Wybunbury

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
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
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

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