Archive for July, 2016

Nantwich Library to stage summer of events in school holidays

Nantwich Library to stage summer of events in school holidays

Nantwich Library has unveiled its programme of summer events to keep youngsters entertained in summer holidays.

It all starts this Monday (July 25) when 6-11 year olds are invited to “Revolting Rhymes” workshop with Helen Chapman, 10-11am.

Thousands raised for Nantwich RSPCA wildlife centre

Thousands raised for Nantwich RSPCA wildlife centre

Residents across Cheshire helped raise thousands of pounds for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre and Cattery in Nantwich at its family fun day.

They turned for the event in large numbers to enjoy a series of events, and also provided raffle prizes, and donated items for stalls.

120 Nantwich Show volunteers enjoy celebration event

120 Nantwich Show volunteers enjoy celebration event

More than 120 Nantwich Show volunteers enjoyed a celebration evening to mark the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the MBE for volunteers.

David Briggs, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, presented the crystal trophy, official letter and certificate from the Queen at a cheese and wine evening organised by the Show directors.

July 23, 2016 0 comments Human Interest, News
Hot weather pulls hundreds in to Nantwich Outdoor Pool

Hot weather pulls hundreds in to Nantwich Outdoor Pool

Nantwich Outdoor Pool has been basking in the glory of the hot weather this week.

And hundreds of visitors have also been taking advantage of the facility’s new outdoor cafe.

Recorded crime in Cheshire falls, according to latest statistics

Recorded crime in Cheshire falls, according to latest statistics

Official crime statistics for Cheshire show a fall in overall recorded crime.

The figures for the year to March 31 from the Office of National Statistics, show an overall reduction in recorded crime of 2.2 per cent in Cheshire.

July 22, 2016 0 comments Crime, News
New local history booklets on display at Nantwich Museum

New local history booklets on display at Nantwich Museum

A range of booklets detailing local Nantwich history has been extended and is on display at the town’s museum.

Four new titles have been added to the collection.

Reaseheath Zoo wins gold award for rare spiders project

Reaseheath Zoo wins gold award for rare spiders project

Reaseheath Zoo keepers in Nantwich have received a gold award for giving rare spiders a helping hand.

Keepers at Reaseheath College’s facility have been recognised for their success in rearing tiny offspring of one of UK’s most spectacular spiders, the endangered fen raft spider.

Wistaston Garden Party raises almost £500 for diabetes sufferers

Wistaston Garden Party raises almost £500 for diabetes sufferers

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston Garden Party in aid of Diabetes UK raised almost £500.

Sheena and Ken Sambrook opened up their Westfield Drive house and gardens for the annual event.

July 21, 2016 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Volunteer appeal issued for Nantwich Food Festival

Volunteer appeal issued for Nantwich Food Festival

Nantwich Food Festival organisers are calling for volunteers to help at this year’s event.

The festival, which is run entirely by volunteers, is set to take place in September.

Sporting Bears Motor Club raises £7,000 for Wingate Centre

Sporting Bears Motor Club raises £7,000 for Wingate Centre

The Sporting Bears Motor Club has raised a staggering £7,000 for The Wingate Centre in Nantwich.

The club raised the money at this year’s annual Power and Speed Festival held at Cholmondeley Castle.

July 20, 2016 0 comments Charity news, Human Interest, News
Appeal for help to keep Stapeley brownies group open

Appeal for help to keep Stapeley brownies group open

Young brownies in Nantwich are appealing for help to keep their popular Stapeley group going.

Dorothy Harris, current Brown Owl of Stapeley Brownies at Pear Tree School, is stepping down.

July 20, 2016 0 comments Stapeley, Village News
Cheshire East to review “walking routes to school” plan amid fury

Cheshire East to review “walking routes to school” plan amid fury

Council bosses will review plans to scrap school transport and force some Nantwich pupils to walk to school.

Cheshire East had passed a motion to axe free school buses on five routes, including Willaston to Malbank and Brine Leas schools in Nantwich.

Car crashes into shop front on Hospital Street, Nantwich

Car crashes into shop front on Hospital Street, Nantwich

A car crashed into a shop on Hospital Street in Nantwich, causing traffic chaos across the town.

The incident happened at round 1pm today (July 19), the vehicle losing control and crashing into the school uniform shop, School’s In.

July 19, 2016 3 comments Human Interest, Incident, News