A giant angel has been installed in the village to honour the ongoing hard work of NHS staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Councillor Craig Browne said "The Angel of Light is a national initiative to recognise the efforts of NHS staff during the pandemic and is supported locally by Cheshire East Highways, the Parish Council and "The Christmas Decorators". I understand that 50 Angel of Light statues are currently being installed nationally and so we are very privileged to have one here in Alderley Edge.
"As well as recognising the efforts of NHS staff, I think the Angel of Light is also a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on the contribution that so many key workers and volunteers have made in supporting their fellow human beings and communities during the pandemic. The statue also encourages us to remember those who have lost their lives or those who have lost loved ones as a result of Covid-19."
The Angel of Light is a temporary feature and will be in place at the junction of Macclesfield Road and London Road for the next few weeks.
Cllr Browne added "I think it brings a welcome illumination to our village and my personal hope is that people not only appreciate the light it brings as we emerge from a very dark period, but also that they feel encouraged to pause in front of it for a moment or two of quiet contemplation and reflection."