A series of changes to bus services across Cheshire East will be taking place from 1st April following the Council’s Bus Review and other changes to commercial (non-subsided) bus services.
The full list of all changes and new timetables can be found on the following link: http://www.cheshireeast.gov.
Maps can be found at http://www.cheshireeast.gov.
As part of the Cheshire East Council budget setting for 2018-19, it was agreed that we should consult on proposals to charge for new and replacement bins in Cheshire East as is the case in many other authorities. Currently, we are supplying 10,000 new or replacement bins per year at a cost of almost £360,000 which is something we cannot sustain.
As part of this process we are undertaking a ten-week public consultation to allow residents to have their say on proposals to bring in charges for new or replacement bins. This consultation began on Tuesday 13th March and will run until Monday 21st May 2018. The survey is available online at the following link: https://surveys.cheshireeast.
Charges will be agreed on an annual basis as part of the council’s fees and charges planning and is likely to be in the region of £30 each for recycling and garden waste bins, £35 for a standard black residual bin, or £25 for a smaller residual bin. A 25 per cent concession will be made for households in receipt of eligible welfare support.
We are also proposing to put the addresses of residents on all new bins, which should help to reduce the theft of bins across the borough.
Copy of letter sent to residents of Higher Hurdsfield parish in January 2016.
As you may be aware your Parish council has recently purchased a public access defibrillator. It has been / will be placed in the telephone kiosk at the bottom of Cliff Lane.
When a person is suffering a cardiac arrest, they lose consciousness immediately and there are no signs of life. The AED delivers an electric pulse through the chest, in an attempt to restore normal heart rhythm. A patient’s chance of survival decreases 14% every minute that passes without defibrillation; with the application of an AED within 5 minutes of collapse the best possible chance of survival is maintained.
The access to a defibrillator and a trained user, on site allows life-saving actions to be administered, possibly before the ambulance has even arrived.
Trained staff and machines on-site ensure a safer environment for the local and wider community. This could quite literally, be the difference between life and death.
To maximise the benefit of the defibrillator we are planning to offer a basic course in Emergency Life Support Training.
The Course run by British Heart Foundation in conjunction with The North West Ambulance Service. It will teach you how to:
• Use the defibrillator
• Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
• Care for an unconscious casualty
• Recognise and treat someone having a heart attack.
The course takes less than two hours and is free of charge to participants.
We plan to have our first course at Holy Trinity Church Hurdsfield on the 30th January 2016; the times available will be advised nearer the time.
We have a limit of 15 people able to attend each course so we will be adding further events depending on demand.
Irrespective of the deployment of the defibrillator, basic knowledge of first aid and CPR is something which could be invaluable.
Please contact us by the email or phone number below, to reserve your place on the 30th or to express your interest in a later course.
tel. 0161 456 8682