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Give us your feedback on our four-year financial plan

Give us your feedback on our four-year financial plan - get involved and send us your feedback!

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Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Find more info on our opening times during the festive period

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Council serves up support for Endon tennis ace

Endon's rising tennis star Harrison Birch is a name to watch out for in the future as he serves up success in the highly competitive world of international junior tennis.

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Free parking top of Moorlands Christmas list

With November now upon us Christmas preparations are beginning in earnest and once again the local council is giving Moorlands shoppers and visitors the gift of free parking.

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Test your recycling knowledge with our quick quiz!

Find out how much you know about recycling in Staffordshire Moorlands by taking our quiz.

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The Wentlows now open for play

Families and young people in Upper Tean now have an exciting new play area on their doorstep thanks to successful partnership working between the community and two local councils.

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New Moorlands business property search service launched

Finding new commercial premises in the Staffordshire Moorlands is now much easier thanks to a new online search service being launched by the District Council.

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Hot Scotch Park now open for fun

Hot Scotch Park - a new play area in Biddulph Moor - is now officially up and running.

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Weather causes cancellation of Leek's outdoor market on Saturday

The outdoor Collector's Market scheduled to take place on Saturday 21 October in Leek has been cancelled due to the forecast high winds and heavy, blustery showers.

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Cheadle sets out stall for new weekly outdoor market

Plans for a new weekly outdoor market in Cheadle have been unveiled by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

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Pass-portal to excellent Council services

A new personal account promises to be the passport to improved Council services for Moorlands residents and businesses.

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Look and feel good - recycle your bathroom items!

If everyone in the Moorlands recycled just one more deodorant spray we'd save enough energy to power a typical primary school for 37 days.

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New facilities offer a sporting chance in Bagnall

The local community in Bagnall have said well played to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for funding the new sporting facilities at the playing fields in Bagnall.

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New Tean amenity is child's play for community partnership

Work has today (Monday 11 September) started on a new play area for a much loved open space in Upper Tean thanks to a successful partnership which has secured funding for the project.

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Walling skills go back to the future

Join us this weekend for a chance to learn a traditional Moorlands craft - and leave your mark on the landscape for the next 80 years.

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Enjoy 'A Sense of Place' at the Nicholson this autumn

The distinctive characteristics of the Peak District landscape are at the heart of a new exhibition at the premier Moorlands art gallery the Nicholson.

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Judge backs Council on Moneystone holiday lodges

A High Court judge has backed a decision by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to approve planning permission for holiday lodges and leisure facilities at Moneystone Quarry.

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Keeping Wetley Moor wonderful

If you'd like to keep Wetley Moor looking wonderful then you can join other countryside enthusiasts at several scrub clearance days this autumn.

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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.

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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