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DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS – 5 MAY 2011 I hereby give notice that on Thursday 17th March 2011 I shall publish Notice of Election for the election of District and Parish Councillors to every seat on all 27 District Council Wards and all 41 Parish Councils within the Staffordshire Moorlands District. · Nomination Papers are available from Friday 18th March at Moorlands House,
Stockwell Street, Leek. They may also be obtained from the Councils Connect Offices at Biddulph and Cheadle. · Nomination Papers must be delivered before NOON to the Returning Officer at the Trent Room, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6HQ which will be open as follows: Monday 21 March to Tuesday 22 March 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Wednesday 23 March 9.00 am to 6.00 pm (access after 5.15 pm via the entrance by the Council Chamber) Thursday 24 March to Friday 25 March 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday 28 March 8.00 am to 4.30 pm (access before 8.45 am via the entrance by the Council Chamber) Tuesday 29 March to Friday 1 April 9.00 am to 4.30 pm Monday 4 April 9.00 am to NOON · If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 5th May 2011. · Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the
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Map of potholes going to council
Smallwood Parish Council held its latest meeting on Monday, 21st February at the village hall.
A letter had been received from Fiona Bruce MP and the clerk Helen Baker is to contact the MP’s constituency secretary to invite Mrs Bruce to attend a parish council meeting when she is available.
Councillors discussed the potholes in the village and have highlighted these on a map that the clerk will send to highways. The chairman Coun Stephen Lowe left the room when the plans were discussed. These were for the erection of agricultural worker’s dwelling for free range egg production at Orchard Farm, Brookhouse Green, Smallwood (application supported); and a two-storey rear extension at 4, The Courtyard, Brookhouse Green, Smallwood, (application supported).
The meeting was told that glossy copies of the Smallwood design statement had been distributed to each house and a copy would be available at each council meeting too. Thanks were extended to the VDS team.
The next meeting is on Monday at Smallwood Village Hall.
On track for tourism day
Churnet Valley Railway hosted a special tourism day to highlight the track as one of Staffordshire’s top visitor attractions yesterday (Wednesday).
More than 200 guests from the tourist industry in Staffordshire and the Peak District attended as well as more than 100 accommodation owners.
Guests learned about the railway’s role as a visitor attraction and the exciting projects lined up for the future. A steam train service ran from Kingsley and Froghall Station, through Consall and Cheddleton stations and onto the recently opened Moorland and City Railway line to Cauldon Lowe, where guests sampled the Staffordshire scenery.
Record number of runners go for the Cloud challenge
Runners at the start.
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STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Staffordshire County Council, on 15 March 2011, made an Order the effect of which is to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Brown Lees Road, Brown Lees between its junction with Brook Street and Lyneside Road unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works. Vehicular access to frontages will be maintained from Lyneside Road end only. Pedestrian access will be maintained. The preferred alternative route for traffic will be available via Brook Street, Tower Hill Road, Newpool Road, A527 Tunstall Road, Brown Lees Road and vice versa. THE ORDER WILL COME INTO OPERATION ON 21 MARCH 2011, AND THE SAID WORKS WILL COMMENCE ON OR AS NEAR AS PRACTICABLE TO THAT DATE. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE WORKS WILL BE COMPLETED BY 07 APRIL 2011. The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months or until the gas main renewal works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road, have been completed, whichever is the earlier. Date: 17 March 2011. John Tradewell, Director of Law and Democracy County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. ST16 2LH Ref: N12364; Enquiries: Mrs Stewart; Tel: 0300 111 8020
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A record number of 429 runners took part in the annual Cloud Nine race on the Cheshire and Staffordshire border, raising £500 for charity.
Rocky and steep, the challenging Cloud is difficult enough for walkers, so organisers Congleton Harriers had set a tough challenge.
Last year’s winners repeated their success: Mercia Fell Runner Simon Bailey was the fastest man, finishing in 54 minutes, while Olivia Walwyn from Altrincham Athletic Club was the first woman past the finishing l ine in a record 58 minutes.
