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THE VLinking ILLAGES MAG local business and community June 2020 Holmes Chapel Brereton Cranage Goostrey Allostock Your local trusted tree surgeon ALAN BETHELL LTD Tree Surgeon Holmes Chapel Hedge Trimming Tree Pruning Tree Felling Stump Grinding Wall Climbing Plants Pruned Alan and his team have consistently provided excellent and amazing service for the parish council ranging from large tree removal and annual maintenance at the community centre and often at short notice many other tree and hedge activities around the village Holmes Chapel Parish council We always use and would highly recommend Alan and his team for any work you would need doing in your garden they are very professional and leave my garden and trees looking amazing every time Sarah info treesurgeonsholmeschapel co uk Call us for a free quotation on 01477 533 900 www treesurgeonsholmeschapel co uk

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Contents In this June edition From The Editor Let s talk legal Cider VE Day how we celebrated Technology Our local heritage Safer motoring Fitness PCSO Report FOGS Parish Council news Grandma s kitchen Health Ready reference Page 4 Page 8 Page 12 Page 16 Page 20 Page 24 Page 26 Page 30 Page 34 Page 38 Page 44 Page 50 Page 54 Page 58 Contact Information Katy O Regan Editor advertising distribution katy thevillagesmag com 07541 600 131 Matt O Regan Digital matt thevillagesmag com The Villages Mag offer a local business the opportunity to reach over 4000 homes and provides the communities of Holmes Chapel Brereton Cranage Goostrey Allostock with local services stories and information Office telephone number 01477 518 252 www thevillagesmag com Servicing Repairs Spare Parts PLUS Toro Viking many more Call for a free quote friendly advise 01270 761408 sandbachmowersandrepairs btinternet com Unit 10 Lodge Road Sandbach CW11 3HD 2

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From the Editor W e have definitely felt a better sense of positivity in local businesses as we have put together this edition of The Villages Mag All we can do is support local businesses when we need their services and we have a good mix in this edition We have some new businesses too Reuben Alcock Vintage Antiques offer a fantastic array of antiques and collectables The Playground Co who supply and fit artificial grass to enable you to get the best out of your holiday at home in the garden Elizabeth Alcock Independent Partner at Flamingo Paperie who has a wonderful range of cards wrap and gift kits and The Kitchen and Bedroom Hub producing and fitting high quality kitchens and bedrooms All of these businesses are closely linked to Holmes Chapel and the Villages this makes me so proud to be part of our entrepreneurial and hardworking community I wish you well in the coming weeks and stay safe Katy Can You Help Feed Those in Need Join Living Room Fitness Today No Already Raised 1 500 Equipment Required Sign Up Today No Credit Card No Spam Suitable for ALL the Family Even FIT Grandad Sign Up Today www livingroomfitness co uk ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE STOREHOUSE FOODBANK IN CONGLETON 4

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Let s talk legal S eparating during the Covid 19 outbreak It is inevitable that if you are contemplating a separation or divorce you will question whether your options are effected by the Covid 19 pandemic Evolve Family Law have been advising those separating during the lockdown with appointments available via video Skype or telephone It hasn t been an easy time for any family let alone those living together but knowing that they want to separate or divorce We ve had enquiries about whether or not it is possible to get divorced at the moment The answer is yes it is The family court has remained open throughout the coronavirus crisis receiving paperwork by email and progressing different types of family law proceedings such as divorce child custody financial settlement claims and injunctions where there are allegations of domestic violence During the lockdown many digitally savvy family lawyers were able to continue to work remotely taking instructions to commence divorce proceedings and resolving child arrangement and contact problems as well as sorting out financial issues such as questions about varying levels of spousal maintenance or child support or negotiating 8 financial settlements The frustrating thing for many separating couples was their inability to physically separate and get on with their plans to rent or buy a property The easing of the lockdown and the re opening of estate agents for house purchases and rentals will be a very welcome relief for those contemplating a separation or divorce Likewise for those couples who have or are in the process of negotiating a financial settlement the key to getting things moving for them was often the ability to get their house sold Some husband and wives are understandably nervous about taking the decision to separate now or to start divorce proceedings As divorce solicitors we know just how hard it can be to make the decision to end a relationship let alone to do so during the Covid 19 outbreak If you are thinking about a separation or divorce it is best to take some legal advice With the easing of lockdown the temptation may be to leave the family home as soon as you can That decision isn t always in your best interests so it is preferable to speak to a divorce solicitor before moving out however much of a rush you are in after what has felt for all of us to some degree living in limbo in lockdown Evolve Family Law

