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Girls celebrate Guiding throughout the globe
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8.30 p.m. start
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Girl Guides packed into Holy Trinity Church at Mossley, Congleton, to celebrate Guiding throughout the globe on world thinking day.
At one point in the evening, the church was nearly overflowing with over 150 members of Congleton Cloud District.
World thinking day is recognised by Girlguiding UK as a day to think about Guiding throughout the world.
Rainbow Guides made a pinwheel turbine (cardboard windmill) an activity that was part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ theme for 2012, based on saving the world by being environmentally friendly.
When the Brownies and Guides arrived, the thinking day ceremony began. It was led by four leaders in training who had helped to organise the event. Charlotte Furnell and Melissa Roberts told the girls about the origins of thinking day and the WAGGGS theme for 2012.
During the ceremony, the girls and adults renewed their
Guiding Promise and Emma Satchwell led prayers. One girl from each unit handed thinking day pennies to Ruth Candy, who then explained what the Thinking Day Fund was.
Since it was introduced in 1932, the money raised by collecting pennies has been used to help the work of WAGGGS. Five countries have been identified as a focus for 2012, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Japan, Russia and Tunisia; one country from each of the WAGGGS regions. Guides in these countries are working to support their local community to achieve environmental sustainability.
The different parts of the ceremony were interspersed with singing and everyone enjoyed campfire songs from around the world.
After the Rainbows had gone home, the Brownies and Guides made their pin wheel turbines.
To join Congleton Cloud District as a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide, youth leader or adult volunteer, call Liz Edmunds on 01260 271467.
1st Mossley Rainbows with their pin wheel turbines.
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SANDBACH LADIES’ CHOIR
SATURDAY, 17th MARCH
7.30 p.m. Tickets £4 inc. refreshments
LADIES’ AFTERNOON CLUB
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10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon FREE coffee, tea and cakes
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Alsager Cancer Support
COFFEE MORNING SATURDAY, 24th MARCH
at Alsager Civic Centre from 10am - 11.30am
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ACHIEVING • EXCELLENCE
PLANNING NOTICE STAFFORDSHIRE MOORLANDS DISTRICT COUNCIL has received a planning application for:
Application No:- 12/00208/FUL
Applicant:- Mr. R. Lowe Location:- Fairboroughs Farm, Rudyard Road, Rushton Spencer Proposal:- Conversion of barn to residential use (single unit)
This Application Affects the Setting of a
The case officer is Miss Lisa Goldstraw. The application can be viewed online at www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk (click on Public Access Planning). A copy of the application may be inspected at the Planning Reception, Leek Councils Connect, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, ST13 6HQ, from 8.45 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8.45 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. on Fridays. Alternatively the application can be viewed strictly by prior arrangement at the Biddulph Councils Connect and Cheadle Councils Connect. Please ring 0345 605 3013 to make the necessary arrangements, allowing at least three days' notice. Any person who wishes to make representations about the application should do so by writing within 28 days of the date on this notice, to the Planning Applications Manager at the above address. Letters will be acknowledged. The outcome of the application will be available to view online within two days of the decision being reached, or alternatively you may contact our Customer Services Team on 0345 605 3013. It should be noted that any representations made about the application will be available for public inspection and copy. Please note the application reference number when writing and telephoning. C0835h
West View Tenants’ Association
BINGO Cash & Prizes
FRIDAY, 23rd MARCH At St. Luke’s Church Hall,
Holmes Chapel Doors Open 7.30 p.m. - Eyes Down 8.00 p.m.
