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Crewe-Nantwich Greenway

Only 2% cycle to work in Cheshire East, data shows

Just 2.2% of people in the Cheshire East area cycle on their way to work just once a week, according to latest figures.

And only 1.1% cycle every day on their journey to work, while fewer than 17% of people take part in cycling of any kind once a month.

May 21, 2020
South Cheshire basks in sunshine on hottest day of 2020

South Cheshire basks in sunshine on hottest day of 2020

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire basked in 26C sunshine yesterday (May 20) as the UK enjoyed temperatures even warmer than Marbella on the hottest day of the year so far.

The hot weather was a test of the new lockdown measures after Boris Johnson announced that English residents can now spend as much time as they like outside – as long as social distancing is observed.

May 21, 2020
Cheshire East Pride in Park events cancelled amid pandemic

Cheshire East Pride in Park events cancelled amid pandemic

The Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” events are the latest to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Crewe/Nantwich event was due to take place in Queens Park on September 12.

May 20, 2020
Nantwich headteacher stunned as she stars on BBC One Show

Nantwich headteacher stunned as she stars on BBC One Show

A Nantwich headteacher was stunned when she became the star of the BBC’s One Show.

Pear Tree Primary head Boo Edleston was surprised as she was in the middle of a story-telling session with key worker pupils attending the school.

May 19, 2020
Appeal for Cheshire East foster parents amid rise in children in care

Appeal for Cheshire East foster parents amid rise in children in care

An appeal has been issued to boost the number of foster carers in Cheshire East, amid fears more children will need care after the pandemic “lockdown”.

There are 534 cared for children in the borough and official say “there may be more children needing our support when lockdown ends”.

May 15, 2020
Nantwich Food Festival cancelled amid pandemic

Nantwich Food Festival cancelled amid pandemic

The Nantwich economy suffered a further blow today as Nantwich Food Festival directors announced September’s event will NOT go ahead.

The festival attracts tens of thousands of people every year and was due to take place on September 4-6.

May 13, 2020
Cheshire Wildlife Trust welcomes sightings of orchids

Cheshire Wildlife Trust welcomes sightings of orchids

Cheshire Wildlife Trust has found common spotted-orchids at its Swettenham Valley Nature Reserve, four years after reseeding an area of meadow on the site.

May 13, 2020
RSPCA Stapeley braced for surge in hedgehog admissions

RSPCA Stapeley braced for surge in hedgehog admissions

The RSPCA dealt with 2,691 wildlife incidents in Cheshire last year – with 325 involving hedgehogs.

Now RSPCA Stapeley in Nantwich is bracing itself for a surge in calls as the breeding season starts.

May 12, 2020
Nantwich firm Direct Access sources millions of PPE items to help care homes

Nantwich firm Direct Access sources millions of PPE items to help care homes

Nantwich firm Direct Access has sourced millions of items of Personal Protective Equipment to help local authorities, care homes and disability organisations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven Mifsud, boss of the disability access consultancy, based at Regents Centre off London Road, says they have used international contacts to bring supplies to the UK.

May 7, 2020
Cheshire East says carbon neutral plan “most ambitious” in country

Cheshire East says carbon neutral plan “most ambitious” in country

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have approved “one of the most ambitious” plans in the country centred on making Cheshire East carbon neutral by 2025.

The authority’s cabinet approved an environment strategy to respond to the ‘global threat’ posed by climate change at its virtual meeting yesterday (May 5).

May 6, 2020
Cheshire East Council household recycling centres to reopen May 11

Cheshire East Council household recycling centres to reopen May 11

Household waste and recycling centres in Cheshire East will reopen on Monday May 11, the authority said today.

But residents are warned there will be restrictions and traffic management in place.

May 5, 2020
by Stephen Brown

PICTURE SPECIAL: The Swan family on River Weaver in Nantwich

They have brought joy to many of us in Nantwich over the years.

But the latest Swan family to reside on the River Weaver has been even more of a welcome relief during the current pandemic lockdown.

May 5, 2020
Cllr Mick Warren

CEC praises companies helping “shielded” residents during COVID-19 pandemic

Scores of companies which have helped “shielded” Cheshire East residents during the Coronavirus pandemic have been praised by council chiefs.

The NHS identified 1.5 million people most at risk of needing hospital treatment if they catch COVID-19 and who have been asked to stay at home for at least 12 weeks from being notified.

May 2, 2020