October 7, 2021
Community leaders have voiced their concern over proposals to build 228 homes in their area. Bloor Homes has submitted a planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to erect the dwellings on land east of Froghall Road in Cheadle.
July 22, 2021
A mental health nurse from the Moorlands has been offering free wellbeing retreat sessions to hospital staff. Aimee Bramwell has set up wellbeing retreats for staff at University Hospitals of North Midlands.
May 20, 2021
An appeal is being made for people to dress up in Victorian costume for a new calendar. The appeal has been made by James Woolley, who lives in Kingsley, and who is aiming to produce a calender with any profits being given to charity.
September 24, 2020
A guide dog has been named after a Moorlands woman who passed away at the age of 78. Kath, a Labrador which is currently being trained to be a Guide Dog for the Blind, was named after Kath Jones who lived in Kingsley. The pooch has been named after Kath, following great fundraising efforts for the charity by Kath's family since she passed away three years ago.
June 4, 2020
Thousands of people across the Moorlands came out of their houses to support a charity truck run last week. The second 'UHNS Charity Classic Truck Run' took place on Thursday (May 28), between 7.30pm and 8.30pm, during which the apparent last ever ‘Clap for our Carers’ took place across the nation.
March 19, 2020
A VILLAGER, who is part of a group that helps keep her area clean, is encouraging residents to join in with the tidy-up as the community aims to achieve a Best Kept Village award. Alison Pooler, of Kingsley, is part of a group of residents that meet on one Sunday a month to go around the village and spruce it up. Stemming from an initial idea a few years ago, the initiative now attracts around seven members per meet-up and now, starting in mid-April, the group will be coming together on Wednesday evenings too in order to both keep the place in good nick and also strive for a Best Kept Village award.
February 13, 2020
A COMMUNITY in the Moorlands has honoured the lives of service men who died in a WWII disaster in a village by unveiling a plaque in their names last week. Residents in Kingsley gathered together for a ceremony at Blakeley Lane Methodist Chapel on Friday (February 7) to commemorate the six men who were killed on February 7, 1944 when a Handley Page Halifax bomber crashed onto farm land close to the chapel after its engine became frozen during a training mission. Flying officer Ernest Charles David Richards, Sgt Kenneth Murray, Sgt William Desmond Joshua, Sgt Herbert John Couling, Sgt Albert John Denny of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and flying officer Hubert Lloyd Kerr of the Royal Canadian Air Force all died in the crash.
November 1, 2019
THE MANAGER of a village pub has pulled out all the stops to remember the fallen this autumn. Danni Molloy, who has run the Blacksmiths Arms in Kingsley for the past 18 months, has painted bright red poppies all over the Shawe Park Road establishment as a way to raise awareness about the forthcoming remembrance commemorations and also to raise money for this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal as well as Help for Heroes. Danni told the Times & Echo: “I decided to do this as The Blacksmiths Arms is a very community orientated pub.
October 10, 2019
A PARISH council has given thousands of pounds to a project team to help towards the regeneration of a recreation field. Kingsley Parish Council have confirmed that they have donated £10,000 to Kingsley Venture Valley Project Team for their plans to improve Kingsley Recreation Ground.
February 21, 2019
FOUR bus services in a Moorlands village are being cancelled this Spring – due to “inconsiderate parking.” Community leaders in Kingsley have, since November, held meetings in the hope of saving the bus services which go through their village at school drop-off and pick-up times. But despite sending notices to parents about parking issues outside St Werburgh's School, no improvement has been made. The journeys being withdrawn by First Potteries, as of April 8 are: 8.39am from Kingsley to Hanley; 8.47am from Kingsley to Cheadle; 3.11pm from Kingsley to Cheadle and; 3.14pm from Kingsley to Hanley.
February 21, 2019
A MOORLANDS chicken has laid three very large eggs – and her owner was in for another surprise when she cracked the eggs open. Nicola Randles owns a small holding in Kingsley and has eight chickens. She, and the students she has living on the small holding with her, were rather surprised to discover one of the hens, named Onyx, had laid a large egg – which was around five times the size of an average egg.
January 31, 2019
A DONATION of more than £23,000 will help fund new play equipment for village children. Money raised from the sale of the former Kingsley Youth Club has been gifted to Kingsley Holt Community Fund for the new kit. A cheque for £1,000 has also been presented to Kingsley Village Hall for fire doors at the rear of the building.