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Tuesday 31 July 2012


   1 Community Foundation
   1 Census
   2 Local Area News 
   7 Partner News
 11 For your Notice Board
 11 Conferences and Events
New grant funding opportunity for not-for-profit organisations 
In the current difficult economic climate it is wonderful to hear that local
philanthropists have donated huge sums of money in order to support local
community activity.  Through the newly established Cheshire Community
Foundation almost £2 million in endowment has been raised and word is
starting to spread that the Foundation is ready to accept grant applications. 
The foundation, an independent registered charity, aims to do three unique
things; inspire local philanthropy, build endowment and get money to
grassroots organisations.  They cover the 3 local authority areas of Cheshire
East, Cheshire West & Chester and Warrington.
Grants made by the Foundation generally fall under the broad heading of
wellbeing and social welfare, and of particular interest are local voluntary and
community organisations that can meet immediate and emerging needs and
have the commitment of their local community.
To find out more about the Foundation and how you can either donate or apply for a grant visit the
Cheshire Community Foundation website
Census Results
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has now released the first batch of statistics from the 2011
Census. These statistics provide a detailed snapshot of Cheshire East and how it has changed since
2001 when the last Census took place. For instance, the usual resident population estimate has
increased by 5.2% from the 2001 Census to 370,100.
response rate of 96.2% making it
one of the highest performing
councils in the North West and
only 0.2% behind the highest
scoring council, South Ribble. 
Moreover Cheshire East exceeded
the national average response rate
of 94% and would like to thank all
of the partners who worked to promote the Census and assist residents
filling in their Census forms.
For headline statistics visit the Cheshire East Council website.  
July / August 2012
Cheshire Community Foundation is
supported by the Duke of Westminster
Local Area News 
A memorable Jubilee in Congleton and district
Congleton has celebrated this Jubilee year of 2012 in style. Loverlee
Jubilee, blessed by a rare sunny day, was held on June 4th in Congleton
Park. The free, family day was supported by over 2,000 people who
enjoyed live music, lots of activities for children, a Jubilee Dance and more.
Congleton’s unique cluster of 16 eco schools each planted a special Jubilee
apple tree in their grounds. A Jubilee tree line of limes will be planted along
the A34 as well as 16 lime trees in Congleton Park. A beautiful floral plaque
with a mosaic frame was created in the park in May by Guides, Brownies
and Visyon. 
A highly successful Jubilee art competition for children is now touring
schools, libraries and restaurants with the winning entry being made into a
congratulations card for the Queen.  Two special Jubilee archways
designed and made by a local company, sponsored by the Congleton
Partnership and Congleton Town Council, now enhance the well
established Community Garden in Lawton Street. 
On the evening of June 4th a party of Guides and Scouts turned on a laser beam as part of the
country wide Jubilee Beacon celebration and a special Jubilee Lizzie Bear was created.
A cycling action group for Congleton 
Through Congleton LAP and the five town partnerships, a group
has recently come together to look at ways of increasing the use of
cycling as a viable mode of transport. 
The South East Cheshire Cycling Action Group is chaired by Harry
Brooks, a keen cyclist from Holmes Chapel. The Group is in the
process of developing an action plan aimed at promoting and
improving the network of cycle routes within the area. Such activity
is likely to include producing a set of handy maps showing the
routes, increasing the visibility of signs indicating the routes and lobbying for infrastructure
improvements where these are most needed.
For more information contact Alan Lawson on 01625 383843 
Working with local Pharmacies to tackle Health Related Issues
As part of health inequalities work in the area Congleton LAP has joined forces with two local
pharmacies, Salus Pharmacy in Buglawton & Rowlands Pharmacy in Middlewich, to raise awareness
of health related issues, distribute information to the public and attend events to offer free blood
pressure checks, BMI calculations and diabetes assessments.  At primary school fetes and the
Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival local residents were given free advice and health checks plus
goody bags containing free health products and information. 
