CHEADLE In Bloom is looking for volunteers to with the winter planting in the town. The group will be in Cheadle town centre on Sunday, October 20. If anyone would like to help they can meet the volunteers in Tape Street car park, near Greyhound Walk, off Cheadle's High Street, from 8.30am.
THE landlord of a country pub if offering £1,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest after the second break in at his premises in two years. Pete Wilkinson of The Raddle Inn at Hollington has CCTV footage of the recent incident which happened in the early hours on Friday, September 20. If you have any information Mr Wilkinson can be contacted on 01889 507278 or telephone the local police on their non emergency contact number 101.
TOWN leaders have voted to support plans to provide temporary breast screening at Cheadle Hospital. Cheadle Town Council has pledged it support to the approval of planning application 13/00931 - New Cheadle Hospital, Lid Lane - Provision of temporary mobile breast screening unit (three cycles of 16 months with 20 month break - total nine years), which has been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to decide upon as the planning authority. Speaking in favour of the application, councillor Margaret Locker said: " We should support this wholeheartedly; it's a first for Cheadle and it will help ladies in Cheadle and the surrounding areas who, at the moment, have to travel into Stoke-on-Trent for this service. "Breast screening is a very important thing, especially now the screening age has been reduced from 50 to 47 and extended from 70 to 73. "This gives more people the chance to be screened and more people will coming in; I'm sure it will be a very well used service." Cheadle's town mayor councillor Ian Plant added: "I agree, it's fantastic and it's a great thing for the town to be coming into Cheadle. "On the back of this I would also like to see something in the way of screening for men."
AS Halloween approaches, could there be a better time to learn of some of the supernatural legends of Staffordshire. Certainly that is what they think at the Cheadle Discovery and Visitor Centre, where a small exhibition devoted to some of the less well-known local folklore is under way. From the famous Headless Horseman Of The Moorlands, who could be seen on road from Leek to Onecote, to stories of appearances by the Devil, the exhibition will give lots of reasons to be doubly careful when going out after nightfall.The volunteers at the centre are also interested in recording any specifically local stories people may have, which will be listed later on the centre’s website. For example; do you remember talk of ‘Rawhead and Bloody Bones’, the monster that lives down pit-shafts? If so, let the centre’s volunteers know. They would also be interested to see any artefacts or documents. The exhibition ‘Staffordshire Myths, Legends and Folklore’ opened on Monday, October 12, and runs until November 8. The centre is open on Thursdays, Fridays and two Saturdays a month - see website for detail - and can be found at Lulworth House in Cheadle High Street.