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Hankelow Online Noticeboard

Information about the South Cheshire village of Hankelow

Old items of general information will typically be removed from the home page and placed here after a few days, in case you need to refer back to something. They will be held here for about three months before being removed. Links may be broken and pictures may have disappeared.

It's the Party on the Park in Audlem tomorrow - tickets have already sold out! Please note that the public car park will be closed tonight and tomorrow, but alternative parking is available on the Turnpike Field. (posted July 1st)

There is an extra-ordinary Parish Council meeting tonight in the Community Room, Hankelow Methodist Church at 6.30 pm. to discuss planning application 22/0111N.(Posted June 30th)

Green Lane - the Market Drayton road out of Audlem - will be closed for two weeks. starting on Monday June 27th. Also it seems that Howbeck Bridge on the A51 (London Road) is closed this week, and the posted diversion runs through Hankelow and Audlem. (posted June 20th)

The bomb squad was called to Market Drayton last Wednesday night. (posted June 16th)

Cheshire East "boosts towns with more free days of parking". In addition to the free parking after 3 p.m. there will be four free days of parking at Snow Hill in Nantwich, according to this media release. (posted June 14th)

Also Cheshire East are seeking to recruit members for a countryside group, to advise the council on public access to the countryside. (posted June 14th)

The RNLI Three Shires charity cycling event will also be passing through Hankelow on Sunday, according to the route shown here. (posted June 14th)

There will be no ADAPT market stall in Audlem this Saturday.(posted June 9th )

Hankelow Village Fete needs your help! More information here, and there is a "Paint a rock" competition for children - more details here. (posted June 8th)

The Shropshire Star has an article on Fordhall Community Farm in Market Drayton. (posted June 8th)

Beam Street in Nantwich is to close for 18 weeks for works, from June 27th. (posted June 8th)

A new bike shop,  Pau Adventure limited, will be opening in Audlem on Saturday June 11th. (posted June 8th)

The Jubilee Picnic on the Green was a great success with over 100 participants! If anyone has any pictures they would like to share, please sent them to and I'll put them on the Media Gallery. (posted June 6th)

As if we didn't already know, Nantwich News has an article "Bin collections hit by chaos of A530 Middlewich Road closure". Our Ward Councillor Rachel Bailey is asking for answers. (Posted June 1st)

It seems the week of June 6th - June 12th is Bike Week. Cheshire East are saying "Get on your bike to boost your health and the environment". Look out for more bikes on our country roads, and please be patient. (Posted June 1st)

Jubilee week events at the White Lion

Jubilee Week at the White Lion

The White Lion has a number of events going on over the Jubilee week. In addition to the now regular Sunday session, there will be live music in the garden daily over the four-day bank holiday. Click the image on the left for more details.

There is a special Jubilee cocktail, a weekend-long barbecue in the garden and "Fizz Friday" with a bottle of prosecco for only £19.95, a £10 reduction.

The pub has been specially decorated for the event by Local artist Sophie and her friend Victoria - if you are on Instagram, take a look at their pages @spectrumtuwns and @victoriasartstudio. (Posted May 26th)

Now the White Lion events and innovations are starting to roll out, I have recreated a specific "What's happening at the White Lion" section below. (posted May 26th)

The grey bins in Hankelow were emptied yesterday (May 26th) - it seems that the reporting system does work! Thanks to those who followed this up. (posted May 27th)

It seems Rachel Bailey will be looking into why the grey bins weren't emptied on Monday in the area. Apparently you can report missed bin collections here, but based on comments on the AOL chatbox it may not be effective.(posted May 24th).

Cheshire East Council are continuing to roll out £19.9M council in tax energy rebates and they urge eligible taxpayers to apply. (posted May 23rd)

Second pub quiz

Pub Quiz Monday Night

The next Pub Quiz at the White Lion is today (Monday 23rd). The event begins at 7:00 p.m. with a Spag Bol buffet from around 7:30.

The clip on the left is from the pub's newsletter. Click on it to enlarge.

Please note the price this time is £7.50. (Posted May 22nd)

There are a couple of notices on AOL about shop opening times, one about Jubilee bank holiday opening hours at Boots, and the other about summer holiday closure of Llovely and the Post Office. AOL also have a notice about Ofgem scam emails (posted May 21st).

