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  • The Staffordshire Marketplace

    The ‘Care Act’ came into force on 1st April and changed the way people across the UK will receive care.

    In response to this Staffordshire County Council has introduced ‘The Staffordshire Marketplace’ - A new tool to help family members to find the support, organisations and events that they need to live life to its fullest.

    Replacing the Purple Pages, the Staffordshire Marketplace makes it easier than ever to access quality and trusted health and wellbeing support, activities and local events.

  • Popular Moorlands arts festival to return this spring

    Leek’s ever popular Art in the Park festival is to return to the town again this Spring.

    The event, now in its ninth year, will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May in Brough Park.

    Past exhibitors have included artists, jewellery makers, ceramic producers, photographers, bespoke greeting card makers, a basket weaver and a willow artist. As well as exhibitors and stalls, the event also features interactive art activities, bandstand performances and children’s activities.

    For further information on the event, please download the brochure below.

  • Bringing a Uttoxeter canal bridge back to life.....

    Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have recently published a notice to compulsory purchase a bridge over the Uttoxeter Canal which is subject to consultation for 21 days. 

    We are doing this so that the bridge can be passed on to a canal trust and be repaired and restored using lottery funding.

  • Perfect marriage of vintage fashion and venue

    For many people weddings are all about the clothes and the venue so a vintage wedding fashion show at Leek’s Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery this month really is the perfect marriage!

    Following a hugely successful sell-out vintage clothes show last year, Notty Hornblower, from Hope House Costume Museum, is returning to the town with her wonderful collection of wedding dresses of yesteryear.

  • Flying the flag to celebrate A Young Commonwealth

    Staffordshire Moorlands will be joining towns and villages across the country and the world to celebrate Commonwealth Day on Monday.

    A service will be taking place at Flash, England’s highest village, at 10am on 9 March – the same time as all the other participants in the UK and the Commonwealth.

    The Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE CStJ will read a message from the Queen. The Commonwealth Affirmation will then be read followed by the raising of the flag by Mr Dudson and Councillor Colin Pearce, Chairman of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

  • Free advice for prospective election candidates

    Anyone thinking of standing as a candidate in this year’s Parliamentary, district or parish elections is invited to attend a pre-nomination event to find out more about what’s involved.

    Prospective MPs and councillors can ask any questions they may have and collect their nomination papers if they decide to go ahead and stand for election.

  • Sign up to help make your neighbourhood safer

    Community-minded residents in the Staffordshire Moorlands are being encouraged to join a pioneering new panel to influence policing in their neighbourhoods.

    The Safer Neighbourhood Panel was launched by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Matthew Ellis to help hold local police commanders to account.

    Staffordshire Moorlands is one of three areas piloting the scheme and local residents will be central to the success of the scheme.

  • Join us for Chairman’s Charity Concert this weekend

    The Chairman of the Council is hosting a charity concert on Saturday 21 February featuring top class performances from the Phoenix Singers supported by Tean Fusion Community Singers.

    It promises to be a lovely family evening and everyone is welcome.

    The evening starts at 7pm at Greatwood Hall, Hollington Road in Tean. There will be refreshements and raffle.

    Tickets cost £5 each and you can pay the door. Hope to see you there!


  • Help at hand for those in need of a warmer home

    Beat the Cold is a local independent charity that helps people afford warmer homes. This winter, they are working with Staffordshire County Council and local Staffordshire authorities to set up a new service.




    The new service includes:

  • Have you received your Elections letter?

    We’re writing to all households with information about who is registered at their property.

    If all household members appear on the letter, you do not need to take any action.

    Clear details will be given as to what to do if you're name does not appear on the letter, registering to vote is quick and easy, and will allow you to have your say in the Elections this coming May. Go to to register.

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