Alsager shown within Cheshire
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Alsager is a town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, to the north-west of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and east of the railway town of Crewe. Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using Latitude and Longitude London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government Congleton is a local government district and Borough in Cheshire, in North West England. Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are one of the four levels of Subdivisions of England used for the purposes of Local government outside Greater London Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. The region, also known as the government office region, is currently the highest tier of local government sub-national entity of England, with only one North West England is one of the nine official Regions of England. Constituent country is a phrase used often by official institutions in contexts in which a country makes up a part of a larger entity or grouping England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland This list of sovereign states, alphabetically arranged gives an overview of States around the world with information on the extent of their Sovereignty. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A post town is a required part of all postal addresses in the United Kingdom, and a basic unit of the postal delivery system UK Postal codes are known as postcodes. UK postcodes are Alphanumeric. The, also known as the Stoke-on-Trent postcode area, is a group of postal districts around Leek, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent The UK Telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, is the system used for assigning Telephone numbers in the United There are a number of law enforcement agencies in the United Kingdom. Cheshire Constabulary is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the English non-metropolitan county of Cheshire and the unitary The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statuory fire and rescue service for the English non-metropolitan county of Cheshire and the The North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust was formed on 1 July 2006 as part of Health Minister Lord Warner's plans to reduce the number of NHS North West England is a Constituency of the European Parliament. This is a list of the 646 constituencies currently represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, as at the 2005 general election Congleton is a Constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. A Gazetteer of place names in the United Kingdom showing each place's County, Unitary authority or council area and its geographical coordinates List of places --> List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places This is a partial list of places within the ceremonial county boundaries of Cheshire, in North West England. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Stoke-on-Trent ( often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England which forms a linear Conurbation almost 12 miles (19 Crewe is a town in Cheshire, England, the largest town in the borough of Crewe and Nantwich, in which it is the only Unparished area. The town has a population of 12,578, and is administered by Congleton Borough Council. Congleton is a local government district and Borough in Cheshire, in North West England.
Going clockwise, starting from the north, the civil parish is bordered by the parishes of Betchton to the north, Church Lawton to the north-east and east, Kidsgrove in Staffordshire to the south-east, Audley Rural, in Staffordshire to the south, Barthomley to the south-west, Haslington to the west, and Hassall to the north-west. Betchton is a Civil parish in the Borough of Congleton in Cheshire, England. Church Lawton is a small village and Civil parish (sometimes known as Lawton) located in the Borough of Congleton, Cheshire in England Kidsgrove is a Town in the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, near the border with Cheshire Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. Audley Rural is a Parish of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, located four miles to the north-west of the town of Newcastle-under-Lyme Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. Barthomley is a village and Ancient Parish and is now a Civil parish in the Crewe and Nantwich district of Cheshire, England. Haslington is a village and Civil parish in Cheshire, England. Hassall Green is a Village and (with the name of Hassall a Civil parish in the Borough of Congleton, Cheshire, England.
Although Alsager is in Cheshire, it has a Stoke-on-Trent post code (ST7). Stoke-on-Trent ( often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England which forms a linear Conurbation almost 12 miles (19 A postal code (known in various countries as a post code, postcode, or ZIP code) is a series of letters and/or digits appended to a
In the centre of Alsager is the lake, Alsager Mere. This isolated pool, once the focal point of the town, is now only accessible by two very small, fenced public viewing areas and by local residents who have gardens adjoining the waters. 
In the summer of 2007 Alsager was awarded Fairtrade Town status by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade Town is a marketing tool in which this status is awarded by a recognized Fairtrade certification body (i The Fairtrade Foundation is the British member of FLO International, which unites 23 Fairtrade producer and labelling initiatives across Europe
Alsager is close to junction 16 of the M6 motorway, and is also served by the local Crewe to Derby railway service (see Alsager railway station). This article concerns the M6 motorway in England There are also M6 motorways in Russia (see Caspian Highway) Hungary (see M6 motorway "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. Alsager railway station serves the town of Alsager in Cheshire. Buses (the number 20) run to Crewe and Hanley every 20 minutes. Crewe is a town in Cheshire, England, the largest town in the borough of Crewe and Nantwich, in which it is the only Unparished area. Regional Route 70 passes to the west of the town. The 78 bus service links Alsager with Sandbach, Congleton and Rode Heath. Sandbach is a Market town and Civil parish within the Congleton borough of Cheshire, England. Congleton is a town and Civil parish in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Dane, and to the west of the Rode Heath is a small village in the Civil parish of Odd Rode in Cheshire, England near Alsager.
