Village News

Fund-raising spring concert takes place at Acton Church

Fund-raising spring concert takes place at Acton Church

By Jonathan White
A fund-raising ‘Spring Evening Concert’ took place in front of a capacity audience at St Mary’s Church in Acton.

The concert featured the highly acclaimed Acton Operatic Society who performed the best of Lerner & Loewe and Cole Porter among others.

May 19, 2022
High Sheriff of Cheshire to open Bunbury Village Day

High Sheriff of Cheshire to open Bunbury Village Day

The High Sheriff of Cheshire will be guest of honour at the Medieval-themed Bunbury Village Day on June 25.

Jeannie France-Hayhurst is one of 55 High Sheriffs installed across in the UK appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to promote wellbeing and prosperity of their region, to keep the peace, uphold the law and support the Judiciary.

May 19, 2022
Shavington and Nantwich Town councillor is new Cheshire East Mayor

Shavington and Nantwich Town councillor is new Cheshire East Mayor

The new Mayor of Cheshire East is Nantwich Town councillor and Shavington ward borough councillor David Marren.

Cllr Marren takes over the chains of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Sarah Pochin, who represents Bunbury ward.

May 18, 2022
Residents object to re-opened Worleston pub’s licence bid

Residents object to re-opened Worleston pub’s licence bid

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A village pub which has been renovated added an outdoor dining area to cater for any customers’ concerns following the Covid pandemic, a licensing committee heard.

The Royal Oak at Worleston near Nantwich has recently reopened after undergoing a full refurbishment.

May 15, 2022
Combermere Abbey

Residents object to venue licensing plans by Combermere Abbey

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Twenty local residents have objected to plans to extend the licensing hours at Combermere Abbey Wedding Venue near Wrenbury, saying they are already disturbed by the late night noise.

The venue on Combermere Park Drive is currently licensed for events such as plays, dance performances, films, live and recorded music, as well as late night refreshment and the supply of alcohol.

May 12, 2022
Audlem man jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter

Audlem man jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter

A man who killed his victim after beating him with a baseball bat at their Audlem home has today been jailed for eight years and six months.

Daniel Griffiths was sentenced at Chester Crown Court after being convicted last week of manslaughter of Andrew Guy.

May 11, 2022
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Bid for Beeston and Tarporley station takes step forward

A bid to reopen a Beeston and Tarporley railway station on the Crewe-Chester line has taken another step forward.

Members of the Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group have delivered a Feasibility, and Preliminary Business Case submitted to the Dept for Transport

May 11, 2022
Wrenbury Bowling Club to host open green day

Wrenbury Bowling Club to host open green day

Wrenbury Bowling Club will be hosting an open green day linked to the national Bowls Big Weekend event on Saturday May 28.

The event aims to encourage new members and local communities to try bowls and see what they have to offer.

May 10, 2022
Tarporley man to cycle round Britain’s coast for charity

Tarporley man to cycle round Britain’s coast for charity

Tarporley man Gareth Lyon is set to cycle around the coast of Britain to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Gareth, Senior Director at NTT DATA UK, wants to raise awareness of the condition.

May 8, 2022
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Plans for 84 more homes in Shavington approved amid objections

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans for 84 homes and a commercial scheme at Shavington have been approved despite concerns about over-development.

Anwyl Homes submitted a full application for the residential scheme on land south of Newcastle Road and Stock Lane and outline plans for up to 700sqm of retail development.

May 5, 2022
Audlem man convicted of manslaughter following jealous killing

Audlem man convicted of manslaughter following jealous killing

A man from Audlem has been found guilty of killing a man he believed was chatting up his partner.

Daniel Griffiths (pictured) repeatedly beat Andrew Guy with a baseball bat shortly after he had sent his partner the text message ‘on way babe, 10 mins’.

May 5, 2022
84 new homes plan for Shavington/Wybunbury “triangle” set for approval

84 new homes plan for Shavington/Wybunbury “triangle” set for approval

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans for 84 homes and a commercial development at Shavington are recommended for approval despite claims the number of houses exceeds that originally agreed.

Anwyl Homes has submitted a full application for the homes and outline plans for up to 700sqm of retail development.

April 30, 2022
Consultation launched on new Shavington primary school

Consultation launched on new Shavington primary school

Residents can have their say on plans for a new primary school in the Shavington area.

Cheshire East Council wants to build another new primary school in the borough to ease pressure on local places amid new housing developments.

April 29, 2022