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Cider N ow the weather is changing for the better there s a big temptation to reach for something cold and refreshing when relaxing outside Often and as much as we like them a beer doesn t always cut the mustard and we need something a little sharper or sweeter That s where a nice cold glass of cider comes into its own There s something about the gentle fizz the sharp tang and sweet aroma that makes the hard graft worth it we all know that ahh that comes after the first gulp Cider has been around in this country for a serious amount of time but it was the Roman s that brought with them the concept of cultivating apple trees to harvest the fruit Because most orchards were from seedlings the taste of apples varied from those sweet and edible to those whose bitterness and sharpness needed a bit of extra work to make them palatable hence they started making cider as we know it The Normans took this base and went further still by introducing orchards and improved presses to get more juice out As the centuries passed the climate and soil conditions in Hereford Worcestershire and Somerset proved to be the better places to grow apple trees on a commercial scale and sadly the smaller regional ciders slowly went into decline We as a nation are one of the worlds biggest consumers of cider if not the biggest so i t s no surprise that there are plenty of different ways to enjoy a glass or 2 12 Here are a few different recipes that you can try if you fancy spicing up your evenings or brunches in the sun Cider mimosa A different take on the classic Bucks Fizz take some well chilled sparkling cider and add to a champagne flute filled with chilled fresh orange Add a splash of ginger liqueur or triple sec and enjoy Cider Margarita Serves 2 1 3 pint 180ml cider 4 shots tequilla 1 shot ginger syrup 1 shot orange liqueur Grand Marnier Put all the ingredients in a jamjar or shaker filled with ice Shake until well chilled strain and pour into a glass For extra zing mix some sugar and ground cinnamon together place on a saucer and dip the rim of the glass into some cider before dipping into the sugar mix If you haven t got any ginger syrup take cup sugar cup water and a good inch of fresh ginger grated Add to a pan boil until the sugar s dissolved cool and strain Cider Sangria 2 ways In a large jug pour a bottle of wine some sliced strawberries oranges and limes and fresh mint Add a cup of lemonade and cup of lime juice Stick in the fridge for half an hour Just before serving add a load of ice and 2 bottles of your favourite cider Alternatively take 700ml pure apple juice 4 shots vodka 4 shots orange liqueur cored and sliced apple peeled orange segments cubed melon cantaloupe honeydew and inch peeled fresh ginger Add to a jug and refrigerate for a couple of hours Take out the ginger add a load of ice and gently pour in a large bottle 750ml of sparkling dry cider And on that note I ll leave you until next time stay safe stay home if you can and look after yourself and your family Rich The Beer Emporium

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VE Day 75 how we celebrated 16

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Thank you to Naomi Smith Photography for images 17

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Backups E verything you own breaks Your washing machine your lawnmower your car your television your coffee machine Everything gets old and dies Computers are not exempt One day you will turn it on and it will refuse to boot Or there will be some distressing noises and your lifetime s photos will have disappeared I am frequently contacted by people to whom this has happened and they all say two things It worked yesterday and No I haven t made any backups Let me tell you an immutable law any file you only have one copy of you will lose At some time that drive it resides on will break and you won t get it back So it is simple make at least three copies of all your irreplaceable files one on your computer the primary copy one on a hard drive or memory stick that you keep at home one that is off site i e not where it could be stolen or lost in a fire at the same time as your computer That off site copy might be at a friend s or a cloud copy like Microsoft OneDrive or Google Drive which have the advantage of running all the time Either way you have one copy to hand for convenience and a backup backup in case of disaster 20 But how Firstly you need something to copy onto The cheapest option is an external drive also called a USB drive A better option is a Network Attached Storage device NAS which you link to your network and is always available and is a good option if you have more than one computer in the house Secondly don t rely on manual copies as you won t remember or things will go wrong Get a proper backup program that makes the backups to a schedule and reminds you if it needs that USB drive to be plugged in EaseUS Todo Backup Free is simple and reliable but there are many offerings out there Such a program will also make system backups which are essential different from file backups and will let you recover your machine if it won t even boot up Thirdly I recommend professional advice to get you started the right way and give you peace of mind More information can be found on my website at www goggleboxtech uk blog Andrew GoogleboxTech

