January 16, 2020
A CLIMATE change action group in the Moorlands is calling for businesses to come on board with a national initiative to save on plastic use. Members of the recently-formed Moorlands Climate Action (MCA) group are looking to promote a 'Refill' scheme across the district as part of one of their 2020 projects. Group member Mike Jones told the Times & Echo: “This scheme encourages members of the public to refill water bottles rather than buy bottles of water, and cafes, pubs etc are encouraged to join the scheme and provide water free of charge.
January 16, 2020
A PROPOSAL for a large residential development on land south of a Moorlands village has been recommended for refusal by planning chiefs. The application to build a proposed total of 85 residential units on a 3.15 hectare-site located between Folly Lane and Cheadle Road in Cheddleton is set to be debated and decided upon at the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) planning committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, January 16). Previous plans to build on the same site were thrown out in October 2018 after the SMDC refused the application on the grounds of: “This is a greenfield site situated within the Green Belt.
December 18, 2019
AN APPEAL is being made to help collate information about a fatal war-time crash in the Moorlands so that residents of the area can properly commemorate those who died in the incident – some seven decades later. Local historian Martyn Hordern is currently working with Kingsley Parish Council to commemorate six members of the Royal Air Force on the 76th anniversary of their deaths. Martyn explained: “Whilst researching Kingsley’s World War 1 history, the story of a little-known Halifax bomber crash on land off Blakeley Lane was uncovered.
December 18, 2019
A MAJOR planning application for a scenic spot in the Moorlands is up for approval. Applicant Ben Reeves has submitted the plans for Consall Hall & Gardens, near Wetley Rocks. He is seeking permission for the proposed “change of use and redevelopment of Consall Hall, private house, gardens and wedding venue to form a hospitality venue, wellbeing hotel and lodges comprising the installation of 15 holiday lodges, 10 shepherds huts, demolition of existing outbuildings and construction of new wedding venue buildings, works to the existing walled garden, installation of 21 accommodation pods to serve the wedding venue, access and parking works, demolition and replacement of existing hall to provide new restaurant/hub building (amended design) and refurbishment of the existing swimming pool and changing rooms to form new spa facilities.”
December 18, 2019
A NEW councillor has been welcomed onto a parish council in the Moorlands this week. Peter McCready becomes the latest member to join the Forsbrook Parish Council after all councillors voted in favour of accepting him into the position on Monday (December 18) night. “I'm very pleased and quite excited about the opportunity to try to support and develop the parish,” Councillor McCready told the Times and Echo.
November 28, 2019
WEST Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has confirmed that a community response post in a Moorlands town is to close next year, citing financial viability as the reason. The trust stated that Cheadle's community response post, which is situated in Ashbourne Road, will shut by the end of March 2020 but it will turn the rapid response vehicle that is stationed in the town currently into a “double crewed ambulance.” Further to this, it said there are no plans to change the ambulance provision in Cheadle and the surrounding area.
November 21, 2019
A DAIRY processing company in the Moorlands is encouraging residents to opt for glass bottles instead of plastic when purchasing their milk. Wheat Brothers of Cheadle deliver to around 2,500 people in the Moorlands and Potteries area, with around 70 per cent of customers opting to receive their milk in a glass bottle rather than a plastic one. Company owner Michael Wheat wants to encourage more people to ditch the plastic and use glass instead.
November 15, 2019
A PRIMARY school in the Moorlands is set to be awarded with a prestigious award. Cheadle Primary School will soon be presented with the Silver 'Rights Respecting School Award' by Unicef UK. Unicef is the world's leading organisation working for children and their rights, and the organisation's Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools which show commitment to promoting and realising children's rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school.
September 26, 2019
A FRESH bus service which is set to run from the Moorlands to the Potteries will commence at the end of the month. D&G Buses have revealed they will be providing a new 32 and '32X' bus service that will run from Tean, through Cheadle and up to Hanley from Monday, September 30. The Times and Echo reported last week that First Bus was rebranding it's own 32 route as 'Kingfisher', reducing services to one stop every hour.
September 19, 2019
POLICE have been handing out gardening tips to a Moorlands resident after they discovered a cannabis plant. The plant, which is classed as illegal to grow in this country, was found in a garden at a property near to Cheadle town centre earlier this month. A representative for Staffordshire Police had initially posted about the find on their Twitter page. They said: “Local officers in Cheadle have had to give out some gardening tips this afternoon.
August 8, 2019
A GROUP of volunteers who meet monthly to clean the streets of their town celebrated their one-year anniversary on Monday. The Cheadle Moorlands Litter Pickers have been keeping the streets of their town clean for the last 12 months after members were “fed up of seeing a mess on the streets.” Started by Nicola Cooper with mum Christine Broad, the group meets on the first Sunday of every month to collect litter that has been discarded in public spaces such as the high street and town centre.
August 8, 2019
A YEARLY event which celebrates the assets of a community in the Moorlands was hosted on Sunday. Despite the threat of adverse conditions, the weather proved good for the Party in the Park that was held over the weekend on Tean Road recreation ground in Cheadle with many residents enjoying a day of entertainment with neighbours and friends. Live music, competitions and craft stalls created a welcoming atmosphere for those who attended.