For more information contact Donna Peddie on 01270 685806
Celebrating the story of Crewe
Crewe’s railway station opened in 1837, celebrating 175 years on
4th July 2012.  Crewe LAP recognised that 2012 also marked other
local anniversaries:
 Crewe College of Education was completed 100 years ago and
is now the site of Manchester Metropolitan University Campus
 75 years ago Crewe Swimming Pool first opened its doors
 The Crewe Heritage Centre opened 25 years ago
To celebrate, a number of exciting activities and events will take place.  Events include a special
exhibition charting the history of the town from its inception through to 2012, town centre history trail,
adult art competition and children’s activities.  The heritage exhibition will be housed at Crewe
Heritage Centre until the end of October.  Children’s activities including circus skills, African
drumming and creating a town banner will be held in the covered market on non market days. 
For more information visit the Cheshire East Council website
Jubilee Tree Cozy
This ambitious Jubilee project set out to connect people with their environment using art as the tool to
do it.  The project, led by Crewe & Nantwich Senior Forum, aimed to improve communication across
the age ranges, passing on their knitting skills and providing education regarding environmental
responsibility along the way, with the hope of restoring community spirit and civic pride.  
The project also promised to collectively produce a vibrant knitted public
art display in the form of two tree wraps and lamp post banners, all
designed to enhance and improve an underused community space in
Crewe town centre, in time to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. 
The estimates of how many workshops would be delivered, squares would
be knitted and how many people would be involved, were all smashed
beyond expectation.  Collectively the group, working with Crewe LAP,
succeeded in connecting hundreds of people young and old from various
sections of the community. There were over four thousand knitted squares
produced and nineteen trees now proudly wear their rainbow wraps in
three areas across the town centre.  
A Helping hand during times of need
A foodbank for Crewe is being developed as a priority to help people in times of need.  Every day
people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a
low income. Crewe LAP are appealing to local churches, voluntary sector organisations, businesses,
and charities to get in touch to be a part of the scheme, the success of which will depend on its many
contributors and volunteers, as well as the proposed signposting service.  
The development of the foodbank will see the group enlisting the help of the Trussell Trust who have
helped over two hundred communities set up similar schemes across the country. As frontline service
professionals identify people in need a voucher scheme will allow the family or individual to receive a
free food parcel in times of crisis. 
For more information and to see how you can get involved contact Dawn Clark on 01270 686663
Community drop-in now open
A community drop-in offering a range of support services has been launched providing free
confidential information and advice to the people of Crewe on a variety of issues including housing,
debt, anti social behaviour, employment and any other areas of concern.
Residents have the opportunity to chat in confidence to representatives from Wulvern, Cheshire
Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue, Christians Against Poverty, Cheshire East Council, the Citizens
Advice Bureau and Pathways Community Interest Company about any neighbourhood issues or
personal concerns they may have.  The drop-in is held every other Monday at Timbrell House from
1:00pm until 5:00pm.  
If your organisation would like to offer advice or support please phone 01270 506200
My World Project
The My World Project was provided to all 29 Year 6
students from Manor Park Primary School.  The pupils spent
six half day sessions, learning about the working world and
the opportunities of future local employment. The sessions
focused on improving their aspirations, building self
confidence and resilience and were held at Tatton Park,
Manchester Airport and Booths Hall.
The children attending the course each received certificates in a Cap and Gown celebration held in
the Concorde Hanger at Manchester Airport   Certificates were presented by pilot Captain Martin.
For more information on the project contact Richard Christopherson on 01270 685881
Embrace the Games Olympic Banner Competition Winner
Lydia Keeley, age 6 years and a pupil of High Legh Primary School,
came 1st in over 150 competition entries. Lydia used her book about the
Olympics as her inspiration to draw the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and
Mandeville, taking part in a range of sports which spelled out Knutsford. 
Lydia won a front row view of the Olympic Torch passing through
Knutsford alongside the Town Mayor and went on to be awarded with a
range of prizes at a special event held at Knutsford Leisure Centre. At the
Embrace the Games event Lydia also had the privilege of holding one of the Olympic Torches,
owned by Kane Gunter. She is now really excited about going to watch the Olympics in August.
