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David Lloyd Leisure Club for Nantwich could be open in 2026

David Lloyd Leisure Club for Nantwich could be open in 2026

The new David Lloyd Leisure club in Nantwich could be open as early as spring 2026, it emerged today.

We revealed last week how the company plans to open its newest centre on land off Newcastle Road in Willaston, close to the Crewe Vagrants.

February 8, 2024
RSPCA Stapeley appeal for drivers to join award-winning team

RSPCA Stapeley appeal for drivers to join award-winning team

RSPCA Stapeley Grange are appealing to recruit more volunteer drivers to join its award-winning programme.

The wildlife centre in Nantwich admits around 6,000 animals every year and needs more people to help provide transport to and from the site.

February 7, 2024
Plan to convert former Chatwin’s shop into new gin bar

Plan to convert former Chatwin’s shop into new gin bar

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A former Chatwin’s bakery shop in Nantwich town centre looks set to become a bar serving up gin, cocktails, beer and wine.

Three Wrens Gin is also seeking permission from Cheshire East Council to use the ground floor property on Pepper Street for “compounding and rectification of spirits” on-site.

February 7, 2024
Highways chiefs swipe Wrenbury “pothole” road sign that left CEC red-faced

Highways chiefs swipe Wrenbury “pothole” road sign that left CEC red-faced

A road sign in Wrenbury which warned drivers that potholes would “break their soul as well as their vehicle” has been removed by Cheshire East highways.

The sign, which was erected on Station Road in Wrenbury, made national headlines after Nantwich News highlighted the story last week.

February 7, 2024
Leighton Hospital submits plans for new Ward 26 operating theatre

Leighton Hospital submits plans for new Ward 26 operating theatre

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Leighton Hospital bosses have applied to Cheshire East Council for permission to extend ward 26 at the maternity department and build a modular operating theatre.

Ward 26 is the main birthing facility at the Crewe hospital and the department has been in its current location for about 40 years.

February 6, 2024
Red-faced council chiefs “sorry” over Wrenbury road

Red-faced council chiefs “sorry” over Wrenbury road

Red-faced highways chiefs have said “sorry” over the horrific state of a busy road in Wrenbury, near Nantwich.

It comes after angry residents erected a sign on Station Road, warning drivers the road would “break their soul as well as their vehicle”.

February 2, 2024
Operation “Park Safe” to be rolled out across Cheshire

Operation “Park Safe” to be rolled out across Cheshire

A pilot project allowing Crewe and Nantwich residents to report obstructive and illegal parking has been deemed a success.

In January, police received 17 reports of parking problems online as part of “Operation Park Safe” in the Crewe and Nantwich area.

February 2, 2024
David Lloyd Leisure unveils plan for new health club in Nantwich

David Lloyd Leisure unveils plan for new health club in Nantwich

David Lloyd Leisure is planning to open its first ever “enhanced” health and wellness club in Nantwich.

The plan is to build the centre on land off Newcastle Road in Willaston, close to Crewe Vagrants Social and Sports Club.

February 1, 2024
The Princess Royal opens Riding for the Disabled Centre in Nantwich

The Princess Royal opens Riding for the Disabled Centre in Nantwich

HRH The Princess Royal has officially opened a new centre for Nantwich & District Riding for the Disabled (RDA) Group at Reaseheath College.

The Princess Royal, President of the RDA, opened the group’s dedicated Platinum Jubilee Stables and purpose built centre at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre in Nantwich.

February 1, 2024
Villagers create own warning “sign” for worst road in Cheshire East!

Villagers create own warning “sign” for worst road in Cheshire East!

Miffed off villagers in Wrenbury have created their own roadside sign – to warn motorists of the horrific state of the highway!

The sign, stating “This road may break your vehicle – and your soul”, has been erected by the side of Station Road in Wrenbury.

January 31, 2024
Three Cheshire East Council tips set to be “mothballed” in April

Three Cheshire East Council tips set to be “mothballed” in April

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Three Cheshire East tips expected to close in April look set to be mothballed rather than permanently shut – with a final decision being taken in September.

Cheshire East’s environment and communities committee voted by six to five in favour of recommending that there be an “emergency reduction of household waste recycling centres (HWRC)… from April 1, 2024, in advance of the formal HWRC review being presented to committee later in 2024”.

January 31, 2024
Planners back retail and employment phase of Stapeley development

Planners back retail and employment phase of Stapeley development

Planners are recommending councillors approve an application for the retail and employment phase of the Maylands Park development at Stapeley in Nantwich, writes Belinda Ryan.

Outline approval for the whole controversial scheme – which includes residential and employment use – was granted on appeal by the Secretary of State in July 2020.

January 29, 2024
PIC SPECIAL: Thousands enjoy Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ re-enactment

PIC SPECIAL: Thousands enjoy Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ re-enactment

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people enjoyed another spectacular Battle of Nantwich ‘Holly Holy Day’ English Civil War re-enactment.

The event took place in and around Nantwich town centre and on Mill Island yesterday (Saturday January 27).

January 28, 2024