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Wheelyboat at Overwater Marina wins The Queen’s Award

Wheelyboat at Overwater Marina wins The Queen’s Award

Wheelyboat Services based at a marina near Nantwich has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.

It is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities.

June 8, 2020
Zoos minister Zac Goldsmith with Cheshire MPs Mullan, Timpson and McVey

Cheshire MPs claim breakthrough in bid to save Chester Zoo

Cheshire MPs say they have made a breakthrough in the campaign to save Chester Zoo.

Today, the MPs including Kieran Mullan of Crewe and Nantwich, and Edward Timpson of Eddisbury, say they have “secured a commitment” from Zoos Minister Zac Goldsmith.

June 7, 2020
Pillory Street and Hospital Street also to close in Nantwich

Pillory Street and Hospital Street also to close in Nantwich

More road closures are planned in Nantwich town centre to enable shoppers and pedestrians to “socially distance” in safety.

Now we can reveal the whole one-way stretches of Pillory Street and Hospital Street will close to traffic from June 15.

June 6, 2020
Beam Street in Nantwich town centre to close under “social distancing” plan

Beam Street in Nantwich town centre to close under “social distancing” plan

Beam Street in Nantwich town centre will be closed to traffic as part of measures to make social distancing easier, it was revealed today.

From June 15, the Swinemarket and Oatmarket sections of the through road will be closed to vehicles between the junctions with Waterlode and Manor Road.

June 5, 2020
Soap script writer volunteers as Leighton Hospital cleaner during coronavirus

Soap script writer volunteers as Leighton Hospital cleaner during coronavirus

A script writer for Coronation Street decided to mark Volunteers’ Week – by working as a cleaner at Leighton Hospital.

Mark Bickerton swapped the famous cobbles for the hospital corridors to lend his support to frontline NHS staff battling against the coronavirus pandemic.

June 5, 2020
Cheshire East “unable” to remove unauthorised travellers in Nantwich

Cheshire East “unable” to remove unauthorised travellers in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council admitted today they will not be able to move the latest unauthorised travellers encampment in Nantwich.

Travellers arrived on the Cheshire East-owned Love Lane car park yesterday evening (June 3).

June 4, 2020
Nantwich Police vow to crack down on anti-social hotspots

Nantwich Police vow to crack down on anti-social hotspots

Police in Nantwich have vowed to target anti-social “hotspots” in the town’s parks after reports of large gatherings causing problems.

June 4, 2020
Hot weather continues for South Cheshire – IN PICTURES

Hot weather continues for South Cheshire – IN PICTURES

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire continues to bask in hot weather for a few more days yet.

With temperatures around 25-26C, the region like many other parts of the UK has broken historical records for the sunniest spring since 1929, according to the Met Office.

June 1, 2020
Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

A town councillor has called for tighter restrictions on vehicles accessing Nantwich town centre amid damage to paved areas.

Cllr Carole Thomas says heavy delivery vehicles are causing damage to the pedestrianised town square, leading to more falls, trips and injuries to shoppers.

May 31, 2020
Major rail bridge works to close busy A530 for four months

Major rail bridge works to close busy A530 for four months

The busy A530 between Nantwich and Middlewich will close for up to four months from Monday for major railway bridge works.

Motorists are being warned of long delays to their journeys with diversion routes taking many around Crewe and back out if they want to get to Leighton Hospital.

May 30, 2020
Nantwich Market to undergo “phased” re-opening, councillors told

Nantwich Market to undergo “phased” re-opening, councillors told

Nantwich Market is to undergo a “phased” re-opening as lockdown restrictions ease, Nantwich Town Council was told.

Councillors and traders are hoping to be back in the market hall under Government plans to allow “non essential” shops to re-open in June.

May 29, 2020
Call for Nantwich allotment hours change amid dispute

Call for Nantwich allotment hours change amid dispute

A Nantwich resident is calling for reduced allotment opening hours to help limit disturbance to his family.

Andrew Spanton, who lives next to Brookfield Allotments, also told Nantwich Town Council he had been in a dispute over the use of bonfires on the site.

May 29, 2020
Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

Willaston councillor “threatened” by men while taking photos of travellers

A councillor says he was “threatened” by angry men as took photos of an unauthorised encampment on The Vagrants in Willaston.

Cllr Allen Gage, Cheshire East for Willaston and Rope, said a number of men rounded on him when he was spotted taking pictures from a distance, one allegedly shouting “delete those, I’ll kill you”.

May 27, 2020