Admission 50p - Refreshments 20p
EVERYONE WELCOME P0827h
IRENE MARY BRADLEY
(Deceased) Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925 any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of the aforementioned deceased, late of Newlyn 53 Rood Hill Congleton Cheshire CW12 1NA, who died on 07/12/2011, are required to send particulars thereof in writing to the undersigned Solicitors on or before 25/05/2012, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. sas daniels LLP 8–10 West Street Congleton Cheshire CW12 1JS
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Highways Act 1980 S119 Notice of Confirmation of Public Path Diversion Order The Cheshire East Borough Council (Footpath No. 46 (Part) Parish of Congleton) Public Path Diversion Order 2010 (No. 2) On 14th September 2011, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs confirmed the above named Order. The effect of the above named Order, as confirmed, is to divert the following Public Right of Way: that length of Public Footpath No. 46 in the Parish of Congleton commencing at O.S. grid reference SJ 8898 6280 and running in a generally north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 113 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8905 6289, then running in a generally east north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 42 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8909 629, then running in a generally south easterly direction for a distance of approximately 8 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8910 6290, then running in a generally north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 33 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8912 6292 and finally running in a generally easterly direction for a distance of approximately 66 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8919 6292, to a new line, in the Parish of Congleton, commencing at O.S. grid reference SJ 8898 6280 and running in a generally east north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 160 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8913 6286, then running in a generally north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 9 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8912 6286, then running in a generally east north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 10 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8913 6287, then running in a generally north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 9 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8912 6287, then running in a generally north north easterly direction and crossing a footbridge, for a distance of approximately 12 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8913 6289, then running in a generally south easterly direction for a distance of approximately 24 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8915 6288, then running in a generally north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 19 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8916 6289 and finally running in a generally east north easterly and then northerly direction for a distance of approximately 44 metres to O.S. grid reference SJ 8919 6292. A copy of the Order, as confirmed, and Plan have been deposited and may be seen free of charge during normal office hours in the Rights of Way Unit at the office of the undersigned and at the offices of Cheshire East Borough Council, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW1 1HZ. Copies of the confirmed Order and Plan may also be obtained free of charge from the undersigned. The Order became operative on 14th September 2011, but if a person aggrieved by the Order wants to question its validity, or that of any provision contained in it, on the ground that it is not within the powers of the Highways Act 1980, as amended, or on the ground that any requirement of the Act, as amended, or of any regulation made under the Act has not been complied with in relation to the Order, he or she may, under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the Act as applied by paragraph 5 of Schedule 6 to the Act, within six weeks of 15th March 2012, make an application to the High Court. Caroline Elwood, Borough Solicitor, Public Rights of Way, 2nd Floor Old Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ Dated 15th March 2012
Shopping Centre supports live music
The Potteries Shopping Centre at Hanley is delighted to be working in partnership with Music in Hospitals by supporting 15 professionally performed live concerts within hospitals and healthcare centres in the city.
The special live concerts will be taking place at Douglas Macmillan Hospice, the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice Trust and Staffordshire University Hospital Cancer Unit over the next few months.
The concerts will be performed by Music in Hospital’s carefully selected musicians who will bring the joy and therapeutic benefits of live music to the adults and children with all kinds of illness and disability.
Each concert will be tailored to suit the individual needs of the audience. The musicians’ warmth of personality, breadth of repertoire and excellent communications skills help to bring the person out of the patient.
Paul Francis, general manager at The Potteries Shopping Centre, said: “Music in Hospitals is a fantastic charity that we are very pleased to be supporting. The Potteries Shopping Centre is at the heart of the local communities we serve. Being able to support something like this means that we can help bring an extra smile through live music to those in need.”
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING NOTICES We have received the following applications. Applications for Conservation Area Consent Application No: 11/4511C Applicant: Andrew Sehne, WRIGHTS PRINTERS Location: 9 OLD MIDDLEWICH ROAD, SANDBACH CW11 1DP Proposal: Restoration and conversion of existing brick buildings into 6 residential flats and the construction of 2 new build houses
Applications Affecting the Setting of Conservation Area Application No: 12/0796C Applicant: Barclays Bank plc Location: 2 BOLD STREET, SANDBACH, CHESHIRE CW11 1AS Proposal: New ATM Surround to Replace Existing,
New Dome Shaped CCTV Camera by ATM
Application No: 12/0798C Applicant: Barclays Bank plc Location: 2 BOLD STREET, SANDBACH, CHESHIRE CW11 1AS Proposal: Advertisement Consent for New Replacement
Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning or at any office of the Council that has internet viewing facilities for the public. Anyone who wishes to make representations on any application can send them in writing, or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk by noon on 5 April 2012, quoting the application number. Caroline Simpson, Head of Development, Cheshire East Borough Council, Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1DP Date 15 March 2012
www.cheshireeast.gov.uk ‘Outstanding’ schools on Ofsted re-examination list
The Chronicle, Thursday, 15th March, 2012. www.chronicleseries.co.uk 5
By Rachel Naylor Three schools in this area rated “outstanding”
y Ofsted, are due to e re-examined because the quality of teaching did not reach the highest standard, according to the new chief inspector of schools in England.