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WE ARE OPEN However we have made some changes to the way we do things to ensure that we all stay safe The farm is CLOSED Collection Orders can be made and allocated a collection time Deliveries are also available Payments must be made electronically before collection delivery We want to keep everyone safe during this time so would encourage people to stayathome and book a delivery now stayathome Beautiful greeting cards gift wrap craft kits in stock Available for local contact free delivery Contact Liz on 07946133923 or elizabethalcock outlook com Elizabeth Alcock Independent Partner at Flamingo Paperie flamingoelizabethalcock Brochures available on request Give us a call or see our web site 01477 532 594 07836 343 496 www carbuttsturf co uk Your friend in the tech trade I I I PC and Laptop Repairs Health Checks Tuition and Advice TV Aerial Satellite Call Andrew 01477 771774 Computer Television Internet Stay connected and in touch GoggleboxTech can help with your computer laptop and TV problems Many issues can be resolved over the phone or remotely but full PPE will be worn if a visit is necessary For repairs we collect from you and sanitise machines before return See our website for tips and information www goggleboxtech uk Mobile 07766 985 029 Email tv goggleboxtech uk www goggleboxtech uk 23

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Our local heritage T he site of Cranage Airfield was chosen for use as a training and maintenance unit in August 1939 Originally just a grass airfield with three runways these were upgraded with Army Track Wire Mesh then replaced with American Metal Planking in April 1943 It had 8 blister hangars for maintenance use At Byley close to the airfield was a Vickers Armstrong factory assembling Wellington bombers The completed aircraft would be towed from the factory to the airfield for their first test flight and then onward for delivery Several flying units were based at the airfield The first was No 2 School of Navigation formed on October 21st 1940 It operated twin engine Avro Ansons for training navigators In 1942 it was renamed the Central Navigation School and was increased to 58 Ansons From December 1940 the airfield also housed its first operational squadron 96 Squadron was equipped with Hawker Hurricanes and operated in the night air defence role It mainly protected the industrial and port areas of Liverpool Then in July 1941 1531 Flight was formed as a Beam Approach Training Flight using the Airspeed Oxford When the Central 24 Navigation School was moved out to RAF Shawbury Cranage became the home of the Repair and Inspection Squadron of Servicing Wing In 1944 the USA Army Air Force 14th Liaison squadron worked from the site operating Sentinels This unit was part of the 9th Air Force and General George Patton s 3rd Army Patton himself visited Cranage Airfield in May 1944 from his nearby headquarters at Peover Hall where he was staying while he prepared for Operation Overlord and the Normandy landings As the war drew to a close flying at Cranage was reduced A detachment of No 12 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit operated there from February 1945 The only flying unit operating from the airfield after the war was No 190 Gliding School which was formed in May 1945 using Kirby Cadet gliders It operated from the site for two years Cranage Airfield did suffer casualties aircraft crashed on take off and landing and during test flights after aircraft had been assembled or repaired The war graves of 16 aircrew can be found in the churchyard of St John Byley These include 13 from the UK 2 Australians 2 Canadians and 1 from New

