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October 21, 2021

Councils jointly oppose proposed development

Two councils in the Moorlands have lodged their objection to a planning application that is asking Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) for permission to build 228 homes in its vicinity. Bloor Homes is hoping to erect the dwellings on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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October 14, 2021

Calling knitters and stitchers – Cheadle needs you!

An appeal is being made for creative people to help bring some additional festive colour to a Moorlands town this coming Yuletide. Following on from the success of the Summer Bollard Bombs, the volunteer group of Creative Cheadle is organising for festive covers to be created and placed on many of the bollards in Cheadle town centre.

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October 7, 2021

Park project turns to supporting pooches

A community reassurance project at a Moorlands park has this week turned to supporting pooches and their owners. The Cheadle Town Council funded initiative at Tean Road Recreation Ground in Cheadle has seen lots of community engagements take place at the site by youth worker Nicky Derrett and volunteer Annie Devereux who have been delivering the programme.

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October 7, 2021

“Contractors are using back roads as a rat run”

Concerns have been raised over contractor vehicles using narrow back streets to transport large loads to a housing development. A resident, who lives in Cecilly Street in Cheadle and who wished not to be named, has contacted the Times & Echo with these pictures and their concerns over the large vehicle using the back streets of the area to, apparently, get to the new Bellway Homes development at Cecilly Brook, on the old JCB factory site in Oakamoor Road.

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October 7, 2021

Permanent traffic lights for Freehay – “at last”

The installation of permanent traffic lights on a busy crossroads in the Moorlands is finally taking place. The highways improvements at Freehay Crossroads, near Cheadle, which are being carried out by Staffordshire County Council, will finally see the installation of permanent four-way traffic lights, carriageway resurfacing and improved signs.

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October 7, 2021

Council set to oppose 228 house development

Community leaders have voiced their concern over proposals to build 228 homes in their area. Bloor Homes has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to erect the dwellings on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.

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September 30, 2021

“It’s like playing Russian roulette”

Residents and community leaders are calling for further traffic calming measures to be put in place along a busy road in Cheadle. The call for the measures along the A521, at The Green, in Cheadle, comes after a road traffic collision in the area which involved a postal van and a residents car last week.

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September 16, 2021

Car park chaos in town centre

Drivers and pedestrians alike have been dealing with chaos in a town centre car park in the Moorlands this week. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is currently carrying out resurfacing works on Tape Street Car Park which is causing disruption for car park users and those walking through it.

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September 9, 2021

“Our house is not fit for purpose to live in”

A family-of-four are unhappy that issues in and outside their housing association dwelling in the Moorlands have not been sorted after almost four months of them moving in. For Sophie Taylor and her disabled partner, their move from Bromsgrove to Cheadle in June was supposed to provide them with a better life-style with a house, rather than a two bed flat, and a garden for all the family to enjoy.

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September 2, 2021

Saying ‘thank you’ for pioneering heart surgery

A Moorlands woman has been cycling to raises funds for a national charity. Rose Sawyers had an operation on her heart when she was just ten years old at North Staffs Royal Infirmary in Stoke on Trent in 1960.

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September 2, 2021

Council extends town survey deadline

The deadline for residents to take part in a survey focusing on the regeneration of their town has been put back. The extension from September 3 to September 24 for the deadline of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) survey surrounding Cheadle comes after concerns were raised that not all households in Cheadle had received the survey – despite SMDC stating last week that they had sent out 5,000 to properties in the Moorlands town.

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August 26, 2021

Plans to convert former pub into homes

Proposals have been put forward to turn a former public house in a Moorlands town into four residential units. Both planning permission and Listed Building Consent is being sort after from Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to turn the former Swan Inn at Town End in Cheadle into four varied sized residential units.

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