Aldi selected for Biddulph site

Aldi has been selected by Staffordshire County Council to invest in a plot of land off Tunstall Road, Biddulph.

The site was formerly The Meadows School but has been disused for a number of years, with Staffordshire County Council seeking a buyer for the site. A previous deal appeared to have been made with Aldi last year but fell through in the summer. There had also been discussions with different developers regarding the site with another budget supermarket chain Lidl expressing a long term interest in opening a store in Biddulph but it now appears that Aldi is again the favourite to get the site.

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Gold for Biddulph in Bloom

gold2Biddulph have again won a Gold Medal in the RHS National in Bloom Competition.

Hilda Sheldon chair of Biddulph in Bloom said;

“We were delighted to receive a Gold Award from the RHS National in Bloom, in the Large Town Category. [Read more…]

Christmas Lights Switch On events in Biddulph

christmas lights low resStalls and entertainment from 4pm, lantern parade from 5.30pm and the lights will be turned on at 6pm. Santa will be in the Town Hall after the switch-on for little ones to discuss their gift requirements!

The Biddulph Moor Christmas Lights Switch-On is on Saturday 7 December 2019.

Moorlands Radio are joining us from 4pm, with stalls, carols and Santa; the lights will be switched on at 5.30pm.

Biddulph Santa routes 2019

Santa routes 2019

Mapping a way to improve activity and health in Kidsgrove

Have your say in Kidsgrove NewsNBCKidsgrove residents are being asked to support a pioneering new consultation project being launched by the Borough Council and its project partner Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT) to help improve their health and wellbeing.

A unique online mapping system specifically developed for this purpose will be used by Kidsgrove residents as part of a public consultation which will go beyond the ‘surface value’ of sports and leisure provision in Kidsgrove in order to gather data from a wide audience.

As well as providing the data and helping to better understand what sport and physical activities local people would like to access, the initiative will also help to shape future investment into key services, such as leisure facilities, parks and open spaces or other physical activities for the community. [Read more…]

Have your say on Neighbourhood Plan

Biddulph neighbourhood planBiddulph residents, supported by Biddulph Town Council, are undertaking the formal pre-submission consultation of the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan and draft Neighbourhood Development Order for Biddulph.

Consultation started on Monday 23 September and runs to Monday 4 November, midday. This is a six-week statutory consultation period and the Town Council welcome comments on the draft documents.

To view the documents, hard copies together with consultation forms can be found at the following locations: [Read more…]

Victoria Gardens scheme gets underway

Victoria Gardens drawingWork on the community garden scheme in Station Road, adjacent to Sainsbury’s, is now underway.

The project will include new fountains, benches and a statue paying tribute to its mining heritage.

This phase – part one of two – is the first 3 circles with the fountains, memorial area and then a quiet area with benches.

The Town Council have been working on a design for the memorial area that includes a sponsored brick scheme, where people can record the names of loved ones that worked in the mining industry. They are keen to hear from anyone who would like more information about this.

The Gardens are expected to be completed by spring next year.

Biddulph Moor Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular

bonfireThe Biddulph Moor Bonfire & Fireworks Committee with representatives from the community, are once again, holding their Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular.

The event will take place on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at Biddulph Moor Village Hall on Hot Lane, Biddulph Moor and gates will open at 6:00pm. [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…]