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Yesterday our CWaC emergency help line was launched (0300 123 7031), this is for those residents who will be most impacted by Covid 19, our most vulnerable residents and I would urge you to share across your networks. This service will help to ensure that everyone has access to food, medicines and a human being (all be it via a telephone).

FAO Town and Parish Councillors (via the Clerk) 

Tissues and Kitchen roll

Covid-19: Tissues and kitchen roll cannot be recycled and should not be put into your recycling boxes. This is especially important during this time to reduce the spread of infection. Recycling boxes containing tissues will not be emptied to protect our staff from the risk of infection.

If your box has not been emptied for this reason, please put the tissues in your black bin and put your recycling back out on your next collection day.

If you have additional recycling this can be put out for collection next to your box in a suitable, clearly labelled container or carrier bag. Please separate materials in the usual way. This container will be returned to you.

How to deal with your waste if you’re self-isolating

The Government has advised that anyone who is self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of the virus, should treat their household waste as follows:

  •   Personal waste e.g. used tissues, and disposable cleaning cloths can be stored securely within disposable rubbish bags. These bags should be placed into another bag, tied securely and kept separate from other waste within your own room. This should be put aside for at least 72 hours before being put in your usual external household waste bin.
  •  Other household waste can be disposed of as normal.

The advice also says that when cleaning you should use your usual household products like detergents and bleach as these will be very effective at getting rid of the virus on surfaces. Clean frequently touched surfaces.

For more information, read the Government’s stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

I have just been advised by the Ward Councillor for Mickle Trafford that ALL Waste and Recycling centres will be closed until further notice


Derek Bowker

Extremely Vulnerable:

Letters have been sent today by the NHS to people with a list of medical conditions which make them particularly at risk of COVID-19, strongly advising them to stay at home. The advice for these individuals is to stay at home at all times for 12 weeks and to minimise non-essential contact with members of the household to protect themselves.

How You can Help

There has been a great response so far to the call out for a coordinated community response, with over 1,000 people registering so far. All of these people will be vital in our response, particularly in supporting those shielding. Please share the How you can help page widely amongst your friends and contacts so we can join together to support each other and protect our more vulnerable residents.

A lot of local communities have started to take action as residents in west Cheshire show true spirit and unite to tackle the virus. Anyone can decide to set up a community initiative, but it’s important everyone is kept safe and nobody is put at risk. That includes the vulnerable people being supported and those who are supporting them.

Live Well Cheshire West

The Live Well Cheshire West website has a section called Coping with Coronavirus where you can find links to lots of useful resources, as well as a dedicated section for ‘Meals, food shopping and other practical support’ including:

·         local business offering food delivery

·         local services who are offering a ‘drop-off pick up service’

·         details of online food delivery services.

If you are aware of anywhere that should be included in this list, please email the details to: admin@livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Please share this page with all your contacts to get the message out as far as possible.

Affected Buildings and Services

The response to our pandemic is our main priority and our actions are comprehensive and vital to our communities. Inevitably, as we prioritise help to the most vulnerable, there are a number of Council services that have reduced their offer or stopped completely. These changes are listed on our website and communicated through social media.

Please follow the link to keep up to date with advice and help:


I will continue to send through any information that I receive.  I hope you pass this on to anyone who may need it and I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Kind Regards,

Sharon Marshall

Alvanley PC met in the Village Hall on Wed. 4th March.  Items for resolution were the 2020/21 Precept/Defibrillator/Parish Council Vacancies and  Churchyard maintenance.

Various Planning applications were noted together with the many problems regarding road surface deterioration and flooding which it is proposed to have a site visit with the Ward Councillor and the Area Highways Officer.  There was also discussion on the proposed Churches merger.  The litter pick scheduled for Sunday 8th March was confirmed.
The next mtg. will be the Annual Parish Mtg. to be held on Wed. 8th April at 19.00 hrs. in the Village Hall.
This mtg. will now have to be re-organized due to the Coronavirus problem.
If any of our villagers are concerned about the Coronavirus situation please feel free to contact the Parish Council Clerk – Derek Bowker – 07711321455.
Pictures of the Litter pick team –

“A huge thank you to Darren Crawford & The Broadoak Pub Co for replanting the Alvanley Village Planters.”


After a wet start to the day the sun shone at Manley Spring Fair  again this year on Bank Holiday Monday and many people came from a considerable distance to attend the Fair.  This year one of the main attractions was a fabulous interactive Falconry Display by Vale Royal Falconry in which children from the audience were asked to participate.

Delamere Spartans Running Group organised a 10K Trail Run into Delamere Forest, starting and ending at the Fair and the prizes were given out by the newly elected local councillor Mr Hugo Deynem.  The annual Five a Side Football competition held at the Spring Fair, was won this year by children from Alvanley Village School  who beat Ashton Hayes Primary School in the final 1-0.

During the day there was a display of Chainsaw Sculpture by the talented Mike Burgess, and a fabulous carved owl was won by                     in a raffle. There was also a Climbing Wall  run by the local scout group and an Inflatable Obstacle Course for the more energetic, plus numerous stalls with traditional games, face painting, and local produce such as Ollies Orchard apple juices, Larkton Hall Cheese, Burlings Fudge, Candyfloss, jewellery, bags, cakes, a large selection of plants. Manley Online Auction is still going at the time of writing and has raised a magnificent amount of over £700.

The Dog show was extremely well attended and is one of the highlights of the day for many. There was also a Magic Show which were enjoyed by many children, plus close-up magic around the fair afterwards. The Jazz Band from Helsby High School played to a large audience and was extremely well received.

The Spring Fair takes place every other year on the Parish Field in Manley, to raise funds for Alvanley and Manley Churches and many other community groups and clubs. The Fair  was sponsored by the locally based RSK Group Plc.  The whole community was represented with stalls manned by members of both churches, Manley Village Hall Committee, Manley Tennis Club, Manley Social Club,  Manley Pre-School and Alvanley School. A team of locals got together to run the BBQ which supplied delicious burgers and hotdogs from the Manley Butchery.


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