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Information about the South Cheshire village of Hankelow

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Covid-19 information and scams awareness session

Debbie Lindop of Cheshire East sent this information:-

You are invited to attend Cheshire East Councils upcoming online Covid-19 information and scams awareness session. This session is available to all Cheshire East residents and those who volunteer or work within our Communities, so please share within anyone you think would benefit from it.

Criminals are using the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to exploit and defraud members of our communities. The fraudsters are using the uncertainty around peoples financial situations, their loneliness and isolation and the vaccination rollout to profit illegally. In order to try and combat these crimes and to support our community to feel/be safe, our session will focus on the scams which have seen an increase during the pandemic, how to spot them, where to report them and the support available to victims. We will be highlighting the work being carried out in our communities by some of our teams and partners. We will cover the vaccination rollout and provide trusted sources of information on Covid-19 topics, so that everyone can keep up to date with the latest information. You will have the option to ask our speakers questions and following the session we will send you an email detailing the various pieces of information we cover.

Date: 9th February 2021. Start time: 1pm, end time: 3pm

Where: Online (via Microsoft Teams)


Andrew Burrows –  Cheshire East Trading Standards Investigations

Annette Lomas – Cheshire East Adult Safeguarding

Sally Wilson – Age UK Cheshire East

Paul Broadhurst – Cheshire East Community Safety

David Whitfield – Cheshire East Public Health

To book your place on the session, email Closing date for bookings is Monday 8th February 2021. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates are available upon request.

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Laptop donation scheme

Debbie Lindop of Cheshire East sent this information:-

The Rotary Club of Nantwich is looking for laptops and tablets

Do you have a laptop or tablet that you no longer need? One of our local computer shops, The Laptop Shop, has kindly agreed to renovate, upgrade and securely wipe (if necessary) for school use They will then be donated to local schools for children who have no or limited ability to access to home internet learning. If the computer is not suitable then it will be recycled responsibly.

If you have any unwanted laptops or tablets for donation, then please ring the Rotary Club of Nantwich on 07973635794 or email and collection will be arranged.  If easier, you can also drop them off at The Laptop Shop, 91 Hospital Street, Nantwich CW5 5RU (but please ring Peter on 01270 620770 first due to Covid restrictions).  Thank you.

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Volunteer Driver Insurance

Debbie Lindop of Cheshire East sent this information:-

We’ve had a couple of queries about volunteer drivers and if still covered under their car insurance, so I thought it would be useful to share this information wider.

It would appear that the previous Association of British Insurers (ABI) scheme of pledges to provide cover for drivers who are volunteering will continue until at least 19/3/21, however, there are different rules for each insurance company about if the insurance company needs to be advised or not. See the full list here.

Please also see links below for further information.

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Thanks from the Browns

On behalf of my husband Tony and myself, we would like to thank all our friends in Hankelow for their lovely and kind thoughts and gifts during our recent dealings with the marvellous Leighton Hospital. We are also reminded by our two daughters how grateful they are for everything that our friends have done in supporting us.

Our youngest daughter has always said ‘Hankelow rocks!!’ true that is.

Eileen and Tony Brown

Once again 'thank you all' !!

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This poem was composed by Jenny Howarth.

Covid - 19

The R rate, it’s getting too high,
Meaning more innocent people will die,
Protests, large groups and so much more,
Please think what your doing, I’m shocked to the core,
It’s a simple request, social distance, keep safe,
It shouldn’t have to be rammed in your face,
It’s not forever, this pandemic will be in our past,
But lets put it there quicker, it’s spreading too fast,
If you look at yourself and think you’ll be fine,
Think of the vulnerable suffering down the line,
It doesn’t take much for this virus to spread,
Family and friends catching it I genuinely dread,
My friends and colleagues, NHS staff,
Are risking their lives, this isn’t a laugh,
It’s much more serious than some people think,
Pushing the country to the absolute brink,
But we can stop this, we can win,
Just listen to the advice and please STAY IN.
It could save your life, your families and friends,
So let’s stop this now and fight for the end.

The poem has also been featured in an article on Nantwich News.

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Most of this information was supplied by Deb Lindop, Community Development Officer at Cheshire East Council.

Cheshire East Coronavirus information.

As well as their Covid 19 information hub, Cheshire East have published information covering various aspects of the Covid 19 situation.

General support and advice.

Press releases

Advice for carers

Domestic abuse

Mental health.


Energy supplies


Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Cheshire East has a number of ways people can continue to get advice at this time. They say:-

  • People can contact us by email and phone; if you have an issue you’d like help with direct from us, complete this form and we will be in touch
  • People can reach us by calling 03444 111 444. This is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • People can chat online to an adviser by visiting the Citizens Advice website at

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