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July 29, 2021

All change set for parking charges

Community leaders in Cheadle have aired concern over proposals to change car parking charges in the town. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has commissioned consultants Parking Matters to draw up a Parking Strategy Draft Recommendations report which covers all the car parks which are under the remit of the district council – these include Tape Street and Well Street car parks in Cheadle.

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July 29, 2021

Rescue community pulls together to help 11 dogs in need

Several rescue centres from across the Moorlands have pulled together to help 11 dogs in need. Police were called to an address in Cheadle last Wednesday (July 21) following reports of concern for the safety of an adult who was then taken to hospital.

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July 29, 2021

Man remains in critical condition after fire at petrol station

A man who was seriously injured at a petrol station fire in the Moorlands remains in a critical condition in hospital. The incident happened on Tuesday (July 27) afternoon at the petrol station in Brookhouses, Cheadle.

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July 27, 2021

Man seriously injured at petrol station fire

A man has been seriously injured at a fire in a petrol station in the Moorlands. The incident happened today (Tuesday, July 27) at around 5pm at the petrol station in Brookhouses, Cheadle.

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July 22, 2021

Landslide site finally made safe after 22 months

An area in a Moorlands town where a landslide happened has finally been made safe – almost two years after the incident. We reported in 2019 about the collapse of a wall and parking area in Prince George Street in Cheadle which resulted in three shops along the adjacent High Street being closed temporarily.

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July 22, 2021

“Town can’t take any more houses”

Concern has been raised over proposals for another housing development in a Moorlands town. The news of the proposed 250 dwelling development by Bloor Homes at land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle comes as work continues on several other developments across the town which are erecting hundreds of homes in the town.

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July 16, 2021

Hedges causing pedestrians to walk on busy highway

Concern has been raised regarding an overgrown hedge which is obstructing the use of a pavement along a busy road in the Moorlands. The concerns have been raised regarding the pavement which goes along the A522 between Cheadle and Tean.

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July 16, 2021

“Rest assured that I am supportive of local residents”

A community leader has stated that he is in support of residents concerns that their street remains temporarily closed. The statement from Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville comes after many residents of Prince George Street in Cheadle have raised concern that their street is to continue to be temporarily closed, potentially for a further 18 months, while the wait continues for repairs to a collapsed wall after a landslide back in September 2019.

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July 7, 2021

Council finds loophole to still meet virtually

A council in the Moorlands has found a loophole to be able to still hold some council meetings virtually. As a result of restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 it was not possible for council meetings to take place in person.

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July 7, 2021

Two discount food stores set sights on Cheadle

Community leaders and residents have given the thumbs up to the news that discount food chain Aldi has set their sights on opening a store in Cheadle. Last week, we reported that Aldi had confirmed that Cheadle was one of the areas it is looking at as part of it’s plans for further expansion across the nation.

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July 1, 2021

Community comes together to tackle anti-social behaviour

A community is banding together in the hope of tackling an increase in anti-social behaviour in their area. The gates of Grindley Park in Meir Heath are to be closed from 6pm every evening, and new by-laws for the park are also being discussed, to name but a few steps the community is taking to combat the issue.

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July 1, 2021

‘Green Travel Corridor’ project for railway line

The wheels are in motion for a disused railway line in a Moorlands town to possibly be turned into a ‘Green Travel Corridor.’ Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) Cabinet, at their afternoon meeting on Tuesday, June 29, agreed proposals for the authority to begin the process of an Asset Transfer of the Cheadle to Cresswell Disused Railway line from the Department for Transport to the ownership of Staffordshire Moorland District Council.

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