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August 4, 2022

Complaints made about district council

The Local Government Ombudsman has received and dealt with two complaints regarding Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). The two complaints have been detailed in the Local Government Ombudsman’s latest report which outlines complaints it has received and dealt with for the year between April 2021 and March 2022.

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July 28, 2022

Charity marathon challenge for Robert

A Staffordshire Moorlands man is running this year’s London Marathon to raise money for a Parkinson’s charity. Robert Sillito, aged 34, is due to run the London Marathon on October 2 and is raising money for Parkinson’s UK.

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July 28, 2022

“Exciting times” for heritage railway

The volunteer team at a heritage railway in the Moorlands is looking for like-minded folk to help take the organisation into the future. Churnet Valley Railway is appealing for additional volunteers in readiness for when their line is brought back into Leek.

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July 28, 2022

It’s show time – at a new venue

The Leek & District Show is finally making a welcome return this weekend – and the community extravaganza will be hosted at a new site. The volunteer team behind the show have stated that Dunwood Fields in Longsdon is “ready and waiting” for the 2022 Leek & District Show this Saturday (July 30) and offers ample space for rural competitions of all categories, trade stands, craft stalls and entertainment.

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July 28, 2022

Overhanging hedges concern along busy road

Concern has been raised about an overhanging hedge on a pavement next to a busy highway. There is concern that anyone with a wheel chair or mobility scooter who is going along the pavement on Cheddleton Road, adjacent to the site of Leek Golf Club, has to go onto the main road due to how far the hedges growth is hanging over the pathway.

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July 28, 2022

Boat trip and hill climb for Queen’s Baton Relay

A special ‘royal’ relay has come through the Moorlands on its way to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Queen’s Baton Relay has travelled the length and breadth of England for a total of 29 days before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for Birmingham 2022 tomorrow (Thursday, July 28).

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July 28, 2022

Test track plans for quarry site

Digger giant JCB has applied to turn a former quarry site in the Moorlands into a vehicle test track. The company has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire County Council for the construction of a vehicle test track within the quarry complex at Wardlow & Wredon Quarry Complex, Ashbourne Road, Rue Hill, Cauldon Low.

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July 21, 2022

Civic donations handed out

Two large donations have been handed out by the former town mayor. Councillor Lyn Swindlehurst served as Leek Town Mayor for the 2021/22 civic year. During her 12 months in office she hosted a series of events which raised more than £4,000.

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July 21, 2022

Lions join forces for community event

Fundraising groups across the area have joined forces to host a special event for the community. More than 400 people were entertained at Foxfield Railway in Blythe Bridge recently, thanks to Lions Clubs across the area. The event provided a great day out for children with SEND and their families.

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July 21, 2022

Scorching day for mini music festival

The sun shone for a mini music festival which took place at a Moorlands village pub at the weekend. The Butterton Beer, Blues & Americana Festival was staged at the Black Lion Inn in Butterton on Saturday (July 16).

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July 21, 2022

“Girlguiding is part of who I am”

Last week we reported that a number of volunteers at an all-female community organisation had been recognised for their long service. The Girlguiding volunteers from across Staffordshire were recognised for their “hard work and commitment” they give to the all-girl organisation, at a special awards ceremony at Sandon Hall.

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July 21, 2022

Home-town Royal ‘honour’ for our Gavin

A special ‘royal’ relay has come through the Moorlands on it’s way to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games now just days away, Staffordshire has played host to the iconic Queen’s Baton Relay.

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