February 9, 2021

Call for action on New Road

SPEED issues along a Uttoxeter street have sparked calls for swifter action from the town’s council. Residents in New Road have called for Speed Indication Devices (SIDS), to be installed as quickly as possible.

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February 7, 2021

Sewing Sue provides free face masks for villagers

A SEWING ‘addict’ from Stramshall has been quietly supplying reusable face masks to help quell her anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Sue Atkin has provided the handmade masks to NHS support staff at Balance Street Surgery in Uttoxeter.

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February 7, 2021

‘Sustainable Uttoxeter’ launched to help shape future of town

A NEW forum set to drive sustainable change in Uttoxeter has been announced by The Globe Foundation. Launched in response to concern over the Uttoxeter Master Plan, The Sustainable Uttoxeter Network aims to provide a voice for the community.

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February 3, 2021

Closure for retailer after two decades in town

A national retailer has confirmed that it is closing it’s long-standing branch in a Moorlands town. WHSmith in Cheadle's High Street is set to close it’s doors “later this year.”

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February 3, 2021

“Such a devoted supporter will be very hard to replace”

Tribute has been paid to a Moorlands community stalwart who has passed away at the age of 80. Gwen Richardson, of Ipstones, spent more than half a century helping to organise the Ipstones Agricultural Show, and was also involved in several other organisations within the village.

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February 3, 2021

Success for vaccine trial carried out at town’s hospital

An NHS Trust has thanked volunteers who have taken part in what has become a successful Covid-19 vaccine trial. The trial, which involved 500 people, was carried out at Cheadle Hospital.

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February 3, 2021

U-turn on free hearing aids for those with moderate hearing loss

A clinical commissioning group has made a u-turn on who can get free hearing aids across North Staffordshire. For some time, residents within the area who have, what is classed as ‘moderate’ hearing loss, have not been able to have access to free NHS hearing aids – the only area in the country where that has been the case.

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February 3, 2021

Request for meetings to be made public

A town council has agreed to request that meetings surrounding the future of their town are made public. The Cheadle Town Centre Projects Stakeholder Panel met for the first time last Monday (January 25) to discuss the way forward regarding consulting about the future development of the Moorlands town.

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February 3, 2021

Co-option to fill vacancies at council deferred

Community leaders have decided to not yet advertise for casual vacancies which have become available on their council. The decision to defer the co-opting of two casual vacancies on the Cheadle Town Council was made at the council's virtual meeting on Monday (February 1).

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January 28, 2021

Model mechanic supporting charities

A Moorlands mechanic is making models with proceeds going to charity. Tim Cliffe began making models with his son Jack for something to do together during lockdown.

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January 28, 2021

“I’m fully aware of how lucky I am”

MARC Cotterill, who lives in Cheadle, has Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and as a result has needed to shield during the pandemic. Here he tells us how he has coped during the past year, how his life has changed since starting to take a new drug for his medical condition, as well as the success of a song he wrote and released during lockdown last year.

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January 28, 2021

Community continues to band together

WITH the nation continuing its battle with coronavirus and England being in its third lockdown, individuals and organisations are continuing to offer help and support for others within the community during these surreal times. Here are just some of the offers of such help which are in our area…..

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