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Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

A Nantwich playground by the Shropshire Union Canal has been re-opened after a £58,000 refurbishment.

The recreation area on Marsh Lane was renovated as part of a joint scheme by the Canal & River Trust charity, WREN and Cheshire East Council.

April 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.

Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Motorists are being warned to plan journeys as a major link at the busy Crewe Green roundabout closes today for THREE months.

The link between Crewe Green Roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road will be closed to allow highway improvement works.

April 18, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East councillors keen to clampdown on cross-border taxi trade

Cheshire East councillors keen to clampdown on cross-border taxi trade

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East councillors are urging the Government to close a loophole allowing cross-border taxi hiring in an effort to protect children.

New legislation in 2015 made cross-border taxi hiring easier, so vehicles licensed by other councils can lawfully work in Nantwich and Crewe without meeting Cheshire East Council’s requirements.

April 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Councillor’s fears over Cheshire East ‘land-banking’ by housing firms

Councillor’s fears over Cheshire East ‘land-banking’ by housing firms

By Stephen Topping
More than 20,000 homes with planning permission are yet to be built in Cheshire East – with some dating back as far as 2010.

Cheshire East Council has granted planning permission for 20,441 homes that are currently unbuilt.

April 10, 2018 3 comments Environment, News, Politics
Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

Latest life expectancy figures for Cheshire East show alarming inequality

By Stephen Topping
Men and women are expected to live up to 15 years longer in rural areas of Cheshire than in the centre of Crewe.

Latest figures released by the Office of National Statistics highlight an alarming inequality in life expectancy across Cheshire East.

Nine year old Nantwich girl raises RSPCA funds by selling bird seed

Nine year old Nantwich girl raises RSPCA funds by selling bird seed

A big-hearted Nantwich girl has been raising RSPCA funds by selling healthy bird seed to people visiting Nantwich Lake.

Alicia Lewis, aged 9, wanted to help the local wildlife centre during her Easter break.

April 8, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
RSPCA Stapeley staff help black Swan found covered in oil

RSPCA Stapeley staff help black Swan found covered in oil

A Swan turned completely black after getting covered in oil, has been released back into the wild after a remarkable transformation at RSPCA Stapeley.

The swan was picked up by an RSPCA officer from a lake in Radcliffe, Manchester, after being spotted by a member of the public.

April 7, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich to receive £324,000 community project New Homes Bonus

Nantwich to receive £324,000 community project New Homes Bonus

By Stephen Topping
Communities in Cheshire East will benefit from a share of a £2 million New Homes Bonus, with £324,000 allocated for Nantwich.

The cash is from a Government grant paid to councils as an incentive to build new homes.

Plans to turn former newsagents in Nantwich into town centre Gin Bar

Plans to turn former newsagents in Nantwich into town centre Gin Bar

The owners of the Barrel and Tap in Nantwich are planning a new venture – a Gin Bar in Nantwich town centre.

Change of Use plans have been submitted to turn the former Nantwich Square News shop at 41 High Street into a specialist gin venue.

April 6, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

The Government will pay more than £1 million towards repairing Crewe and Nantwich’s pothole-plagued highways, it has emerged.

Cheshire East Council will receive the extra funds from the national Pothole Action Fund to tackle the borough’s potholes and road defects.

March 28, 2018 8 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College florists qualify for RHS Chelsea for fourth time

Reaseheath College’s talented floristry students in Nantwich have qualified for the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florist for the fourth consecutive year.

The competition is held at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 22 – 26) and is a national competition open to all colleges and training institutions.

March 28, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

Nantwich RSPCA seek new home for cat called ‘Lucky’

A cat named Lucky after being rescued from the streets by the RSPCA is hoping her name will finally bring her good luck – after a run of bad fortune.

The six-month-old kitten is currently at RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, after spending the last four months recovering from various health issues.