A wage packet has been lost in Audlem, possibly in the main car park. If you have it, or know where it is, please let Heather Bloomer know on 07866397885 or email on (posted May 20th)

Missing cat, Jess

Missing Cat

Matt Holden tells us "Our cat Jess has been missing for just over a week. She is 7 years old and has 4 distinctive white paws.
"We live in Wellfield Way and she normally heads off into the fields towards Hall lane.
"She is chipped but does not have a collar. She may have snuck into someone’s shed or outhouse and would appreciate it if people could check."
If you see her please send us an email and we'll let Matt know. (Posted May 19th)

A Market Drayton van driver has been jailed for seven years after killing a 23-year-old by running a red light on a pedestrian crossing in Crewe. (Posted May 19th)

The White Lion will host its first live music "Sunday Session". Quoting from the White Lion Facebook Page, "Countdown to our first Sunday Session this week.....22nd May. For an 'easy like Sunday' end to the weekend at the White Lion, pop down to see super talented KingFast from 7 pm." (posted May 18th)

After an enjoyable and well-attended pub quiz in the White Lion on Monday night, the event will be repeated every two weeks. The next one will be on May 23rd (Sorry, I originally had May 19th in error). Places are getting booked up already, so reserve yours early to avoid disappointment! (posted May 10th/14th)

The annual Weaver Wander vehicle rally will depart from Hankelow Green on Saturday morning (May 14th), returning to Hankelow Hall in the afternoon. The White Lion will be making bacon and sausage ‘baps’ along with tea and coffee available for purchase. (posted May 12th)

The Audlem man who was convicted of manslaughter following a jealous killing has now been jailed for eight and a half years for manslaughter. (posted May 12th)

The Nantwich Roots festival has begun - Nantwich News reports that there will be some free fringe events. (posted May 10th)

An Audlem man has been convicted of manslaughter following a jealous killing. (posted May 5th)

Nantwich News is reporting that a £5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”, and that NHS reforms could impact rural Cheshire East residents. (posted May 4th)

The Pub Quiz will be returning to the White Lion on Monday May 9th! (posted May 3rd)

Audlem Parish Council is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies. (posted May 3rd)

There will be major roadworks in the Leighton Hospital area as work has started on the North West Crewe Package. The website has more details, and Nantwich News is reporting that the A530 north of Pym's Lane will be closed until October. (posted May 1st)

It seems Monks Lane will be closed today and tomorrow (May 4th and 5th) for "urgent level 2 patching". This is not the expected road works by the Parkes' entrance, which is still slated for May 9th to May 11th. (posted May 4th)

Cheshire East Council are urging people to ‘Walk this May’. Hankelow is a good place to do that. (posted April 29th)

Be on the watch for suspicious activity. There is a warning on AOL of a vehicle driving at night without lights, shining torches at houses. Don't forget to lock your cars, and if your car has keyless entry, make sure the keys are kept in a shielded pouch or a metal container. (posted April 25th

ADCA are still looking for volunteers to help with their clubs and activities for older people and carers on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Also they want to introduce a new activity on Thursdays - maybe you could help? (posted April 23rd)

Repaired Bus Shelter

The bench in the village bus shelter, which was vandalised a few months ago, has now been repaired courtesy of James Shenton. (posted April 23rd)

There is a Charity shop plant sale in Windmll Drive in Audlem this afternoon (Bank holiday Monday), from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. (posted May 2nd)

The ADAPT Saturday Market will be back tomorrow (April 30th) from 10:00 a.m. until noon in the Lord Combermere car park. (posted April 29th)

There are apparently major problems on the A530 between Alvaston roundabout and Colley's Lane, due to a burst water main. (posted April 25th)

Monks Lane Roadworks April 2022

 According to the sign pictured on the left Monks Lane from Threeways into Audlem is apparently due to be closed for three days from April 27th. However the site now shows that United Utilities will be working at the entrance to the Parkes from May 9th to May 11th. (reposted April 25th)

Since the White Lion is now up and running again the "Whats going on with the White Lion" section on this page has been removed, along with the Covid 19 section, as restrictions are now lifted. A link to the White Lion website has been added at the end of this section (posted April 19th).

Road works with traffic lights are expected on the A529 near the chapel in Hankelow during 20th - 22nd April, for works by SP energy, according to the website. (posted April 19th)

Audlem WI meeting tonight (April 7th) is cancelled due to Covid. (posted April 7th)

The TAVA AGM is tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Lord Combermere, but Audlem WI meeting tomorrow (April 7th) is cancelled due to Covid. (posted April 6th)