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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. Links may be broken and pictures may have disappeared.


The One Network website is showing roadworks are due on Thursday February 25th at the entrance to Well Field Way in Hankelow. Traffic lights will be in operation while the entrance is resurfaced.(posted Febraury 23rd)

According to a report on Nantwich News, a cultural quarter is planned on the old gasworks site in Nantwich.(posted Febraury 22nd)

Another scam alert - this time concerning Royal Mail parcels - has been published on AOL.(posted Febraury 22nd)

Cheshire East have received reduced funding for highways maintenance, according to a media release. (posted Febraury 19th)

Cheshire East Council has welcomed news that Miami-based company Brightstar is to invest £50m in its UK business operations with a new call centre in Crewe, employing around 700 people.

Another Burglary alert - AOL have a note about another burglary in Coole Lane some time last Monday.(posted February 17th)

Burglary alert - thieves have broken into two outbuildings by the village green in Hankelow and have stolen power tools and equipment, and a white Isuzu pickup. If you think you can help, please contact the police on 101 quoting IML916699 - more information on AOL. Police are also appealing for witnesses on other local websites. (posted February 13th)

Cheshire East Council have launched an unpaid carers survey to help shape support services. (posted February 13th) 

AOL have more information about the closure of Windmill Lane from Monday February 15th. (Posted February 10th)

The activities of Plastic Free Nantwich may be of interest - there is certainly a litter problem in Hankelow.(posted February 10th)

If you want to comment on HS2, a consultation is taking place. You can see more on how HS2 is affecting Cheshire on the HS2 website. (posted February 10th)

The OneNetwork website is showing that a road closure is due in Windmill lane from February 15th until March 5th - more details here. The diversion is via Longhill Lane from Chapel End. They also show roadworks with traffic lights on the Audlem road between Corbook Court and Mckelvey way on February 11th and 12th. (posted February 8th)

Cheshire East Council are distributing more food and energy vouchers ahead of February half term, according to a media release. (posted February 8th)

Cheshire East are providing additional winter well-being support for old and vulnerable residents, according to a media release. (posted February 1st)

Nantwich News are reporting that the Nantwich show is cancelled for this year. (posted February 1st)

For the star-gazers amongst us, CPRE are holding a star count from the 6th - 14th February. More information here. (posted February 1st)

Stafford street in Audlem will be closed for a day on Sunday January 31st to allow Scottish Power to put in a new connection, according to a notice of temporary road closure.(posted January 27th 2021)

It's the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this coming weekend (29-31 January) - if you want to take part, you can sign up here. A bird guide and a participation form are available - follow the links. (posted January 26th 2021)

The picture above is a day after the worst flood. A video taken at the height of the flood has been added on the Media Gallery/Videos/Recent page.

Nantwich Museum has unveiled a "Battle of Nantwich" video, since this year's Holly Holy Day pageant has been cancelled.

The Canal damage at bridge 80 isn't their only problem. There is a larger breach of the towpath near Bunbury.

AOL has an article on Emergency Flood funding, and a reminder from Rachel Bailey to take your opportunity to comment on two Cheshire East consultation which are due to close soon - concerning parking and transport.

AOL have posted an update from the Audlem Medical Team, and a warning about scam vaccination emails.

Cheshire East are claiming that 10% of residents have received the first dose of the vaccine, according to Nantwich News.

Debbie Lindop of Cheshire East has recently sent several pieces of information:-

There is more information about vaccination on the NHS website here. Several Hankelow residents have already received the covid vaccination.

Cheshire East have posted a couple of new items:-

AOL have a report by Healthwatch Cheshire East with some interesting statistics.

The Audlem Carbon Emissions Reduction (ACER) team have been adding articles on relevant subjects to its news page.

The highest river level recorded at the measuring station in Audlem was 2.82 metres on November 6th, 2000. The level at 11:15 p.m. on 20th January was 2.81 metres.

The online policing consultation, launched earlier this month, closes on the 24th. Also Debbie Lindop has sent an invitation to a Cheshire East online Covid 19 and scam awareness session - more details on the Notices page.

Our ward councillor Rachel Bailey has posted a comment on AOL concerning the Rural Transport fund.

Holly Holy Day (The battle of Nantwich re-enactment) is cancelled this year.

Cheshire East have put out a reminder that Census day is coming - Sunday March 21st.

AOL have some articles concerning vaccination, one is an update from the Audlem Medical Centre here, and another is supplying some more general information on vaccination. Also an Audlem resident has given an excellent account of the process, including the assistance provided by ADCA.

Flooding is expected over the next few days (19-21 January) - there is a flood alert for Nantwich and the river Weaver catchment area. The river level in Audlem is already high.

Cheshire East Media Centre are busy! Here's another item.

