Bunbury

Six candidates fight for new Chester South and Eddisbury seat

Six candidates fight for new Chester South and Eddisbury seat

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Six candidates have thrown their hats into the general election ring in a bid to become MP for Chester South and Eddisbury.

The seat covers many rural areas near Nantwich, including Audlem, Bunbury, Wrenbury, Sound, Burland, Tarporley, and now Wybunbury after boundary changes.

June 10, 2024
Bunbury Village Day to stage “AQUA FEST” on June 8

Bunbury Village Day to stage “AQUA FEST” on June 8

Bunbury Village Day AQUA FEST will take place on Saturday June 8.

Organisers are putting in place the final touches ready for the event which has been inspired by the 200th anniversary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

May 26, 2024
Rural Nantwich bus services face cuts under new CEC plans

Rural Nantwich bus services face cuts under new CEC plans

Rural bus services around Nantwich could be cut under new plans unveiled by Cheshire East Council.

But a direct service from the town to Leighton Hospital looks set to be reinstated if the proposals go ahead.

May 8, 2024
Bunbury Village Day to celebrate “Aqua Fest” theme

Bunbury Village Day to celebrate “Aqua Fest” theme

This year’s Bunbury Village Day will take place on Saturday June 8, celebrating the wonders of water with an “Aqua Fest” theme.

The theme was inspired in a year which marks the 200th anniversary of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute.

March 11, 2024
Tarporley women’s choir Decibellas hits high note with fundraisers

Tarporley women’s choir Decibellas hits high note with fundraisers

Tarporley based women’s choir Decibellas has hit a high note with its fundraising over the past 12 months.

The choir has raised thousands of pounds and dished out grants to several local mental health charities to support their work with children.

January 24, 2024
Former Bunbury Methodist Church could be bulldozed

Former Bunbury Methodist Church could be bulldozed

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The former Bunbury Methodist Church could be bulldozed and replaced by a family home.

An application has been submitted to Cheshire East Council to demolish the building and replace it with one house after the council refused an application last year to build two homes on the site.

January 19, 2024
Bunbury to host “Great Winter Get Together” in January

Bunbury to host “Great Winter Get Together” in January

Bunbury village is to host a rural community “Great Winter Get Together” event on January 20.

It’s part of a national initiative aimed at keeping rural communities connected after Christmas and will take place at Bunbury Pavilion.

December 17, 2023
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Beeston and Tarporley railway station gets Govt backing to rejoin network

Beeston and Tarporley Station looks set to reopen after being given Government backing to reconnect to the rail network.

Members of Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group (BTSRG) are celebrating after they received notice from the Department for Transport (DfT) that approval had been given.

November 1, 2023
Tarporley choir Decibellas raise funds for mental health charity

Tarporley choir Decibellas raise funds for mental health charity

Tarporley choir Decibellas has gifted mental health charity Platform for Life over £2,000 raised from their summer concert and awarded in a grant.

The 75-strong choir for upper voices invited Platform for Life to hold a collection at their concert in St Boniface Church in Bunbury, which raised over £1,140.

October 16, 2023
Former Bunbury church to be bulldozed for new housing

Former Bunbury church to be bulldozed for new housing

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The former Bunbury Methodist Church looks set to be bulldozed to make way for two houses.

An application to demolish the former church and build two detached homes with garden and parking on the site is due to be considered by Cheshire East’s southern planning committee next month.

July 18, 2023
Bunbury residents celebrate as housing plan thrown out by Cheshire East

Bunbury residents celebrate as housing plan thrown out by Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Jubilant Bunbury residents clapped and cheered as Cheshire East Council refused plans to “cram” up to 25 entry-level homes onto a field in the village.

Nearly 50 villagers packed into the council chamber at Crewe for southern planning meeting to oppose plans by Roger Ryder to demolish a house on Bunbury Lane and build affordable homes on the site.

June 29, 2023
Bunbury 25-homes development bid backed by CEC planners

Bunbury 25-homes development bid backed by CEC planners

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East planners have recommended approval for up to 25 entry-level homes on a Bunbury site where permission for 15 homes was refused less than two years ago.

In July 2021 the southern planning committee turned down an application from Roger Ryder to demolish a house called Parkside, on Bunbury Lane, and build 15 homes on the land.

May 24, 2023
Plans gather pace for Bunbury Village Day on June 17

Plans gather pace for Bunbury Village Day on June 17

Organisers say final plans are in place for Bunbury Village Day which is due to be held on Saturday June 17.

The event, now in its 54th year, has a Space theme this year, with organisers hoping to “boldly go where no man (or woman) has gone before”!

May 14, 2023