Environment

Cheshire Wildlife Trust collects more than 200,000 tree seeds for project

Cheshire Wildlife Trust collects more than 200,000 tree seeds for project

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has collected more than 200,000 seeds from across Cheshire as part of a national project to protect the UK’s trees.

The Trust is a partner in the UK National Tree Seed Project, set up by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, with funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

December 6, 2019
Nantwich airman’s grave to feature in Art UK sculptures project

Nantwich airman’s grave to feature in Art UK sculptures project

A series of public sculptures in Cheshire including the airman’s grave in Nantwich are to be showcased by Art UK.

They will join around 100,000 sculptures from around the UK to feature in the online project by 2020.

December 5, 2019
New food waste recycling for Crewe and Nantwich to launch in January

New food waste recycling for Crewe and Nantwich to launch in January

A new food waste recycling service for Cheshire East residents will start in January 2020.

People will start to receive a small green food caddy from January 6.

November 30, 2019
Crewe Bus Users Group calls for more support for transport network

Crewe Bus Users Group calls for more support for transport network

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A group championing bus users across Cheshire is determined to see better transport links made a priority by council chiefs.

Crewe and District Bus Users Group (CDBUG) was set up to challenge cuts proposed in Cheshire East Council’s 2017 bus review.

November 29, 2019
Vision for Nantwich scheme to transform gasworks site given go ahead

Vision for Nantwich scheme to transform gasworks site given go ahead

By Stephen Topping, local democracry reporter
A long-awaited development that will transform a busy part of Nantwich has been given the green light from councillors – despite some concerns over flood risk.

At Wednesday’s meeting, Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee voted to approve plans for 31 apartments plus a hotel, restaurants and shops at the former gasworks off Welsh Row.

November 28, 2019
Nantwich earns Gold award in Britain in Bloom

Nantwich earns Gold award in Britain in Bloom

Nantwich has been presented top prize of Gold in the Town Category of the Britain in Bloom Awards.

The hard work and dedication of volunteers has paid off for the ninth year running after earning the award at the North West in Bloom Awards Ceremony in Southport.

November 26, 2019
Major Nantwich development will hit parking in town, warns Civic Society

Major Nantwich development will hit parking in town, warns Civic Society

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A major development in Nantwich could leave workers, shoppers and visitors struggling to park if more spaces are not found elsewhere in the town, council chiefs are being warned.

November 25, 2019
Reaseheath graduates celebrated at Chester Cathedral ceremony

Reaseheath graduates celebrated at Chester Cathedral ceremony

Successful graduates from University Centre Reaseheath in Nantwich have celebrated academic success at a graduation ceremony in Chester Cathedral.

University Centre Reaseheath is a strategic alliance partner with the University of Chester and both education institutions shared a graduation ceremony in the historic building.

November 20, 2019
Queens Park in Crewe picks up prestigious national award

Queens Park in Crewe picks up prestigious national award

Queens Park in Crewe has scooped a prestigious national environmental award.

It has been recognised by the government as a national “Bees Needs Champion”.

November 19, 2019
Home Secretary Priti Patel visits Nantwich to meet Barony Park campaigners

Home Secretary Priti Patel visits Nantwich to meet Barony Park campaigners

Home Secretary Priti Patel was in Nantwich today to back campaigners fighting to protect Barony Park from unauthorised travellers.

Ms Patel met with Friends of Barony Park group, led by campaigner Rachel Cole.

November 19, 2019
Cheshire Wildlife Trust calls for one-hour daily nature boost for children

Cheshire Wildlife Trust calls for one-hour daily nature boost for children

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is calling for every child to have a daily one-hour nature boost.

The conservation charity’s call follows a report into the impact experiencing nature has on children.

November 16, 2019
Residents reassured as towpath cracks emerge on canal embankment in Nantwich

Residents reassured as towpath cracks emerge on canal embankment in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
Concerned residents and business owners have been urged not to worry despite towpath cracks appearing on the 200-year-old Shropshire Union Canal embankment in Nantwich

November 15, 2019
Cheshire East Council officers target private rentals in deprived areas

Cheshire East Council officers target private rentals in deprived areas

Council officers could soon have the power to inspect every private rented property in one of the most deprived areas of Crewe, writes Stephen Topping.

Cheshire East Council is considering introducing selective licensing in an area to the west of Crewe station – including parts of Nantwich Road, Edleston Road and Mill Street.

November 15, 2019