ALPRAHAM MOVES FORWARD

Posted: 29 Apr 2019
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AN UPDATE FROM THE TEAM

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OUTSTANDING MATTER PLANNING SUBMISSION?

Posted: 29 Apr 2019
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AN UPDATE FROM THE TEAM

Alpraham War memorial update January 2019

Posted: 05 Feb 2019
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WAR MEMORIAL

The Alpraham War memorial was removed in late 2018 to be restored by a local stone mason prior to being relocated to the new village hall complex.
The restoration process has nearly completed at which point the memorial will be housed for safe keeping in St Jude’s Church. This memorial is an
important part of Alpraham and the village history and will be given an appropriate location at the new village hall centre.

ROAD CLOSURE - Hilbre Bank

Posted: 14 Dec 2018
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CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

S14 (2) ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and of all other enabling powers issues this notice temporarily to prohibit traffic in the following length of road:- Hilbre Bank, Bunbury Ward, Crewe, from the junction with Pinfold Lane to outside number 79 Hilbre Bank.

The alternative route will be via the following streets: - Hilbre Bank, Alpraham Green, Long Lane, Chester Road
Location Map - https://roadworks.org?tm=112112178

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.
The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out Drainage investigation.
It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Wednesday 2nd January 2019 to Friday 4th January 2019.
This notice will become operative on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 for a period of 5 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed.
If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East Highways on telephone number 0300 123 5020.
Notice Date: 14th December 2018

Acting Director of Legal Services and Monitoring Officer
Westfields
Middlewich Road
Sandbach
CW11 1HZ


ROAD CLOSURE ALPRAHAM GREEN

Posted: 10 Apr 2018

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
S14 (2) ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14 (2) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and of all other enabling powers issues this notice temporarily to prohibit traffic in the following length of road:- Hilbre Bank, Bunbury Ward, Crewe from the junction with Pinfold Lane to the junction with Alpraham Green The alternative route will be via the following streets: - Hilbre Bank, Chester Road, Long Lane, Alpraham Green Location Map - Here

Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out drainage investigation & carriageway patching It is anticipated that the works will take place on the following date(s): Tuesday 10th April 2018 to Thursday12th April 2018 This notice will become operative on Tuesday 10th April 2018 for a period of 21 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed, and may be extended by a further 21 days if necessary.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East Highways on telephone number 0300 123 5020

Notice Date: 10th April 2018

Director of Legal Services Westfields Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ

SUPPORTED BUS SERVICE REVIEW

Posted: 16 Feb 2018
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MANY BUS SERVICES ARE CHANGING FROM APRIL 1st 2018:-

New Timetables and route details are available online at the link below.


For more information: click here for Bus Details and timetables
For more information: Click here for Bus Maps

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Posted: 16 Feb 2018

ELECTION OF BOROUGH COUNCILLOR BUNBURY WARD
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:-

An election is to be held for ONE BOROUGH COUNCILLOR for the BUNBURY WARD.
Nomination papers must be hand-delivered to the Returning Officer, Elections Office, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA, on any day after the date of this notice, (excluding weekends and bank holidays), between the hours of 10.00am and 4.00pm, BUT NOT LATER THAN 4.00 PM ON FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2018.

For more information Click here

HGV Speeding and Carriageway Closures M6

Posted: 23 Jan 2018

M6 – MOTORWAY CLOSURES
Full Carriageway Closures Dates for, the M6 J16-J19 between 10pm-6am and are for essential re-surfacing works.
In January 2018
29th - M6 South bound J17 to J16
30th - M6 North bound J16 to J17
31st - M6 South bound J19 to J18
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In February 2018
1st - M6 North bound J18 to J19
2nd - M6 South bound J19 to J18
3rd - M6 North bound J18 to J19
4th - M6 south bound J17 to J16
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Village Day 2017 a great success

Posted: 29 Oct 2017

Village Day: in September
The event was yet again a great success contributing approximately £1400.00 for investment in community facilities for the future. Considering there is a very small core team who made the day happen on a boggy and bumpy field with no services /facilities in situ, it is a credit to them. The Social Committee (comprising a bunch of busy mums and dads) wish to thank those who supported the day. We would welcome more helpers volunteering in some small way on the day, or in the run up to the day. Thank you to those who did help. Those who were there had a lot of fun.

