February 18, 2021

Town cemetery set for extension

A town's cemetery is set for expansion – if planning permission is given the go ahead. Cheadle Town Council has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the proposed extension to the town’s cemetery in Park Lane, Cheadle.

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February 18, 2021

Chat message blunder during online meeting

A Moorlands town council has become the latest ‘victim’ of digital blunders in the ever increasing online video meeting world. Since the first Covid-19 lockdown last March, councils and other official organisations across the nation, and the rest of the world, have turned to carrying out meetings on the world wide web as the pandemic continues to put paid to meeting up in person.

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February 12, 2021

Peeps into the Past

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February 12, 2021

Do you know where this bell is now?

For our latest Images of Yesteryear feature, Jim Plant, who is the Tower Captain at St. Giles Parish Church, has sent in this old photograph. Jim said: “I would be interested if anyone knows anything about the whereabouts of this bell that is the centrepiece of this photograph taken during the time of Rector Jones who was Rector here in Cheadle from 1945 to 1956.

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February 11, 2021

Working groups set up to consult about future of town

Working groups have been set up to consult with people over the future development of a Moorlands town. Cheadle Town Mayor, councillor Ian Plant, is the chairman of the Cheadle Town Centre Project Stakeholder Panel. The panel has been set up by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to support a Cheadle Town Centre Delivery Board which will oversee development and delivery of Cheadle town centre projects including options appraisal for the emerging Cheadle town centre Masterplan and the High Streets Task Force programme of activity.

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February 11, 2021

Who is the mysterious kind-hearted knitter?

A mysterious knitter is continuing to spread a bit of joy around a Moorlands village. A number of knitted characters have been appearing around the village of Werrington since the start of the pandemic, a lovely sign of kind-hearted community spirit in such surreal times.

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February 11, 2021

Council investment plans for parish

Plans are in the pipeline for a major investment in Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook. On Tuesday (February 9) Staffordshire Moorlands District Council’s cabinet rubber-stamped a £200,000 cash pot for a ‘Forsbrook Community Project.’

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February 11, 2021

Tributes to much-loved scouting leader

Tributes have been paid to a popular scouting leader from the Moorlands. Roy Porter, from Cheadle, passed away peacefully on December 19 at the age of 90 following a short illness.

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February 11, 2021

Meetings to continue behind closed doors

Last week we reported that Cheadle Town Council had agreed to request that meetings surrounding the future of their town were made public. The request being made to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) was regarding the meetings of the new Cheadle Town Centre Project Stakeholder Panel which includes a number of Cheadle town councillors themselves.

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February 11, 2021

No bi-election for vacant councillor positions

Last week we reported that Cheadle Town Council had agreed to defer advertising for the co-option of two casual vacancies which have become available on their council. One position in Cheadle North East Ward became vacant following the passing of councillor Ian Whitehouse, who sadly passed away on November 30; while the vacancy in the Cheadle South East Ward became available when former councillor Peter Elkin decided to step down to retire in December.

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February 11, 2021

Parking review for district

Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on parking across the Staffordshire Moorlands. The invitation for views to be expressed has been made by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) as the authority, which has responsibility for many car parks across the district including a number in Cheadle, is currently reviewing its parking strategy.

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February 9, 2021

School eco council’s Green Flag bid

PUPILS at a Uttoxeter school are working towards a special status that marks them out as eco-friendly.

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