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New ‘on demand’ rural Nantwich bus service launches

New ‘on demand’ rural Nantwich bus service launches

A new on-demand rural bus service to help reduce isolation and connect rural areas with Nantwich has been launched by Cheshire East Council.

The new “go-too” pilot scheme covers a large area south and west of Nantwich, including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem and other villages, where no commercial services are available.

October 12, 2021
‘On demand’ rural bus service to launch between Nantwich and Audlem

‘On demand’ rural bus service to launch between Nantwich and Audlem

A new on-demand rural bus service is being launched to cover south of Nantwich connecting Audlem and other villages.

The Cheshire East Council “go-too” pilot scheme is aimed at tackling rural isolation.

September 18, 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
Rural Nantwich communities feel “cut off” by Cheshire East Council after floods

Rural Nantwich communities feel “cut off” by Cheshire East Council after floods

Angry parish councillors near Nantwich are clubbing together to call on highways chiefs to stop leaving rural areas “cut off” by flooded roads.

Villagers in the Wrenbury, Newhall, Sound and Marbury areas say council bosses have left them stranded by failing to empty gullies and clear the floods.

February 14, 2021
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
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
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
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
Broomhall and Sound flower festival set for October

Broomhall and Sound flower festival set for October

The Broomhall and Sound Chapel Flower Festival will take place on October 4 to 7.

The event themed “Harvest Past and Present” will be on Friday October 4 from 12pm-5pm, and Saturday October 5 10.30am-5pm.

September 17, 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
Dozens of firefighters tackle Nantwich farm blaze

Dozens of firefighters tackle Nantwich farm blaze

Fire crews across the county helped tackle a large farm blaze in Broomhall, Nantwich.

The fire, believed to have started accidentally, broke out at around 12.15pm yesterday on Heatley Lane, Broomhall.

August 30, 2019
Fire crews tackle derelict building blaze in Newhall

Fire crews tackle derelict building blaze in Newhall

Fire crews tackled a blaze in a derelict building in Newhall near Nantwich which caused the busy A530 to be closed.

The fire broke out around 9.30am today (January 14) in the first floor of a property on Whitchurch Road.

January 14, 2019
Fire crews battle chimney blaze in Baddington near Nantwich

Fire crews battle chimney blaze in Baddington near Nantwich

Fire crews had to tackle a Christmas Day chimney blaze at a house in Baddington neat Nantwich.

The fire broke out at a property on French Lane, just off Coole Lane, at around 12.20pm yesterday.

December 26, 2018