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April 14, 2022

Volunteer appeal for agricultural show

The team behind the relocated Leek Show is appealing for volunteers to help them make this year’s agricultural extravaganza a success. The Leek & District Show is making a welcome return this year after a two year break due to the pandemic.

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January 27, 2022

Calling all artists and performers

Artists and performers across Leek and wider afield are being urged to come forward with their plans for this year's Leek Arts Festival - due to be staged in May after missing the past two years because of the pandemic. Festival organisers have already lined-up a series of top name gigs - including Eddi Reader, Climax Blues Band and the ever popular Fairport Convention - for this year’s programme.

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January 27, 2022

Got any unwanted presents to donate?

An emergency medical group in the Moorlands is asking for donations of unwanted gifts and presents as part of an initiative that they hope will help them finance their good work. Fulford and District First Responders have appealed for items that may have missed the mark for someone’s birthday, Christmas or any other celebratory occasion.

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January 20, 2022

Could you be a dog foster carer?

An animal welfare society in the Moorlands is appealing for people to become dog foster carers. The call is being made by the long-standing charity of Cheadle Animal Welfare Society.

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November 4, 2021

Sanctuary appeals for help to keep pigs safe

An animal sanctuary in the Moorlands is appealing for donations as it tries to keep its explorative pigs out of harms way. Greenacres Animal Sanctuary in Dilhorne recently acquired the lovable rogues after finding out they would be sent for slaughter if a new home wasn’t found.

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October 14, 2021

Petition launched against enforcement notice

A petition has been launched to back an appeal which has been made by a Moorlands business with regards to a planning enforcement notice they have been given. Jeff Wood at Hales Hall Caravan & Camping Park in Cheadle has been served with a planning enforcement notice with regards to re-roofing of the Coach House at the property.

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August 8, 2019

Food bank appeals for donations

A FOODBANK in East Staffordshire said it is currently low on stock primarily due to a supermarket halting its collection for the local organisation. The Uttoxeter Foodbank run by Renew Church, has provided food and toiletries for “needy-families” in and around the town since 2015. However, the resource said it is currently “running low on certain items” with this “primarily down to ASDA supermarket no longer collecting for our local food bank in their store.”

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February 28, 2019

Draycott Fayre back on track

WILLING volunteers have stepped forward to help save a cherished village fayre. St Margaret's Summer Fayre, Draycott was under threat after a 'perfect storm' of problems last year put this year's event in jeopardy. An appeal for volunteers resulted in a handful of new helpers, although organisers are hoping more people will step up.

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February 7, 2019

Urgent call to save St Margaret’s Fayre

A 'perfect storm' of problems has put the future of a cherished village fayre in jeopardy. A dearth of volunteers, arid conditions last year and a clash of dates with Cheadle Carnival combined to put the 2019 St Margaret's Summer Fayre in doubt. Organisers are hosting a meeting next week in a bid to drum up support for the event this summer.

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February 15, 2018

Heartbroken mum renews plea in tribute to Dylan

THE grieving mother of a 12-year-old boy who died three days after contracting flu is renewing her campaign to warn others of a deadly condition.

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February 6, 2018

Cheadle Food Bank targets traders in SOS call

A TOWN centre charity has issued a desperate plea to traders in Cheadle after being hit by record demand.

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