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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.

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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.

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Artists invited to put their work in the spotlight

Artists from across Staffordshire and beyond are once again being offered the chance to display their work at the Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art exhibition in the Spring.

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Council remains committed to supporting business space in Leek

The deputy leader of Staffordshire Moorlands District Council has said creating new accommodation for start-up and growing businesses and regenerating Leek's empty mills remains a priority despite not securing a funding bid for London Mill.

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Public consultation - Hot Lane Play Area

We're improving the play area at Hot Lane in Biddulph thanks to a £50,000 grant from funding body WREN.

Have your say

Give us your feedback on our four-year financial plan

The Council will be setting its budget for 2017/18 in February. Part of this process involves updating the Medium Term Financial Plan for the next four years and we want to hear your views on our proposals.

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Cancellation of Leek's outdoor markets on Saturday

The Antiques and Collectables Market on the Market Place and general market on Derby Street in Leek on Saturday 14 January have been cancelled due to the icy conditions and further snow that has been forecast which could pose health and safety risks to traders and customers if the markets were to go ahead. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Moorlands in top 30 areas for recycling

Residents in the Staffordshire Moorlands are bucking national trends when it comes to recycling their household waste.

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Leek outdoor market cancelled

The Charter Market on the Market Place and public realm in Leek on Wednesday 11 January has been cancelled due to the high winds that have been forecast which could pose health and safety risks to traders and customers if the market were to go ahead. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Brough Park funding bid unsuccessful

A funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to improve and enhance Brough Park in Leek has been unsuccessful.

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Haregate scores new play areas hatrick

Work to redevelop three important play spaces at Haregate in Leek is set to start.

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Dreaming of a green Christmas in the Moorlands

Christmas is always a busy time in the Staffordshire Moorlands and the shopping, decorating our homes and seasonal socialising can mean that recycling or reusing waste slips down our list of priorities.

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New Year start date for Biddulph Town Hall works

Building work on the £412,000 project to remodel the ground floor of Biddulph Town Hall will begin in the New Year.

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Christmas opening times

Find out when our offices and contact centre will be open over the festive period. Don't forget that you can pay bills, report problems to us, apply for services, and find information using our website!

New Website

Hello and welcome to our new and improved website

We've been working hard to make sure our site meets the needs of our residents, businesses and customers and we hope you'll agree that it's now much easier to carry out business with us and to find the information you're looking for

Cllr Brian Johnson presents the award to rowing club members

Local rowing club first past the post in sports awards

A land-locked district at the heart of England might not seem the obvious location for an award-winning rowing club - but the Staffordshire Moorlands can boast one the finest.

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Playing to our strengths at Hot Lane in Biddulph

Families and young people are set to benefit from an improved play area at Hot Lane in Biddulph thanks to a £50,000 grant from funding body WREN.

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The gift of free parking this Christmas

Grey November days are all set to be brightened up across the Moorlands by the lights and colour of Christmas decorations in our towns and high streets as the district prepares to celebrate the festive season.

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Find out if your family heirlooms are worth a small fortune

Find out if you're sitting on a small fortune by bringing your valuables and family heirlooms along for expert valuation by TV's Charles Hanson when he and his team visit Leek next Wednesday.

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Council proud to support poppy appeal once again

The commitment and bravery of the nation's armed forces remains a strong focus for the nation's conscience and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is once again proud to be lending its support to the annual poppy campaign.

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Prospectus puts Leek firmly on investor's map

With a thriving high street and market, successful and expanding businesses, a skilled workforce and a college training the next generation of professionals, coupled with the availability of sites and a business-friendly Council, Leek has much to offer businesses and developers looking to invest in growth.

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Werrington man feels the heat after burning fridges

Dumping and burning twelve fridges at Hollington near Tean has landed a Werrington man with 28 days to pay a bill of almost £9,500.

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Full STEAM ahead for tourism in the Moorlands

Tourism contributed over £260 million to the economy in the Staffordshire Moorlands and supported over 3,600 jobs in 2015 according to the latest figures.

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Keeping Foxt fabulous

If you think Foxt is fabulous then you'll welcome news that the District Council is looking to preserve the character of this special area of the Staffordshire Moorlands.