Environment

Network Rail to close busy Nantwich level crossing for nine days

Network Rail to close busy Nantwich level crossing for nine days

The level crossing on busy Newcastle Road in Nantwich is to close for nine days to allow for repairs.

Network Rail has given advance warning of the closure which will be in place from January 5 to 14.

November 22, 2018
Seven Nantwich footbridges over River Weaver receive £98,000 overhaul

Seven Nantwich footbridges over River Weaver receive £98,000 overhaul

Seven footbridges over the River Weaver in Nantwich have been spruced up Cheshire East Council in a £98,000 project.

The scheme aimed to boost the network of walking routes for residents, visitors and shoppers in the town.

November 21, 2018
South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A South Cheshire music venue will be demolished as part of plans to build a five-storey car park close to Crewe railway station.

Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board has given the green light for a 243-space car park to be built behind the locally-listed Royal Hotel, in Nantwich Road – complete with a car wash.

November 21, 2018
Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust bosses have voiced concerns over the Bovine TB Strategy Review led by Sir Charles Godfray.

The trust, welcoming recommendations for a changed emphasis in the fight to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB), is unhappy over the review’s recommendations to continue badger culling.

November 19, 2018
Nantwich pub’s damning food hygiene report after inspection

Nantwich pub’s damning food hygiene report after inspection

A Nantwich pub has received a damning environmental health report into its food hygiene practices.

Cronkinson’s Farm pub in Stapeley received just a ‘1’ rating out of 5 in the latest inspection in October – the second lowest score.

November 18, 2018
Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire is to undergo more than £600,000 of repairs.

The Canal & River Trust, the national waterways and wellbeing charity, has scheduled the work over winter in Audlem, Beeston, Chester and Market Drayton.

November 16, 2018
Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The amount of rubble waste being dealt with at Cheshire East tips has fallen by 80% since a new charge was introduced.

Cheshire East Council launched a charge of £3.50 per bag for construction waste in January as part of wider changes to its recycling centres.

November 14, 2018
Government to spend £8 million on repairing Cheshire’s crumbling roads

Government to spend £8 million on repairing Cheshire’s crumbling roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government is set to invest more than £8 million on patching up Cheshire’s roads next year.

Cheshire East Council will receive £4,632,000 from the Department for Transport in 2019-20, while Cheshire West and Chester Council will receive £3,525,000.

November 14, 2018
Cheshire East Council launches HS2 hub station action plan

Cheshire East Council launches HS2 hub station action plan

Cheshire East Council has launched an action plan to maximise the potential benefits of an enhanced HS2 hub station at Crewe.

Called the Crewe station hub area action plan, it aims to support the growth and regeneration opportunities for the town and wider South Cheshire region.

November 12, 2018
Rare silver fox handed in to RSPCA staff in Nantwich

Rare silver fox handed in to RSPCA staff in Nantwich

This rare silver fox has been admitted to the RSPCA wildlife centre in Stapeley, Nantwich, after being found in a Cheshire garden.

The animal was roaming in a garden in Dunnocksfold Road, Alsager, shocking the homeowner.

November 10, 2018
Nantwich students and residents stage Armistice commemorations

Nantwich students and residents stage Armistice commemorations

Reaseheath College students in Nantwich commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World War One Armistice with poignant displays of what the significant anniversary means to them.

Activities across college culminated with a display of 1,400 crosses made by construction students and laid out by countryside students on the college’s main lawn to spell the words ‘Thank You’.

November 10, 2018
Nantwich scoops Gold again at North West in Bloom awards

Nantwich scoops Gold again at North West in Bloom awards

Nantwich has scooped another Gold medal at this week’s North West in Bloom awards ceremony.

Delighted town councillors hailed the achievement and praised scores of volunteers and businesses involved.

November 9, 2018
Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

By Jonathan White
Thousands of families enjoyed Bonfire Night and firework displays yesterday.

The annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Display took place at Queens Park in Crewe last night.

November 6, 2018