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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
Special Constables praised for saving teenager’s life during Nantwich floods

Special Constables praised for saving teenager’s life during Nantwich floods

A team of Special Constables has been hailed after saving the life of a 15-year-old boy from floodwaters in Nantwich.

The teenager, from Nantwich, was minutes away from being engulfed by floods in the River Weaver when he was rescued in a combined police and fire service operation.

November 4, 2019
Man rescued from water after River Weaver bursts banks in Nantwich

Man rescued from water after River Weaver bursts banks in Nantwich

A man was rescued from the River Weaver floods in Nantwich last night, police have confirmed.

Specialist officers from across the force were called to the river close to Nantwich Pool off Wall Lane after reports a man had been caught in the floods.

October 27, 2019
Woman and children rescued from car trapped in floods

Woman and children rescued from car trapped in floods

A woman and three children had to be rescued after their car became trapped in floods in Audlem.

It happened on Green Lane at around 9pm last night (August 9)

August 10, 2019
Aerial shots show flooded areas of River Weaver in Nantwich

Aerial shots show flooded areas of River Weaver in Nantwich

These aerial images show how flood waters have receded in Nantwich after last week’s torrential rains.

The River Weaver catchment area was under an official Flood Alert, with the Shrewbridge Lodge location in Nantwich subject to a more serious Flood Warning.

June 17, 2019
Burst water main floods major roads at Nantwich roundabout

Burst water main floods major roads at Nantwich roundabout

Motorists are being warned of congestion around Nantwich after a burst water main flooded the busy Sainsbury’s roundabout junction.

United Utilities are on site trying to fix the burst, which has caused thousands of gallons to pour across the carriageways.

March 12, 2015
Cheshire Fire Service send crews and boat to help flood crisis areas

Cheshire Fire Service send crews and boat to help flood crisis areas

Cheshire fire crews have taken a specialist boat to help colleagues battling in the worst flooded areas of Britain. The Cheshire Fire and Rescue boat and its crew have been deployed to Berkshire.

February 18, 2014
Holly Holy Day organisers say rain won’t spoil Nantwich event

Holly Holy Day organisers say rain won’t spoil Nantwich event

Organisers of the “Battle of Nantwich” Holly Holy Day are confident it will go ahead despite more heavy rain. The event, which end with the re-enactment of the Roundheads v Cavaliers battle on Mill Island, is set to pull in thousands of visitors to the town tomorrow (January 25).

January 24, 2014
Nantwich RSPCA staff care for seal pups hit by UK floods

Nantwich RSPCA staff care for seal pups hit by UK floods

Sick and injured seals orphaned by recent storms and floods which battered the UK’s coast are being transferred to RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich. Six seals are being taken to the centre to help ease the pressure on East Winch Wildlife Centre.

December 13, 2013
Cheshire Police issue floods warning to drivers and residents

Cheshire Police issue floods warning to drivers and residents

Cheshire Police have issued warnings to drivers as flooding continues to cause havoc in the county. Further heavy rain has affected many roads and village and towns across the county, although no residents have had to be evacuated yet.

September 26, 2012