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6 MAY

High street closure will now go ahead

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A high street in the Moorlands is set to be closed fully to traffic in order for Jubilee celebrations to take place. Last month, we reported that Cheadle Town Council had opted not to spend any of the council’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee budget on applying and arranging for a full road closure for the High Street celebrations. Costs which had been stated then as totalling £1,425.

A high street in the Moorlands is set to be closed fully to traffic in order for Jubilee celebrations to take place.

Last month, we reported that Cheadle Town Council had opted not to spend any of the council’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee budget on applying and arranging for a full road closure for the High Street celebrations. Costs which had been stated then as totalling £1,425.

Now, Team Cheadle has announced that a road closure will go ahead on Friday, June 3, so that a large scale street party can take place in the town centre.

A spokesman for Team Cheadle said: “As part of Cheadle’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Team Cheadle in conjunction with Creative Cheadle have organised a street party and a showcase event for our local charities and groups on the High Street. This event will be taking place on Friday, June 3 between 2pm and 6pm.

The entire High Street will be closed for the occasion, in order to create a relaxed and safe environment.

Members of the public are encouraged to bring a picnic, or use one of the local eateries/bars. Some tables and chairs will be available for this purpose.

Attractions will include: Jubilee themed yarn installations, charity stalls, kids competitions and activities, fancy dress parade, giant characters, photo boards, fairground attractions, Staffordshire Moorlands Scooter Club, and music.

Free parking on the main car park has been confirmed, so park up and join the party.”

Town and district councillor Gary Bentley has told the Times & Echo that he has been instrumental in organising the full street closure.

He said: “We have got the prices down. £550 for traffic lights and men etc. Staffordshire County Council costs of £250. So £800 in total.

Councillors Mike Worthington and Mark Deaville are covering it out of their councillor funds, plus we have sponsor payments towards the £550.

There’s been great community spirit in getting this all sorted.”

The spokesman for Team Cheadle said: “The event is being organised with the blessing of Cheadle Town Council, when the logistics of a joint event made it difficult to proceed.

The full road closure is being sponsored by Creative Cheadle, who felt strongly that this was the best way to involve all the retailers and businesses on the High Street.

We understand that several have said they’ll be open and getting involved, even though it’s a bank holiday, which will be fantastic for the atmosphere on the day.”

They added: “The traffic lights to enable the full closure will work exactly the same as they did for the Christmas Lights event, so there will be no major diversions – but delays should be expected.”

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