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  • Annual Canvass 2016

    We are now sending Household Enquiry Forms to every house in the area asking residents to check the information is correct. The letter will have details of all the people in the house who are currently registered to vote – please check this information and respond as soon as possible.

    Elections are taking place in May 2017, not being on the electoral register means people cannot vote. Not being registered may also affect your credit score.

    Legal requirement

  • Taxi Licensing Policy out for consultation

    Taxi and private hire operators and drivers in the Staffordshire Moorlands are being asked for their views on proposed changes to the Council’s taxi licensing policy.

    Drop-in sessions have been organised at Moorlands House in Leek where people can find out more about the proposals. They are taking place in the Dove Room between 9am and 1pm on 17 August 2016 and from 9am to 1pm and 1pm to 5pm on 31 August 2016.

  • 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 www.staffordshirespace.uk 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.
     

  • Building skills to keep heritage crafts alive

    If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at building a dry stone wall then a course taking place next month will really let you leave your mark on the local landscape.

    Dry stone walling is an ancient rural craft typical of the Moorlands and well-built walls can last up to 80 years before they need rebuilding. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is offering people the chance to keep this heritage art alive this summer – and leave a legacy for future generations into the bargain.

  • Antiques Valuation Day

    Antiques Valuation Day

    Saturday 4th June

    11am – 3pm

    Bring your antiques to the Art Gallery of the Nicholson Institute for valuation - hosted by celebrity antiques expert Charles Hanson.

    The BBC Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip expert is also the Managing Director, Valuer & Auctioneer at Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall, Derbyshire.

    £3.00 per item valued - all proceeds to Charles Hanson's chosen charity.

    Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery

    Phone 01538 483741

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