PROPOSED PUBLIC SPACES PROTECTION ORDER

Posted: 22 Sept 2017

Dog fouling and dog control - a consistent approach across Cheshire East
For more information Click here

The Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables round up for 2016

Posted: Christmas 2016

Crime Plan sets out policing for next 5 years
For more information Click here

Village Defibrillator

Posted: 24th November 2016
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A Defibrillator is now installed in the blue Telephone box at the Junction of Hilbre Bank with the A51 (opposite the Tollemache Arms. How to use is shown on our website, via the contact page. A grant enabled the Parish Council to purchase and install the defibrillator in the disused Phone box near the bus stop. It is available to support lifesaving first aid for all in possible heart attacks. Watch the video for an overview and how to use instructions.

TIME FOR A CHILDREN’S CHARITY

Posted: 24th November 2016
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TIME FOR A CHILDREN’S CHARITY
Could you spare some time to support a Children’s Charity on 27thth November at Chester University by the river?
For more information call 01244 335 662 or email paula@childrentoday.org.uk

FIBRE OPTIC BT NETWORK AVAILABLE

Posted: 24th November 2016
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BT announced on 31st October that around 200 premises in Alpraham and Calveley were able to upgrade to its new fibre-optic network - served by the Bunbury exchange cabinet 2 area. If you have ordered the High Speed Fibre service – tell us about your experiences in being supplied and also how well it performs, Email info@alprahamvillage.co.uk

IT’S ALL A LOAD OF RUBBISH – THE ALPRAHAM CLEAN TEAM TACKLES A RUBBISH PROBLEM.

Posted: 24th November 2016
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Since March 2016 individual litter picks and 6 group litter picks have taken place in Alpraham Village. Lots of discarded waste has been removed by the Team - Here are a few points of note………

  • over 90 empty wine bottles
  • over 52 empty beer cans
  • over 60 empty pop cans
  • 27 tyres on Long Lane
  • 6 bags of conifer brash
  • 1 nappy
  • Sheet glass dumped in grass verge
  • Collected at least 62 bags of rubbish

Some Comments from the Litter Pickers
‘Have you had a tradesman/gardener prune your conifers in early October?’
‘October 14th dumped tyres of an unusual size, wide and low, e.g. Porsche 911 – very low profile, 235/40 R18. Have you recently had new ones like this fitted locally?’
‘The number of alcohol bottles and tins along the lanes is a concern’
And finally, do you recognise the pictures of the toilets? ……………..Dumped in our village.

DON’T KNOW IF I AM COMING OR GOING

Posted: 24th November 2016
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Conflicting road signs add to the Hilbre bank traffic problems. Now the primary route for articulated 7.5 plus ton loads heading towards Rushton is signposted up Hilbre Bank. The issue was raised early in 2016 as incorrect but NO ACTION has been taken by Cheshire East Highways. Several people are known to have helped large HGV’s turn round when the drivers realise that the road is unsuitable. There are also two sections of road on Hilbre Bank (one at the top of the hill and the other at the junction of Hilbre Bank with Pinfold Lane) where pedestrians must simply “get into the verge” to let cars pass. With large trucks it is simply very dangerous.
To make the quality of planning thought even worse…. Whilst a driver may be driving an articulated mega truck on the A51 towards Chester and turn right at the sign for Rushton up Hilbre bank - the driver could well meet a similar vehicle coming down Hilbre Bank also looking for Rushton. When the second vehicle reaches the A51 the driver will see a sign to Rushton and follow that sign by turning right onto the A51?

HIGHWAYS SERIOUS ERROR ON HILBRE BANK?

Posted: 24th November 2016
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Views are that Cheshire East Highways has made “serious errors” in now making legal the trial 7.5 ton weight limit! The area covered is shown below. The main unlimited route in and out is via Hilbre Bank. This is a very narrow highly populated road!! Your comments to info@alprahamvillage.co.uk Neither the residents nor the Parish Council were involved in the consultation process. (And the senior Engineer has not visited the road!!)

CHRISTMAS TREES

Posted: 24th November 2016
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Christmas Trees for you from 1st December…..and more from Baileys Café. An extension to the Café is now open as a coffee lounge. If you have a full breakfast you also are given a coffee. In addition the store is stocked now with lots of Christmas gifts.

