June 26, 2020
A town councillor has left the group he has been a member of since being elected a year ago. Councillor Jamie Evans, who was elected on to Cheadle Town Council as a member of Voice for Cheadle at last year’s local elections, has left the group.
June 26, 2020
Community leaders have stated that they are behind a campaign for speed awareness signage and enforcement along a busy road in the Moorlands. The ‘Kingsley Moor Locals’ have campaigned for some time for speed reduction along the A522 from Cheadle to Cellarhead road following a number of road traffic collisions – including one fatal.
June 4, 2020
A town council has agreed to re-open its tennis courts – but not until the correct Covid-19 guidance has been put in place and a vandalised net has been repaired. The two tennis courts managed by Cheadle Town Council, which are situated at Tean Road Recreation Grounds in Cheadle, were closed when the nation went into lockdown as part of the country’s battle with coronavirus.
March 19, 2020
A COUNCILLOR is joining forces with a charity to launch a campaign to help raise funds to install 26 additional defibrillators in a town following the loss of its community response vehicle. Cheadle town councillor Elizabeth Whitehouse is fronting a campaign in alliance with AED Donate to increase the number of life saving pieces of equipment in her town, urging businesses and residents to donate to the cause. Stone-based AED Donate is a charity committed to “improving survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest,” championing the need for automated external defibrillators in the community.
February 20, 2020
A LEADING emergency service chief has vowed that he has “made the right decision” in removing a community response post in a Moorlands town. Professor Anthony Marsh, who is the chief executive of West Midlands Ambulance Service, made the statement at the Cheadle Town Council meeting on Monday (February 17), which he had been invited to following concerns from the community with regards to the removal of Cheadle's community response post in Ashbourne Road. Last month, a spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) confirmed that its rapid response vehicle had been taken out of Cheadle on January 26. They also stated that Cheadle's community response post in Ashbourne Road will shut by the end of March but that the trust will replace the rapid response vehicle with a “double crewed ambulance”.
January 16, 2020
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.
December 5, 2019
A TOWN council in the Moorlands is planning to extend a cemetery due to the decreasing amount of space there currently is. Cheadle Town Council plan to increase the land available for burial at the cemetery located on Park Lane, enabling more families to lay their loved ones to rest in the town. The council bought additional land adjacent to the current site five years ago for this purpose, costing around £60,000.
November 14, 2019
A TOWN council will move back to its former home next week – just before celebrating it's 125th anniversary next month. Cheadle Town Council will get the keys to move back into the former council chambers, located on Leek Road, on Monday (November 18) as they hold their first council meeting at the venue since leaving five years ago. The building was sold some years ago to a developer who has turned most of the property into residential apartments, but who has also kept and refurbished the council chambers room which he is now making available for use by Cheadle Town Council.
November 7, 2019
A TOWN council is to write to Staffordshire County Council about the possibility of inserting extra safety measures onto temporary traffic lights at a crossroads in the area. Temporary traffic lights are currently in place at Freehay crossroads due to safety concerns because of frequent vehicle collisions at the junction. Cheadle Town Council are set to contact the county council to reaffirm their position that they are in support of the temporary traffic lights currently in place and also to suggest putting cameras on top of these amid claims from a councillor that motorists are driving through red lights.
October 10, 2019
A PARK attendant could be employed to oversee the safety of people using a recreation field in the Moorlands after a town councillor mooted the idea at a council meeting this week. During Cheadle Town Council's meeting on Monday (October 7), councillor Ian Whitehouse put forward the suggestion that both Tean Road and Churchill Road recreations grounds could be assigned a park attendant who park users can go to if they have a problem or query. He said: “I think we should look at the idea of having a park attendant on Tean Road rec and at Churchill Road rec too.
October 3, 2019
A TOWN councillor from the Moorlands has stated he intends to come up with plans that will help reduce the amount of dog foul on the community’s streets after being disgusted with how often dog owners do not pick up their pets’ faeces. Cheadle town councillor Jamie Evans proposed to his colleagues at a recent town council meeting that the council could provide dog poo bags around town, encouraging dog owners to pick up their canine’s excrement and thus not leaving it on the street. Mr Evans told fellow councillors: “It’s a mess around town with dog poo.
June 13, 2019
A RAFT of measures are to be considered to tackle a catalogue of problems in Cheadle. Cheadle Town Council are sending a list of issues to district and county authorities in a bid to see improvements in the appearance of the town. And, members of the town council are looking at new ways of dealing with perennial problems such as dog mess, verges and the town centre.