Human Interest

Commemorative flower bed marks Reaseheath College centenary

Commemorative flower bed marks Reaseheath College centenary

A commemorative flower bed celebrating Reaseheath College’s 100th birthday has taken centre stage in Nantwich Town Square.

The project, in partnership with Nantwich in Bloom, marks the start of a year of events and celebrations the college wants to hold, subject to Covid, to mark its significant milestone.

July 26, 2021
Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on plans to boost council tax support scheme offer by £3.37m over the next three years for families on low incomes.

July 25, 2021
Nantwich brine baths “quietest outdoor pool in UK” says study

Nantwich brine baths “quietest outdoor pool in UK” says study

Nantwich’s outdoor brine pool has been crowned one of UK’s best hidden gems in a study.

As the hot weather saw many flocking to outdoor swimming facilities, a study looked at social media and the number of times facilities around the country were hash-tagged.

July 25, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Wybunbury councillor calls for youth projects fund to be shared

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East councillor has called for £2 million allocated in the council budget for Crewe youth projects to be shared across the borough following the announcement of Crewe’s £22.9m “Town Deal”.

Conservative group leader Janet Clowes, of Wybunbury ward, has called on the council to “share the success” after an announcement that Crewe is one of the latest UK towns to successfully secure a ‘Town Deal’.

July 25, 2021
Major gas mains works set for Nantwich town centre

Major gas mains works set for Nantwich town centre

Major gas works are to take place in Nantwich town centre, with residents warned of road closures and disruption.

The works by Cadent will begin on Monday (July 26) to install a new gas main in Nantwich town centre.

July 23, 2021
flood plain weaver reaseheath bypass works

Flood prevention measures built by major new Nantwich road

By Jonathan White
Work continues on the new spine road and Reaseheath bypass, with construction underway to clear the River Weaver floodplain.

Contractors McPhillips have also excavated a channel between the raised Kingsbourne spine road and Reaseheath bypass and the river next to Reaseheath roundabout.

July 22, 2021
Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is in the bottom 10 local authority areas for people using buses and the council is looking at ways to improve this.

The figure was revealed at a highways and transport committee meeting this week when councillors were discussing the national bus strategy (NBS).

July 21, 2021
Talented artist, 89, produces paintings of local buildings and wildlife

Talented artist, 89, produces paintings of local buildings and wildlife

By Jonathan White
A talented artist from Wybunbury is still hard at work producing these stunning paintings – despite being 89 years old!

George Telford has produced a number of fabulous acrylic paintings of local buildings and wildlife in and around Nantwich.

July 20, 2021
90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A 90-year-old woman has blasted Cheshire East Council proposals to charge over 85s for a lifeline care alarm service which is currently free.

Cheshire East is consulting with residents on proposals to introduce a £5 a week charge for the telecare service which, at present, is free to residents aged 85 and over if they live alone.

July 19, 2021
Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Police, council and health bosses across Cheshire today urged residents to be “responsible” as “Freedom Day” marks the final easing of lockdown restrictions.

They say cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 are continuing to rise across Cheshire East, with 1,222 more cases in week up to July 8.

July 19, 2021
Nantwich artist Tony donates artwork to Nantwich Town FC

Nantwich artist Tony donates artwork to Nantwich Town FC

By Jonathan White
Nantwich artist Tony Denton has donated his painting of the Nantwich Town FC crest being painted to the club.

Tony, accompanied by son Harvey, presented his 2ft by 3ft canvas artwork to Nantwich Town FC chairman Jon Gold on the pitch at the Optimum Pay Group Stadium earlier this week.

July 18, 2021
Nantwich shops and businesses show Pride in their town

Nantwich shops and businesses show Pride in their town

Nantwich shop and business owners have been taking part in Nantwich Pride Festival 2021, writes Jonathan White.

Numerous outlets set up window displays in their premises in support of the festival.

July 17, 2021
LilaConnect begins fibre broadband work in Nantwich

LilaConnect begins fibre broadband work in Nantwich

Broadband company LilaConnect has started work on updating fibre connectivity in Nantwich and Crewe.

Construction is now underway in Stapeley with the aim of providing all homes and businesses access to a gigabit full fibre open access network by the end of 2023.

July 16, 2021