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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
Cheshire’s new rural crime unit probes 170 crimes in three months

Cheshire’s new rural crime unit probes 170 crimes in three months

Immigration, theft of historic artefacts, animal rights issues and offensive weapons – just some of the cases dealt with by Cheshire Police’s newly rural crime team during its first three months.

January 28, 2020
Tarporley to receive UK’s fastest broadband as part of pilot scheme

Tarporley to receive UK’s fastest broadband as part of pilot scheme

Some of the fastest and most reliable broadband in the UK is heading to Tarporley after it was named as one of 13 rural communities to benefit from a new broadband trial.

Openreach engineers will be working in the Cheshire village to test new tools and techniques as they install the latest ‘full’ fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband.

October 14, 2019
Rural business marketing event at Aqueduct Marina near Nantwich

Rural business marketing event at Aqueduct Marina near Nantwich

Cheshire East Council’s Skills and Growth Company is to run an event aimed at rural firms that need help with marketing.

The free event is taking place on Thursday September 20 at the Aqueduct Marina in Church Minshull, near Nantwich.

August 30, 2018
Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police have hailed an operation targeting rural crime along the A49 corridor a big success.

Operation Tractor saw 10 vehicles taken off the road, red diesel seized and enforcement tickets issued for motoring offences.

July 18, 2018
Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

By Stephen Topping
A Nantwich man and chairman of countryside access group says a “culture change” is needed to slow drivers down on the area’s rural roads.

The Cheshire East countryside access forum wants to see an end to irresponsible driving on narrow country roads – particularly on unmarked roads which are set at the national speed limit.

June 22, 2018
Rural businesses given £5.4 million Cheshire East boost

Rural businesses given £5.4 million Cheshire East boost

Rural businesses in Cheshire East can apply for a share of a £5.4 million via three significant funding streams in 2018.

The funding boost – across Cheshire and Warrington – was announced at a rural business forum at Reaseheath College, Nantwich.

December 21, 2017
Police warning after 10 burglaries across rural Nantwich in July

Police warning after 10 burglaries across rural Nantwich in July

Police are warning residents in rural areas of Nantwich after 10 reported burglaries in the past month.

Offenders have targeted a number of areas, with repeat offences happening in Wrenbury and Burleydam.

July 31, 2017
900 drivers nabbed in rural speeding crackdown in Cheshire

900 drivers nabbed in rural speeding crackdown in Cheshire

More than 900 drivers were caught speeding in a month-long campaign to combat anti-social driving on Cheshire’s rural roads.

Around 40 rural locations across Cheshire were targeted following concerns raised by local communities.

August 12, 2016
Police warning to villagers over rural theft near Nantwich

Police warning to villagers over rural theft near Nantwich

Nantwich Police have issued warnings to residents in rural areas between Nantwich and Audlem.

It comes after a break-in of an outbuilding off Coole Lane when a number of valuable items of equestrian kit was stolen.

June 2, 2016
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Cheshire Police rural crime conference to held in Tarporley

Cheshire Police are to stage a Rural and Wildlife Crime Conference in Tarporley to highlight the impact it has in the area.

The event will take place on Monday February 29 at Willington Hall.

January 28, 2016
Reaseheath chosen by Government for Food Enterprise Zone scheme

Reaseheath chosen by Government for Food Enterprise Zone scheme

South Cheshire farmers, food growers and suppliers could benefit from a successful bid to secure Food Enterprise Zone (FEZ) status, aimed at boosting the rural economy.

Reaseheath College in Nantwich has been chosen to pilot a scheme along with ten similar pathfinder projects in the UK.

February 22, 2015