Environment

Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

A major breach of Shropshire Union Canal at Beeston near Nantwich was caused by heavy rains and floods from Storm Christoph.

These images from canal users show the extent of the breach which has closed the canal and towpath at Lock 10, Wharton’s Lock and Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock.

January 22, 2021
Nantwich public information video aims targets dog fouling

Nantwich public information video aims targets dog fouling

A Nantwich pupil teamed up with The Cat radio and a production company to create a fun video – aimed at targeting dog fouling in the town!

Pear Tree Primary youngster Lacey Marsh, 10, provided the voice for the video “My Dog Needs The Loo!”

January 21, 2021
Rain, snow, floods – Cheshire takes a hit from Storm Christoph

Rain, snow, floods – Cheshire takes a hit from Storm Christoph

Storm Christoph threw plenty at South Cheshire over the past 24 hours as the area woke to flooding and road closures.

Heavy rain turned to heavy snow last night, leaving much of the region under a blanket of the white stuff when residents woke today.

January 21, 2021
Flood Warning issued for Nantwich and River Weaver

Flood Warning issued for Nantwich and River Weaver

A flood warning has now been issued for Nantwich and the River Weaver at Shrewbridge Lodge.

The Environment Agency has upgraded its initial Flood Alert to the more serious Warning due to very high river levels of the Weaver through the town.

January 18, 2021
Organisers confirm Battle of Nantwich Winter Fayre cancelled by Covid

Organisers confirm Battle of Nantwich Winter Fayre cancelled by Covid

By Jonathan White
The annual ‘Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre’ has been cancelled by the Covid pandemic, organisers have confirmed.

The Holly Holy Day annual event normally takes place on the final weekend of January, and is one of the biggest one-day events in the town.

January 17, 2021
Cheshire East Council sees surge in waste reduction volunteers

Cheshire East Council sees surge in waste reduction volunteers

Cheshire East Council’s waste reduction volunteer programme has seen a surge of new recruits signing up to play their part in improving the local environment.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, volunteers from across the borough have come forward to join the programme.

January 16, 2021
Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Councillors could be forced to remove town centre benches in Nantwich amid fears too many people are not following Covid lockdown guidelines.

The concerns were discussed tonight (January 14) by Nantwich Town Council, after residents and traders raised fears about lack of social distancing.

January 14, 2021
RSPCA appeal after two cats found dumped in layby near Nantwich

RSPCA appeal after two cats found dumped in layby near Nantwich

Two cats have been found dumped in a remote layby on a closed road near Nantwich, RSPCS officials said.

Animal rescuer inspector Jenny Bethel said it was lucky she found the hungry cats, who are such good friends they have been named Ross and Chandler.

January 14, 2021
Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villagers in Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem are to benefit from nearly £1.3m Rural Mobility Fund to improve links to the south west of Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council says the Government funding will boost public transport service where it is currently very limited.

January 12, 2021
Cheshire East defends record amid claims of blue badge permits disparity

Cheshire East defends record amid claims of blue badge permits disparity

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Residents with non-visible disabilities are treated the same as those with visible conditions when it comes to blue badge applications, according to Cheshire East Council.

The council has defended its record on the parking permits after a BBC investigation shows a disparity in approval ratings between those with non-visible and visible conditions.

January 9, 2021
Councillors in war of words over Cheshire East 20mph limit debate

Councillors in war of words over Cheshire East 20mph limit debate

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A war of words has emerged after an Cheshire East Independent councillor says she is “recruiting candidates” for the authority’s next election in 2023.

Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, the borough’s cycling and walking champion, claims she is “starting so early” with her election preparations following a farcical debate over 20mph speed restrictions last month.

January 8, 2021
South Cheshire photographers capture stunning wildlife images in Queens Park

South Cheshire photographers capture stunning wildlife images in Queens Park

By Jonathan White
Talented South Cheshire photographers have been showing off their skills in Queens Park in Crewe.

Several photographers have turned their focus to the abundance of wildlife in the park.

January 6, 2021
Nantwich Local Transport Delivery Plan unveiled by Cheshire East

Nantwich Local Transport Delivery Plan unveiled by Cheshire East

Nantwich residents can air their views on local transport and parking plans unveiled for the town.

The consultations, which end on 31 January, seek the views of people, communities, elected members and other stakeholders.

January 6, 2021