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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.


Cheshire East announces a pledge to become a net zero borough by 2045. (posted January 21st)

Cheshire East Council are inviting residents to have their say on the council's speed management strategy. Meanwhile there has been yet another accident in Coole Lane. Our local councillors have been asking Cheshire East to take action. (reposted January 19th)

Some house keys were found a few days ago by Hankelow Methodist Chapel. If they are yours please contact Val Morrey on 811930. (posted January 13th)

The Hankelow Amenities Group  will be meeting in Hankelow Community Hall at 7:30 p.m tonight (Wednesday). Please attend if you have offers of help or ideas for the Hankelow Summer Fete, which is to be held on Sunday 19th June. (posted January 19th)

A reminder that Longhill Lane and Bridgemere lane are no longer being gritted. Coole Lane, also no longer gritted, has seen another accident. Now it seems that police have put pressure on Cheshire East and Coole Lane has been gritted. (posted January 11th)

A new calendar of Bin collections, with Library Van dates and Bus timetables has been produced by Charlie Foster and printed copies have been distributed around the Parish. If you didn't get one, you can download a copy by clicking on the link. Thanks are due to Gin and Charlie for producing and distributing the calendar. (posted January 4th)

Dates have been published for January Police Surgeries in Audlem, and Council tax payers across Cheshire could be asked to stump up more cash to help fund policing. The Police and Crime Commissioners Plan (2021-2024) can be downloaded here. (posted January 4th)

Rail passengers from Nantwich are advised to check before they travel amid mounting staffing issues. (posted January 1st)

The rather elaborate walking stick which was found on Hankelow Green on December 18th has not been reclaimed. If it is yours please call Ian Jones on 812555, or email this website. (posted December 31st)

Holly Holy Day 2022 has been cancelled. (posted December 29th)

Here is a reminder of the Christmas bin collection dates. The brown bin collection restarts in January. (posted December 23rd)

Christmas opening times are here for:- ADCA, Boots, Braids, Llovely/Post Office & Williams. The Charity Shop will be closed now until January 8th. St. James Chrismas Service times are here. (reposted December 18th)

Cheerbrook Farm Shop has a recipe book on sale to help raise funds for Nantwich district nurses (posted December 23rd).

You may have seen the articles on gritting of Coole Lane on Nantwich News and AOL. Don't forget that Longhill Lane and Bridgemere Lane are also no longer on the gritting programme. The gritting routes are shown in a Cheshire East map here, and more information can be found here. (posted December 20th)

The A51 at Wardle has reopened. (posted December 20th)

A rather elaborate walking stick has been found on Hankelow Green. If it is yours please call Ian Jones on 812555, or email the website. (posted December 18th).

Carols on the Green, December 13th

Carols on the Green was well attended on Monday evening, despite the rain - perhaps helped by the attraction of mince pies and mulled wine, thanks to the Hankelow Amenities group. Everyone was in good voice, and a good time was had by all!
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the collection. A donation of £267.57 was sent to the Nantwich Food Bank, who were delighted with the donations and wished to thank the community for their support. They are very busy of course delivering food to the local people in need of support. (posted December 15th).

Cheshire East have a new-look website - hopefully easier to use. (posted December 13th)

Williams in Audlem have published their Christmas opening times, as have Braids. (posted December 13th)

A new McDonalds restaurant opening in Market Drayton is their first net zero carbon restaurant in the UK. (posted December 13th)

ADCA will be taking a well-deserved break at Christmas - here are the details.(posted December 13th)

Carols on the Green in Hankelow, accompanied by Saxophonie, will be tonight (Monday) at 7:30 p.m. (reposted December 13th)

The Charity shop in Audlem will be open today (Saturday). (posted December 10th)

The road closed signs in Longhill Lane by the White Lion has been removed. I'm not aware that any work took place. (posted December 8th)

Cheshire East Council urges residents to report new potholes as winter hits network, and they are also making a plea for respect towards council workers this Christmas. They have also continued their "Say hi to your high street" campaign with some videos. Here's the Nantwich one. (posted December 6th)

The expected roadworks?, December 6th

The promised road closure on Longhill Lane, at the end by the White Lion, has occurred. As can be seen on the left, the road is only partly closed at the moment (Monday) and nothing is happening yet. (reposted December 6th)

Longhill Lane closure sign, November 25th

There is a notice of road closure on Longhill Lane from December 6th for 5 days, at the end by the White Lion. This was also on the One.network website for a few days, but it has now been removed. Maybe the work has been cancelled? There is now a new notice on the website, showing that the other end of Longhill Lane, around Moblake, will be closed on December 7th - December 9th.

