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It’s a bugs life for Nantwich students

Reaseheath College’s garden has caught the eye this month at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park. Pupils from The Dingle Primary School in Haslington, enjoyed the limelight when they appeared on More »

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A charming day out in Willaston

by Jonathan White The 36th World Worm Charming Championship  took place last week at Willaston Primary School. The annual championship started shortly after 2pm and participants in each of the 144 plots had More »


Village fete proves a hit

by Jonathan White Wistaston Village Fete proved a huge success on Saturday attracting large crowds throughout the day. The annual event is organised by the Wistaston Community Council and took place at More »

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New boat for disabled launches in Audlem

Free pleasure boat rides for the disabled will soon be operating on a stretch of the Shropshire Union Canal in Audlem. The 17 ft long boat designed specifically for people with mobility More »

Tony Mason outside Walthamstow Central Tube Station

Tony’s trip overground

by Jonathan White A local man recently completed an unusual walk for charity. Tony Mason, aged 65, from Willaston, followed the route of a London Underground Tube line – but above ground More »


Retro night at Nantwich Civic Hall

Nantwich music fans are being invited to put on their blue suede shoes to dance the night away to the sounds of the fifties. The retro night takes place  at the Civic More »

Nantwich Mayor’s charity night is a hit


Friday evening saw many quick step into the Nantwich Civic Hall for a night of dance with Todd Miller and The Joe Loss Orchestra.

The event, organised by Nantwich Councillor Arthur Moran, was hosted to raise money for the Mayor’s charities including Nantwich Players, Nantwich In Bloom and Nantwich Museum.

The popular band made a very welcome return, playing the biggest variety of music spanning the past 50 years from the Glenn Miller era right through to present day and the likes of Adele and Cee Lo Green.

Putting the breaks on speeding motorists

Willaston and Rope councillor Brian Silvester is calling for action to stop speeding down Rope Lane.

He said: “40% of vehicles  are speeding and this is simply unacceptable.

“Rope lane is the main route to Shavington High School. The road is narrow and in parts there is not a footpath for pedestrians.

“Students at the school have started a campaign to have a Pelican Crossing near to the junction of Rope Lane and Bankfield Avenue.

Nantwich students in marine ‘rescue’

Marine mammal medic Group lightened

A beached pilot whale and several dolphins and seals were successfully rescued from the front lawn at Reaseheath College in Nantwich last week.

Fortunately the emergency wasn’t for real, but a simulated situation to enable 37 animal management students to gain an internationally recognised qualification in wildlife rescue.

The one day course was offered to degree students and to Access to HE students who are studying science or animal management.

New salon welcomes Nantwich Mayor


Nantwich Mayor Christine Farrall was one of the first customers through the doors of new salon, The Hair Lounge, based on Swinemarket in Nantwich.

The Mayor has been a client for many years, as is Councillor Arthur Moran, and they were both delighted to welcome them into the town.

The duo in charge of this new salon, Gary Johnston and Kelly McCann, have been working together in the business for over 15 years.

Celebrations at Nantwich Lake

Wildlife fans and dog owners are being invited to a day of celebration at Nantwich Lake.

It takes place between 11am and 3pm on Tuesday, April 7, and has been organised by Cheshire East Council with the help of Ansa Environmental Services Limited – the council’s operating company for parks, the RSPCA and The Dogs Trust.

Two new information signs will be unveiled together with a wooden swan sculpture.

Traffic problems in Nantwich

Traffic problems in Nantwich are expected to ease this week after a series of emergencies caused delays.

The most serious bottleneck was caused on Tuesday morning when Scottish Power Networks set up temporary lights on Hospital Street, where crews were restoring electricity supplies after a power outage.

This coincided with hold-ups caused by an overturned tractor on the A500/A51 Newcastle Road close to the Cheerbrook roundabout.

MP builds on skills at Nantwich college

MP Edward Timpson with joiner James Lewis

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson built on his skills when he joined construction apprentices during lessons at Reaseheath College in Nantwich last week.

The Minister for Children and Families visited the college as part of National Apprenticeships Week, a celebration of the benefits that skilled apprentices bring to businesses and to the national economy by increasing productivity and providing workforce succession.

Mr Timpson tried his hand at bricklaying and joinery in Reaseheath’s tailormade workshops and chatted to successful apprentices who are learning their trade at college and in the workplace.

Nantwich councillors seek re-election

Independent councillors for Nantwich North and West, Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill have announced their intention to seek re-election in this year’s Cheshire East Council elections.

Both Councillors are well known in Nantwich and have represented Nantwich North since 2011.

Arthur Moran is a former Cheshire County and Crewe and Nantwich borough councillor, while Penny Butterill a former Crewe and Nantwich Borough councillor and was Mayoress in 1997 when her husband Doug was Mayor.

Tackling Nantwich’s parking problems


The Town Council’s pilot scheme for tackling on-street parking problems in Nantwich is resulting in fewer contraventions as people become more aware of where parking is illegal.

The areas visited by Cheshire East Enforcement officers are being varied under the direction of the council with officers visiting known problem locations and patrolling at different times of the day.

Councillor Marren, who initiated the scheme, said “This new approach is identifying locations where there have been persistent breaches of the parking regulations particularly in the evenings when it is assumed the officers are not on duty.  

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