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While the exact reason that Aldi have withdrawn from the deal remains unclear, Staffordshire County Councillor Mark Deaville, Cabinet Member for Commercial said: [Read more…]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

Biddulph Festival 2019

festival logo 2019This year’s theme is ‘Carnival’ and organisors are hoping for a colourful array of costumes and displays for a bright and beautiful Launch Day on Saturday 29th June.

By popular demand, Biddulph by the Sea makes a return. Come along for sand, donkey rides, Punch & Judy, fair rides, community stalls and ice cream on Saturday 20th July. Other firm favourites such as Ukulele Day, Variety Show, Biddulph Up In Arms events, Biddulph Fun Day, Flower Festival, Churches Together Cafes & Evening walks make a welcome return along with lots of other great events. [Read more…]

Biddulph Moor Well Dressing 2019

bid moor well dressing june 2019Biddulph Moor Well Dressing

Saturday 15th June 2019 2pm

This will be the 8th Well Dressing to be held in the village celebrating Trent Head Well.

The traditional tableau is being prepared at Christ Church Hall, Church Lane, and you are invited to come and see the well in the making from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th June between 11am and 4pm.

On Saturday 15th June festivities will begin with music and Morris dancing on the village green and the dedication of the traditional well tableau will take place at 2pm. [Read more…]

Pay and display set for Biddulph streets

King Street copy 2Two streets in Biddulph town centre are set to have parking charges introduced.

Staffs County Council considered the proposal of introducing on-street parking in the High Street and King Street, in Biddulph at the last meeting of the Prosperous Staffordshire Select Committee.

The aim of the proposal is to ensure that the parking provided in town centres and elsewhere are appropriate for the situation and support the needs of the local community. [Read more…]

Aldi to come to Biddulph

aldiStaffordshire County Council have accepted an offer from supermarket chain Aldi for the former Meadows Special School site on Tunstall Road.

An offer was made by Aldi Stores Limited in November which was increased in December. Minutes from a sub-committee meeting state: ‘The Sub-Committee received a report on discussions held with the proposed purchaser of the site of the former Meadows Special School explaining that whilst the site had not been advertised on the open market, the proposed Terms of the sale secured ancillary developments of value to the County Council.’ and that it was: ‘RESOLVED – That a conditional contract be entered into with Aldi Stores Limited for the sale of the site of the former Meadows Special School on the Terms indicated.’ [Read more…]

Biddulph Fairtrade Fortnight

biddulph fairtradeFairtrade Fortnight 24th Feb-10th March.

Biddulph is a Fairtrade Town, and most of the local churches are Fairtrade Churches. How will you celebrate it this year?

Sadly, the Annual Town Hall Fairtrade Celebration is having a gap-year. But that doesn’t mean the Biddulph Fairtrade Town Group has nothing planned. Biddulph Schools have all been invited to take part in a Fairtrade Poetry Competition: each school may enter one or two original poems relating to Fairtrade. The competition will be judged by Biddulph Town Councillors and the school entering the winning poem will be presented with the Fairtrade Town School-of-the-Year Shield. [Read more…]

Council to introduce new wheelie bin delivery charges

Wheelie binsCheshire East Council has announced it is to introduce a charge for the supply of new and replacement waste and recycling bins.

The charge for the supply of new and replacement standard 240-litre household bins will be £30 each for recycling, black residual and garden waste bin and £25 for a smaller-sized 140-litre residual, recycling and garden bin.

A 25 per cent concessionary rate will apply to residents on qualifying benefits, while any bins broken during the collection process will be replaced free of charge.

In the first instance of a bin being lost or stolen, a replacement will be provided free of charge but, if this recurs within three years, a charge will be made. [Read more…]