ASPIRE in Knutsford
Aspire is a project aimed at Year 9 to 11 students to develop a range of personal and community
safety skills as well as taking part in fitness sessions.  Young people will develop self confidence,
team-working and community spirit, while having fun, making positive friendships and experiencing
strong role models.
The project will recruit a number of mentors for those taking part and The Welcome will host the
weekly sessions over the 15 week programme.
For more information on the project contact Richard Christopherson on 01270 685881
Local MP George Osborne Launches Mid Cheshire Line Group Trip Planner
On May 25th 2012 George Osborne officially launched the new
group travel brochure at Knutsford Heritage Centre, one of the
attractions featured in the guide.  Mr Osborne met
representatives from the Mid Cheshire Community Rail
Partnership, Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association, Northern Rail
and the Heritage Centre. The new group trip planner encourages
groups to travel by train, explains how to get the group travel
discount and gives details of some of the many attractions that
groups might visit along the line.  Copies are now being
distributed to local schools and community groups.
The leaflet is available on the community rail website or from Sally Buttifant on 01244 976788
Peaks & Plains helps people get Wheels to Work
Peaks & Plains Housing Trust are supporting a scheme to help local people get access to affordable
transport into work or training.  The Wheels to Work scheme is open to anyone over 16 years, in the
North Cheshire East area, who can show that they have a genuine need for transport due to
difficulties commuting to and from their place of work or training.  The scheme loans a scooter at a
reasonable rate, for up to 9 months, to allow the recipient to make long term travel arrangements. 
Once accepted onto the scheme, participants receive everything they need to be safe on the road,
such as clothing, training, insurance, road tax and breakdown cover. All they have to do is take care
of the scooter and buy the petrol!  
For more information on the project contact Kirsty Fox on 0800 0121311
Macclesfield Skills Café Website
Through Macclesfield LAP a new website with a difference, to help people
develop skills and confidence to gain employment, has been developed. 
The Macclesfield Skills Cafe has been given a distinctive ‘foodie’ flavour,
with short website courses themed around a menu.
The starter menu has advice about taking the first steps to gain employment
and prepare for the journey ahead.  The main menu teaches people how to
keep up the energy and fuel needed to get the right skills for employment. 
The specials section is for people who may need a more tailored approach
to getting on the career ladder and the dessert section gives advice about
rewards, such as a new career, apprenticeship or qualification.
Jubilee Celebrations at Macclesfield Museums
The blustery weather did not deter the Park Green Jubilee Big Lunch which was welcomed indoors
by the Silk Museum on Park Lane. Friends and neighbours enjoyed the party atmosphere and
toasted Her Majesty with a glass of champagne. A scrumptious picnic lunch was held in the bunting
bedecked schoolroom and the long corridor was turned into a skittle alley for the day.  The Jubilee
celebration continued at the Museum throughout July with the Royal Ascent Exhibition. 
For more information on exhibitions at the museum visit the Silk Heritage Museum website
Farewell to a long serving Parish Councillor
Long serving Parish Councillor, Bill Consterdine, hung up his hat in May, having served residents of
Audlem for 32 years.  Bill, who served two terms as Chairman, says he found his work "enjoyable,
fruitful and sometimes frustrating but very worthwhile and satisfying".  Over the years he has taken
the lead on various projects, including the introduction of street lighting to several areas of Audlem
and has worked hard with others to promote Audlem's well known attractions and popular public
events throughout the year.  Bill also took the joint lead when the Parish Council took over the
management of the public conveniences, which were the first assets to transfer from Cheshire East
Council as part of its transfer and devolution programme;  Parish Councillors and Audlem residents
wish Bill all the very best for the future.
New Chair for Nantwich LAP Area Management Group
John Weir was recently elected as the new Chair of the Nantwich LAP Area
Management Group.  During the past 2 years Nantwich LAP has been
developing and consolidating its role as an effective mechanism for local
area working to address key priorities. The former Chair, Rodney Walker,
brought a strong vision and purpose to shaping the LAP into a strong and
focussed partnership. 
