October 26, 2021

Fashion Parade hit £5k charity target

A CHARITY drive at The Fashion Parade in Uttoxeter has raised £5,000 for Breast Cancer Now. The team at the store, in Uttoxeter’s High Street, have spent the whole of October raising awareness about breast cancer and funds for the charity.

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October 26, 2021

Vicky’s daily 5k ‘run as a bun’ challenge for rabbit retreat

A RUNNER from Uttoxeter is taking on a 5k daily challenge for a rabbit rescue - dressed as a bunny. Vicky Fletcher, 49, is hoping to raise funds for Rabbits Choice Rescue and Retreat, which is funded and run by Cherri Blanche at her Uttoxeter home. But Cherri and her family are moving house and a new 8’x10’ shed will be needed for the animals she cares for.

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October 26, 2021

Couple’s ordeal to go before the Board

AMBULANCE bosses are to hear the story of a Uttoxeter couple who waited for more than two hours for emergency assistance. Deborah Cooper shared their terrifying ordeal at a meeting of Uttoxeter Town Council earlier this month, which was also attended by two directors from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).

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October 21, 2021

Eagle-eyed walkers spot stricken swan

A mother swan has been rescued by volunteers at a wildlife sanctuary near Burton after three walkers saw her collide with a powerline at Doveridge. Sam Forrester, Angelle Shimmin-Read and Charley Fearn were enjoying a walk near the swing bridge at Doveridge when they saw ‘Dazey’ the swan hit the cable.

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October 21, 2021

“It was a privilege and honour to meet a true legend”

The Royal British Legion is celebrating 100 years of providing support to the armed forces community this year. And a father and son duo from the Moorlands were amongst those who were invited to take part in the national celebrations last week, which were held at Westminster Abbey in London.

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October 21, 2021

They’ve helped you, now first responders need your help

A first responders service is asking for donations and places to set up fundraising opportunities so it can help raise vital funds to keep it operational. Fulford and District Community First Responders have asked community members to notify them of any events and locations where it can raise cash for the maintenance of equipment, transport and uniform.

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October 21, 2021

Wooden poppies and silhouettes all in aid of charity

A moorlands couple have been getting creative again to help raise cash for charity. Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, began getting creative for charity during last year’s lockdowns in making themed wooden decorations which they went on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

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October 21, 2021

Community group want to make chapel “ours”

A community group in a Moorlands village is aiming to purchase a disused chapel building to have it “run and supported by the village for the village.” We reported in June this year that the Staffordshire Moorlands Methodist Circuit had announced proposals to sell the Kingsley Holt Chapel and it’s land but that members of the Kingsley Holt community were “taken aback” by the news and wished the premises to remain for community use.

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October 21, 2021

Councils jointly oppose proposed development

Two councils in the Moorlands have lodged their objection to a planning application that is asking Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for permission to build 228 homes in its vicinity. Bloor Homes is hoping to erect the dwellings on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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October 14, 2021

Plans in place for town centre Halloween event

Community leaders have been considering the impact of the closure of a Moorlands high street while a Halloween event is held. Cheadle Town Council is set to host a night of spooks and entertainment on October 30 using money received from the government’s ‘Welcome Back Fund’ which aims to bring footfall back into high streets.

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October 14, 2021

Support service staff conquer Snowdon

Support service staff in the Moorlands have raised more than £1,000 for their organisation by climbing Mount Snowdon. Linda Kirke, Olivia Rowley, Abbie Hollis, Ellie Cartlidge, Jade Wigley, Stephen Page and Margaret Grahamslaw all took on the challenge to fundraise for Citizens Advice Cheadle as part of its 50th anniversary.

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October 14, 2021

Pot-full of accolades for senior veg grower

A vegetable grower from the Moorlands was bestowed a bucket-load of awards for his products at a recent large-scale gardening show. Barry Clarke of Tean was awarded the Most Meritorious Vegetable Exhibit accolade at the two-day 2021 Stafford Borough Horticultural Show at Stafford Showground for his impressive spread of veggies.

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