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Council Leader Councillor Paul Roberts

Come and meet the Council at Leek Show

Leek Show has been a staple of the agricultural calendar for over 60 years attracting families and visitors from across the region - and this year Staffordshire Moorlands District Council will be joining all the other exhibitors by taking a stand at the Show

Cllr James Aberley PayByPhone

You can now PayByPhone in Council car parks

Paying for parking in Staffordshire Moorlands District Council car parks just got easier thanks to the introduction of digital payments.

Martin Sollis from AES and Councillor Sav Scalise with the converted Dennis Eagle vehicle.

Schools offered recycling workshop in converted bin wagon

This autumn primary schools across the Moorlands are being offered the chance to have a recycling workshop for pupils in a converted bin wagon.


Pick-Fit collects more than just litter at MJ Awards

Staffordshire Moorlands Pick-Fit scheme, which encourages people to be active in their local community whilst reducing the scourge of litter, has been highly commended in the national MJ Awards.

Andrew Stokes, Chief Executive of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, and Justin Galliford, Chief Executive of the Norse Group (standing) with (seated L-R) Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Mark Deaville, and Leader,

New company to provide Council property services

From Monday 4 July a new company, Alliance Norse, will be responsible for improving and maintaining the District Council's buildings and property.

Councillors Keith Flunder, Tony Holmes, Joe Porter and Lyn Swindlehurst raise the Pride flag

Council shows support for Pride month

June is Pride month and this year, for the first time, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, has shown its support by flying the Pride flag outside Moorlands House.

Moorlands welcomes the Queen's Baton Relay graphic

Moorlands gears up to welcome Queen's Baton Relay

With the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games now just weeks away, Staffordshire Moorlands is getting ready to host to the iconic Queen's Baton Relay.

Councillors Mark Deaville and Sue Coleman at the new play area in Brough Park

First phase of Brough Park investment now complete

Being active outdoors and spending time enjoying nature has proven benefits for our physical and mental health - and the District Council's investment in improving Leek's Brough Park is making it an even more attractive space to visit and reap these benefits.

Damage caused to toilet facilities at Leek bus station

Leek Bus Station toilets closed due to vandalism

Repeated vandalism at the Smithfield toilets at Leek Bus Station has resulted in the Council having to close them for the foreseeable future.

Councillors Mark Deaville and Sue Coleman at the newly refurbished bandstand in Brough Park

Bandstand and benches at Brough Park given makeover

With summer just around the corner and many of us planning outdoor activities, improvements to amenities at Leek's Brough Park have come at just the right time.

Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay coming to the Moorlands

Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay to visit Moorlands

The Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay will visit the Moorlands during its final journey through England this summer as the full route is revealed.

Council Leader Councillor Paul Roberts

New Council Leader pledges to listen to local people

The new Leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has pledged to make positive changes for residents and businesses - and to listen to local people about what they'd like to see happen in the area.

Cllr Joe Porter planting trees for the community orchard at Haregate

Orchards helping to sow seeds of nature recovery

Over the last two winters more than 550 trees have been planted across the Moorlands as part of the District Council's plans for a network of community orchards.

No Mow May

No Mow May to help Moorlands wildlife

Bees, butterflies and wildlife in the Staffordshire Moorlands will be given a boost this Spring as some green areas of the District are left uncut as part of the national #NoMowMay campaign.

Climate change

New grants now available for climate change projects

Our changing climate affects all of us and is something we all need to address - and a new funding scheme in the Moorlands is aimed at supporting groups and individuals to do just that.

Joe tree  ECO school

Groups invited to join Moorlands green network

We are setting up a green network to help deliver the much-needed changes set out in its climate change actions plans

Spring Clean 2022

Take the #BigBagChallenge this Spring

Communities across the Moorlands are being encouraged to join the #BigBagChallenge this Spring and help keep their local area free from litter.

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards winners

Award-winning reasons to visit the Moorlands

What do the winners of Hotel of the Year, Large and Small Visitor Attraction, Tea Room and Coffee Shop and Casual Dining Restaurant have in common? They're all in the Moorlands of course!

Coronavirus News

Moorlands ready to welcome Ukrainians fleeing war

As war continues in Ukraine and people across the UK register for the Homes for Ukraine scheme to help refugees, the Leader of the Council has pledged the support of the Moorlands.

Food Waste Action Week 2022

Reducing food waste in the Moorlands

Food waste is expensive both for our household budgets and our environment - so Food Waste Action Week is the perfect time to break the habit and reduce the amount of food we throw away.

Cheadle Tree Planting

Cheadle orchards helping to sow seeds of nature recovery

Helping nature to recover and increasing biodiversity are just some of the ways we can tackle climate change

Volunteers with the traditional hedge

Increasing biodiversity through heritage hedges

Native hedges help give the Moorlands its distinctive character and are a priority for conservation management locally and nationally.

Coronavirus News

Council sets budget for coming year

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.8m for the coming year.

Coronavirus News

Platinum Jubilee fund set up for Moorlands celebrations

As the nation prepares to begin a year of celebrations to mark the Queen's historic 70-year reign, the District Council has launched a grant fund for those planning local events.

Official opening of the 3G pitch at Leek Town FC

Council grants nearly £11,000 to local sports projects

Funding of almost £11,000 has been awarded to two more projects in the Moorlands aimed at enabling local people to be more active - and the Council is keen to hear from others planning similar schemes in their areas.

Parked cars

Road ahead for Moorlands parking mapped out

Plans to modernise parking facilities across the Moorlands have been approved by the District Council.

Business support

Extra help for businesses affected by Omicron

More financial support for businesses not eligible for the mandatory Omicron hospitality and leisure grant has been announced by the District Council.

Business support

Market grants still available as Leek welcomes new stalls

Over £40,000 has been paid in grants to Moorlands market traders by the District Council as it gets set to welcome new traders to Leek's outdoor market this week.

Climate Emergency UK scorecards

Climate change plans rated second highest in country

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's plans to tackle climate change have been ranked the second highest in the country.

Business Support facebook

Omicron business grants now open

Hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in the Moorlands who have been affected by Omicron can now apply for one-off grants of up to £6,000.