A local businessman with many years of experience in working in partnership with local government
and other bodies to create change, and the Chair of the LAP Business and Tourism Working group,
John is now keen to maintain this vision and focus in order to drive forward actions and deliver
practical and tangible solutions to the issues that residents have raised.
Continuing improvements at Wilmslow Railway Station
A map is now on display at Wilmslow railway station.  Purchased
by Wilmslow Town Council the map is the latest in a series of
improvements witnessed at the station following the work of the
Wilmslow LAP Sub Group to improve facilities for rail users.  
The Red Star Parcel Building is set to become a café at the front
of the station, located next to the Wilmslow Apple, unveiled by
George Osborne MP earlier in the year.  Further improvements,
courtesy of the Wilmslow Guild, will see a photographic display of
local scenes in the platform waiting rooms from October 2012.
Banking on Volunteers
Volunteers from Barclays Bank have helped with the continuing programme of improving planters
around Wilmslow.  Clearance work was undertaken at sites located on Dean Road, Handforth and
Stanneylands Road, Wilmslow.  Barclays Bank and Wilmslow Garden Centre have agreed with
Wilmslow LAP to provide new herbs and bedding plants to improve the appearance of the planters.
A similar project in May saw planters being given an overhaul at Hallwood Road, Handforth with
plants provided by Handforth Parish Council and planted by local volunteer group Incredible Edible
with children from the nearby primary school.
Partner News 
Cheshire East Health and Wellbeing Board
Health and Wellbeing Boards bring together commissioners, who plan and buy local health, social
care and children’s services, from the NHS, Public Health and Social Care as well as local councillors
and a patient representative from Healthwatch.
The Health & Wellbeing Board for Cheshire East will plan services that meet the needs of local
people and have responsibility for producing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and a Joint
Health and Wellbeing Strategy.  The Board will look at people's health and social care needs
together, as well as taking into account the bigger picture such as transport, housing, jobs and
leisure, so that services help people stay healthy and independent.
In September 2011 Cheshire East set up their shadow Health & Wellbeing Board, which meets every
two months, with the permanent Board being established by April 2013. In order to take on board
what the community says Healthwatch will be established.  This will be the new consumer champion
for health and social care and will be operational by April 2013. 
For more information contact Diane Taylor on 0771 7426802
Street Sports – Impacting on your local community
The Street Sports programme is delivered and managed by Cheshire
East Council’s Leisure Development Team and has been running since
2007. Since its inception, the programme has been funded through
several different initiatives and aims to promote positive behaviour by engaging children and young
people in structured sport and play activities, free of charge, within their local community.
Street Sports provides children and young people with diversionary activities to encourage positive
behaviour and impact on the wider social issues that have been identified by local organisations and
communities. More recently, the programme has been commissioned to support the Early
Intervention and Prevention agenda and is proving to be a success in many areas of Cheshire East. 
During April to June 2012 evening sessions have attracted over 1,600 attendances.  Sessions have
been delivered in areas of deprivation and ASB levels have been reduced in certain areas where
Street Sports has been delivered.  Sessions have also been delivered in schools to help provide
positive activities and reduce youth nuisance during lunch times.  Street Sports sessions have been
supported by 24 volunteers from the local community contributing over 240 voluntary hours.  4
volunteers have gained employment and 18 volunteers have attended training/gained qualifications.
For more information on Street Sports visit the Cheshire East Council website
Police ask people to use 101 for non-emergencies
Cheshire Constabulary is asking people to dial 101, the new national non-emergency number
launched last year, to report less urgent crime and disorder and local police are looking to raise
awareness about it.
The force is asking people to call 101 instead of 999 when reporting crimes such as car theft, drug
use or dealing and minor traffic collisions. The number is also available for general police enquiries
and providing information about local crime.
