Acton

Dorfold Hall owners unveil ambitious plans for Acton village

Dorfold Hall owners unveil ambitious plans for Acton village

The owners of historic Dorfold Hall estate have unveiled plans to build up to 55 homes, a new pub, village green and a link road to help breath new life into Acton village near Nantwich.

Charles and Candice Roundell say the multi-million plan will help create a sense of ‘community’ again, direct traffic away from the narrow Monks Lane, and provide affordable housing for younger families in the village.

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

Acton St Mary’s Church hosts Christmas Tree Festival

Acton St Mary’s Church hosts Christmas Tree Festival

By Jonathan White
A Christmas Tree Festival took place at St Mary’s Church in Acton near Nantwich at the weekend.

There was a grand opening on Friday with a guest appearance from Father Christmas, followed by a ‘Mingle and Jingle’ charity Christmas concert.

December 11, 2017 0 comments Acton, Village News
Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s hectic schedule visiting Nantwich and Crewe has been unveiled – giving more youngsters than ever a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Crewe & Nantwich District Round Table have released his busy tour around the towns in the run up to the big day.

Thousands brave the rain to enjoy Nantwich Show spectacular

Thousands brave the rain to enjoy Nantwich Show spectacular

Thousands braved the rain and mud to enjoy another spectacular Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park.

And as these pictures show, the weather did not put people off taking in the wide array of events, exhibitions and marquees on offer.

Six Nantwich village churches to stage knitted “Stitches and Stems” festival

Six Nantwich village churches to stage knitted “Stitches and Stems” festival

Communities around six Nantwich churches teamed up to produce these stunning knitted tableau pieces.

School children to grannies, Brownies and Guides to sheltered housing residents, police officers to publicans, and farmers to family practitioners have all helped produce the displays.

Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

Nantwich Young Farmers Acton performance raises £6,000 for charities

By Jonathan White
A play by Nantwich Young Farmers Club at Acton Parish Hall has helped raise more than £6,000 for local causes.

The ‘Dick Whittington’ production has benefited charities including Bloodwise  and the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

June 22, 2017 0 comments Acton, Village News, Wistaston
Villagers baffled after toilet dumped at Nantwich road junction

Villagers baffled after toilet dumped at Nantwich road junction

Villagers near Nantwich have been left scratching their heads over a toilet left at a road junction – dressed in mistletoe, tinsel and Christmas lights!

The loo, dubbed the ‘Swanley crapper’ by locals, turned up at the junction of Swanley Lane and Tally Ho Lane, between Burland and Acton.

December 22, 2016 0 comments Acton, Burland & Faddiley, News, Village News
Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Acton

Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Acton

By Jonathan White
A Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Acton helped light up the village near Nantwich.

There was a grand opening with a guest appearance from Father Christmas, a ‘Candlelit Concert of Christmas Past’ by the Gallery Singers of Shrewsbury and an open event with prize raffle and light refreshments.

December 18, 2016 0 comments Acton, Village News
Angry councillors attack Nantwich Kingsley Fields housing plans

Angry councillors attack Nantwich Kingsley Fields housing plans

Councillors in Nantwich have hit out at detailed plans unveiled for the Kingsley Fields 1,000-home development in the town.

North West Nantwich Consortium already has outline planning permission for the site which borders River Weaver, Waterlode, the A51 and Welshmans Lane.

Nantwich villagers step up campaign for broadband service

Nantwich villagers step up campaign for broadband service

Villagers in Burland and Swanley near Nantwich are stepping up their fight to improve rural broadband services.

Resident Wayne Zakers was so frustrated at the lack of service, he leafleted neighbours and discovered scores of others shared his feelings.

Nantwich Museum to stage afternoon tea event in Acton

Nantwich Museum to stage afternoon tea event in Acton

Nantwich Museum is to stage an English country garden afternoon tea event to help raise funds.

Long-time supporters of the museum Mr and Mrs G Emerton are hosting the party at their home Glebe House, on Monks Lane in Acton on Sunday June 26.

June 12, 2016 0 comments Acton, Village News