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Keeping the Moorlands clean

Men fined £1k+ for dog fouling and littering in Moorlands

Failing to clean up dog fouling and dropping cigarette butts in the Staffordshire Moorlands has resulted in fines totalling over £1,300 for three men.

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Celebrating 800 years of Leek markets this Autumn

We're celebrating Leek's long and illustrious history as a market town this Autumn with a series of seasonal markets and special events.

Poppy appeal 2019

Council goes visible with poppy appeal support

This year's poppy appeal is going undercover - but here in the Moorlands we're going very visible with our support for the annual campaign to raise funds for the Armed Forces past and present.

Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards winners

Moorlands businesses take starring roles at Tourism and Food Awards

Businesses across the Staffordshire Moorlands are celebrating after an excellent showing at the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards.

Councillor Sybil Ralphs

Council sets out plans for next four years

Supporting local people by increasing the supply of quality, affordable homes, improving bus links between Moorlands villages and towns and bringing the railway to Leek, ensuring effective health provision, increasing recycling rates and reducing carbon emissions are at the heart of the District Council's plans for the coming four years.

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Spooktacular events this Halloween at Leek markets

Pumpkins aplenty is a sure sign that Halloween is just around the corner and Leek markets is hosting a special carving workshop to help make sure your creations stand out from the crowd this October.

Cllr Porter meets Staffordshire Wildlife Trust at the Roaches

Taking action on climate change in the Moorlands

Addressing climate change is the defining issue of our time and the now is the defining moment to do something about it - so delegates at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit were told.

Tittesworth and the Roaches

Cracking down on illegal development in the Green Belt

Staffordshire Moorlands will receive a slice of a £2 million fund to crack down on illegal development in the Green Belt.

Recycle Week 2019

Getting recycling right in the Moorlands

It's Recycle Week this week and the District Council is encouraging everyone to take a look at what they're throwing away and check whether any of those items could actually be recycled.

Cllr Deaville at the Brough Park skate park

Leek's new skate park has wheel appeal

Leek's new skate park is on a roll with wheeled-sports enthusiasts and is proving extremely popular since opening earlier this year.

Visitors to the Call of the Wild exhibition admire the photographs

Answer the Call of the Wild this autumn

Photographer Kieran Metcalfe's 'The Dragon and the Flame' - chosen to commemorate the 70th anniversary of National Parks earlier this year - is just one of the stunning images on display at the Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery's autumn exhibition.

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Resurfacing work at Leek Bus Station this weekend

Bus passengers are advised that work to resurface the road at Leek Bus Station will take place on Sunday 15 September.

Cllr Joe Porter

Council appoints Cabinet member for climate change

Councillor Joe Porter has joined Staffordshire Moorlands District Council's Cabinet as the portfolio holder for climate change.

Keeping the Moorlands clean

Community Order for Stoke man who dumped waste in the Moorlands

A Stoke-on-Trent man who dumped a builder's bag full of waste and a double mattress in the Staffordshire Moorlands countryside has been ordered to do 80 hours unpaid work and pay costs of more than £2,000.

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High five as Ladderedge awarded Green Flag again

Supporters of Ladderedge Country Park are celebrating again after it was awarded a Green Flag


Spectacular Space Scheme has Landed

A summer holiday activity scheme for young people is about to kick off again for 2019

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Canvass of Moorlands electors now underway

Forms are now being delivered across the Staffordshire Moorlands asking households to confirm the names of people living at the address who are registered to vote.

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Council set to repair 12 Moorlands car parks this summer

Twelve off-street car parks across the Staffordshire Moorlands are to be repaired this summer - starting at Wharf Road in Biddulph in the week commencing 29 July.


Cheadle encouraged by High Street Fund feedback

Cheadle has been invited to re-submit its bid to the Future High Street Fund when it opens again next year.

Climate CHange

Moorlands Council declares climate change emergency

Plans to make the Staffordshire Moorlands carbon neutral by 2030 have been unanimously approved by the District Council.

David Hunt and Friends exhibition

Join David Hunt and Friends at the Nicholson this summer

The daring use of light, colour, texture and form by a group of award-winning artists adds an exciting dimension to this summer's exhibition at Leek's Nicholson Museum and Art Gallery.

Keeping the Moorlands clean

Dropped cigarette end costly for Leek man

Dropping a cigarette butt in the town centre has cost a Leek man £400.

Councillor Mark Deaville with members of Leek Rugby Club u15s Girls

Celebrating our Moorlands sporting heroes

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

Winners and runners-up at this year's Open Art awards

Picture perfect for Open Art Awards winners

The winning artists have been announced following a record breaking year for the Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art exhibition 2019.

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Council publishes draft statement of accounts 2018-19

Find out more information on the years Draft statement of accounts 2018-19

Spring Clean

Moorlands gearing up for Great British Spring Clean

Communities across the country are getting ready for the Great British Spring Clean which starts this week - and the District Council is supporting Staffordshire Moorlands residents who want to get involved.

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Giveaways and double points at Leek market this weekend

Shoppers in Leek are being invited to join market traders this weekend to celebrate the completion of improvement works to the town's indoor markets.


Council agrees budget for coming year

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has set its budget for providing essential services at £9.8m for the coming year.

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Tunstall Road Masterplan information drop-in event

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is working with consultants, Sanderson Weatherall to create a vision for how mixed use development at Tunstall Road, Knypersley, Biddulph may look.