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November 19, 2020

Recording of council meeting to be kept in archives

A council has agreed to keep a recording of a recent virtual meeting. The motion to keep the recording of Cheadle Town Council’s meeting dated October 19 was agreed by the council at their meeting on Monday (November 16).

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November 6, 2020

Remembrance events scaled down further due to lockdown

Some remembrance events in the Moorlands have now been cancelled due to the second national lockdown in England, while others have been scaled down. There had set to be small scale events – adhering to the rule of six – taking place in a number of places throughout the Moorlands, but now since the Government has announced a second lockdown as part of the nation's ongoing battle with coronavirus, a number of events have been cancelled – while others are still going ahead, adhering to revised Government guidelines.

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November 6, 2020

Council recommends refusal of new housing development

A town council has voted to recommend refusal of a planning application to build a further 40 houses on the outskirts of their town. An application has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for “outline planning permission with all matters reserved for residential development of up to 40 dwellings and associated works” at land South of Thorley Drive in Cheadle.

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October 29, 2020

Moorlanders urged to ‘Remember at Home’ this November

Residents across the Moorlands are being asked to mark Remembrance Sunday safely from their homes this year as efforts to control the spread of coronavirus continue. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Staffordshire Police, the town councils and local branches of the Royal British Legion have worked together to ensure that, collectively, the district honours the service and sacrifices of our Armed Forces whilst safeguarding our communities.

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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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July 24, 2020

Funding withdrawn for cancelled event

A town council has made a u-turn on awarding an annual grant to a volunteer committee after a community event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Cheadle Town Council had set to, alike to past years, donate £5,000 to the Cheadle Carnival Committee to help offset the costs of putting on the community extravaganza.

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July 16, 2020

No bunting for town centre

A town council has agreed not to purchase any bunting for its town centre after the proposal was put forward by one of its members. Cheadle town councillor Jamie Evans put forward the idea of decorating the Moorlands town’s High Street at the recent virtual meeting of Cheadle Town Council.

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June 26, 2020

Councillor leaves Voice for Cheadle group

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.

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June 26, 2020

“Make your family link road safe”

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.

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June 4, 2020

Tennis courts set to be re-opened

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.

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March 19, 2020

Campaign launched to fundraise for 26 new defibrillators in town

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.

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February 20, 2020

Ambulance chief quizzed over community response post closure

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”.

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