On Saturday the 13th September, Sandbach Ceilidhs - a local voluntary organisation, under the umbrella of Sandbach Partnership - will once again be holding its popular Day of Morris Dancing in Sandbach Town Centre.
Morris teams from around the region have been invited to perform at the Town’s Farmers Market, from 10:30am to 3:00pm. Performances will take place on The Cobbled Square, outside the Old Hall and inside St Mary’s Church Hall.
There will be opportunities again this year for children of all ages to have a go at three of the main types of Morris dances:
Cotswold - the one with the sticks and the hankies and bells, named after the region where a lot of dances were originally collected.
North West - The one with the clogs, taking its name from the North West region of England, the dancers use garlands and ‘mollies’ or ‘slings’, made of twisted cotton rope instead of hankies, and may or may not wear bells.
Border - The one with disguised faces, sticks and ‘tatters’ or ‘rag jackets’. This tradition originates from counties along the Welsh border. Teams are often mixed, with men and women dancing together.
No experience is needed to join in at these sessions, as the Morris dancers will explain what to do.
This free community event will be a lively, colourful display of these and other traditions of Morris Dancing, so bring along family and friends and enjoy the fun.
During the day there will also be opportunties to taste the wonderful food on offer at the Farmers Market, enjoy the BBQ put on by the Old Hall or light refreshments in The Church Hall provided by another local community group. Truly a partnership project!
For more information about the day, contact: Sandbach Day of Dance:
Phone: 01270 765376 or Email: sandbach [dot] ceilidhs [at] btinternet [dot] com
Wesley Centre, Sandbach
Churches Together in Sandbach
especially for those who would otherwise be on their own
For more information and to book please
call 01270 762074
or email kim [dot] stilwell [at] gmail [dot] com
Closing date for booking: 18th December
Transport can be arranged
Please find Sandbach Partnership accounts for 2012-2013 attached
AMT National Convention 2013 – Cheshire East
Cheshire East is to host AMT’s flagship event – the 2013 Annual Convention – after Congleton’s five Town Partnerships submitted an exciting proposal including plans for Convention activity in Congleton, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach.
This year’s Convention will take place on 6 and 7 November and will feature a packed programme to support towns and high streets, as well as the announcement of the Winners of the Towns Alive National Awards.
Delegates will exchange ideas, learn how Government policy will affect them, and pick up new ideas for projects and plans that will boost their towns and high streets.
Speakers & Workshops
Speakers and workshop leaders from all over the UK including policymakers and other key national figures will share their advice. Much of the programme including plenary sessions will take place in Congleton Town Hall, with workshops featuring in Congleton, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Middlewich and Sandbach. All of the five towns have developed active Town Teams and will share what they’ve learned in this process with delegates in special Convention sessions.
2013′s Convention will also feature a park and ride system to link the five towns, so that delegates can maximise the learning experience.
The Convention will be supported by Cheshire East Council and the five Town Partnerships.
Sandbach Workshops Theme
Sandbach Workshops Theme
The 5 Town Partnerships – Achieving More Together
The 5 Town Partnership Forum is a successful model of “super partners” working with a common purpose to enhance the local area by harnessing the support and enthusiasm of local communities.
This interactive workshop focuses on partnership working. It will provide you with the opportunity to find out about:
- Joining together and unlocking the power of local communities.
- The results of active volunteering, and what “interest and involvement of local residents” really means.
- Achieving significant investment from grant funding for things which may seem impossible.
- Working with local authorities to achieve the maximum benefit by sharing resources.
- Our successes but also our failures and how we worked through them.
Whilst we will be sharing some of our achievements we welcome the opportunity to work with delegates to hear about their aspirations, successes and any current issues.
Glyn Chambers, Project Officer from Holmes Chapel Partnership will welcome delegates and facilitate the session. The Chair of Holmes Chapel Parish Council and Mayor of Sandbach Town Council and will also attend, as will the Chairs of Holmes Chapel and Sandbach Partnerships and two Ward Members from Cheshire East Council (who are also members of the Council’s Cabinet).
Sandbach Town Centre Manager Coffee Mornings
Sandbach Town Centre Manager, Amanda Wagg, is holding informal coffee mornings for Sandbach Traders and Retailers on 11th, 12th and 13th March at the Sandbach Town Council Office in Hightown, Sandbach.
Amanda Wagg said, ‘This is a great opportunity for retailers to come and have a chat in an informal atmosphere and talk about what is happening in Sandbach regarding promotions, and also to share ideas. I have already met many retailers over recent months, but I appreciate it is difficult to talk when you are working! I am keen to ensure that all retailers are up to date with developments and progress. I am also hoping to organise an informal evening to discuss using social media to promote your business and how to get a free website, if you don't already have one.
To book a slot between 9.00am and 12.00pm, please call Amanda Wagg on 01270 600825 or email towncentremanager [at] sandbach [dot] gov [dot] uk. Please also get in touch if you would like to be kept up to date via email or if you are interested in the social media / website evening.
Sandbach Partnership AGM will be held on Wednesday 10th October 7pm at Sandbach Enterprise Centre.
All are welcome
As you may be aware, Town Strategies are being prepared for Alsager, Congleton, Middlewich and Sandbach, by the local community, with support from Cheshire East Council, to set out the vision and strategy for the future development of the town over the next 20 years.
Public consultations will take place on these documents, from 2nd March to 2nd April 2012.
An Exhibitions will be held at Sandbach Library on Officers will be in attendance and hardcopies of the document will be available from the Library or CEC reception at Westfields.
Please find attached leaflet, providing you with further details on the consultation. Further information is also available on the web site www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/localplan
Sandbach Partnership Constitution as adopted at the Partnership Forum meeting held on 5th October 2011
The Tree of Light Event will be held on the 8th December at Sandbach Cemetary all are welcome