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December 5, 2019

Permission sought to sell alcohol at health and beauty store

A TOWN council has decided it has no objections to an application which has been submitted by a high street shop for an alcohol licence following a debate amongst its members at a meeting recently. Health and beauty store Savers has applied to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for permission to sell alcohol at its premises on High Street in Cheadle. Cheadle Town Councillors debated about this application at a council meeting on Monday (December 2).

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December 5, 2019

TOWN CEMETERY SET FOR EXPANSION

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.

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November 28, 2019

Town’s swimming pool could be made smaller

A COUNCIL is considering decreasing the size of a Moorlands town's swimming pool – after a review has been carried out focusing on it's leisure centres across the district. In a report conducted by a consultancy on behalf of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) it has been suggested to make a “smaller community pool and fitness offer” for the leisure services which the authority provides at South Moorlands Leisure Centre (SMLC) in Cheadle. The authority appointed FGM Consulting Limited in 2017 to review its leisure centre provision and sports facility needs, focusing on sports halls, swimming pools and other indoor provision.

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November 28, 2019

Community response post to shut

WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has confirmed that a community response post in a Moorlands town is to close next year, citing financial viability as the reason. The trust stated that Cheadle's community response post, which is situated in Ashbourne Road, will shut by the end of March 2020 but it will turn the rapid response vehicle that is stationed in the town currently into a “double crewed ambulance.” Further to this, it said there are no plans to change the ambulance provision in Cheadle and the surrounding area.

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November 21, 2019

Students gain insight charity work

THE FOUNDER of a global charity has visited a Moorlands school to speak to youngsters about how the cash they are raising is being spent. Founder and Global Chief Executive of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, took time out of his busy schedule recently to visit Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle. Magnus addressed all the students at the school along with representative students from its feeder primary schools; St Filumena’s in Caverswall, St Giles’ in Cheadle, St Joseph’s in Uttoxeter, St Thomas’s in Tean, St Mary’s in Leek and The Faber in Cotton.

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November 21, 2019

Hybrid planning application approved

STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has approved a hybrid planning application that asked for full permission to build 125 dwellings and access to a proposed primary school as well as outline permission to erect up to 135 dwellings and primary school. Applicants Persimmon Homes (North West) Limited had submitted these proposals which are in regards to land to the East of Froghall Road and North of Ayr Road, and Cheltenham Avenue, Cheadle. A hybrid planning application is one that seeks outline planning permission for one part and full planning permission for another part of the same site.

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November 15, 2019

Hospital decision delay due to elections

THE date for when a decision about the future of community hospitals in the Moorlands has been delayed due to the forthcoming general election. The governing bodies of the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire were set to meet in December to decide on the future of both Cheadle and Leek & Moorlands Hospitals. However, a spokesman for North Staffs CCG said: “The General Election will take place on Thursday, December 12, with Parliament now dissolved.

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November 1, 2019

Small screen filming for Moorlands sculptor

A SCULPTOR from the Moorlands is set to appear on the small screen. Over recent weeks a production team from the BBC has been filming at Arb Tree Services in Cheadle. The recording was in connection with local artist and chainsaw sculptor Anthony Hammond who is due to star in the BBC's new series of Home Is Where The Art Is.

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November 1, 2019

Do you have a site for Lidl?

A DISCOUNT supermarket chain has confirmed that it is looking for a site in Cheadle. Lidl is currently looking at continuing its “phenomenal growth” by opening new stores across the country. In a 'Site Requirements' brochure which has been produced by Lidl this autumn, it sets out the areas that the company are looking at gaining sites, including in Cheadle, as well as other areas in Staffordshire.

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November 1, 2019

High street closure for festivities

A TEMPORARY road closure is set to take place in a Moorlands town centre in order for a festive extravaganza to take place. Team Cheadle have announced that there will be one major change to this year’s Cheadle Christmas Lights event, which will take place on Saturday, November 16. For the first time ever, the whole High Street in Cheadle will be closed to traffic. A spokesman for Team Cheadle said: “Usually only the stretch of High Street, beyond the Market Cross is closed off, which often leads to retailers complaining of the “great wall of Cheadle” as they’ve previously nicknamed it – they have felt in the past a line was drawn dividing the High Street, stopping event attendees visiting their shops.

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October 24, 2019

Festivities are just around the corner

PLANS are in motion for a special event which will see the Christmas festivities in a Moorlands town begin. The festive season is set to officially start in Cheadle on Saturday November 16, when the Christmas lights will be switched on during the annual event organised by Team Cheadle. This year the theme is Victorian Christmas, and everyone attending is invited to dress up to help invoke a traditional Christmas feel.

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October 18, 2019

Police and ambulance called to “sudden death” incident

A SUDDEN death in Cheadle is not being treated as suspicious, police have said. Emergency services were called to Attlee Road in the town last week, where a man in his 40s was found dead. A woman at the scene was taken to hospital.

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