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October 7, 2021

Petition launched for free bus passes

A Moorlands mum has set up a petition to campaign for free bus passes for high school children who are having to walk a “dangerous” route in order to get to lessons. Laura Bailey, from Tean, has set up the campaign after Staffordshire County Council rejected her application for a free bus pass for her 13-year-old daughter because she now lives within a three-mile radius of her school after moving house.

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October 7, 2021

Permanent traffic lights for Freehay – “at last”

The installation of permanent traffic lights on a busy crossroads in the Moorlands is finally taking place. The highways improvements at Freehay Crossroads, near Cheadle, which are being carried out by Staffordshire County Council, will finally see the installation of permanent four-way traffic lights, carriageway resurfacing and improved signs.

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September 16, 2021

“Help make our roads even safer”

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded about the importance of safe driving as part of a national campaign. Project EDWARD ‘Every Day Without A Road Death’, which began on Monday (September 13) and runs through until Friday (September 17) aims to promote road safety.

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September 2, 2021

Consultation over school travel scheme

A currently suspended scheme, which lets pupils not entitled to free school transport to take up spare seats on school buses, may not return. Staffordshire County Council has stated it will not reinstate the suspended Temporary Vacant Seat Scheme, which was halted during the pandemic, unless it is persuaded otherwise during the next six weeks.

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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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July 29, 2021

Three year delay in response to pothole concern

Community leaders are calling for more action and less automated emails when it comes to highways issues. Cheadle councillor Ray Wood has received such an automated email for an enquiry regarding a pothole in Charles Street, which he made over three years ago.

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July 22, 2021

Landslide site finally made safe after 22 months

An area in a Moorlands town where a landslide happened has finally been made safe – almost two years after the incident. We reported in 2019 about the collapse of a wall and parking area in Prince George Street in Cheadle which resulted in three shops along the adjacent High Street being closed temporarily.

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July 16, 2021

Hedges causing pedestrians to walk on busy highway

Concern has been raised regarding an overgrown hedge which is obstructing the use of a pavement along a busy road in the Moorlands. The concerns have been raised regarding the pavement which goes along the A522 between Cheadle and Tean.

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July 6, 2021

Warning after Covid surge

SCORES of school pupils are working from home, with many isolating, after a spike in Covid-19 cases in Uttoxeter. Staffordshire County Council issued a warning to residents over the weekend, as numbers were on the rise.

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June 11, 2021

“Unfair” concerns raised over decision to cancel fair

A fun fair operator is seeking legal advice after having a two week visit to a Moorlands town cancelled. The decision to cancel Cheadle Wakes, which had set to start on Friday (June 4) evening in Tean Road Recreation Grounds, came after an out-break of Covid-19 in the neighbouring Moorlands town of Leek. Cheadle Town Council, which has remit over the recreational grounds, issued a statement on Friday at 4.50pm about the decision to cancel the fair, which had already arrived and been set up at the site.

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May 20, 2021

Fridge freezer “too dirty” for the tip

A Moorlands resident has been told that a fridge freezer was “too dirty” to be dumped at a town tip. And the resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, was especially astounded at this as she had found the appliance fly-tipped near her home and thought she was “doing her bit” by taking it to the Cheadle Recycling Centre.

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April 1, 2021

Cost of temporary traffic lights confirmed

More than £38,000 has been spent on temporary traffic lights at a busy road junction in the Moorlands, while work has been carried out on deciphering what permanent road improvements are to be put in place. Temporary traffic lights were put in place at Freehay Crossroads, near Cheadle, in July 2018, after health and safety concerns were raised following a number of road traffic collisions at the junctions.

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