July 29, 2021
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.
July 22, 2021
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.
July 16, 2021
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.
July 6, 2021
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.
June 11, 2021
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.
May 20, 2021
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.
April 1, 2021
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.
March 5, 2021
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.
February 25, 2021
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.
November 25, 2020
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.
October 29, 2020
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.
October 29, 2020
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.