JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2020 2 Follow us on Facebook: Cheshire Independent Independent CHESHIRE No part of this publication may be used or reproduced without the express permission of the publisher. Every effort is made to ensure that the articles and advertisements that are carried are authentic, however the publisher of the Cheshire Independent accepts no responsibility for claims made. Investors in Publishing Ltd 2020. Cheshire Independent is published monthly by Investors in Publishing. Publishing House, 3 Bridgebank Industrial Estate, Taylor Street, Horwich, Bolton BL6 7PD. Tel. 01204 478812 Fax. 01204 667345. www.independentnewspapers.co.uk SalesDirector: ROBINATKINS 01625 501675 email@example.com Editor: JOHNPATRICK firstname.lastname@example.org Classified Sales: JESSICA MUSCHAMP 01204 478812 email@example.com The New SUPERB TRADITIONAL AND INDIAN SET MENUS Fantastic 4 Course Golden Banquet from our A La Carte menu Just £16.95 TAKE AWAY SERVICE On orders £15 or over within 3 mile radius, otherwise a charge will apply NOWTAKING BOOKINGS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY THE PERFECT VENUE FOR THAT SPECIAL NIGHT The New Shalimar, 100 Chestergate, Macclesfield SK11 6DU Telephone 01625 614734 or 01625 435400 www.thenewshalimar.co.uk MORE than seven people a day were arrested during Cheshire Police’s Christmas crackdown on drink and drug driving. The force revealed that they arrested 230 people during the month long operation which ran from December 1 to New Year’s Day. It saw officers out on the county’s roads targeting those motorists who chose to get behind the wheel after having an alcoholic drink or taking drugs, and in the mornings when they could have still been over the limit. Superintendent Jo Marshall- Bell, who heads up the force’s Roads and Crime Unit, said: “For motorists to get behind the wheel after having an alco- holic drink or taking drugs, even though they know the risks could be fatal, baffles me. “We do not go out policing the roads for the sake of it – we are doing it to save lives. If you are willing to put yours or innocent road users lives at risk then we will take action, and 230 people in Cheshire will face the consequences of their reckless and selfish actions. “People are often quick to assume it is just young drivers who drive after having a drink, but the data tells us that the most common age range for those arrested for drink-driving is 35-39, showing that people of all ages are choosing to drive under the influence of alcohol. “Making Cheshire’s roads as safe as possible is of upmost importance to me and my team and rest assured, we will con- tinue to target those road users intent on committing one of the Fatal 5 offences: careless driving, speeding, drink/drug driving, using a mobile phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt. ” COUNCILLOR Kathryn Flavell has been named as Cheshire East Council’s new cabinet member for children and families. She is ward member for Sandbach, Elworth and has served as deputy cabinet mem- ber for children and families and as a member of the local authority’s corporate parenting committee. Council leader Sam Corco- ran said: “I am very grateful to Councillor Flavell for stepping forward into this important role. “Kathryn worked closely with the previous cabinet mem- ber, the late and much missed Councillor Dorothy Flude, and I know that she is pas- sionate about the welfare and wellbeing of our children and families.” Councillor Flavell, pictured, said: “Our ambition is for every child and young per- son to have the best start in life, to be safe, happy, healthy and to reach their full potential.” She added: “I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the late Dorothy Flude and her absolute com- mitment to improving the lives of all our children. “I am both honoured and humbled to be stepping into the shoes of such a hardworking and well-respected councillor. I am looking forward to the challenges ahead and will do my very best to help deliver our ambition.” Kathryn is children’s champ 230 arrests in festive crackdown NEWS IN BRIEF THE Halle’s latest afternoon chamber concert at Bramhall Methodist Church will take place on Saturday February 1. The Halle’s youngest principal player Sergio Castello Lopez will be joined by the Liang string quartet to perform one of the masterpieces of the chamber repertoire, theBrahms Clarinet Quintet. Also included in the pro- gramme, which starts at 2pm, is Schubert’s Quartettsaltz and Haydn’s string quartet op 20 no 2. Tickets are £11 and £9 (con- cession) Under 18s are free. The admission price includes refreshments. Tickets are available from the church office (0161 439 1204), Thrift Shop, Simply Books (228 Moss Lane) and at the door. WILMSLOW Symphony Orchestra’s next concert will take place on Saturday February 15 at Evans Hall. Works will include Bruch’s violin concerto no 1 played by the popular soloist, Sophie Rosa and Rachmaninov’s symphony no. 2. The concert opens with Nielson’s Maskarade overture as once again the orchestra is presenting a varied evening of music with something for everyone. The performance gets under- way at 7. 45pm. Tickets are £12, concessions £10 and under-18s £2. They are available from: ticket secretary 01925 756144, Bang and Olufsen, Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Therapy, Bank Square, Wilmslow, at the door or via the website:http://www. wilmsloworchestra. co. uk Halle’s musical magic Spring sounds in the air PLANS to build a newScouts’ hut in Macclesfield have been boosted by a cash-rais- ing quiz. The fun-filled annual event, now in its 13th year, raised more than £1,000 for the 3rd Upton Priory Scouts. The cash will go towards its project to build a new scouts hut. The well-attended event saw more than 100 Scout leaders and their family, friends and other supporters get together in aid of the cause. Guests at the quiz in Mottram St Andrew village hall included local MP David Rutley and the major of Macclesfield Janet Jack- son. The troop hopes to begin work on the new scout hut in the summer. This will enable it to more effec- tively carry out its work support- ing the scouts, beavers and cubs who are members. As well as the quiz, the evening saw three of the troop’s adult leaders receive Wood Badges from the Cheshire Scouts District Commissioner Mark Eden. The badge is given to Scouts who have been on a special leadership programme. Anyone interested in getting further involved with the troop’s activities can contact 3rdmacc@ gmail.com for further information. Quiz night is a hit DAVID Keane, police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire, has lent his support to a new national campaign calling for an urgent review into the UK’s assisted dying laws. A CHRISTMAS concert by the Alderley Edge Symphony Orchestra and the Ryleys chamber choir has raised £750 for the East Cheshire Hospice.