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  • New Year, New Business?
    Are you or a family member thinking of starting a new business in 2015?

    'Get Ready for Business' is a business start-up programme run by Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the platform to succeed through training, support, advice and commercial investment.

    The programme covers the fundamentals of business such as tax, VAT, employing staff and financial forecasting. You will also be able to talk one to one with an experienced business adviser, who will help you put together a robust, bespoke business plan.

  • Christmas is coming to Leek this week!

    The final week before Christmas week looks set to be a busy one in Leek with a tea dance, the annual Dickensian market, a visit from Santa himself and up to 50% off quality goods and gift items.

    First up is the latest in the series of popular tea dances is taking place at the Nicholson between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday 17 December. The £3 entrance charge includes tea/coffee and cakes and all are welcome. These are always popular events so book your place now by calling the Tourist Information Centre on 01538 483741.

  • Christmas and New Year opening times

    Here are our opening times at council offices over the Christmas and New Year period. Please note that there are separate opening times for our council offices and call centre.

    Wishing everyone in the Moorlands a very Happy Christmas and New Year!

     

     

    Leek reception

  • Single Person Discount Review

    We are in the process of reviewing current claims for Single Person Discount across the Moorlands.

    If you are currently receiving a 25% discount on your account because you are the only eligible adult living at your property, a review letter will have been posted out to you.

  • Do you want help to stop smoking?

    If you want to stop smoking, there is no need to struggle alone as help is available from TimetoQuit at times and places to suit you.

    TimetoQuit is a FREE local NHS Stop Smoking Service and their team of friendly advisors will give you all the expert advice and support you need to stop smoking. Plus, they can provide you with access to medications on prescription which are proven to reduce cravings and increase your chances of succeeding! If you are thinking about or are already using an electronic cigarette then please chat to us about how we can help you.

  • Promoting positive well-being throughout the Moorlands

    The Moorlands Together partnership have once again launched their Commissioning Prospectus for 2015 - 2018.

    Public sector organisations and other local bodies have joined forces to bring their funding into a single, streamlined process to commission services and projects. The new Prospectus is aimed at building community resilience through funding projects that promote positive well being amongst the community.

  • Health and social care services in the spotlight

    Residents in Staffordshire Moorlands have the chance to speak directly to senior health managers about their local services this month.

    On Monday 20 October an event, organised by independent watchdog Healthwatch Staffordshire and supported by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, brings together a variety of public, voluntary and community sector organisations.

    Information about health and social care services in the area will be available from stalls and exhibition stands between 3.30pm and 5.30pm followed by a public question time from 5.45pm to 6.45pm.

  • Funding for Business – free event

    Businesses across the Staffordshire Moorlands are invited to join us at free breakfast briefings next month to discuss their ideas with a range of funders.

    Open to local firms and commercial landowners, the briefings are taking place in Biddulph, Leek and Cheadle and will include information about the new Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Fund.

    The Biddulph briefing takes place on Tuesday 4 November at The Victoria Centre between 8.30am and 10.00am.

    In Leek, the briefing is happening on Wednesday 5 November at Westwood Golf Club from 8.30am to 10.00am.

  • Growth Fund created for Moorlands business projects

    Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has approved the principle of creating a Growth Fund to support the delivery of our Growth Plan to maintain the District as a desirable location for investment.

    The Council is now seeking to identify projects which will deliver high quality employment space and employment opportunities, where funding can be invested to bring forward appropriate schemes which otherwise might not proceed.

  • Vintage fashion in the spotlight

    The changing face of fashion through the ages will be showcased at a special show taking place in Leek on Saturday.

    The Hope House Costume Museum and Restoration Workshop, run by Notty Hornblower, has amassed a huge collection of outfits and accessories, dating from the 1790’s to the 1970’s, some of which will are currently on show at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery in Leek.

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