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Moorlands bats and moths under the microscope

Join the Friends of Cecilly Brook and Hales Hall Pool later this month to uncover more about the incredible lives of bats.

Green Flag for Ladderedge

Flying the flag for excellence at Ladderedge

Ladderedge Country Park has been named amongst the best in the world for the third successive year.

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Community consultation sessions for Moorlands Local Plan

Drop-in sessions where people can speak to Council officers about the proposals in the Local Plan for Staffordshire Moorlands are taking place throughout the district from this week.

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Consultation on Local Plan now open

Consultation on the key document that will shape housing and employment in the Staffordshire Moorlands for the next 14 years opens today (Monday 31 July).

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Draft Local Plan - have your say on development sites

Residents and businesses are being asked to share their views on the key planning document that will shape how Staffordshire Moorlands develops over the next 14 years.

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Moorlands artists in the spotlight

Artisans from across the Staffordshire Moorlands took centre stage for the annual celebration of their creativity and the value the arts add to our lives.

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Flying the flag for our Armed Forces

Staffordshire Moorlands Chairman, Councillor Ben Emery, is inviting people to join him at this year's 'Fly a Flag for our Armed Forces' event taking place in Leek on Monday 19 June.

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Leek Moorlands Hospital - public meeting

A public meeting is taking place on Tuesday 13 June to discuss the future of Leek Moorlands Hospital.

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Art in the Park a great success despite the weather

This years Art in the Park (now in it's eleventh year) has been a great success with many visitors attending from near and far

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General election information and results

Find information on candidates and the results as they are declared

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Popular arts festival returns to Leek

Leek's Brough Park will once again provide the beautiful setting for the ever-popular Art in the Park event which returns to the town at the weekend.

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Home composting - have you bin there yet?

We all know that recycling is good for our environment and home composting is just one of the ways we can all reduce the amount of household waste sent to landfill.

New play equipment at Ball Haye

Improvements at Haregate play areas now complete

With the onset of longer - and hopefully warmer - days, residents in Haregate can look forward to enjoying time outdoors at three newly improved local play areas.

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Results of the Staffordshire County Council election - 4th May 2017

View information on the Staffordshire County Council Election including results

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Countryside enthusiasts encouraged to volunteer

If you care about the countryside and think local wildlife is wonderful then you can become a volunteer and get involved in improving your local environment.

Clamping down on anti-social behaviour at Leek bus station

Leek's bus station this week becomes the first site in the Moorlands to be covered by a Public Space Protection Order aimed at stopping activities which have a detrimental effect on local residents.

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Work starts on Haregate play areas

Work has begun this week on a new play area at Ball Haye Recreation Ground - one of three play areas in the Haregate area of Leek set to be improved this March.

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New waste company to be set up for Moorlands

New arrangements for waste collections across the Staffordshire Moorlands are set to save taxpayers over £1m the District Council has announced.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs

Council sets budget for coming year

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has agreed a budget for 2017/18 which is aimed at protecting frontline services for residents.

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Grant help for Moorlands businesses and community groups

Funding of up to £35,000 to help create new jobs, safeguard existing jobs, attract investment and develop community services in the Staffordshire Moorlands is now available.