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Reaseheath students in Nantwich raise record-breaking £24,000

Reaseheath students in Nantwich raise record-breaking £24,000

Big-hearted students and staff at Reaseheath College in Nantwich have raised a record-breaking £24,000 for local charities this year.

An impressive £19,175 has been handed over by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association to Visyon – a Cheshire charity which supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families.

Reaseheath College to launch new fleet of free coach services for students

Reaseheath College to launch new fleet of free coach services for students

Reaseheath College has contracted a new fleet of coaches to transport students between its Nantwich campus and their homes across Cheshire and surrounding counties.

The network of 24 coach services will provide students with free home to college transport from September from as far away as the Wirral, Macclesfield, Stockport, Telford, Uttoxeter Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Ruthin.

July 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

The latest group of travellers illegally camped on Barony Park in Nantwich have until midday today to leave, council chiefs said.

Enforcement officers served a Section 77 Notice on the travellers yesterday to leave by noon.

July 10, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Angry users of the Nantwich to Crewe Greenway hit out at fly-tippers today who dumped this massive load of rubbish across the route.

Early morning users of the route which connects the two towns found the dump close off Middlewich Road close to the entrance to Alvaston Hall Hotel.

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council enforcement teams are dealing with another illegal traveller encampment on Barony Park in Nantwich.

The travellers arrived yesterday afternoon (July 6), three weeks after a previous group left following a week-long stay on the park and nearby Volunteer Fields which involved two court applications.

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