Please download the flyer from the For your Notice Board section of this Newsletter
Inte’Great Project in East Cheshire
The Inte’Great project, which provides exciting residential short
breaks for disabled children and young people, has been funded by
Cheshire East Council through the Early Intervention and
Prevention initiative. Referrals are now being taken for an outdoor
activity centre within the Chatsworth Estate area of Derbyshire. 
There are a total of 6 breaks, 2 for each of the dates listed below:
 17 – 19th August 2012 
 26 – 28th October 2012 
 22 – 24th February 2013 
The referral process is an open one and can be made by email or phone call. The project caters for
children and young people that are between the ages of 8 and 19 years old.  Volunteers provide a
buddy system for the children and young people who attend to support them in achieving personal
goals during the breaks.
Please help to promote the project with your networks
and contact Geraint Hughes 07904 998352 for more information
Mr Ben Lamptey is awarded the Order of Mercy for Distinguished Voluntary Service
Mr Ben Lamptey of the Disability Information Bureau has been
awarded the Order of Mercy, a prestigious medal, for his wonderful
voluntary service over many years in the community. The awards
ceremony took place at The Mansion House, in the City of London, in
the presence of The Lady Mayoress of London, the Sheriff of the City
and many other distinguished guests.
The Rt Hon the Lord Lingfield, President of the League of Mercy said
“Mr Ben Lamptey has done extraordinary work for the welfare of others.
He is a marvellous example of someone who has given wonderful
service to his community and we were delighted to be able, on the
recommendation of the charity, to make this well deserved award.”
For more information contact the Disability Information Bureau on 01625 501759
Wulvern celebrates gold Green Apple Award
Local affordable housing provider Wulvern is the proud winner of a gold Green Apple Environment
Award in the national campaign to find Britain’s greenest companies, councils and communities.  The
Awards, which began in 1994, are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent non-profit
environment group dedicated to recognising and promoting best practice in preserving the
environment, honouring excellence in sustainable construction, design and innovation of products
and architectural preservation. 
The prestigious accolade was presented for Wulvern’s extensive environmental work including
external wall insulation and fabric improvements carried out in partnership with contractor Burrows
Home Comfort Ltd.  The improvements were made to properties in a nature conservation site in
Crewe, the home to an endangered swift colony.  Wulvern installed special nesting boxes to ensure
that their habitat is retained, new nest sites are provided, and that nesting birds are not disturbed.
For more information on their work visit the Wulvern website
Adult Learning Disability Week 
To celebrate Learning Disability Week and the exciting summer of
sport, Cheshire East Leisure Development Team, in association
with Cheshire East Leisure and Learning Forum, organised two
Paralympics sport and information events in Wilmslow and Crewe. 
The events were to provide people with a disability access to
services, support agencies and community organisations and an
opportunity to experience a range of different sport and activities.  
More than 100 people attended the events which were visited by the Mayor, Mayoress and Deputy
Mayoress.  In the spirit of the Olympics and Paralympics, everyone received a medal for taking part in
the activities from the Mayor at Wilmslow and from Councillor Newton and members of Crewe and
Nantwich Weaver Rotary Club who donated the medals for the event at Crewe.
For more information about the Leisure Development Team activities and opportunities available 
for disabled children, adults and families contact Andy Molyneux on 07506 317055
Cheshire Rural Women’s Day
Cheshire Association of Local Councils (ChALC) is again supporting World Rural Women’s Day and
hosting a Cheshire Rural Women’s Day celebration.  Cheshire East Council is proud to be sponsoring
two of the awards at the event and is keen to receive nominations for the many, many remarkable
women who are achieving great things in our rural areas.  This is a superb opportunity to give that
little extra recognition to the rural women in Cheshire East whilst also recognising the great lengths
that rural women around the world go to.
This year the successful nominee and partner will be invited to the celebratory dinner at Cheshire Fire
and Rescue HQ, Winsford on 16th October 2012 where there will be presentations and entertainment.
