Human Interest

Wistaston in Bloom 2012 flowerbeds brighten up village

Wistaston in Bloom 2012 flowerbeds brighten up village

By Jonathan White Visitors to Wistaston are enjoying a splash of colour thanks to a sprinkling of flowerbeds blooming in the village. Designs were made by the Wistaston in Bloom committee of keen gardeners and representatives from Wistaston Parish Council.

July 15, 2012 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest
MP Timpson and councillors back petition against “Nantwich South” plans

MP Timpson and councillors back petition against “Nantwich South” plans

Dozens of campaigners gathered with local councillors and MP Edward Timpson to launch a petition against a massive Nantwich housing development. Hundreds of residents have already objected to Muller Property Group’s bid to build a 1,000-home “Nantwich South” site in Stapeley.

Organisers cancel Nantwich Show after site is left flooded

Organisers cancel Nantwich Show after site is left flooded

Organisers of the biggest annual events in Nantwich have called off the event because of the wet weather. Nantwich Show will not go ahead as planned on July 25 as Dorfold Park is waterlogged, with forecasts predicting more rain over the next 10 days.

Campaigners to launch petition against Muller’s “Nantwich South” plans

Campaigners to launch petition against Muller’s “Nantwich South” plans

Campaigners fighting plans for a 1,000-home “Nantwich South” village in Stapeley are to launch a petition against the proposal. Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson and local councillors Andrew Martin and Peter Groves are expected to attend the launch of the petition tomorrow (July 14).

Nantwich primary school celebrates Artsmark Gold award

Nantwich primary school celebrates Artsmark Gold award

A Nantwich primary school is celebrating one of the highest accolades it can achieve for arts provision. Pear Tree School in Stapeley has been awarded Artsmark Gold status by the Arts Council of England.

Muller unveils latest “Nantwich South” village centre plans for Stapeley

Muller unveils latest “Nantwich South” village centre plans for Stapeley

A housing developer claims more residents “accept” the need for controversial plans to build a new “Nantwich South” village. Colin Muller unveiled updated plans to create 1,000 homes in Stapeley with a new school, shops, business units and sports pitches.

South Cheshire photographer to stage Urban Portraits exhibition

South Cheshire photographer to stage Urban Portraits exhibition

A South Cheshire photographer is holding a special exhibition of urban pictures taken in Crewe and Nantwich. Simon J Newbury is staging his “Urban Portraits” exhibition on July 22 in Bar 7, Crewe.

Crewe and Nantwich OAPs attend 20th “Pensioner’s Parliament”

Crewe and Nantwich OAPs attend 20th “Pensioner’s Parliament”

Crewe and Nantwich branch of the Northern Pensioners Association visited the 20th Pensioners Parliament in Blackpool. The 36-strong group’s visit, funded by local housing provider Wulvern, included lively debates and discussions on transport, social care ‘granny tax’ and pension reforms.

African figures to fetch £20,000 at Nantwich auction

African figures to fetch £20,000 at Nantwich auction

A prized collection of antique African carved figures could fetch £20,000 at auction in Nantwich this week. Leading Manchester artist Geoffrey Key is selling a host of tribal “Yoruba” art at the Peter Wilson sale because of a house move.

Nantwich Library’s delight at new creative writers group interest

Nantwich Library’s delight at new creative writers group interest

Budding authors can now benefit from a new creative writers group run by Nantwich Library. The group will meet for the first time on Thursday July 26 at 5.30pm in the library and then every last Thursday of the month.

Dozens object to 146-homes plan for Stapeley Water Gardens site

Dozens object to 146-homes plan for Stapeley Water Gardens site

A controversial bid to build 146 homes on the old Stapeley Water Gardens site will go before councillors with dozens of objections lodged. But despite fears raised by Environment Agency, highways officers and residents, planners have recommended it be approved.

Families’ respite care reprieve as Nantwich facility set to shut

Families’ respite care reprieve as Nantwich facility set to shut

Families of disabled youngsters could be reprieved after their Nantwich short-break facility was earmarked for closure. Users of Queen’s Drive respite home (pictured) were angered at plans to offer an elderly person’s home in Crewe as a replacement.

July 5, 2012 0 comments Health, Human Interest, Latest
New school planned for “Nantwich South” 600-home development

New school planned for “Nantwich South” 600-home development

Plans a for controversial 600-home development in Stapeley, Nantwich, will come under the spotlight again next week. And now updated “Nantwich South” proposals include a new village school to cater for hundreds more families.