Wybunbury

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have ruled out protecting bus subsidies in their next council budget.

Currently, the authority spends £1.7 million on subsidising 12 routes across the borough.

September 11, 2020
Wybunbury balloon expert joins thousands for “Million Bubbles of Hope”

Wybunbury balloon expert joins thousands for “Million Bubbles of Hope”

A balloon expert from Wybunbury joined more than 1,000 from around the globe for smile-raising online Balloon Talent Show!

Michelle Shipman, who runs Bespoke Balloon Decor, took part in the “One Million Bubbles of Hope” event in a bid to entertain during the pandemic lockdown.

April 20, 2020
Fire crews tackle chimney fire in Wybunbury house

Fire crews tackle chimney fire in Wybunbury house

Fire crews were called to tackle a chimney fire at a house in Wybunbury, near Nantwich.

The fire broke out at around 8pm last night (February 24) on Wrinehill Road, Wybunbury.

February 25, 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
AUDLEM TRIAL: Jury fails to reach verdict in Adam Lovatt manslaughter trial

AUDLEM TRIAL: Jury fails to reach verdict in Adam Lovatt manslaughter trial

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in a trial of two men charged with the manslaughter over the death of devoted Audlem dad Adam Lovatt.

Samuel Thorpe, 24, of Annions Lane, Wybunbury, and Nicholas Hill, 36, of Moorsfield Avenue, Audlem were tried at Liverpool Crown Court.

January 23, 2020
Team Lewis Trust to stage Valentine’s Ball in Hough youngster’s memory

Team Lewis Trust to stage Valentine’s Ball in Hough youngster’s memory

A Valentine’s Ball is to be staged in memory of brave Hough youngster Lewis Crossley, who died aged seven.

The Team Lewis Trust charity plans to host the event on February 14 at the Bet365 Stadium.

January 20, 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
Wybunbury Tower joins Heritage Open Days festival

Wybunbury Tower joins Heritage Open Days festival

Wybunbury Tower was open during their annual free Heritage event.

Heritage Open Days is England’s biggest free heritage festival.

September 15, 2019
Vandals damage trees on Hough’s Millennium Green

Vandals damage trees on Hough’s Millennium Green

Councillors are appealing for help to track down vandals after several trees were damaged on the Millennium Green in Hough near Shavington.

They say the damage was inflicted in the past 48 hours, describing it as “significant deliberate and criminal damage to several beautiful trees”.

September 10, 2019
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