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Tuesday, 3 September is Merchant Navy day, when we recognize our island nation’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.  Last year saw more than 800 Red Ensigns being flown ashore on Merchant Navy Day.  This year, our parishes will add to this number, and the Red Ensign will be flown at Glebe Farm.  There will be a flag-raising event at the farm on Saturday, 31 August 2019 - more news later.

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.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Macclesfield Road, Congleton

Works to divert existing services, temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30 pm

Start Date – 13th August 2019
Planned Completion – 13th August 2019

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Manchester Road, Congleton

Plant Crossing - Temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 9.30am – 6.00 pm

Temporary Speed Limit – Speed limit to be reduced from 50mph to 30mph through the works area until project completion.

Start Date – 12th August 2019
Planned Completion – 23rd August 2019

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Holmes Chapel Road, Congleton

Plant Crossing - Temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 9.30am – 6.00 pm

Temporary Speed Limit – Speed limit to be reduced from national speed limit to 30mph through the works area until project completion.

Start Date – 12th August 2019
Planned Completion – 23rd August 2019

TEMPORARY TWO 2-WAY CARRIAGEWAY – Chelford Road, Congleton, between Black Firs Lane and Back Lane

To enable the construction of the Chelford Road overbridge and divert existing services, traffic will be diverted onto a newly constructed 2-way carriageway.

Temporary Speed Limit – Speed limit to be reduced from national speed limit to 10mph through the works area. The reduction is necessary due to the alignment of the temporary carriageway and interface of construction traffic accessing to and from the works site.

Start Date – 9th July 2019
For the duration of the Chelford Road overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Sandy Lane, Congleton, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road

The closure will enable us to access the adjacent fields to carry out earthworks, divert drainage and construct two new roundabouts. Sandy Lane will be closed for an initial period of 9 months.

Start Date – 28th May 2019
Planned Completion - Late February 2020

TEMPORARY CARRIAGEWAY & TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Giantswood Lane, Congleton, between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

In order to facilitate construction of the Giantswood Lane overbridge, traffic has been diverted onto a newly constructed carriageway. A 10 mile per hour speed restriction will be imposed 24 hours a day.

Started – 1st May 2019
For the duration of the Giantswood Lane overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Back Lane, Congleton, between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate 

We will be carrying out road improvements along this stretch of Back Lane as part of the overall scheme.

Started - 28th January 2019
Planned Completion – 23rd August 2019

If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please contact GRAHAM 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

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.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Macclesfield Road, Congleton

Works to divert existing services, temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30 pm

Started – 10th June 2019
Planned Completion – 9th August 2019

TEMPORARY TWO 2-WAY CARRIAGEWAY – Chelford Road, Congleton, between Black Firs Lane and Back Lane

To enable the construction of the Chelford Road overbridge and divert existing services, traffic will be diverted onto a newly constructed 2-way carriageway.

Start Date – 9th July 2019
For the duration of the Chelford Road overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Sandy Lane, Congleton, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road

The closure will enable us to access the adjacent fields to carry out earthworks, divert drainage and construct two new roundabouts. Sandy Lane will be closed for an initial period of 9 months.

Start Date – 28th May 2019
Planned Completion - Late February 2020

TEMPORARY CARRIAGEWAY & TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Giantswood Lane, Congleton, between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

In order to facilitate construction of the Giantswood Lane overbridge, traffic has been diverted onto a newly constructed carriageway. A 10 mile per hour speed restriction will be imposed 24 hours a day.

Started – 1st May 2019
For the duration of the Giantswood Lane overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Back Lane, Congleton, between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate 

We will be carrying out road improvements along this stretch of Back Lane as part of the overall scheme.

Started - 28th January 2019
Planned Completion – 31 July 2019

If you have any questions regarding the information enclosed, please contact GRAHAM 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

The lamp on the wall of the lychgate to St Mary's Church, Astbury is back in place and working after extensive repairs and renovation in the workshops of Cllr Nick Plant.  Pictures are in the full news item.

