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COP26

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Alsager town councillor Jane Smith travelled to Glasgow to represent the Animal Welfare Party (AWP) at COP26.  Jane said: "COP26 represents a pivotal moment in world history as leaders convene around climate breakdown, and I feel it's important that our messages of transition are heard, especially as the links between animal agriculture and climate breakdown are so huge and yet often wilfully ignored.  COP26 is an opportunity for like-minded people to come together to voice our grave concerns at the lack of courage among elected leaders in facing the huge challenges of climate breakdown, and to demand change."

Jane said she hopes the summit of world leaders will spur governments worldwide into action.  "To date, the national government has been a disgrace around climate breakdown, the opposition has failed to hold them to account whatsoever on this most important of issues, and it sadly falls to the people at a grass roots level to force the change we need – and to face together the tough decisions we have to make as a responsible world community."

Charity bonfire

With thanks to Alsager Nub News

Saturday 6th sees Alsager Charity Bonfire at The Plough Inn, Crewe Road, Alsager with all proceeds to local charities and the Alsager community.  Tickets have to be bought on-line at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/alsager-round-table.  The fairground opens at 3pm and the bonfire is lit at 6pm, fireworks at 6.30pm. There is no parking so leave your car at home.

Butters

I have just been into the village and noticed that Butters is now empty.  Such a prominent position in the town centre, I hope it becomes reoccupied soon.

Consultation on Alsager projects

Leaflets are now being distributed to all houses in Alsager setting out details of four potential projects which CIL money could be used for.  (CIL – Community Infrastructure Levy, paid by developers).  Residents are invited to indicate their support for each project and, of those they support, what priority they would give each.  The four projects are:

1  Cedar Avenue car park
2  Sandbach Road South car park
3  Additional CCTV
4  Improved play equipment in all play areas

Closing date for responding is next Wednesday 10 November. Either complete paper survey and hand in to town council or complete online on Alsager Town Council website.

Policing

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Alsager Town Council members are concerned at a spike in anti-social behaviour reported in the police statistics.  They are already looking at increasing CCTV provision in the town (see above).  

Separately a new policing unit with dedicated officers serving Alsager means they will get to crimes faster, according to the new boss Chief Inspector Claire Jesson.  We'll see.  They want to focus on violence against women and girls, and look at drink spiking

Microlight flying club

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Cheshire Flyers, a local microlight flying club currently based at Arclid, is being forced to move, and they have submitted a planning application to use Walnut Tree Farm in Barthomley.  This would require the extension of an existing barn to store microlights, and conversion of an existing field to a grassed landing strip.  Cheshire East's Southern Planning Committee rejected the application, largely because it is within the green belt, though there were a few other concerns including lack of detail.

The Monday Club (aka U3A Photo Editing Club)

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

Remember that the Monday Club are holding an exhibition of their work at the Alsager Library between Tuesday November the 2nd and Thursday the 25th of November.  It's free entry and the prints are for sale with all proceeds going to the Alsager Library.

National Trust

With thanks to Alsager Chronicle

At its annual meeting, National Trust members voted to permanently ban trail hunting on Trust land.  Alsager councillor Jane Smith of the Animal Welfare Party, who has campaigned on this issue for a number of years, said:  "This is a historic result because it marks a very important nail in the coffin of illegal fox hunting carried out under the guise of trail hunting."

Covid 19 – Alsager rates still coming down, but nearly 60 new cases

For the 7 days to 30 October (previous week in brackets):

Alsager East – 30 new cases, down 11, rolling rate 460 (was 629)
Alsager West – 28 new cases, down 16, rolling rate 471 (was 740) 

Cheshire East rolling rate is 439 (was 558), England is 413 (was 480)

See map  here.

Sarah Anderson

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