Environment

Welsh Row residents say double yellow lines scheme will not work

Welsh Row residents say double yellow lines scheme will not work

Two Welsh Row residents in Nantwich say plans to put double yellow lines down one side of the road close Malbank School are flawed.

The scheme aims to put lines on the road between Nixon’s Row and the traffic lights at Taylor Drive in a bid to prevent double parking problems which have plagued many residents.

January 10, 2020
Nantwich Civic Hall extension plans submitted to Cheshire East

Nantwich Civic Hall extension plans submitted to Cheshire East

Nantwich Town Council has submitted an application to extend the town’s Civic Hall.

These images show how the hall will look once the £200,000 extension has been completed on the side facing Marks & Spencer store.

January 10, 2020
Roadworks to close busy Audlem Road in Nantwich

Roadworks to close busy Audlem Road in Nantwich

A busy road in Nantwich is to close for two weeks to allow for road repairs.

The A529 Audlem Road will be closed from the junction with Park Road all the way to the junction with Bishop’s Wood, from January 13 to 28.

January 10, 2020
Councillors to back badger vaccinations in bid stop culling

Councillors to back badger vaccinations in bid stop culling

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are to back badger vaccinations and take an extra step against culling on land leased out to farmers.

The authority already has a policy against badger culling taking place on its own land.

January 9, 2020
Eight arrested after clashes at South Cheshire hunt in Spurstow

Eight arrested after clashes at South Cheshire hunt in Spurstow

Eight men allegedly part of an anti-hunt campaign group were arrested by police after clashes at a South Cheshire trail hunt.

Officers were called after disturbances were reported at the Cheshire Hunt on Long Lane in Spurstow, near Nantwich.

January 8, 2020
Cheshire East has 7.5 years housing land supply, says authority

Cheshire East has 7.5 years housing land supply, says authority

Cheshire East Council has a housing land supply figure of 7.5 years, the authority says.

The rise, from a figure of 7.2 years in the same period in the previous year, means more opportunity for people wanting to get on the housing ladder can access affordable housing or move into a new home.

January 8, 2020
Ancient salt tool unearthed by rescue dog in Nantwich

Ancient salt tool unearthed by rescue dog in Nantwich

A rescue dog has unearthed an ancient salt making tool on the banks of the River Weaver in Nantwich!

Sasha made the discovery while being exercised after the recent floods near the Fairfax Bridge over the Weaver.

January 5, 2020
YMCA Crewe to stage Sleep Easy night in Memorial Square

YMCA Crewe to stage Sleep Easy night in Memorial Square

YMCA Crewe is to stage its Sleep Easy night in Memorial Square as part of a national fundraising week.

The organisation is calling on local residents to come together and sleep rough for one night in March to support local, homeless young people.

January 4, 2020
New Food Caddy to be issued to homes across Cheshire East

New Food Caddy to be issued to homes across Cheshire East

Families across Nantwich and Crewe will start receiving the new Cheshire East Council food caddies from January 6.

It’s part of the authority’s new food waste recycling service and will see caddies rolled out over the next six to eight weeks.

January 3, 2020
Spike in hedgehog admissions at RSPCA Stapeley centre

Spike in hedgehog admissions at RSPCA Stapeley centre

Stapeley RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich has had a record year in hedgehog admissions, with more than 897 being treated at the centre in 2019.

Stapeley Grange on London Road has seen a 47% increase in the number of hedgehogs at the London Road centre since last year.

December 26, 2019
Rise in homeless Cheshire families in temporary accommodation

Rise in homeless Cheshire families in temporary accommodation

By Stephen Topping
The number of homeless households in temporary accommodation across Cheshire has risen year-on-year, according to new Government figures.

December 24, 2019
Cheshire East to raise taxes on landlords with empty properties

Cheshire East to raise taxes on landlords with empty properties

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Landlords with longer-term empty properties face higher taxes as Cheshire East Council looks to toughen its stance.

The local authority increased a premium on empty properties in April 2019 – meaning owners of homes stood empty for at least two years pay double the amount of council tax other households pay.

December 23, 2019
Council teams review resident feedback over travellers site plan

Council teams review resident feedback over travellers site plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council officers are working through thousands of responses from residents on a key document that could pave the way for a new travellers transit site in the borough.

The council ran a public consultation on the draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) – the second part of the council’s local plan – in August and September.

December 23, 2019