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Times Echo and Life / Footpath

February 25, 2022

Churchyard robbed of stone flags

A churchyard in the Moorlands has been raided by thieves for its pathway stones. A large number of the stone flags on the footpath which is situated in the churchyard at All Saints in Grindon, were ripped up and stolen overnight on Wednesday, February 16 and Thursday, February 17.

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January 6, 2022

Walker hot spot set for improvements

A much-visited site, which is popular among walkers in the Moorlands, could be in line for several revamps. Thor’s Cave near the village of Wetton has seen a significant uptick in visitors since the start of the pandemic.

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November 7, 2019


COMMUNITY leaders are calling upon a school to rethink designs for fencing around its premises – to “enable a safer environment access.” Members of Cheadle Town Council recently debated the planning application which has recently been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council by Cheadle Academy for “proposed safeguarding project, installation of new boundary and site fencing, gates with new two metre and 2.4 metre high paladin mesh vertical bar fencing and gates.” The debate saw councillors air concerns about future prospects of creating a pathway by the school for a “safer environment to access the schools in the future.”

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August 8, 2019

Parish calls for county action on “disgraceful” footpath

A PARISH council in the Moorlands has called on a local authority to act as overgrown hedges on a footpath on a busy road is making the walkway unpassable. Checkley Parish Council is urging it's residents to contact Staffordshire County Council about the “disgraceful state of the footpath from Tean all the way down to Fole.” A spokesperson for Checkley Parish Council said: “The verges are taking over the paths and the hedges are causing people to walk on a busy road.

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