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airfields could be targets in a strategy aimed at capturing them and so pillboxes and battle headquarters were added Historic England listed the airfield remains as a Scheduled Monument in July 24th 2002 Zealand Their ages range from 19 to 31 they made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of this nation Flying ceased from the site in 1947 but was used for storage and maintenance In 1954 the airfield was allocated to the USAF as a satellite for their site at RAF Burtonwood It was home to a detachment of 7493 Special Investigation Wing and 7523 Support Squadron and a number of their non flying units were also stationed there At the end of June 1957 the USAF returned the base to the RAF and it was closed permanently in 1958 with the hangars being dismantled and sold Remains of part of the airfield defences of RAF Cranage survive well including some of the battle headquarters a gun pit three pillboxes and a night accommodation aircrew sleeping shelter These are rare survivals nationally and they illustrate well some of the measures taken to protect airfields from the threat of capture These airfield defences were constructed in two phases In the 1930s they were designed to provide protection from air attacks but in the spring of 1940 it was realised that V E Day 75 Map of Holmes Chapel Those residents in Holmes Chapel will find a free map enclosed with theirVillages Mag The map has been produced by the Holmes Chapel and District U3A Local History Group and has been funded by Holmes Chapel Parish Council as part of the commemoration of VE Day 75 The map highlights locations in and around Holmes Chapel which had a role in the life of the village during WW2 For those seeking more information visit www holmeschapelhistory co uk where all the locations identified on the map are described in more detail along with additional photographs Holmes Chapel U3A Local History Group Hut Union d in Mothers ion Hut erecte and thers Un e where 2A 2B hut The Mo rac oden orland Ter 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Safer motoring W e have all be using our vehicles a lot less during the lockdown so here s a short simple quiz to challenge the motorists and other road users amongst you Be honest and have a go at the questions without cheating The answers are printed on page 58 5 Who operates and maintains the motorways on his her behalf 1 In motoring terms what do the letters DVLA stand for 8 What is the geometric shape of the majority of Warning Signs on the roads of the UK 2 If you have SORNed your vehicle what have you done 3 What is the legal minimum tyre tread depth in the UK What can you use to test this very simply 4 What is the title of the government minister responsible for motorways and trunk roads in the UK 6 Where a road is classified as a Primary Route which three colours make up the route signage 7 Which two colours make up the route signage on the UK s motorways 9 On the roads of the UK what does a circular sign with a red border signify 10 What does a circular sign with a white background and a black diagonal line signify IAM RoadSmart Congleton and Macclesfield Wills Lasting Powers of Attorney Probate Inheritance Tax planning International estate planning Fixed fee legal advice in plain English Telephone video meetings available Website Email Knutsford Sandbach 26 www spallclark co uk info spallclark co uk 01565 373 378 01270 868 373

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Fitness P ush and Pull Motivators As the lock down continues gyms remain closed and lifestyles upside down we must remain focused on our goals and motivated to keep pushing forward with our health and fitness goals Motivation is what gives us a desire to behave in certain ways or the reason why we have taken a certain action This motivation can be from a negative perspective in that we were trying to get away from an outcome or from a positive perspective we are trying to achieve a certain outcome When it comes to health and fitness how we process these different motivational factors may be the answer to why we cannot sustain our health and wellness journey Push and Motivation Pushing away things we don t want is a natural behaviour we are motivated to make a change away from a painful or undesired state People can be highly motivated to make change when they are unhappy with the current situation An example of a push motivator would be when you can t fit into your jeans anymore and feel embarrassed and humiliated buying 30 the next size up Pull and Incentive While push is defined by the term motivation the pull side of the theory of motivation is defined by the word incentive and incorporates a desire for an end result We move toward incentives by choice not being forced or pushed towards them The closer we get to an incentive the more we want it and try to get it as if it is pulling us to the end goal Things that are incentives pull us towards them because the desire for them comes from within ourselves This is the main difference between push and pull motivation push motivators are external forces while pull incentives stem from chosen goals Goal Setting Push and Pull When we set out on a fitness journey we are always encouraged to set goals as it is a proven method to help us remain on track When we have clarity focus and a destination we are much more likely to succeed Now should be no different Both push and pull factors help us to understand our desired destination however

