Environment

Stapeley campaigners question weight of Cheshire East Local Plan

Stapeley campaigners question weight of Cheshire East Local Plan

Campaigners in Stapeley fighting plans for a new 1,100-home village, have called the Cheshire East Council draft development plan “helpful”. But they also question the weight of the report as they continue their fight to prevent Muller Property’s Nantwich South project.

December 28, 2012
Draft Local Plan favours new “Green Belt” to protect Nantwich

Draft Local Plan favours new “Green Belt” to protect Nantwich

Nantwich will be protected by new Green Belt land east and west of the town, and see 1,000 homes built near Reaseheath rather than Stapeley. That’s according to a draft Cheshire East Council strategy now ready for public consultation.

December 24, 2012
Latest flooding pictures of River Weaver in Nantwich

Latest flooding pictures of River Weaver in Nantwich

These are the latest pictures of the River Weaver in Nantwich sent in by readers. The Environment Agency placed the river on Flood Warning for around 24 hours as torrential and persistent rain saw the river burst its banks.

December 22, 2012
Environment Agency issues Flood Warning for River Weaver in Nantwich

Environment Agency issues Flood Warning for River Weaver in Nantwich

The Environment Agency has issued a Flood Warning for the River Weaver through Nantwich. River levels along the Weaver’s catchment through the town to Shrewbridge Lodge are very high after heavy and persistent rain.

December 21, 2012
Nantwich road repairs boosted by £2.3m grant to Cheshire East Council

Nantwich road repairs boosted by £2.3m grant to Cheshire East Council

Work on damaged roads in and around Nantwich has been bolstered by a £2.3 million grant from the Government. The funding comes after Cheshire East councillors lobbied Ministers for more cash to repair highways badly damaged by freezing winters and floods.

December 21, 2012
Nantwich Litter Group targets Middlewich Road in New Year pick

Nantwich Litter Group targets Middlewich Road in New Year pick

Nantwich Litter Group will be making a New Year clean sweep with a group litter pick on January 9. The team of volunteers are targeting Middlewich Road and Beam Heath Way area for their first “group pick” of 2013.

December 18, 2012
More than 5,500 Crewe and Nantwich homes need energy help

More than 5,500 Crewe and Nantwich homes need energy help

Around 5,600 households in Crewe and Nantwich are entitled to help with their energy costs, new figures suggest. Research has been carried out to target families in the borough most at need of help.

December 12, 2012
Mountaineer and author Nigel Vardy thrills Nantwich students

Mountaineer and author Nigel Vardy thrills Nantwich students

Top mountaineer Nigel Vardy gave Nantwich students tips on succeeding against the odds at a Reaseheath College “Adventure Day”. Known as ‘Mr Frostbite’, he told how he was plucked from the summit of Alaska’s highest mountain with two fellow climbers after being injured in a fall.

December 6, 2012
Nantwich group Greenspaces spearheads Leighton Greenway project

Nantwich group Greenspaces spearheads Leighton Greenway project

A Nantwich environmental group is spearheading a scheme to boost eco-friendly transport links in Crewe. Greenspaces South Cheshire has teamed up with partners to improve the route of the Leighton Greenway Extension project.

December 5, 2012
New “Farmer’s Apprentice” TV show set in Nantwich

New “Farmer’s Apprentice” TV show set in Nantwich

Nantwich is hosting a new The Apprentice style TV show – to find the next star of the farming world! Reaseheath College is the location for “Farmers Apprentice“, an Alan Sugar-style boot camp searching for farming’s brightest new things.

December 4, 2012
Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

A Willaston councillor is calling for street lights along a busy route in the Nantwich village to be switched back on. Newcastle Road falls under the new Cheshire East Council initiative to switch off or reduce street lighting to cut costs.

December 3, 2012
Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Owners of vacant homes in Nantwich are being warned by councillors to put their houses in order. Cheshire East Council is cracking down on what it calls “nuisance properties” in the area.

December 3, 2012
Reaseheath College animal students visit zoos across the UK

Reaseheath College animal students visit zoos across the UK

More than 500 animal management students in Nantwich were roaring to go during career visits to zoos, museums or educational centres. Behind-the-scenes trips by Reaseheath College encouraged students to think about their future careers.

November 29, 2012