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Alsager public realm proposals

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

At its meeting on 3 August the Town Council received and approved a report from the Alsager Public Realm Working group summarising their initial recommendations following the consultation.  It set out the objectives of the scheme as follows:

  • Increase footfall within the town centre – to keep it as a vibrant hub of the town
  • Make the town safer and more pleasant for pedestrians and cyclists – prioritising them over drivers, while still enabling the traffic to keep flowing
  • Improve the attractiveness of the town – this is one of the most effective ways of encouraging visits to the town centre (from residents and visitors)
  • Ensure people know what the town has to offer – park, walking routes, shops, activities

The report outlined the features of key importance in meeting these objectives, listed a number of proposals which will not be pursued, and identified a number of controversial issues which still need to be evaluated further.

Proposals not being pursued are:

  • Move the bus stop into Milton Park
  • Use the crescent by Milton Park as an informal play area
  • Parking ban in the park
  • Create a pavilion within the park

The full report can be seen  here.

An Alsager Town Council spokesperson said: "There is a large amount of work to be undertaken to consider whether other proposals will positively contribute to the objectives of the scheme and the town council is consulting with many other groups, voluntary organisations and Cheshire East Council to seek information."

Plant-based food

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

As a step towards carbon reduction, Councillor Jane Smith of the Animal Welfare Party proposed to Alsager Town Council that plant-based foods should be the default option on menus at council organised events.  However, although supported by five liberal democrats, the motion was not supported by enough councillors to pass.

Alsager Music Festival

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Remember this is taking place on Saturday 21 August, but you will not be able to enter without a ticket.  Although the park has a capacity of 5,500 people, only 2,500 tickets have been sold, so social distancing should not be a problem.  Let's hope it goes really well and the weather is kind.

Alsager Partnership

A reminder on Facebook

Not only does our Alsager Partnership have a business directory, but there are also tons of community links too! It lists local clubs, doctors, services and direct links to the U3A, jobs, lost property and uniforms via the Alsager Community Support Centre – one place for all the local links you'll need.  Just click  here  and you'll be taken to the website.

Covid 19 

Cases still going up a bit.  No room for complacency.

For the 7 days to 7 August:

Alsager East – 16 new cases, up 5, rolling rate 245 (168 last week)
Alsager West – 19 new cases, down 1, rolling rate 334 (352 last week)

Cheshire East rolling rate is 251 (248 last week), England is 299 (284 last week).  

See map  here.

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