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Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

●● A CARE vil­lage is host­ing de­men­tia drop-in ses­sions.

Free to at­tend, the ses­sions of­fer mem­bers of the public a chance to ac­cess in­for­ma­tion, de­men­tia sup­port and ser­vices, dis­cuss care is­sues and gain ad­vice from men­tal health pro­fes­sion­als.

The events will be at Be­long Mac­cles­field, Kennedy Av­enue, on Thurs­day Au­gust 27 from 2-4pm and Thurs­day Septem­ber 24 from 2-4pm.

The ‘Talk De­men­tia’ ses­sions are hosted by ad­mi­ral nurse Caro­line Clifton, who works at Be­long Mac­cles­field, and Be­long De­men­tia Cham­pion, Rachael Ward.

Ad­mi­ral nurses are men­tal health nurses who seek to im­prove the qual­ity of life for peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia. ●● A FOR­MER pub is set to be trans­formed into five flats.

Plans have been re­vealed to con­vert The Barn­field, on Cather­ine Street, Mac­cles­field, into ac­com­mo­da­tion.

The scheme for the listed build­ing is cur­rently with Cheshire East Coun­cil plan­ning of­fi­cers. ●● A BUILD­ING cur­rently home to an in­sur­ance firm could be turned into residential prop­er­ties.

Assed Ra­sool is ap­ply­ing to change the prop­erty at 10 Hi­bel Road, next to the mag­is­trates’ court, into an un­known num­ber of homes. ●● PLANS have been sub­mit­ted to build new ac­com­mo­da­tion for nuns who run a care home.

The Pal­lot­tine Mis­sion­ary Sis­ters run Park Mount Care Home on Park Mount Drive.

The new build­ing will cre­ate self con­tained liv­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion for the nuns.

Plans in­clude eight en-suite bed­rooms, a kitchen, din­ing room, lounge and prayer room. ●● AU­THOR Jane Butcher is to run a short story writ­ing work­shop at Mac­cles­field Li­brary on July 30 from 10am.

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