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November 19, 2020

Let’s still illuminate town together

This year's Christmas Lights Switch On Event for Cheadle had set to take place this Saturday (November 21). It would have included the ever-popular Team Cheadle Victorian Christmas event which would have seen thousands of people visiting the town centre to join in on the festivities.

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October 29, 2020

Staffordshire moves to High Alert for Covid-19 on Saturday

The Government has confirmed that Staffordshire will move to High Alert for Covid-19 from 00:01 on Saturday, October 31. This means it will be illegal for people to meet socially indoors with another household, unless part of a ‘support bubble’. The new rules apply in both homes and public settings such as pubs and restaurants.

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July 16, 2020

Concerns over drugs in town

An appeal is being made for any information about drug dealing in a Moorlands town centre to be passed on to the police. The appeal comes from Cheadle town and district councillor Kate Martin who is concerned about an apparent increase in drug dealing in Cheadle town centre.

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June 11, 2020

Brightening up their community

A couple in a Moorlands village have been getting creative to lift the spirits of their community. Leslie Kirkland, and his wife Sonya, not only decorated their front garden in Oakamoor with lots of patriotic attire for the recent VE Day anniversary celebrations, but have also spruced up planters outside Valley Primary School, ahead of when some of the pupils went back to school.

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May 6, 2020

VE Day celebrations go online for 75th anniversary

This year marks the 75th anniversary of that monumental day and there had been lots of community events planned for Friday (May 8) to help celebrate the anniversary.

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May 6, 2020

Forget ‘Jack and His Beanstalk’ – meet ‘Alfie and Everyone’s Sunflowers’

Seven-year-old Alfie Pearson started planting sunflower seeds as part of a family lockdown activity with his mum Jessica and dad Mark. However, Alfie, who normally attends Cheadle Primary School, then wanted to share his gardening joy with others and has been leaving potted sunflower seeds out for his neighbours and other members of the community to collect and subsequently grow their own sunflowers.

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May 6, 2020

Trucks banned from weekly NHS Thanks

A haulage company owner has been told he cannot send out his trucks around a Moorlands town as part of the weekly Clap for Our Carers – due to it not being an ‘essential’ journey.

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September 26, 2019

“It’s wonderful to see all their achievements”

A NEW campaign has been launched in search of new foster families in Staffordshire. ‘No Myths, No Ifs, No Buts…’ is the latest campaign by Staffordshire County Council to help find foster families for some of the county’s most vulnerable children. The campaign is being focused on helping to bust some of the commonly held myths which often put people off from fostering.

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August 8, 2019

Food bank appeals for donations

A FOODBANK in East Staffordshire said it is currently low on stock primarily due to a supermarket halting its collection for the local organisation. The Uttoxeter Foodbank run by Renew Church, has provided food and toiletries for “needy-families” in and around the town since 2015. However, the resource said it is currently “running low on certain items” with this “primarily down to ASDA supermarket no longer collecting for our local food bank in their store.”

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August 8, 2019

Great day for town’s Party in the Park

A YEARLY event which celebrates the assets of a community in the Moorlands was hosted on Sunday. Despite the threat of adverse conditions, the weather proved good for the Party in the Park that was held over the weekend on Tean Road recreation ground in Cheadle with many residents enjoying a day of entertainment with neighbours and friends. Live music, competitions and craft stalls created a welcoming atmosphere for those who attended.

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July 4, 2019

Burglar sentenced to prison

A MAN has been jailed after carrying out a spate of burglaries in rural locations of Staffordshire – including one at a house in Uttoxeter. Ross Underwood, aged 34, of Marans Croft in Birmingham, was sentenced when he appeared at Stafford Crown Court on Friday, June 28. At an earlier hearing, Underwood admitted a burglary at a house in Westward Close, Uttoxeter and another in Gallowstree Lane, Mayfield. He also pleaded guilty to an attempted burglary on Birchalls Close in Leek.

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March 7, 2019

A VISION FOR THE FUTURE

FREE parking bays in the High Street, a weekend bus service for villages and a drastic revamp of Cheadle’s town centre are among suggestions for a ‘vision statement’ as part of a bid for government funding. Cheadle Town Council’s development services committee met on Monday to debate options which would revitalise the heart of the town. Councillors agreed to seek inspiration from the town’s school pupils and sixth form students, as well as attempt to kick-start a more vibrant night-time economy.

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