On 21 November 2013 representatives from Cheshire's Emergency Planning teams, the NHS, Fire & Police Services joined with residents and groups from Ashton Hayes to test the effectiveness of the Community Resilience Plan, drawn up over the past few years by the village Resilience Group with the help of Peter Bulmer of CWAC. The teams examined how the village would cope in the event of a major snow storm and big freeze that latest several days and resulted in the loss of power and gas and closure of all roads. The plan stood up well to the test but we learned a great deal about the practical problems associated with keeping people warm and fed and comforted.
We shall now be having a follow up meeting to amend the plan in the light of our learnings.
Thanks to all those who participated.
We are pleased to report that our PC website now has visits from around 600 unique visitors every month. You can find all the official PC reports and documents on the site in addition to information on the Neighbourhood Plan, Recreation field and download the Around Ashton newsletter.
Our sister site for the Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project still receives 1400 unique visitors per month (8 years since we started the project), many from outside the UK, and has news about the project developments and information on Ashton Hayes Community Energy Company.
Public Health England has issued its evaluation report on Warm Homes Healthy People Fund for 2012/13 in which the excellent work of Ashton Hayes features as a case study (number 15 on page 29). The Fund aims to cut deaths related to cold weather that currently run at 24,000 per year.
ASHTON HAYES and HORTON cum PEEL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN `POP IN` EVENT INVITATION
WHEN: Saturday 23/11/13 from 11.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m
WHERE: Ashton Hayes Primary School
We are holding this event so that we can bring you all the information available about what we have been doing in developing our Neighbourhood Plan. This Plan if approved should influence and provide some control over building development in the area over the next 25 years.
It is really important that we obtain your views and ideas and that you have a chance to comment on what has been done so far. We are at a stage now where proposals and policies are being considered and we want you to be part of that process.
We aim to have the Plan written by the end of March 2014 so this is a critical stage.
for all the details see the FULL NOTICE.