There will be Christmas Bingo tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.in Audlem Town Hall, and the Charity shop will be open tomorrow. (posted December 3rd)

The A51 Chester Road near Nantwich is set to reopen in two weeks. (posted December 2nd)

There has been another crash on Coole Lane, according to a report on Nantwich News. (posted December 3rd)

Nantwich news has an article stating that "Residents angry over Coole Lane removal from CEC gritting route", after an accident on November 29th. Longhill Lane has also been removed from the gritting routes. (posted December 1st)

Also on the roads theme, CEC are seeking views on their updated speed management strategy. A draft version of the strategy can be seen here. (posted December 1st)

Boots in Audlem have published their Christmas opening times. (posted November 29th)

Cheshire East plans a 1.99% Council Tax rise for next FOUR years. (posted November 29th)

Here is some information on power outages and road closures following storm Arwen. (posted November 27th)

The man who killed Adam Lovatt in Audlem has been jailed for six years. (posted November 27th)

The ADCA Christmas Craft Fair is taking place today (Saturday 27th) in Audlem Public Hall. There will be extra parking on Turnpike Field (weather permitting) and on the playing field, once the footballers have left. The Charity Shop will be open, again weather permitting. (posted November 27th)

A reminder - the "Big Switch On" of the Audlem Christmas lights will be tonight, Friday 26th. Traffic will be affected between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Santa will be arriving by boat! (posted November 26th)

There are some pictures of last weekend's Market Drayton Festival of Lights here. (posted November 25th)

The planning application for a wedding venue at the Parkes  has been revised to remove the marquee and outside activities. There is a new final date for comments, which is now December 6th. (posted November 25th)

Say hi to your high street and shop local this Christmas, says Cheshire East Council.  (posted November 23rd)

The White Lion Team are advertising three cleaning jobs starting in the coming spring. More information here. (posted November 22nd)

There will be four free parking days in Nantwich on the run up to Christmas, to promote trade. The dates are Saturday December 11, Thursday December 16, Saturday December 18, and Thursday December 23. (posted November 22nd)

Detectives investigating the death of Andrew Guy in Audlem have released a CCTV image to establish his movements, and are appealing for information. (posted November 19th)

There will be a Festival of Lights in Market Drayton today. The programme of events is here, and the Market Drayton Arts Club will be holding a sale. (posted November 18th)

Charlie Foster has produced an excellent leaflet on the Go-Too bus. If you didn't get a copy it can be downloaded here. (posted November 15th)

The "Big Switch On" of the Audlem Christmas lights will be on Friday, November 26th. Traffic will be affected between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (posted November 15th)

There is Bingo in Audlem tonight (November 19th) and the Charity shop will be open tomorrow (November 20th) with a Christmas theme. (posted November 19th)

Cheshire East have published the year's Christmas bin collection dates, and they are launching a falls awareness week to support the elderly. (posted November 11th)

Audlem is one of five Cheshire East parishes selected for a local heritage project. (posted November 10th)

A Market Drayton man has appeared in court after a fatal hit and run accident at a pedestrian crossing in Crewe. (posted November 9th)

Cheshire East council have a new winter road gritting programme. Longhill Lane is not included. (posted November 7th)

Stoke Sentinel has an article on the Shentons of Hankelow Hall. (posted November 7th)

Hatherton/Walgherton council have won an award. There is more information in their Newsletter here. (posted November 5th)

The Post Office in Audlem will be closed all day today, due to a staffing, and Audlem Medical Practice are advertising a vacancy for a receptionist/admin assistant. (posted November 9th)

