Knypersley First School to benefit from share of £1.3m refurbishment funding

  by Jack Lenton Biddulph Nub News

Knypersley First will be one of three schools in the Moorlands to benefit from over £1.3m million of Government funding to improve their facilities.

Schools in the Moorlands have been allocated a share of £560 million Government investment, aimed to expand classrooms, upgrade facilities and improve education standards.

Churnet View Middle School and Westwood First School join Knypersley First as the three Moorlands schools to receive a total of £1,352,805.93.

Parking charges suspended in Biddulph for August

Short-term car parking charges will be suspended in Biddulph in August.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have made the decision to allow free parking in the town for the month in an effort to attract shoppers back to Biddulph’s High Street following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Biddulph’s Mayor, Cllr John Jones, announced the decision at a Biddulph Town Council meeting, saying that any parking in the town for under three hours would be free from 1st of August until the end of the month. 

However, any stays of over three hours must still be paid for.

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£200k grants keep community organisations and clubs active

Being able to take part in team sports, community activities, exercise classes and visit the gym again is something so many people are looking forward to when the Covid-19 restrictions allow.

And fortunately, much-valued clubs and organisations across the Moorlands are still in business thanks to being awarded grants totalling almost £200k to support them during this challenging period.

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Dog owners urged to ‘bin the bags’

Dog owners are being urged to clean up after their pet

Dog owners are being urged to bin the bags after they’ve picked up after their pets.

The call comes from members of the Cabinet at Staffordshire Moorlands District Council following an increase in the number of bags being left on streets and paths across the area.

Councillor Mike Bowen, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: We all want to enjoy streets and public areas that are free of dog mess and I’m pleased to say that most dog owners do behave responsibly and do the right thing by cleaning up after their pet.

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Biddulph Library set to re open

Biddulph Library set to open 27 July

Biddulph Library is scheduled to re-open on Monday 27th July as part of Staffordshire County Council’s phased reopening of their 43 libraries which began on Monday, 6th July.

Community Managed Libraries are being fully supported by the county council and are being encouraged to reopen at their own pace.

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Moorlands leisure centres set for phased re-opening

Leisure centres across the Staffordshire Moorlands are set to start a phased re-opening from Saturday 25 July with measures in place to ensure they are Covid-secure.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and its leisure partner Lex Leisure have worked together to ensure the centres at Biddulph, Cheadle and Leek are safe for users and staff and are looking forward to re-opening gyms and re-starting classes, initially with reduced numbers of participants and opening hours, from this weekend.

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Biddulph’s proposed Action Plan

Changes to the town centre, highways work and more support for young people are just some of the things included in Biddulph’s latest proposed Action Plan.

The Action Plans are prepared annually by Biddulph Town Council to ensure that the authority’s decision-making process is transparent, and its finances are effectively managed.

This year’s proposed Action Plan is currently available for public download on the council’s website.

These are some of the Action Plan’s main points, and how the council is hoping to work towards the town’s improvement in the coming year.

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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.