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  • Cornhill information and consultation event

    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

  • Magical sword on display at Nicholson Museum

    King Arthur’s magical sword will be on display in Leek this Saturday (28 May) for one day only as part of the ‘Magical Moorlands’ Exhibition at the town’s Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery.

    Especially hand-made for the British fantasy feature film Arthur& Merlin, which features several locations in the Staffordshire Moorlands, it is a replica of a sword found in a Welsh marsh using Celtic techniques made by specialist craftsmen.

  • Green delivery crowning glory for Biddulph bowlers

    Biddulph’s new bowling green and pavilion have been officially handed over to the town’s Bowling and Recreation Club following completion of the £750,000 project.

    The high-quality development has been provided by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council as part of its commitment to improving opportunities for Moorlands residents to take part in a variety of sporting activity.

    As part of their plans to involve people of all ages, the Club’s experienced players and local coach, Carol Hornsby, are working with Year 7 pupils from Woodhouse Academy.

  • EU Referendum - Results announced

    A referendum on whether we should remain in the European Union was held on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

    Staffordshire Moorlands has had a 74.4% turn out meaning 59793 people attended the polling stations accross the Moorlands.

    Results for Staffordshire Moorlands

    Remain 21,076

    Leave 38,684

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  • Want to know what’s happening at Halls Road play area?

    Then join us at Halls Road car park in Biddulph on Tuesday 3 May between midday and 5pm  when we’ll be sharing more information about the plans for a new all-ages play area.

    People will have the chance to come and see the plans for the new area, take a look at the equipment that is to be installed and find out more about when the work will start, how long it will take and when the new facilities will be open.

    Hope to see you there!

  • What's the plan for Staffordshire Moorlands?

    Following on from consultation on site options held in 2015, this consultation identifies the Council’s preferred sites for a variety of uses including housing, employment, retail, and gypsies and travellers. It also identifies draft development boundaries for towns and villages across the District and retail boundaries for the town centres.

    Copies of proposals and details of how to give us your views can be found at Council ‘One Stop Shops’ in Leek, Biddulph and Cheadle and at all libraries throughout the District.

  • Customer Satisfaction Survey Summary

    As part of our drive for continuous service improvements customer services recently conducted a customer satisfaction survey. The survey was held over a 2 week period using a representative sample of customers both public facing and via the telephone. The purpose of the survey is to gauge the level of customer satisfaction with the services provided by the council.

    For more information arising from the survey please have a look at the summary of the results.

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  • So we are on way way out of The European Union

    The option to Vote has now driven us out of The Union.

    We now have to take the advantage and not carry on blaming ourselves or others.It was a shock the way it went BUT GET OVER IT.

    The European Union is an organisation that tries to represent Europe.
    It is now nervous that a country has dared to take control of themselves.

    It will not be easy to deal with them because they want us to fail.
    We will not fail and maybe others will split away.That is their biggest fear.

    Northern Ireland now needs to be used as a trade Area to negotiate with Europeans direct.Taking advantage of its doorstep location with Southern Ireland. The UK needs to lower corporation rates to be the same as Ireland.This will be an advantage for all business.

    We need to create a small coordinating and marketing organisation and use CBI and Group Trading organisations to promote Great Britain.The commonwealth needs to be a bigger part of our trade. Our main objective must be to trade globally.
    The social legislation and general laws need to be rewritten and but back into British Law. Maybe a 5 year project.There is going to be lots to sort. In the meantime we can still use Modified European Law and call it that.

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    Area: 4.325 million km²
    Founded: November 1, 1993, Maastricht, Netherlands
    Headquarters: City of Brussels, Belgium
    Unemployment rate: 9.6% (Apr 2015) Eurostat
    Government debt: 87.4% of GDP (2013) Eurostat
    Largest city: London
    Founders: France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Netherlands, Germany

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  • James Ward known as Mark James T/A as Car Care Automotive Great Yarmouth Guilty of Handling Stolen Car Parts

    James Ward known as Mark James was found guilty last week for handling stolen car parts from his business called Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd Great Yarmouth.. Phone number 01493 717767
    A Subaru Impreza was stolen from High Wycombe, an area where Ward lived at the time of the theft. The car was broken up for parts by Ward. He has also set up a new business that deals with Subaru’s. The business is in Great Yarmouth, Car Care Automotive. Unit 6 Suffolk Rd. Phone number 01493 717767.
    Thames Valley Police raided Car Care Automotive on the 24/2/15 and found a few parts left from the stolen Subaru. Ward was bailed until April. On the 20/4/15 Thames Valley Police charged Ward with handling and selling stolen goods. Ward has even put parts from the stolen car onto other cars.
    On the 6/5/15 Ward pleaded guilty to breaking the Subaru, knowing it was stolen and selling it for parts.
    Anyone with a Subaru are advised to be careful dealing with the business known as Car Care Automotive at Great Yarmouth. The Court Order was made against James Mark Ward at High Wycombe Court. The Case number is 431500197216/1 6th May 2015. This article is printed in good faith from verified data and is in the interest of public awareness.The business Care Care Automotive at Yarmouth
    should not be confused with any other business with a similar name.

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