Car parking and local transport review includes Alsager

Cheshire East Council are proposing major changes to the management of their car parks and have carried out a parking review and public consultation. 

They are conducting this engagement on local transport and parking to inform the future direction, infrastructure requirements and parking provision and charges for our town centres. These factors will be balanced against the vitality plans of town centres.

As town centres are currently facing major challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, setting out a strategic and sustainable approach for local transport and parking will enable the Council to respond to long-term economic and environmental challenges presented by the pandemic and climate change.

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Rotary laptop appeal

Due to the ongoing pandemic and school pupils learning at home, the Rotary Club of Kidsgrove and the Rotary Club of Alsager are appealing for the donation of surplus laptops, iPads and tablets to help support children being home schooled.

The appeal follows a national appeal to providing computers to support children being home schooled, through the purchasing of laptops. The Rotary Club recognises there must be a large number of laptops and tablets sitting in private homes no longer being used and could be donated for home schooling.

The appeal follows a national appeal to providing computers to support children being home schooled, through the purchasing of laptops. The Rotary Club recognises there must be a large number of laptops and tablets sitting in private homes no longer being used and could be donated for home schooling.

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Alsager Scouts Christmas Tree Recycling 2021

In the current pandemic we are unable to guarantee that there will not be further restrictions applied early in the new year.  

It is with regret that we will not be able to collect / recycle your Christmas tree in 2021. We look forward to resuming this service in 2022.

Seasons Greetings to you all.

East Midlands Railway withdraws rail service at Alsager

East Midlands Railway (EMR) has chosen to suspend almost all its services for passengers at Alsager from September 7th 2020. Only the first and last train of the day in each direction on the Crewe –Derby service will stop at Alsager for the foreseeable future. 

Passengers will now be almost wholly reliant on the remaining hourly service provided by London Northwestern Railway (LNR) calling at Crewe, Alsager, Kidsgrove and Stoke-on-Trent.  Those wishing to travel to Longport and stations between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby will have to change trains at Kidsgrove or Stoke-on-Trent, thereby extending journey times.

EMR admits that Alsager is being sacrificed to improve punctuality for the Crewe – Derby route as a whole. They also state their consultation with stakeholders was lacking and not what EMR aspires to. 

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Green light for trial scheme to boost cycling and walking in Alsager

Alsager has been included as one of Cheshire East Council’s eight trial ‘active travel’ schemes introduced to help combat Covid-19 and make our towns safer for cycling and walking.

The projects are being put in place in seven Cheshire East towns as a first phase to improve walking and cycling and improve access to our town centres, areas for employment and schools.

The scheme in Alsager will see a point closure on Lodge Road near Alsager School restricting through traffic heading south on Lodge Road to cyclist and pedestrians only in one direction to create more road space for cyclists and pedestrians.

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All About Health & Wellbeing

Alsager Partnership host a showcase ‘All About Health & Wellbeing’ on Saturday 1st February 10am until 12.30pm.

This event promises to be jam-packed with information delivered by health, wellbeing and fitness organisations that will help you discover how you can make your family’s lives healthier, improve your general wellbeing and explore ways to be more active.

On the day, there will be many health organisations represented, alongside health screening checks available to include Blood Pressure Checks, Body Fat Measurements, BMI Checks, Nutritional Advice, Diet and Exercise.  Also on offer are sample treatments of reflexology and more.  In addition, there will be a room dedicated to free CPR TRAINING, which is very kindly being funded by the Alsager Scout Group (please note, places are limited, so please contact Alsager Partnership to reserve your space; places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis).

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Christmas Toy Appeal

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Alsager Christmas Market & Lights Switch On Sunday 24th November 2019

alsager lights 2 dec 2018 for 2019 low resAs Christmas is fast approaching, Alsager Partnership and Alsager Round Table will be bringing another fabulous evening of Christmas Markets to include a Light Switch On in the town.

Now in it’s eleventh year, organisers will bring a combination of Christmas festive fun and entertainment. Crewe Brass Band will get us in the festive spirit and will also play along to the fabulous firework display and lights switch-on. We have fair-ground rides, an array of street food, visitors can pick up unique gifts, alongside live music and entertainment. Signal Radio presenters are again partnering up to support this event, which is an annual highlight in Alsager’s calendar. [Read more…]

Alsager School extensions officially opened

School extension dec 2019 low resAlsager School officially opened their various school expansion building projects, which were completed during the last academic year and finished over the summer.

The school was asked to increase in size and admit an additional 150 pupils in total (30 per year group) by Cheshire East Local Authority as part of their responsibility to ensure enough school places were available to meet local demand. The figures and size of expansion were based on the number of approved housing developments in the local area. [Read more…]

Alsager Community Orchard

Orchard 2 low resAlsager Community Orchard is situated in Wood Park and was planted earlier this year by Friends of Wood Park.

Some of you will have seen the orchard at its best in late spring, when the wild flowers were blooming and the trees starting to bear fruit. As the summer progressed the site became overgrown and inaccessible, though the intention was that the orchard would provide a habitat for a wide range of wild life and local people would be able to pick and enjoy the fruits. [Read more…]