There will be no police action after investigations into Cheshire East Council. (posted November 5th)

Cheshire East have ambitious plan to transform bus services, and they are supporting Crewe's bid to become a city. (posted November 5th)

The A529 will be closed at the Hatherton Bends from today for three days according the the signs on the road - however the Notice of Road Closure is valid until next Monday. The One.network website also shows road works on Green Lane in Audlem from the 8th to the 10th. (posted November 3rd)

The Audlem Charity Shop will be open for book sales this morning (Thursday), and Oceanwave Fresh Fish will be on the Lord C. car park. (posted November 3rd)

A murder investigation is under way in Audlem. An arrest has been made. (posted November 1st)

Audlem WI meetings have been cancelled for the rest of the year. (posted November 1st)

The ADAPT Saturday stall will be on the Lord C. car park today - the last of the season, but the Charity shop will not be open, due to the bad weather. (posted October 30th)

The Friday coffee mornings in Hankelow Community Hall have been suspended until the New Year due to a lack of volunteer helpers. (posted October 27th)

Fire damage in the bus shelter, October 2021

The bench in the Hankelow bus shelter has been vandalised, with considerable damage  caused by a deliberate fires. (posted October 27th)

For history buffs, there is an interesting article on Clive of India on the Shropshire Star website. (posted October 25th)

Audlem Chippy is closed for family holidays, reopening on Wednesday November 3rd at 11:30 a.m.. (posted October 22nd)

Audlem Post Office will be closing at noon today due to staffing.  (posted October 30th

There are a lot of events around the area during the weekend - look at Dates for your diary for more information. (posted October 30th)

Major road works in Audlem are due to begin this week. It's likely that backroads such as Longhill Lane will see an increase in traffic - walkers and cyclists beware! (posted October 22nd)

There was a burglary in Cheshire Street in Audlem last Wednesday night and keys were taken to steal an Audi car. (posted October 22nd)

The MacMillan coffee morning on Hankelow village green raised £1102.04 for the charity - there's a big thank-you on the Notices Page. (posted October 19th)

Audlem Charity shop will be open tomorrow (Saturday 23rd) and there will be Bingo in the Town Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m.. (posted October 22nd)

MP Kieran Mullan slams Cheshire East on progress over parking fees, according to Nantwich News. (posted October 17th)

Five huge projects are in the pipeline for Crewe. (posted October 17th)

Cheshire East Council teams and police in swoops to catch rogue traders. (posted October 17th)

The new Go-Too on-demand bus service is up and running, and is being praised by Audlem residents. (posted October 13th)

Don't forget. the MacMillan Coffee Morning will be held on the village green in Hankelow today from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. More information on the Notices Page. (posted October 13th/16th)

Bingo is on tonight in Audlem, and the charity shop will be open tomorrow. (posted October 15th)

Expect some road chaos in Audlem, starting today (October 11th), as the A525 is resurfaced between the canal bridge and Bath Lane on the Woore road. (posted October 8th/11th)

ADAPT are pressing apples in the Buttermarket  next Saturday (16th), so their stall in the Lord C. car park won't be there. (posted October 8th/11th)

ACER want to send a message to the COP26 meeting in Glasgow. You may wish to sign their petition online if you haven't already done so. (posted October 8th)

Memorial trees are being planted in Audlem cemetery. There are still some whuch have not been adopted so if you wish to have a tree for a lost loved one, please contact Ralph Warburton. Also, Nantwich are unveiling a "Tree of Light" for Christmas remembrance. (posted October 7th)

MacDonalds are building their first UK "net zero" restaurant in Market Drayton. (posted October 7th)

A Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held on the village green in Hankelow on Saturday October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon. More information on the Notices Page. (posted October 3rd)

ACER are helping to save the planet, and they are not alone. The COP26 carbon battle bus has been in Cheshire on its tour of Britain. (posted October 3rd)

There has been a significant rise in the number of Covid cases in the area. (posted October 1st)

A key has been found in Hall Lane, near the Court. See the Notices page for more information. (posted