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  • Leek investment prospectus launched

    With a thriving high street and market, successful and expanding businesses, a skilled workforce and a college training the next generation of professionals, coupled with the availability of sites and a business-friendly Council, Leek has much to offer businesses and developers looking to invest in growth.

  • Hanson’s Valuation Days

    Could you be sitting on a small fortune? Find out by bringing  your valuables and family heirlooms along for expert valuation by TV’s Charles Hanson and his team.

    The team will be in Leek on Wednesday 19 October and Wednesday 23 November between 11am and 2pm to cast their eyes over your antiques and treasured items.

    The Chinese Quianlong vase in this photograph was discovered in the West Midlands and sold for a record £650,00 – could one of your antiques be next? Join us in the Churnet Room at Moorlands House to find out!

  • Staffordshire Business Festival Headline event at JCB

    As part of the Staffordshire Business Festival, this is a unique chance to visit two JCB sites (Rocester & Cheadle in the Staffordshire Moorlands) as they host an event to showcase innovation & technology in rural economies.

    The full day includes high profile speakers, entrance to their Story of JCB exhibition, lunch, transport over to their Cheadle site and a tour of the factory. Includes talk about their recent Queens Award for Innovation.

    An excellent opportunity to network, learn more about opportunities and how your business can grow.

  • 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.

  • Canvassers take to the streets - make sure your HEF has been returned!

    Our annual canvassers are now taking to the streets throughout the District to visit every house that hasn't returned their Household Enquiry Form (HEF). Your response is important as It is a legal requirement for the information requested on the form to be provided.

    Theres still time to respond using one of the methods below - help us to save time and money by responding immediately so our canvassers don't need to visit you.

    Why do we send HEFs?

  • 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.

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