The King’s outdoor sports redevelopment

The King’s CE (A) School are delighted to have secured the funding to redevelop outdoor sports facilities on the campus in Kidsgrove worth in excess of £400,000. 

The project which is scheduled to begin on site in December will see the refurbishment of the current synthetic turf pitch and adjacent tarmac courts to create brand new 3G pitches and refurbished tennis courts and netball courts.

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Council adopts Local Plan for the Moorlands

The Local Plan – the District’s key planning document which will shape development in the Staffordshire Moorlands up to 2033 – has been formally adopted by the Council.

The Plan allocates land for new housing, employment and other uses and protects important assets such as green belts and conservation areas as well as setting the policies which will be used to determine planning applications.

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Bringing Covid rate down key to unlocking things we love

Do it for Staffs Moorlands

Lockdown 2 has meant the return to tougher restrictions on our social lives and many shops, hospitality and sports and leisure facilities across the Moorlands being forced to close to help bring the Covid infection rate down.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council is urging people to use this time to stick to the rules and make a real difference to the number of cases so that we can all start to return to doing the things we love when restrictions ease. The enhanced cleaning and other safety measures the Council implemented after the first lockdown have meant that many of the things that had to close earlier in year can stay open this time around.

Traders selling essential items such as food and drink products, face coverings and hardware can continue to operate, leisure centres and swimming pools are closed and football matches on Council pitches are suspended. Playgrounds remain open but events in parks involving more than two people cannot take place.

Alsager Santa tour dates 2020

A great ‘Deal’ for Kidsgrove

The Town Deal for Kidsgrove is an exciting and unprecedented opportunity to bid for significant investment of up to £25 million to facilitate future economic growth. 

To be in with a chance to access the funding, a Town Investment Plan (TIP) must be submitted by the end of October 2020.  

The Town Deal Board are working hard to put together a TIP that will bring real and lasting economic benefits to Kidsgrove and the surrounding area. 

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Kidsgrove Sports Centre news

It is fantastic to be able to announce that the refurbishment of Kidsgrove Sports Centre will get underway in October, when the developer will arrive on site. This is a landmark moment after what has been 3 long years of continued work from our charitable organisation.

The £6million refurbishment of the sports centre will enable the community to have access once again to affordable sports provision. The centre will be community run, which will mean that every £1 spent in the centre, will get invested back into the centre. This is one of the real exciting benefits of community managed centres and success going forward will be in the hands of our community.

The refurbished centre will have the following facilities:

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Lidl set for New Year opening

Lidl have confirmed construction is well underway at their Kidsgrove store and due to be complete early next year. 

Over the next few months they will begin to advertise the new jobs the store will create on their careers website.

Lidl GB’s Regional Head of Property, Dominic Bryan, commented: “There’s been much anticipation for this new Lidl store and it’s great that we are now entering the final stages of the development. We are extremely grateful for all the support that we have received so far and would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding whilst we continue with this phase of the development.”

Biddulph Town Council takes on management of Town Hall, Grange Visitor Centre, and Bus Hub

by Jack Lenton, Biddulph Nub News

Biddulph Town Council has taken on the management of three buildings in the town, with the hopes of ensuring they are “accessible and well-run” for residents.

The council will now manage Biddulph Town Hall, Biddulph Grange Country Park’s visitor centre, and the town centre’s Bus Hub.

The changes were announced by the authority on Monday 7th September, and discussed at a meeting of the town council on Tuesday 8th September.

Managing Biddulph Town Hall – where Biddulph Town Council is based – has been a long-standing ambition of the town council, with the building previously being managed by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council.

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Councillors vote to adopt Local Plan

by Jack Lenton, Biddulph Nub News

Staffordshire Moorlands District Councillors have voted to adopt the Local Plan, which outlines how the area will be developed, in order to comply with Government house building targets.

The plan includes details of over 900 new houses that are to be built in Biddulph between now and 2033, with land being removed from the Green Belt to make room for some of these.

The vote marks a significant milestone for a process that has been with the authority for years. 

Commenting at the meeting, Biddulph town and district Cllr Nigel Yates said: “I would like to take the time to thank all those in Biddulph who worked on the Neighbourhood Plan and presented evidence to the inspector, as well as those who worked to save areas of the Green Belt in Biddulph.”

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New cycling event to benefit Alsager residents

Sunday the 20th of September will see the launch of a new cycling event designed to raise funds for two Alsager based charities. 

A new cycling event is planned for Alsager residents

The two ‘Reliability Rides’ of 35 and 50 miles, together with a fun ride of around 10 miles, are being jointly organised by Alsager Rotary Club and Alsager Harlequins Cycling Club to raise funds for Alsager Food Bank and Alsager Rotary Charities, working with the young people of Alsager.

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