Village News

Police trace man over “sword” incident in Stapeley

Police trace man over “sword” incident in Stapeley

Police say they have traced a man allegedly seen wielding a sword on the Stapeley estate in Nantwich, which turned out to be a stick wrapped in black tape.

Armed police and helicopter swooped over Stapeley last night (August 4) as the drama unfolded.

August 5, 2021
Nantwich firm Joseph Heler Cheese launches recruitment drive

Nantwich firm Joseph Heler Cheese launches recruitment drive

Nantwich cheese firm Joseph Heler are providing a local jobs boost as they look to recruit 60 new employees.

They are recruiting for 60 roles at their Hatherton headquarters in the run up to the Christmas peak.

August 4, 2021
PIC SPECIAL: Audlem Party on the Park 2021 concert

PIC SPECIAL: Audlem Party on the Park 2021 concert

Hundreds enjoyed a rare social gathering at the 22nd ‘Audlem Party on the Park’ on the playing field in Audlem, writes Jonathan White.

Comperes Dave Johnson and Maxine Mallen introduced each band with witty humour and got the crowd in a frenzy with an ABBA medley megamix during the interval between bands.

August 3, 2021
Busy A530 near Nantwich to close for 8 days for canal bridge works

Busy A530 near Nantwich to close for 8 days for canal bridge works

The busy A530 Whitchurch Road near Nantwich is to be closed for up to eight days for major canal bridge repairs.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the route and follow diversions between July 31 and August 8.

July 30, 2021
Bunbury housing plan should be refused, say officers

Bunbury housing plan should be refused, say officers

A bid to demolish a building in the picturesque village of Bunbury and build 15 new homes, looks set to be refused.

The application for the new development is for land to the west of Parkside bungalow, off Bunbury Lane.

July 22, 2021
Talented artist, 89, produces paintings of local buildings and wildlife

Talented artist, 89, produces paintings of local buildings and wildlife

By Jonathan White
A talented artist from Wybunbury is still hard at work producing these stunning paintings – despite being 89 years old!

George Telford has produced a number of fabulous acrylic paintings of local buildings and wildlife in and around Nantwich.

July 20, 2021
Campaign launched to save Shavington Youth Club building

Campaign launched to save Shavington Youth Club building

A campaign is underway to save the Shavington Youth Club building.

Members of Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish Council fear the Main Road building’s future is in doubt.

July 12, 2021
Shavington Village Festival 2021

Shavington Village Festival 2021

By Jonathan White
The Shavington Village Festival took place within and alongside Main Road in the village.

Stalls were open on Main Road, which was closed to traffic, and next door Shavington Primary School car park.

July 12, 2021
Audlem pilot to pedal 420 miles in aid of friend battling tumour

Audlem pilot to pedal 420 miles in aid of friend battling tumour

An airline pilot from Audlem is swapping the cockpit for the saddle – to cycle 420 miles in three days in aid of a friend battling a brain tumour.

Shaun Rayne, 49, has set himself the massive challenge to raise money for Headcase Cancer Trust after his good friend Rick Youle was dealt a devastating blow.

July 9, 2021
Fire crews tackle fire in Shavington garage

Fire crews tackle fire in Shavington garage

Fire crews from Nantwich and Crewe tackled a fire in a garage fire in Shavington earlier today (July 8)

The incident happened at a property on Osborne Grove, and started just after 3pm.

July 8, 2021
Wybunbury All Stars take on Nantwich Town in WW2 fundraiser

Wybunbury All Stars take on Nantwich Town in WW2 fundraiser

By Jonathan White
Wybunbury All Stars and Nantwich Town staged a fundraising game in memory of a World War 2 hero.

The seven-a-side match saw Nantwich Town beating Wybunbury All Stars 9-1, with Sam Day scoring a consolation goal for Wybunbury with the final kick of the game.

July 6, 2021
Audlem retirement complex to stage  “open doors” event

Audlem retirement complex to stage “open doors” event

People in South Cheshire are invited to join retirement community residents for a summer get-together.

McCarthy Stone development in Audlem will open its doors for those wanting to find out what’s on offer.

July 5, 2021
100-year-old earns title of Honorary Freewoman in Willaston

100-year-old earns title of Honorary Freewoman in Willaston

Willaston Parish Council has granted the title of Honorary Freewoman to resident Edith Ridgway.

The honour is in recognition of the 100-year-old’s services to fundraising and the community.

July 4, 2021