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Everybody in awards shortlist for Nantwich leisure centre project

Everybody in awards shortlist for Nantwich leisure centre project

Everybody Health and Leisure has been shortlisted for “New Concept, Build or Design of the Year” for the Nantwich Leisure Centre redevelopment project.

The organisation is also shortlisted in the “Business Continuity, Recovery & Success following on from Covid-19” category at the ukactive Awards.

June 8, 2022
Beam Street in Nantwich to close for 18 weeks for works

Beam Street in Nantwich to close for 18 weeks for works

Beam Street in Nantwich will be closed for 18 weeks to allow for footway improvement works.

Cheshire East is to carry out pedestrian and road safety enhancements and include an upgrade of the zebra crossing, new kerbing and central island improvements.

June 8, 2022
Planned taxi fare rises in Cheshire East raises safety fears, say councillors

Planned taxi fare rises in Cheshire East raises safety fears, say councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Proposed taxi fare increases in Cheshire East could force people to walk home from late night shifts posing a risk to their safety, two councillors said.

The new maximum fares suggested for Hackney carriages will be advertised publicly and consulted on, Cheshire East’s licensing committee decided on Monday.

June 8, 2022
Health worker reveals impact of road closure on Leighton Hospital journey times

Health worker reveals impact of road closure on Leighton Hospital journey times

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A health worker doing 12-hour shifts says the A530 Middlewich Road closure is adding an extra one hour to her journey to Leighton Hospital every day if she uses the official diversion route.

The woman, who asked not to be named, says she is currently using the gridlocked Minshull New Road rat-run to save time and fuel.

June 8, 2022
Canal & River Trust launches Cheshire “Let’s Walk” scheme

Canal & River Trust launches Cheshire “Let’s Walk” scheme

Canal & River Trust has launched a new series of Let’s Walk programmes and social rambles across Cheshire.

The scheme aims to build on the success of the charity’s three-year “Active Waterways” project.

June 6, 2022
Nantwich pupils suggest designs for town’s new primary school

Nantwich pupils suggest designs for town’s new primary school

Nantwich pupils have been putting their creative brains to the test to come up with designs for a new primary school in the town.

Youngsters across the local cluster of schools came together to give their views, share ideas and create designs for a new 210-pupil primary school on the Kingsbourne development.

May 31, 2022
Bin collections hit by chaos of A530 Middlewich Road closure

Bin collections hit by chaos of A530 Middlewich Road closure

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Food waste and general recycling bins aren’t being collected in parts of Cheshire East because of the chaos caused by the A530 Middlewich Road closure, a councillor said.

Three councillors asked direct questions about the 80-week closure which is causing havoc for people trying to get to and from Leighton Hospital from the surrounding areas of Nantwich, Middlewich and Crewe.

May 30, 2022
Plan to transform former Crewe baths approved by councillors

Plan to transform former Crewe baths approved by councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Ambitious plans to transform the former Crewe baths into a flagship community centre have been approved.

Cheshire East’s southern planning committee was unanimous in approving the scheme, which councillors described as a good news story for the town.

May 28, 2022
Residents petition CEC over pothole-ridden Wrenbury roads

Residents petition CEC over pothole-ridden Wrenbury roads

Fed-up road users in Wrenbury have launched a petition to get this busy pothole-ridden rural road re-surfaced.

It comes after residents believe Cheshire East Council had the funds to do the work on Station Road and Wrenbury Road last year – but then diverted the money elsewhere.

May 27, 2022
Ambulance bosses confident A530 closure will not endanger patients

Ambulance bosses confident A530 closure will not endanger patients

Ambulance bosses say they are confident the closure of the busy A530 Middlewich Road to Leighton Hospital will not endanger patients in an emergency.

It comes after one resident revealed how a paramedic warned him that “people in Audlem will die” because of the time it is taking ambulances to get to Leighton.

May 27, 2022
Nantwich estate agent appeal amid trips to help Ukraine refugees

Nantwich estate agent appeal amid trips to help Ukraine refugees

A Nantwich estate agent has appealed for help amid a series of trips he is making to Ukraine to deliver humanitarian aid.

Gary Fear, from Butters Bee Estate Agents in the town, went to Ukraine in April where he spent four days delivering vital food and medical supplies to refugees fleeing the conflict.

May 26, 2022
Nantwich youngsters enjoy Whitemoor Lakes residential

Nantwich youngsters enjoy Whitemoor Lakes residential

Adventurous Nantwich children climbed, abseiled and canoed to their hearts’ content during an action-packed residential stay at Whitemoor Lakes in Staffordshire.

Year 5 and 6 pupils from Acton Primary Academy and Calveley Primary Academy came together for an unforgettable couple of days of fun at the picturesque venue.

May 24, 2022
Bridgemere Show Gardens formally relaunched

Bridgemere Show Gardens formally relaunched

Bridgemere Show Gardens near Nantwich have been officially unveiled after being restored to their former glory.

The gardens, now owned by Blue Diamond Group, have undergone extensive restoration and rejuvenation.

May 23, 2022