Environment

Reaseheath College apprentice scoops national honour

Reaseheath College apprentice scoops national honour

An outstanding Reaseheath College apprentice who studied while suffering a serious illness has been recognised with a national accolade.

Lucy O’Rourke, a Construction Plant Mechanic Apprentice who works for Sunbelt Rentals, received the Judges Special Award at the Construction Plant-hire Association “Stars of the Future Awards 2021”.

October 6, 2021
Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Rotting food has been left in garden waste bins in parts of Cheshire East where fortnightly collections have been missed because of a lack of staff.

Cllr Rachel Bailey (Audlem, Con) has called on the council’s audit and governance committee to look at how waste food is collected and how the scheme operates to see if anything can be done.

October 5, 2021
Willaston memorial tree planted in honour of Maurice Jones

Willaston memorial tree planted in honour of Maurice Jones

The “maze” area of Willaston village has been renamed and a memorial tree planted in honour of the late Maurice Jones.

Maurice, who died two years ago, was a past chairman of Willaston Parish Council and a former Mayor of Crewe and Nantwich Borough.

September 30, 2021
Reaseheath and Sustainable Nantwich to host Zero Carbon Conference

Reaseheath and Sustainable Nantwich to host Zero Carbon Conference

South Cheshire organisations and businesses are being urged to sign up for a virtual conference aimed at tackling climate change.

The Cheshire Net Zero Carbon Conference is being hosted by Reaseheath College, Cheshire East Council and Sustainable Nantwich.

September 28, 2021
Seal pup attacked by dog recovers at Nantwich RSPCA centre

Seal pup attacked by dog recovers at Nantwich RSPCA centre

An injured seal pup, thought to have been attacked by a dog, is recovering at Stapeley Grange RSPCA centre in Nantwich after being rescued from a beach in North Wales.

The dehydrated and underweight male pup was found by a member of British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) last Friday (24 September).

September 28, 2021
Nantwich family and neighbours team up to grow amazing sunflowers

Nantwich family and neighbours team up to grow amazing sunflowers

Neighbours in Nantwich have helped a family grow these impressive 4-metre high sunflowers!

The towering blooms have become a popular sight for residents living on the Malbank Waters development in Nantwich.

September 26, 2021
Endangered newts in Nantwich rescued by water engineers

Endangered newts in Nantwich rescued by water engineers

More than 30 endangered newts trapped in a deep watery prison near Nantwich have been plucked to safety after being spotted on CCTV.

The lost colony of great crested newts was found by water engineers surveying buried drainage channels at Ridley Bank service reservoir.

September 24, 2021
400 years to repair Cheshire East’s crumbling roads, says highways boss

400 years to repair Cheshire East’s crumbling roads, says highways boss

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Repairing Cheshire East’s roads will take a staggering 400 years if the investment from government continues at the same rate.

That’s the claim made by the chair of the highways committee at Cheshire East Council, Cllr Craig Browne.

September 24, 2021
Plans for parking charges in ‘free’ towns scrapped by Cheshire East

Plans for parking charges in ‘free’ towns scrapped by Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans to introduce parking charges in towns where it is currently free, have been controversially scrapped by Cheshire East Council.

If approved, charges would have been introduced in Middlewich, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and other towns in line with Nantwich, Crewe, and Macclesfield.

September 22, 2021
Nantwich primary school’s vegetable crop is un-beet-able!

Nantwich primary school’s vegetable crop is un-beet-able!

Primary school pupils in Nantwich are enjoying a bumper crop of vegetables planted by the Year 6 class who left in the summer.

Senior members of the Millfields Primary School gardening club have left behind a legacy under the tutelage of site manager Mr Cornes.

September 20, 2021
‘On demand’ rural bus service to launch between Nantwich and Audlem

‘On demand’ rural bus service to launch between Nantwich and Audlem

A new on-demand rural bus service is being launched to cover south of Nantwich connecting Audlem and other villages.

The Cheshire East Council “go-too” pilot scheme is aimed at tackling rural isolation.

September 18, 2021
Planet Doughnut to open new store in Nantwich town centre

Planet Doughnut to open new store in Nantwich town centre

Doughnut fans are in for a sweet treat – Planet Doughnut is to open a new store in Nantwich town centre.

The company, which already has a store in Shrewsbury and Chester, will be taking over the outlet being vacated by sandwich and coffee bar Bloom & Bo on Pillory Street.

September 17, 2021
Welsh Row to re-open – but major gasworks to be extended

Welsh Row to re-open – but major gasworks to be extended

Welsh Row in Nantwich is set to re-open next week – but major gasworks taking place look to continue for longer than anticipated.

Bosses at Cadent said the road would be re-opened from September 20, but under traffic lights near the junction of Queens Drive.

September 17, 2021