Environment

Bridgemere Show Gardens formally relaunched

Bridgemere Show Gardens formally relaunched

Bridgemere Show Gardens near Nantwich have been officially unveiled after being restored to their former glory.

The gardens, now owned by Blue Diamond Group, have undergone extensive restoration and rejuvenation.

May 23, 2022
Residents object to re-opened Worleston pub’s licence bid

Residents object to re-opened Worleston pub’s licence bid

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A village pub which has been renovated added an outdoor dining area to cater for any customers’ concerns following the Covid pandemic, a licensing committee heard.

The Royal Oak at Worleston near Nantwich has recently reopened after undergoing a full refurbishment.

May 15, 2022
Reaseheath College “Class of 2020” enjoy belated graduation

Reaseheath College “Class of 2020” enjoy belated graduation

They have waited patiently for two years – and now Reaseheath College graduates of 2020 have finally celebrated!

The graduates marked their success from 2020 at a spectacular graduation ceremony in Chester Cathedral, after Covid prevented previous attempts.

May 11, 2022
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Bid for Beeston and Tarporley station takes step forward

A bid to reopen a Beeston and Tarporley railway station on the Crewe-Chester line has taken another step forward.

Members of the Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group have delivered a Feasibility, and Preliminary Business Case submitted to the Dept for Transport

May 11, 2022
Stapeley House Tea Room moves to new Nantwich location

Stapeley House Tea Room moves to new Nantwich location

The owners of the popular Stapeley House Tea Room have had a real result – by moving to a new location at Nantwich Town FC!

They opened their new permanent outlet this week called “The Tea Lounge” at the club’s Optimum Pay Stadium off Waterlode.

May 7, 2022
Wardle firm given approval for extensions built without permission

Wardle firm given approval for extensions built without permission

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Wardle company which built extensions without planning permission to house extra stock after sales plummeted during Covid, has been given approval for the new buildings.

TI Midwood applied to Cheshire East Council for permission for five extensions to existing buildings “to address urgent business protection measures brought about by Brexit and Covid”.

May 5, 2022
Search on for next junior recycling champion in Cheshire East

Search on for next junior recycling champion in Cheshire East

Primary schools in Nantwich are helping Cheshire East find the borough’s next junior recycling champion!

Teachers can nominate a selection of pupils as junior recycling officers.

May 4, 2022
£5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”

£5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A £5.799m government grant for potholes is welcome but “will not even begin to scratch the surface” of the £180m backlog of repair work, Cheshire East’s deputy leader said.

Cllr Craig Browne said Government funding to Cheshire East for road repairs has remained largely static over the last decade.

May 3, 2022
Landmark Nantwich shop Chatwins hit with shoppers after revamp

Landmark Nantwich shop Chatwins hit with shoppers after revamp

Chatwins has welcomed back customers to its flagship store in Nantwich after a major revamp.

And it heralds a new era for a family name synonymous with award-winning bread and cakes.

May 2, 2022
Full closure of A530 Middlewich Road until October, CEC confirms

Full closure of A530 Middlewich Road until October, CEC confirms

There will be a “full closure” of the A530 Middlewich Road between Pyms Lane and Smithy Lane from May to October, Cheshire East Council has confirmed.

The closure is one of many disruptions facing motorists as work begins on the North West Crewe Package (NWCP) scheme over the next two years.

May 1, 2022
Drivers warned over delays from North West Crewe Package road closures

Drivers warned over delays from North West Crewe Package road closures

Drivers are being warned of road closures from May as work begins on overhauling the road network near Leighton Hospital as part of the North West Crewe Package.

Cheshire East Council is urging residents and motorists to sign up to receive updates as a long section of the A530 is set to close from May 9.

April 27, 2022
CEC plans two cycling and pedestrian schemes in Crewe

CEC plans two cycling and pedestrian schemes in Crewe

Residents are being urged to air views on two new schemes for more direct links for walking and cycling between Crewe railway station and the town centre.

Cheshire East Council says it aims to improve pedestrian and cycle links to encourage an increase in “active travel”.

April 26, 2022
Crewe Lyceum hits high notes with piano project

Crewe Lyceum hits high notes with piano project

Crewe Lyceum Theatre is hitting the high notes with a piano project designed to boost vibrancy of two of Cheshire East’s town centres after lockdown.

Five pianos – decorated by local artists and community groups – have been placed at key locations in Crewe and Macclesfield.

April 25, 2022