Environment

Network Rail rethinks Nantwich level crossing closures at Christmas

Network Rail rethinks Nantwich level crossing closures at Christmas

Rail chiefs have been forced into a rethink over plans to close Nantwich’s three level crossings in the run up to Christmas. Network Rail wanted to close the London Road, Wellington Road and Shrewbridge Road crossings for several days in December.

September 14, 2012
Nantwich pest control firm expands to cope with mole plague

Nantwich pest control firm expands to cope with mole plague

A surge in molehills has created a mountain of work for one Nantwich business. Family-run pest control firm Suddenstrike has been flooded with calls from householders plagued by moles.

September 13, 2012
Residents angry over Welsh Row eyesore in Nantwich

Residents angry over Welsh Row eyesore in Nantwich

Residents on Welsh Row in Nantwich are calling for action over an eyesore building which is blighting one of the town’s key gateways. They have collected a petition of more than 100 names asking for work to be done on Chapel Hall.

September 12, 2012
Nantwich councillors keen to improve town’s Christmas Lights event

Nantwich councillors keen to improve town’s Christmas Lights event

Councillors have revealed plans to revamp this year’s Nantwich Christmas Lights switch-on on December 1. It follows criticism of last year’s event which many felt was a damp squib.

September 11, 2012
Muller Property grilled by angry Nantwich councillors and residents

Muller Property grilled by angry Nantwich councillors and residents

Housing developers were given a rough ride by angry residents and councillors over their “Nantwich South” plans. Muller Property gave a presentation to Nantwich Town Council before being grilled by campaigners and councillors objecting to the 1,000 home scheme.

September 11, 2012
Stapeley Parish Council wants ideas for new village hall

Stapeley Parish Council wants ideas for new village hall

A long-awaited village hall in Stapeley, Nantwich is set to be opened after almost two years of legal red-tape. Now Stapeley Parish Council is urging groups to come forward with suggestions on how it can be used – or risk losing it.

September 6, 2012
MP Timpson issues plea to residents in Stapeley housing battle

MP Timpson issues plea to residents in Stapeley housing battle

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has issued a plea to residents in Stapeley to back the fight to stop more housing developments. He believes the “power of the people” which stopped the Parkers Road traveller’s site in Crewe should give villagers heart.

September 4, 2012
Nantwich Litter Group targets Barony Road and Beam Street

Nantwich Litter Group targets Barony Road and Beam Street

Nantwich Litter Group will be back in action this week with their latest “Group Pick” this Wednesday September 5. Volunteers are targeting litter and rubbish in the area between Barony Road, Weaver Road and Beam Street.

September 3, 2012
North West’s first Freerunning park opens at Nantwich’s Barony Park

North West’s first Freerunning park opens at Nantwich’s Barony Park

The first purpose-built Freerunning park in the North West has been opened in Nantwich. The facility on Barony Park was planned by The Nantwich Freerunners group with help from Cheshire East Council.

August 30, 2012
Reaseheath College keepers in national rare spider project

Reaseheath College keepers in national rare spider project

Keepers at Reaseheath College’s zoo in Nantwich are fostering minute offspring of one of UK’s rarest and most spectacular spiders. Four hundred fen raft spiderlings are being hand reared at the college for three months until they reach a suitable size for release.

August 23, 2012
Nantwich student cut above rest in national forestry awards

Nantwich student cut above rest in national forestry awards

A Nantwich college student has scooped a national forestry award. John Tunstall is the first Reaseheath College student to win a Royal Forestry Society (RFS) Silky Fox Handsaws Award.

August 17, 2012
Council leader to meet public over “Nantwich South” housing row

Council leader to meet public over “Nantwich South” housing row

Nantwich residents concerned at new housing developments will get a chance to quiz Cheshire East Council’s leader. Cllr Michael Jones (pictured) has agreed to attend a “public debate” evening organised by Stapeley Parish Council.

August 10, 2012
Nantwich Litter Group sweeps streets clean for Bloom judges

Nantwich Litter Group sweeps streets clean for Bloom judges

Nantwich Litter Group volunteers helped clean up the town ahead of the Royal Horticultural Society National Finals Judging. More than 20 helpers used pickers and bags to clear litter from the outskirts of Nantwich and into the town square.

August 9, 2012