A51 speeder “goes too far”

Posted: 21st October 2016
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A resident has reported that the driver of a black Range Rover has clearly been driving far too fast through Alpraham on the A51. Apparently a Heavy Goods Vehicle, itself reportedly pushing the speed limit, was going south on the A51 through Alpraham past the Hilbre Bank junction speed camera – when the black Range Rover overtook it - at a considerably higher speed. The Camera did not operate in this instance. As part of ongoing attempts to increase driver awareness and respect a hand held speed camera has been purchased by the Parish Council and volunteer training by Police starts soon.

Driver terrorises horses and their riders on Alpraham lanes

Posted: 21st October 2016
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In the last few weeks there have been two reported incidents where a car driver has intentionally driven a vehicle dangerously and at speed to scare the horses and riders. The Car driver seems not to care if the horses or riders are injured or even killed. In one case a rider was thrown off by his horse which was spooked by the car. The horse then bolted down the road. Indications are that it was possibly the same driver and car in both cases.
Government rules are:-

  • If you meet a horse on the road while driving:
  • Slow right down and be ready to stop
  • Give them a wide berth – at least a car’s width – and pass slowly
  • Avoid any actions likely to spook the horse(s) - splashing them with puddles, sounding your horn or revving your engine for example
  • Watch out for signals from the rider to slow down or stop
  • Don’t expect all riders to raise their hand in thanks when you drive considerately – if it’s not possible to take a hand off their reins and maintain control most will smile or nod their thanks instead.
  • Accelerate gently once you have passed the horse
  • Killer dogs attack Alpraham Farmer’s Sheep

    Posted: 17th October 2016
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    Two dogs attacked sheep belonging to an Alpraham Farmer on land in Calveley on 4th October. The blue / grey coloured dogs, which were reported as looking like whippet / collie mongrels were chased away by a local resident who called Jeff Crook (the Farmer) with the news. Having done this once and tasted blood we are told that the dogs may well repeat their attacks on sheep. Jeff said that it was clear from ground markings that the dogs had chased the terrified sheep around in a circle and attacked some individually. He went on to say that a number of sheep were bitten at the rear end and others were bitten around the neck. Jeff expects that at least one may lose its life as a result. The Police have been informed. Residents will be aware that dogs chasing sheep can be shot by farmers if caught in the act. Anyone who recognises the description of the dogs or sees them should dial 101 to inform the Police or see details of local Police Contacts on the website by clicking here.

    Tour of Britain 2016 to feature Team Sky and Team Wiggins (with Sir Brad)

    Posted: 18th August 2016
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    SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS…..

    Sir Bradley Wiggins has drawn his illustrious Olympic career to an end, going out on a high with a gold medal as part of Great Britain’s team pursuit squad. His latest gold medal adds to his previous seven Olympic medals, making Wiggins Britain’s most decorated Olympian in history.

    The 36-year-old has already ruled out an Olympic return at the Tokyo 2020 Games, but he is not quite ready to call it a day just yet.

    Wiggins will make a last 2016 road appearance in September at the Tour of Britain with Team Wiggins, before switching back to the track for the Six Day London and Ghent Six Day meetings with Madison world champion partner Mark Cavendish in the autumn.

    Team Sky is also taking part and this may involve Chris Froome and perhaps Mark Cavendish will also to part in the race. This is a prime opportunity to see the 20 Teams in action locally…

    Find out where to go to see the race from the Events Page on our website.

    Our New Website is Now Live!

    Posted: 18th August 2016
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    After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to officially announce the launch of our website! www.alprahamvillage.co.uk

    Our website offers a user-friendly, easy to navigate fresh new website for the village of Alpraham, our aim is to provide an easy way for locals and visitors to the village to find out all the information they may need, whether it’s what’s on and where to visit as well as local news and useful information such as schools, hospitals and local businesses. Also, this will be the key place to keep up to date on all the exciting changes to the village amenities that will be happening in the future, so come back regularly for updates.

    We aim to regularly update the content with news, events and other special announcements as they happen.

    We would like to give special thanks to Tec Tamers our Web designers and our Alpraham team for coming together to create a wonderful website that we hope will help to strengthen and grow the already strong sense of community in Alpraham and the surrounding area.

    We hope you enjoy our website! For any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please email us at info@alprahamvillage.co.uk

    Welcome to the Alpraham Village Website to sign up to our mailing list click here.

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