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Correction to Yew Tree information on Hedge Cutting

It has been pointed out that the latest issue of the Yew Tree was incorrect with regard to the law on hedge cutting. Only hedges bordering highways, pavements or footpaths can be cut between 1st March and 31st August, and … Continue reading

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Newsletter

Yew Tree Special Aug 2016

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Hawthorns/Barnes – New Plans Submitted

Keele University have submitted new plans for the Hawthorns and Barnes development.  These can be viewed on Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council’s website and you can comment on the proposals there. The application number is 15/01004/FUL. The Planning Committee will consider the … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Decision on Hawthorns/Barnes Appeal

The Secretary of State for Local Government and Communities has today published his decision re the Hawthorns/Barnes Planning Appeal.  He agreed with the report produced by the Planning Inspector following the Public Inquiry, and the appeal has been dismissed. The main reasons … Continue reading

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Beware Bogus Callers

We have been informed of a gang of Con Men operating in the area, mainly visiting rural areas.  A tall middle aged grey haired chap with a slight droop on the right eye calls and has a business card “A. … Continue reading

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Interested in Drama & Theatre

New members are being sought for an inter-generational group “Ages and Stages”.  If you are interested in performing click New Vic_Ages and Stages 2015 to read more.

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Be Alert – Prowler in Keele

In the early hours of Sunday 18th Jan (after it had snowed) a prowler was about in Keele and the same footprints were found in several places around the village.  Although nothing appears to have been stolen, the prowler did … Continue reading

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