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Alsager Eats

The new website has launched today for Kidsgrove and Alsager Eats! Promoting the local places for food collections and deliveries. Just click  here.

Local control of highway maintenance

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Cheshire East Council has agreed to a proposal which will give each councillor £4,200 at their disposal to tackle highway maintenance issues such as potholes.  As Alsager has three councillors this would amount to £12,600.  The aim is to enable more rapid response to issues raised by councillors.  There is some objection that rural, single-member wards would lose out.  The scheme will be reviewed from 2022/23.

Alsager Connected Communities Youth Group

This group is convened by Alsager Partnership and they are working on proposals to refurbish the skate facility in Milton Park and have produced two online surveys.  They would really like to hear your views as a resident, and particularly the views of young people who use the skate park.

If you know any frequent users of the amenity can you please alert them to these surveys and encourage them to complete them.  The group needs to know how important the skate park is to them and what changes they would like to see.   Here  is the link.
 

Alsager Crime figures

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

The latest crime figures released by police show there were 80 crimes in the Alsager area during December 2020.  These figures compare to 73 crimes the previous month and 67 in December 2019.

From the 80 recorded incidents, these included 23 violence and sexual offences, 24 incidents of anti-social behaviour, 18 public order incidents and 15 listed as 'other crime'.

The 15 incidents listed as 'other crime' included:

  • Theft: 5
  • Criminal damage and arson: 4
  • Vehicle crime: 3
  • Burglary: 1
  • Drugs: 1
  • Other crime: 1


Crime figures for January 2021 have not yet been released.

For more details on the latest figures, see  here  and use the Crime Map tool to search incidents by individual towns and streets.

Emergency Service scam

From Ashley Lawton (Cheshire Police / Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Administrator, Corporate Communications)

You may have received a phone call from our main switchboard number, 01606 868700, or another one of our phone numbers with the 01606 868 prefix.

Please be aware that a telemarketing company is 'spoofing' these numbers without our consent, and the matter is being investigated.

If you have received a call from this number and were not expecting it, please ignore it. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

Are you shielding?

Message from Alsager Community Support

If you are one of the 1.7 million people who are currently being contacted by their GPs and advised to shield, don't worry, we can help! We have a great team of volunteers ready to help with shopping, errands etc. If you don't have family or a friend to shop for you, give us a call on 01270 876605 and we will arrange for a volunteer to contact you.

Covid tests

From Facebook

Good News for Alsager! We are now able to offer a limited number of Lateral Flow Covid-19 tests at Alsager Civic, thanks to our new team of fully trained volunteer testers, in conjunction with Cheshire East Council and Alsager Town Council.

The tests are strictly for people who have NO COVID-19 symptoms and are available by appointment only, with results after just 30 minutes.

If you live in Alsager, Church Lawton, Rode Heath or Scholar Green, and would benefit from being tested – maybe you are supporting a vulnerable person, or are unable to work from home – please email LFTalsager@gmail.com for an appointment.

At present appointments are available on the mornings of Thursday 18th and Monday 22nd February.

Covid vaccination

There are due to be four vaccination clinics in Alsager next week (Friday 26 am, Saturday 27 am and pm, and Sunday 28 am).

GP Practices are currently focussing on the vaccination of people aged 16 – 64 who are clinically vulnerable. As a result, if you are over 65 you may experience a long wait to be vaccinated at your local GP Vaccination Clinic.

If you are over 65 and haven't yet had your coronavirus vaccine, you can do this now by contacting the national booking service via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccination or by calling 119.  By contacting the national booking service you will gain access to flexible appointments at other local vaccination services 7 days per week from 9am – 11pm.

Further details about local vaccination services are available  here.

Covid 19 – Alsager goes green

In the 7 days to 13 February there has been a significant reduction of cases in Alsager and we are now green on the map.  Cheshire East and England as a whole are also down.  Here are the figures:

Alsager East – 4 new cases, down 7 (-64%), rolling rate 61 (was 168 week to 6 February)
Alsager West – 3 new cases, down 4 (-57%), rolling rate 53 (was 123 week to 6 February)

Week to 19 February

Cheshire East – rolling rate 122 (was 177)
England – rolling rate 138 (was 195)

See map  here.

Sarah Anderson

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