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Times Echo and Life / Staffordshire county council

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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July 29, 2020

Traffic lights knocked into hedge

Traffic lights at a crossroads, which had been knocked into a hedge, caused traffic chaos at the weekend. There are currently temporary traffic lights situated at the Freehay Crossroads near Cheadle, a site which is earmarked for further traffic improvements by Staffordshire County Council.

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July 2, 2020

Road speed reduction consultation extended

A consultation surrounding a proposed speed reduction in a Moorlands village has been extended. It is being proposed by Staffordshire County Council to reduce the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on approaches to the proposed roundabout at the existing junction of Uttoxeter Road and Cresswell Road near Draycott-in-the-Moors.

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June 18, 2020

£87,090 fund for district to “re-open high streets safely”

Councils state that they are working together to help High Streets bounce back now that shops and businesses have started to re-open again after being shut for months due to the coronavirus situation.

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May 6, 2020

Call for tips to be re-opened as fly-tipping reports double

Community leaders are calling for the re-opening of waste recycling sites after fly tipping has more than doubled in the area.

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April 30, 2020

“Changing the priority is just going to end up killing someone”

Residents and community leaders have been airing concerns about plans to change priority at a well-used crossroads in the Moorlands.

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April 23, 2020

Green light for highways funding

Two well-used highways junctions in the Cheadle area are set to be improved – now that funding has been given the green light by community leaders. A £42.7 million package of highways improvements and transport schemes for across the county for the 2020/21 financial year has been announced by Staffordshire County Council. These include almost £250,000 for two projects in the Cheadle area.

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December 23, 2019

Alterations made to carriageway road closure schedule

FURTHER alterations have been made to the schedule of works that are currently being carried out on a frequently-used double carriageway in the Moorlands. The A521 in Blythe Bridge is currently partly shut as three phases of works on land adjacent to the road are completed by contractors from housing developers St Modwen Homes after previously being granted planning permission to build up to 120 new homes on the site. Earlier this month the Times and Echo reported that Staffordshire County Council's website explained that 'Phase Two' of the roadworks would see the “complete closure of the opposite side of the carriageway for seven weeks with two lanes open eastbound i.e. traffic leaving the A50,” while phase three signified “four weeks with three-way traffic signals and lane closures.”

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October 24, 2019

Pedestrian crossing given green light

A NEW pedestrian crossing is set to be installed on a frequently-used road to help members of the community cross safely after a resident launched a petition campaigning for traffic calming measures. It has been confirmed by Staffordshire County councillor David Brookes that a crossing will be put in place on Bridge Street in Uttoxeter during the next financial year with a view to making further road improvements within the town. Mr Brookes told the Times and Echo this week: “A crossing should have been put in place before.

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October 10, 2019

Road now set to stay partially open during developments

A BUSY road in the Moorlands that was due to be sanctioned with a full closure so that development works could be carried out will now only be partially closed. The Times and Echo recently reported that the A521 dual carriageway, which leads onto a roundabout that joins onto the A50, was initially going to be shut both ways for approximately ten weeks so housing developers St Modwen could carry out access construction after being granted permission to build 120 new homes on land adjacent to the road in Blythe Bridge. However, Staffordshire County Council released a statement on Sunday, October 6 that said one lane would now be kept open “where possible”, although the works will now take “around 19 or 20 weeks” to complete. Work started on the constructions on Monday (October 7).

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