August 12, 2021
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.
April 29, 2021
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.
March 18, 2021
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.
March 11, 2021
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.
February 18, 2021
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
November 19, 2020
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.
November 6, 2020
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.
September 17, 2020
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.
September 4, 2020
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.
August 6, 2020
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.
July 29, 2020
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.
July 16, 2020
Human excrement has been found dumped on a park bench in the Moorlands. The discovery of the faeces was made by a dog walker in Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground on Thursday, July 9.