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November 7, 2019

Village defibrillator now accessible 24/7

A PARISH council in the Moorlands has transformed a former phone box kiosk into a defibrillator station, meaning community members now have 24-seven access to the life saving equipment. Kingsley Parish Council recently revealed the re-location of the defibrillator from the Railway Inn in Froghall to the former BT kiosk, which is adjacent to the A52 at Froghall Bridge. A defibrillator is a piece of life-saving apparatus that sends electric currents into a person's chest in an attempt to restart or amend the rhythm of the heart in the event of a medical emergency such as a cardiac arrest.

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November 7, 2019

DRUG RAIDS AT TWO VILLAGE PROPERTIES

A LARGE quantity of illegal drugs have been seized at two different properties in the Moorlands by Staffordshire Police. Officers executed a warrant on two addresses in Blythe Bridge on Friday, November 1 where they found a considerable amount of Class B and Class A drugs. Both addresses were located in Roseacre Lane.

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November 7, 2019

Lions ride to the rescue

A COMMUNITY organisation came to the rescue recently after a riding school for the disabled became afloat after torrential downpours of rain. On Friday, October 25, and Saturday October 26, our area had its worst flooding for many years and Scropton Riding School for the Disabled was one of the organisations affected. All their paddocks were under water and road access was cut off. Fortunately the stables were on higher ground so the 28 horses and ponies were safe, but the school lost valuable revenue over the weekend.

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November 7, 2019

CALL FOR FOOTPATH FOR SAFER ROUTE TO SCHOOL

COMMUNITY leaders are calling upon a school to rethink designs for fencing around its premises – to “enable a safer environment access.” Members of Cheadle Town Council recently debated the planning application which has recently been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council by Cheadle Academy for “proposed safeguarding project, installation of new boundary and site fencing, gates with new two metre and 2.4 metre high paladin mesh vertical bar fencing and gates.” The debate saw councillors air concerns about future prospects of creating a pathway by the school for a “safer environment to access the schools in the future.”

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November 7, 2019

VOTES WILL DETERMINE ASSOCIATION CANDIDATE

THE EAST Staffordshire Conservative Association is set to vote on whether to re-adopt a member of parliament who represents Uttoxeter and Burton ahead of the general election that is due to take place on December 12. Members will cast a ballot at a meeting on Monday (November 11) as to whether MP Andrew Griffiths will be re-instated into his position via a simple 'yes' or 'no' vote. If the outcome is that Mr Griffiths will be re-adopted then he will be the party's constituency parliamentary candidate.

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November 7, 2019

CALLS FOR CAMERAS AT CROSSROAD LIGHTS

A TOWN council is to write to Staffordshire County Council about the possibility of inserting extra safety measures onto temporary traffic lights at a crossroads in the area. Temporary traffic lights are currently in place at Freehay crossroads due to safety concerns because of frequent vehicle collisions at the junction. Cheadle Town Council are set to contact the county council to reaffirm their position that they are in support of the temporary traffic lights currently in place and also to suggest putting cameras on top of these amid claims from a councillor that motorists are driving through red lights.

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November 1, 2019

Large poppies on pub to remember the fallen

THE MANAGER of a village pub has pulled out all the stops to remember the fallen this autumn. Danni Molloy, who has run the Blacksmiths Arms in Kingsley for the past 18 months, has painted bright red poppies all over the Shawe Park Road establishment as a way to raise awareness about the forthcoming remembrance commemorations and also to raise money for this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as well as Help for Heroes. Danni told the Times & Echo: “I decided to do this as The Blacksmiths Arms is a very community orientated pub.

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November 1, 2019

Small screen filming for Moorlands sculptor

A SCULPTOR from the Moorlands is set to appear on the small screen. Over recent weeks a production team from the BBC has been filming at Arb Tree Services in Cheadle. The recording was in connection with local artist and chainsaw sculptor Anthony Hammond who is due to star in the BBC's new series of Home Is Where The Art Is.

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November 1, 2019

Do you have a site for Lidl?

A DISCOUNT supermarket chain has confirmed that it is looking for a site in Cheadle. Lidl is currently looking at continuing its “phenomenal growth” by opening new stores across the country. In a 'Site Requirements' brochure which has been produced by Lidl this autumn, it sets out the areas that the company are looking at gaining sites, including in Cheadle, as well as other areas in Staffordshire.

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November 1, 2019

Parish council given opportunity to run public toilets

A PARISH council has been given the opportunity to take over the running of a village's public toilets – an asset that previously drew complaints from residents due to opening hours. It was revealed at Forsbrook Parish Council's recent monthly meeting that the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has given the parish council two choices in regards to taking over the running of the public toilets which are located on Cheadle Road in Blythe Bridge. Parish councillor Tony Holmes said: “There are a couple of options we've been given. One is that we take on the toilets and the district council stay as site owner.

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November 1, 2019

Parking charges on the increase

CAR PARKING charges in Uttoxeter are set to increase next year. East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved a number of recommendations to change car parking in the borough. Visitors to ESBC owned car parks - including those at The Maltings, Trinity Road, and the Leisure Centre, all in Uttoxeter – will see the increase come into force as of April 2020.

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November 1, 2019

High street closure for festivities

A TEMPORARY road closure is set to take place in a Moorlands town centre in order for a festive extravaganza to take place. Team Cheadle have announced that there will be one major change to this year’s Cheadle Christmas Lights event, which will take place on Saturday, November 16. For the first time ever, the whole High Street in Cheadle will be closed to traffic. A spokesman for Team Cheadle said: “Usually only the stretch of High Street, beyond the Market Cross is closed off, which often leads to retailers complaining of the “great wall of Cheadle” as they’ve previously nicknamed it – they have felt in the past a line was drawn dividing the High Street, stopping event attendees visiting their shops.

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