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GP survey 2021

According to the GP survey 2021 both Cedars and Merepark performed reasonably well, with similar outcomes.

Brookhouse Road

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Brookhouse Road will be closed from 9.30 am until 3.30pm on Monday September 20th while phone and broadband service is installed.  A spokesman from Openreach said: "The road closure is to allow engineers to access a telegraph pole with a hoist to give phone/broadband service to nearby premises.  We don't anticipate the road will be closed for the entire day and the job will be completed as quickly as possible."

Emergency Assistance

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

In April 2013 Cheshire East set up their emergency assistance scheme.  The scheme provides rent deposits, furniture, white goods and emergency food to vulnerable people facing immediate hardship following a crisis or disaster or to prevent homelessness and to keep families together.  Alsager councillors are concerned that this will be needed even more once the £20 uplift to Universal Credit is withdrawn, and want to make sure people are aware of the scheme.  It is probably best to enquire at  Alsager Community Support Centre about how to gain access to the scheme.

Hassall Green Nature Reserve

The nature reserve is holding a Green Angels open day on Sunday 19 September 10.30 am – 5.00 pm.  It's run by the Land Trust who offer free Environmental training courses to help people reconnect with nature, improve their mental and physical health and facilitate new skills development, with the hope of increasing employability potential. This opportunity is open to individuals aged 18+ ideally in the area local to the reserve.

Free activities and entry.  Note that there is limited parking.

Car parking

With thanks to Alsager Nub News and Alsager Chronicle

As reported last week, car parking charges are back on the agenda with the Cheshire East Council due to discuss this on Tuesday.  The new pay and display policy, if approved, will see zonal tariffs introduced.

  • Central car parks, that is those within 300m or a five minute walk from the town centre, will be in zone one – the highest charging band – and charges will start at 40p for up to 30 minutes or 80p for the first hour.
  • 'Edge of centre or out of centre' car parks will be within the cheaper zone two and charges will be 30p for the first 30 minutes and 60p for up to an hour.
  • The highest fee – for those parking between six to 10 hours – will be £5.60 in zone one and £3.40 in zone two.


The new parking policy will see drivers in all towns paying the same.

Sam Corcoran, on Facebook, has made the following comment:

The current proposals are based on the results of an earlier consultation. The first consultation was carried out at the end of 2020 and early 2021; the results showed a majority in favour of standardised charges across Cheshire East, so that is what is being proposed. At present Sandbach, Prestbury, Poynton, Middlewich, Holmes Chapel, Handforth, Bollington and Alsager don't have charges but other towns do; this is clearly unfair. If the proposals are approved on Tuesday then there will be a second consultation on the details. Please do respond to any future consultation with comments on whether particular car parks should be included in the charging regime. The report and details of the previous consultation can be found  here.

Alsager School defibrillator

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Alsager School now has a defibrillator installed thanks to support from The Rotary Club.  Many staff and students have already been trained in its use, with more to follow during the autumn term.

Cemetery provision

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Cheshire East Council has agreed to review the cemetery strategy amid concerns about pressure on grave space in both Alsager and Sandbach, protests about a possible new burial ground and crematorium in Church Lawton, and a petition seeking the expansion of the Sandbach cemetery.

Covid 19 

For the 7 days to 12 September (previous week in brackets):

Alsager East – 25 new cases, down 12, rolling rate 384 (was 474)
Alsager West – 18 new cases, down 3, rolling rate 303 (was 387)

Cheshire East rolling rate is 353 (was 372), England is 288 (was 331).  

See map  here.

Sarah Anderson

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