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We have sent this e-mail to remind you to complete our Highways survey. Your feedback is important to us as we look at reshaping the way we work in the future.
Please click on the link below to access the survey.

This link is uniquely tied to this survey and your email address. Please do not forward this message.

If you are having trouble accessing the above link you can accessing using the following link also:
Closing date is Friday 1st March.

The survey has been designed to:

  • Capture your views on the service
  • Understand your key issues
  • Identify what is important to you
  • Establish your thoughts on how we strengthen our communications

Kind Regards
Research and Consultation Team on behalf of, Domenic de Bechi, Head of Highways. 

Snowdrops at Biddulph Old Hall

Join us for a guided walk with the owner Brian Vowles around the grounds of the Old Hall
on Saturday 24 February 2024, 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Tickets £20 including tea and cake; all proceeds to St Mary’s Church Astbury.

Email Jane Sharman at

Ahead of setting the police budget for 2024/25, I have launched a short survey to gather residents’ views on issues in their community and the level at which the police precept should be set.

The survey can be taken until midday on Tuesday 23 January at

People will rightly ask what difference does taking this survey and the amount we pay towards policing make. The answer: Lots. And this is detailed in the image above.

Calls are being answered faster, incidents are being responded to quicker, there have been more arrests, more criminals charged and more ‘action taken’. Cheshire’s streets have more officers and fewer criminals on them. These are the basics of policing that people expect and in 2023 Cheshire Constabulary improved across all of them with the public’s support – So please do share this survey with your contacts and networks so that as many people as possible from all communities in Cheshire can have their say.

In addition to the survey, the latest edition of my Commissioner’s Review highlighting the work of my office in the final quarter of 2023 is available on my website here.

If you require any hard copies of either the survey or Commissioner’s Review, or if you have any accessibility requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to working together to make Cheshire even safer in 2024.

Best Wishes


Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner

You will be pleased to know that there are still some Astbury mugs available after the Craft Fair but I think they will all be gone by Christmas.

If you would like some for Christmas presents or as a memento, please let me know:

I am happy to sell them from my house, please email me for details. Please bring cash.

The second mug with a different aspect of the church in a different season is currently being developed. We hope to have a quartet of mugs all featuring this iconic building.

(Even the National Trust hasn't done that!)

St Mary’s Church is holding an Artisan Craft Fair in the church on Saturday 30th September from 11am to 5pm. There will be 20 stalls selling a huge variety of beautiful hand-made items, perfect for some early Christmas presents!

On sale at the Fair will be the specially commissioned bone china mugs featuring the church and the daffodil-filled village green, taken from a painting by a U3A member, Tony Bartley.

To view these mugs please view this Facebook post, and to get a flavour of the other crafts on offer follow the church’s Facebook page.

The entrance fee is £2, free for children. Tea/coffee and cakes will be served all day.

Please bring cash as well as cards.

Ansa Transport operates the FlexiLink flexible transport service on behalf of Cheshire East Council.

FlexiLink is a demand responsive, pre-bookable transport service providing an alternative means of travel for eligible Cheshire East residents:

  • With a disability, or
  • Who are aged 80 or over, or
  • Who live beyond the reach of any other public transport.

The fare is £3 per journey or free with a concessionary bus pass. Full details are on the website at Cheshire East Flexible Transport Service.

Cheshire East Council has launched a public consultation seeking views of users, residents and stakeholders on the future development of Flexilink.  This consultation is open until 30 September and can be found using the following link, FlexiLink: Service Proposals (

Currently, Cheshire East Council provides and collect one garden waste bin per household as part of its standard service, with a charge for any additional bins.

However, from the start of 2024, Cheshire East Council has decided to introduce a charge for its garden waste collection scheme. If you want to continue to have your green/brown bins collected from January next year it will cost £56 for each bin (including the first) for an annual subscription. Further details are in the message from Cheshire East Council here.