Parish Council meeting on Monday 18 January (via Zoom)
PRESS HERE for the normal timetable for trains up to 15 May 2021.
However, resulting from the worsening pandemic situation, the Monday to Saturday train service on the Mid Cheshire Line will revert to 2-hourly commencing Monday 18 January and until further notice. PRESS HERE for the revised timetable (from Monday 18 January). The Sunday service remains unchanged.
At Cuddington, the Monday to Saturday service will be: To Manchester 0713, 0923, 1123, 1323, 1523, 1723, 1922, 2123 To Chester 0815, 0948, 1148, 1348, 1548, 1748, 1947, 2148
CWaC Council's support for businesses during lockdown restrictions
Businesses in Cheshire West and Chester which are required to close due to the national lockdown Stay at Home COVID-19 restrictions are able to apply for a grant from the Cheshire West COVID Support for Businesses scheme.
This follows the announcement from the Prime Minister, with everyone being urged to Stay at Home and England entering a national lockdown. Throughout the pandemic, officers with Cheshire West and Chester Council have worked to support the borough’s business community and will continue to do so.
It is important that businesses who had submitted an online application and received a grant before 31 December 2020, when the borough was under Tier 2 and Tier 3 restrictions, reapply for a grant now they are have to close. If a business submitted an application between 31 December and 5 January when the borough was under Tier 4 restrictions they will not need to make another application.
It is very important that businesses do not submit duplicate applications as this delays grant payment being made.
PRESS HERE for the full Media Release from Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council.
The ARK Community Cafe is extending the delivery of a free packed lunch service
Important message from the Ark Community Cafe team:
"The ARK Community Cafe is extending the delivery of a free packed lunch service each Friday until the end of February. This is for anyone requesting it who is elderly, isolating or shielding during lockdown. To order, phone Kathryn, 07955 600570 Wednesday mornings, 9.30-12. Choice details will be on our Facebook pageat the beginning of each week and orders will be taken on Wednesday morning.
We're looking forward to seeing you all again soon! "
'Save Our Surgery' January Update
Primary Care Commissioning committee
The Primary Care Commissioning committee (PCCC) (a sub-committee of the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group) met on 5 November to make a decision on the Danebridge proposal to close Sandiway Surgery. The Save Our Surgery Residents Action Group produced and presented a second report for that committee.
The PCCC decision was to defer their decision until their next meeting on 4th February at the earliest. The chair of the PCCC has now written to the Practice to confirm next steps and future actions Danebridge have been asked to do the following:
Carry out a full assessment of the impact on patients
Justify the choice to upscale Kingsmead as opposed to refurbishing Sandiway
Find solutions for patients with regard to: - meds monitoring, handling repeat paper prescriptions - blood tests, samples collection.
The PCC have requested that this work should be done through conversations with local patients. The idea of focus groups has been suggested.
The following Focus Group Meeting dates were issued by Danebridge but these dates will now have to change due to the Vaccination program priorities:
12 noon to 13:15
General discussion, medication issues, repeat prescriptions and Disease modified Anti Rheumatology Drugs (DMARD)
12 noon to 13:15
Sample drop off
12 noon to 13:15
Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents
12 noon to 13:15
Alternative model of care
The PCC were clear that there is still work to do before they can support an application for closure of Sandiway, and have given Danebridge a great opportunity to engage properly with their patients to explain to them the reasons they want to close the surgery, to resolve the issues listed and to reassure their patients that they are not being left to fend for themselves for Primary Care in Cuddington and Sandiway.
Where We Stand:
It is very clear now that Danebridge do not want to keep Sandiway Surgery, regardless of our views, but expect to retain the patients.
The only way a surgery will be maintained in Sandiway is if the CCG refuse to allow its closure and then take on the responsibility to find a practice willing to take on the surgery building.
With that in mind the Save Our Surgery Action Group has met with our MP Edward Timpson who has written directly to the NHS North West and has also agreed to write the Cheshire CCG and also to the Government Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care.
What Patients Need to do:
If you are a patient at Danebridge and have been invited to take part in a focus group discussion then please do.