- Staffordshire Moorlands
Staffordshire Moorlands is a local government district in
Staffordshire, England. Its council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, is based in Leek and is located between the city of Stoke-on-Trentand the Peak District National Park. The 2001 census recorded the population as 94,489. [cite web |url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=3&b=277109&c=staffordshire+moorlands&d=13&e=15&g=486682&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&enc=1 |title=Key Figures for 2001 Census: Key Statistics |publisher=National Statistics |accessdate=2007-05-20]
Principal industries are agriculture, fashion and tourism. The area's three towns are Leek, Cheadle, and
Biddulph. Visitor attractions include the National Trust property Biddulph Grange, the theme-park Alton Towers, and the annual [http://www.leekartsfestival.org/ Leek Arts Festival] . There are also a variety of outdoor pursuits such as rock climbing( The Roaches), sailing( Rudyard Lake) and cycling( Waterhouses).
The district was formed on
April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the urban districts of Biddulphand Leek, along with Cheadle Rural District and Leek Rural District.
The Staffordshire Moorlands ranks highly at
GCSElevel compared to many other districts in Staffordshire.
GCSE results by council district (%)
* Lichfield 51.2
* Staffordshire Moorlands 49.7
* East Staffordshire 48.5
* Stafford 46.1
* South Staffordshire 44.6
* Newcastle-under-Lyme 43.7
* Cannock Chase 33.4
* (City of Stoke on Trent) 33.3
* Tamworth 32.7
2006, a report commissioned by British Gas [cite web |url=http://www.britishgasnews.co.uk/managed_content/files/pdf/greenCity.pdf |title=Domestic Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Selected Cities |format=PDF |author=Best Foot Forward Ltd |coauthors=Craig Simmons and Ignacio Gonzalez |author=Centrica |accessdate=2007-05-20 |date=2006-02-20] showed that housing in Staffordshire Moorlands produced the 11th highest average carbon emissions in the country at 7,192 kg of carbon dioxideper dwelling.
Energy efficiency in British housing".
The terrain is, as is suggested by the regional name, mostly
moorlandwith forests and lakes stretching out across rolling hills and crags. Some of the higher moorland has been largely abandoned for farming. In The Roaches(a series of gritstone outcrops within the Peak Park) several Wallabies roamed free for many years. [http://www.beastwatch.co.uk/Staffordshire.htm#WALLABIES] One of the highest points in the Staffordshire Moorlands is The Roacheswhich rises to 505m (1656 ft).
A large proportion of the 'white peak' area of the Peak District is contained within the Staffordshire Moorlands. This includes such places as one half of Dove Dale, the Manifold Valley including Thor's cave, Wetton Mill, Longnor and Butterton.
The Staffordshire Moorlands is also home to the highest village in Britain, Flash. The village stands at 463m (1518ft) above sea level. This record was confirmed in 2007 by the
Ordnance Surveyafter Wanlockheadin Scotlandalso claimed the record. The BBC's ' The One Show' investigated the case in a bid to settle the argument and Flash turned out to be the highest.
In July 2007 it was announced that Staffordshire Moorlands District Council was the best performing council in
Staffordshireand the wider West Midlands region, after achieving 'excellent' status in an independent report by the Audit commission. This means the council is one of only 33 'excellent' district councils out of 238 nation-wide.
Staffordshire Moorlands has "
sister city" agreements with the following cities:
* [http://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/site/index.php Staffordshire Moorlands District Council]
* [http://www.flickr.com/groups/staffordshiremoorlands/ Collection of Staffordshire Moorlands Scenes]
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