Acton

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
New school and highways work agreed for Nantwich 1,100-homes plan

New school and highways work agreed for Nantwich 1,100-homes plan

A new school looks set to be built as part of the new 1,100-homes Kingsley development in Nantwich, a report shows.

But highways improvements in the town won’t be carried out until hundreds of homes have already been built, according to the Section 106 agreement seen by Nantwichnews.

Roman coin hoard found in Acton acquired by Nantwich Museum

Roman coin hoard found in Acton acquired by Nantwich Museum

A Roman coin hoard dating from the second century and found in Acton by a metal detectorist, has been acquired by Nantwich Museum.

The hoard includes five silver denarii (equal to ten asses) deposited in a distinctive lead cone-shaped container.

Council approves plan to turn Acton’s Star Inn pub into housing

Council approves plan to turn Acton’s Star Inn pub into housing

Planners have passed proposals to turn a listed Nantwich pub into houses, despite objections from councillors and residents.

The Star Inn, on Chester Road in Acton, will be converted into three residential units after Cheshire East Council approved the scheme.

February 22, 2016 1 comment Acton, Environment, Human Interest, News, Village News
Family issue plea to find missing Nantwich man Roy Tomlinson

Family issue plea to find missing Nantwich man Roy Tomlinson

The family of a missing Nantwich man with dementia have made an emotional appeal for his return.

Richard Tomlinson and Kate Tomlinson, son and granddaughter of 83-year-old Roy Tomlinson, have issued a statement as the search for him continues.

Woman injured in two-car crash in Acton, Nantwich

Woman injured in two-car crash in Acton, Nantwich

A woman was badly injured in a road crash which has left a Nantwich road blocked.

Fire crews and police were called to the two-car accident on Ravens Lane, near Monks Lane Acton.

November 25, 2015 1 comment Acton, Incident, News
St Mary’s Church Acton to stage Christmas Tree Festival

St Mary’s Church Acton to stage Christmas Tree Festival

St Mary’s Church in Acton will be staging its Christmas Tree Festival on December 11, 12 and 13.

Friday night will open with a cocktail party from 7pm, tickets available for £5 from Deena Emerton on 01270 624889.

November 5, 2015 0 comments Acton, Village News
Traffic gridlock as Reaseheath A51 works clash with Chester Road closure

Traffic gridlock as Reaseheath A51 works clash with Chester Road closure

Thousands of drivers have been caught up in traffic gridlock around Nantwich once more as roadworks coincide with major route closures.

Cheshire East highways has allowed BT engineers to set up roadworks on the busy A51 at Reaseheath.

Former Star Inn manager voices anger over Acton pub closure

Former Star Inn manager voices anger over Acton pub closure

The former manager of a 500-year-old Nantwich pub set to be turned into housing, has blasted brewery agents for wrongly labelling it a failing pub.

Paul Beaton was the last manager of The Star Inn, in Acton, before Enterprise Inns decided to sell it.

September 24, 2015 13 comments Acton, Environment, Human Interest, News, Village News