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Extra Covid help for those in need

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

The government’s covid winter grant scheme closing date has been extended until 16 April. The fund aims to support those most in need with the cost of food, energy, water bills and other essentials. Alsager Community Support Centre can apply on people’s behalf if necessary. Anyone wanting this help should get in touch as soon as possible. ACSC will also offer a benefits check to ensure you receive all you are entitled to. Call 01270 876605 9-5 seven days a week, or email info@alsagercommunitysupport.org.

Alsager station dementia friendly

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

East Midlands railway has teamed up with Alsager Partnership to enable the station to become dementia friendly. Improvements include new easily recognisable signage and wayfinding, with clear symbols and colour contrasts. It follows best practice in trying to direct people living with dementia around busy environments.

Update from the Library

We are pleased to announce that we have launched our new eBook and Audio Download service with BorrowBox which has now replaced CloudLibrary.

To use our new services, please download the BorrowBox app from your app store.
Search for ‘Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester Libraries’ and enter your library card number and password when prompted.You can view the available apps here.

If you have been a user of CloudLibrary we apologise for any inconvenience if you have lost access to your existing loans. We are transferring our collection of ebooks to BorrowBox and have added many more items so a wide range of titles is available. To access these titles please download the BorrowBox app as detailed above.

Support for hospitality businesses

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

With businesses due to reopen on Monday, al fresco pavement licences are to be made free and grants dished out to help Alsager businesses reopen safely. The licences, also known as ‘alfresco licences’, are valid until September 2022 and grant permission to set up temporary outside seating to allow for social distancing measures.

Wood Park litter pick

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

During a two-hour clean up on 3 April, volunteers found three shopping trolleys, one playhouse, a safe and filled eight bags full of litter, all pulled within a stream area in Wood Park Alsager that is home to a lot of wildlife. Thanks to the volunteers, but we must all do so much better.

Covid testing

Lateral flow tests continue to be available and free at the Alsager Civic thanks to support from Alsager Community Support and Alsager Town Council. Tests are available on Monday and Thursday mornings for over 18s who do not have Covid symptoms. Call in between 9.30 am and 11.30 am or email lftalsager@gmail.com for an appointment.

Covid 19 – Alsager is white on map!

In the 7 days to 3 April there have been very few cases in Alsager, fewer than 3 in each of Alsager East and Alsager West, which means that both areas are white on the map (suppressed). However, adjacent wards to the north and west are still green. Cheshire East rolling rate is 28 (45 last week), England is 37 (54 last week).

See map here.

Sarah Anderson

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