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Councillors fear Nantwich roundabouts sponsor plan poses danger to drivers

Councillors fear Nantwich roundabouts sponsor plan poses danger to drivers

An authority’s plan to cash-in on advertising space on Nantwich roundabouts could pose a danger to drivers, councillors have warned.

ANSA, Cheshire East Council’s environmental services arm, wants to offer sponsorship signs on three roundabouts on major routes in and out of the town.

March 9, 2017 2 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich councillors welcome Mobile Children’s Centre for rural areas

Nantwich councillors welcome Mobile Children’s Centre for rural areas

A new mobile children’s centre soon to be unveiled in Nantwich and nearby villages, has been welcomed by town councillors.

The Cheshire East Council service is embarking on a tour of the area, with the aim of gathering views from the public on the facility.

Nantwich residents rise to challenge at Great British spring clean

Nantwich residents rise to challenge at Great British spring clean

Litter pickers and Cub Scouts teamed up to give Nantwich a spring clean as part of a national Keep Britain Tidy campaign.

Volunteers with Nantwich Litter Group were joined by 7th South West Cheshire Millfields Cub Scouts for the event.

March 8, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Nantwich pupils gain top football tips from young Crewe Alexandra stars

Sporty pupils from a Nantwich school gained top tips from the future stars of Crewe Alexandra FC at a football tournament.

Millfields Primary youngsters were part of the tournament which formed an assessment for Crewe Alex apprentices studying BTECs at Reaseheath College.

Nantwich lane flooded for months without repairs, say residents

Nantwich lane flooded for months without repairs, say residents

Residents in Wrenbury are demanding action on a road that has been flooded for months, causing problems for emergency services and other users.

Flood waters have plagued the junction of Pinsley Green Road and Station Road since the turn of the year.

Laura Smith, organiser, with protestors

Second South Cheshire protest against NFF school funding cuts planned

Campaigners in South Cheshire are planning a second protest against the proposed National Funding Formula which could see budget cuts in schools.

Hundreds of families gathered in Nantwich town square a week ago to voice their anger at the NFF which could see local schools more than 3% worse off.

March 6, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Families flock to Reaseheath College lambing weekend in Nantwich

Families flock to Reaseheath College lambing weekend in Nantwich

Hundreds of families flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich to welcome the first lambs of the season.

Undeterred by wintry weather, hundreds filled the college’s lambing sheds to meet the newborns and many were lucky enough to experience a live birth.

Fire crews cut roof from car after crash at Joey the Swan in Wistaston

Fire crews cut roof from car after crash at Joey the Swan in Wistaston

Fire crews and an air ambulance were called out to a serious road accident in Wistaston.

The two-vehicle smash left at least one person trapped in the wreckage on Church Lane, by the junction at Joey the Swan.

March 6, 2017 9 comments News, Village News, Wistaston
Nantwich Museum receives £1,000 donation from Rotary Club

Nantwich Museum receives £1,000 donation from Rotary Club

Nantwich Museum has received a £1,000 donation to help fund its Dementia Friendship Group.

The money was raised by members of the Rotary Club of Nantwich.

March 5, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News
TAPPS pantomime Cinderella entertains local audience

TAPPS pantomime Cinderella entertains local audience


A panto by The Andrews Panto & Plays Society (TAPPS) helped to raise almost £800 for South Cheshire causes.

The pantomime ‘Cinderella’ was held at St Andrews Church Hall, on Bedford Street, Crewe.

March 4, 2017 0 comments Charity news, News
Nantwich commuters urged to sign up to “cycling to work” week

Nantwich commuters urged to sign up to “cycling to work” week

Commuters in Nantwich are being urged to swap four wheels for two and take part in a week-long “cycle to work” campaign.

Cyclists who regularly cycle to work can take part in Ride to Work week runs from March 13-19.

March 3, 2017 0 comments Environment, Health, News
Man, 19, jailed for life over South Cheshire murder of Stephen O’Brien

Man, 19, jailed for life over South Cheshire murder of Stephen O’Brien

A 19-year-old Crewe man was jailed for life today for stabbing his South Cheshire victim to death through the heart.

Oliver Dabbs was found guilty of the murder of Stephen O’Brien, 51, following a 14-day trial at Chester Crown Court.

March 2, 2017 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% offered first choice school in Cheshire East, figures show

More than 93% of parents in Cheshire East have been offered their first choice secondary school, today’s 2017 admissions figures show.

This is 9.6% better than the 2016 national average of 84.1%.