February 25, 2021

Getting creative during lockdown for charity

A Moorlands couple have been going above and beyond to raise money for charities during lockdown. Alan and Anita Fowell, who live in Werrington, have been getting creative during lockdown in making themed wooden decorations which they have gone on to sell with all proceeds going to charity.

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February 25, 2021

Working together to resolve flooding issue

Community leaders and officials have stated they are currently working together to try and find a solution to a flooding issue in a Moorlands town. The floods, which have substantially increased during the recent downpours of rain, have been occurring at gardens of residential properties in The Birches in Cheadle.

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February 25, 2021

“Be vigilant but not fearful”

Dog owners in the Moorlands are being reassured over incidents of pet thefts in Staffordshire as “initial research indicates cases in the county are low.” And officers say that Staffordshire Police will continue to respond to reported incidents but have moved to relay fears over a perceived rise in dog thefts.

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February 25, 2021

On-street drinking bans proposed for town centres

Plans to restrict on-street drinking in the three Moorlands town centres are under consideration. And if the proposals are given the green light by community leaders, anyone caught drinking within the designated areas within any of the three towns, could be faced with a fine of up to, what is understood to be, £500.

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February 25, 2021

Domino’s is coming to town – if planning permission is granted

A former public house in the Moorlands is set to become a Domino’s Pizza takeaway – if change of use for the site is given the go ahead. A planning application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for the “change of use from former public house to hot food takeaway, installation of extraction/plant equipment and other external alterations” at the former Alton Castle in Tape Street, Cheadle.

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February 25, 2021

Permanent lights set for crossroads

A busy crossroads in the Moorlands is set to have permanent traffic lights installed by the end of the year. There has been on-going concern about the safety of Freehay Crossroads in Cheadle with many campaigning for improved road safety measures to be put in place.

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February 23, 2021

‘Sad day’ for town as plaque taken down

THE BAMFORD Plaque has been removed from Uttoxeter’s Market Square after a threat of formal action by Staffordshire County Council. Uttoxeter Town Council, which has planning permission for the memorial, previously refused to remove the plaque since it was first installed in 2018.

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February 23, 2021

Online events to mark Fairtrade Fortnight

FAIRTRADE Fortnight has begun for 2021 with events in Uttoxeter moving online. Fairtrade Uttoxeter Steering Group at Uttoxeter Town Council are working together to promote Fairtrade across the town during the fortnight which was launched on Monday.

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February 18, 2021

Raising funds in memory of uncle

A Moorlands woman, who lost her uncle to Covid-19, has taken on an energetic challenge to raise funds for devices so that patients in hospital can keep in touch with their families. Emma Morris, who lives in Cheadle, lost her uncle Greg Hand to Covid-19 in January. She has set herself a challenge to run a total of 28 miles this month, all in a bid to raise funds, in her uncle’s memory, to purchase iPads for the Covid Ward at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.

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February 18, 2021

Community bid accepted for former police post

The first stage of purchasing the former police post in Blythe Bridge has been successfully completed. The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner has accepted an initial stage of a collective community bid for the property next to the Blythe Centre, Your Community Your Libra

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February 18, 2021

Stakeholder panel meeting minutes have been published

The minutes of the first meeting of a new group, which has been set up to consult on the future of a Moorlands town, have been published. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has formed a Stakeholder Panel to help support a Delivery Board which will be overseeing the development and delivery of a Cheadle Town Centre Project.

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February 18, 2021

Plans in place to turn former pub into offices

A town council has recommended approval for a development to turn a former public house into offices. Applicant Mr A Durose has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the “conversion of the former public house to office space - change of use of 'Sui Generis' to B1(a)” of the former Talbot Inn in Cheadle’s High Street.

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