Environment

Willaston village sign to make way for new flower feature

Willaston village sign to make way for new flower feature

Residents in Willaston are bloomin happy after council bosses agreed to move the village sign to make way for a new flower bed. The ‘Willaston’ road sign at the junction of Wistaston Road and Crewe Road will be moved so a flower feature can be planted at one of the main entrances to the village.

March 12, 2012
Reaseheath College joins Amphibian Ark to help endangered animals

Reaseheath College joins Amphibian Ark to help endangered animals

Reaseheath College’s amphibian specialists jumped to help frogs, toads and newts in a Leap Day campaign. Talks by keepers and tours of the amphibian collection and new teaching rooms were on offer when the Nantwich college opened its zoo to the public.

March 9, 2012
270 new homes firm in Nantwich Town Council mix-up

270 new homes firm in Nantwich Town Council mix-up

Nantwich residents were left disgruntled when a property firm proposing to build 270 homes failed to turn up to give a presentation. Around a dozen residents attended Nantwich Town Council expecting to hear from Gladman Developments on proposals for land off Marsh Lane.

March 6, 2012
TV’s Fred Talbot enjoys Reaseheath College’s lambing event

TV’s Fred Talbot enjoys Reaseheath College’s lambing event

TV personality Fred Talbot saw a lamb being born for the first time when he visited Reaseheath College in Nantwich. The popular Granada Reports presenter and weather forecaster watched 18-year-old Colin Potts, a Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture student, deliver the lamb.

March 6, 2012
Cheshire East Council loses £1.6m in waste scheme fiasco

Cheshire East Council loses £1.6m in waste scheme fiasco

Cheshire East Council looks set to write off £1.6 million of local taxpayers’ money by pulling out of a waste disposal scheme. The authority has spent the money on the PFI project which aimed to dispose of 180,000 tonnes of household waste each year.

March 3, 2012
Nantwich residents air fears over Stapeley Water Gardens site future

Nantwich residents air fears over Stapeley Water Gardens site future

Concerned Nantwich residents questioned housing developers about plans for the former Stapeley Water Gardens site. David Wilson Homes gave a presentation about their 146-home proposal for half of the site off London Road at a Stapeley Parish Council meeting.

March 2, 2012
Nantwich RSPCA staff nurse injured red squirrel back to health

Nantwich RSPCA staff nurse injured red squirrel back to health

RSPCA staff in Nantwich have been hard at worked nursing this injured red squirrel back to health. The protected mammal was taken to the Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in London Road after being hit by a car.

March 2, 2012
David Wilson Homes to present Stapeley Water Gardens housing plan

David Wilson Homes to present Stapeley Water Gardens housing plan

Housing developers will present plans for 150 new homes on the old Stapeley Water Gardens site in Nantwich at a meeting this week. David Wilson Homes will be at the Stapeley Parish Council meeting at Pear Tree Primary School on March 1 to outline the details of the development.

February 28, 2012
Reaseheath College lambing and zoo events prove big hit

Reaseheath College lambing and zoo events prove big hit

Visitors flocked to Reaseheath College in Nantwich over the weekend to enjoy a fun-filled family event. The college opened its doors to both the popular live lambing weekend and the campus zoo to the public.

February 28, 2012
Nantwich families object to Marsh Lane housing plans

Nantwich families object to Marsh Lane housing plans

Residents in Nantwich have raised concerns over plans to build 13 new homes on land near  Shropshire Union Canal. Elan Homes and the British Waterways Board have put the plan together for a site off Marsh Lane, Nantwich.

February 24, 2012
Council takes action after Willaston A500 bridge complaints

Council takes action after Willaston A500 bridge complaints

Safety work has been carried out on the A500 footbridge at Willaston in Nantwich, after residents’ complaints. Broken street lights and a lack of gritting during dark, icy periods had left the bridge in a dangerous state, residents said.

February 21, 2012
Stapeley Grange wildlife centre’s new school programme unveiled

Stapeley Grange wildlife centre’s new school programme unveiled

Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre is a step closer to launching an education programme for schools and groups in and around Nantwich. The centre has secured funding to breath new life into its education room and garden which have been dormant for almost ten years.

February 17, 2012
Nantwich car park site to be redeveloped, says Cheshire East

Nantwich car park site to be redeveloped, says Cheshire East

Drivers in Nantwich look set to lose a free parking facility as work is due to start on regenerating the former gasworks site on St Anne’s Lane. Cheshire East Council wants to carry out work on the land off Welsh Row, currently used by hundreds of people each day as a car park.

February 15, 2012