Funds needed to ease school run traffic chaos

Newpool 3 low resA church next to Knypersley First School have agreed to their car park being used to help ease school run traffic chaos but need £10,000 in order to do so.

Every morning and afternoon Newpool Road, Tunstall Road and Meadowside get dangerously congested and chaotic while parents drop off or collect children as the school has no parking for parents. The Life Stream Church in Newpool Road adjacent to the school has a large car park and have agreed to let the school have a key to open it to be used by parents during the busy school runs but the church have been informed by their insurers that they need to improve the standard of the car park surface before allowing this to happen. [Read more…]

Biddulph Moor Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular

bonfireThe Biddulph Moor Bonfire & Fireworks Committee with representatives from the community including Biddulph Moor Village Hall, the Parents Association of Moor First School, Oasis Church and Biddulph Moor Scout group, are once again, holding their Bonfire & Fireworks Spectacular.

The event will take place on Saturday 3rd November at Biddulph Moor Village Hall on Hot Lane, Biddulph Moor and gates will open at 6:00pm. [Read more…]

Funding to beat loan sharks on the Miners’ Estate

loanshark-1low resFunding has been secured from the Illegal Money Lending Team’s Community Fund for a Community Financial Inclusion Project focused on the Miners’ Estate, Kidsgrove.

The main aims of the project are:-

· To improve community awareness of     Loan Sharks and how to deal with them.

· To develop a network of Community      Champions to spread the message. [Read more…]

Biddulph Rotary Club to hold its ‘Swimathon’ in April

swimathon 2016Since 2001, Biddulph Rotary Club have organised a ‘Swimathon’, which, over the years, has been very successful and has raised over £75,000 for a variety of local charities. [Read more…]

Hedge-laying training on offer!

Hedgelaying in the Churnet ValleyThe Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership is offering a two day hedge-laying course at Tittesworth Reservoir on the 27th and 28th of February. [Read more…]

The Big Biddulph (Fairtrade) Breakfast

join_our_breakfast copy low resThe Big Biddulph (Fairtrade) Breakfast and Funny (Fairtrade) Hat Show will take place on Saturday 12 March at Biddulph Town Hall 10-11.30. The Search is on to find Biddulph’s wackiest hat, made from packaging materials! Rules for entrants to the Funny (Fairtrade) Hat Competition: hats must include at least two pieces of Fairtrade packaging, with the Fairtrade Mark clearly visible to the judges. Certificates for the best in each group; prize for the best overall entry. Funny Hat Parade – anyone can enter the Funny Hat Parade – hats can be made from anything; but they must be homemade, not bought! Tickets for The Big Biddulph Breakfast cost £1 per person, and entry to Funny Hat Show is free. Completed hats can also be entered into Biddulph High School’s Trash-to – Treasure Event on Tuesday 22nd March.

Artisan Market

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Biddulph Film Club

suffragette-2015-movie-posterBiddulph Film Club’s next screening will be ‘Suffragette’, screened on 11th February 2016. Tickets for the show will cost £4 each and can be reserved by ringing or texting Jim on 07568 156 419 or just turn up on the night.  For more information and the latest screening details see their website:

The Casserole Club

Casserole Club 3 Pic_02People from Biddulph are being encouraged to do something great with a plate to help out an older person this winter as part of a unique community food-sharing project. Winter puts many extra pressures on older people, preventing them from getting out, not eating properly and, with fewer visits from people, this can lead to social isolation and loneliness. But one scheme making a difference is Casserole Club.

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Biddulph Up In Arms


up in arms croppedGraham Dawson Small World CD Launch Saturday February 13 – Biddulph Arms A rare opportunity to see Graham Dawson with a full band perform his new release ‘Another Year’, plus the EP launch ‘Top Road’ by local duo Small World. Free Admission 8pm start.

Lauren Housley Wednesday February 17 – Biddulph Arms As heard on BBC Radio 2 (Terry Wogan, Chris Evans, Bob Harris, Jeremy Vine), a varied musical palette played by a group of seriously good musicians all topped off with Lauren’s amazing voice. £8 advance/ £10 door 8pm start.

Hunter and the Bear Friday February 26 – Foxlowe Arts Centre Exciting young roots rock band who are surely destined for a bright future. Chiming guitars, authoritative vocals and big choruses, they are certainly one to watch in 2016. They have played some big gigs already including last year’s Acoustic Festival in Uttoxeter. £8 advance/ £10 door 8pm start.

Martha Tilston Wednesday March 2 – Biddulph Arms Martha has been an enchanting presence here since July 2008 and it is always a pleasure to welcome her back. Excellent support too from Kim Tink. £10 advance/ £12 door 8pm start.

Brooks Williams & Findlay Napier Wednesday March 9 – Biddulph Arms Songwriter’s Circle as we present two more fabulous performers on one evening. Brooks is a familiar here whilst Findlay impressed everyone supporting Eddi Reader at Clonter Opera. £10 advance/ £12 door 8pm start. Tickets also available from the venues