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once you have clarified where you want to go it is our pull motivators that will then support us to achieving this When you are purely focusing on the push motivators the dislikes on the what if s and the emotional discomfort you will create a fear based mindset when trying to achieve your goal This creates a desperation energy that creates feelings of uncertainty and insecurity In this mindset you are much more likely to make emotional irrational and illogical unconscious decisions that will sabotage your journey When you focus on the pull incentives the desires the success and the emotional gains you will create a gratitude based mindset allowing you to celebrate the little wins when trying to achieve your goals This creates excitement about what you are moving towards and clarity that you will achieve your goal it is just a matter of time In this mindset you are able to step into your best self and are much more likely to make consistent controlled and logical conscious decisions that is congruent with the person you are growing into each day Today spend some time focusing on your goals your motivations and methods Next write it down A study by Dominican University found that you are forty two times more likely to achieve a goal that is committed to paper Allow us to support your lock down fitness journey by joining us at 8am every morning LIVE on Facebook for a workout in your living room Jack JWC Health Fitness 6 WEEK FITNESS REVIVAL PROGRAMME LIMITED NUMBERS AVAILABLE RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW Private consultation 6 x 1 1 PT sessions 6 x group PT classes Nutritional guidance Results tracking SAVE 133 Head to our website for more details and to reserve your place www jwchealthandfitness com 01477 412770 info jwchealthandfitness com 31

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PCSO Report W e appreciate our articles would usually give readers information on what your local community police team had been up to over the last few weeks such as meetings with local partners and road traffic operations being held With everything currently we are limited with social contact and therefore we wanted to take this chance to talk about some of our media campaigns Cheshire police are opening the door on unhealthy relationships Are you or someone you know in a relationship that doesn t feel quite right Is one person in the relationship controlling manipulative abusive or violent If so this is an unhealthy relationship and is defined as domestic abuse In our current situation it is vital that victims of domestic abuse know how and where to access support Our message is simple you are not alone Cheshire Police are holding online domestic abuse surgeries which provide a safe and secure outlet for people to get in touch with us and support services to get vital advice about how to stay safe You can find more information on these surgeries on the Cheshire Police 34 Facebook or Twitter pages On news for the community a 35 year old man has been handed an eight year prison sentence after admitting armed robbery offences Daniel Monk pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery in Cheshire Monk committed the first offence in Rode Heath armed with a crowbar before continuing to the Post Office on Main Road in Goostrey where he threatened the shopkeepers before stealing a large quantity of cash Detective Constable Kevin Lloyd who oversaw the investigation stated he was delighted that Monk had received a further eight year custodial sentence to add to the five years he was already serving If you are interested in more of our activity please follow us on social media where we are able to speak directly to you as our community about incidents and crimes we are finding in the area Please like our Facebook page Dane Valley Police or follow or Twitter account DaneValleyPol Once again to each and every one of you that is helping us and your community to stay safe thank you Liz Chesters PCSO

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Established 50 years this year We are an independent long established family run business started 50 years ago in 1970 by Mike and Elaine Tuckman Originally located at Parrs Wood in the early 70s we moved to premises on Church Road in Cheadle Hulme in 1977 relocating to our current premises at Holmes Chapel MOT Centre on Middlewich Road in May 2015 The garage is now owned and managed by Mike and Elaine s son Simon Servicing Repairs on all Makes Models Tyres Exhausts Batteries Bodywork Repairs MOT Preparation Failure work Welding Repairs Race Rally Preparation Classic Car Restoration During this time we will also be giving priority to anyone working for the NHS other emergency services and care workers ensuring their vehicles are rst on the list We are also o ering free Vehicle safety checks to NHS sta and care workers Stay safe regards Simon 35

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EXPERTS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT Prompt friendly service Domestic commercial All sizes of skip available Loading service available AM Skip Hire Holmes Chapel family business that has been providing an outstanding personal skip hire service in the local community for over 25 years When we deliver collect skips we use appropriate proceedures all paper work will be completed electronically where possible TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AM SKIP HIRE CALL 01477 535 380 or visit our website www amskiphire co uk 37

