Environment

Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of families to flock to Reaseheath College’s lambing weekends

Hundreds of local families are expected to flock to Reaseheath College in Nantwich in March to welcome the first lambs of the season.

The college’s lambing weekends have been a major draw to the college for 23 years.

February 19, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

Second hen re-homing event in Nantwich after huge success of first

A second hen re-homing event is to take place in Nantwich after one held last month was hailed a huge success.

In January, 437 hens were saved from slaughter and adopted as pets from the British Hen Welfare Trust Nantwich collection point.

February 18, 2019
Nantwich Mayor hails police officers’ crime prevention strategy

Nantwich Mayor hails police officers’ crime prevention strategy

The Mayor of Nantwich has praised local police officers and their approach to preventing crime in the town.

It comes after Cllr David Marren joined them on patrol for a day and witnessed underlying issues Nantwich faces, including drug dealing, theft, anti-social behaviour and isolation.

February 14, 2019
Baby hamsters found dumped in box on park bench in Crewe

Baby hamsters found dumped in box on park bench in Crewe

Six baby hamsters are recovering in RSPCA care in Nantwich after they were found dumped in a box on a bench in Crewe.

Council workers found the Syrian hamsters in the discarded box in Queens Park on Tuesday (February 12), and took them to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre on London Road.

February 14, 2019
Nantwich fly-tipping “disgraceful” as Cheshire East recruits officers

Nantwich fly-tipping “disgraceful” as Cheshire East recruits officers

Two officers have been recruited as part of Cheshire East Council’s bid to tackle fly-tipping and waste disposal issues in South Cheshire.

The move comes in a week when fly-tippers dumped a pile of domestic waste just yards from the airman’s memorial grave in Nantwich..

February 13, 2019
Anger as fly-tippers dump rubbish next to airman’s memorial in Nantwich

Anger as fly-tippers dump rubbish next to airman’s memorial in Nantwich

Fly-tippers have dumped a pile of rubbish just yards from the airman’s memorial in Nantwich.

The rubbish was found dumped by walkers earlier today close to the site by the River Weaver, off Shrewbridge Road.

February 11, 2019
Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East Council has approved an increase in parking charges across the borough after making a few amendments to initial proposals.

The authority received 296 representations during a three-week consultation between November 28 and December 19.

February 8, 2019
White Horse in Nantwich forced to reduce operating hours

White Horse in Nantwich forced to reduce operating hours

Nantwich pub The White Horse has been forced to reduce its operating hours after undergoing a licence review, town councillors were told.

The pub on Pillory Street has applied for a variation of its premises licence following the review sparked by complaints from residents in the town.

February 8, 2019
Outbreak of equine flu started at South Cheshire yard

Outbreak of equine flu started at South Cheshire yard

An outbreak of equine flu which has led to British horse racing meetings being cancelled, started at a yard in South Cheshire.

There are fears over the impact of the outbreak on next month’s Cheltenham Festival, and potentially the Grand National at Aintree in April.

February 7, 2019
Council Tax to rise by 2.99% to fund more services, says Cheshire East

Council Tax to rise by 2.99% to fund more services, says Cheshire East

Householders in Nantwich and Crewe face a further 2.99% rise on the Council Tax bills from April, it has been agreed.

Cheshire East Council says the rise is needed to help fund more frontline services.

February 5, 2019
Polish delegation seal twinning agreement with visit to Nantwich

Polish delegation seal twinning agreement with visit to Nantwich

A five-person delegation from Dzierzoniow in Poland visited Nantwich to formalise the Friendship Agreement between the two towns.

The agreement was first put in place by the demised Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council back in 2005.

February 1, 2019
Nantwich Walled Garden Society voices fears over housing plan for historic wall

Nantwich Walled Garden Society voices fears over housing plan for historic wall

Members of the Nantwich Walled Garden Society (NWGS) have voiced concerns over plans to build new houses on the historic site off Welsh Row.

Cheshire East Council is currently considering two new planning applications for permission to build six houses on the site.

January 31, 2019