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Nantwich Police vow to crack down on anti-social hotspots

Nantwich Police vow to crack down on anti-social hotspots

Police in Nantwich have vowed to target anti-social “hotspots” in the town’s parks after reports of large gatherings causing problems.

June 4, 2020
Hot weather continues for South Cheshire – IN PICTURES

Hot weather continues for South Cheshire – IN PICTURES

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire continues to bask in hot weather for a few more days yet.

With temperatures around 25-26C, the region like many other parts of the UK has broken historical records for the sunniest spring since 1929, according to the Met Office.

June 1, 2020
Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

A town councillor has called for tighter restrictions on vehicles accessing Nantwich town centre amid damage to paved areas.

Cllr Carole Thomas says heavy delivery vehicles are causing damage to the pedestrianised town square, leading to more falls, trips and injuries to shoppers.

May 31, 2020
Major rail bridge works to close busy A530 for four months

Major rail bridge works to close busy A530 for four months

The busy A530 between Nantwich and Middlewich will close for up to four months from Monday for major railway bridge works.

Motorists are being warned of long delays to their journeys with diversion routes taking many around Crewe and back out if they want to get to Leighton Hospital.

May 30, 2020
Nantwich Market to undergo “phased” re-opening, councillors told

Nantwich Market to undergo “phased” re-opening, councillors told

Nantwich Market is to undergo a “phased” re-opening as lockdown restrictions ease, Nantwich Town Council was told.

Councillors and traders are hoping to be back in the market hall under Government plans to allow “non essential” shops to re-open in June.

May 29, 2020
Call for Nantwich allotment hours change amid dispute

Call for Nantwich allotment hours change amid dispute

A Nantwich resident is calling for reduced allotment opening hours to help limit disturbance to his family.

Andrew Spanton, who lives next to Brookfield Allotments, also told Nantwich Town Council he had been in a dispute over the use of bonfires on the site.

May 29, 2020
Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

A councillor says he was “threatened” by angry men as took photos of an unauthorised encampment on The Vagrants in Willaston.

Cllr Allen Gage, Cheshire East for Willaston and Rope, said a number of men rounded on him when he was spotted taking pictures from a distance, one allegedly shouting “delete those, I’ll kill you”.

May 27, 2020
Rare meat-eating plants re-introduced to Cheshire!

Rare meat-eating plants re-introduced to Cheshire!

One of England’s few carnivorous plants has been re-introduced to Cheshire at a secret location.

The insect-eating Great Sundew (Drosera anglica), which was made extinct during World War One, was re-introduced last week, says Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

May 26, 2020
3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

3-year Barony Park court injunction just “weeks away” before lockdown

A three-year court injunction to stop unauthorised travellers accessing Barony Park in Nantwich was just weeks away before lockdown, we can reveal.

It emerged as the first unauthorised travellers of 2020 arrived on the park overnight (May 25).

May 25, 2020
“Wizard of Oz” stage entertains Nantwich families in lockdown

“Wizard of Oz” stage entertains Nantwich families in lockdown

A furloughed drama teacher has been keeping Nantwich families entertained during lockdown – with a “Wizard of Oz” themed stage outside her house!

Fliss Finch decided to set up the mini stage and a hopscotch trail next to it in a bid to keep her own two children occupied.

May 22, 2020
Stones trail in Stapeley inspires youngsters to fundraise for MIND

Stones trail in Stapeley inspires youngsters to fundraise for MIND

Big-hearted Stapeley youngsters are raising hundreds of pounds for MIND thanks to their amazing “Happy Trail” of stones and other initiatives.

As well as the brightly coloured stone trail, they have held charity sweet stalls and fundraising toy sales to raise funds during lockdown.

May 22, 2020
Crewe-Nantwich Greenway

Only 2% cycle to work in Cheshire East, data shows

Just 2.2% of people in the Cheshire East area cycle on their way to work just once a week, according to latest figures.

And only 1.1% cycle every day on their journey to work, while fewer than 17% of people take part in cycling of any kind once a month.

May 21, 2020
South Cheshire basks in sunshine on hottest day of 2020

South Cheshire basks in sunshine on hottest day of 2020

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire basked in 26C sunshine yesterday (May 20) as the UK enjoyed temperatures even warmer than Marbella on the hottest day of the year so far.

The hot weather was a test of the new lockdown measures after Boris Johnson announced that English residents can now spend as much time as they like outside – as long as social distancing is observed.

May 21, 2020