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FOGS A t present Government advice about social distancing and self isolation means that FOGS working parties cannot take place However we have time to reflect on the successes of our volunteer group and to plan future activities As soon as FOGS was founded in 2013 members started work to improve both the bank above the car park and the land beside the path to the Crewe platform The grass was cut regularly and a variety of bulbs and flowering plants introduced Hedge saplings donated by the Woodland Trust were planted Passengers supported our aim After years of neglect we wanted to make our village proud of Goostrey railway station Soon passengers were also enjoying displays of plants on the platforms With help from Lowe s of Byley and later from Hassall s of Goostrey tubs and hanging baskets were placed near the entrance and exit to each platform to maximise the impact But there was a problem The water supply had been cut off about 20 years before when the station became unmanned FOGS members erected a water butt for filling watering cans behind the platform shelter but during dry summer months the container was empty FOGS offered to pay the majority of the cost of re installing water at the station and Northern Rail agreed to fund the installation of pipes and a tap In May 2015 the FOGS treasurer paid nearly 1 000 and the cheque was processed within a month Northern Rail provided a lockable tap and laid piping from it to the place where United Utilities 38 said they would make a connection to the mains via a water meter But it took many months of negotiations before the water supply was eventually reconnected Mike Jarvis the chair of FOGS at that time said Getting this job completed took much more effort than it should have done and our late chairman Cyril Caulkin deserves credit for persevering and seeing it through to completion This included using the local press to shame people into action and to obtain a significant discount on the installation charges Last year bug hotels and boxes to attract birds and bats were erected to make the area around the station more wildlife friendly and we received a Wild About Goostrey gold award Consistent effort over several years has helped the group to win several competitions In 2014 Goostrey was judged the Most Improved Station in the Cheshire Best Kept Station competition In 2017 and 2018 FOGS was rewarded for involving members of our local community by receiving the Youth Challenge Award and the Diversity Award In 2019 a photo of two volunteers relaxing in the seating area on the Manchester platform was voted the best in a national competition organised by Community Rail They also shortlisted Goostrey at gold level in the category It s your station New volunteers are always welcome even though we cannot physically be at the station at present For more information please contact Dave Roberts vice chair on sharp shooter talktalk net Friends of Goostrey Station

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A special tribute for our friend It is with the greatest sadness that we have to reflect that a tragic accident has taken the life of our lovely Programme Secretary Helen Wickham Could we all please take time this month to remember her by spending a silent few minutes paying tribute to our fellow member and very special friend We send our heartfelt sympathy and kindest regards to Patrick Lucy George Helen s mum Dorothy and the whole family We wish George a speedy and full recovery Helen was a lovely kind caring vibrant young woman full of energy and get up and go she had so much more to give She will be sorely and sadly missed Helen would have become Chairman of the Flower Club in March next year and she would have done a fantastic job bringing new ideas and energy to carry Elworth Flower Club forward whilst maintaining the friendly atmosphere exciting flower arranging and fine events that we are noted for elworth flower club passion by design WE STOCK ALL THE BEST BATHROOM BRANDS DESIGN AND FITTING AVAILABLE SHOWROOM OPEN www rokplumbingsupplies co uk Unit 4 Midbrook Way Middlewich CW10 0GR 40 01606 212 232

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Parish Council news Parish Councillor celebrates 40 years of service to residents of Holmes Chapel R ab Parry was elected to Holmes Chapel Parish Council in May 1980 40 years ago Over this time he has served as chairman twice in 1989 90 and 1996 97 and been very active in many other positions on council committees His contribution to parish council business and activities over this long period has been Councils Rab s public service is exemplified by the time and effort he has given to faithfully serve others The Parish Council want to thank him publicly for all his hard work and faithful service Despite the difficulties of these current times we want to take a moment to reflect on all he has contributed and achieved over the last 40 years He has given so much to not only the people of Holmes Chapel but the many organisations who have also benefitted from his wisdom and service thank you Rab and congratulations from us all Community Kindness A local resident and artist has very kindly donated an iPad for the community After much thought about how best to use this it has been donated to The Cedars care home allowing residents of the care home to keep in touch with loved ones during this very difficult extensive and his local knowledge of great use to the council During this time he has also shown great commitment to other organisations including the Cheshire Brine Subsidence Compensation Board Cheshire County Adoption Panel Manchester Airport Consultative Committee and Cheshire Community Action This in addition to having served as a school governor for Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and had various roles as an elected member for Congleton Borough and Cheshire County 44

