Tean School Is Thanked By Schools Minister

MINISTERIAL congratulations have been received by a Staffordshire Moorlands school to mark progress made by children and to commend it for being one of the top performing schools in England. Great Wood Community Primary School in Tean has undergone significant change over the past two years, leading to its highest-ever grading from Ofsted, its placement Read more…

Local Elections Taking Place Today!

When are the polls? Voting will take place from 07:00 to 22:00 BST on 4 May. What are people voting for? Elections will be held in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in Scotland and all 22 councils in Wales. In addition, six areas in England are voting for newly-created “combined local authority mayors”. Read more…

Evening Of Songs And Musical Performances Read More

Cheadle Lions and E&E Furniture Stores, Cheadle, have partnered to collect unwanted spectacles for recycling. Every year the Lions Clubs in the UK send over 300,000 used spectacles for cleaning, grading and shipping to Eye Camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe, but the need is ongoing. There is now a collecting box for you Read more…

Cheadle International Market Returns

Cheadle International Market returns over three days during the late May bank holiday May 27 to 29. Team Cheadle has partnered with International ‘Traditional Markets’ to bring European Food and Crafts to Cheadle. The High Street will come alive with the tastes and smells of Europe bringing back happy memories of your holidays abroad. The Read more…

Councillors Under Fire For Attendance

Members of a town council have been criticised for not correctly representing their electorate by not attending meetings regularly. The comments came during the Annual Assembly of Cheadle Town Council on Tuesday, April 18. Speaking to members, Cheadle resident Anthony Joynes said: “What concerns me is that my attendance at council meetings is better than Read more…

Joint Operation Tackles Illegal Waste Dumping For 50-50

Police have been working in partnership with the Environment Agency this morning to investigate and disrupt a major illegal waste dumping operation in Staffordshire. Police officers and officers from the Environment Agency entered three addresses simultaneously this morning as part of our 50-50 campaign. Two of them were business addresses in Stoke-on-Trent and Draycott and Read more…

Music Night Will Be In Teachers Memory

A fund-raising music night will be held in aid of the Douglas Macmillan Hospice in memory of Craig Beverley, former Senior Assistant Principal at The Cheadle Academy, who sadly lost his battle against cancer last October at just 46 years of age. The event has been organised by Teaching Assistant at the Academy Annette Walker Read more…

Homes Plan Resubmission Leads To Further Objections

Controversial plans for a housing estate have been resubmitted – five months after the original scheme was thrown out amid fears residents would be disturbed by barking dogs. Proposals to build 49 homes off Tenford Lane, Tean, were rejected by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council in November. At the time, planning officers recommended refusal because it Read more…

Bus Row Goes To Parliament

Cheadle MP, Sir William Cash has presented a petition in the House of Commons on behalf of local residents requesting that the No. 31 bus service to Cheadle from Hanley should not be withdrawn. Sir Bill Cash said: “It is vital that I presented the petition on behalf of residents from Cheadle and the surrounding Read more…

Plans To Build Mobile Phone Mast At Factory

Vodafone is planning on building a mast on the site of an engineering factory in Cheadle. Clarke Telecom Limited, on behalf of Cornerstone Telecommunication Infrastructure Limited and Vodafone Limited, has applied to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the installation of a 20 metre (65.6 feet) monopole supporting three antennas, one 0.6 metre (1.9 feet) transmission Read more…

Cheadle’s Jordan Signs Up For Rams

The Cheadle Academy’s Jordan Brown aged 15, has landed a contract with Derby County’s youth team. This is an outstanding achievement and one that will see him go from, ‘strength to strength’ according to lead PE Teacher Adam Edwards. He said: “Jordan deserves this. He has considerable talent and has always given total focus to Read more…

School Closures in Cheadle