PC Chairman’s report – February 23rd 2021

Dear Mottram St Andrew residents,

On Monday the Prime Minister set out his road map for the final stage of our long and painful COVID-19 journey. The vaccine rollout has ensured that the light at the end of a very dark tunnel, is now in our sights.

Some of you may have endured great suffering and/or hardship in the last twelve months, for losing family or friends, a job or simply freedom, has been incredibly hard. And yet, as we transition from winter into spring, and snowdrops and daffodils emerge from the soil once more, optimism takes over our emotions.

Since January last year, all Parish Council meetings have been held on Zoom. So, too, have all meetings with Cheshire East Council and the Cheshire Association of Local Councils (ChALC). Who, by now, has not heard of ChALC’s Jackie Weaver? Unknown previously outside Cheshire, there can be few people in the whole country who have not seen or read about her bruising encounter with some of Handforth’s Parish Councillors. Jackie acquitted herself very well – fortunately, MStA PC meetings are usually far more sedate and civilised affairs!

Whilst Zoom has been a lifesaver in many ways, it is no substitute for human contact. We look forward with enthusiasm to the next time we can meet in person.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on Zoom at 6.30pm on Monday March 15th. One of the agenda items concerns a proposal by Cheshire East to merge certain parishes across the county. In our case, the recommendation is that we are merged with Over Alderley. This would mean a reduction in the number of councillors and the need for only one Clerk and is bound to provoke a healthy debate as to the pros and cons of such a move. If you have a view on the subject, you are most welcome to attend the meeting on Zoom (login details will appear on notice boards and on www.mottramstandrewpc.org.uk the week before) or you may email your comments to me at the email address below.

In the meantime, I hope you are all getting your vaccinations and that you are maintaining good health, both physical and mental.

Best wishes

 

Robert Hughes

Chairman

Mottram St Andrew Parish Council

Email: cllr.hughes@mottramstandrewpc.org.uk

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We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

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We are currently in area risk HIGH

If you need help with food shopping or obtaining medication please let us know email: msavillagehall@outlook.com or call one of the following numbers: Rob Hughes Tel: 01625 827917 Ron Taylor Tel: 01625 585039 or Mick Shaw Tel: 01625 584943

Infection Status in the Village

On this page you will find the latest information about the status of our village. We need you to let us know if you or someone close to you has the infection. Please email: msavillagehall@outlook.com We will maintain your confidentiality and will just publish numbers and approximate location of the disease. Please bear in mind that this will not take into account those who remain apparently asymptomatic.

Total Number of Confirmed Infected People as of 27/02/21

7 plus 2 un-confirmed

Total Number of Confirmed Fatalities as at 27/02/21
0

Cases in East Cheshire as at 27/02/21
Up 394 in last 7 days (Decrease of 11.9% over previous week)

Total Covid-19 related deaths in East Cheshire as at 27/02/21
316

The number of new daily confirmed cases is now falling again, probably as a result of the lockdown restrictions, so thank you for your compliance. Use common sense, this pandemic is not yet over. The vaccination programme is rolling along very nicely but we still need to take precautions. PLEASE take responsibility for your actions and protect the vulnerable. Someone is still passing on this virus to others.

Our local guidance from 5th January is:

Stay at home

If you live in National Lockdown you must not leave or be outside of your home or garden except where you have a ‘reasonable excuse’. For further details click here.