2017 OPEN GARDENS SCHEME
The British Red Cross has contacted the Parish Council recently to see if residents would like to help raise funds for the Red Cross by taking part in their annual Open Gardens Scheme.
The 2016 programme was a huge success and the money raised allowed the British Red Cross to continue to provide vital services to help and support vulnerable people in crisis; responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies.
The Red Cross believe that gardens in Disley can offer inspiration to new and accomplished gardeners and visitors and they are keen to add Disley gardens to the open garden list for 2017. By opening your garden, on a day that suits you in Spring/Summer 2017, you will help raise much needed funds for the British Red Cross – nothing could be more rewarding and more gratefully received. You’ll get to show off your garden and meet like-minded gardeners at the same time!
This garden event is also a fantastic opportunity to bring your friends, family and your local community together as well as helping to raise the essential funds needed to support the local services run by the British Red Cross. They ask that all proceeds be made directly to the British Red Cross to help support the local services which they run across Cheshire.
If you are interested in hosting your own garden event, please email Jen at email@example.com or Kerry at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a registration form. The registration form must be completed and sent back to the British Red Cross by Monday 9th January 2017 (deadline may be extended) in order to register for this event.
Consultation on Household Waste Recycling Centre provision
Cheshire East Council has a full consultation of the borough’s household waste and recycling centres currently open and they are keen to hear from as many interested parties as possible.
Please click here to access the consultation portal http://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/HWRCConsultation.
Supporting documents for the consultation are available here www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/waste_and_recycling . All responses must be received by 10th January 2017.
Background statement from Cheshire East
“To continue providing quality services to residents the Council needs to manage significant reductions in government funding and rising costs from increasing demand for services, particularly in social care. These challenges mirror national issues facing local authorities in England.
The Household Waste Recycling Centre Service is expected, like most other Cheshire East Council services, to provide options that could reduce overall expenditure whilst maintaining a service that meets the needs of our residents. The way the service might make these savings is what this consultation is about.
Overall, Cheshire East Council is expecting to see cash reductions of almost £100 million for the 3-year period 2017 to 2020, compared with the 2016/17 budget. The Council is currently conducting a Pre-Budget Consultation on how these financial challenges can be met – you can find more details here : www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/budget. The Pre-Budget Consultation proposes a mixture of raising additional income from local taxation and reducing net expenditure on services. Council Tax increases of up to 3.99% (2% of which relates to increasing Adult Social Care costs) are included in the proposals, and this could provide £45.1 million of income, leaving a further £49 million of savings required from service efficiencies.”
Over the past two years, United Utilities have been building the new service reservoir at Jackson’s Edge. The two tanks are now complete and they have brought back all the material from the storage field to continue restoring the site around the tanks.
UU are now planning to resurface Jackson’s Edge Road and put back the ground outside the entrance to the site. To do this, they will need to close Jackson’s Edge Road. The closure is planned to take place from Monday 12 December until Wednesday 14 December 2016. As usual, the chicanes will be installed on Light Alders Lane and the work should take three days to complete.
If you have any queries, please phone UU on 0345 672 3723 quoting project number 80007626
The 2016 Santa Train is now booked for Saturday 10th December 2016. Organised with the help of The Friends of Disley Station. Santa will be handing out goody bags and will be calling at Disley Station.