Cheshire Independent Issue 144

3 FEBRUARY / MARCH 2020 Visit our website: NEWS IN BRIEF Thewinner of theDABANGG Win Dinner for 2 plus a bottle of HouseWine was: MrsWragg fromAltrincham. Many congratulations and enjoy. COMPETITION WINNER MACCLESFIELD MP David Rutley met with members of the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce (LSCT) at a specially-organised event in the Commons to hear their concerns about survivability rates amongst the six deadliest cancers over the last decade. TATTON MP Esther McVey lost her role as housing minister in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle. She said: “I wish my successor the very best and every success.” CHESHIRE’S police and crime commissioner is seeking victim feedback on the support they’ve received from the police and other criminal justice services. It is part of a full victim needs assessment PCC David Keane is carrying out in order to improve victim support services across the force area. Adrian Machin is a Director at Rogers Barber Shops Ltd and has been a Senior Barber for over 30 years. Adrian also provides a traditional barbering service for male residents living in Care Homes across the North West. CARE HOME BARBER Available for bookings at any Care Home in the North West. Specialising in: Dry Cuts • Wet Cuts • Restyles • Hot Towel Shaves • Beard Trims E n q u i r i e s : Ad r i a n@r o g e r s b a r b e r s h o p s . c o . u k D a n i@r o g e r s b a r b e r s h o p s . c o . u k Da n i 0 7 5 0 8 3 3 1 8 2 6 Celebrating those who really care FOSTER carers have been recognised for their dedication and commit- ment to caring for chil- dren at a heart-warming ceremony held by Chesh- ire East Council. Gordon and Jill Harle, from Alsager, who have fostered for 20 years, were recognised at a ceremony in Congleton. Other awards were pre- sented to foster carers from across Cheshire East, recog- nising all they do to nurture and care for some of the bor- ough’s most vulnerable chil- dren and young people. Gordon said: “The best thing about being a foster carer is knowing that the children are safe in your home and watching them grow and enjoy life. “We have fostered seven children and young people full time over the last 20 years, and provided respite care for many more. We are currently looking after two young peo- ple who have been with us for 11 years. “We chose a career as fos- Dedication recognised: (L-R) Gordon Harle, acting executive director of people at Cheshire East Mark Palethorpe and Kathryn Flavell ter carers as our own children were growing up and becom- ing more independent and we felt we had the time and space to help others. Plus, it was always something we wanted to do.” He added: “Being a fos- ter carer is so very reward- ing; we’ve had lots of fun and laughter and enjoyed watching the children grow into adults. “In terms of skills, you need to be prepared to think out- side the box and be a strong advocate for the child or young person. “There are so many good children who need a helping hand to get on the right track of life and we thank Cheshire East Council for this long ser- vice award.” Kathryn Flavell, Cheshire East Council’s cabinet mem- ber for children and families, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the long service and dedication of our foster carers. “I was proud to present awards to those who have shown outstanding commit- ment, providing loving, safe and stable homes to children and young people. I thank them from the bottom of my heart for everything they have done.” She added: “Nationally and in Cheshire East, there are an increasing children and young people who still need a loving foster home. This could be anything from one day a week or a week’s short break respite, to every day for the remainder of their childhood and beyond.” Cheshire East Council would like to hear from any- one who would like to foster and who, like Gordon and Jill, can offer a loving home to a child. If you are interested visit *Terms and Conditions apply. Sold as an agent of Euronics Limited. All rights reserved. All offers are subject to availability while stocks last. Delivery & Installation charges may apply Exclusions and Radius Apply. See in store for full details. Images for illustration purposes only. Copyright Euronics 2020. E&OE February 2020. Expert Knowledge | Super Service | Price Match Guarantee * | Professional Installation Dine in or out with a reward on us worth up to £150 * when purchasing selected Bosch products BOSCH-CHOICE PROMO-LOCAL PRESS ADVERT-LANDSCAPE-GENERIC.indd 1 31/01/2020 10:38 dtL lacirtcelE wolsmliW enaL lepahC 87 , wolsmliW , HJ5 9KS 337525 52610 ku.oc.scinorue.www