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September 16, 2021

Car park chaos in town centre

Drivers and pedestrians alike have been dealing with chaos in a town centre car park in the Moorlands this week. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is currently carrying out resurfacing works on Tape Street Car Park which is causing disruption for car park users and those walking through it.

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September 2, 2021

Council extends town survey deadline

The deadline for residents to take part in a survey focusing on the regeneration of their town has been put back. The extension from September 3 to September 24 for the deadline of the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) survey surrounding Cheadle comes after concerns were raised that not all households in Cheadle had received the survey – despite SMDC stating last week that they had sent out 5,000 to properties in the Moorlands town.

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August 26, 2021

Deadline looming for town survey

A council is urging residents in a Moorlands town to have their say about the possible regeneration of their town by taking part in a survey. However, a number of residents in Cheadle have raised concern that they have not yet received a copy of the survey and accompanying newsletter about the initiative, even though Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has stated that all households in the town should have received one through their doors earlier this month.

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August 12, 2021

Consultation begins on town regeneration

A consultation has begun surrounding the regeneration of a Moorlands town. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) is asking people in Cheadle to take part in a consultation to “help shape Cheadle’s future development” in a two-stage consultation process starting with the launch of a survey asking people to comment on five “emerging priorities” for the town centre.

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July 29, 2021

All change set for parking charges

Community leaders in Cheadle have aired concern over proposals to change car parking charges in the town. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) has commissioned consultants Parking Matters to draw up a Parking Strategy Draft Recommendations report which covers all the car parks which are under the remit of the district council – these include Tape Street and Well Street car parks in Cheadle.

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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 7, 2021

“I’m for everybody to write in and oppose this”

More community leaders have aired concern over proposed parliamentary boundary changes for the Moorlands area. Last week we reported that Checkley Parish Council had spoken out about its “dismay” of possible parliamentary boundary changes in the Moorlands after the Boundary Commission for England had published a report which sets out the changes they are proposing for across the nation.

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July 7, 2021

Council finds loophole to still meet virtually

A council in the Moorlands has found a loophole to be able to still hold some council meetings virtually. As a result of restrictions put in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 it was not possible for council meetings to take place in person.

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July 1, 2021

‘Green Travel Corridor’ project for railway line

The wheels are in motion for a disused railway line in a Moorlands town to possibly be turned into a ‘Green Travel Corridor.’ Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) Cabinet, at their afternoon meeting on Tuesday, June 29, agreed proposals for the authority to begin the process of an Asset Transfer of the Cheadle to Cresswell Disused Railway line from the Department for Transport to the ownership of Staffordshire Moorland District Council.

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June 24, 2021

Town survey set to be sent to every household

A survey surrounding the future of a Moorlands town is set to be sent out to residents next month. The news that consultants Filigree Communications are almost set to send out a survey surrounding the Cheadle Town Centre Projects (CTCP), which is set to be delivered by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC), was announced at the CTCP Stakeholder Meeting yesterday (Tuesday, June 22).

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June 11, 2021

Concerns over ‘vibrating’ houses due to development works

Concerns have been raised of houses in Cheadle which have been ‘vibrating’ due to works being carried out at a nearby housing development. Housing developer Bellway is currently constructing houses at the former JCB site in Cheadle, called Cecilly Mills.

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May 27, 2021

Five days for ideas to spend funding

Community leaders were given just five days to come up with proposals on how to spend Government cash to “support a safe return to the high street.” A letter regarding the Government’s ‘Welcome Back’ fund was sent by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council (SMDC) to the Cheadle Town Mayor and fellow members of the Cheadle town Council on Thursday (May 20).

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