Hankelow & Hatherton

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
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
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
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
How villagers clubbed together to save their community pub in Hankelow

How villagers clubbed together to save their community pub in Hankelow

Work is underway to renovate a pub and bring it back to life in a Nantwich village, marking a four year battle to save the community asset. Here’s how villagers clubbed together to save their “local”.

February 8, 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
Fire crews tackle chimney blaze in Hankelow

Fire crews tackle chimney blaze in Hankelow

Fire crews from Nantwich and Audlem tackle chimney blaze in Hankelow.

The fire broke out at the property on Park View at around 8.50pm last night (January 31).

February 1, 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
Rural flooding victims in South Cheshire blast council response

Rural flooding victims in South Cheshire blast council response

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in parts of rural South Cheshire hit by repeat flooding since October fear they are being ignored by Cheshire East Council.

The area was hit by heavy rain throughout the autumn, but drainage is still struggling to cope with blocked gullies leaving nowhere for surface water running from farmland to travel.

December 24, 2019
Edward Timpson wins selection as Tory candidate for Eddisbury

Edward Timpson wins selection as Tory candidate for Eddisbury

Edward Timpson has been selected as Conservative parliamentary candidate for Eddisbury.

The former Crewe & Nantwich MP was selected was selected by members of the Eddisbury Conservative Association at a packed meeting at Willington Hall in Tarporley last night (November 7).

November 8, 2019
Eddisbury Conservatives “sad” to lose MP Antoinette Sandbach

Eddisbury Conservatives “sad” to lose MP Antoinette Sandbach

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Eddisbury Conservative Association says it is sad to lose Antoinette Sandbach – but that the party must get on with delivering Brexit.

The MP for Eddisbury was one of 21 Conservatives to have the whip removed by the party on Tuesday night after voting against the Government.

September 5, 2019
Great great grandmother from Hankelow celebrates 100th birthday

Great great grandmother from Hankelow celebrates 100th birthday

A great-great grandmother from Hankelow near Nantwich has celebrated her 100th Birthday, surrounded by her family of five generations.

Edith Brough was joined by all her family and a wide circle of friends for the celebration at The Hunters Lodge Hotel in Crewe.

March 31, 2019