November 1, 2019
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.
October 18, 2019
A FORMER bank could be transformed into a bar under new proposals. Planning permissions have been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) to change 2 High Street in Uttoxeter into a cafe-come-bar after the owner failed to find an occupant for its proposed retail use - plans that were approved back in May. The three-storey building was last occupied by the Royal Bank of Scotland but the premises has been vacant since it's closure in August 2018.
October 3, 2019
AN INFANT group in the Moorlands that had previously proved a hit with parents has recently returned to a town library. Baby Bounce and Rhyme sessions, led by Hilary Yates, are now available for parents and grandparents to attend at Cheadle Library on High Street, on Tuesday mornings, taking place between 9.30am and 10am. These term-time only mornings are focused around a 30-minute singing and story time session.
October 3, 2019
A LANDSLIDE which happened in a Moorlands town centre at the weekend resulted in a number of shops closing this week. 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. Part of a retaining wall, along with part of what is believed to be a private driveway from St George's Street, came crashing down into the back of some of the High Street properties.
September 9, 2019
PLANS for a baby sensory facility to be moved into a vacant shop on a Moorlands high street have been submitted to the local planning authority. Previously a haberdashery, 13, High Street in Cheadle has been unused for approximately six months and now Catherine Potts of Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense Staffordshire Moorlands has applied for permission to transform the venue into a “Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense Wow Centre” according to the planning application form she has submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC). In this document, she said this hub would provide “sensory, development and massage, yoga, reflexology classes to babies from birth to 13 months and sensory, physical activity classes for toddlers aged from 12 months to four years 11 months.”
April 4, 2019
A SCHEME designed to boost independent traders and breathe new life into the high street has been reignited in Cheadle. Businesses in the town centre have joined forces via social media to promote each other online. And, using the Totally Locally Cheadle banner, the traders are hoping to encourage people from far and wide to visit the unique independent shops which make up the majority of the town centre.
March 7, 2019
FREE parking bays in the High Street, a weekend bus service for villages and a drastic revamp of Cheadle’s town centre are among suggestions for a ‘vision statement’ as part of a bid for government funding. Cheadle Town Council’s development services committee met on Monday to debate options which would revitalise the heart of the town. Councillors agreed to seek inspiration from the town’s school pupils and sixth form students, as well as attempt to kick-start a more vibrant night-time economy.
March 1, 2019
THE future of a much-loved charity shop in Uttoxeter is hanging in the balance as the charity looks for alternative premises. The search is on by Newlife Charity, which has a charity shop in Uttoxeter's High Street, for new premises as their lease on the current venue has come to an end. One shopper, who wished not to be named, told the Times & Echo that she has written to the trustees of the charity asking them to reconsider their apparent decision to close the store, after she has heard it is closing on March 31.
February 28, 2019
COMMUNITY leaders have vowed to fight against proposals to introduce on-street parking in Cheadle town centre. We reported in January that Staffordshire County Council was considering possible on-street parking charges in Cheadle, as well as in a number of other towns across the county. The authority has now confirmed that those proposals have now been passed, and that there will be a “rolling programme” to instigate the schemes up to 2022.
May 3, 2018
CHEADLE Discovery Centre closed its doors for what could be the final time last week.
April 19, 2018
PLANS have been revealed to launch a makers market in Cheadle town centre.
February 23, 2018
BUSINESS is booming for a Cheadle barber shop preparing to celebrate its second anniversary in the town.