The Trent and Mersey Canal runs just to the north-east to the town, forming part of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk and the South Cheshire Way footpath. The Trent and Mersey Canal is a 935 miles (150 km long Canal in the East Midlands West Midlands and North West of England The South Cheshire Way is a 32 mile (51 km long-distance footpath running east–west mainly through Cheshire, England though parts lie in Shropshire The canal's towpath and the nearby 'Salt Line' are also national routes of the National Cycle Network. The National Cycle Network is a network of cycle routes in the United Kingdom.
Alsager is home to the Contemporary Arts and Sports Science Departments of the Manchester Metropolitan University. Manchester Metropolitan University is a university based in the city of Manchester. The university absorbed the former Crewe & Alsager College of Higher Education, forming the Crewe and Alsager Faculty, now retitled MMU Cheshire. The Alsager Arts Centre is on campus, which promotes touring contemporary dance, music, theatre, live art, performance writing and visual art events to the public as well as members of the university community.
The university will vacate the site in the next five years, relocating to the university's Crewe campus, and the land sold for development. As yet no firm plans have been released and the uncertainty is concerning residents and businesses.
Alsager School is situated opposite the Manchester Metropolitan University campus and is attended by over 1600 pupils from the local area. 
Alsager is home to Alsager Town F.C. and Alsager Cricket Club. Alsager Town FC are a football club based at Wood Park in Alsager, Cheshire, England. It also has a number of youth teams in the 'lads'n'dads' league. The English Cycling Team is based on the MMU campus. There is a thriving pool league. There is a swimming club. The MMU Sport Science Department is highly regarded and the Italian and Portuguese Football Teams trained there during the 1996 European Football Championship. The 1996 UEFA European Football Championship ( Euro 96) was hosted by England.
Alsager also hosts the UK's biggest 5 Mile Road Race each year in February. The event attracts many of the UK's top endurance athletes.
Housed on the Manchester Metropolitan University's campus, Alsager Arts Centre has an acclaimed public programme of touring new performance and visual art work presented in two intensive seasons - September to November and January to March. The core of the work is programmed into the Axis Theatre, the Dance Studio or the Arts Centre Gallery of the Alsager Campus of Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire. The centre is regularly funded by Arts Council England and Manchester Metropolitan University. 
Students exploring Situationism sometimes make 'interventions' in the town.
Artist James Lloyd was born in the town. Frederick James Lloyd ( October 12 1905, Alsager, England - 1974 more commonly known as James Lloyd, was an artist
There are often art shows at the public library.
There is a strong tradition of allotment holding in the village, administered by the Alsager Gardens Association. 
The Church Lawton Barrows form part of a significant Bronze Age site near the town, though in the neighbouring civil parish and village of Church Lawton. The term Bronze Age refers to a period in human cultural development when the most advanced Metalworking (at least in systematic and widespread use included techniques for A civil parish in the United Kingdom is a unit of local government. Church Lawton is a small village and Civil parish (sometimes known as Lawton) located in the Borough of Congleton, Cheshire in England  Alsager ('Eleacier' in the Domesday Book) was a small farming village until the 19th century when due to its rail connections and rural character, it became a home of choice for pottery works managers from the nearby Federation of Six Towns which later became the city of Stoke-on-Trent. The Domesday Book (ˈduːmzdeɪ bʊk also known as Domesday, or Book of Winchester) was the record of the great survey Pottery is the Ceramic ware made by potters It also refers to a group of materials that includes Earthenware, Stoneware Stoke-on-Trent ( often abbreviated to Stoke) is a city in Staffordshire, England which forms a linear Conurbation almost 12 miles (19  During World War II a large armaments factory was built outside the town at Radway Green, and it was expanded dramatically to house the influx of factory workers. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Ammunition, often referred to as ammo, is a generic term derived from the French language la munition which The Royal Ordnance Factory (ROF Radway Green manufactures Small arms ammunition for the British armed forces In the 1960s baby boomers, often qualified in sciences or mathematics, moved to the area to work at ICL in Kidsgrove.
Nearby is the historic Rode Hall and gardens, and the White Lion Pub in Barthomley.