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NEW: 'Save our Surgery' February Update

'Save Our Surgery' February Update


Save Our Surgery

Postponement of Consultation process

Please note that the focus groups arranged by Danebridge Medical Practice and listed below have now been postponed owing to the vaccine roll-out programme.






General discussion, medication issues, repeat prescriptions and Disease modified Anti Rheumatology Drugs (DMARD)



Sample drop off



Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents



Alternative model of care

If you have a particular issue which will be made more difficult by the closure of Sandiway surgery then please write to the Practice offering to take part in one of the Focus Groups listed above.

What the Save Our Surgery Action Group is doing:

  • The Action Group has written a Review of the Equality & Quality Impact Assessment (EQIA) carried out by the Clinical Commissioning Group and presented at the Primary Care Commissioning committee meeting in November.
  • This Review has been sent to the chairs of the CCG and PCC and also the chair of the CWaC Scrutiny Committee. The EQIA is, in our opinion, of a very low standard.
  • Edward Timpson, our MP, has informed us that he has written to NHS England asking, among other things, that they intervene and consider the establishment of a Primary Care Network to serve the rural community.
  • Edward is also writing to the Clinical Commissioning Group asking for them to seriously consider how to retain the service level for the affected patients and asking them to talk to other local practices and primary care networks.
  • Councillor Fifield has made contact with the Integrated Care Partnership for Cheshire West and Chester on our behalf and we will be discussing the situation with them.
  • If you are a patient with Danebridge Medical Practice and want to contact the Action Group to show your support for the campaign to keep the surgery open, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you wish to voice your concerns directly to the Clinical Commissioning Group you can contact them at 

NEW: January News from Cuddington Parish Council

January News from Cuddington Parish Council


Refurbishment of 69ers building (behind the Scout Hall)

A funding application to Cheshire Police for refurbishment to the 69ers building has been submitted via PCSO Gillett. Julie - Parish Clerk - is liaising with Steve Chivers who is committed to getting the 69ers ready for the youth services, following lockdown regulations.

Grit Bins

It was noted that Cheshire West and Chester Council provides grit bins if there is greater than a 10% incline of a hill. The parish council consider having more in areas around the village, and decided to continue with CWaC policy, so they will purchase a grit bin for the top of Moss Lane, Cllr’s Edwards, Fifield and Williams are willing to contribute towards the cost of it, out of their member’s budget.

Signage on Social Distancing

Additional signage on social distancing has been erected at Boundary Lane Green Play area and on the village car park.

Report It app

 The clerk has reported potholes in Mere Lane (see picture), Moss Lane and Boundary Lane North.
The parish council urges the public to use the CWaC app to report faults. Once you have downloaded and installed the app you will be able to report issues such as:

  • problems with roads e.g. potholes, street lighting
  • fly tipping
  • dog fouling
  • full bins

PS. An alternative way to report faults to the Council is to use the "Report It" box on the Home page of this website.

NEW: Have your say on the future of recycling and waste disposal

Have your say on the future of recycling and waste disposal in Cheshire West and Chester


Local residents are being asked for their views on a proposed waste strategy which will shape how the Council delivers waste and recycling services over the next 10 years.

The ‘Don’t let your future go to waste’ consultation launched on Thursday 21 January. The consultation describes the current waste service in the borough, shares the challenges and opportunities the Council faces over the next 10 years and asks for feedback on proposed key priorities for the new Waste Strategy and options currently being considered.

The scope of the consultation includes the household waste and recycling collection service, and the way in which the non-recycled waste is processed. Future proposals seek to address how the borough can continue to reduce the amount of waste it produces and encourage greater recycling.

It is envisaged that a new 10-year strategy will support the delivery of the Council’s outcomes and sets out key objectives, policy and waste management objectives, to protect and improve the environment while delivering economic efficiencies, social benefits and value for money.

PRESS HERE for the full Media Release from Cheshire West & Chester + the link to the Survey.

NEW: School Lane is to close for 5 days from Monday 1st February

School Lane is to close for 5 days from Monday 1st February


As you may have noticed from local signage, School Lane will be closed for 5 days commencing on Monday 1st February for safety reasons to enable planned excavation and will be carried out by SP Energy Networks. The detour route during this period will be down Weaverham Road past the Sandiway Surgery.

PRESS HERE for the official 'Temporary Road Closure Notice' from Cheshire West & Chester.

NEW: National Strategy for Disabled People

National Strategy for Disabled People


The Disability Unit at the Cabinet Office is developing a National Strategy for Disabled People. Publication is planned for Spring 2021.

To help the government with understanding the barriers that disabled people face and what it may need to focus upon to improve the lives of disabled people, we need to hear about your views and know more about your experiences. This survey will ask about your life experiences either as a disabled person, a carer or parent or as someone who has an interest in disability issues.

Many people have had big changes in their lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and there will be an opportunity at the end of the survey to state if your life has changed notably due to COVID-19, and in what ways. However, please answer other questions thinking about yourself, your own experiences and your current situation.

The survey will be open until 23 April 2021.  Responses received before 13 February 2021 will inform the development of the National Strategy, while those received after this date used to inform its delivery.

This form should take you around 20 to 30 minutes to complete and can be saved as you progress. You will be routed through the questionnaire based on the answers you provide.  PRESS HERE to start the survey.