Nantwich college launches sport facilities for the community

Nantwich’s Reaseheath College has opened its new professional sports facilities to the public. The occasion was marked with a rugby tournament for local secondary schools. Pupils from Sandbach, Crewe and from Malbank More »


Nantwich Players’ new comedy drama

Nantwich Players present their new drama Breezeblock Park in December. The play tells the story of a typical Liverpool family, together on Christmas Eve. But beneath the surface of their festive cheer More »


Stars to launch Nantwich lights switch-on

Nantwich Olympian Bryony Page and Paralympic athlete Andrew Small will be switching on the town’s Christmas lights this year. The trampolinist and wheelchair racer will join local singer Thea Gilmore to officially More »


Nantwich pupils enjoy free trip to zoo

Pupils from a Nantwich primary school enjoyed a trip to Chester Zoo following a Rotary club’s donation. The zoo donated entry tickets for a local school of the club’s choice after the Rotary More »


Nantwich mums relax on the water

Mums from across South Cheshire took a break by cruising the canal in a day’s retreat organised by Motherwell CIC. A group of ten local mums met at Church Minshull Aqueduct Marina More »


Nantwich Show and Cheese Awards return

THE Nantwich Show and the International Cheese Awards return to the town this summer. The dual event will take over Dorfold Park on Wednesday July 27. The event will stage the largest More »

Global harmony at Nantwich Civic


A Handbag of Harmonies, adorned with feather boas and glitzy handbags, will sing their hearts out at the Nantwich Civic Hall on Friday February 12 to raise funds to bring drinking water to thousands of people struck by the Nepal earthquake.

Run by Rotary Club of Nantwich in conjunction with the Himalayan Ghurkas, all monies raised will go towards rebuilding the drinking water source in Aruchaur, Nepal damaged by the devastating earthquake, which tragically took some 9,000 lives.

Said President Rod Stokes: “In recent years the Rotary Club of Nantwich have had a close association with the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Ghurkhas and have funded several projects in the mountainous Regions of Nepal.

A View to a Battle in Nantwich

Harquebusier, Nantwich Garrison 1643 by Les Pickford

An exhibition forming part of the Holly Holy Day commemoration of the Battle of Nantwich, which took place in January 1644, opens in Nantwich Museum’s Your Space Gallery tomorrow (Jan 6) and runs until Saturday February.

The war has been commemorated in literature and art and particular attention is paid to its portrayal in various stained glass windows especially those local to Nantwich.

Whilst some of the protagonists were clad in fine uniforms others were ill clad emphasising the frequent lack of distinction between opposing forces.

Flying start for Nantwich Santa Dash

Santa Dash

by Jonathan White

The annual Nantwich Santa Dash got Christmas off to a flying start last weekend.

The fun race saw fundraisers dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, elves, inflatable Santas, along with several Santa dogs.

Each finisher received a medal, chocolate, mince pie and bottle of water.

All proceeds from the event will go to Hope House Children’s Hospices.

Battle of Nantwich event returns in the New Year

Holly Holy Day, Battle of Nantwich

THIS year’s Holly Holy Day event will take place on Saturday January 23.

The event commemorates the 1644 Battle of Nantwich, which relieved the siege of the town after a month of deprivation.

The townsfolk celebrated by wearing colourful sprigs of Holly in their buttonholes, hence Holly Holy Day.

Event organiser Shaun Cafferty said a morning of activities is scheduled for around the town.

Council takes on BT after Nantwich work

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Cheshire East Council has successfully prosecuted the telecoms giant BT for endangering members of the public following works on the highway in Nantwich.

BT pleaded guilty to four offences in breach of  the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991, which places a duty on utility companies to carry out works on the highway safely.

The infringement occurred in June when a contractor working on behalf of BT began to repair a blocked duct at a signal-controlled junction.

BT were fined £4,000 and ordered to pay all court costs at Crewe Magistrates Court.

Nantwich teams prepare for spring

George Raiswell - Captain - Wistaston A

by Jonathan White

The winter league 2015 matches of the South and Mid Cheshire Tennis League have now all been completed.

Teams from Audlem, Hightown, Nantwich, Wistaston and Wrenbury all took part.

The top team and bottom team in each division will be promoted or relegated respectively and from January 2016 these teams will form the Spring league.

Wistaston A finished with a 100% record having won all 6 out of 6 matches in Division 3.

Their captain, 14-year-old George Raiswell, (pictured) said: “It is an honour to captain and play in the A team for my village. I hope we can carry on winning in the Spring league.”

Rotary brings Santa to Nantwich


Santa Claus will be visiting the Nantwich Bookshop & Coffee Lounge again this year.

Santa will be setting up his Nantwich Grotto in the attic of the store in the town square where he will welcome visitors every Saturday, from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm, in December leading up to Christmas.

Santa’s visit is made possible with help from the Rotary Club of Nantwich.

Nantwich Mayor donates Xmas tickets

Rusty Robot the Mayor and Jack

Nantwich Mayor Andrew Martin has attended Weaver Primary School to give out tickets for s festive show at the Civic Hall. 

Councillor Martin, together with councillors Arthur Moran, Norma Simpson, Penny Butterill, and Stuart Bostock, have used their ward budgets to allow Key Stage 1 children from Nantwich to attend Santa’s Rusty Robot.

Community ward budgets are given to each of the members to allow greater freedom to work with communities on the priorities that matter most to each.

Nantwich fundraisers reach milestone for The Christie

Sarah Darlington and Neil Tinsley at the MCRC opening

Local fundraising team, the Nantwich Christie Hospital Support Group has raised over £300,000 for specialist cancer centre, The Christie in Manchester.

With over two decades of fundraising, the group has hosted a range of events including; ladies lunches, quiz nights, film nights, fashion shows, Easter egg bingo as well as an annual flag day where they collect money each October/November in the town.

A Pie ‘n’ Pea Supper held in October raised over £2,000 which took the fundraising total above £300,000. 

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