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January 23, 2020

Plaque presented to village pub turned community hub

A PLAQUE will be installed at a village pub, recognising public funds used to save it. The plaque was presented in the same week the pub received a five-star food hygiene rating. And the group behind The Shrewsbury Arms in Kingstone is to hold its AGM tonight (Wednesday).

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January 23, 2020

Life-saving equipment at tourist destination

A NEW life-saving piece of equipment has been installed at a tourist spot in the Moorlands. The community public access defibrillator has been put in place at Hales Hall Caravan and Camping Park in Cheadle. The defibrillator has been put in place after collaborative working between staff at Hales Hall along with the charity AED Donate.

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January 23, 2020

Second phase of road closure works ahead of schedule

HOUSING developers whose contractors are working on constructions which have partially closed a busy dual carriageway say one of its three development stages is due to be completed earlier than expected. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as three phases of works on land adjacent to the road are being carried out as contractors complete development work on behalf of St Modwen Homes, who were previously granted planning permission to build up to 120 new homes on the site. St Modwen Homes confirmed to the Times and Echo that ‘Phase Two’ was set to finish Tuesday, January 21, six days earlier than previously scheduled.

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January 23, 2020

Town hospital to be “repurposed”

A HOSPITAL in a Moorlands town is set to be “repurposed” after medical authorities voted on future health and social care community-based services. The decision on Cheadle Hospital, located on Royal Walk, comes after members of the North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups’ (CCGs) Governing Bodies voted on which Integrated Care Hubs ‘option’ they wanted to see implemented at a meeting at the Moat House in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday, January 21. Out of several choices, members elected to vote in “Option 2b” which stated that: “Leek Hospital Hub services delivered from existing Leek Hospital site (with rebuild) with Cheadle hospital site repurposed.”

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January 23, 2020

“He was my rock and a perfect son”

THE mother of a young man who tragically passed away last week has paid tribute to her much-loved son. Lewis James McFarlin, who lived in Tean, sadly passed away on Tuesday, January 14. Known to his family and friends as Lewj, the 24-year-old was a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend to many.

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January 20, 2020

Decision time on hospitals

THE FUTURE of health services in the Moorlands is set to be decided upon this week – a decision which involves Cheadle Hospital. NHS Clinical Commissioners are set to make a decision on the ‘Future of Local Health Services’ in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent at a public meeting to be held in Stoke-on-Trent tomorrow. The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are holding the Extra-Ordinary Governing Body Meeting from 2pm until 5pm on Tuesday, January 21 at the Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent.

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January 16, 2020

Public meeting to focus on closure of community response post

A TOWN COUNCIL will be holding a public meeting this week following West Midlands Ambulance Service’s (WMAS) announcement that a community response post is scheduled to be closed down. The Times and Echo reported last month that the WMAS had revealed that it’s response post on Ashbourne Road in Cheadle is to shut by the end of March. Last week, a spokesperson for WMAS told the Times and Echo that now “the rapid response vehicle will be taken out of Cheadle by the end of January.”

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January 16, 2020

Businesses invited to put their ‘tap on the map’

A CLIMATE change action group in the Moorlands is calling for businesses to come on board with a national initiative to save on plastic use. Members of the recently-formed Moorlands Climate Action (MCA) group are looking to promote a 'Refill' scheme across the district as part of one of their 2020 projects. Group member Mike Jones told the Times & Echo: “This scheme encourages members of the public to refill water bottles rather than buy bottles of water, and cafes, pubs etc are encouraged to join the scheme and provide water free of charge.

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January 16, 2020

Plans for 85 dwellings up for refusal

A PROPOSAL for a large residential development on land south of a Moorlands village has been recommended for refusal by planning chiefs. The application to build a proposed total of 85 residential units on a 3.15 hectare-site located between Folly Lane and Cheadle Road in Cheddleton is set to be debated and decided upon at the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) planning committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, January 16). Previous plans to build on the same site were thrown out in October 2018 after the SMDC refused the application on the grounds of: “This is a greenfield site situated within the Green Belt.

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January 16, 2020

Council tax increase of 5.39 per cent in town

A TOWN council is set to raise it's precept by over five per cent for the next financial year. Cheadle Town Council has budgeted for events such as the 75th Anniversary celebrations of VE Day and the Cheadle Carnival 2020 – all of which will be taking place within the coming 12 months. A precept is a 'bill' which parish and town councils, and other statutory bodies, send to district councils – the authorities which collect council tax.

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January 16, 2020

Plans for new restaurant in town centre

A NEW RESTAURANT could be coming to a town centre, should planning permission be granted. Applicant Christopher Ward, who was born and raised in Cheadle for 22 years, is requesting to transform a former office in the Moorlands town into a “casual dining site.”

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December 26, 2019

Green light for major plans at scenic site

PLANS to redevelop a scenic site in the Moorlands have been given the go-ahead by the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). Applicant Ben Reeves submitted the proposals for Consall Hall & Gardens, near Wetley Rocks, which include the change of use and redevelopment of Consall Hall, private house, gardens and wedding venue to form “a hospitality venue, wellbeing hotel and lodges.” The plans include 15 “low-impact, high quality holiday lodges” as well as ten 'shepherd huts' and 21 accommodation pods.

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