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Open art public vote winner

Prize winning art in the frame in Leek

Picture perfect artists were celebrating their success at the prize giving ceremony which concluded this year's Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art Exhibition.

Birch Gardens dedication

Centenary Field status for Leek park

Birch Gardens in Leek has been dedicated as a Centenary Field in memory of those who lost their lives during World War 1.

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Love is in the air at Leek's markets this May

Love is definitely in the air for Leek's indoor and outdoor markets this month!

Mr Amson

Leek man banned from approaching females in England and Wales

A 45-year-old Leek man has been banned from approaching, communicating with or following females in public places across England and Wales such as to cause them alarm or distress. The ban lasts for a period of three years.

Volunteer winner Angie Heathcote with Councillor Mike Bowen

Moorlands medals for our local sporting heroes

Celebrating sporting success in fields as diverse as martial arts and obstacle racing took centre stage at the Staffordshire Moorlands Sports Awards.

Open Art exhibition at the Nicholson

Exhibition celebrating local artists now open

A new exhibition celebrating local artistry and artists is now officially open at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery in Leek.

Bowen Mike

Bringing empty properties back into use

Empty properties blight communities and, with the provision of housing high on the national agenda, bringing them back into use seems like one obvious way to help meet local needs.

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Helping the Moorlands commemorate WW1 centenary

This November people across the UK will come together to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War - and the District Council is offering grants to Moorlands towns and parishes to mark this nationally and internationally important anniversary.

Roaches - photo by Greg Walker

Putting the Moorlands on the tourism map

March heralds the start of Spring and the promise of longer and warmer days when our thoughts naturally turn to holidays and leisure - and a conference taking place this week is aimed at making sure tourism businesses are all set to welcome visitors to the Moorlands.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs

Council sets budget for coming year

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £10.8m for the coming year.

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Getting social with the Council

An ever increasing number of people are using social media to communicate, find information, keep up with the news and participate in society - and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has added to its online community presence by joining Facebook.

Hedge laying

No need to hedge your bets with this heritage skills course

Ever fancied learning the traditional countryside management skill of hedge laying? If so, a course taking place next month is just what you're looking for.

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Local Plan for Staffordshire Moorlands moves a step closer

The Local Plan for the Staffordshire Moorlands looks set to be submitted to the Government in the summer.

Forsbrook

Views sought on seventh Neighbourhood Plan for Moorlands

Another Staffordshire Moorlands parish is taking advantage of a national scheme to give communities more say over how their neighbourhood develops.

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Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Sports Awards

Help us in our search for the Moorlands stars of the sports world!

Fly tipped sofa

Tipping the balance against waste offenders

New proposals aimed at tackling the scourge of fly tipping have been welcomed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

Leek food co-op

Healthy future for Leek food co-op thanks to funding boost

Users of the Leek food co-operative can look forward to a healthy new year after the project was awarded funding of £20,000 to continue providing fresh fruit and vegetables to the local community.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs

£100,000+ boost for rural Moorlands businesses

Local farmers and businesses have claimed over £100,000 in funding to support growth and productivity - a big increase on previous figures.

Leek Brook signal box

Full steam ahead for Leek Brook station restoration

Plans to replicate the former station building at Leek Brook Station on the heritage Churnet Valley Railway line are on track after the project secured grants of £22,722.

Property in Foxt

Join the conservation conversation in Foxt

Foxt is set in one of the most ancient and dramatic landscapes in the Staffordshire Moorlands - and the Council wants to protect its unique character for future generations.

Bowen Mike

Biddulph pool to close for repairs

The swimming pool area at Biddulph Valley Leisure Centre will be closed later this month whilst repairs are carried out. The rest of the centre will remain open as normal.