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Afghanistan

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Cheshire East Council is supporting the Home Office's Afghan relocations and assistance policy for people who worked as 'locally employed staff' to support British forces in Afghanistan.  The Home Office has arranged for a number of individuals and families to be accommodated in the area temporarily, while longer-term accommodation is secured.

The council is helping the new arrivals by providing advice and information about the UK and Cheshire East and is providing support to the families while they are in this temporary accommodation.  In addition, Covid vaccines are being offered to all families and regular testing will be advised.

Cheshire East Council is also committed to provide longer-term accommodation for five families.

Zebra crossing

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The much-anticipated installation of a zebra crossing on Crewe Road near the junction with Cranberry Lane is finally due to be carried out just in time for the new school year in September.  The works will also include the relocation of the existing bus stop.

The installation means that Crewe Road, from the junction with Arrowsmith Drive to the junction with Close Lane will be temporarily closed on Monday, 23rd August, Saturday, 4th September and Sunday, 5th September.

Merepark Medical Centre

From Facebook

Merepark Medical Centre will not be returning to walk-in appointments.  This has caused some controversy on Facebook with some regretting this loss and others very satisfied with the alternative arrangements which have been operational during the pandemic.

Flood management guide

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation so residents, developers, and town and parish councils in Alsager can comment on a proposed guide for managing flood risk on new developments.  The document will help property developers apply best practice so that flood risk on any new development is minimised.

To do this, the council is producing a detailed document, setting out how sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) can improve the environment and help developers better manage water and drainage on their completed sites.  

With increasing episodes of heavy rainfall and flooding, the guide provides design and engineering solutions for managing rainwater.  It suggests ways of slowing the amount of water reaching rivers, streams and water courses and reducing the risk of immediate localised flooding affecting property.  Examples of options contained in the guide include small-scale landscape and design-led solutions, such as rain gardens, green roofs and more green space, which can also improve the local environment.

The consultation is open until 20 September.  Details can be found  here.

Wilbraham Arms

Now open (not Mondays) but operating temporary hours for the time being.

Covid 19 

Surprising and clear distinction between Alsager East and West this week.   So please take particular care if you are in Alsager East.

For the 7 days to 14 August:

Alsager East – 21 new cases, up 4, rolling rate 321 (245 last week)
Alsager West – 3 new cases, down 15, rolling rate 53 (334 last week)

Cheshire East rolling rate is 247 (251 last week), England is 308 (299 last week).  

See map  here.

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