Parish councillors clashed with the leader of Cheshire East over the long-running Stapeley Village Hall saga. The delays and dithering over opening the hall next to Pear Tree Primary School were laid bare at a packed public meeting.
A council leader told a packed Nantwich meeting he would fight “unsustainable” housing developments threatening the town. Leader of Cheshire East Cllr Michael Jones addressed around 100 people in Stapeley.
Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club has won one of the village’s top ‘in bloom’ award. The club was selected by Wistaston in Bloom to receive the Byatt Trophy for “The Best Community Premises”.
Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan will add glamour to a spectacular bonfire and fireworks display in Nantwich. The pin-up, who plays Rovers barmaid Tina McIntyre in the ITV soap, will be at the “Spooktacular” Halloween family fun night at Dorfold Park on October 27.
By Jonathan White A local singing group is hoping to unearth new singing talent in the Nantwich area. The Wistaston Singers are on the lookout for new members, particularly new sopranos and tenors.
MP Edward Timpson put his Government promotion to good use in Nantwich – by opening a new nursery. The newly promoted junior minister for education cut the ribbon at the new Little Angels in Regents Park, off London Road.
Housing developers were given a rough ride by angry residents and councillors over their “Nantwich South” plans. Muller Property gave a presentation to Nantwich Town Council before being grilled by campaigners and councillors objecting to the 1,000 home scheme.
More than 10,000 people are expected to watch an explosive fireworks event in Dorfold Park, Nantwich. Pyrotechnic experts John Malam and Alan Rhead, of Blitz Fireworks in Crewe, have teamed up with Nantwich Agricultural Society to organise the spectacular display and family bonfire event.
Nantwich Police are staging a series of surgeries in villages in the area for residents to air their concerns. The forthcoming rural surgeries are taking place next weekend Saturday September 15 and Sunday 16.
A Nantwich brewery is to stage its second annual festival to raise money for a local care home. Woodlands Brewery, based off London Road, will be staging the festival over two nights this weekend.
A long-awaited village hall in Stapeley, Nantwich is set to be opened after almost two years of legal red-tape. Now Stapeley Parish Council is urging groups to come forward with suggestions on how it can be used – or risk losing it.
Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has issued a plea to residents in Stapeley to back the fight to stop more housing developments. He believes the “power of the people” which stopped the Parkers Road traveller’s site in Crewe should give villagers heart.
By Jonathan White A cricket festival took place in Wistaston to celebrate a former player’s 40th birthday. Matches took place at Wistaston Village Cricket Club, Eric Swan Recreation Ground, in honour of ex WVCC player Julian West.