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Local News 2 – July 2020

Closings and openings

Sadly over the past few months we have lost the following businesses: The Honeypot, Cartwright’s, The Old Mill, Spend ‘N’ Save. Others may follow, or may already have had to close but I don’t know about it. Commiserations to all of them, and good luck for the future.

We do, however, have the prospect of Bank Corner opening again, which must be good for the village. According to the Alsager Chronicle, Dixie Peegan and Ingrid Mullis have taken a 25 year lease and hope to open soon. They are currently hiring. The building has had a makeover, they will be providing home-cooked meals using fresh food, and entertainment on Thursdays to Sundays. We have also seen the opening of Alsager Paint and Paper DIY store which provides additional facilities to the village. Good luck to both these new ventures.

Hooze Hollow Farm is a new small farm (between Alsager and Church Lawton) which hopes to open soon for farm gate sales, at first with eggs and then seasonal produce. Access from Crewe Road just before the traffic lights.

The new Twyford House Care Centre is due to open on 31 July.

Public toilets

Public toilets by Milton Park now open.

Jack’s Place

Jack is a musician with a love of cooking. He lives at 127 Sandbach Road North and periodically during lockdown has made his food available to others. On Saturday 18 July, 17.30 – 19.30, he is putting on an event – food with soul – which will consist of Jack busking with three of his mates, playing a broad mix of jazz, together with a range of food available during the evening. You can either turn up in person, or it will also be streamed live. Details on Facebook.

Helping Covid-19 research

There is a free app, the Covid-19 symptom study, created by Kings College London and Zoe (a health science company), that is designed as a research tool to help understand the spread of Covid-19. Once downloaded you enter some key data about your health and then every day enter whether you are well or have any symptoms. You can also see the spread of the virus within this area. Just search for Zoe in your app store.

Movement in Mind

Cheshire East Carers Hub is supporting and promoting some online movement therapy sessions designed to support mental wellness. Difficulties which affect the mind can also make the body react, often resulting in unexplained physical symptoms and a sense of exhaustion. These therapy sessions, which are delivered by a qualified Dance Movement Psychotherapist, focus on the body and its sensations, offering a chance to re-calibrate, refresh and restore. There are three types of therapy:

  • Movement In Mind (Covid-19) for those whose wellbeing is affected by the pandemic
  • Movement In Mind (Carers) for those who are the carer for a loved one
  • Tai Chi & Qi Gong for people living with chronic health conditions

They are free and delivered through Zoom. For more information look at their website and to register contact


A message sent from the local PCSOs urges everyone to be alert to scams, and gives some guidance to scams taking place in our local area.'The Little Book Of Big Scams' can give us an insight on some of the types of SCAMS going on around in the area and how we can protect ourselves from this happening. Download it here. Remember, if it doesn't feel right then it probably isn't, and whether someone is calling you or emailing you – you can always just STOP and report it. You do not have to stay in contact with them because you feel pressured. You can call 101 to report this or 999 in an emergency.You should ALWAYS contact your bank if in any doubt that money has left your account through a SCAM.

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