Fantastic news! We have been awarded Gold again, which makes this three years in a row, excluding 2020 as Covid-19 prevented judging.
Not only Gold though, we have been awarded Pride of Cheshire East and also the Best Large Village award which considering this award covers Cheshire and Lancashire is a truly amazing achievement.
Many thanks must go to the ADAS committee and to all volunteers who helped make this possible and to the residents and businesses for their support.
We have now placed two new benches under the beech tree next to the Co-op. These were funded by our successful application to the Co-op community fund. We have also surfaced the area with Hoggin as the use of the temporary bench had worn away the grass. The temporary bench which was recently re-furbished has been relocated to near BCBM.
The event on the 26th of November went very well with many hundreds of people attending to see the Santa arrive and for the Harthern family switch on the tree kindly donated by The Strangeway family. The event was threatened by the forecast of poor weather but was able to go ahead. However, with the forecast for very strong northerly winds later on we were monitoring the tree through the late evening when at 22.15 very strong gusts of wind blew down Cheshire street and snapped the tree. A sterling effort by the ADAS tree team, committee members, Jay and his building team, Elliot Wollastan and Jame MacGregor cleared the tree to the pavement. On Sunday the tree team including Jonathan Gleave with his Tele-Handler re-erected the tree, albeit six feet shorter. Sadly many metres of lights were destroyed which will have to be replaced.