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Sports Awards 2019

Time to nominate your Moorlands sporting heroes

Give your local sporting stars a chance to shine by nominating them for this year's Staffordshire Moorlands Sports Awards.

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Tunstall Road Masterplan information drop-in event

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is working with consultants, Sanderson Weatherall to create a vision for how mixed use development at Tunstall Road, Knypersley, Biddulph may look.


Council agrees budget for coming year

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £9.8m for the coming year.

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Giveaways and double points at Leek market this weekend

Shoppers in Leek are being invited to join market traders this weekend to celebrate the completion of improvement works to the town's indoor markets.

Spring Clean

Moorlands gearing up for Great British Spring Clean

Communities across the country are getting ready for the Great British Spring Clean which starts this week - and the District Council is supporting Staffordshire Moorlands residents who want to get involved.

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Council publishes draft statement of accounts 2018-19

Find out more information on the years Draft statement of accounts 2018-19

Winners and runners-up at this year's Open Art awards

Picture perfect for Open Art Awards winners

The winning artists have been announced following a record breaking year for the Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art exhibition 2019.

Councillor Mark Deaville with members of Leek Rugby Club u15s Girls

Celebrating our Moorlands sporting heroes

Celebrating sporting success in fields as diverse as archery and obstacle course racing took centre stage at the Staffordshire Moorlands Sports Awards.

Keeping the Moorlands clean

Dropped cigarette end costly for Leek man

Dropping a cigarette butt in the town centre has cost a Leek man £400.

David Hunt and Friends exhibition

Join David Hunt and Friends at the Nicholson this summer

The daring use of light, colour, texture and form by a group of award-winning artists adds an exciting dimension to this summer's exhibition at Leek's Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery.

Climate CHange

Moorlands Council declares climate change emergency

Plans to make the Staffordshire Moorlands carbon neutral by 2030 have been unanimously approved by the District Council.


Cheadle encouraged by High Street Fund feedback

Cheadle has been invited to re-submit its bid to the Future High Street Fund when it opens again next year.

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Council set to repair 12 Moorlands car parks this summer

Twelve off-street car parks across the Staffordshire Moorlands are to be repaired this summer - starting at Wharf Road in Biddulph in the week commencing 29 July.

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Canvass of Moorlands electors now underway

Forms are now being delivered across the Staffordshire Moorlands asking households to confirm the names of people living at the address who are registered to vote.


Spectacular Space Scheme has Landed

A summer holiday activity scheme for young people is about to kick off again for 2019

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High five as Ladderedge awarded Green Flag again

Supporters of Ladderedge Country Park are celebrating again after it was awarded a Green Flag

Keeping the Moorlands clean

Community Order for Stoke man who dumped waste in the Moorlands

A Stoke-on-Trent man who dumped a builder's bag full of waste and a double mattress in the Staffordshire Moorlands countryside has been ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work and pay costs of more than £2,000.

Cllr Joe Porter

Council appoints Cabinet member for climate change

Councillor Joe Porter has joined Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Cabinet as the portfolio holder for climate change.

Resurfacing work at Leek Bus Station this weekend

Bus passengers are advised that work to resurface the road at Leek Bus Station will take place on Sunday 15 September.

Visitors to the Call of the Wild exhibition admire the photographs

Answer the Call of the Wild this autumn

Photographer Kieran Metcalfe's 'The Dragon and the Flame' - chosen to commemorate the 70th anniversary of National Parks earlier this year - is just one of the stunning images on display at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery's autumn exhibition.

Cllr Deaville at the Brough Park skate park

Leek's new skate park has wheel appeal

Leek's new skate park is on a roll with wheeled-sports enthusiasts and is proving extremely popular since opening earlier this year.

Recycle Week 2019

Getting recycling right in the Moorlands

It's Recycle Week this week and the District Council is encouraging everyone to take a look at what they're throwing away and check whether any of those items could actually be recycled.

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Cracking down on illegal development in the Green Belt

Staffordshire Moorlands will receive a slice of a £2 million fund to crack down on illegal development in the Green Belt.

Cllr Porter meets Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at the Roaches

Taking action on climate change in the Moorlands

Addressing climate change is the defining issue of our time and the now is the defining moment to do something about it - so delegates at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit were told.

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Spooktacular events this Halloween at Leek markets

Pumpkins aplenty is a sure sign that Halloween is just around the corner and Leek markets is hosting a special carving workshop to help make sure your creations stand out from the crowd this October.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs

Council sets out plans for next four years

Supporting local people by increasing the supply of quality, affordable homes, improving bus links between Moorlands villages and towns and bringing the railway to Leek, ensuring effective health provision, increasing recycling rates and reducing carbon emissions are at the heart of the District Council's plans for the coming four years.

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards winners

Moorlands businesses take starring roles at Tourism and Food Awards

Businesses across the Staffordshire Moorlands are celebrating after an excellent showing at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards.

Poppy appeal 2019

Council goes visible with poppy appeal support

This year's poppy appeal is going undercover - but here in the Moorlands we're going very visible with our support for the annual campaign to raise funds for the Armed Forces past and present.

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Celebrating 800 years of Leek markets this Autumn

We're celebrating Leek's long and illustrious history as a market town this Autumn with a series of seasonal markets and special events.

Keeping the Moorlands clean

Men fined £1k+ for dog fouling and littering in Moorlands

Failing to clean up dog fouling and dropping cigarette butts in the Staffordshire Moorlands has resulted in fines totalling over £1,300 for three men.

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Give us your feedback on our four-year financial plan

The Council is setting its budget for 2020/21 in February next year. Part of that process includes updating the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) for the next four years

Christmas bin collections 2019

Changes to Christmas bin collections online now

Christmas is almost here and whatever you have planned this year remembering any changes to bin collections is probably the last thing on your list!

Keeping the Moorlands clean

Dropped cigarette end costs man over £300

Dropping a cigarette end in Rushton Spencer has cost a Buxton man £330.

Intoxicated campaign launch 2019

Celebrate the season responsibly say Council and Police

Christmas is a time for getting together with friends and family to celebrate the season - and the Council and Police have teamed up to ask everyone to share the festive spirit by drinking responsibly and being mindful of the impact their actions can have on others.

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Staffordshire Moorlands says a fond farewell to long-serving Place Director Dai Larner

Whilst the name Dai Larner might not be that familiar to Moorlanders many of the things he's worked on over the last decade certainly will be!


New Year boost for Cheadle town centre

Cheadle town centre has been given a New Year boost after being named as one of the first 14 pilot towns set to benefit from expert support to regenerate the high street.