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Astbury's new Rector, Rev Anne-Marie Naylor, will be formally instituted in St Mary's Church at 7:30pm on 4 July. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 regulations mean that the parishioners can't attend in person, but the church invites everyone to attend via Zoom.  Full information here:

Invitation to new rector's insitution, linked to corresponding PDF

From GRAHAM, the Principal Contractor working on behalf of Cheshire East Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road Project:

Please note below, an update on the road closures/diversions for your information.  Please be aware that dates are subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ROAD CLOSURES

Giantswood Lane, between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane, Hulme Walfield

The closure will allow for the completion of the new Giantswood Lane structure and resurfacing of the realigned carriageway.

Start Date: 21st February 2020
Planned Completion Date: 24th July 2020

Sandy Lane, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road, Somerford

The closure will enable the construction of the mainline carriageway and the new Sandbach Road and Holmes Chapel Road junctions.

Sandy Lane will re-open to pedestrians and cyclists when the above works are completed but will remain closed to vehicles.

Start Date: 28th May 2019
Planned Completion Date: Late 2020

Back Lane (West), Somerford

The closure will permit the construction of Back Lane (West), including two new roundabouts. There is no access to through traffic along this section of Back Lane, with access to the playing fields being maintained via Holmes Chapel Road.

Access to properties on Back Lane is been maintained via Chelford Road.

Start Date: 2nd September 2019
Planned Completion Date: Late 2020

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS

Holmes Chapel Road, Somerford

Temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 7:30am and 5:30pm to enable plant to cross Holmes Chapel Road

Start Date: 01 June 2020
Planned Completion Date: 02 June 2020

TEMPORARY CARRIAGEWAY

Chelford Road, between Black Firs Lane and Back Lane, Somerford

To enable the construction of the Chelford Road structure and divert existing services, traffic has been diverted onto a temporary 2-way carriageway.

The speed limit has been reduced from national speed limit to 10mph through the works area. The reduction is necessary due to the alignment of the temporary carriageway and construction traffic requiring access and egress from the works site.

Start Date: 9th July 2019
Planned Completion Date: For the duration of the Chelford Road overbridge construction

If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please contact us via congletonlink@graham.co.uk

For more information or to keep up-to date with the project, please visit: www.graham.co.uk/congleton-link-road

Need to vary your daily outdoor exercise during lockdown?  Try some nearby walks using the information in the Walks in Cheshire East section of our Local Services web page.  (Save the walks further afield for when life becomes more normal!)

Finally, here’s the solution to the April newsletter’s WordScramble:

Image of the solution to the April WordScrambleRemember, your challenge was to supply the missing words, using only the following six letters with each letter appearing only once in each separate word:

  • L R D I G E

If you got the result, or found a different solution, well done!

Now with six completed words:

April WordScramble with six completed wordsFill in the remaining thirteen words, using only the following six letters with each letter appearing only once in each separate word:

  • L R D I G E

You may have a different solution.

Just one more clue coming shortly...

And here’s the third word:

April WordScramble with three completed wordsRemember, you are trying to use the following six letters to make words for the grid, and each letter can only be used once in each separate word:

  • L R D I G E

You may have a different solution.

Sixteen words to go. Still not enough?  Watch this space...

As promised in our April newsletter, if you haven't already solved the WordScramble, here's the second word in the grid:

April WordScramble puzzle with two words completed

Remember, you are trying to use the following six letters to make words for the grid, and each letter can only be used once in each separate word:

  • L R D I G E

You may have a different solution.  Seventeen words to go!  If you’re still stuck, there will be another clue soon.