Environment

Residents unhappy over 270-homes plan for Queens Drive, Nantwich

Residents unhappy over 270-homes plan for Queens Drive, Nantwich

Angry residents in Nantwich hit out at plans to build 270 more homes on a greenfield site. Hundreds of homes have had leaflets delivered from Gladman Developments Ltd, who hope to build the houses on land off Queens Drive.

January 17, 2012
Defra grant to fund flood alleviation work in Willaston, Nantwich

Defra grant to fund flood alleviation work in Willaston, Nantwich

A Nantwich village is to undergo flood prevention work as part of new funding granted to Cheshire East Council. The Coppice Road/Wistaston Road area of Willaston is to undergo a flood alleviation scheme after the council secured £780,000.

January 16, 2012
Stapeley councillor blasts “terrible” dog mess on Cronkinson estate

Stapeley councillor blasts “terrible” dog mess on Cronkinson estate

Councillors hope a “dog stencilling” scheme in Stapeley will shame pet owners into cleaning up dog mess on their estate. Dozens of residents on the Cronkinson development in Nantwich have complained at the amount of dog mess on streets, walkways, and green areas where youngsters play.

January 13, 2012
Robo-recycler proves a hit with Nantwich families

Robo-recycler proves a hit with Nantwich families

Nantwich Town Council’s gazebo was inundated with Christmas cards during a weekend recycling event on the town square. Robo-recycler was chomping cards as fast as he could as scores of youngsters like two-year-old Bebe Egerton (pictured) fed him old festive cards.

January 9, 2012
Cheshire East councillor dismisses Stapeley gypsy site rumours

Cheshire East councillor dismisses Stapeley gypsy site rumours

A councillor has dismissed rumours that a proposed gypsy site in the Stapeley area of Nantwich is back on the cards. Cllr Peter Groves (pictured) spoke out about the site off Broad Lane which was originally considered by Cheshire East Council among 11 possible locations.

January 6, 2012
Robot to recycle Christmas cards on Nantwich town square

Robot to recycle Christmas cards on Nantwich town square

A robot will be in Nantwich town square this weekend to recycle thousands of old Christmas cards. The card-chomping robot (pictured) was made by young designers during a workshop at Nantwich Museum.

January 3, 2012
HSE warning after Cheshire East rise in workplace deaths and injuries

HSE warning after Cheshire East rise in workplace deaths and injuries

Employers in Cheshire East are being warned over workplace safety after new figures showed a rise in deaths and serious injuries. Latest Health and Safety study shows two people died and there were 164 serious injuries in the borough in 2010-11.

December 30, 2011
Cheshire East Council issues high winds wheelie bin warning

Cheshire East Council issues high winds wheelie bin warning

Nantwich residents are being urged to take their wheelie bins into gardens to prevent high winds blowing them over and littering the streets. Cheshire East Council has had reports of strong winds causing problems with bins which were left out this morning for collection.

December 29, 2011
Nantwich Christmas tree shredding to raise Marie Curie funds

Nantwich Christmas tree shredding to raise Marie Curie funds

Fund-raisers are offering Nantwich families the chance to shred their Christmas trees and raise money for charity at the same time. A team will be on St Anne’s RC Church carpark, next to the level crossing, in Nantwich on January 7.

December 27, 2011
Reaseheath College boss outlines “challenges” at dairy conference

Reaseheath College boss outlines “challenges” at dairy conference

A college boss from Nantwich has highlighed the increasing challenges facing the dairy industry at a major conference.  Meredydd David, Principal at Reaseheath College, urged everyone from farmers to retailers to work together to ensure the industry remained viable in the face of tough demands.

December 20, 2011
Cheshire East Council “ready” as winter snow heads for region

Cheshire East Council “ready” as winter snow heads for region

Council chiefs in Cheshire East say they are prepared as snow and ice looks set to hit the Nantwich area tonight and tomorrow (December 16). They say stockpiles of salt, a new information centre and modern gritting vehicles based at three sites, including Wardle near Nantwich, will help the borough cope with wintry conditions.

December 15, 2011
Nantwich parking charge rise angers councillors

Nantwich parking charge rise angers councillors

Parking charges in Nantwich are to come under scrutiny at Cheshire East Council today (December 14). It follows complaints by angry councillors over a decision by council officers to hike up charges without councillors knowing.

December 14, 2011
RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile Africa run for Stapeley Grange

RSPCA inspector’s 1,500-mile Africa run for Stapeley Grange

An RSPCA inspector has completed an amazing 1,500-mile run across South Africa to raise money for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich. Emma Timmis, 27, a fully-fledged RSPCA inspector, hopes to raise thousands for the RSPCA centre on London Road.

December 14, 2011