Contact Cheshire East Partnerships Team to request a nomination form  
Forms to be returned by Friday 24th August 2012
Canal & River Trust launched
July 12th was an historic day; the day in which the Government placed 2,000 miles of canals and
rivers in trust for the nation and the new charity, the Canal & River Trust (CRT), was launched.  From
this day on, the 10 million people who visit and love the waterways will have the chance to play a
greater role in making them more beautiful than ever.  The move, part of the Public Bodies Reform
programme, is the largest single transfer of a public body into the charitable sector.
To mark the launch the CRT unveiled their first appeal: 50 projects across the nation that will breathe
new life into towpaths and riverbanks.  By pledging money or time, people can get involved in
projects such as creating bird and bat boxes on the Bosley Lock Flight in Macclesfield. 
The CRT has a number of corporate partners including the Co-operative Bank, the People’s
Postcode Lottery and Google.   Google is working with the CRT to encourage people to discover and
enjoy the wildlife along their local waterway by literally putting towpaths on the map – Google Maps.  
For more information visit the Canal & River Trust website
Did you know that the Peak District National Park Management Plan has now been launched?
Full details of the 2012-17 plan can now be viewed online
New Support Networks for Community Organisations in Cheshire East
Your Space is a series of network sessions that will enable voluntary, community and faith
organisations to come together to learn, connect and share information and experiences.  Your
Space will provide:
 A place and time that you can meet other people with
similar issues
 An inspirational speaker
 A slot for you to showcase your organisation or
 A chance to chat and have some refreshments
There are 4 Your Space networks aimed at fundraisers, volunteer managers, trustees & committee
members and  community building owners.
Meetings will be held on a regular basis and will be promoted through CVS Cheshire East. Each Your
Space Network is also supported by an Email Group.  
For more information about Your Space, to subscribe to the email groups or find out about
forthcoming meetings, visit the CVS Cheshire East website, email  or phone 01625 428301
A wave of new interest in Parish Plans
A review of support given to groups developing and implementing parish and community led plans
has seen the community led planning process aligned with the Local Area Partnerships.  The first
point of contact for groups carrying out community led planning will be through the LAP managers. 
Cheshire Community Action will continue to provide a comprehensive community led planning toolkit
and will attend the first meeting of the group.  Groups wishing to apply for a grant can do so via the
Council’s Community Grant Scheme.
Currently there are 38 completed plans in Cheshire East.  Hankelow is the most recently launched 
plan and the following parishes are all in the early stages of the process: Alpraham, Ashley, Brindley
& Faddiley, Bunbury, Calveley, Church Minshull, Cranage, High Legh, Lower Withington, Marton,
Mottram St Andrew, Macclesfield Forest & Wildboarclough, Nether Alderley, Pott Shrigley, Wilmslow
and Wrenbury.
Parish and community led plans are always more successful when they have the support of their
local council, elected members and officers from the Borough Council and appropriate partners who
can provide advice and support throughout the process.  If you think you can provide support to
groups undertaking a plan in the parishes listed above, email your contact details to be passed on to
the relevant group leads.
What can Parish Plans achieve?
The Stapeley Parish Action Group was formed to implement the 2008 Stapeley Parish Plan.  One of
its projects was the creation of a children’s playground.  The group made great progress on the
project with the opening of Phase 1 in 2011 by Edward Timpson MP and Phase 2 by television actor
Ben Miller.  The group secured funding from central government, Community Spaces, Waste
Recycling Environmental Ltd (WREN), Stapeley & District Parish Council and Cheshire East Council.   
Further improvements were required and in the spring of 2012 the boundary fence was replaced with
a stronger and aesthetically more pleasing wire fence.  The improvements were made possible by a
grant from WREN which was match-funded by Stapeley and District Parish Council.
Community Buildings and Village Hall Advice and Support 
Community buildings and village halls host a multitude of
activities and services in villages and provide a focal point for the
community. These buildings are run by volunteer committees
who give up their own time, so it is therefore essential that Rural
Community Councils like Cheshire Community Action (CCA)
provide a comprehensive support service to assist the volunteers
in making sense of the legislation, rules and regulations that apply to community buildings. 
