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Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police has unveiled its new “community policing” model with “dedicated officers and PCSOs” in 122 community areas.

It will include new police bases in community and village halls in and around Nantwich.

September 25, 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
Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents have scored a major victory in a battle to restore bus services for sixth form students in Audlem travelling to schools in Nantwich.

Our story earlier this week and parental pressure on Cheshire East Council has prompted swift action after we revealed up to 30 post-16 students were left stranded with no way to get to school.

September 10, 2020
Audlem sixth form pupils “stranded” as Cheshire East pulls transport

Audlem sixth form pupils “stranded” as Cheshire East pulls transport

Angry parents say sixth form students in Audlem have been left “stranded” and unable to get to school in Nantwich after public transport was pulled by Cheshire East Council.

It’s feared up to 30 students could be affected by Cheshire East’s decision not to provide school transport for Brine Leas year 12 and 13 students.

September 8, 2020
Dramatic police chase through streets of Stapeley, Audlem and villages

Dramatic police chase through streets of Stapeley, Audlem and villages

Stunned Sunday afternoon walkers and cyclists watched a dramatic police car pursuit through villages and country lanes near Nantwich.

Witnesses say they saw several marked and unmarked police vehicles in pursuit of a Seat Leon for up to an hour yesterday (August 16) evening.

August 17, 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
Fire crews tackle farm outbuilding blaze in Hatherton

Fire crews tackle farm outbuilding blaze in Hatherton

Two people were treated at the scene of a blaze in a farm building in Hatherton, near Nantwich.

The fire involved bales of hay stored in the building off Hunsterson Road, Hatherton, at around 2pm yesterday (July 27).

July 28, 2020
Audlem volunteers praised for helping retirement home residents

Audlem volunteers praised for helping retirement home residents

Two volunteers have been hailed heroes by residents at the Lyme Wood Grange Retirement Living development in Audlem.

For Molly Hodges and Ralph Warburton have been supplying with their groceries, fresh fruit and
vegetables and their medicines throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

May 12, 2020
Audlem group awarded Police Commissioner COVID-19 pandemic funding

Audlem group awarded Police Commissioner COVID-19 pandemic funding

An Audlem organisation has been awarded funding by Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner as it is helping vulnerable people during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Audlem and District Community Action (ADCA) has received a £1,000 grant from PCC David Keane’s Safer Communities Express Grant Fund to offer a befriending and food delivery service to people.

April 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
AUDLEM TRIAL: Jury fails to reach verdict in Adam Lovatt manslaughter trial

AUDLEM TRIAL: Jury fails to reach verdict in Adam Lovatt manslaughter trial

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a trial of two men charged with the manslaughter over the death of devoted Audlem dad Adam Lovatt.

Samuel Thorpe, 24, of Annions Lane, Wybunbury, and Nicholas Hill, 36, of Moorsfield Avenue, Audlem were tried at Liverpool Crown Court.

January 23, 2020