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‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded and extended in Cheshire East

‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded and extended in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council’s ‘Little Bus’ service is to be upgraded and extended across a wider area from August.

Little Bus supports 600 regular users in the elderly, disabled and people who have no access to a scheduled service.

April 17, 2019
Cheshire Fire Service achieves first with no accidental deaths

Cheshire Fire Service achieves first with no accidental deaths

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has had zero deaths in accidental house fires in the last year 2018-19.

It’s the first time the service has achieved the milestone.

April 14, 2019
Police prepared for Nantwich Jazz Festival crowds, says officer

Police prepared for Nantwich Jazz Festival crowds, says officer

Officers in Nantwich say policing will be as high profile as ever at next week’s Nantwich Jazz festival.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flood into the town for the five-day festival starting on Thursday April 18.

April 13, 2019
Young Nantwich volunteers renovate emergency housing

Young Nantwich volunteers renovate emergency housing

Young National Citizen Service volunteers in Nantwich have been brushing up their DIY skills.

Big-hearted teenagers and NCS youth workers gave up a weekend to help renovate a bungalow for emergency housing at Regents Park in Nantwich.

April 13, 2019
Electric vehicles rise by 5,750% in Cheshire East with just 34 charging points

Electric vehicles rise by 5,750% in Cheshire East with just 34 charging points

Cheshire East has seen a staggering 5,750% rise in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in seven years but has just 34 charging points, according to latest figures.

Statistics compiled by the BBC Shared Data Unit shows that 1,170 fully electric or plug in hybrid cars, LGVs and quadricycles were registered in the Cheshire East Council authority area in 2018.

April 12, 2019
Guest speaker Dr Sharon George from Keele University

Second “Plastic Free Nantwich” event to be staged at The Crown

A second Plastic Free Nantwich campaign launch is to be held this week to cater for demand.

The Leopard pub on London Road was so packed out at the first launch many people could not get in and listen to Keele University expert Dr Sharon George’s talk and presentation.

April 10, 2019
Nantwich Civic Society calls for action on town’s crumbling pavements

Nantwich Civic Society calls for action on town’s crumbling pavements

Disgruntled members of Nantwich Civic Society are aiming to ruffle Cheshire East Council feathers over the crumbling state of the town’s pavements.

They have launched their new “Puddleduck Campaign” to pressure the authority into much-needed repairs.

April 10, 2019
RSPCA staff fill bags full of discarded rubbish around Nantwich Lake

RSPCA staff fill bags full of discarded rubbish around Nantwich Lake

Staff from RSPCA Stapeley Grange in Nantwich filled up three large bags of rubbish in a litter pick around Nantwich Lake.

They organised the litter pick as part of a national campaign to clean up the country.

April 8, 2019
Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government has handed borough chiefs another funding boost to tackle potholes – but an opposition councillor warns some roads might never be restored.

Cheshire East Council has been given an extra £533,171 from the Department for Transport to improve the borough’s roads.

April 8, 2019
More than 150 dog fighting complaints in Cheshire, says RSPCA

More than 150 dog fighting complaints in Cheshire, says RSPCA

Illegal dog fighting is still rife in parts of Cheshire, latest RSPCA statistics show.

In the last four years, there have been 151 complaints of dog fighting in the county reported to the animal welfare charity.

April 7, 2019
1,000th hen set to be re-homed in latest Nantwich event

1,000th hen set to be re-homed in latest Nantwich event

The British Hen Welfare Trust team in Cheshire is on track to rehome the 1,000th hen of 2019 at their collection event this weekend (April 7).

So far this year, the team has helped send more than 940 hens off to pet homes, and save them from slaughter.

April 5, 2019
Work to start on fire station refurbishment plan across Cheshire

Work to start on fire station refurbishment plan across Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Work will begin this month on an £8.5 million project to refurbish 21 of Cheshire’s ageing fire stations.

But Nantwich station on Beam Street will be one of the last to undergo the work, not until 2023-24.

April 3, 2019
Nantwich pupils enjoy Time Capsule competition at new Tesni housing scheme

Nantwich pupils enjoy Time Capsule competition at new Tesni housing scheme

Youngsters from three Nantwich schools donned their hard hats on a new housing development as part of a time capsule competition!

Year 4 pupils at Highfields Academy, St Anne’s Catholic Primary School and Acton C of E Primary School were challenged to fill a capsule which could be buried on the site of the new Tesni Homes development on Welshman’s Lane.

April 3, 2019