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Eat out to help out

The government's scheme to encourage us all to eat out and support our local restaurants will be effective from 3 to 31 August on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It will pay half the bill (non-alcoholic) up to a total contribution of £10 per person. Most local restaurants are taking part including the following:

The Plough
Chinese Garden
Ey Up Duck
The Mere Inn
Costa Coffee
The Manor House
The Lawton Arms
The Wilbraham Arms
The Horseshoe

A full list is available on the government website showing participating restaurants within 5 miles of your entered postcode (I found 46).

Local temporary closures

A number of local pubs or clubs have recently closed temporarily on discovering a member of staff or visitor may have Covid-19 (55 Degrees, Linley Tavern, White Lion Barthomley, Alsager Golf Club Linley). All are behaving responsibly and going above and beyond what is required in terms of testing, isolating and cleaning, reopening when they consider it safe. The risk cannot be totally eliminated, and this does tell us that Covid-19 is still here in Alsager. Just take sensible precautions and trust in the good sense and care of local businesses and of others in the community. If you don't like the look of something, just leave. But if we all stay away from pubs and restaurants they will not be there for long.

Leighton Hospital

Leighton Hospital is reintroducing parking charges from 1 August. Some people are exempt including long-term patients and blue badge holders.


Did you know we have a Zoo Discovery Centre in Alsager? I didn't. Anyway, it is located next to the Hall Farm Shop and has reopened. This is on their website :

We can finally confirm our re-opening from Weds 22nd July 2020!!! On site animal experiences will run from Sun 26th July 2020. Plus, each week from Weds to Sat we're offering pre-booked slots for you guys to come and see us between 11am and 2pm. Each slot can only be booked for one family or bubble to ensure social distancing. This will be our main source of income for now so please do come and see us!

For tickets please visit our website.

We think you will probably spend between 30 and 45 minutes at the centre because we are very small. But you will meet our cheeky Meerkats and Skunks, some Invertebrates, lots of Reptiles and some Small Mammals too. Plus a few of our birds will also be on show. Staff will be on hand for any of your questions. A one way system will be in place, we'll be disinfecting the centre throughout the day and will ask everyone to wear a facemask (if you need one these can be purchased from us at £1 each).

Entry is £2 per person with under 2's free and all proceeds will help towards the upkeep of our animal collection. Our income is still negligible, so please share and share and we hope to see you all soon.

Protect yourself against burglary

Cheshire Police are launching a new Safety in Neighbours burglary campaign. They are expecting a rise in burglaries as lockdown eases and are encouraging people to become more observant of their neighbours and neighbourhood, particularly as many of us are walking more nowadays. More people watching over an area reduces the risk of being burgled.

Here are some additional resources which you might find helpful.

-To review the steps you can take to prevent burglary
-To see live crime stats in your area
-To join the Neighbourhood Watch movement

Sarah Anderson

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