Platinum Jubilee event at the Village Hall – June 2nd at 4pm

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Mottram St Andrew to welcome its first Ukrainian refugees – how you can help

As some of you may already know, we will soon be joined in the village by three ladies who are seeking sanctuary from the war in their home country of Ukraine. The first lady, Yevheniia, will arrive at the home Robbie and Shirley Fidler on May 20th. At the end of this month, my wife Kath and I will be joined by Mariia and Natalia, and we expect that there will be other arrivals as this dreadful war progresses.

At a recent meeting in the Village Hall, it was suggested that those who could not act as hosts might be happy to contribute to a central fund which could be accessed by host families to support their new guests and two residents have already made generous donations. The monies have been paid into the account of United Charities, our very own village charity which has been in existence in its current form for over a century. The five trustees, all Mottram St Andrew residents, will oversee any donations and ensure that the funds are used wisely.

Should you wish to make a donation, you can do so via the account details at the bottom of this message. The donor’s details and the amount donated will remain private. Please contact me directly if you have questions or require any further details. My email address is cllr.hughes@mottramstandrewpc.org.uk

Thank you,

 

Robert Hughes

Chairman

Mottram St Andrew Parish Council

 

Account name – Mottram St Andrew Charity

Sort code – 08-92-99

Account number – 67201211

Sandbags available in the event of flooding

Mottram St Andrew Parish Council has purchased two 1-tonne bags of sand together with a number of sandbags. These are being stored at Goose Green Farm with the kind permission of Steve Hatch and family. Charlotte and her helpers are generously filling some of the bags and residents are welcome to call Charlotte on 07814 600708 to arrange collection. Please note that supply is limited so only avail yourself of sandbags for the purpose of protecting your home from flood. They are not intended for any other use. Thank you.

Robert Hughes

Parish Council Chairman.

Consultation on Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid – Last few days to respond

In case you have not seen or heard of this before please follow link below.

Phasing out the installation of fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

If you want to have your say, then there is only one week left.

Cheshire East Council’s Speed Management Strategy Consultation

At the Highways and Transport Committee on 16/11/21 a resolution was passed to release the draft Cheshire East Speed Management Strategy for Consultation.

The draft Speed Management Strategy sets out a consistent approach to managing speed on the Borough’s highway network. We encourage you to follow the below link to the consultation which is now live on the Cheshire East Consultation Page. In addition to the questions asked as part of the consultation, there is the ability to upload a free text document.

https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/SpeedManagementStrategyConsultation/

Paper copies of the consultation will shortly be available in all of the Borough’s libraries in order to make the consultation more accessible.

The consultation will close on 31st January 2022.  The feedback we receive will be considered when finalising the strategy, which we hope will then be ready for adoption by Summer 2022.

Omicron Variant Update from Cheshire East

As I am sure you are aware there is increased concern regarding the Omicron variant. The updated guidance is that people should work from home where they are able to, face coverings are now mandatory in most indoor spaces (unless you are exempt), and everyone is being urged to get a booster jab at the earliest available opportunity. Please note that the minimum requirement between your 2nd jab and your booster is now 3 months rather than 6 months.

We are aware that there have been difficulties in accessing Lateral Flow Tests for home delivery, however there are still tests available from local pharmacies by obtaining a pick up code here: https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

 

Christmas Clubnight Friday 10th December

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Community Governance Review

The end of Mottram St Andrew Parish after Cheshire East propose a merger with Over Alderley, make your voice heard.

The public consultation closes on the 28th November so if you want to save your Parish then please visit https:/surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/CGReview2/ and have your say before it’s too late.