Environment

Number of hedgehogs admitted to Nantwich RSPCA set to spike at 400

Number of hedgehogs admitted to Nantwich RSPCA set to spike at 400

The number of hedgehogs admitted to an RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich is set to spike at 400, sparking an appeal by staff.

More than 375 of the spiky creatures have came into the care of Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in 2017 – an average of 12 a week.

August 22, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Autistic artist creates oil painting cards of Nantwich scenes

Autistic artist creates oil painting cards of Nantwich scenes

By Jonathan White
An autistic artist is creating stunning oil paintings of Nantwich scenes to sell as cards.

Talented Christian Turner, aged 23, from Sandbach, produced this painting of Nantwich Town Square as his first scene.

August 18, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff were left red-faced after painting bright yellow ‘school’ warning signs outside a village school near Nantwich which closed 10 years ago!

The clanger was made outside the old Buerton Primary School on Woore Road near Audlem.

Lorry tips over in third accident on A534 at Faddiley in two weeks

Lorry tips over in third accident on A534 at Faddiley in two weeks

This is the latest lorry accident on an  A534 bend near Nantwich – the third within yards of each other in just two weeks.

Now residents living along the stretch of road in Faddiley are calling for action.

Four major Nantwich housing schemes on “high risk” wrong air quality data list

Four major Nantwich housing schemes on “high risk” wrong air quality data list

Four major Nantwich housing development applications are on a “high risk” list of 12 impacted by the manipulated air quality scandal, Cheshire East Council has revealed.

Developments at Stapeley Gardens, Kingsley Fields, Audlem Road/Broad Lane, and Queens Drive are all on the list the council has been forced to review after external investigators uncovered ‘deliberate’ manipulation of air quality test results.

Redsands children’s centre in Willaston sold to care providers

Redsands children’s centre in Willaston sold to care providers

The former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich has been sold, Cheshire East Council has confirmed.

The centre, off Crewe Road, has been derelict for years, attracting vandalism and costing the council in maintenance and repairs.

August 9, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

RSPCA warning after cygnet killed in boat propeller on Nantwich canal

The RSPCA is warning people to be wary of wildlife when on a boat after a cygnet was killed by a propeller on a Nantwich canal

The injured and distressed cygnet was found by a member of the public with its skin ripped away, on the canal near to Barbridge Marina, Nantwich
(WARNING: Article contains graphic image)

Secretary of State orders new inquiry into Muller Stapeley housing bid

Secretary of State orders new inquiry into Muller Stapeley housing bid

A public inquiry into Muller Property Group’s controversial “Nantwich South” housing plan in Stapeley is to be re-opened, the Government has ruled.

It’s the latest twist in a five-year battle between Muller, who want to build a 1,100-home ‘village’ on land off between Audlem Road and Peter de Stapleigh Way, and those campaigning against it.

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Defiant pensioner Laurence Perry’s mooning gnomes are still enjoying the limelight in Wistaston – despite threats from highways chiefs to have them removed.

Laurence has moved one of the gnomes a few feet from the roadside at Westfield Drive/Park Drive junction into the flower border.

Kitten tangled in wire has leg amputated by RSPCA in Nantwich

Kitten tangled in wire has leg amputated by RSPCA in Nantwich

A six-week-old kitten is recovering at Nantwich’s RSPCA centre after having to have a leg amputated after he got it tangled in twine.

The youngster, who has been named Stumpy, is making a good recovery at Stapeley Grange RSPCA centre after the surgery.

August 3, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Data from a third of Cheshire East air quality test sites ‘manipulated’

Data from a third of Cheshire East air quality test sites ‘manipulated’

More than 40 of Cheshire East Council’s 119 testing sites have been implicated in the air quality data scandal rocking the authority.

A damning report last week revealed how air quality data had been “deliberately manipulated” for three years.

August 1, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Talented Nantwich students’ special needs garden finds Lake District home

Talented Nantwich students’ special needs garden finds Lake District home

A special educational needs garden designed and built by Reaseheath College students in Nantwich has found a new home in the Lake District.

The ‘From a Different Angle’ garden, which wowed visitors at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and won a silver medal, will be relocated to Sandside Lodge, in Ulverston as part of a new school being built.

Green Flag status awarded to Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich

Green Flag status awarded to Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich

A 22-mile section of the Shropshire Union Canal near Nantwich has been awarded the coveted Green Flag Award by Keep Britain Tidy.

The award-winning section of the Shropshire Union Canal stretches from Audlem to Barbridge Junction at Nantwich, and then connects to Middlewich.

July 29, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News