Environment

Rare red squirrel admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange

Rare red squirrel admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange

The RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich has admitted a rare patient – a red squirrel.

The elusive squirrel – a native British species which is only seen in certain parts of the UK – was admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange after being found orphaned in Liverpool.

August 21, 2019
Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners fighting for a court injunction to tackle unauthorised traveller camps in Nantwich, say Cheshire East Council has “refused” to disclose details of legal advice which has stalled the move.

August 20, 2019
Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

A petition has been launched calling on Cheshire East Council chiefs to ditch plans to open a transit site for gypsies and travellers at Cledford Hall.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Labour Cheshire East Council member for Middlewich, launched the petition online on Tuesday – and it has had more than 100 signatures so far.

August 15, 2019
Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Nantwich can soon have their say on a key council document that will pave the way for a transit site for gypsies and travellers.

Cheshire East Council is about to open consultation on the latest draft for the second part of its local plan – formally known as the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

August 13, 2019
Probe begins into cause of Beechmere complex fire in Crewe

Probe begins into cause of Beechmere complex fire in Crewe

Cheshire Fire investigators are now probing the cause of the blaze which ripped through the Beechmere residential complex in Crewe.

Early indications suggest it was not a deliberate act, and the focus will be as much on how the fire spread so quickly and with devastating effect.

August 11, 2019
New Grand Junction retail park access road rejected by councillors

New Grand Junction retail park access road rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
Plans for a new slip road entrance to Grand Junction retail park in Crewe – which would have cut across an existing cycleway – have been rejected by councillors.

Members of Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee warned the road would be dangerous for pedestrians and an inconvenience to cyclists

August 10, 2019
Community praised after huge blaze at Crewe residential complex

Community praised after huge blaze at Crewe residential complex

Police and fire chiefs have praised Crewe communities for rallying around after a massive fire ripped through a residential complex in the town.

More than 150 people were evacuated during the incident on Rolls Avenue and fire crews are still on the scene tackling the fire.

August 9, 2019
Giant bee sculpture unveiled by Snugburys near Nantwich

Giant bee sculpture unveiled by Snugburys near Nantwich

Snugburys have unveiled their latest stunning sculpture – and it’s creating a real buzz already!

This giant bee stands 40ft tall and is made of straw and hand split wood.

August 9, 2019
21 more homes approved by councillors for Nantwich countryside

21 more homes approved by councillors for Nantwich countryside

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have allowed 21 homes to be built in a patch of Nantwich countryside because the site is now surrounded by a major housing estate.

Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee gave the green light for the development at Fields Farm, off Queens Drive, at today’s (August 7) meeting.

August 7, 2019
Campaigners launch formal complaint as Barony Park endures 10th unauthorised camp

Campaigners launch formal complaint as Barony Park endures 10th unauthorised camp

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Urgent action is being demanded to prevent unauthorised traveller sites springing up at Barony Park in Nantwich – after it was hit by its 10th encampment this year.

August 7, 2019
Traveller transit site for Cheshire East “not set in stone”

Traveller transit site for Cheshire East “not set in stone”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Cabinet councillors insist plans for a transit site at Cledford Hall are “not yet set in stone” and they will listen to what residents think.

August 6, 2019
Stapeley Grange appeals for washing liquid to treat oiled birds

Stapeley Grange appeals for washing liquid to treat oiled birds

Stapeley Grange RSPCA staff are appealing for washing liquid appeal after influx of
oiled birds into the Nantwich centre.

They need the liquid to treat up to 20 geese which were admitted after getting covered in dumped oil in a river canal.

August 5, 2019
Black Lion - pic by JThomas, creative commons licence

Historic Black Lion pub in Nantwich closes

One of Nantwich’s oldest pubs, The Black Lion, has closed down and staff made redundant, it has emerged.

August 4, 2019