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September 17, 2020

Village hall project complete thanks to water company

A project to make improvements at a village hall has been completed. The Foxt FoSTering Friendship 2020 Project has seen a range of improvements being made to Foxt Village Hall thanks to funding from Severn Trent Water Company.

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September 17, 2020

Local plan for the Moorlands is finally adopted

After more than 17 years in the making – and debating – Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has adopted its Local Plan. The document will inform planning decisions until 2033 and is the first local plan with site allocations for the district since 1998.

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September 17, 2020

More services to be on offer at library

A town’s library is set to offer additional services as it continues to re-open following the Covid-19 lockdown. The additional services at community run Cheadle Library in the town’s High Street are set to include: access to public computers, printing, photocopying and browsing for books.

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September 17, 2020

Memorial walk in honour of football legend

A memorial walk in honour of a football legend is set to take place next month. A group of walkers will be walking from Chesterfield to the Gordon Banks statue outside the bet365 stadium on October24 and 25.

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September 17, 2020

“Crossing the junction on red is irresponsible”

Community leaders are appealing for drivers not to cross over a junction in the Moorlands when traffic lights are on red. The appeal comes as further concerns have been raised about the temporary traffic lights at Freehay Crossroads which have, reportedly, malfunctioned on a number of occasions.

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September 17, 2020

Concerns over ‘dangerous’ litter

Concern has been aired about litter being left on a public open space in the Moorlands. A picture of some recent offending rubbish at Blythe Bridge Recreational Grounds was posted on social media which gained more than 100 comments.

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September 10, 2020

Staff and students told to self-isolate following two cases of Covid-19

A member of staff at an academy has tested positive – the news comes just days after a student at the same academy tested positive. Around 100 students at JCB Academy in Rocester were told, last week, to self-isolate for 14 days after one student tested positive for Covid-19.

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September 9, 2020

Academy temporarily closed and students asked to self isolate

Around 100 students at an academy have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days after one student tested positive for Covid-19. The request to the 100 students was made by staff at the JCB Academy in Rocester.

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September 9, 2020

Green-fingered skills on show with stall

Allotment holders have been showcasing their green-fingered skills. Gardeners across the nation have not been able to showcase the fruits (and veg) of their labours this year as no allotment or agricultural shows have taken place due to the Government guidelines surrounding the ongoing battle with Covid-19.

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September 9, 2020

Sponsorship cemented with young football team

A Moorlands based business has cemented a sponsorship with a young football team. Lafarge Cauldon, the cement plant based on Yelsway Lane, Cauldon, has become the strip sponsor of the Waterhouses Junior under 7s football team.

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September 9, 2020

Fire at village public toilets

A council is having to use more than £1,000 in tax payers money to repair and clean up a public toilet facility after a fire broke out at the premises. The incident happened at the public toilets on New Road in Upper Tean on Saturday, August 29.

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September 9, 2020

Recommendation of approval for former pub site plans

A town council has recommended approval for the site of a former pub to be developed into eight dwellings. An application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for “outline permission with all matters reserved for the redevelopment of former public house and associated car parking to eight residential houses” at the former Miners Rest, 158 Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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