Environment

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
Nantwich residents air views on Reaseheath College ‘land for homes’ plan

Nantwich residents air views on Reaseheath College ‘land for homes’ plan

Nantwich residents were given the chance to discuss plans by Reaseheath College to sell off land for a 1,100-home estate, shops and new school. The proposals for the 64-acre plot between the A51 and Welshman’s Lane could net the college up to £20 milllion.

December 13, 2011
Minister Jim Paice opens Reaseheath College’s John Platt centre

Minister Jim Paice opens Reaseheath College’s John Platt centre

An education and innovation centre has been officially opened at Reaseheath College in Nantwich. The John Platt Centre for Agriculture was named by Jim Paice, Minister for Food and Agriculture.

December 12, 2011
Housing developers help replace trees in Willaston

Housing developers help replace trees in Willaston

A Willaston councillor has welcomed new tree planting by local developers in the Nantwich village. Cheshire East Cllr Brian Silvester helped Kirk and James Shenton to plant the three trees alongside Wistaston Road.

December 5, 2011
Chancellor backs Crewe Green Link Road to A500

Chancellor backs Crewe Green Link Road to A500

Plans for the Crewe Green Link Road to the A500 are back on after the Chancellor backed the scheme today. George Osbourne said he and the Department for Transport will fund 60 per cent, (£16.5m) of the £27million cost of the road.

November 29, 2011
New Nantwich housing scheme gets go ahead

New Nantwich housing scheme gets go ahead

New homes are to be built off Hastings Road in Nantwich, despite residents’ objections. Arley Homes has been given permission by Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee to build a 21-home development close to the railway line.

November 23, 2011