Government launches Future Fund

20 May 2020

The Government's £500 million Future Fund opened for applications today, with innovative and high-growth British businesses able to secure investment to help them through the Coronavirus outbreak.

UK-based companies can now apply for a convertible loan of between £125,000 and £5 million, to support continued growth and innovation in sectors as diverse as technology, life sciences and the creative industries.

Housing Secretary's Statement on Housing Market

15 May 2020

Robert Jenrick MP, the Housing Secretary, has said:

Pray for Leah Event from CSW

15 May 2020

Fiona has taken part in the #PrayforLeah video for Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), marking Leah Sharibu's 17th Birthday.

Cheshire East Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) Reopened

15 May 2020

All eight Cheshire East Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) sites are now open, operating seven days a week from 8.30am–5pm. In order to visit you will need to observe social distancing measures which means site staff will not be able to assist anyone.

Cheshire East Council has put additional restrictions and management systems in place to ensure everyone's safety:

Advice for Offices Published by Government

13 May 2020

The Government has published guidance for offices. You can see this attached below.

Businesses Across Congleton Constituency given boost with furlough scheme extension

13 May 2020

Workers and businesses across the Congleton Constituency have been given a boost by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who has announced the current furlough scheme would be extended by a further four months with workers continuing to receive 80% of their current salary.

24 Hours with Spurgeon

13 May 2020

For 24 Hours Spurgeons will be reading and reflecting live on the great works of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, founder of Spurgeon's College London.


Government publishes Coronavirus FAQs: What you can and can't do

13 May 2020

The Government has released a Coronavirus FAQs: What you can and can't do. You can find it here.

As of 13th May, it said the following:

Sandbach School Design & Technology Department Manufactures Visors for Local Care Homes, Hospitals and Other Essential Frontline Services

6 May 2020

Sandbach School's Design & Technology (D&T) Department has been taking part in a national effort, working alongside the Design and Technology Association, to manufacture and supply equipment to essential services.

Sandbach School have manufactured, by the end of April, almost 3,000 visors which have been distributed to local care homes, hospitals and other essential frontline services.

Marking 75th Anniversary of VE Day from Home

6 May 2020

This Friday is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. The Royal British Legion is calling on people to mark the anniversary from their homes.

With members of the public unable to attend VE Day events, the Legion is playing a central role in the delivery of a range of activity including a VE Day broadcast, national moments of remembrance and thanksgiving, and an education pack for people to join in with from home.

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