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Lidl

Lidl in Kidsgrove opened on Thursday 25 February.

Road resurfacing

Thanks to Alsager Nub News

Two roads in Alsager, The Avenue and Meadowcroft, where on the Cheshire East list for resurfacing.  However, the work was delayed in order to pay for flooding in Poynton.  It is hoped that they can be done during 2021/22 but the government support for road maintenance in Cheshire East has been reduced by £4 million, so the Council will now need to draw up its road maintenance programme and at this stage it is not know whether the Alsager roads will be included.

Town's hanging baskets

Thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Alsager in Bloom is hoping to put up a number of hanging baskets in the town centre, probably in early June and hopefully just before all Covid restrictions are lifted.  Because of the pressure on businesses at this time they do not intend to seek a contribution from the shops and are hoping for an additional small contribution from the Town Council.

2021 Census

Sunday 21 March 2021 is census day.  For more information look on the website  here.

The government is hoping that most people will complete it online, but there will be a paper option.  They say:

We have designed Census 2021 to be simple, straightforward and safe to complete. This will be a digital-first census, and we will be encouraging people to respond online on their mobile phones, laptops, PCs or tablets with extensive online support, including help by email, social media, text message and on a webchat facility on our website. People can also complete their census over the phone, with the help of our trained staff, or by using the traditional paper form.

Cedars Medical Centre

The Cedars is wanting to recruit a part-time medical receptionist.  If you, or someone you know, would be interested do contact them for information and an application form.  Call Melody Dean Reception Manager on 01270 275606.  Closing date 8 March.

Covid vaccination

Message on Facebook from Cedars Medical Centre

We are receiving a considerable number of calls from patients asking why they have not been invited for a Covid vaccination, asking to be 'moved up the ladder' or asking why they have not been invited. The number of calls is affecting the service we can give to those with urgent clinical needs.

Please be assured you will be contacted when you are eligible for the vaccine. We cannot send invites to whole cohorts at the same time as we have to manage the supply of vaccine. If you have not received an invite, please do not contact us, when it is your turn you will receive one.

Many patients feel they should receive the vaccine before others, but we have to follow the JCVI guidelines.

If you have received an invite, it will be for a number of reasons. It could be a type of medication, previous medical history or a number of other factors. If you have an invite, please respond and book your appointment. 

The vaccine program is being very successfully delivered by the SMASH PCN in the local area, please help us to deliver the vaccine program in the correct and proper manner by waiting for your invite.

Thank you for your help and co-operation.

Local Covid deaths

There is a new  interactive map  which shows how many deaths from Covid have occurred in each area.  It currently covers the period March 2020 to January 2021.

Local figures are as follows:

Alsager West – 8

April – 3
May – 1
June – 2
December – 1
January – 1

Alsager East – 15

April – 3
May – 2
June – 2
November – 4
December – 2
January – 2

Scholar Green, Rode Heath and Brereton – 14

April – 1
May – 4
July – 1
November – 2
December – 2
January – 4

Covid 19 – Alsager stays green but cases up

In the 7 days to 20 February there has been a slight increase of cases in Alsager but we are still green on the map.  Cheshire East and England as a whole are down.  Here are the figures:

Alsager East – 6 new cases, up 2 (50%), rolling rate 92 (was 61 week to 13 February)
Alsager West – 4 new cases, up 1 (33%), rolling rate 70 (was 53 week to 13 February)

Week to 26 February

Cheshire East – rolling rate 104 (was 122)
England – rolling rate 118 (was 138)

See map  here.

Sarah Anderson

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