Village News

Peckforton Castle earns VisitEngland 2013 award nomination

Peckforton Castle earns VisitEngland 2013 award nomination

Peckforton Castle near Nantwich has been named as a finalist in the “Large Hotel of the Year” category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013. The venue will now go forward to an awards ceremony being held on May 20 at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford.

April 23, 2013
Wistaston villagers speak out at Gladman 330-house plan exhibition

Wistaston villagers speak out at Gladman 330-house plan exhibition

By Jonathan White Scores of villagers crammed into Wistaston Memorial Hall to view plans unveiled by Gladman Homes for 330 new properties. The public exhibition showed plans for the homes on land known locally as ‘Witter’s Field’, in Wistaston.

April 22, 2013
MP Stephen O’Brien to stage Bunbury Village Hall surgery

MP Stephen O’Brien to stage Bunbury Village Hall surgery

Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien is holding a surgery for constituents this Friday April 26 at Bunbury Village Hall. The MP is keen to speak to anyone who wishes to raise issues affecting the local Bunbury community area.

April 22, 2013
Crewe Alex stars to be auctioned at Nantwich charity pub quiz

Crewe Alex stars to be auctioned at Nantwich charity pub quiz

A Nantwich pub is to stage a fund-raising quiz spearheaded by Crewe Alexandra’s keeper Steve Phillips. And Crewe’s Wembley heroes could be brought down to earth with a bump as they get auctioned off as part of the event!

April 16, 2013
Wistaston residents view Muller Property housing exhibition

Wistaston residents view Muller Property housing exhibition

Wistaston residents flocked to see a Muller Property Group exhibition of their proposals for up to 1,500 homes in the village. Scores of villagers took time out to view the plans and air their concerns to Muller representatives at The Woodside pub.

April 13, 2013
Line up unveiled for Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Line up unveiled for Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich

Celebrities from the worlds of food and sport will be at the Reaseheath College Family Festival in Nantwich next month. Demonstrations by celebrity chef Brian Mellor and football freestyler Craig Gorey will feature alongside a classic display by the Pen Llyn team of Lusitano horses.

April 13, 2013
Wistaston residents air fears over plans to build 1,800 houses

Wistaston residents air fears over plans to build 1,800 houses

More than 200 residents crammed into a village hall to air concerns on plans to build 1,800 new homes near Nantwich. Muller Property and Gladman Properties are targeting land off Middlewich Road and Church Lane, in Wistaston.

April 12, 2013
Cats Protection League to stage Wistaston memorial hall fundraiser

Cats Protection League to stage Wistaston memorial hall fundraiser

The Cats Protection Crewe & District group is to stage a fund-raising event in Wistaston this weekend. It takes place in Wistaston Memorial Hall on Church Lane this Saturday April 13 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

April 11, 2013
Nantwich vehicle students given exclusive Bentley Motors tour

Nantwich vehicle students given exclusive Bentley Motors tour

Trainee vehicle technicians from Nantwich saw engineering perfection during a visit to exclusive car manufacturer Bentley. Thirty students from Reaseheath College watched the production of two of the most prestigious cars in the world – the Bentley Continental GT and the Bentley Mulsanne.

April 11, 2013
Family tribute after inquest into Nantwich car crash victim

Family tribute after inquest into Nantwich car crash victim

The family of tragic Nantwich car crash victim Rob Brereton have paid tribute after an inquest ruled his death was accidental. Father-of-three Rob (pictured) was killed after his car lost control and hit a tree at 55mph on Marsh Lane, Nantwich.

April 9, 2013
New Pilates classes launch in Nantwich and Wistaston

New Pilates classes launch in Nantwich and Wistaston

New Pilates classes are being launched in Nantwich and Wistaston by Crewe & Nantwich Zumba. Classes are being held every Thursday at 8pm at Brine Leas High School in Audlem Road.

April 8, 2013
Red Lion abattoir near Nantwich closed by Food Standards Agency

Red Lion abattoir near Nantwich closed by Food Standards Agency

The controversial Red Lion abattoir near Nantwich has been ordered to stop operating, the Food Standards Agency revealed today. The slaughterhouse in Sound Heath, Wrenbury, has failed to meet requirements for safe production of meat.

April 8, 2013
Cheshire East Cabinet member vows “action” over Stapeley oak tree felling

Cheshire East Cabinet member vows “action” over Stapeley oak tree felling

A Cheshire East Cabinet councillor has vowed “very serious action” after trees blocking a proposed controversial “Nantwich South” access road were hacked down. Cllr David Brown said they are looking at whether the council’s environmental conditions have been breached.

April 8, 2013