Environment

Cheshire Police issue floods warning to drivers and residents

Cheshire Police issue floods warning to drivers and residents

Cheshire Police have issued warnings to drivers as flooding continues to cause havoc in the county. Further heavy rain has affected many roads and village and towns across the county, although no residents have had to be evacuated yet.

September 26, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
FLOOD PICTURES: River Weaver bursts banks in Nantwich

FLOOD PICTURES: River Weaver bursts banks in Nantwich

These remarkable pictures show the extent of localised flooding in Nantwich after the River Weaver burst its banks. Sent in by Nantwichnews readers Jonathan White and Paul Radbone, the pictures show almost all paths along the river in the town centre are blocked off.

September 25, 2012 0 comments Environment, Incident, Latest, News
Environment Agency places Flood Warning on River Weaver in Nantwich

Environment Agency places Flood Warning on River Weaver in Nantwich

The Environment Agency has today placed a stretch of the River Weaver in Nantwich under a Flood Warning. This means flooding is expected and residents and businesses are warned to take immediate action.

Councillors clash over controversial Stapeley Village Hall

Councillors clash over controversial Stapeley Village Hall

Parish councillors clashed with the leader of Cheshire East over the  long-running Stapeley Village Hall saga. The delays and dithering over opening the hall next to Pear Tree Primary School were laid bare at a packed public meeting.

Cheshire East leader hits out at “Nantwich South” housing plan

Cheshire East leader hits out at “Nantwich South” housing plan

A council leader told a packed Nantwich meeting he would fight “unsustainable” housing developments threatening the town. Leader of Cheshire East Cllr Michael Jones addressed around 100 people in Stapeley.

September 21, 2012 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News, Stapeley
Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club scoops village “in bloom” award

Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club scoops village “in bloom” award

Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club has won one of the village’s top ‘in bloom’ award. The club was selected by Wistaston in Bloom to receive the Byatt Trophy for “The Best Community Premises”.

September 19, 2012 0 comments Clubs & Societies, Environment, Latest, Wistaston
Network Rail rethinks Nantwich level crossing closures at Christmas

Network Rail rethinks Nantwich level crossing closures at Christmas

Rail chiefs have been forced into a rethink over plans to close Nantwich’s three level crossings in the run up to Christmas. Network Rail wanted to close the London Road, Wellington Road and Shrewbridge Road crossings for several days in December.

September 14, 2012 0 comments Business, Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich pest control firm expands to cope with mole plague

Nantwich pest control firm expands to cope with mole plague

A surge in molehills has created a mountain of work for one Nantwich business. Family-run pest control firm Suddenstrike has been flooded with calls from householders plagued by moles.

September 13, 2012 0 comments Business, Environment, Latest
Residents angry over Welsh Row eyesore in Nantwich

Residents angry over Welsh Row eyesore in Nantwich

Residents on Welsh Row in Nantwich are calling for action over an eyesore building which is blighting one of the town’s key gateways. They have collected a petition of more than 100 names asking for work to be done on Chapel Hall.

September 12, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, News
Nantwich councillors keen to improve town’s Christmas Lights event

Nantwich councillors keen to improve town’s Christmas Lights event

Councillors have revealed plans to revamp this year’s Nantwich Christmas Lights switch-on on December 1. It follows criticism of last year’s event which many felt was a damp squib.

Muller Property grilled by angry Nantwich councillors and residents

Muller Property grilled by angry Nantwich councillors and residents

Housing developers were given a rough ride by angry residents and councillors over their “Nantwich South” plans. Muller Property gave a presentation to Nantwich Town Council before being grilled by campaigners and councillors objecting to the 1,000 home scheme.

Stapeley Parish Council wants ideas for new village hall

Stapeley Parish Council wants ideas for new village hall

A long-awaited village hall in Stapeley, Nantwich is set to be opened after almost two years of legal red-tape. Now Stapeley Parish Council is urging groups to come forward with suggestions on how it can be used – or risk losing it.

September 6, 2012 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Stapeley
MP Timpson issues plea to residents in Stapeley housing battle

MP Timpson issues plea to residents in Stapeley housing battle

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has issued a plea to residents in Stapeley to back the fight to stop more housing developments. He believes the “power of the people” which stopped the Parkers Road traveller’s site in Crewe should give villagers heart.