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Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

A Nantwich youngster and his friends are flying their flag high this week – after winning an allotment flag design competition!

Young designer Jack Best, 10, a pupil at Weaver Primary, and his classmates entered the contest to design a logo for the Brookfield Allotments Association last winter.

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

By Stephen Topping
The head of planning at Cheshire East Council has hit back at claims that fewer homes should be built in the borough over the next 12 years.

Cheshire East adopted its Local Plan for up to 2030 last July, complete with the promise to deliver 1,800 new homes every year.

July 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich bus service to Leighton Hospital saved by Mikro Coaches

Nantwich bus service to Leighton Hospital saved by Mikro Coaches

A vital bus service linking Nantwich residents to Leighton Hospital has been saved from the axe.

The 78 bus service was being cut by D&G Bus from July 22, a move which angered many users needing it to get to and from the hospital.

July 2, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Green waste plant to be built near Leighton Hospital after council go-ahead

Green waste plant to be built near Leighton Hospital after council go-ahead

By Stephen Topping
A plant which will turn food and green waste into compost is set to be built near Leighton Hospital after councillors gave it the go-ahead.

Biowise has been given planning permission to build the plant on land off Middlewich Road – just 1.3km away from the hospital, and 500m away from the nearest homes.

South Cheshire facing hosepipe ban despite 450m litres lost every day in leaks

South Cheshire facing hosepipe ban despite 450m litres lost every day in leaks

A Willaston resident hit out at United Utilities after the company threatened to impose a hosepipe ban on the North West from Monday.

UU says the recent hot and dry weather mean they are facing massive demand for supplies, pumping in an extra 500 million litres into the system each day.

June 30, 2018 5 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College scoops top honours at Royal Cheshire Show

Reaseheath College scoops top honours at Royal Cheshire Show

Reaseheath College celebrated its greatest victory at the Royal Cheshire Show when its stand was awarded the Overall Championship in the Trade Stand section.

It was the Nantwich college’s second accolade of the day, after also winning the title of Best Speciality Trade Stand in the Cheshire East Rural Life Area.

Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Drivers are being warned to avoid Wybunbury Road in Willaston after a “sink hole” appeared.

The hole is between the junction of Eastern Road and Green Lane, and the route is currently closed, says Cheshire Police.

Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

By Stephen Topping
A Nantwich man and chairman of countryside access group says a “culture change” is needed to slow drivers down on the area’s rural roads.

The Cheshire East countryside access forum wants to see an end to irresponsible driving on narrow country roads – particularly on unmarked roads which are set at the national speed limit.

June 22, 2018 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Ham-fisted highways workers have filled in two potholes in Nantwich – along with most of the drainage covers next to them!

These pictures show how clumsy workers filled in the potholes at the side of a busy Nantwich road, and ended up covering most of the adjacent drainage lids.

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

By Stephen Topping
Roads across South Cheshire could get a whole lot worse next winter.

That’s the warning from Cheshire East Council Conservative Cllr George Walton who says not enough work has been done to patch up the borough’s roads after last winter.

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

By Stephen Topping
Councillors are urging Cheshire East Council not to go ahead with unpopular plans to charge up to £35 for replacement wheelie bins.

The local authority revealed plans to introduce charges for new and replacement bins in its budget for 2018-19.

June 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Councillors urged to fight plans to axe 78 Nantwich to Leighton Hospital bus

Councillors urged to fight plans to axe 78 Nantwich to Leighton Hospital bus

A Nantwich resident made an impassioned plea to councillors to save a vital bus route between the town and Leighton Hospital from the axe.

Carole Thomas spoke out at Nantwich Town Council about the proposals by D&G Bus to axe the no. 78 service from July 22.

June 17, 2018 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
A500 dualling between Weston and M6 moves step closer

A500 dualling between Weston and M6 moves step closer

The dualling of the A500 between Crewe and the M6 motorway has moved a step closer.

It is one of three major highways schemes planned for Cheshire East which the authority’s Cabinet has agreed.

June 13, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News