Bunbury

Plans for Cheshire Sandstone Ridge to be Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Plans for Cheshire Sandstone Ridge to be Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A campaign is underway to designate the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Natural England announced the proposal today (June 24) alongside an ambitious new landscapes programme for the area which takes in villages such as Beeston, Peckforton, Burwardsley, Bunbury and Bickerton.

June 24, 2021
Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Nantwich residents are to be asked for their views on plans to introduce an on-demand rural bus service.

It aims to reduce isolation in some of the more rural areas of the borough around Nantwich including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem.

June 17, 2021
Covid “Beer Hero” pubs in Cheshire celebrated by Eddisbury MP Timpson

Covid “Beer Hero” pubs in Cheshire celebrated by Eddisbury MP Timpson

A number of Cheshire pubs have been awarded “COVID Community Hero status” for their work to support local communities throughout the pandemic.

The award is supported by a cross-party group of beer-loving MPs, including Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson.

June 7, 2021
Olympian Dan Purvis to appear at Bunbury Village Day in June

Olympian Dan Purvis to appear at Bunbury Village Day in June

Olympic gymnast Dan Purvis will be leaping into action in Bunbury next month at their Olympic themed Bunbury Village Day!

Organisers say the event will go ahead on Saturday 26 June – subject to the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown remaining on course.

May 18, 2021
Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury Cllr Sarah Pochin has been voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East.

Cllr Pochin, an Independent who has represented Bunbury Ward for the last few years, was sworn in at a full council meeting last night (May 4).

May 5, 2021
Bunbury Village Day promises an Olympic day out

Bunbury Village Day promises an Olympic day out

Organisers of Bunbury Village Day have been given the go ahead to stage this year’s event – with an Olympic twist.

As the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown continues on track, so does the biggest event of the year for Bunbury.

April 19, 2021
Bunbury Paralympian paddles closer to Tokyo 2020

Bunbury Paralympian paddles closer to Tokyo 2020

By Peter White

Stuart Wood insisted the postponement of the Paralympics has played into his hands, after taking a step closer to Tokyo with a dominant performance at the sprint and paracanoe national selection event.

The Bunbury paddler put himself firmly in contention for a seat on the plane by winning all three of the men’s VL3 200m races in Nottingham.

April 18, 2021
Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

Shropshire Union Canal breach at Beeston caused by Storm Christoph

A major breach of Shropshire Union Canal at Beeston near Nantwich was caused by heavy rains and floods from Storm Christoph.

These images from canal users show the extent of the breach which has closed the canal and towpath at Lock 10, Wharton’s Lock and Lock 11, Beeston Iron Lock.

January 22, 2021
Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villagers in Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem are to benefit from nearly £1.3m Rural Mobility Fund to improve links to the south west of Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council says the Government funding will boost public transport service where it is currently very limited.

January 12, 2021
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Beeston and Tarporley Station plan gets Government go ahead

An ambitious project to re-open Beeston and Tarporley Station has received the go-ahead and Government funding to progress to the next stage.

The Department for Transport has announced that Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group have been successful in their bid to the Beeching Reversal “Ideas Fund”.

November 27, 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
Villagers fight to save historic pub near Nantwich

Villagers fight to save historic pub near Nantwich

Residents have launched a petition to save a historic pub in a village near Nantwich.

Plans have been submitted to turn The Nags Head in Haughton, a 17th Century Grade II listed pub, into residential properties.

October 27, 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