The temperature did not rise above five degrees but it was a sunny day.
The competitors were treated to homemade cakes and soup after the race.
The Harriers thanked all who had helped organise the event, as well as Congleton Leisure Centre and sponsors Running Bear, the running gear shop.
The top runners were: men — 1, Simon Bailey, Mercia Fell Runners, 54:03; 2, Damian Nicholls, Wilmslow RC, 54:45; 3, Andrew Lamont, Macclesfield Harriers, 55:14. Ladies — 8, Olivia Walwyn, Altrincham AC, 58:53; 51, Anne Farmer, Macclesfield Harriers, 1:07:05; 58, Liz Mahon, Unattached, 1:07:47.
The first lady home: Olivia Walwyn from Altrincham. (“Chronicle” photo. 1016c/11). The fastest man on the day: Simon Bailey from Rushton. (“Chronicle” photo. 1016d/11). Family legacy lives on: hi-tech facelift plan for village hall
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Soapy scene at fire station
Firefighters at Congleton Fire Station swap their hoses and ladders for buckets and sponges to wash cars for charity on Saturday. Volunteers and fire cadets will join in.
Charity chairman and deputy chief fire officer Mark Cashin said: “The car wash is a great way to raise money for the Firefighters’ Charity, which has provided assistance to serving and retired firefighters for more than 60 years and also increases awareness of road safety.
“Unfortunately, our firefighters see first hand the tragic consequences of road traffic collisions and I really hope that drivers will go along to their local community fire station and support this event as they will not only be helping the charity but they will also take away vital road safety advice which could save their lives.”
The car washes take place in Congleton, Sandbach, Holmes Chapel, Macclesfield, Middlewich, Nantwich and Crewe stations between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
The charity provides support and treatment for firefighters when they need it and helps more than 13,500 individuals every year. It costs over £9 million a year to provide assistance and, with no Government funding, is reliant on donations from the public and fire service workers.
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An artist’s impression of how the building would look.
People living in Mossley could soon have their own café and community centre, if Cheshire East Council approves plans.
Thanks to a legacy from former Mossley resident Elaine Chappell who died in 2006, funding is in lace for a two-storey uilding comprising the café and a room for meetings and other community activities.
Project chairman Paul
Dentith said: “This would be a much-needed facility where everyone would be welcome to pop in for coffee and light snacks, meet friends, have a chat and relax.
“It would also be available for community activities such as parenting classes, support and other groups, talks on health and similar issues, and we want to set up a Wii facility which would be great fun for young and old.”
He said the building, next to the existing village hall on
Leek Road, would be known as the Chappell Centre in honour of the benefactor and her father who gave the land for the village hall in 1954.
The community room above the café, accessible by stairs and lift, would have a large plasma screen suitable for films, presentations and the Wii activities.
Mr Dentith said he hoped local people would become involved in the running of the café and centre.
People living around the proposed centre will be invited to question-and-answer sessions at the village hall where plans and a computer generated impression of the proposed centre can be seen.
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Brownies, Rainbows and Rangers celebrate World Thinking Day. The 3rd Congleton Brownies, 2nd Congleton Rainbows and Rangers together marked the recent World Thinking Day at The Quinta Primary School, West Heath.
countries’ foods and languages. They also made Thinking Day cards.
After the singing of greeting songs, there were games that aimed to break the age oundaries between the groups along with activities to make the youngsters aware of other
The girls and their leaders sang songs from around the world and the event ended with the singing of the farewell songs, unique to each group.
Assistant Guider Sarah Higgins, who is in leadership training, said: “This was a fantastic evening where all involved had a chance to reflect and learn new things about how girls from around the world live but also how we are all united by the Guiding movement — but most of all to have fun.”
Each year, Guides and Girl Scouts around the world celebrate World Thinking Day to remind themselves of the friendship, commitment and understanding they share.
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