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Alsager Community Theatre

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ACT are planning to produce two amateur feature films, A Christmas Carol and an open air production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  The performance dates are 5th to 6th and 15th-16th July 2021.

Lucky winners

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Five people in Alsager are celebrating after winning £1,000 each on Monday thanks to their lucky postcode.  The Dunham Close neighbours netted the windfall when ST7 2XR announced as a Daily Prize winner with People's Postcode Lottery on Monday 24th May 2021.  This draw was promoted by the Postcode Culture Trust. Its mission is to inspire learning, understanding and appreciation of science, music, arts and culture.  The Trust supports charities and good causes with those purposes through grant funding.

Town Centre Manager

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Following approval prior to Covid-19, Alsager Town Council has announced the appointment of Mark Henshaw to act as Town Centre Manager on a six-month part-time contract beginning on 1st June 2021.  Mark will be working flexible part-time hours in order to meet as many organisations as possible.

His objectives are to work with partners and businesses in the town to help increase footfall in Alsager, for both daytime and night-time economy.  Mark will also be analysing the Public Realm consultation comments to be able to inform residents of the outcome and move to further targeted consultation.

Helping swift populations

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Alsager Town Council has previously installed three swift boxes on the council building and the resident swifts returned to the town last weekend after over wintering in the Congo.  The boxes include recording equipment which plays swift calls, encouraging swifts to nest there.  The swift population is in serious decline due in large part to insect declines and lost of nesting sites.

Alsager Craft and Gift Fair

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The Fair will be at the Civic on Saturday 29 May, 9-1.  This is an opportunity to support local artisans, makers, crafters, creators, designers and small businesses.

Alsager jazz night

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As another sign of opening up, Alsager Golf and Country Club Jazz Society will be welcoming Alex Clarke on Thursday 3 June.  She plays alto and tenor saxes, flute and clarinet, and she will be accompanied by a trio led by Richard Wetherall.  The show starts at 8 pm and tickets (£5) are available on the door.

Audley Male Voice Choir

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The choir is resuming its activities and is appealing for new members.  Anyone interested should visit  this website  or contact any member of the choir.

Tatton sheep shearing

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Sheep shearer Daniel Henderson will be at Tatton shearing 40 sheep on Saturday and Sunday (29 and 30 May).  Visitors can book tickets to Tatton Park Farm and watch the shearing in action.

Cheshire East road safety

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Cheshire East has set out its sustainable travel enhancement programme schemes for 2021/22, and they include "detailed design" for improvements to the junction of Sandbach Road North and Lodge Road.  Following the failed scheme earlier in the year it is hoped that CEC will work with the public, Alsager Town Council and the school to devise a scheme that works for everyone.  It is generally acknowledged that a pedestrian crossing of Sandbach Road North is required.

In addition, the proposed zebra crossing for Crewe Road/Cranberry Lane is in the budget for this year and hopefully will be completed in time for the start of the September school term.

Government jobs in Stoke

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The Home Office is moving a number of jobs outside London as part of its Places for Growth scheme, in part to ensure policy makers reflect the communities they serve.  There will be a new case worker and asylum hub in Stoke which is expected to see 500 civil service roles move to the city from London by 2025.  In addition to 50 case worker roles the centre will include operational, IT, policy and corporate functions, creating a range of career opportunities for local people, including apprenticeships.

Covid 19 

In the 7 days to 22 May there have been fewer than 3 cases in Alsager East and in Alsager West (suppressed).  Cheshire East rolling rate is 15 (21 last week), England is 24 (21 last week).  

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Sarah Anderson

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