Lidl get go ahead for Kidsgrove store

lidl cgi aug 2019 reduced sizeNewcastle-Under-Lyme Borough Council reached a decision on Lidl GB’s planning application to bring a new Lidl store to Kidsgrove (on the site currently occupied by Kidsgrove Working Men’s Club), as well as a second, accompanying planning application to relocate the Club to new premises on Meadows Road, Kidsgrove.

Both applications were unanimously approved by members of the Planning Committee. [Read more…]

Sports Centre news

Firstly, can we say a massive “thank you” to everyone who voted for us in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

We are pleased to report that Kidsgrove Sports Centre came 1st, so as a result we will receive £4,000 from Tesco – which will be put towards buying equipment to be used within the centre. [Read more…]

Council to remove unwanted garden bins

brown bin reduced sizeResidents who do not want to keep their garden waste bin are being given the chance to have them collected in by the Borough Council.

While more than 18,000 households have now signed up to the chargeable collection service introduced this year, some people have decided to make alternative arrangements for disposing their garden waste. [Read more…]

Summer Space scheme 2019

Blasting off on 22 July, Space provides fun, positive activities throughout the school summer holiday and gives young people across the county the opportunity to build their confidence, develop life skills, improve their health and general wellbeing.

Space 2019 is now in its fifth year since its relaunch by Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime. Space was originally an activities scheme led by police in Staffordshire aimed at engaging young people before it stopped in the 1990s. The new version of Space, coordinated by the Staffordshire Commissioner’s office, is planned and delivered by a wider collaboration of public and voluntary organisations, including the Police. [Read more…]

Aldi sale falls through

aldi 2Budget supermarket chain Aldi have pulled out of their plans to open a store on the former Meadows Special School site on Tunstall Road.

While the exact reason that Aldi have withdrawn from the deal remains unclear, Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial said: [Read more…]

Green belt land at Gillow Heath marked for housing

sewage works gillow heath reduces sizeLand at Gillow Heath has been removed from the green belt to be included in the Local Plan and marked for future housing development.

The land, bordering the sewage works on Marsh Green Road at Gillow Heath, has now been included after the secretary of state for housing judged 12 acres of land previously earmarked along Biddulph Valley Way needed to be removed due to be being ‘unsound’, [Read more…]

Biddulph Festival 2019

Festival parade aug 2019The Biddulph Festival is well under way with lots of great events still to look forward to.

Every year the Festival hosts a variety of arts inspired, community and charity events for all ages and budgets from 13th June to 31st July. [Read more…]

New Tea Rooms at Biddulph Grange Gardens

grange renovationsNew café and visitor facilities planned for Biddulph Grange Garden

This summer exciting new facilities are being built for visitors at Biddulph Grange Garden.

There are plans to open a beautiful new tea room in the historic Camellia House in time for the summer holidays. [Read more…]

Some parking penalty charges reimbursed in Alsager

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20623144 – man removing parking ticket from windscreen

Cheshire East Council has identified an error in the previous issuing of penalty charge notices on some free car parks – and is urging people to come forward and claim a reimbursement.

This issue, which was brought to the council’s attention during a recent consultation to increase parking charges, by Councillor Rod Fletcher, has seen 675 penalty charge notices issued incorrectly between 26 October 2015 and 13 March 2019. [Read more…]

Festa Italiana Alsager 2019

festa italiana 2019On Sunday 8th September, Alsager will once more be transformed into a little Italy with the town’s annual line-up of fabulous food, family fun, Italian supercars and scooters alongside live entertainment, competitions and more… bringing a little taste of Italy to Cheshire East.

To give you a flavour of what to expect… there will be an array of Italian food sellers from pizza to gnocchi to arancini, panini, olives, oils and wine and much more, with live music/entertainment, Italian supercars & scooters on display, fairground rides, balloon twisting, stilt walkers and street entertainers… and once again there will be fabulous live on stage cookery demonstrations [Read more…]