Are you caring for someone with dementia? The Advanced Dementia Support Team (ADST) is a small multi-disciplinary team of specialist professionals working across Central and Eastern Cheshire CCG areas. ADST provide consultancy to professionals or family carers caring for someone with advanced dementia who requires 24/7 supervision, either at home or in a care setting.

A leaflet describing its work — and how to contact it — is available for download here.

Exciting news from the Participation Team of Cheshire East Council’s Youth Support Service:

On Wednesday 21st August 2019 they are hosting a Summer Activity Day for children and young people aged 0-19 (up to 25 if SEND or Care Leaver) at Canalside Conference Centre, Middlewich from 10:30am-2:45pm.

The Summer Activity Day will feature a range of activities including circus skills, smoothie bikes, arts and crafts and willow weaving delivered by the Children and Young People’s Trust Board and Youth Support Service – the Children’s Centre Mobile Bus will be coming along for the day too so the event truly caters for children and young people of all ages.

The aim of the day is for our children and young people to learn more about the new Children and Young People’s Plan and shape how it will be delivered over the next 3 years.

Please can you speak to all children and young people you work with to promote this event and look at ways if needed of transporting them to the event.  This is an event for all services within Children’s Services and there is an expectation all teams will have children and young people represented at the event.  Please can this be discussed at team briefs, to ensure children and young people attend.  The event is free and lunch is provided.

They will need to download and fill in the booking form by doing the following:

  1. Open “Summer Activity Day Young Person Invite 2019” in Adobe Reader.
  2. Click “comment” in the top right hand corner.
  3. Under the heading “annotations”, click the “T” icon to add text comment – you can now click and then type on the sections that you need to fill in e.g. Service Name/Child and Young Person Name.
  4. If you need to cross out any options that don’t apply to you e.g. letting us know whether you’ll be coming all day/just in the morning then you can click on the “strike through” option in the same “annotations” section.
  5. Once you have completed the booking form then please select “Save As” and return it to participation@cheshireeast.gov.uk so that we can confirm the number of children and young people attending.
  6. If you are unable to fill it in electronically then you can print it out and fill it by hand, then scan and return back to us/email us and we can arrange collection.

NB: If you are bringing along any children under the age of 12, they will need to be accompanied all day by an appropriate adult. Consent forms will be available to complete at the start of the event for any children and young people under the age of 18.

Many thanks,
Participation Team | Youth Support Service | People Directorate | Cheshire East Council
Tel: 01625 384 320
Email: participation@cheshireeast.gov.uk
Cheshire East Macclesfield Hub, 33 Great King Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6PN

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.

TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Macclesfield Road, Congleton

Works to divert existing services, temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30 pm

Started – 10th June 2019
Planned Completion – 26th July 2019

TEMPORARY TWO 2-WAY CARRIAGEWAY – Chelford Road, Congleton, between Black Firs Lane and Back Lane

To enable the construction of the Chelford Road overbridge and divert existing services, traffic will be diverted onto a newly constructed 2-way carriageway.

Start Date – 9th July 2019
For the duration of the Chelford Road overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Sandy Lane, Congleton, between A54 Holmes Chapel Road and A534 Sandbach Road

The closure will enable us to access the adjacent fields to carry out earthworks, divert drainage and construct two new roundabouts. Sandy Lane will be closed for an initial period of 9 months.

Start Date – 28th May 2019
Planned Completion - Late February 2020

TEMPORARY CARRIAGEWAY & TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Giantswood Lane, Congleton, between Westlow Mere and Smithy Lane

In order to facilitate construction of the Giantswood Lane overbridge, traffic has been diverted onto a newly constructed carriageway. A 10 mile per hour speed restriction will be imposed 24 hours a day.

Started – 1st May 2019
For the duration of the Giantswood Lane overbridge construction

ROAD CLOSURE  - Back Lane, Congleton, between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate 

We will be carrying out road improvements along this stretch of Back Lane as part of the overall scheme.

Started - 28th January 2019
Planned Completion – 31 July 2019

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

Regards
Dan Cawthra
Stakeholder & Communications Officer – Congleton Link Road  | Civil Engineering Division