Alsager Town Council achieves Quality Status

Quality-town-Council-logo-colour-e1448506943483Alsager Town Council is delighted to announce that it has achieved Quality Status by the National Association of Local Councils.

The Quality Award demonstrates that a council achieves good practice in governance, community engagement and council improvement. Quality councils go above and beyond their legal obligations, leading their communities and continually seeking opportunities to improve and develop even further.

To achieve the Quality Award a council demonstrates that it meets all requirements of the Foundation Award and has additional evidence of good governance, effective community engagement and council improvement. Since the appointment of Nicola Clarke as Town Clerk in September 2017, one of her objectives was to review and refine internal processes in order to achieve Quality Status. [Read more…]

It’s all about Health & Wellbeing Saturday 2nd February 2019

Health and Wellbeing 2019 Facebook imageOn Saturday 2nd February, from 11am until 3pm, at the Alsager Civic, Alsager Partnership will once again be showcasing an exhibition ‘All About Health & Wellbeing’.

The day itself promises to be jam-packed with information delivered by over 30 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 the following health screening checks available: Blood Pressure Checks, Body Fat Measurements, BMI Checks, Nutritional Advice, Diet and Diabetes/Blood Sugar Checks. [Read more…]

MP calls on Rail Minister to improve Alsager rail services

Alsager-railway-stationJPG low resAlsager MP Fiona Bruce spoke in a debate on ‘Rail Services in North Stafordshire’ calling for better rail services in Alsager.

Mrs Bruce pointed out that there were a number of issues concerned residents had raised, she said, “Earlier this month, I held a surgery late one evening at Congleton station. I was impressed, though not entirely surprised, that no less than 30 to 40 residents came along on a dark wintry evening. I know from my postbag that there are considerable concerns in my constituency about train services. [Read more…]

Alsager road works could cause disruption for drivers

Linley Lane temp lights feb 2019 low resWorks have started (7th January) to install a new roundabout on Linley Lane as part of the development of  the old Twyfords factory.

Traffic control will be in operation with temporary traffic lights (two-way signals) while the work on forming a new roundabout on A5011 Linley Lane between the junction with Crewe Road and the Railway Bridge takes place.

Drivers are warned that the temporary traffic control systems are expected to cause some disruption to traffic in the area and to take this into account when planning their journey.

The works are expected to take around 7 weeks and are due to be completed by the 1st March 2019.

Alsager Community Theatre – Can’t Pay – Won’t Pay

can't pay won't payIn March ACT will be bringing to the stage the outrageous and rarely performed comedy Can’t Pay?, Won’t Pay! written by Dario Fo, translated by Lino Pertile and adapted by Bill Colvill and Robert Walker.

Written in the crisis-hit atmosphere of 1970s Italy, this hilarious and critically acclaimed farce centres on direct action by housewives against inflationary supermarket prices and struggles with their Communist trade unionist husbands who face unemployment and worse! [Read more…]

World Day of Prayer

world day of prayer 2019World Day of Prayer

(A women led, global, ecumenical movement)

Everyone – men, women and children of all ages are invited to join this annual World Day of Prayer, Wesley Place, Alsager, Friday 1st March 7.30pm organised by our local Alsager churches. [Read more…]

Cheshire East Council is to consult on proposals to increase parking charges

A Pay and Display Parking Sign.

A Pay and Display Parking Sign.

Cheshire East Council is to consult on proposals to increase parking charges across the borough from March 2019.

The proposals aim to ensure that the income generated from car parks makes the best use of the council-owned assets, and therefore benefits the taxpayers of Cheshire East. They include: [Read more…]

Council to introduce new wheelie bin delivery charges

Wheelie binsCheshire East Council has announced it is to introduce a charge for the supply of new and replacement waste and recycling bins.

The charge for the supply of new and replacement standard 240-litre household bins will be £30 each for recycling, black residual and garden waste bin and £25 for a smaller-sized 140-litre residual, recycling and garden bin.

A 25 per cent concessionary rate will apply to residents on qualifying benefits, while any bins broken during the collection process will be replaced free of charge.

In the first instance of a bin being lost or stolen, a replacement will be provided free of charge but, if this recurs within three years, a charge will be made. [Read more…]

Alsager Bonfire & Fireworks Display

bonfireAlsager Bonfire & Fireworks Display Saturday 3rd November

The annual Alsager fireworks and bonfire night is a major charity event in the community of Alsager. The Round Table organise the event and it is a key fund raiser for the village.

It will be held on the field next to The Plough pub as usual. All funds raised are ploughed back into community projects and for people in need.

On the evening there will be an amazing fireworks display to music, fairground rides and food stalls. The field will be open from 5pm with the bonfire lit at 6pm and the fireworks lit at 6.45pm.

Tickets can be purchased in the village at shops or on the gate.

A Battles Over – A Nation’s Tribute

Battles Over logo to be attached to editorialOn 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War.

The Royal British Legion Alsager Branch, supported by Alsager Town Council, are proud to be taking part in the nation’s tribute ‘A Battles Over’. This is set to be a moving and truly unique day with a series of events delivered in Alsager to enable the community to pay their respects to those who gave their lives during the war.

For information or more details of ways to get involved with this prestigious occasion please call 01270879711 and ask for Andrea or Nolana.

Sunday, November 11th 2018 6:00am, Alsager Civic, 9 Lawton Rd Alsager.