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Pride in Alsager

With thanks to Alsager Nub News and Facebook

Organisers of Pride in Alsager are busy adding the finishing touches to their plans for their 'flashmob' parade this weekend.

There will be music, dance, wave rainbows and whistles through the town starting at 12.30 pm near the Spar Alsager in Crewe Road.  The group will then walk down Ashmore's Lane, along Station Road, finishing up at Milton Park where some members are planning to picnic.

Pride in Alsager are continuing their day of celebrations with an evening event at Alsager Social Club in Radway Green from 6pm – 1 am.  Entertainment includes the Double Denim Company, Hayley Elliott, Slugs Ate My Parents and Ruby Von-Trappe as well as a raffle.

Tickets are available from Alsager Social Club and Paradox Vapes.

The following local businesses have supported Pride in Alsager:

Alsager Social Club
Paradox Vapes
Flower Passion.
Ruby's Boutique
Spar Alsager
Alsager Shoe Repairs
Alexandra's of Alsager
Company Jinks 
New Vic Theatre
Stoke City FC

Sandbach Makers Market

From Facebook

Sandbach Makers Market is held every second Saturday on the cobbles in Sandbach, 10 am – 3 pm.  Next dates are 9 October, 13 November, 11 December.  Expect an array of art, craft, food, drink, coffee, music and street food.

Oktoberfest at the Bank Corner

From Facebook

Bank Corner is holding Oktoberfest, a German festival, on Saturday 30 October.  There will be a BBQ 5-8, German stein cask beers, and live music from a traditional German upha brass band.  There will be dancing!

Alsager U3A Photo Exhibition

From Facebook

The Alsager U3A photo editing group will hold their annual exhibition at Alsager Library, 2-25 November.  Free entry, and all prints are for sale (proceeds towards Alsager Library).

Cheshire East finances

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Cheshire East Council's leader, Councillor Sam Corcoran, has issued an SOS to the Chancellor to look at a shortfall in council funding due to the impact of Covid.  Cllr Corcoran says the impact of Covid and the implications on services are here to stay and he has urged the Government to honour previous assurances that councils would not be worse off.

His comments come as the leaders of local authorities in Cheshire and Warrington, along with the chair of the local enterprise partnership, have submitted their proposals to the Chancellor's forthcoming spending review.

It sets out ambitious plans to make Cheshire and Warrington the healthiest, most sustainable, inclusive and growing part of the country.  It also highlights the urgent need for the Chancellor to address the ever-growing funding shortfall faced by local authorities as they help their local communities recover from the worst crisis since the Second World War.

Cllr Sam Corcoran said: "Covid will continue to have a long-term impact on the incomes of local authorities, whilst the increase in the cost and greater demand for services all adds to the existing pressure on public services and finances."

Vaccinations

Alsager Partnership posting on Facebook

Please share with your colleagues, friends and family that Alsager Pharmacy is a walk-in Vaccination Centre for the Covid Vaccines on certain dates in October as detailed below:

8th 9-3pm
11th 10-4pm
13th 10-4pm
15th 9-3pm

The Pharmacy is also offering walk-in flu jabs for under and over 65 years of age, every day apart from Tuesdays.

Covid 19 – shocking increase in Alsager

The increase in cases in Alsager over the past week is shocking, and out of line with England (which is no change) and Cheshire East (slight increase).  In Alsager the rolling rate has nearly doubled in a week.  So please continue to take care.

For the 7 days to 2 October (previous week in brackets):

Alsager East – 57 new cases, up 34, rolling rate 875 (was 353)
Alsager West – 80 new cases, up 37, rolling rate 1,346 (was 724) 

Cheshire East rolling rate is 510 (was 477), England is 333 (was 334).  

See map  here.

Sarah Anderson

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