Environment

Pictures show size of Wistaston mains burst which flooded homes

Pictures show size of Wistaston mains burst which flooded homes

These pictures reveal the size of the burst which caused parts of Wistaston to flood and leave thousands without supplies. A hole about one-foot long can be seen in the water mains unearthed by engineers repairing the damage along Valley Road in Wistaston.

April 23, 2012
Wistaston residents’ flooding nightmare after burst water main

Wistaston residents’ flooding nightmare after burst water main

Families in Wistaston were flooded out of their homes today after a burst water main sent a deluge into their properties. Residents woke up to find homes and gardens under six inches of water caused by the burst on Valley Road.

April 22, 2012
Council probes Nantwich town centre gas blast incident

Council probes Nantwich town centre gas blast incident

Council chiefs are probing a gas blast in Nantwich town centre which left an elderly lady  in hospital, it has emerged. The incident happened when a gas bottle being used on an outdoor barbecue stall on High Street exploded.

April 20, 2012
Nantwich food premises to get new council “rating”

Nantwich food premises to get new council “rating”

Nantwich pubs, restaurants, takeaways and coffee shops will be subject to a new rating system which council chiefs say will boost hygiene. The scheme is designed to help residents choose where to eat and encourage businesses to improve standards.

April 19, 2012
New pathway boosts safety for Nantwich school pupils

New pathway boosts safety for Nantwich school pupils

Nantwich schoolchildren will be safer thanks to a new pathway in the town, say councillors. The £60,000 route linking Taylor Drive and Edmund Wright Way will allow pupils to walk safely to Malbank School and Sixth Form College and Millfields Primary School.

April 18, 2012
Nantwich energy firm’s lead role in Anglesey biomass project

Nantwich energy firm’s lead role in Anglesey biomass project

An energy conservation firm in Nantwich has been at the forefront of a £500,000 biomass project at a luxury hotel on Anglesey. Tre-Ysgawen Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is thought to be the first hotel in Wales to harness the power of biomass fuel for heating.

April 16, 2012
Wardens launch dog mess crackdown in Willaston, Nantwich

Wardens launch dog mess crackdown in Willaston, Nantwich

Council wardens have launched a crackdown on dog owners in a Nantwich village who fail to clean up after their pets. They are targeting Willaston after a series of complaints from residents about dog fouling on the streets and playing fields.

April 16, 2012
Residents invited to £1.4million Nantwich Pool redesign event

Residents invited to £1.4million Nantwich Pool redesign event

Nantwich residents can attend an information event to air their views on Nantwich Pool’s redesign and refurbishment. People will get the chance to discuss the £1.4 million project with those working on the scheme at the Wall Lane facility.

April 13, 2012
Nantwich Litter Group tackle Barony Park rubbish problem

Nantwich Litter Group tackle Barony Park rubbish problem

Nantwich Litter Group volunteers armed themselves with bags and gloves for a “litter pick” around Barony Park. The event achieved significant results with several bags filled with rubbish.

April 11, 2012
Teenager raises hundreds for RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre

Teenager raises hundreds for RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre

A fundraising teenager and her mum who raised hundreds of pounds for the Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, have been rewarded for their efforts. Sophie Webb, 13, and mum Jan, spent months coming up with fundraising activities.

April 11, 2012
Wistaston village in full bloom thanks to volunteers

Wistaston village in full bloom thanks to volunteers

Wistaston near Nantwich is looking bloomin’ marvellous thanks to the efforts of local committee members. Wistaston in Bloom volunteers are seeing the results of their planting of four raised flowerbeds around the village.

April 9, 2012
Government funding chief hails Reaseheath College

Government funding chief hails Reaseheath College

Reaseheath College’s new animal management centre has been given top marks by the head of one of the government’s funding agencies. Peter Lauener, chief executive of the Education Funding Agency (EFA), officially opened the Nantwich college’s teaching centre.

April 5, 2012
Work on new Nantwich houses at old job centre site begins

Work on new Nantwich houses at old job centre site begins

Work has started on a new Nantwich housing development on the old job centre site on Wellington Road. Construction teams have been on site this week to begin the £1.8 million development close to Nantwich railway station.

March 30, 2012