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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.


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.

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New year, new business?

January is traditionally a time for fresh starts and new ventures - and if you're thinking of setting up in business expert help is at hand in the Moorlands.

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Christmas recycling all wrapped up!

We use almost 300,000 tonnes of card packaging in the UK at Christmas - enough to wrap the London Eye almost 50,000 times!

Tennis coaching programme

Everyone for tennis at Moorlands schools

The next Andy Murray or Johanna Konta could come from the Staffordshire Moorland's thanks to a team effort from the county sport partnership, a local tennis club and the Council aimed at boosting junior tennis across the district.

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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!

Harrison Birch

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.

Parked cars

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.