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December 13, 2019

Community devastated after memorial vandalised

A COMMUNITY has been left “devastated” after a memorial plaque which they had erected in memory of one of their neighbours has been vandalised – within less than 24 hours of it being installed. And the wife of the late Basil Bridgett, who the plaque honours, has stated that she feels the offender(s) “must be sick in the head or have a sad life” for the damage they have caused to the plaque which is situated on an old gate post at the top of Meadow Drive in Cheadle. The plaque is inscribed with: “In memory of Basil “Baz” Bridgett, who worked hard to keep those using and living in Meadow Drive safe.”

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September 30, 2019

Shops closed due to landslide in town centre

A landslide has resulted in a number of shops in a Moorlands town to be closed today (Monday, September 30). The incident, believed to have been caused by the heavy rain of late, happened at the back of a number of shops in Cheadle's High Street in the early hours of Sunday (September 29) morning. The Samaritan's 'Little Charity Shop' is believed to be the worst affected after bricks and concrete have fallen into the rear of the shop causing “significant structural damage” including broken windows.

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September 19, 2019

Sports facilities damaged by vandals – again

SPORTING members of the public are getting “annoyed” that their changing room facilities are “repeatedly” being broken into and damaged. The concern comes after further vandalism has been discovered at the changing rooms on Tean Road Recreational Grounds in Cheadle. Bird in Hand Football Team is one of the remaining teams using the site to train and play games. The team's manager Dan James told the Times & Echo that paint had been discovered “chucked all over the floor” of the changing rooms building last Thursday (September 12), and that it was soon realised that the culprits had got in via the roof and then managed to unscrew the hinges off the door from the inside.

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January 31, 2019

Trio of 12-year-olds interviewed after toilet damage

THREE children have been interviewed by police after damage to public toilets in Cheadle. The trio of 12-year-old boys will be referred to Staffordshire Police force's Youth Offending Team. Officers were investigating criminal damage at Tean Road recreation ground after an incident there last week.

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August 15, 2018

Couple call for drugs crackdown

A COUPLE from Catchems Corner are backing police calls for help in tackling the monkey dust 'epidemic' sweeping north Staffordshire.

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