Environment

Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

A landmark international deal has been signed to open a new health science campus on the Manchester Metropolitan University site in Crewe.

The facility on the 40-acre Crewe campus currently used by MMU will host UK and international students from September 2019, offering degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Podiatry.

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors have vowed to fight Cheshire East Council’s plans to increase car park charges in the town.

They say that Nantwich – and neighbouring Crewe – are being treated unfairly with some of the highest parking charges in the borough.

December 8, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Owners of empty homes in Crewe and Nantwich could face double council tax charges under new plans by Cheshire East Council.

They want to clamp down on the owners of empty homes which are being left unoccupied and unfurnished the long periods.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council considers parking charge fee rise

Cheshire East Council considers parking charge fee rise

Motorists in Nantwich and Crewe could face higher car park fees from March under Cheshire East Council plans.

Charges could rise by 10p on all council-owned car parks across each tariff, and resident parking permits could also go up.

Nantwich in Bloom hails “tremendous accolade” after eighth consecutive Gold

Nantwich in Bloom hails “tremendous accolade” after eighth consecutive Gold

Members of Nantwich in Bloom have hailed their eighth consecutive Gold Award at the North West in Bloom Awards as a “tremendous accolade”.

An army of volunteers helped keep the town clean and colourful over the spring and summer, despite the searing temperatures and drought-like conditions.

November 26, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

By Stephen Topping
Seven sticking points in Cheshire are being highlighted on HS2 Ltd’s to-do list – but a leading opponent says it is nothing more than a ‘marketing tool’

The company behind the project came under fire from Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury, for failing to provide visual designs of the planned rolling stock depot in Wimboldsley, between Winsford and Nantwich.

November 23, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Network Rail to close busy Nantwich level crossing for nine days

Network Rail to close busy Nantwich level crossing for nine days

The level crossing on busy Newcastle Road in Nantwich is to close for nine days to allow for repairs.

Network Rail has given advance warning of the closure which will be in place from January 5 to 14.

November 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Seven Nantwich footbridges over River Weaver receive £98,000 overhaul

Seven Nantwich footbridges over River Weaver receive £98,000 overhaul

Seven footbridges over the River Weaver in Nantwich have been spruced up Cheshire East Council in a £98,000 project.

The scheme aimed to boost the network of walking routes for residents, visitors and shoppers in the town.

November 21, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A South Cheshire music venue will be demolished as part of plans to build a five-storey car park close to Crewe railway station.

Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board has given the green light for a 243-space car park to be built behind the locally-listed Royal Hotel, in Nantwich Road – complete with a car wash.

November 21, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust bosses have voiced concerns over the Bovine TB Strategy Review led by Sir Charles Godfray.

The trust, welcoming recommendations for a changed emphasis in the fight to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB), is unhappy over the review’s recommendations to continue badger culling.

November 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich pub’s damning food hygiene report after inspection

Nantwich pub’s damning food hygiene report after inspection

A Nantwich pub has received a damning environmental health report into its food hygiene practices.

Cronkinson’s Farm pub in Stapeley received just a ‘1’ rating out of 5 in the latest inspection in October – the second lowest score.

November 18, 2018 6 comments Environment, Health, Human Interest, News
Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire to £612,000 of repairs

Shropshire Union Canal through Cheshire is to undergo more than £600,000 of repairs.

The Canal & River Trust, the national waterways and wellbeing charity, has scheduled the work over winter in Audlem, Beeston, Chester and Market Drayton.

November 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The amount of rubble waste being dealt with at Cheshire East tips has fallen by 80% since a new charge was introduced.

Cheshire East Council launched a charge of £3.50 per bag for construction waste in January as part of wider changes to its recycling centres.

November 14, 2018 6 comments Environment, News, Politics