Hurleston & Barbridge

Snugburys to rebuild 40ft Peter Rabbit after suspected arson attack

Snugburys to rebuild 40ft Peter Rabbit after suspected arson attack

Three Snugburys sisters have confirmed they will rebuild Peter Rabbit straw sculpture after it was burnt to the ground by suspected arsonists.

Hannah, Kitty and Cleo Sadler took over the reins of the popular Nantwich ice cream business last year.

February 15, 2017
Fundraising campaign to replace Peter Rabbit sculpture at Snugburys

Fundraising campaign to replace Peter Rabbit sculpture at Snugburys

Big-hearted residents have set up a fund-raiser to replace the Peter Rabbit straw sculpture in Nantwich which was burnt down by arsonists.

Police are hunting the offenders suspected of setting the 40-ft structure ablaze at Snugburys ice cream farm off the A51 in Hurleston.

February 4, 2017
Appeal launched for lock keepers on canals near Nantwich

Appeal launched for lock keepers on canals near Nantwich

The Canal & River Trust has launched an appeal for volunteer lock keepers on canals around Cheshire.

They need lock keepers for locations near Nantwich, including Bunbury Locks, Cholmondeston Lock, Hurleston Lock, and Audlem.

January 15, 2017
Snugburys celebrates Beatrix Potter with new rabbit sculpture

Snugburys celebrates Beatrix Potter with new rabbit sculpture

Staff at Nantwich ice cream makers Snugburys are celebrating 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter – with this giant straw rabbit!

Potter was one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors, with Peter Rabbit one of her most famous characters.

August 6, 2016
Nantwich villagers step up campaign for broadband service

Nantwich villagers step up campaign for broadband service

Villagers in Burland and Swanley near Nantwich are stepping up their fight to improve rural broadband services.

Resident Wayne Zakers was so frustrated at the lack of service, he leafleted neighbours and discovered scores of others shared his feelings.

August 5, 2016
Fire crews tackle blaze at demolished Nantwich pub The Jolly Tar

Fire crews tackle blaze at demolished Nantwich pub The Jolly Tar

Fire crews tackled a blaze at a popular Nantwich pub which was being demolished by developers.

The Jolly Tar, in Barbridge, was undergoing demolition after closing down months ago.

April 30, 2016
Councillors vote to back Nantwich Children’s Centre over axe threat

Councillors vote to back Nantwich Children’s Centre over axe threat

Nantwich Town councillors have voted to support Nantwich and Rural Children’s Centre, which is threatened with closure by Cheshire East.

The centre, on Dog Lane, provides services to hundreds of families and their young children every week.

February 9, 2016
Roy Tomlinson

Family issue plea to find missing Nantwich man Roy Tomlinson

The family of a missing Nantwich man with dementia have made an emotional appeal for his return.

Richard Tomlinson and Kate Tomlinson, son and granddaughter of 83-year-old Roy Tomlinson, have issued a statement as the search for him continues.

January 29, 2016
Nantwich Police to tour villages offering free bike security

Nantwich Police to tour villages offering free bike security

Nantwich police will be visiting local villages this weekend to offer free bike security.

PCSO Nicholas Jarvis will also be available for residents to raise concerns and views on law and order.

September 18, 2015
Council backs Nantwich headteachers over 18-rated video games letter

Council backs Nantwich headteachers over 18-rated video games letter

Council bosses have defended Nantwich headteachers for issuing a warning letter to parents about children playing 18-rated computer games.

The letter, sent by Nantwich Education Partnership, tells parents that they could be reported to police or social services if pupils reveal they are allowed to play adult-rated games.

April 1, 2015
Highways bosses “sorry” over Nantwich roadworks traffic chaos

Highways bosses “sorry” over Nantwich roadworks traffic chaos

Highways chiefs said “sorry” to hundreds of drivers who were caught up in the traffic problems plaguing Nantwich this week.

Traffic flows in the town are expected to return to normal after a series of emergencies caused delays, Cheshire East Council said.

March 25, 2015
£218,000 lottery grant to fund Community Agents in Nantwich villages

£218,000 lottery grant to fund Community Agents in Nantwich villages

Cheshire Community Action has been awarded £218,000 over three years to provide more Community Agents for rural villages around Nantwich.

The Community Agent schemes aims to help those who don’t live near a town centre and find it hard to access services or the internet.

February 1, 2015
Round Table Santa’s Float set for busy Nantwich schedule

Round Table Santa’s Float set for busy Nantwich schedule

Father Christmas will be out and about as Santa’s Float visits Nantwich and surrounding villages over the next 10 days.

The Crewe & Nantwich Round Table Christmas Float will be visiting streets across South Cheshire to help raise money for local causes.

December 6, 2014