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Nantwich triumphs in North West in Bloom awards

Nantwich triumphs in North West in Bloom awards

Nantwich has scooped the gold medal in the North West in Bloom 2011 awards. It means Nantwich will go forward to compete in the national awards in the town category early next year.

October 24, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Audlem first to take over Cheshire East services

Audlem first to take over Cheshire East services

A village near Nantwich has taken on the very first transfer of services from Cheshire East Council. A series of transfers are planned as part of Cheshire East’s local service project, and Audlem Parish Council is one of the first to officially take control of a village service, opening up a toilet block to the public.

October 19, 2011 0 comments Environment, News
Visitors enjoy popular apple festival at Reaseheath College

Visitors enjoy popular apple festival at Reaseheath College

Hundreds of visitors poured into Reaseheath College in Nantwich to join in a celebration of the British apple. The festival, held for the 19th consecutive year, was the most successful yet and attracted visitors across Cheshire and surrounding counties. Visitors could use an apple press to convert their orchard harvest into home made juice, and sample more than 60 rare[Read More…]

October 19, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich farmers urged to attend HSE training day

Nantwich farmers urged to attend HSE training day

Nantwich farmers are being advised to attend a free training event in Cheshire to get to grips with health and safety in one of Britain’s most dangerous industries. Nearly 8,000 free places are being made available at Safety and Health Awareness Days (SHADs) across the country, with the aim of cutting the number of deaths and injuries.

October 11, 2011 0 comments Environment, News

Reaseheath College’s hi-tech AD plant opens for tours

Members of an Audlem group were among the first to take a tour around Reaseheath College’s new Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant. The plant was built at the Nantwich college to show the opportunities that exist with on-farm AD.

October 10, 2011 0 comments Environment, News
Two Nantwich sites considered for permanent gypsy camps

Two Nantwich sites considered for permanent gypsy camps

Land off Broad Lane in Stapeley and Hack Green, near Nantwich, were both considered for possible permanent gypsy sites by Cheshire East Council, it has emerged. They were on a list of 11 sites seriously considered before the council settled on land off Parkers Road/Kent Lane, in Crewe.

October 7, 2011 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Developers win appeal to build Wrenbury housing scheme

Developers win appeal to build Wrenbury housing scheme

A housing scheme in Wrenbury, near Nantwich, has been given approval following an appeal. Arena Housing Association and MCI Developments had their plans to build 14 affordable two and three bedroom homes on 1.5 acres off New Road turned down by Cheshire East Council’s planning committee.

October 6, 2011 0 comments Environment, News
Stapeley Parish Council frustration over community hall delays

Stapeley Parish Council frustration over community hall delays

Members of Stapeley Parish Council have revealed their frustration at the ongoing saga over the new community hall which is still not open for use. Hundreds of families have looked on in annoyance as the hall continues to be unused with metal fencing surrounding the site.

October 5, 2011 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich residents object to 21-homes plan near railway

Nantwich residents object to 21-homes plan near railway

Angry residents are objecting to plans to build more than 20 homes on land near a railway line in Nantwich. Arley Homes North West have submitted plans to Cheshire East Council to erect 21 homes and associated parking on land off Hastings Road (pictured).

September 21, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Ben Miller to open revamped Nantwich play area

Ben Miller to open revamped Nantwich play area

TV comedian and actor Ben Miller will open phase two of a popular new play area in his home town Nantwich. More work on the Stapeley recreation area, next to Pear Tree Primary School, will begin this week. It will see the area closed from September 21 for around four weeks.

September 20, 2011 0 comments Environment, News

Stapeley Grange manager to visit Malawi projects

An RSPCA centre manager from Nantwich is heading out to Africa this week to visit ongoing projects backed by RSPCA International. Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, off London Road, is in Malawi projects he helped to set up and to visit the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

September 19, 2011 0 comments Environment, News
New sign for Willaston street after bin problems

New sign for Willaston street after bin problems

New street signs are to be erected at a Willaston cul-de-sac after residents’ complained their bins were not being collected. The new signs will go up for The Fields, off Cheerbrook Road, Willaston, in the next few weeks, Cheshire East Council has confirmed. Cllr Brian Silvester (pictured), who represents Willaston and Rope, welcomed the news.

September 19, 2011 1 comment Environment, News
RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile run for Stapeley Grange

RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile run for Stapeley Grange

An RSPCA inspector is to run an amazing 1,500 miles across South Africa to raise money for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich. Emma Timmis (pictured), 27, who recently became a fully-fledged RSPCA inspector, hopes to raise at least £15,000 for the RSPCA centre on London Road. Emma, of Sandbach, starts on Saturday October 8, running 25 miles a day[Read More…]

September 9, 2011 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News