Cheshire Independent Issue 144

FEBRUARY / MARCH 2020 6 Follow us on Facebook: Cheshire Independent MACCLESFIELD’S Arighi Bianchi store hosted a special event to support much needed-fundraising efforts to deliver the new £26.5million Christie can- cer centre in the town. Planning permission for the new centre, which will bring together essential cancer services into one pur- pose-built unit, was granted last September. The focus has now turned to raising the funds needed to make this important new facility possible. Currently, more than £3m has been donated from the local community towards the project. In total, £23m is needed from voluntary funds to help construct the new centre, with a further £3.5m being provided by the NHS. At the event, represent- atives from The Christie, including the clinical lead for the new centre Dr Andrew Sykes, set out the signifi- cant benefits it would have for patients in Cheshire and surrounding communities. The audience heard it would give patients access to state-of-the-art facilities and some of the most advanced treatments available locally. Current and former patients from The Christie in Manchester highlighted the vital impact that the care and treatment that they received from the hos- pital has had for them and their families. Fundraising for The Christie centre CHESHIRE East Council has secured cash funding for a £1million scheme that will see its bin wagons converted to run on home- produced hydrogen. A NEW exhibit at the Lowry Centre in Salford features art from children and adults supported by Stockport charity Together Trust. The work on display has been created by children and young adults who all receive support from its range of facilities and services. THE Annual General Meeting of the Twinning Association of Poynton will take place on Friday March 6 at The Club. The AGM will start at 7.30pm and will be followed by a social evening with entertainment by pupils of Poynton High School, a French themed quiz and a raffle. Bar and light refreshments provided. NEWS IN BRIEF 22 INGERSLEY ROAD, BOLLINGTON NEARMACCLESFIELD 01625 573 006 VICEROY HYDE, GRAFTON STREET HYDE SK14 2A 0161 368 6187 To Start Poppadums and Chutney followed by a Mixed Platter to Share. For the Main course you can order anything from our A la Carte Menu, select a favourite dish of your choice and we will serve it with Pilau Rice and Nan Bread to Share TRADITIONAL MEALS AVAILABLE viceroy indian cuisine excellent value book now! Fabulous 2 Course Lunch or Dinner Just £13.95 - £7.95 for children up to 12 - Open from 1pm to 11pm GIVE YOUR MUM A REAL TREAT THIS MOTHER’S DAY! OFFER 2 FOR 1 MONDAY TO THURSDAY TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The offer applies for sit down meals only – not takeaways. When ordering, please hand this voucher to the waiter. The offer applies to starter and Main courses only. For each starter and main dish ordered, a dish of the same or lower value may be ordered and will be deducted from the final bill. This offer does NOT apply to drinks or sundry items ordered. One voucher is valid up to 4 people per table. No loyalty discount. Not valid on Bank Holidays. VALID AT VICEROY BOLLINGTON & hyde Spring not valid on mother’s day Offer ends Mar 26 FRUSTRATED business owners in Bollington are still waiting for repairs to reopen their road – more than six months after it was seriously damaged by floods. The operators of the Viceroy Restaurant and the Poachers Inn say their businesses have been adversely affected by the closure, caused by a large hole in Ingersley Road. Helen Ellwood from the Poachers Inn says she has constantly tried to get a pos- itive date for the end of the work from Cheshire East Council – to no avail. She A hole lot of frustration said the last written com- munication gave a finish- ing date of January 17. But into February there is still no sign of the work being finished. Frustrated Helen described Cheshire East as “a closed shop”. And one local added: “It seems incredible that China can build a huge hospital in a week and Japan can mend a hole over 100 times big- ger and deeper in 24 hours while it takes us more than six months to mend a hole around 10 metres square!” Now a spokesman for the council has told the Cheshire Independent that the work is “programmed to be completed week commencing March 9.” The council says that the continued wet weather has been a “constant challenge” and the repairs have taken longer than anticipated. The spokesman said: “The road surface collapsed when a culvert failed caus- ing extensive damage. This is a very significant piece of civil engineering work and carrying out the necessary repairs has presented many challenges, including the density of buried utilities, limited access and adverse weather conditions. “We have kept Bollington Town Council and local ward members informed of progress and they have been updating residents in the area. “Letters were sent out informing residents of a ded- icated website providing reg- ular updates. “We acknowledge the work has taken longer than first anticipated and the contin- ued wet weather has been a constant challenge.” Both businesses stress they are very much open for busi- ness. Customers can still visit the Viceroy and The Poachers Inn following the simple to fol- low detour signs situated at the bottom of the road.