Environment

Nantwich road repairs boosted by £2.3m grant to Cheshire East Council

Nantwich road repairs boosted by £2.3m grant to Cheshire East Council

Work on damaged roads in and around Nantwich has been bolstered by a £2.3 million grant from the Government. The funding comes after Cheshire East councillors lobbied Ministers for more cash to repair highways badly damaged by freezing winters and floods.

December 21, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Nantwich Litter Group targets Middlewich Road in New Year pick

Nantwich Litter Group targets Middlewich Road in New Year pick

Nantwich Litter Group will be making a New Year clean sweep with a group litter pick on January 9. The team of volunteers are targeting Middlewich Road and Beam Heath Way area for their first “group pick” of 2013.

December 18, 2012 0 comments Community Events, Environment, Latest
More than 5,500 Crewe and Nantwich homes need energy help

More than 5,500 Crewe and Nantwich homes need energy help

Around 5,600 households in Crewe and Nantwich are entitled to help with their energy costs, new figures suggest. Research has been carried out to target families in the borough most at need of help.

December 12, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
Mountaineer and author Nigel Vardy thrills Nantwich students

Mountaineer and author Nigel Vardy thrills Nantwich students

Top mountaineer Nigel Vardy gave Nantwich students tips on succeeding against the odds at a Reaseheath College “Adventure Day”. Known as ‘Mr Frostbite’, he told how he was plucked from the summit of Alaska’s highest mountain with two fellow climbers after being injured in a fall.

Nantwich group Greenspaces spearheads Leighton Greenway project

Nantwich group Greenspaces spearheads Leighton Greenway project

A Nantwich environmental group is spearheading a scheme to boost eco-friendly transport links in Crewe. Greenspaces South Cheshire has teamed up with partners to improve the route of the Leighton Greenway Extension project.

December 5, 2012 0 comments Business, Community Events, Environment, Latest
New “Farmer’s Apprentice” TV show set in Nantwich

New “Farmer’s Apprentice” TV show set in Nantwich

Nantwich is hosting a new The Apprentice style TV show – to find the next star of the farming world! Reaseheath College is the location for “Farmers Apprentice“, an Alan Sugar-style boot camp searching for farming’s brightest new things.

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

A Willaston councillor is calling for street lights along a busy route in the Nantwich village to be switched back on. Newcastle Road falls under the new Cheshire East Council initiative to switch off or reduce street lighting to cut costs.

December 3, 2012 6 comments Environment, Latest, Willaston & Rope
Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Owners of vacant homes in Nantwich are being warned by councillors to put their houses in order. Cheshire East Council is cracking down on what it calls “nuisance properties” in the area.

December 3, 2012 2 comments Environment, Latest, Politics
Reaseheath College animal students visit zoos across the UK

Reaseheath College animal students visit zoos across the UK

More than 500 animal management students in Nantwich were roaring to go during career visits to zoos, museums or educational centres. Behind-the-scenes trips by Reaseheath College encouraged students to think about their future careers.

Gymnast Beth Tweddle attends High Sheriff’s “Crimebeat” celebration

Gymnast Beth Tweddle attends High Sheriff’s “Crimebeat” celebration

Olympic medallist Beth Tweddle was among high-profile guests celebrating the 14th year of the High Sheriff′s charity Crimebeat. Crimebeat works with young people′s groups across the Cheshire to improve the environment and reduce crime.

Visitor attractions near Nantwich scoop Marketing Cheshire awards

Visitor attractions near Nantwich scoop Marketing Cheshire awards

Attractions near Nantwich are celebrating after scooping top prizes at the Marketing Cheshire 2012 annual awards. The Yew Tree Inn, in Bunbury, won the Tourism Pub of the Year, while nearby Peckforton Castle (pictured) was crowned Hotel of the Year.

Two dairy workers scoop awards at Nantwich’s Reaseheath College

Two dairy workers scoop awards at Nantwich’s Reaseheath College

Two dairy technologists in Nantwich are the cream of the crop after completing a second year of their Reaseheath College foundation degree. Kirsty MacDonald, of Robert Wiseman Dairies, was selected as best practical student while Kelly Dearn, a Dairy Crest employee, was chosen as best academic student.

Environment Agency places River Weaver in Nantwich on Flood Warning

Environment Agency places River Weaver in Nantwich on Flood Warning

The River Weaver in Nantwich has been placed on Flood Warning by the Environment Agency. Persistent and heavy rain for several days has seen river levels rise as it flows from the A51 near Reaseheath through the town to Shrewbridge Lodge and Nantwich Lake.