Cycle repair help
A CYCLE surgery in Blacon was hailed a success.
The surgery, at Dee Point Centre, was set up by Cheshire West and Chester Council in partnership with NHS Community Care Western Cheshire and Blacon Community Trust.
Around 50 bikes were serviced on the day with typical repairs including brakes, gears, punctures or replacing inner tubes.
Qualified mechanics, provided by The Bike Factory and NHS Community Care Western Cheshire, were also on hand to advise how to carry out routine cycle maintenance.
Dave Cotterell from NHS Community Care Western Cheshire said: “There are a number of cycle shops in Chester that provide a good quality of service for supplying and servicing bikes.
“However, the cost is beyond many families living on low income or benefits. Cycle surgeries like this bring the benefit of cycle maintenance to many families who otherwise could not afford it.”
Another cycle surgery may take place in July as part of the Blacon Festival.
Castle bird watch
PEREGRINE Watch is up and running at Beeston Castle and suspicious vehicles are being noted by police.
“Some good photographs have been taken of people in the grounds when it is closed,” said PC Owens.
“Anybody found in the grounds after closing will be arrested for being found on enclosed premises for an unlawful purpose.
“There has been a rise in suspicious vehicles and persons in the area generally. Please be vigilant and report anything out of the ordinary.”