Environment

Sale of former children’s centre Redsands in Willaston completed, says Cheshire East

Sale of former children’s centre Redsands in Willaston completed, says Cheshire East

The sale of the former Cheshire East Council children’s home Redsands in Willaston, Nantwich, has been completed.

Engine of the North, Cheshire East Council’s wholly owned strategic property company, confirmed today it has completed the sale to Richmond Care Villages.

Dorfold Hall owners unveil ambitious plans for Acton village

Dorfold Hall owners unveil ambitious plans for Acton village

The owners of historic Dorfold Hall estate have unveiled plans to build up to 55 homes, a new pub, village green and a link road to help breath new life into Acton village near Nantwich.

Charles and Candice Roundell say the multi-million plan will help create a sense of ‘community’ again, direct traffic away from the narrow Monks Lane, and provide affordable housing for younger families in the village.

Rescued seal released after 138-day recovery at Nantwich RSPCA centre

Rescued seal released after 138-day recovery at Nantwich RSPCA centre

A seal who was admitted to the RSPCA in Nantwich after getting stuck in a drain on a beach, has been released back to the wild after a 138-day recovery.

Common seal Tyrion arrived at Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in July last year after being rescued from Bagillt in North Wales by Chris Cureton and his team from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

January 13, 2018 0 comments Charity news, Environment, Human Interest, News
Councils remain bogged down in Nantwich allotments legal row

Councils remain bogged down in Nantwich allotments legal row

Two councils are still bogged down in a 12-month legal battle over who should resolve flooded allotments in Nantwich.

As allotment tenants at the Brookfield site highlight their battle with swamped plots, Nantwich Town Council and Cheshire East Council remain at loggerheads.

January 12, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich in Bloom team honoured by councillors for winning Gold

Nantwich in Bloom team honoured by councillors for winning Gold

Volunteers of the Nantwich in Bloom team have been honoured by town councillors for achieving a Gold Certificate in Britain in Bloom.

Nantwich Mayor Cllr Penny Butterill receives the Gold Certificate from Tony Percival, chair of Nantwich in Bloom.

January 12, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work is to begin this month on the £7 million Crewe Green Roundabout scheme, designed to improve a pinchpoint junction which impacts on thousands of drivers in South Cheshire.

Residents, businesses and anyone wanting to find out more about the project and the likely disruption during the works, can meet contractors at an event in Crewe on January 18.

January 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Allotment gardeners in Nantwich are spending a third winter under water – because two councils are arguing over who should fund repairs to a burst drain.

More than 20 plots on the site between Brookfield Park and Park Road, are flooded out again.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
44 drink-drug driving arrests in Crewe and Nantwich in December

44 drink-drug driving arrests in Crewe and Nantwich in December

More than 40 drivers in Crewe and Nantwich area were arrested for drink or drug driving offences in December, latest figures show.

Among 234 drivers taken off the road in December, there were 25 in Crewe police division for drink driving, and another 19 for drug driving.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire Wildlife Trust creates new meadows after fund-raising appeal

Cheshire Wildlife Trust creates new meadows after fund-raising appeal

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has created a network of new meadows as part of its ‘Save Our Marvellous Meadows Appeal’.

Almost £12,000 has been raised which will help the Trust continue its campaign to restore 100 hectares of species-rich grassland in Cheshire in the next 10 years.

January 4, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Police officers stunned to find this vehicle on South Cheshire road

Police officers stunned to find this vehicle on South Cheshire road

Police were stunned when they had to stop to pull over this vehicle on a South Cheshire road.

The car, which looks like it’s seen a few old banger races, was seized by Cheshire Police Taskforce officers in Crewe earlier today (December 30).

December 30, 2017 0 comments Environment, Incident, News
Apprentices scoop honours at Reaseheath College awards ceremony

Apprentices scoop honours at Reaseheath College awards ceremony

A head girl at a dressage and livery yard and a dairy herd manager took the top titles at a Reaseheath College awards ceremony in Nantwich which honoured apprentices.

Laura Gunnell, 18, who works for Juwel Equestrian in Winsford, was crowned Level 2 Apprentice of the Year.

Crewe Arms Hotel bosses fined £80,000 for fire safety breaches

Crewe Arms Hotel bosses fined £80,000 for fire safety breaches

The company which runs Crewe Arms Hotel has been fined £80,000 for breaching fire safety regulations.

Hospitality First Two Ltd, which runs the venue on Nantwich Road, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates Court to five breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

December 22, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich Kingsbourne house builder offers community grants

Nantwich Kingsbourne house builder offers community grants

House builder Redrow is offering community grants as it begins work on the new Kingsbourne development in Nantwich.

The company is inviting local causes and community groups to apply for a slice of a £10,000 fund.

December 21, 2017 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News