Weekly Update 8 February 2021

Lockdown Quiz

The latest quiz from Julie Clarke (number 45) has been loaded to the website as well as the answers to number 44. Go to the quiz page where you’ll also find this week’s music quiz (number 44) and the answers to music quiz number 43. Our quiz page lists all the quizzes that have been set previously.

Group News

Another of our groups joins Zoom

From 12th February at 2.00pm, the Art appreciation group will meet via Zoom. The meetings will last for one hour, the talk takes about 45- 50 mins and there will be an opportunity for questions and comments at the end. The first talk will be on the Scottish Colourists.

Our Play Reading Group is welcoming new members

We would welcome a few new members to our group, which meets on Zoom on the first and third Tuesdays – 2 pm –3.30 pm.

The aim of the group is to enjoy reading plays in a friendly and safe way without the pressures of learning lines and performing to an audience.  Recently we have read Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington, a real good laugh which has some true to life emotional moments, both happy and sad.

Currently we are reading 10 short plays that have been offered to us via the U3A which our members have been able to print off at home. Once these are finished I expect to get future plays from Knutsford Little Theatre who have supported us for several years now.

Please give me a ring on 07812 051322 if you are interested, for a chat and more information.

Lesley Reed
Group Leader

Member Meetings

Pam, our Member Meetings organiser, has had a low response to the call for interest in holding Member meetings via Zoom. Please visit the national website to see a list of their on-line events – https://www.u3a.org.uk/events/educational-events 

Third Age Trust Magazine

The next issue of this magazine is due through our letterboxes in the coming weeks. As part of your Sandbach U3A membership subscription you’re entitled to a copy but we pay the national U3A for each one. If you don’t read it then please save us some money, and the planet some waste, by changing your preferences on this website.  Please log in and go to ‘MyProfile’ and scroll to the bottom:

Local News

Vaccination Update from Sandbach GPS

SMASH PCN have now vaccinated over 10,000 patients!
The Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green and Haslington (SMASH) PCN, have to date vaccinated over 10,000 patients in first 4 cohorts. This is an incredible feat, a huge thank you and congratulations to all those involved in making this happen as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If on Monday 8 February, you believe you are in one of the top 4 groups and haven’t heard from us, contact your GP practice. Please don’t worry as we will prioritise anyone we may have missed or been unable to contact.

https://healthwatchcheshireeast.org.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccinations/ and https://www.facebook.com/SandbachGPs

Local Issues
A couple of local issues have been highlighted this week:

–  Sandbach Footpath Group’s Chair has raised concerns about the impact of a recently modified planning application on local footpaths. The application is for the Capricorn site, situated between the M6 junction 17 slip road and Old Mill Road (A534), with the land stretching to Church Lane in Sandbach Heath and is open for comments until 23 February 2021
To view and comment on the application, google/search for Cheshire East planning, then click Viewing Planning Applications and enter in the find-box the reference 17/4838C. To open and view a comment, click the left hand blue reference number (17/4838C) for that line. Both the Final Planning Statement and Proposed Block Plan are dated in the right hand column as 01/02/2021.
To comment on the application, click “Comment on this application”, in the yellow box under the map, and enter details etc.

–  Cheshire East Council are inviting comments on proposed changes to the Old Middlewich Road and town centre 20mph and cycle lane changes introduced in 2020.
https://sandbachactivetravel.commonplace.is/proposals/old-middlewich-road-and-town-centre-20-mph?fbclid=IwAR3zi_CdBSTA1Ib427UPfFUM6SRrCOfAa92woVuXIE5r0w7tJPESAXZeLIQ

On a Lighter Note

It’s a little-known fact that Anne Boleyn had a brother called Tenpin.

What’s the leading cause of dry skin? Towels.

I once stayed up all night wondering where the sun went! Then it dawned on me.

Between two evils. I always pick the one I’ve never tried.

Be the reason someone smiles today. Or the reason they drink. Whatever works.

I want to be like a caterpillar. Eat a lot. Sleep for a while. Wake up beautiful.

I told my suitcases that there will be no holiday this year, Now I’m dealing with emotional baggage.

The problem with stealing quotes off the Internet is that you never know if they are genuine (by Abraham Lincoln)