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New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors and officers at Cheshire East are hopeful a new code of practice will mean the end of ‘bodge job’ pothole repairs on major roads.

Cheshire East Council is set to adopt a new code of practice for road maintenance – called the Well Managed Highway Infrastructure – in line with Government guidelines introduced two years ago.

October 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Village News
Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA say they are continuing to investigate the death of a dog found in a canal in Nantwich with heavy chains around its body.

The grim discovery was made by walkers by bridge 89 which spans the Shropshire Union Canal south of Marsh Lane and north of the A530 Whitchurch Road.

Paul McCartney tribute act to perform in Wistaston

Paul McCartney tribute act to perform in Wistaston

A ‘Paul McCartney Tribute Act – Neil Tudor in concert’ takes place at St Mary’s Church Hall in Wistaston on Friday November 16.

Doors open 7pm, and there is a licensed bar available.

October 12, 2018 1 comment Village News, Wistaston
Wistaston man fined over maintenance of property in Crewe

Wistaston man fined over maintenance of property in Crewe

A Wistaston man was fined for failing to maintain and tidy up a property he owns in Crewe, a court heard.

Cheshire East Council served a notice requiring proper maintenance of land at a property David Belcher owns in Hall O’Shaw Street, in Crewe, in 2016.

Cheshire East lost 600 hectares of greenbelt under new Local Plan

Cheshire East lost 600 hectares of greenbelt under new Local Plan

New Government figures show that Cheshire East lost the third-biggest amount of greenbelt land out of 10 English boroughs to adopt new local plans last year, writes Stephen Topping.

October 8, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics, Village News
Lorry collides with railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston

Lorry collides with railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston

A lorry driver had a lucky escape after colliding with a railway bridge on Whitchurch Road, Beeston.

It happened at around noon on A49 close to Beeston cattle market.

Adam and his wife, Clare

Police renew appeal for help in Audlem dad murder inquiry

Detectives probing the murder of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt have renewed their appeal for help – four months after the incident.

Officers are still keen to trace people who witnessed anything on the night of Adam’s death.

September 27, 2018 0 comments Audlem, Crime, Human Interest, Incident, News
CCTV footage released following burglary in Shavington

CCTV footage released following burglary in Shavington

Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary in Shavington.

A stranger entered a house in Marshfern Place, Shavington, at around 2.10am today (September 25).

September 25, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News, Shavington, Village News
Nantwich fire station among 21 “deterioating” bases to be revamped

Nantwich fire station among 21 “deterioating” bases to be revamped

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
Nantwich, Audlem and Tarporley fire stations are among 21 earmarked for improvements as part of an £8.5 million project agreed by Cheshire Fire Authority.

The service has opened new fire stations in Alsager, Lymm, Mollington in Chester and Penketh in Warrington over the past three years.

Hundreds enjoy Wistaston annual Duck and Boat races

Hundreds enjoy Wistaston annual Duck and Boat races

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of villagers gathered for Wistaston’s annual Duck and Boat races – after the original event was rained off.

The 23rd Annual Community Duck Race and Children’s Model Boat Race took place at the Joey the Swan Recreation ground, with guests of honour the Rose Queen Poppy Bellingham and her Consort.

September 17, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Tarporley primary school to take on 100 more pupils after expansion

Tarporley primary school to take on 100 more pupils after expansion

A £1.5 million project to extend and remodel Tarporley Church of England School to cater for rising pupil numbers has been completed.

The school in Park Road now features four new classrooms, a larger hall, new entrance, multi use games area and playground.

September 16, 2018 0 comments Alpraham & Tarporley, Bunbury, Village News
Nantwich nursery benefits from new sensory garden

Nantwich nursery benefits from new sensory garden

A sensory garden at a Nantwich nursery has blossomed with help from a building developer.

Redrow supplied top soil to help with the creation of the new outdoor facility at Rebecca’s Day Nursery in Faddiley, near Nantwich.

September 6, 2018 0 comments Burland & Faddiley, Village News