The needs of community building and village hall management committees vary massively from
obtaining grant funding in order to carry out necessary building improvements, to taking on public
services and generating their own electricity to reduce their carbon footprint. As well as providing one
to one advice and support CCA’s specialist adviser, James Cartledge, facilitates a number of
community buildings and village hall networks.  This gives people the opportunity to identify common
issues, share experiences and identify solutions. 
For more information on community buildings and village halls, the networks and to sign up for the  
E-Newsletter contact James Cartledge on 01606 359733
On 15th November this year, elections will be held to introduce Police and Crime Commissioners
across the country.  For more information visit the Cheshire Police Authority website.
For your Notice Board
This section allows you to download posters which you may wish to display on your notice boards,
either for staff, customers or residents.  Please email September / October notices to Tina Jones.
 Leisure Development summer inclusion programme  Your Space network
 Crewe 175 events
 National non-emergency number 101
 Cold Weather planning in the North West
 Crewe Play Day 2012
Conferences and Events
Cold Weather Planning in the North West
Friday 14th September 2012
Cheshire Fire and Rescue HQ, Winsford
Snow Angels CIC, in partnership with Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service, is running the Cold Weather
Planning in the North West event that will explore the potential to reduce excess winter deaths.
More information can be found in the For your Notice Board section of this Newsletter.  
To view the full agenda and book your place visit the PC Events website 
Cheshire Interfaith Network Annual event 
Monday 19th November 2012
Chester Town Hall
The theme of this year’s Cheshire Interfaith Network event will be ‘Business as Usual: Lessons faith
communities might learn from the private sector in pursuit of the Big Society’ and will be held at the
beginning of National Interfaith Week.
To register your interest for the event contact Carolyn McQuaker. With around 35 places allocated for
Cheshire East, please register your interest sooner rather than later.
Have you added your
organisations events
and activities to the
What’s On section of
Cheshire East
Council’s website?
London 2012 Flame Celebration Day
Tuesday 28th August, 1:00pm to 6:00pm
The Neuromuscular Centre, Woodford Lane West, Winsford, CW7 4EH
The Neuromuscular Centre has been given the task of extinguishing the flame before the start of the
Paralympics flame relay from Stoke Mandeville. The extinguishing ceremony will start at 5:00pm and
end with a balloon release. Throughout the day there will be craft activities, sports demonstrations
from local sports clubs, food stalls, games, information stalls, bouncy castles and more. 
The Neuromuscular Centre, who will be hosting the event, work with adults and young people across
Cheshire who have Muscular Dystrophy, a debilitating muscle wasting disease.  
Morris comes to the Market 
Saturday 8th September, 11:00am to 3:30pm
Sandbach Town Centre 
Local residents Lynn Purcell and Ray Archer, Morris Dancers
themselves, have again organised their traditional Morris Dancing day
to take place in Sandbach town centre, with Morris teams coming from
around the region.  This year’s event will run alongside the Town’s
popular Farmers Market with dance teams performing around the market
as well as outside the Old Hall.  
For more information about the day contact Sandbach Day of Dance on 01270 765376
Fire Station Open Days
Saturday 1st September, 11:00am to 4:00pm  
West Street Community Fire Station, Congleton
Saturday 22nd September, 10:00am to 4:00pm  
Altrincham Road Community Fire Station,
There will be vintage and modern fire engines on display and chip pan demonstrations, a smoke tent,
operational displays, refreshments and much more throughout the day. 
For more information visit the Cheshire Fire and Rescue website or phone 01625 524066
Active Holidays
The Leisure Development Team is gearing up for another action packed
summer and is ready to help families get active in 2012. They have a range
of sessions planned right across Cheshire East, from Street Sports in parks
and leisure centres, active family events in libraries and children centre’s to
Bikeability sessions. To help promote activities in your local area visit the
Active Holidays part of the Cheshire East Council website. Alternatively,
contact the Leisure Development Team for a printable poster for your
notice boards and to share with your networks.

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