town. The organisation had a previous offer rejected but are set to submit a further one in the near future.

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August 29, 2019

Bus route diverted due to “inconsiderate” parking

A BUS service which provides many East Staffordshire residents the means of getting to a town centre is diverting its route due to problematic parking. Trent Barton's 'swift service' will not pass through Park Street in Uttoxeter as of Sunday, September 1, with the company saying that parking is making the route impassible for buses. A spokesperson for Trent Barton told the Times and Echo: “Due to ongoing problems getting past parked cars on Park Street in Uttoxeter, our swift service will instead use Ashbourne Road and Cheadle Road from Sunday, September 1 to ensure we can deliver the consistent and punctual timetable that our customers rely upon.

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August 29, 2019

Six years jail sentence after employing illegal immigrants

A VIETNAMESE woman who was found guilty of employing illegal immigrants at a Cheadle nail bar has been jailed for six years. Anh Tai Mai Ha, aged 27, was jailed on Wednesday, August 21 at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court. She was also found guilty of conspiracy to produce cannabis. Her associate Tuan Minh Nguyen, aged 39, was found guilty of conspiracy to produce cannabis and jailed for five years.

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August 22, 2019

Burglar stole house and car keys from house

CAR and house keys were stolen from a property in East Staffordshire when a burglar outside of the dwelling used an “implement” device to take the items through a letter box. The incident happened at around 3am at a house on Beacon Road in Rolleston-on-Dove, near Uttoxeter on Thursday, August 15. A spokesperson from Staffordshire Police said: “It is believed that the offender used an implement to pull the keys through the letterbox without ever entering the address.”

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August 22, 2019

High street walkway could be turned back into road

DISCUSSIONS are taking place to possibly change a current high street walkway back into a road as part of plans to regenerate a town centre in the Moorlands. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) have commissioned Consultants Cushman and Wakefield to draw up a masterplan for an “investment strategy for Cheadle town centre.” Cheadle town councillors were invited to a meeting held by the consultants recently, where they gave suggestions on improvements they could make to the town centre, one of which mooted that Greyhound Walk located off High Street, could be transformed back into a road through to the car park and public toilets.

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August 15, 2019

Police release CCTV footage after burglary

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in East Staffordshire. The incident happened a couple of weeks ago in Uttoxeter town centre and Staffordshire Police have released an image to help with their enquiries into the incident which involved £250 in cash being stolen.

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August 15, 2019

Councillors speak out about parking charges

Community leaders have voiced their opinions over parking issues in their town. The comments from a handful of the Cheadle Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) councillors come after the Times and Echo have received a number of letters raising concerns about parking charges along with concerns that district council members of the town are not challenging the issue. Currently, parking charges range from 90p for one hour and under to £2.20 for three to ten hours between 9.30am to 3.30pm – the fees vary on long and short stay car parks. Amongst several topics, residents have complained about the price of parking in the town when only staying for a short period of time and the absence of drop-off bays along High Street.

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August 8, 2019

Food bank appeals for donations

A FOODBANK in East Staffordshire said it is currently low on stock primarily due to a supermarket halting its collection for the local organisation. The Uttoxeter Foodbank run by Renew Church, has provided food and toiletries for “needy-families” in and around the town since 2015. However, the resource said it is currently “running low on certain items” with this “primarily down to ASDA supermarket no longer collecting for our local food bank in their store.”

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