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Times Echo and Life / Staffordshire county council

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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March 5, 2021

“Our village is the forgotten area”

A 15 foot pothole in a Moorlands village has sparked a deluge of complaints from a resident who is fearful vibrations from passing traffic are damaging his home. Frank Rogers, aged 77, first reported the pothole in Uttoxeter Road, Blythe Bridge to Staffordshire County Council in April last year, after noticing tremors affecting his home when heavy traffic passed by.

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February 25, 2021

Permanent lights set for crossroads

A busy crossroads in the Moorlands is set to have permanent traffic lights installed by the end of the year. There has been on-going concern about the safety of Freehay Crossroads in Cheadle with many campaigning for improved road safety measures to be put in place.

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November 25, 2020

Residents urged to get tested for Covid-19

Residents in parts of the Staffordshire Moorlands are being urged to book a test for Covid-19. The areas of Cheadle, Checkley, Upper Tean, Cellarhead, Werrington, Bagnall, Brown Edge, and Endon, have been identified as Covid-19 hotspots, places where there is a high level of community transmission.

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October 29, 2020

Collective plea for residents to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night safely

Partners from the Staffordshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) have issued a plea to residents to take extra care when celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night this autumn. The pandemic and government restrictions on social gatherings have put a halt to traditional trick or treating and organised firework displays and people are being encouraged to find alternative ways of marking these calendar events safely and practically.

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October 29, 2020

Community spirit is doing it for the kids

Communities across the nation have been helping to feed youngsters this half term – and this has included the community of Cheadle. Takeaways, supermarkets and community leaders are among those locally who are offering the food to youngsters following an appeal by Premier League footballer Marcus Rashford after the House of Commons voted against proposals to extend free school meals to the half term.

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October 28, 2020

County set to move up to High Alert level for Covid-19

Staffordshire is set to move to High Alert for Covid-19, in a bid to stem the rise of cases across the county. The exact date of when the new measures will come into place has still to be confirmed, but it could be “as soon as this weekend” - according to Staffordshire County Council. The status of the alert will be reviewed in 14 days.

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October 27, 2020

What now for town’s Area of Reflection?

THE future of the Area of Reflection planned for Uttoxeter’s town centre has been thrown into doubt after the incorrect permit was issued. Uttoxeter Town Council announced last week that work to create a permanent Area of Reflection around the town’s War Memorial and featuring the commemorative Bamford plaque, had been given the green light.

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October 13, 2020

Councillors’ cash for Covid-19 projects

A FOOD bank, a community shop and a parish support project are among groups to receive funding for their work during and after the coronavirus lockdown.

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September 17, 2020

“Crossing the junction on red is irresponsible”

Community leaders are appealing for drivers not to cross over a junction in the Moorlands when traffic lights are on red. The appeal comes as further concerns have been raised about the temporary traffic lights at Freehay Crossroads which have, reportedly, malfunctioned on a number of occasions.

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August 20, 2020

People urged to find out more about support packages

People and businesses affected by the Covid-19 crisis are again being urged to find out more about a package of support put in place by a county council, local enterprise partnership and partner organisations as the latest benefit claimant count figures have been released.

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August 20, 2020

Two weeks of night time road closures

Work to improve roads in a Moorlands town is continuing – with a fortnight of night time road closures. Staffordshire County Council are currently carrying out carriageway resurfacing works on Tape Street, High Street and Leek Road in Cheadle.

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