Pikemere Primary School, in Alsager, Wheelock Primary School and Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College will be re-inspected from September, due to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s roposed changes to the way schools are scrutinised.
The three schools, among a quarter of “outstanding” schools nationwide, face review as they were judged “outstanding” overall in their most recent inspections but only “good” for teaching and learning.
Sir Michael announced the raising of expectations for “outstanding” schools in his first major speech at a conference in London last month, saying: “Quite simply, I believe we need radical improvements to the education system in this country. My view is that we have tolerated mediocrity for far too long — it has settled into the system.
“We have made progress. But, the quality of educational provision isn’t improving fast enough and the gap in outcomes between the richest and the poorest isn’t closing. Without a radical change now, we will see more social and economic division in this country.”
He added: “We need clear and demanding criteria for a school to be judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’. A ‘good’ school should have at least good teaching, and an ‘outstanding’ school should have outstanding teaching.
“Good and outstanding leadership of teaching and learning drives improvement and knows that the culture of the school and the progress of pupils depend on it.”
John Leigh, headteacher at Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College, on Middlewich Road, which was rated as outstanding in 2005 before it became an academy, said: “Under the terms of the new framework for inspecting schools the bar has most definitely be raised.
“The demands on and expectations of schools are much greater then were previously the case. Like all schools, we look forward to assessing where our school is in comparison to the new framework and anticipate a visit in due course.”
Louise Gohr, headteacher of Pikemere Primary School, on Pikemere Road, which was graded outstanding in 2006, refused to comment.
Jo Dyson, head teacher of Wheelock Primary School, on Crewe Road, which was judged outstanding in June, had been unavailable for comment by the time the “Chronicle” went to press yesterday (Wednesday).
Other changes Sir Michael plans to make by autumn include the scrapping of the “satisfactory” judgement, which will be replaced with “requires improvement” and for all school inspections to be undertaken without notice, as opposed to being notified a few days prior to Ofsted visit.
SALE SALE SALE SALE
Station Road, Alsager (Behind Berry’s Oatcake Shop, 100 yds from car park behind Chapel Mews)
Lighting up Lawton St
A Congleton student is lighting up Lawton Street tonight (Thursday) with her artwork as part of her final roject for her master’s degree.
As previously reported, Rebecca Wilson, (23), of Chapel Street, is curating a new media outdoor exhibition called “Streets of pattern” for her fine art, sight and archive interventions MA at the University of Central
Lancashire, in Preston.
The postgraduate has enlisted the help of local artists from Congleton’s Electric Picture House to create sculptures, paintings, and video art on the theme of patterns.
Ms Wilson said she would be displaying artwork in shop windows, creating light projections across the street and holding art activities in the Community Garden, with the hope of converting Lawton
Street into “one big art installation”.
She said: “My aim is to bring artists, shops, and the local community together to see the street in a new ay, by creating an illumination of art in Congleton that will bring life to the area at night.”
The event, the first of its kind in the town, is free to attend and runs from 5 to 10pm. For more information, visit streetsofpattern.co.uk
Chris Young Congleton reporter
Telephone: 01260 285968
THE SALE BALLOONS WILL BE
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The Prescription Centre rovides a new and innovative service for ordering your repeat rescriptions.
Established by long-term harmacist Steve Bell, The Prescription Centre brings a fast and reliable prescription service to the community providing free ordering, collection and delivery of prescriptions from doctors’ surgeries in the area.
Areas covered include Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Biddulph and Scholar Green.
Mr Bell said: “I have been a pharmacist for more than 25 years now and have seen how important healthcare provision is to the local communities”.
Customers can order their prescriptions online or by telephone and arrange a prescription delivery that fits their schedule. Whether customers work full time or struggle to get to a chemist or doctor’s surgery, The Prescription Centre will order the prescription and tailor delivery to each person’s needs. You may also collect your prescription from the pharmacy at a time to suit you where you can access a wide variety of free NHS services.
Mr Bell added: “As we are part of an established community pharmacy, we offer free healthcare advice to all our customers. If customers need to discuss medication or just feel under the weather, a pharmacist is always contactable for advice throughout the day.”
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