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PICTURE SPECIAL: Work on new spine road and A51 bypass in Nantwich

PICTURE SPECIAL: Work on new spine road and A51 bypass in Nantwich

By Jonathan White
These aerial images show construction continuing apace to build a much-needed spine road and bypass at Reaseheath in Nantwich.

The work is part of the Kingsbourne development agreement, with developers funding the improved infrastructure in Nantwich.

June 22, 2021
Bridgemere pupil scoops top prize in regional artwork competition

Bridgemere pupil scoops top prize in regional artwork competition

A pupil from Bridgemere Primary near Nantwich has scooped top prize in a school artwork regional competition.

Jack Kent, year 5, was Overall Primary Winner in the dot-art Schools 2021.

June 16, 2021
Retired Shavington teacher scoops £5,000 in hospice lottery

Retired Shavington teacher scoops £5,000 in hospice lottery

A retired teacher from Shavington is celebrating after winning £5,000 with St Luke’s Hospice Lottery.

Rachel Bertenshaw, former deputy headteacher at Shavington High School, is going to spend the money on a holiday of a lifetime with her son, daughter-in-law and three grandsons.

June 14, 2021
Nantwich school to reinstate mandatory face coverings indoors

Nantwich school to reinstate mandatory face coverings indoors

A Nantwich secondary school has reinstated mandatory wearing of face coverings for all pupils inside school buildings.

David Cole, headteacher at Brine Leas School, said the move “is not the situation that anyone would desire but it is the one we need”.

June 7, 2021
15,000 new trees planted in Cheshire East this spring, says council

15,000 new trees planted in Cheshire East this spring, says council

More than 15,000 trees have been planted across Cheshire East in the latest planting season, says the authority.

The council has launched a planting scheme as part of its aim to become carbon neutral in its operations by 2025, and schools like Wrenbury Primary School are helping out.

May 21, 2021
Nantwich mum wins backing for national Be Kind Awards

Nantwich mum wins backing for national Be Kind Awards

A Nantwich mum who has set up an awards scheme to celebrate the kindness of schoolchildren, has earned the backing of a major employer.

Sarah Gregory launched the Be Kind Awards to recognise acts of kindness carried out by children across the nation.

May 14, 2021
flooded allotments at Brookfield in February 2017

Brookfield Allotments flooding caused by primary school field, says report

Flooding problems plaguing a Nantwich allotments site is likely to be being caused by a school field, a report states.

Allotment holders at the Brookfield site have been hit by floods over a number of years, with the worst occurring in January after Storm Christoph.

April 30, 2021
Cheshire East and Storengy UK launch school solar panel competition

Cheshire East and Storengy UK launch school solar panel competition

Nantwich pupils could scoop £10,000 worth of solar panels for their school in a competition run by Cheshire East Council and energy firm Storengy.

The competition for Cheshire East primary schools is to come up with ideas to combat the climate emergency.

April 27, 2021
Cheshire College learners celebrated in virtual graduation

Cheshire College learners celebrated in virtual graduation

The accomplishments of more than 200 Cheshire College students were celebrated at a virtual graduation ceremony.

Graduates, friends and family came together with staff and stakeholders of Cheshire’s largest provider of post-16 education to celebrate their achievements.

April 25, 2021
98% parents given primary place of choice in Cheshire East

98% parents given primary place of choice in Cheshire East

More than 98% of Cheshire East parents have been given a primary school place of their choice, says the authority.

Figures show 92.8% of Cheshire East families received their first choice – an increase from 91.4% in 2020.

April 19, 2021
Cheshire College learners stayed logged on during lockdown

Cheshire College learners stayed logged on during lockdown

More than 400 laptops have been distributed to Cheshire College learners to help teaching, learning and assessment remotely over the last 12 months.

The “One Million Laptops programme” announced in December 2020, guaranteed more than one million devices would reach schools, colleges and councils.

April 13, 2021
Nantwich youngsters collect essential items for Foodbank

Nantwich youngsters collect essential items for Foodbank

A non-uniform day organised by pupils at a Nantwich school left staff overwhelmed with Foodbank donations!

Year 6 “Mini Vinnies” St Anne’s Catholic Primary School hosted the event to receive donations.

March 27, 2021
School bus collides with van outside Brine Leas School in Nantwich

School bus collides with van outside Brine Leas School in Nantwich

A school bus collided with a van parked outside Brine Leas School in Nantwich today.

No pupils were on board the bus at the time of the crash, and it’s believed no one was injured.

March 24, 2021