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ongoing lockdown period We are very grateful to Andrew at Goggleboxtech in Holmes Chapel who has given his time to set up the iPad to make it easy for the staff and residents to use This kind donation could provide many precious moments for these older residents of our community Congratulations to our Clerk W e are proud to announce that our Parish Clerk Tina Cartlidge has achieved the Certificate in Local Council Administration CiLCA qualification gaining Exemplary Submission Status for three out of five units It is also notable that this has been completed ahead of the allocated time frame for the award and obtained during these last few weeks of increased stress and workload due to the COVID 19 outbreak This important qualification allows the Council to re instate the General Power of Competence which is a broad power allowing the council to continue and increase its responsibilities to the parishioners of Holmes Chapel It also allows the Council to continue under the Quality Assurance scheme of which we presently have GOLD status It has been a remarkable year for Tina learning the wide remit that falls to a Parish Clerk as well as undertaking the above qualification Hearty congratulations on this great achievement Community Support D on t forget that if you need some help with basic errands such as food shopping or prescription collection please contact the Parish Office on 01477 533 934 lines open 9am to 1pm Mondays to Saturdays or email Clerk holmeschapelparishcouncil gov uk and we can link you up with a trusted volunteer for help Council meetings K eep an eye on our website for details of upcoming council meetings Legislation is now in place which allows the Parish Council to meet remotely Details of how to join these meetings can be found on the relevant agenda which can be downloaded from our website www holmeschapelparishcouncil gov uk Contacting the Parish Council Our office is closed at present unless by prior arrangement Clerk of the Council Holmes Chapel Parish Council 1 Church Walk Holmes Chapel Cheshire CW4 7AZ 01477 533 934 07484 904 899 clerk holmeschapelparishcouncil gov uk www holmeschapelparishcouncil gov uk 45

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Coronavirus covid 19 update We hope that you are all keeping well during these disturbing times I m sure we are all being a ected either emotionally or nancially Certainly beyond anything that I have witnessed before I m sure you have all HEARD the advice excuse the pun regarding staying at home wherever possible with only very speci c exceptions I of course highly recommend you to do that certainly if you are more vulnerable Hopefully this will be over soon enough and we can all get back to normal I understand how important peoples hearing is at normal times I can only guess that the daily pleasures good hearing can bring must be essential whilst so many other pleasures are currently limited I m listening to the birds singing in my garden as I write this They sound all the more enchanting at this time Of course to hear family the TV and phone are perhaps even more essential Also I m aware of how uncomfortable and disabling an ear wax blockage can feel A blockage left untreated is also unhealthy for your ear as an infection becomes more likely Due to current restrictions I felt the only option was to temporarily close our clinic However I ve been contacted by some people who feel their issue simply cannot wait Under these circumstances I am able to see the Client under very speci c conditions Please remember to wait until this is all over if at all possible Please call for advice If your wear a hearing system most problems are caused by wax on the tip or more often in the lter Filters can be replaced at home Damaged hearing systems can be sent direct to manufacturers or dropped through my letterbox Replacement hearing systems are easily supplied This is a very lonely time for everyone Pick up the phone and keep talking and hopefully you get chance to listen to some birds from the garden park or window If you feel I could help in any way please let me know Keep safe Antony Director Holmes Chapel Hearing T 01477 533620 Holmes Chapel Hearing Centre Parkway Holmes Chapel Cheshire CW4 7BA www holmeschapelhearingcentre co uk holmeschapelhearing outlook com 49

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Grandma s kitchen W Chocolate Chip Cookies Method Preheat oven to 180 160 fan gas Mark 4 Line a large baking sheet with baking parchment Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork until light and fluffy Add the vanilla extract and beat the egg into the mixture In a separate bowl add the flour cocoa powder and baking powder mix it well Add the flour mixture into the batter mix a third at a time and mix well finally stir in the chocolate chunks chips Using a tablespoon spoon the mixture onto the baking sheet it should make approximately 9 cookies Leave enough space between each cookie for the mixture to spread It will flatten out as it bakes Bake in the oven for 14 minutes the cookies will be soft when they come out of the oven so leave on the baking 100g Butter so e all need a bit of chocolate in our lives during these strange times 50 150g Muscava ftened do sugar tract 1tsp Vanilla ex 1 Large free ra nge egg 150g Self rais ing flour 40g Cocoa po wder 1 2tsp Baking powder 100g Chocolat e chunks or chips tray to cool thoroughly The cookies will be soft on the inside almost like a cake Put the kettle on and enjoy with a nice cuppa

