Environment

Hundreds set to protest at Barony Park over council inaction

Hundreds set to protest at Barony Park over council inaction

Hundreds of residents could descend on Barony Park next weekend to protest against Cheshire East Council’s lack of action to protect it from unauthorised encampments.

Friends of Barony Park campaign group are organising the “peaceful protest” to show Cheshire East chiefs the strength of feeling of the community.

August 31, 2019
Dozens of firefighters tackle Nantwich farm blaze

Dozens of firefighters tackle Nantwich farm blaze

Fire crews across the county helped tackle a large farm blaze in Broomhall, Nantwich.

The fire, believed to have started accidentally, broke out at around 12.15pm yesterday on Heatley Lane, Broomhall.

August 30, 2019
Legal expert backs campaigners injunction bid for Barony Park

Legal expert backs campaigners injunction bid for Barony Park

A leading barrister has backed campaigners in their bid to secure an injunction against unauthorised travellers on Barony Park in Nantwich.

Friends of Barony Park and Conservative MP candidate Dr Kieran Mullan have led calls for Cheshire East Council to apply for a court injunction.

August 28, 2019
Nantwich Food Festival window display winners unveiled

Nantwich Food Festival window display winners unveiled

The winners of the Nantwich Food Festival Window Display competition have been unveiled.

Town businesses were asked to create a window display that would catch the eyes of competition judges Food Festival President Roger Mills and his wife, Sarah.

August 28, 2019
Nantwich Food Festival organisers urge visitors to use park and ride

Nantwich Food Festival organisers urge visitors to use park and ride

Organisers of the Nantwich Food Festival are urging visitors to use the park and ride scheme during the three-day event.

Tens of thousands of people are expected in the town on each day during the event August 30 to September 1.

August 26, 2019
MP Laura Smith “disappointed” at HS2 review announcement

MP Laura Smith “disappointed” at HS2 review announcement

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith says she is “deeply disappointed” at the announcement there will be an independent review into HS2.

The review will consider a range of options, including only building Phase 1.

August 23, 2019
Historic Black Lion pub in Nantwich to re-open

Historic Black Lion pub in Nantwich to re-open

One of Nantwich’s oldest pubs, The Black Lion, is to re-open four weeks after being forced to close.

The Welsh Row venue is to re-open on September 2 under the helm of former landlord Darren Snell, according to owners.

August 22, 2019
Cledford Hall transit site battle as latest travellers camp arrives in Nantwich

Cledford Hall transit site battle as latest travellers camp arrives in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Town councillors have vowed to take their fight against a Cledford Hall transit site for travellers to court as the 11th unauthorised encampment arrives on Barony Park in Nantwich.

August 21, 2019
Rare red squirrel admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange

Rare red squirrel admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange

The RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich has admitted a rare patient – a red squirrel.

The elusive squirrel – a native British species which is only seen in certain parts of the UK – was admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange after being found orphaned in Liverpool.

August 21, 2019
Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners say Cheshire East “refuses” to reveal legal advice over Barony Park injunction

Campaigners fighting for a court injunction to tackle unauthorised traveller camps in Nantwich, say Cheshire East Council has “refused” to disclose details of legal advice which has stalled the move.

August 20, 2019
Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

Petition launched to stop travellers transit site at Cledford Hall

A petition has been launched calling on Cheshire East Council chiefs to ditch plans to open a transit site for gypsies and travellers at Cledford Hall.

Cllr Jonathan Parry, Labour Cheshire East Council member for Middlewich, launched the petition online on Tuesday – and it has had more than 100 signatures so far.

August 15, 2019
Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

Residents can air views on Cheshire East travellers transit site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Nantwich can soon have their say on a key council document that will pave the way for a transit site for gypsies and travellers.

Cheshire East Council is about to open consultation on the latest draft for the second part of its local plan – formally known as the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

August 13, 2019
Probe begins into cause of Beechmere complex fire in Crewe

Probe begins into cause of Beechmere complex fire in Crewe

Cheshire Fire investigators are now probing the cause of the blaze which ripped through the Beechmere residential complex in Crewe.

Early indications suggest it was not a deliberate act, and the focus will be as much on how the fire spread so quickly and with devastating effect.

August 11, 2019