No figures this week – we all know they are going up and that we are now in Lockdown 2. However here is the link if you want to find the latest local figures.
I read a very interesting article (actually from Spain) about how the principal means of virus transmission is actually the aerosol (tiny) particles emitted when we breathe, and that if you are in an unventilated enclosed space with others for any length of time, however far apart, any infection present will spread to everyone. Masks will reduce this a bit. I was convinced.
So please be careful who you meet indoors in any circumstances, and how you manage the situation. Keep safe.
During Lockdown 2 a number of Alsager businesses are still managing to provide services. For an up-to-date list have a look at Alsager Nub News.
Cheshire East is about to go out to consultation, again, on closing waste sites. One of its four proposals includes closing the Alsager site. Alsager Cheshire East councillors are against this proposal and will campaign for it to remain open. They believe closure of any site is contrary to the Cheshire East Carbon Reduction Plan, will involve lots of longer car journeys, and increase fly tipping. This is advance warning, but when the consultation is released do please respond.
Cheshire East Council plans, finally, to install a zebra crossing on Crewe Road, near the junction with Cranberry Lane, during the February 2021 half term. Fingers crossed.
I have seen some comments on Facebook that people have not been receiving their post as usual, and certainly I have found the same. I think it is because some of the posties are off with Covid, so do bear with them. I'm sure your post will turn up eventually. They have been doing a fantastic job over the past few months.
I have received this information which you may find helpful.
Thanks to support from E.ON, Age UK Cheshire will again be able to help older people keep well and warm this winter.
Our Information and Advice Service will be providing advice on benefits and money related issues, with the aim of maximising income, further reducing fuel poverty and getting access to the support needed in order to live independently. Our trained advisors will arrange a meeting over the phone, or via video call to complete a benefits check to identify the income currently received, and what other benefits they might be entitled to, as well as supporting them to apply for the £140 Warm Home Discount (annual rebate off electricity bills) and Boiler Replacement Schemes.
Advice is free, impartial and confidential.
Our Warm Homes Project will be running from November 2020 until March 2021.
If you are interested in accessing this service or would like further information, please contact our Warm Homes Advisor, Stacey Brady on firstname.lastname@example.org or our Information and Advice Service on (01244) 401500 or email: email@example.com