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Sports Awards 2019

Time to nominate your Moorlands sporting heroes

Give your local sporting stars a chance to shine by nominating them for this year's Staffordshire Moorlands Sports Awards.

Christmas waste collections

Christmas bin collections information now online

With Christmas just around the corner having to remember any changes to bin collections over the festive season is the last thing on 'to-do' lists.

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Give us your feedback on our four-year financial plan

The Council will be setting its budget for 2019/20 in February next year. Part of that process includes updating the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) for the next four years.

Twilight Market

Shop and socialise at Leek's new Twilight Market this Christmas

Leek's Christmas Twilight Market - an innovative new event which is set to be the blueprint for future evening markets

Presentation of 5th Battalion history

New history honours local heroes of WW1

Council Leader Sybil Ralphs has been presented with one of just ten hand-stitched leather bound history volumes documenting the daily events and detailing the names of over 5,800 individuals from North Staffordshire who served in World War 1.

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Council offers gift of free Christmas parking

With preparations for the festive season now well underway towns across the Moorlands are gearing up to welcome visitors and shoppers during this busy period - and the Council is once again offering free parking at its car parks.

Poppy appeal 2018

Council proud to support poppy appeal

This year's festival of remembrance and the poppy appeal has a special significance as the nation prepares to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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Council has EPIC plans to return empty properties to use

With the demand for affordable homes high on the national agenda it can be frustrating to see otherwise habitable properties being left empty - and here in the Moorlands the local council has plans to tackle this issue thanks to a £1 million partnership with housing association EPIC.

Cheadle zero tolerance to loan sharks charter signing

Agencies warn don't be bitten by loan sharks!

Don't get bitten by loan sharks - that's the warning from local agencies in the Staffordshire Moorlands during this year's 'bite back' campaign.

BL visit to Coming Home

British Legion chief visits WW1 exhibition in Leek

'Coming Home' - a poignant exhibition remembering the Moorlands soldiers who fought in the First World War - has welcomed prestigious visitors from the British Legion.

Coming Home exhibition

Moorlands soldiers stories come home in new exhibition

'Coming Home' - a new exhibition opening this weekend at Leek's Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery - remembers the lives of soldiers from across the Staffordshire Moorlands who left their rural communities to fight in the First World War.

Roaches - photo by Greg Walker

Tourism STEAMING ahead in the Moorlands

Tourism contributed over £277 million to the local economy and supported over 3,500 jobs in the Staffordshire Moorlands in 2017 according to the latest figures.

Recycle week - SM does

Getting recycling right in Staffordshire Moorlands

We're already great at recycling in Staffordshire Moorlands - with 44,340 households regularly recycling their waste - and we're now calling on everyone to make sure they're recycling right.

School summer activity programme

Upping the activity ante in North Leek

Whilst the long hot days of the summer holidays are now just a memory it's hoped that the activity habits formed by youngsters from two Haregate schools won't be!