Post Tagged with: "lockdown"

RSPCA sounds horse welfare warning amid 84 incidents in Cheshire

RSPCA sounds horse welfare warning amid 84 incidents in Cheshire

RSPCA has voiced fears a recession will bring “welfare catastrophe” for horses after responding to 84 horse incidents in Cheshire during lockdown.

The charity is bracing itself for an influx of sick and abandoned horses following the pandemic
that will cripple resources.

October 4, 2020
Father and daughter winners of Rotary photography contest

Father and daughter winners of Rotary photography contest

A father and daughter have been named winners of a “lockdown” photography competition run by Crewe and Nantwich Weaver rotary club.

Paddy McDevitt and his daughter Luna won the contest which was organised to raise money and have some fun while supporting charities impacted by Covid-19.

September 15, 2020
Hope House Children’s Hospice reopens in Nantwich

Hope House Children’s Hospice reopens in Nantwich

Hope House Children’s Hospice has today reopened its Nantwich shop following its temporary closure during lockdown.

The move comes after new working practices were brought in to make the shop safe for customers, staff and volunteers.

September 10, 2020
Hundreds of laptops given to vulnerable Cheshire East children in lockdown

Hundreds of laptops given to vulnerable Cheshire East children in lockdown

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Vulnerable children in Cheshire East were given hundreds of laptops from the Government during the coronavirus lockdown, new figures reveal.

The Department for Education provided 200,000 devices to local authorities and school trusts between May and July to help children access remote learning while schools were closed.

September 9, 2020
Wistaston primary school teacher helps parents in lockdown

Wistaston primary school teacher helps parents in lockdown

By Jonathan White
A primary school supply teacher from Wistaston has been helping parents during coronavirus lockdown – by reading children’s stories broadcast live on Facebook!

September 7, 2020
Over 92% attendance at fully open Cheshire East schools

Over 92% attendance at fully open Cheshire East schools

Pupils, parents and staff in Cheshire East have been praised by education chiefs after figures showed attendance at fully open schools was more than 92%.

There were fears that many parents would continue to keep children off school amid the Coronavirus pandemic when classes restarted this week.

September 5, 2020
Crewe Lyceum suspends all shows until February 2021

Crewe Lyceum suspends all shows until February 2021

Crewe Lyceum has had to suspend all its shows until at least February 2021, it has announced.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a crippling impact on the live entertainment sector, with the region’s largest venue suffering most.

September 3, 2020
Future of Wingate Children’s Centre secured in face of Covid-19 impact

Future of Wingate Children’s Centre secured in face of Covid-19 impact

Staff at the charity Wingate Centre in Wrenbury say the venue’s future is secure, despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The closure of facilities and lockdown restrictions hit the charity hard as it was unable to raise vital donations through fundraising events.

August 26, 2020
Cheshire Fire Cadets to build classrooms for children in Nepal

Cheshire Fire Cadets to build classrooms for children in Nepal

A determined group of Cheshire Fire Cadets including one from Nantwich are raising money to finish building classrooms in Nepal.

The team of 13 raised more than £50,000 before lockdown and are now continuing their quest to secure enough funds to finish the school project.

August 20, 2020
RSPCA respond to 2,000 incidents in Cheshire during lockdown

RSPCA respond to 2,000 incidents in Cheshire during lockdown

RSPCA key workers have responded to 100,000 incidents during lockdown – including more than 2,000 in Cheshire.

The animal welfare charity’s frontline officers, animal carers and vets have rescued, treated and cared for animals in need since the country went into lockdown on March 23.

August 17, 2020
Lockdown photos requested for special Cheshire archive collection

Lockdown photos requested for special Cheshire archive collection

By Jonathan White
Cheshire Archives & Local Studies have launched a project to collect images of everyday life in Cheshire during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Life in Lockdown: your stories shared” will create a lasting memory of this unique period – a visual time capsule of everyday life.

August 12, 2020
Wistaston musician stars in high profile online videos during lockdown

Wistaston musician stars in high profile online videos during lockdown

By Jonathan White
A talented Wistaston drummer has appeared in two high-profile online videos during UK lockdown.

Rob Richardson is a member of Cheshire Drums and Bugles, the Royal Welsh Regiment Corps of Drums Association, principal percussionist with Crewe Brass and a Primary School Supply Teacher.

August 7, 2020
READER’S LETTER: Four free parking days by CEC just “a sop” to critics

READER’S LETTER: Four free parking days by CEC just “a sop” to critics

Dear Editor,
Labour-run Cheshire East Council are going to allow just four free days of parking in Crewe and Nantwich a year.

This is just a sop to the mountain of criticism the Labour Council has received from ‘Putting Crewe First’ and many others, for re-introducing car park charges after the lockdown.

July 27, 2020