Environment

Hundreds of HS2 lorry journeys set to add to Nantwich traffic

Hundreds of HS2 lorry journeys set to add to Nantwich traffic

Heavy duty HS2 construction lorries could be using some of Nantwich’s busiest junctions dozens of times every day under plans seen by Nantwich News.

HS2 Ltd has applied for permission to use certain routes for its lorries – including from Cheerbrook roundabout, Newcastle Road, Elwood Way, A51 London Road down to Checkley Lane near Bridgemere.

December 5, 2021
Nantwich shops enter Christmas spirit with festive window displays

Nantwich shops enter Christmas spirit with festive window displays

By Jonathan White
Businesses in Nantwich have pulled out the stops to make their festive window displays extra special this year with imaginative and eye-catching displays.

Wendy’s Florist on Hospital Street features a scale model of the frontage of her business.

December 5, 2021
Crewe people dying 13 years earlier than other Cheshire East areas

Crewe people dying 13 years earlier than other Cheshire East areas

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
People in Crewe die 13 years before those in more affluent parts of Cheshire East so the town deserves investment following years of neglect, a councillor said.

Cllr Suzanne Brookfield (Crewe East, Lab) was speaking following an update report on the town centre regeneration programmes at a meeting of the economy and growth committee.

December 3, 2021
Third crash on Coole Lane after road removed from CEC gritting routes

Third crash on Coole Lane after road removed from CEC gritting routes

Coole Lane in Nantwich has seen another crash – the third in three days – after Cheshire East Council removed it from its winter gritting route.

The latest accident involved a skip lorry which crashed off the road into the ditch.

December 2, 2021
A51 Chester Road near Nantwich set to reopen in two weeks

A51 Chester Road near Nantwich set to reopen in two weeks

The A51 Chester Road at Wardle near Nantwich is on track to re-open later in December, Cheshire East Council confirmed today.

The “slope stabilisation” scheme on a 600-metre stretch has resulted in a full closure of the main route since August 31.

December 1, 2021
Residents angry over Coole Lane removal from CEC gritting route

Residents angry over Coole Lane removal from CEC gritting route

By David Harrison
Residents angry over Coole Lane’s removal from winter gritting routes say it has had an immediate chaotic impact on the busy rural road.

The first major cold snap of the winter led to a temporary closure of the road which connects Nantwich and Audlem after police were called to an accident yesterday (November 29).

November 30, 2021
Wind, snow and ice – crazy weekend of Cheshire weather

Wind, snow and ice – crazy weekend of Cheshire weather

It’s been an interesting few days’ of weather in Cheshire – even by UK standards.

Destructive winds and rain of Storm Arwen on Friday and Saturday, followed by heavy snowfall on Sunday.

November 29, 2021
Storm Arwen closes roads and rail services across Cheshire

Storm Arwen closes roads and rail services across Cheshire

Storm Arwen caused travel chaos across Cheshire as high winds brought down trees, blocking roads and railways.

The winds also brought down the Tree of Light in the centre of Nantwich.

November 27, 2021
Cheshire East Council launches “say hi to High Street” campaign

Cheshire East Council launches “say hi to High Street” campaign

Cheshire East Council has launched its winter phase of the “Say ‘hi’ to the High Street” campaign.

It includes advertisements and a social media campaign featuring videos promoting Nantwich and Cheshire East’s other 10 towns in the build-up to Christmas.

November 26, 2021
New crossing set for Peter De Stapleigh Way, say councillors

New crossing set for Peter De Stapleigh Way, say councillors

Stapeley councillors say funding has been secured for a new Puffin crossing on the busy Peter de Stapleigh Way.

It comes just weeks after a schoolboy was hit by a car using a drop-down kerb crossing.

November 23, 2021
Plan for Walking and Cycling network in Cheshire East gets go ahead

Plan for Walking and Cycling network in Cheshire East gets go ahead

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has given the go ahead for a plan to develop walking and cycling networks.

Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs) have been developed for Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield and Wilmslow.

November 23, 2021
Free festive car parking days announced for Nantwich

Free festive car parking days announced for Nantwich

Council bosses have agreed to offer Nantwich four FREE car parking days in the run up to Christmas.

The scheme is designed to boost the town’s economy in the festive season as local traders recover from the pandemic.

November 20, 2021
Nantwich named joint winner in North West in Bloom awards

Nantwich named joint winner in North West in Bloom awards

Green-fingered volunteers in Nantwich scooped gold after the town was named as joint overall winner in North West in Bloom.

Hard-working members of Nantwich in Bloom put hundreds of hours of their time into brightening up the town with flowerbeds, planters and baskets.

November 20, 2021