Wybunbury

44 “affordable” homes bid in Shavington rejected by councillors

44 “affordable” homes bid in Shavington rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A bid to revive plans for new homes on a stretch of Shavington countryside has been rebuffed by councillors.

Keyworker Homes and the Guinness Partnership wanted to build 44 affordable homes in Newcastle Road – on land to the west of the Esso garage.

August 11, 2019
Adam and his wife, Clare

Second man charged with manslaughter over death of Audlem dad

A second man has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt, police have confirmed.

The manslaughter charge was added to the indictment against Nicolas Hill, 35, of Moorsfield Avenue, Audlem at Liverpool Crown Court.

July 2, 2019
Shavington councillor and residents to fight road changes for new housing

Shavington councillor and residents to fight road changes for new housing

A councillor and villagers in Shavington are fighting plans to change the road outside their homes, writes Jonathan White.

A Magenta Housing 45-dwelling housing development site is due to be built on land at the rear of The Elephant pub in the village.

June 30, 2019
PICTURE SPECIAL: Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes attracts thousands of visitors

PICTURE SPECIAL: Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes attracts thousands of visitors

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people braved the wind and rain to enjoy the quirky annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes.

The event, organised by the Wybunbury Tower Preservation Trust, dates back at least 200 years though stopped in 1920.

June 9, 2019
Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

New Conservative leader for Cheshire East Janet Clowes says talks are now taking place with other parties to see how the council will be run.

Cllr Clowes, who represents Wybunbury Ward, was elected as new leader after the resignation of Cllr Rachel Bailey last night (May 7).

May 8, 2019
Two men charged in connection with Audlem man’s death plead not guilty

Two men charged in connection with Audlem man’s death plead not guilty

Two men charged in connection with the death of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt have pleaded not guilty.

Samuel Thorpe and Nicholas Hill entered their pleas at a hearing in Chester Crown court today (January 16).

January 16, 2019
Two men in court over death of Audlem man Adam Lovatt

Two men in court over death of Audlem man Adam Lovatt

Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with the death of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt.

Samuel Thorpe, 23, of Annions Lane, Wybunbury, and Nicholas Hill, 35, of Moorsfield Avenue, Audlem appeared at Crewe Magistrates’ Court yesterday (December 20).

December 21, 2018
Nantwich Mayor surprises Shavington pupils as “mystery reader”

Nantwich Mayor surprises Shavington pupils as “mystery reader”

Youngsters at Shavington Primary School were treated to a “mystery reader” in full costume.

Nantwich Mayor Cllr David Marren turned up in full Mayoral regalia and gold chain to read the Year 1 pupils “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

December 3, 2018
Man, 23, charged with manslaughter over death of Audlem dad

Man, 23, charged with manslaughter over death of Audlem dad

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Audlem have charged a 23-year-old man with manslaughter.

Samuel Thorpe, of Annions Lane in Wybunbury, is due to appear before Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday December 20.

November 22, 2018
Santa’s Float is on its way! Round Table unveils Crewe & Nantwich tour

Santa’s Float is on its way! Round Table unveils Crewe & Nantwich tour

Santa’s preparing his Float and gearing up for his annual tour of Crewe and Nantwich!

As always, thousands of families will get a chance to visit him during the tour between December 3 and 18.

November 14, 2018
Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

Plans for 112 homes on Doddington estate near Nantwich rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping
An attempt to build 112 homes to fund the renovation of the Doddington country estate near Nantwich has been rejected following fierce opposition from neighbours.

Lady Rona Delves Broughton, who owns the Doddington Estate, wanted to build 112 homes across 12 smaller plots of land to fill a £9.6 million funding gap for the renovation of her estate – which has planning permission to become a hotel, and is on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register in parts.

August 2, 2018
Olympic medalist Bryony Page thrills Wybunbury pupils with visit

Olympic medalist Bryony Page thrills Wybunbury pupils with visit

Olympic trampolinist Bryony Page had Wybunbury youngsters leaping for joy when she brought her silver medal in for a visit.

Page, who landed the medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016, spoke to the pupils at Wybunbury Delves primary.

July 8, 2018
Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2018 – picture special

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2018 – picture special

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people gathered to enjoy the annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes event in glorious sunshine.

The event started at midday with a peal of bells at Wybunbury Tower.

June 10, 2018