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Concern over charity bid to open home for “challenging children” next to Nantwich school

Concern over charity bid to open home for “challenging children” next to Nantwich school

Residents in Nantwich have raised concerns over a charity’s plan to open a home for “challenging children” next to Malbank School.

Safe Places for Children (UK) wants to turn a residential property on Lambert Crescent in Nantwich to a “residential institution” to care for youngsters who have a “known history of challenging and complex behaviours”.

New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

New Nantwich canal history panels unveiled next to historic aqueduct

Nantwich’s fascinating canal history is now told on new interpretation panels unveiled next to Thomas Telford’s historic aqueduct.

Known as ‘The Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct was recently restored by the Canal & River Trust charity.

July 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Britain in Bloom judges praise Nantwich during visit

Britain in Bloom judges praise Nantwich during visit

Volunteers helped Nantwich look bloomin’ marvellous when judges from the annual Britain in Bloom competition visited the town.

Dozens of people helped ensure flowerbeds, planters and hanging baskets were brimming with colour for the visit last week.

July 16, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Reaseheath College celebrates success of more than 1,100 FE students

Reaseheath College celebrates success of more than 1,100 FE students

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has celebrated the achievements of more than 1,100 FE students at its annual awards ceremony.

Students, from across the UK and abroad, are now preparing for careers in a range of industries after completing their studies in Nantwich.

Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Town councillors could request Barony Park be transferred to them from Cheshire East Council in a bid to resolve ongoing issues with illegal traveller encampments.

The idea was mooted at last night’s Nantwich Town Council where members of the public, police and councillors discussed how to prevent traveller groups gaining access to the park.

Reaseheath students in Nantwich raise record-breaking £24,000

Reaseheath students in Nantwich raise record-breaking £24,000

Big-hearted students and staff at Reaseheath College in Nantwich have raised a record-breaking £24,000 for local charities this year.

An impressive £19,175 has been handed over by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association to Visyon – a Cheshire charity which supports the emotional health of children, young people and their families.

Reaseheath College to launch new fleet of free coach services for students

Reaseheath College to launch new fleet of free coach services for students

Reaseheath College has contracted a new fleet of coaches to transport students between its Nantwich campus and their homes across Cheshire and surrounding counties.

The network of 24 coach services will provide students with free home to college transport from September from as far away as the Wirral, Macclesfield, Stockport, Telford, Uttoxeter Shrewsbury, Craven Arms and Ruthin.

July 11, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

The latest group of travellers illegally camped on Barony Park in Nantwich have until midday today to leave, council chiefs said.

Enforcement officers served a Section 77 Notice on the travellers yesterday to leave by noon.

July 10, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Angry users of the Nantwich to Crewe Greenway hit out at fly-tippers today who dumped this massive load of rubbish across the route.

Early morning users of the route which connects the two towns found the dump close off Middlewich Road close to the entrance to Alvaston Hall Hotel.

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council enforcement teams are dealing with another illegal traveller encampment on Barony Park in Nantwich.

The travellers arrived yesterday afternoon (July 6), three weeks after a previous group left following a week-long stay on the park and nearby Volunteer Fields which involved two court applications.

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

A Nantwich youngster and his friends are flying their flag high this week – after winning an allotment flag design competition!

Young designer Jack Best, 10, a pupil at Weaver Primary, and his classmates entered the contest to design a logo for the Brookfield Allotments Association last winter.

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

By Stephen Topping
The head of planning at Cheshire East Council has hit back at claims that fewer homes should be built in the borough over the next 12 years.

Cheshire East adopted its Local Plan for up to 2030 last July, complete with the promise to deliver 1,800 new homes every year.

July 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich bus service to Leighton Hospital saved by Mikro Coaches

Nantwich bus service to Leighton Hospital saved by Mikro Coaches

A vital bus service linking Nantwich residents to Leighton Hospital has been saved from the axe.

The 78 bus service was being cut by D&G Bus from July 22, a move which angered many users needing it to get to and from the hospital.

July 2, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News