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…]

Alsager Santa tour dates

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Green Flag status for Milton Park

Milton Park low res2Milton Park in Alsager has been recognised as being among the very best in the UK.

Milton Park scooped a Green Flag Award – a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities, over the summer. [Read more…]

One World 2019 ‘Climate Changes Everything – Now is the time to act’

one world 1One World 2019 returns to the village on Saturday 5th October at Alsager Civic from 9.30am-1pm.

The event will bring back the much loved ‘national stalls’, celebrating the cultural diversity within our Alsager community, and a range of free craft activities and workshops including the incredible story teller, Ian Douglas and ukulele and junk percussion workshops running throughout the morning. These are free of charge and open to all ages so bring the whole family along to join the fun.

We are really pleased to be joined on the day by the team from Two Doors Studio who will be sharing their artistic skills in a range of ways- why not make a Morsbag or have a try at a fused glass art piece? We will be adding to the Alsager bunting too!

We’ve had a fantastic response to our poetry competition. Many thanks to all those who have entered. Winners will be announced at the One World Festival where we will also have a poetry exhibition of all entries in the library.

There will be plentiful tea and coffee and some great home-made cakes, so get the date in your diary and join us for another great Alsager event.