Aston & Wrenbury

Angry residents object to firm’s concrete plant near Nantwich

Angry residents object to firm’s concrete plant near Nantwich

Furious residents in Aston and Wrenbury say a firm has started constructing a controversial new development while its planning application is still being considered by Cheshire East Council.

They claim Concrete Panels Systems Ltd, part of Graham Heath Construction, has already started building a new concrete batching plant at its current site at Station Yard, Wrenbury Road.

November 18, 2020
Wrenbury youngster cycles 150 miles in aid of RNLI

Wrenbury youngster cycles 150 miles in aid of RNLI

A Wrenbury youngster has cycled more than 150 miles to raise funds for the RNLI.

Nine-year-old Alfie Nicholas pedalled five miles every day in October – come wind, rain or shine!

November 3, 2020
Rural bus route for villages near Nantwich reinstated by council

Rural bus route for villages near Nantwich reinstated by council

Saturday bus services connecting rural villages to Nantwich have been reinstated, says Cheshire East Council.

The 70 and 72 services will now give people living in Wrenbury, Audlem, Aston and Bunbury a route in to Nantwich.

November 3, 2020
Fire crews tackle log burner incident at house in Chorley

Fire crews tackle log burner incident at house in Chorley

Fire crews tackled a fire at a house in Chorley near Wrenbury today

They say the incident at around 5am was caused by a log burner at the property on Chorley Hall Lane.

November 2, 2020
Two men in hospital after vehicle repair centre fire in Wrenbury

Two men in hospital after vehicle repair centre fire in Wrenbury

Two men were taken to hospital after a fire at a vehicle repair centre in Wrenbury near Nantwich.

Fire crews were called out to tackle the blaze at around 3pm yesterday (October 29) on Station Road.

October 30, 2020
Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have ruled out protecting bus subsidies in their next council budget.

Currently, the authority spends £1.7 million on subsidising 12 routes across the borough.

September 11, 2020
New book tells amazing story of 3 Cheshire relatives who went to war on horseback

New book tells amazing story of 3 Cheshire relatives who went to war on horseback

By Hannah Youds
A woman with Nantwich links has written a book which tells the story of three generations of her family, who all went to war on horseback!

The book, called “A Horse, A Sword and A Rifle”, focuses on the fascinating lives and exploits of Joseph Dodd, his son-in-law Sydney Williams, and Sydney’s son John Williams.

August 13, 2020
Charity tractor run in Nantwich raises money for Motor Neurone Disease charity

Charity tractor run in Nantwich raises money for Motor Neurone Disease charity

The 2nd annual fund-raising ‘Charity tractor run’ took place from Stapeley, writes Jonathan White

The owners of 80 vintage and classic road-legal tractors arrived with their vehicles at Maylands Farm on Broad Lane, Stapeley, Nantwich for a 10am start on Sunday.

August 5, 2020
Cholmondeley Castle Gardens reopens after lockdown

Cholmondeley Castle Gardens reopens after lockdown

One of England’s finest gardens is back open after the Government lifted restrictions set to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.

Historic and award-winning Cholmondeley Castle Gardens have introduced measures to protect visitors while allowing them to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, picnic and meet friends.

July 6, 2020
Burglars devastate Nantwich businesswoman in £15,000 raid

Burglars devastate Nantwich businesswoman in £15,000 raid

Burglars have devastated a Nantwich businesswoman after breaking in and stealing more than £15,000 of goods in an audacious raid.

Crooks drove and walked across several fields in the middle of the night to carry out the break in at Christine Watson’s “Little Toy Barn” base near Wrenbury.

June 10, 2020
Fire rips through bakery business in Aston near Nantwich

Fire rips through bakery business in Aston near Nantwich

Fire has ripped through a large bakery business in Aston near Nantwich overnight.

Ten crews from across Cheshire were called to the major incident at around 12.30am this morning on Whitchurch Road, Newhall.

May 23, 2020
Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 200 roads including many rural lanes in and around Nantwich will be taken off Cheshire East Council’s gritting routes after councillors approved the plan.

The controversial policy, which will come into effect from October this year, has been met with fierce criticism with many saying the council is putting lives in danger.

February 5, 2020
Rural Nantwich lanes among 230km of roads to be axed from gritting routes

Rural Nantwich lanes among 230km of roads to be axed from gritting routes

A Cheshire East Council report shows the authority could be about to cut 230km of roads from its winter gritting routes – including a number of rural roads around Nantwich.

The Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure report, to go before councillors next week, highlights potential changes to its winter service.

January 29, 2020