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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.


CEC has now refused the request to reconsider the parking charges plan mentioned below (posted 24th February)

The decision by Cheshire East Council to introduce parking charges at previously free car parks and hike prices elsewhere has been called-in by Rachel Bailey, and a petition has been launched by a Middlewich resident calling for a no-confidence vote in the council leader. (posted 21st February)

You may have seen the report on AOL concerning a spillage of agricultural slurry in Audlem. There are also reports on Nantwich News and Cheshire Live concerning the potential effect on the river Weaver, which should have been restocked witrh fish about now after a previous pollution incident. (posted 15th February)

You may have seen on AOL that there are plans to close Coole Lane until March 22nd for bridge repair. The one,network website is also showing that  Green Lane should be closed near the Whitchurch Road junction in Audlem from the 14th until the 16th for jetting work (I can't verify that this is currently taking place), and that there is a planned closure of the A529 Audlem Road in Nantwich  near Batherton Lane from the 19th until the 23rd for resurfacing work. (posted 13th February)

There will be local elections on Thursday 2nd May, to choose the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on 16 April 2024. (posted 10th February)

Cheshire East Council are set to outline spending plans for the year ahead. The council’s corporate policy committee is meeting on 13 February to agree and recommend the draft budget for 2024/25 to the meeting of full council on 27 February. (posted 10th February)

In case you missed it, the Post Office business in Audlem has been sold and will be closed for some time, from 2nd March. (posted 8th February)

The potholes of Station Road, Wrenbury, have apparently made national headlines, according to Nantwich News and Cheshire Live. (posted 7th February)

Some residents may be customers of Hales Sawmills in Market Drayton. There is an article in the Shropshire Star about the founder of the company, still working at the age of 96.

The mains water pressure in Hankelow which was reduced this morning (Sunday 4th) now seems to have been restored. This was probably related to a "water event" reported on AOL (posted 4th February)

The mains water pressure in Hankelow is reduced this morning (Sunday 4th). This is probably related to a "water event" which is the subject of a report on AOL. No time is given for when it will be fixed. (posted 4th February)

Nantwich News have published an article about a recent event for pre-school youngsters which took place in the White Lion. (posted 31st January)

Nantwich News have posted a lot of pictures of last weekend's Holly Holy Day event. (posted 29th January)

Don't forget it's Holly Holy day (the Battle of Nantwich) today (27th). Some may find this BBC article about the event  interesting. (posted 25th/27th January)

It looks like car parking charges in Audlem will go ahead. Cheshire East are now consulting on introducing even more parking charges. (posted 26th January)

Ducks on frozen pond 1 Ducks on frozen pond 2

Derek has sent in a couple of pictures of the frozen village pond, taken 18th January. (posted 19th January)

Just a reminder in view of the current weather, that the Community Hall of Hankelow Methodist Chapel is open as a Warm Spaces Hub every Friday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (posted 17th January)

Cheshire East are asking the public to be prepared for a package of major road works around Crewe. (posted 14th January)

It seems Cheshire East are already considering increasing the green bin fee and axing some of tips as well as increasing the Council Tax, according to Cheshire Live. They say they are battling to avoid bankruptcy. (posted 14th January)

Anna Barber is taking on a Charity Challenge for HFT, a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities. (posted 14th January)

Cheshire East have launched a budget consultation and the garden waste scheme has less than two-thirds of the subscribers it needs so far. For those who have subscribed, the garden waste collections restart next Monday (15th). (posted 12th January)

Cheshire East Council is planning ANOTHER 4.99% Council Tax rise in April. (posted 11th January)

Nantwich is gearing up for the ‘Battle of Nantwich’ re-enactment 2024. (posted 11th January)

There was a bad crash on the A529 between Batherton and Hatherton on January 4th, involving a cyclist and a milk tanker. The road was closed and the air ambulance attended. (posted 5th January)

Footpath near Brine Pits bridge after storm Henk, 4th January

Crossing the Weaver on foot at either of the bridges near Brine Pits wasn't possible last week and it looks like it may need a few dry days before the flood levels drop enough to allow the paths to be used again, however the Corbrook flood has receded and was only covering half the road on Friday.(posted 5th January)

It seems news of the Corbrook Lake has reached Nantwich News (posted 3rd January).

