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Costa Coffee set to move into former M&Co outlet in Nantwich

Costa Coffee set to move into former M&Co outlet in Nantwich

Costa Coffee are applying to move their Nantwich outlet to the former M&Co store on the High Street.

The company is set to relocate from its current position on Church Lane in Nantwich.

April 20, 2024
Cheshire East Council fail to repair faulty A500 street lamps five months on

Cheshire East Council fail to repair faulty A500 street lamps five months on

Cheshire East highways chiefs have failed to repair around 15 faulty street lamps near one of the busiest road junctions in the region – despite knowing for five months

Several motorists have reported the faulty lighting on the A500 on approach to junction 16 of the M6 as well as the B5078 off the same roundabout.

April 17, 2024
HS2 money to fund major A500 surfacing between Nantwich and M6

HS2 money to fund major A500 surfacing between Nantwich and M6

The A500 between Nantwich and Shavington is set for major surfacing works this summer.

Motorists are being warned of road closures and disruption between July and September on the main route connecting Nantwich and Crewe to the M6 motorway.

April 11, 2024
Plan to install new Automaton Clock in Nantwich Civic Hall

Plan to install new Automaton Clock in Nantwich Civic Hall

Town councillors are bidding to install a new “Automaton Clock” in Nantwich Civic Hall. The project would involve engineering students from Crewe and Nantwich.

The idea emerged as town councillors and engineers discussed if it was possible to repair the broken Millennium Clock in the Cocoa Yard in Nantwich.

April 10, 2024
Review bus route from Nantwich to Leighton Hospital, councillor urges

Review bus route from Nantwich to Leighton Hospital, councillor urges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council must ensure bus routes are provided to Leighton Hospitals when it reviews the services it supports, councillors have said.

The council currently spends £2.5 million a year supporting bus services which are not commercially viable but are deemed important and socially necessary.

April 10, 2024
Local councillors query Cheshire East delay over “lane rental” scheme

Local councillors query Cheshire East delay over “lane rental” scheme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is to drive ahead with plans to introduce a lane rental scheme to speed up utility firms that dig up roads to carry out repairs.

But local councillors, while welcoming the news, have hit out at the delays in getting the scheme up and running.

April 9, 2024
site 60ft telecoms mast plan Nantwich

Controversial plan for 60ft telecoms tower in Nantwich is withdrawn

A plan to erect a 60ft telecoms mast on land just yards from family homes in Nantwich has been withdrawn by the applicant.

The telecommunication mast was planned for land at TG Builders on Beam Heath Way just a few yards from residential properties on the other side of Middlewich Road.

April 9, 2024
Homes and pub scheme for Acton refused by Cheshire East councillors

Homes and pub scheme for Acton refused by Cheshire East councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A scheme to build 53 new homes and a pub in the open countryside at Acton near Nantwich has been refused by councillors.

Nine members of the southern planning committee voted to turn down the application on land south of Monks Lane and west of Chester Road, and one abstained.

April 8, 2024
CEC highways spent £20,000 in two years on lawyers fighting pothole claims

CEC highways spent £20,000 in two years on lawyers fighting pothole claims

Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council spent almost £20,000 on lawyers in just two years fighting pothole compensation claims, new figures show today.

Freedom of Information data shows the council received 1,471 compensation claims for pothole damage to vehicles in 2021, 2022 and the first two months of 2023.

April 5, 2024
Businesses forced to close due to electrical fire on Welsh Row

Businesses forced to close due to electrical fire on Welsh Row

An electrical fire on Welsh Row in Nantwich forced businesses to shut and the road to be closed earlier today.

Fire crews and power engineers were called out to the incident and police cordoned off access to the main route.

April 5, 2024
New baby bereavement unit officially opens at Leighton Hospital

New baby bereavement unit officially opens at Leighton Hospital

A new purpose-built baby bereavement suite named the “Meadow Suite” has officially opened at Leighton Hospital.

£100,000 was raised through a fundraising appeal called “Lost Little Ones” which was launched by Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity (MCH Charity) in 2019.

April 3, 2024
Thousands enjoy another Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival

Thousands enjoy another Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival

Tens of thousands of revellers packed in to Nantwich town centre over the Easter weekend to enjoy another Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.

And despite the numbers and the amount of alcohol consumed, police say there were just a small number of incidents involving assault and possession of drugs.

April 3, 2024
Couple retire from running Nantwich Market poultry stall

Couple retire from running Nantwich Market poultry stall

A popular couple who run a stall on Nantwich Market which has been operating in the family for 50 years, have announced their retirement.

Scores of customers left tributes for Karen and David Welch who ran their popular poultry and egg stall at the market for one last time on Saturday (March 30).

April 2, 2024