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March 3, 2022

Second public consultation for constituency boundaries

The second window of public consultation regarding proposed alterations to constituency boundaries is now in progress. Last year, Boundary Commissions for England laid out the planned changes that would take place in 2023 if passed.

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March 3, 2022

Stalwart business donates first responder car

A business that has been in Uttoxeter for nearly half a century has shown its generous hand by donating an emergency car to the town’s newly-qualified first responder. Angus MacKinnon Ltd, which is based on Derby Road, has handed over a high-spec Land Rover Freelancer so Mary Dorrington can carry out her selfless duties in and around the community.

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March 3, 2022

Family pay tribute to ‘beautiful’ Thomas

The family of a man who died in a suspected non-stop collision have paid tribute to their loved one. Thomas Henry Kent passed away in the early hours of Thursday (February 24) on Buttermilk Hill in Hollington aged just 32.

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February 26, 2022

“We desperately need your help”

A former Moorlands man, who now lives in Ukraine, is appealing to the world to save him, his family, and everyone else who remains in the war-torn country. As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, former Leek College teacher Harry Richardson, and his Ukrainian wife Alina, have made a heart-felt plea video from their hometown of Uman which is situated in the Cherkasy region of central Ukraine.

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February 25, 2022

“It has changed my view on going out”

Two teenagers have shared their alarming story on how they believe they were ‘spiked’ recently and how it has shifted their views about going on nights out. Elle Vickers of Cheadle and Ellen Baldwin from Surrey, who both attend Keele University, ended the evening of February 12 in A&E after visiting Fiction night club in Hanley.

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February 25, 2022

Police launch appeal after man dies in suspected non-stop collision

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is appealing for anyone with information on a suspected non-stop collision in the Moorlands to come forward following the death of a man.

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February 24, 2022

More than £26,500 spent on SMDC Food Guide

More than £26,500 has been spent on producing a food guide for the Staffordshire Moorlands district. The total cost of £26,593 has been spent by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and part paid for by the council’s share of the Government’s Welcome Back Fund.

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February 17, 2022

Integrated care hub plans outlined

The delivery of health care in Staffordshire, including in Cheadle, is set to change with the introduction of integrated care hubs. Each of these hubs will provide services for specific long-term conditions which will include rehabilitation, dementia services and mental health care. They will also cater for care home support, therapies and palliative care.

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February 17, 2022

“Council is disappointed and frustrated about the issues”

A community leader has confirmed that she will be “disputing the delivery” of a gift guide which cost £17,000 to produce. The statement from councillor Sybil Ralphs, who is the leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, comes after many residents, as well as businesses, across the Moorlands have stated that they never received a copy of the SMDC Christmas Gift Guide which was produced using part of the Government’s Welcome Back Funding.

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February 10, 2022

Community to hold a ‘rally of support’ for chapel

A community group has organised a ‘rally of support’ to be staged outside a derelict chapel in the Moorlands. The ‘Kingsley Holt Centre’ group will be outside the Kingsley Holt Methodist Chapel on Saturday (February 12) in a bid to gain further support for their aim of acquiring the building which the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit is set to put up for sale very soon.

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February 10, 2022

Council postpones car parking changes for town

Special parking provision for families with school children could be considered for Cheadle families, as a new car parking strategy has been agreed for the Moorlands. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) rubber-stamped plans to increase parking charges – and the hours charges would apply – at an SMDC Cabinet meeting yesterday (Tuesday, February 8).

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February 4, 2022

Council budget breakdown outlined

Cheadle Town Council has provided reasons why there have been several changes to its budget for the next financial year. There were a number of increases within certain areas of the budget. One of these was ‘Staff and Council Training’ which rose 500 per cent from last year to £1,500 from £250.

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