Environment

Nantwich floristry students win bronze at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Nantwich floristry students win bronze at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Floristry students from Reaseheath College in Nantwich proved they are among the nation’s best by winning bronze in the finals of the RHS Chelsea Future Florists with a display inspired by the Royal wedding.

The students, competing at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show, were challenged to create a floral arch for a Spring wedding just days after the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Cheshire Wildlife Trust launches new beer called Squiffy Duck!

Cheshire Wildlife Trust launches new beer called Squiffy Duck!

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has launched a new beer called ‘Squiffy Duck’ to help raise funds.

The trust teamed up with Merlin’s Micro Brewery to create the new brew which will be available for sale this month.

May 24, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council says only 5% of rubbish makes landfill site

Cheshire East Council says only 5% of rubbish makes landfill site

By Stephen Topping
Less than five per cent of household rubbish in Crewe and Nantwich is now being sent to landfill, says Cheshire East Council.

They say their new Cledford Lane environmental hub near Middlewich has played a big part in cutting landfill amounts.

May 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich fire crews wade in to rescue ducklings from drain

Nantwich fire crews wade in to rescue ducklings from drain

Nine trapped ducklings sparked a full scale emergency in Nantwich today as fire crews and RSPCA officers waded in to help!

The intrepid birds fell down the drain on Western Avenue in Nantwich at around 9.40am today (May 22).

RSPCA Stapeley prepares for baby bird boom

RSPCA Stapeley prepares for baby bird boom

Staff at Stapeley RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich are preparing for an annual baby bird boom, with the arrival of six orphaned tawny owlets in a week.

Every year around May time, the London Road centre sees an increase in the number of baby birds admitted after being found orphaned or out of their nest.

May 21, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich builders find duck bedding down in bag of bark

Nantwich builders find duck bedding down in bag of bark

Builders in Nantwich thought they were going barking mad – when they found this duck bedding down in one of their bulk bags!

Staff at TG Builders on Beam Heath Way found themselves in a flap when they discovered the creature nesting in the bag of bark.

May 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 flock to Reaseheath College Family Festival

More than 10,000 visitors thronged to Reaseheath College’s Family Festival in Nantwich on Sunday, making it the best and biggest since its launch 22 years ago.

The action-packed festival, held on the college’s Nantwich campus, offered hundreds of fun activities and displays for record breaking crowds in a day of perfect spring sunshine.

Nantwich children warned as pupils risk lives using railway as short cut

Nantwich children warned as pupils risk lives using railway as short cut

A headteacher has warned Nantwich parents after school pupils were pictured walking down the main railway line as a short-cut to and from Brine Leas School.

These images show youngsters walking along the main Shrewsbury to Manchester line close to Stapeley Terrace in Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

By Stephen Topping
The councillor in charge of Cheshire East’s roads insists their approach to repairing potholes is “the right way forward”.

Cllr Don Stockton believes engineers should be sent out to conduct structural repairs in a preventative way, rather than repair potholes as and when they need filling.

Nantwich residents to stage ‘Big Sleep’ event to support homeless

Nantwich residents to stage ‘Big Sleep’ event to support homeless

Dozens of people will sleep rough in Nantwich town square later this month as part of a campaign to raise awareness of local homelessness issues.

The Big Sleep Out also aims to raise much needed funds for CHANCE Changing Lives homeless charity.

May 9, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Housing boss claims Cheshire East Council “misrepresents” new homes facts

Housing boss claims Cheshire East Council “misrepresents” new homes facts

A housing boss bidding to push through a 1,100-home ‘Nantwich South’ development in Stapeley, claims Cheshire East Council is ‘misrepresenting’ the facts about planning permissions for new homes.

Colin Muller says almost a quarter of the homes that the authority claims it has granted planning permission for were actually approved on appeal.

Nantwich woman confronted as RSPCA warns of dog car deaths amid heatwave

Nantwich woman confronted as RSPCA warns of dog car deaths amid heatwave

Furious shoppers confronted a woman in a Nantwich car park after they found this dog had been left in a car amid soaring temperatures.

The image, posted on social media, comes as the RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in emergency calls about dogs shut inside hot cars.

Nantwich’s famous outdoor Brine Pool re-opens this weekend

Nantwich’s famous outdoor Brine Pool re-opens this weekend

Nantwich’s famous outdoor Brine Pool is to re-open this weekend – just in time to catch the warm sunny weather forecast!

The pool re-opens to the public for the summer season on Saturday May in time for the Bank Holiday.

May 3, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News