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Times Echo and Life / Staffordshire county council

April 28, 2022

Rural development plan for towns

People, businesses, groups and organisations are all being urged to help finalise “how to get more from Staffordshire’s rural economy in the next decade.” After preliminary work with a wide range of bodies, Staffordshire County Council has published its draft Rural Economic Strategy for final comment.

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March 17, 2022

Investigation closed over tip incident

A local authority has stated that an investigation into an incident at a Moorlands recycling centre has been closed – despite more people coming forward with complaints about the site. Last week, we reported that a Cheadle resident said that he had been “met with abuse and vulgar language” when he visited the town’s recycling centre off New Haden Road recently.

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March 10, 2022

Investigation asked for after recycling centre incident

Staffordshire County Council has asked external contractors who run a recycling facility in the Moorlands to look into a resident’s complaint after they claimed they experienced verbal abuse during a visit. The community member, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Times & Echo he had been visiting Cheadle Recycling Centre off New Haden Road on February 27 at around midday when the incident occurred.

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February 17, 2022

Changes in mental health service forthcoming

Leek is set to see a change in the provision of Staffordshire County Council’s mental health service with alterations to be made in the coming months. Locations at John Hall Gardens and Kniveden have provided venues that have been used for social care and helping people work through their illnesses.

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February 17, 2022

Council opposes footpath ‘deletion’

Community leaders have stated they do not want a “well-used” footpath in their area to be deleted from a footpath register. Cheadle Town Council has stated that it opposes the proposal to ‘delete’ a much-used footpath from an important register.

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February 10, 2022

“Traffic management in town is a mess”

Another set of signatures on a petition calling for a speed reduction in a Moorlands town centre is being presented to Staffordshire County Council this week. Leek resident and local businessman Roger Warrillow began a petition early last year, asking for the county Highways Department to consider introducing a “20 mph speed limit in Leek town centre.”

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February 10, 2022

Speed reduction for much-used road

A frequently used road in the Moorlands is set for an extended speed limit reduction. Ashbourne Road in Cheadle is used by commuters every day and soon they could be required to limit their speed to 30 miles-per-hour along another 250-metre section of the road.

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January 27, 2022

Concern over “very shoddy repair” to pavement

A councillor has stated that he thinks that repair work to a pavement in Leek town centre is “shoddy.” We reported earlier this month that Leek Town councillor Stephen Wales had initially raised concern about the pavement, on the junction with Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street in Leek, being in need of repair.

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January 13, 2022

Repairs set to make town centre area safe

A county council has confirmed that road and pavement repairs are set to take place to make an area within a Moorlands town centre safe. The confirmation from Staffordshire County Council regarding the Ashbourne Road and Haywood Street junction in Leek, where kerb stones and pavement slabs have been damaged, comes after Leek Town councillor Stephen Wales has written to the highways department at the county council.

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January 13, 2022

Double yellow lines set for village street

A road that has been of particular concern to community leaders in relation to parking and driving safety is set for double yellow lines. Holt Lane between Kingsley Holt and Kingsley has seen significant traffic on weekdays with parents dropping off and picking up their children who attend St Werburgh’s Primary School.

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January 6, 2022

“The noise in the house is getting worse”

A village resident has raised concerns over the speed of traffic on a busy Moorlands high street, expressing worries over the safety of pedestrians. Veronica Griffiths has told the Times and Echo that she is unhappy with vehicle behaviour along Tean high street.

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December 23, 2021

Meet the families giving foster children a happy Christmas

Foster families in Staffordshire are sharing their Christmas experiences to help encourage more families to consider fostering. There are currently around 400 fostering households in the county and with the number of children needing a loving home on the increase, more families are being urged to come forward.

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