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Health D oes anyone feel that they started with great plans for all the things they would achieve during lockdown but now find they haven t achieved these but are feeling more tired even though doing less If so you are not alone We are living through an extremely stressful worrying time All this worry can lead our bodies to be exposed to long term stress which can be very detrimental to both our mental and physical wellbeing and can leave us feeling exhausted but can also dampen our immune systems The good news is there are some easy things we can to help reduce our feeling of stress in these worrying times Eat well Eating a good health diet of unprocessed foods with lots of fruit and vegetables can really help our bodies deal with stress Keep hydrated Drinking plenty of water has lots of health benefits It can reduce the number of headaches we have increase our energy levels improve our bowel function and mental concentration and reduce sugar cravings Enjoy nature It s been shown that spending time in nature can really reduce our stress levels This can be a stroll in the woods but this might be difficult for anyone having to isolate at the moment If you have access to a garden just spending time out there can be just as beneficial Exercise regularly Regular exercise has been shown to reduce stress At the moment gyms are closed but there are lots of other things we can still do Walking or cycling in the country or doing some 54 exercise at home This could be dancing yoga or one of the many on line exercise classes available The main thing is do something you enjoy and have fun Try a hobby or interest you enjoy this can be pottering in your garden or doing a bit of knitting or baking a cake The main thing is it s something that you enjoy and you find it relaxing Stay connected It can be hard with the current restrictions but staying in touch with friends and family is more important than ever Many people are isolating which can also be really lonely It could be phone calls or zoom calls but keeping in touch gives us a support network and lets us talk about how we might be feeling Try to reduce watching the news and social media we obviously want to be informed about the current situation but maybe just watch one news bulletin then go and do something else We can watch news 24 7 at the moment and this can increase our feelings of stress Similarly if you find your social media feed is full of negative news maybe think about limiting the amount of time you spend on it Be kind to yourself Don t put unrealistic expectations on yourself of what you should be doing or make comparisons to what others are doing If you don t come out of lockdown having learned three new languages or being able to bake like Mary Berry it really doesn t matter Wishing everyone stays safe healthy and happy in these difficult times Karen Cheshire Clinical Reflexology

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Ged s passing Gerald Coombs better known to his vast number of friends and former customers simply as Ged died in Cedars Caring Home Holmes Chapel on April 16th He had been in poor health for some time but ultimately became a victim of the Coronavirus He was widely known in Holmes Chapel and outlaying communities as the man who ran the garage in Middlewich Road along with his wife Muriel and it is still referred to by different generations of customers as Ged s Garage even though it has been in other hands for many years and is now the Co op mini market and petrol station Ged a long serving member of the British Legion was also well known for his leading part along with his wife Muriel running the Red Lion pub in Holmes Chapel village centre He was the founder president of the Homes Chapel Rotary Club a touring Father Christmas to children throughout the area for many years and also a Scout Leader in his native Liverpool where he led parades pounding out a booming rhythm on the big bass drum Health problems led to Ged and Muriel leaving Holmes Chapel and retiring to the Mount Pleasant Residential Park in Goostrey 14 years ago Ged was cremated on May 6th at Vale Royal Crematorium where his son Martin said of his father We are here to celebrate a great man who had a successful and fun filled life And there can be no doubt the name of Ged s Garage will live on and on Holmes chapel garden services offer a bespoke gardening service tailored to suit any need We pride ourselves on customer service and job satisfaction For a one to one gardener look no further All green waste removed for free NVQ level 2 Over 12 years experience Weekly fortnightly or monthly maintenance One off garden tidy ups Hedge cutting Call us on Small tree work 01477 533765 Border care 07872 555 043 Lawn treatments Weed killing by herbicide All aspects of landscaping mick holmeschapelgardenservices com holmeschapelgardenservices 22 field view close Holmes Chapel CW4 7FU 56

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