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  • The 2018 Boundary Review

    The Boundary Commission for England has published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries.

    The proposals and maps for the nine English regions have been published on their website and the 12-week public consultation period has now started. This will be the first time the public will get a chance to see what their new constituencies might look like and comment on the proposals.

  • Polling station review – Windmill Ward (Werrington Parish)

    The District Council is consulting on a proposal to move the polling stations which cover the Windmill ward of the Werrington Parish, from Werrington Methodist Church to Werrington Primary School on Washerwall Lane.  During the PPC election and EU Referendum this year some electors found it difficult to park at the church and following discussions with the Head at Werrington Primary school it is proposed to move the polling stations back to the school to make it easier for people to park and vote.


  • La Dolce Vita comes to Leek

    Discover talented Leek-born artist Raymond Victor Mee’s passion for the people and landscapes of Italy’s Tuscan hills at an exhibition in his home town this month.

    The Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery is playing host to this memorial exhibition – La Dolce Vita, One Man’s Passion for the Magic of Tuscany - until 1 October.

    Raymond’s passion for Italy was sparked by a family camping holiday which led to his life-long love affair with the country which would become the inspiration for his later work.

  • Reminder letters issued for Household Enquiry Forms - make sure yours has been returned!

    Reminder forms are now being sent to all households where a response to the first household enquiry forms (HEF) has not been received . We urge residents to please complete the form by using one of the methods outlined below by 5th October in order to save a visit by a canvasser to your property.

    Why do we send HEFs?

    The aim of the form is to ensure that the electoral register is up to date and to identify any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so.

    How to respond

  • Conserving ravishing Rudyard and outstanding Oakamoor

    If you really love Rudyard or only have eyes for Oakamoor then you’ll welcome the news that their special character will be protected for future generations to enjoy.

    Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has given the green light to proposals to designate conservation areas to cover both villages in recognition of the rich legacy left by their historical development.

    Measures to extend planning controls to enable the Council to better protect the villages – known as an Article 4 Direction – were also approved.

  • Lovely Ladderedge awarded Green Flag again

    Ladderedge Country Park near Leek has been named one of the UK’s best for the second year running.

    The park is amongst a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of quality.

    The Award, now in its 20th year, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces in the country and a Green Flag overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards and is well maintained.

  • Biddulph’s Centenary Field the first in Staffordshire

    Biddulph is leading the way in Staffordshire as the first place in the county to dedicate outdoor recreational space for permanent protection in memory of those who lost their lives during World War 1.

    The honour goes to Biddulph’s bowling green which was nominated by the council and Biddulph Bowling and Recreational Club and is now safeguarded as a Centenary Field through Fields in Trust.

  • Find time for Space this summer

    School’s out for summer – but that’s no reason to stay at home and be bored!

    Space has returned for summer 2016 with a variety of free activities taking place throughout the Moorlands and Staffordshire. There’s bound to be something that interests you so if you’re aged between 11 and 17 visit to book your place.

    The Space programme is now underway and runs until Friday 2 September so what are you waiting for?

  • Annual Statement of Accounts

    Welcome to our Annual Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March 2016. These accounts, along with the notes, explain how we spent your council tax and other sources of funding on providing services throughout the year.  A copy of the draft statements and details of the public’s right to inspect and query them can be found by following the link below.

    View the accounts here.

  • ‘Business in the Moorlands’ funding support & Cornhill consultation

    An information & consultation event is scheduled for 12th July to let local firms know about new grants and to consult on draft proposals for new business accommodation at Cornhill.
    The purpose of event which takes place at Westwood Golf Club, Newcastle Road, Leek ST13 7AA  between 4.00pm-6.00pm is to inform local businesses about new grants which are being launched in the next few weeks, business support is available to help firms with their business planning and to listen to local firms about issues effecting them.

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