Welcome to the community web-pages for the parish of Caverswall.
The village of Caverswall is certainly an ancient settlement, it is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the parish was one of the first to be created in Staffordshire. Caverswall Castle is a Grade I listed building, the current structure mainly dates from the 17th – century and incorporates elements which dates back to the 13th – century. St Peter’s Church is a Grade II listed building which was probably built by the owner of the castle in the 13th – century. People from the UK and many other parts of the world can trace their roots back to Caverswall.
The local history pages examine aspects of this rich timeline stretching back over many years and the genealogy pages provide information for those with ancestors who lived in the parish. Amongst the new pages that are being prepared is the story of the small community of Benedictine Nuns who fled the French Revolution before making their home at Caverswall Castle. There will also be a major feature about the secret wartime activities at Woodhead Hall not far from the nearby town of Cheadle including previously unpublished information and pictures. Woodhead Hall was at the hub of a network of secret monitoring stations supplying information to Bletchley Park and the strategic command structure.
Local News :
20th Ocober 2016 – Staffordshire Police launch a campaign to help people to stay safe online. Click here to see a copy of the ‘Cyber Safe Staffordshire Poster’.
20th October 2016 – ‘Fireworks and the Law’ a guide to the law received by the Parish Council. Click here to see a copy.
19th October 2016 – Initial consultation ends soon on plans to build up to 350 houses on land adjacent to Caverswall Lane. Planning and Development Consultants, Hourigan Connolly, have published an outline plan for the homes to be built on land between Caverswall Lane and Pinewood Crescent. The land is within the boundary of Stoke on Trent and the road access to the estate will be via The Wood. Further details are available from this web-site including an opportunity to comment on the proposals. There will be another opportunity to comment on the proposals when a full planning application is submitted to the City Council.
3rd October 2016 – Use it or Lose it ! The owner of Caverswall Stores attended the meeting of the Parish Council on Monday evening. He said that he was finding it difficult to keep the Post Office and the shop afloat. He does not receive a great deal of financial support from the Post Office and the shop is not making a profit. This is the only shop in the village but it needs more support from the community if it is to stay open. Speaking on behalf of the Parish Council the secretary, Lynn Cantlay, said none of us want to loose this vital service and urged the local community to support the business by buying items from the shop and the post office. People could also offer support and reduce the running costs by volunteering to help in the shop. If you think you can help in any way please call in for a chat to see what you can do.
30 September 2016 – Planners give a green light for plans to establish a well-being centre at Caverswall Castle. The application reference numbers are SMD/2015/0671 and SMD/2015/0683
27th September 2016 – More homes to be built in the village ? Staffs Moorlands District Council have received an application for permission to build 12 dwellings with garages on land with a new access road from Blythe Bridge Road. The application reference number is SMD/2016/0600
12th September 2016 – Going, Going, Gone ? Local Residents launch campaign to save The Auctioneers Arms after the pub is closed and sold to a property development company. See the page in the Community Section.