Some readers may be interested in an article from Crewe Nub News concerning major developments in the Crewe area which can be expected in 2024. (posted 3rd January)

A new exhibition, “English Civil War Comes to Nantwich” will open on Tuesday January 9 at Nantwich Museum. (posted 28th December)

A reminder that silver bins which would normally have been emptied yesterday (Monday 1st) should be emptied tomorrow (Wednesday 3rd). (posted 2nd January)

A reminder that in Hankelow village you should put your black bin out tonight (Wednesday) for collection tomorrow. (posted 20th December)

AOL reported on the protests over the proposed parking charges for Audlem Car Park. Nantwich News also have an article on the subject. (posted 17th December)

A retrospective planning application for fencing on the A529 in Hatherton has been rejected. (posted 17th December)

The Lllovely chocolate shop in Audlem is for sale. (posted 9th December)

A planning application for a holiday lodge scheme by Fletcher's Pool off Bridgemere Lane (21/6471N) has been approved.

Cheshire East have published their Christmas bin collection schedule. For most of Hankelow where the bins are collected on a Monday, it shows that the black bin will be collected on Thursday 21st December. The silver bin collection which would have been due on 1st January will now take place on Wednesday 3rd January.
There will be no garden waste collections from 18th December to 15th January, which for most of Hankelow means the last garden waste collection will be on December 4th. If you have subscribed to the garden waste subscription scheme your garden waste collection should restart on 15th January. (posted December 12th)

The Village Carol Singing will be in the White Lion today (Monday), The pub will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m and singing will start at 7:00 p.m. (posted 11th December)

ADAPT are holding a Christmas Market today (Saturday 9th) in Audlem Buttermarket, and it's the White Lion Christmas market from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (Sunday) (posted 9th December)

The Santa Sleigh will visit Hankelow today (Sunday 3rd) some time after 5 p.m.(posted December 3rd)

Cheshire Police destroy more e-scooters amid Christmas warning to parents. (posted November 26th)

New opening hours for Nantwich Library will commence on December 1st. The Mobile Library is not affected. (posted November 23rd)

The Santa sleigh route for the Nantwich district has been published. The sleigh will be in our area on the 2nd and 3rd December. (posted November 23rd)

Cheshire East says "Thank you" for responses to the parking charge consultation. A full report is currently scheduled to go before the highways and transport committee on 24 January 2024. (posted November 17th)

The Schedule for Friday's big switch in Audlem on has been published on AOL. (posted November 23rd)

As you will know, there was a protest march in Audlem last Saturday (4th) over the proposed car parking charges. Besides the article on AOL there are others in the Whitchurch Herald and Cheshire Live.( posted 4th November)

The Funeral of Steve Fellows will take place on Friday17th November in Audlem St. James Church at 11:30 a.m.( posted 4th November)

In case you didn't see it already, AOL has an update on the Swanbach ford.( posted 3rd November)

Nantwich News has a list of the many firework displays which will be taking place this weekend. It also has an item on the Audlem car park protest.( posted 3rd November)

The Charity shop in Audlem will not be open today (Saturday) due to flooding.( posted 4th November)

Many Hankelow residents will have know Steve Fellows, who tragically died recently at the age of 42. There is a tribute in Cheshire Live, and a collection has been started in his memory - more details here. (posted 30th October)

According to Nantwich News thousands more dead fish have been floating in the River Weaver in Nantwich, prompting fears of yet another massive slurry pollution incident. While the source of the pollution is yet to be confirmed it is believed it involves pollution run off upstream towards Audlem or beyond. An Environmental clean-up has now been carried out. (posted 20th October)

The new Audlem Medical Practice extension will be open from today (posted 23rd October).

Many Hankelow residents will have known Bob McClintoch, who has died aed 84. He used to live in Hankelow but moved to Audlem a few years ago.( posted 20th October)

Besides the many articles on Audlem On Line concerning the impending car park charges in the village, Nantwich News have an article on the subject.( posted 16th October)

Nantwich Museum has announced a season of sculpture exhibitions, running until December 2nd.( posted 10th October)

Nantwich News have an article explaining why Cheshire East have a £12.8M budget deficit.( posted 7th October)

Besides the likelihood of car park charges in Audlem, it seems the parking charges in Nantwich are going to increase. There is still a Statutory Consultation on parking charges in progress, which will be open for comments until 1st November.There will be two public meetings in Audlem concerning the proposed car parking charges, on the 12th and the 14th October. Details here. ( posted 26th September)

Cheshire East have now published their proposals for mandatory car parking charges in Audlem. This is no doubt driven by the £13M budget deficit which Cheshire East is facing. ( posted 21st September)

The regular White Lion pub quiz is tomorrow (Wednesday 11th) at 7:00 p.m. The theme is "The Weather". (Posted 10th October)