A PARISH council has donated almost £1,000 to support village organisations At the last meeting of Ipstones Parish Council, councillors agreed to donate £150 to Ipstones Agricultural Show committee; £150 to Ipstones Fire Station for their annual road race and fun day and £630 to Ipstones Memorial Hall.
THROUGHOUT October Cheadle, Werrington, and Blythe Bridge libraries will be running Book In a Bag.
A range of titles will be wrapped up in paper bags for customers to have a lucky dip and borrow something a bit different.
This is a great way for readers to try something new and introduce them to authors or styles they may not have chosen themselves.
For more information contact Cathy Braddock on 01538 483206 or email cathy.braddock@stafford shire.gov.uk
A SERIES of car boots are taking place at a village school.
The fund-raisers are taking place at Horton Lodge Special School Rudyard, near Leek, with the next on Sunday, October 6.
Proceeds from the sales are being used to buy specialist equipment for the children at the school.
There will be indoor pitches available for £6 each which can be set up the day before between 2pm and 4pm; while outdoor pitches are priced at £5, with setting up time from 8am on the Sunday.
Buyers can arrive from 9am and there will be refreshments including ice-cream available.
The next car boot at Horton Lodge Special School after the October one will be on November 3. To book a pitch call 01538 398655.
A POLICE chase took place in Leek last Thursday morning following report of theft from the Late Shop, in Picton Street at 11.55am.
Officers attended after meat was stolen from the premises. After a foot chase officers detained a suspect near the church.
Nathan Campbell, 24, of no fixed address, was charged with theft from a shop and remanded to appear at before magistrates at Newcastle on Friday morning where he was remanded on bail.