January 21, 2021

“Town has so much history, wildlife and eccentricity within it”

MANY more folk are taking up walking as a daily exercise, especially now that we are in our third lockdown. Here, Cheadle resident Sue Evans shares her experiences of urban walking around the Moorlands town.

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January 21, 2021

Boundary review is now underway

Parliamentary constituencies are set to be reviewed over the next few years. Following the passing of the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 2020 in December 2020, and the publication of the relevant Parliamentary electorate data in January 2021, the Boundary Commission for England has now begun a new review of all Parliamentary constituencies in England.

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January 21, 2021

“It’s all been a community effort”

A village resident has been pulling out all the stops to help her community throughout the pandemic. Sue Brownsword, who lives in Werrington, has created activity craft packs for the youngsters, organised a fundraising Halloween decoration initiative; been a drop off point for a donated gifts scheme which she also gift wrapped, and her latest initiative is a scheme where families in need of food can confidentially ask for help and Sue asks – via a village Facebook page – for donations from the community.

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January 21, 2021

Plans to tackle climate change for town

Eco clubs at schools, community orchards and electric car charging points are all on the cards for Cheadle. This is what councillors during Cheadle Town Council’s virtual meeting on Monday were told by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Biodiversity, councillor Joe Porter.

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January 21, 2021

“We’ve got to work together to fight this”

A taxi firm in the Moorlands has been providing free transport to vaccine appointments for elderly residents. Cheadle Link Taxis, based in Tape Street, which is part of Leek Link Taxis, is offering free journeys to vaccination centres for the elderly in both towns.

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January 21, 2021

Date set for first meeting of stakeholder panel

The first meeting of a new 'stakeholder panel' which is set to consult over developments in a Moorlands town will take place this month. The confirmation of the first meeting of the Cheadle Town Centre Projects Stakeholder Panel meeting has come from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC).

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January 19, 2021

Mystery flash sparks power cuts

DRIVERS and residents across the Uttoxeter area were startled by a blue flash in the sky which appears to have caused two brief power cuts in the town.

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January 19, 2021

Virtual forums showcase careers in teaching

VIRTUAL forums are set to help people explore a career in teaching. Uttoxeter Learning Trust Teaching School is running two online open events for people interested in training to teach including recent graduates and those wanting a career change.

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January 19, 2021

Health bosses working ‘at pace’ to bring Covid jab to Uttoxeter

GP practices and health bosses are working ‘at pace’ to overcome ‘several logistical challenges’ to establish a Covid-19 vaccination centre in Uttoxeter.

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January 14, 2021

Holly and David Step Up for Dementia

A YOUNG couple are stepping up for dementia, by taking on a walking challenge. Holly Kinman and her boyfriend David Hill, have challenged themselves to walk 850,000 steps each before the end of March. The pair are raising money for Alzheimer’s Society as part of their lockdown exercise plans.

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January 14, 2021

Lisa’s getting ready to Brave the Shave

A JCB worker is planning to brave the shave next month to mark World Cancer Day. Lisa Humphreys is planning to shear her locks in support of a ‘very special family,’ who received devastating news just as the UK entered the first lockdown last year.

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January 14, 2021

Political debate in Uttoxeter Deserves Better group

POLITICAL debate is at the heart of a new Facebook group launched in Uttoxeter – by a councillor from Branston. Within 24 hours, the group had more than 350 members – double the amount of people who responded to the two-week consultation on the Uttoxeter Masterplan in September.

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