Cheshire East media centre have released a number of items in the last few days which may be of interest, including:-

There is more local information on the transport fund on Nantwich News.

Audlem Post Office will remain closed until next Monday (January 11th).

Oceanwave Fresh Fish will be back in Audlem earlier than anticipated; the van will be on the Lord Combermere car park on this morning (January 7th).

There is a Cheshire East council consultation in progress on transport and parking - have your say before January 31st.

A fire near Woore was caused by an electrical fault in a solar electricity generation control panel, which set fire to items stored nearby.

Some readers may be interested in the planning appplication on the Hankelow border at Corbrook Grange, highlighted here on AOL - also added to the planning page.

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The Lord Combermere are resuming their popular take-away service with a new menu.

Williams in Audlem have posted their New Year opening times, and Audlem Post Office will be closed until January 11th. Farm Made tearooms in Audlem is open for takaways.

Williams in Audlem have posted their Christmas opening times, and Braids are closed until the 29th.

Audlem Post Office have published their opening hours over the Christmas period.  They will be closed for two weeks until January 11th.

Nick Jarvis, our PCSO, has posted a warning on AOL to be aware of shed and garage break-ins, purse dipping and car break-ins.

Times for the Audlem Christmes Church services have been posted on AOL, The Bells of Audlem Church will ring at 10:10 on Christmas morning - the first time since the March lockdown.

Audlem Brass will be playing Christmas music around Audlem tonight (23rd).

The Charity shop in Audlem are planning to put the stalls out on Thursday and Saturday, weather permitting.

Audlem Online is back with a new look, but some of the links from this site to AOL articles may not work for a while.

If you saw the Santa Sleigh last weekend and still wish to contribute, there is a "justgiving" page, which can be reached here.

Cheshire East is warning of Christmas scams, while Nantwich News is reporting increasing purse thefts.

Fordhall Farm, near Market Drayton, is launching a Christmas family walking trail.

Cheshire East are making a major change to their form of governance.

Major development work around Leighton hospital will commence in the spring - disruption can probably be expected.

The Charity shop stalls will be open in Audlem tomorrow (Saturday  5th December).

The Rev. Alison Fulford was installed as vicar of Audlem, Doddington and Wybunbury, December 3rd.

The Santa Sleigh will be in the area December 12th/13th.

A timely reminder to wear high-visibility clothing when walking in the lanes in bad light.

Cheshire East have put out a lot of new media releases recently - go to their Media Hub to see them all. They include a foster care programme, carer's rights day, a household waste recycling consultation, a warning of Black Friday scams and a consultation on transport and parking.

The Roadworks sign has disappeared from Longhill Lane, and no more closures appear to be planned in the next few days.

Longhill Lane was closed again on the morning of the 18th, but opened later on. The One Network website shows it should be closed until the 20th, but a sign up the lane informs us that it will be closed from the 20th for 5 days - confusing!! The sign may be linked to white painted markings which have appeared on the road just on the Hankelow side of Santosha kennels.

Police are warning of dog theft attempts in South Cheshire.

Cheshire East want your feedback on green priorities.

Planning permission has been granted for the latest alterations to the White Lion, so work can resume.

The Cheshire East consultation on the Hankelow Neighbourhood Plan is now closed. The council will now appoint an independent external examiner to review and hopefully approve the plan.

AOL reported a theft at Corbook Lodge on Sunday, November 8th. We have added a request from the owners to Hankelow residents on the Notices page, in case anyone can help with CCTV footage.

Cheshire East Council are continuing to push ahead with the plans for the regeneration of Crewe town centre.

If you missed the remembrance service in Audlem last Sunday morning, the link to the service now shows a recording of the event. The Nantwich service can be found by following a link in this article on Nantwich News.

London Road will be closed for resurfacing between Stapely and Bridgemere until 11th December, according to the One Network website. The official diversion route is through Hankelow and Audlem.

The Saturday bus service through Hankelow has been reinstated, just in time for the second lockdown.

As well as the Audlem remembrance service mentioned below, St. Mary's church in Nantwich will also be streaming a service, beginning at 10:55. Here is the link to their service.

The Remembrance service in St. James Church on Sunday November 8th cannot take place as planned. However a service will still be streamed online. Please use this link if you would like to follow the service and act of remembrance.

The Government have announced new national restrictions, to apply from 00:01 a.m. on Thursday November 5th for four weeks. You can find out more here.

A reminder that the Cheshire East consultation on the Hankelow Neighbourhood Plan will end at 7:00 pm on Wednesday,  November 11th. If you wish to look at the plan or make a comment, go to the Hankelow page of the Cheshire East consultation portal.

You can also comment on the latest part of the Cheshire East local plan, known as the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD), by following links from their press release.