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April 21, 2022

Community bands together for tree planting

A Moorlands community has banded together to carry out a tree planting project. The recent tree planting at Forsbrook Cemetery, which was organised by Forsbrook Parish Council, was attended by councillors, Blythe Bridge WI, Forsbrook Primary Year Five and Springcroft Year Five children.

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August 12, 2021

Concerns over “deathtrap” road in the Moorlands

Concern has been raised about a “deathtrap” road in the Moorlands following yet another crash along the highway. The recent road traffic collision along Cheadle Road, coming into the village of Forsbrook, happened overnight of August 4 and August 5 and resulted in the car hitting through two metal sign posts and ending up on its side in the trees at the side of the highway.

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April 29, 2021

Street named after father and son duo

A father and son duo have been pleasantly surprised after discovering that a street in their community has been named after them. One of the streets within the Modwen Homes Blythe Field development in the Moorlands has been named Levison Street – after both Levison Wood Snr and Levison Wood Jnr.

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March 18, 2021

‘Hippy gas’ canisters found in village car park

Groups have been gathering near a car park in Forsbrook, leaving evidence of drug and alcohol use. Police have been informed and Forsbrook Parish Council are calling for further measures to discourage people from gathering in the area.

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March 11, 2021

Burial fees set to rise at Moorlands cemetery

Burial costs could be set to rise for villagers in Forsbrook and Blythe Bridge. A traditional burial may increase by £100 for residents, with a £200 rise proposed for non-residents.

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February 18, 2021

Community bid accepted for former police post

The first stage of purchasing the former police post in Blythe Bridge has been successfully completed. The Office for the Police and Crime Commissioner has accepted an initial stage of a collective community bid for the property next to the Blythe Centre, Your Community Your Libra

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November 19, 2020

Covid-19 cases fall after severe peak in area of the Moorlands

Cases of Covid-19 in Blythe Bridge, Forsbrook and Caverswall are beginning to fall after rocketing to the highest rate in the West Midlands last week. As of the weekend, the rate of infection with coronavirus was at 550 per 100,000 and dropping rapidly.

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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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September 17, 2020

Concerns over ‘dangerous’ litter

Concern has been aired about litter being left on a public open space in the Moorlands. A picture of some recent offending rubbish at Blythe Bridge Recreational Grounds was posted on social media which gained more than 100 comments.

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September 4, 2020

Petition launched after falls on unsafe pavements

A pavement petition has been launched by Forsbrook Parish Council. More than 100 people have signed the online petition to Staffordshire County Council asking for an upgrade of pavements in Uttoxeter Road.

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August 6, 2020

No CCTV despite second human faeces incident

A district council has stated that it will not be reinstating CCTV in a Moorlands village – despite there being a call for it following a second incident of human faeces being left in a public place. The appeal to “Reinstall the CCTV Cameras in Forsbrook Square” was posted on the 'Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook – The Place Where We Live' Facebook page on Sunday (August 2) following human faeces being found on the outside of a property.

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July 29, 2020

Council looks at asset funding

A specialist in grant funding is set to help Forsbrook Parish Council extend and refurbish sports changing rooms in Blythe Bridge. The changing rooms are set to be deep cleaned – at a cost of £350 – but will then remain closed to players because of the coronavirus.

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