Environment

CEC agrees new winter gritting routes as 230km removed

CEC agrees new winter gritting routes as 230km removed

Up to 230km of roads will be removed from Cheshire East Council’s winter gritting routes, the authority has confirmed.

The review into gritting – called “Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure” (WMHI) code of practice – will see 103km of roads added to the routes.

June 25, 2021
Plans for Cheshire Sandstone Ridge to be Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Plans for Cheshire Sandstone Ridge to be Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A campaign is underway to designate the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Natural England announced the proposal today (June 24) alongside an ambitious new landscapes programme for the area which takes in villages such as Beeston, Peckforton, Burwardsley, Bunbury and Bickerton.

June 24, 2021
PICTURE SPECIAL: Work on new spine road and A51 bypass in Nantwich

PICTURE SPECIAL: Work on new spine road and A51 bypass in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
These aerial images show construction continuing apace to build a much-needed spine road and bypass at Reaseheath in Nantwich.

The work is part of the Kingsbourne development agreement, with developers funding the improved infrastructure in Nantwich.

June 22, 2021
Nantwich woman completes Olympic triathlon in aid of Scout group

Nantwich woman completes Olympic triathlon in aid of Scout group

A Nantwich woman has completed an Olympic distance triathlon to help raise funds for a local Scout group.

Mum-of-two Becky Stockton completed her first ever Olympic challenge at Alderford Lake, where it was also her first event in open water as opposed to a pool.

June 21, 2021
Nantwich Town Council offers “reusable” bags to boost market trade

Nantwich Town Council offers “reusable” bags to boost market trade

Nantwich Town Council and Nantwich Market are backing a national campaign by issuing free reusable bags to shoppers.

The move is part of the National Association of British Markets’ “My Market Campaign” which begins tomorrow (June 21)

June 20, 2021
Nantwich to name new Covid “commemorative copse” near lake

Nantwich to name new Covid “commemorative copse” near lake

A new “commemorative copse” is to be unveiled in Nantwich to mark the Coronavirus pandemic.

The copse near Nantwich Lake aims to remember all those impacted by the Covid pandemic over the past 18 months.

June 18, 2021
CEC Holiday activity fund for vulnerable children launched

CEC Holiday activity fund for vulnerable children launched

Cheshire East Council is to roll out its holiday activity fund for vulnerable children this summer, the authority says.

It follows the council’s roll-out of the government’s support package for vulnerable children and families placed at risk during the Covid pandemic.

June 18, 2021
Nantwich businesses urged to apply for post-lockdown Restart Grant

Nantwich businesses urged to apply for post-lockdown Restart Grant

Businesses across Nantwich and Crewe hit badly by the Covid pandemic have just days left to apply for the government’s Restart Grant.

The deadline for applications is June 30, and businesses can apply via the Cheshire East Council website.

June 18, 2021
Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Nantwich residents are to be asked for their views on plans to introduce an on-demand rural bus service.

It aims to reduce isolation in some of the more rural areas of the borough around Nantwich including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem.

June 17, 2021
GB medallist marks opening of new Aldi store in Nantwich

GB medallist marks opening of new Aldi store in Nantwich

GB gold medallist Katherine Copeland joined local school pupils to mark the official opening of the new Aldi store in Nantwich.

The new store on Station Road, which employs 34 staff, opened yesterday (June 10) after the old was knocked down.

June 11, 2021
Cheshire Wildlife Trust plea to help beetles amid fears of population

Cheshire Wildlife Trust plea to help beetles amid fears of population

Cheshire Wildlife Trust and RHS are urging local gardeners to help beetles after topsy turvy weather this spring could have impacted the population.

Early June is seen by entomologists to be ‘peak beetle’ season across the UK, when many species are out in force looking for a mate.

June 9, 2021
Bomb squad called as Shavington man digs up hand grenade in garden!

Bomb squad called as Shavington man digs up hand grenade in garden!

A Shavington man who found a “high explosive” hand grenade in his garden sparked drama as the Bomb Squad had to be called out to cordon off the area.

David Birchall was digging in his back garden off Gresty Green Road when his fork clanked against something metal.

June 8, 2021
New seating feature unveiled on Mill Island in Nantwich

New seating feature unveiled on Mill Island in Nantwich

A new seating feature has been installed and unveiled on Mill Island in Nantwich.

Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Stuart Bostock visited Mill Island to take a look at the new seating feature.

June 8, 2021