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Hankelow Online Noticeboard

Information about the South Cheshire village of Hankelow

Old notices will typically be removed from the Notices page and placed here when they become redundant or are more than three months old. Links may be broken and pictures may have disappeared.

Theft at Corbrook Lodge

At around 3 am on Sunday morning (8th November) 2 mountain bikes, a petrol driven Stihl leaf blower/sucker, strimmer and an electric sander in a black fabric case were stolen from Corbrook Lodge.

The Stihl leaf blower & strimmer were found dumped or hidden in brambles by the lay-by in the dip between Hankelow & Corbrook. The sander and bikes remain outstanding.

The mountain bikes are junior size & Isla brand – one is grey with luminescent green makers name and the other is turquoise/teal with orange makers name.

The residents have excellent CCTV and also have training shoe prints but would be grateful if anybody with any further information or CCTV covering the Audlem Road - no matter how little - would contact the web site for their details to be forwarded on. There is unlikely to be much traffic at 0300 - 0330 & the bikes may have been ridden away.

Cheshire East is now in the second lockdown.

Since the notice below concerning the Covid alert level was posted, the Government have announced new national restrictions, to apply for four weeks from 00:01 a.m. on Thursday November 5th, until Wednesday December 2nd. You can find out more here.

Deb Lindop of Cheshire East has sent a link to a virtual Village Hall, an initiative by the Royal Voluntary Service, and information about the Council's Covid 19 community response and recovery fund, which is being extended. Also more recruitment and job support is available.

This information was supplied by Deb Lindop, Community Development Officer at Cheshire East Council.

Cheshire East is placed in COVID alert level ‘High’

The Prime Minister has announced details of new local COVID alert levels which give local authorities, residents and workers information about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area.
The new three tier alert system sets out localised restrictions based on the level of infections in certain areas. The local COVID alert levels are set at either Medium, High or Very high.

Cheshire East has been listed as local COVID alert level High (also known as Tier 2) along with Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington and a number of other local authority areas.

This means that:

  • You must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • You must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)

You can view the full list of additional restrictions that fall under the high alert level on the government website here.

We are working through the detailed implications of the restrictions and how they affect our services and our workplaces and will continue to keep you updated. In the meantime, please continue to work as you are, at home where possible.

The restrictions wcame into force from 00.01 on Wednesday 14 October. The infographic here demonstrates what the high alert level means as a quick reference guide and there is further in-depth guidance on what high alert restrictions will be in place from Wednesday in our area on the website here.

Neighbourhood Plan Consultation re-opens

The Hankelow Plan Regulation 16 consultation was originally opened in January, however it was withdrawn after a complaint by a landowner concerning the Site Options and Assessment report. This report has been updated and the regulation 16 consultation has now been restarted. The Notice of Submitted Plan Proposal can be found here.

The publicity period for the Neighbourhood Plan will be for six weeks between: 30 September 2020 – 11 November 2020

 For more information please visit the Neighbourhood Plan section of Cheshire East Borough Council’s website. The link is provided below:

 Hankelow Neighbourhood Plan Webpage:

 You can make representations to the consultation as follows:

 Please submit your representations on the Neighbourhood Plan by 7PM on the 11 November 2020.

For further information please contact the Neighbourhood Planning Team. 

Neighbourhood Planning Team | Cheshire East Council

Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1HZ

Tel: 01270 685893

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This information was supplied by Deb Lindop, Community Development Officer at Cheshire East Council.

Ref: two new funding sources, please also note the very tight funding deadlines.

1.    Cheshire Community Foundation – Longer Term Emergency Support Fund (deadline August 12th)

available to all VCFSE organisations,  Parish and Town Councils are eligible if the activity is not deemed part of statutory duties.  The Foundation realises that organisations will be returning to business as usual and they do not want to lose activity that has supported, and can continue to support the most vulnerable during this time.

 If organisations or partnerships of organisations need to make an application to cover any future costs relating to being a Volunteer Coordination Point, opportunity exists to do so.

 2.    Emergency Coronavirus Support Fund (deadline August 17th)

 Opportunity for VCFSE organisations to make an application to the Emergency Coronavirus Community Support Fund to continue to support the most vulnerable during this time.

 From our discussions with the Lottery they would be keen on more applications from Cheshire East, especially from organisations who have provided support and become stronger through the crisis.

 Any groups or partnerships considering making an application and needing support please get in touch with or  especially as potential exists! Please be inspired and get in touch!

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This item was submitted by the Amenities Committee

Hankelow Fete Cancelled

Due to the corona virus our traditional summer fete which was to be held on June 28th has been cancelled.

We look forward to next year and being able to help local charities.

Stay safe

Val Morrey and the Hankelow Amenities Group

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This item was submitted by Kirk Shenton

A Note from the Shentons

The Shentons' have lived at Hankelow Hall for more than thirty years and have been instrumental in the transformation of The Green at Hankelow.

Thirty years ago there were virtually no trees on The Green, apart from around the pond.

As Tree Warden, I have supplied, planted specimen trees all around the green. To purchase, plant, stake and strap each tree and replace when damaged or dead, has cost in excess of £100 per tree, on average, especially bearing in mind, one of the trees was replaced three times. Over the years, this has cost many thousands of pounds and is ongoing.

Approximately 29 years ago, the pond was covered in reeds and weed, far removed from what it is today. Elliott Hulme together with ourselves, emptied and dug the pond out. This cost was split between us and was in the thousands. When it was completed, I had given to me by Jim Barrie, a load of stone to form an island in the middle. Unfortunately, during this operation, whilst tipping the spoils which had been dug out, one of the tractor drivers broke an electric pole and we stood the cost.

Around the same time, we took it upon ourselves to remove an eyesore, being the concrete and wire fencing around the water terminal by the Bus Stop. We cleared it, put a few slabs down, purchased a quantity of shrubs which we planted with the help of lvor Howarth and Mike Wilson. Again the cost was borne by ourselves.

Some years later, we purchased 5000 mixed Daffodil bulbs and planted them. They were planted by a dozen local lads who worked so hard and that afternoon, we bought them lots of free ale at The White Lion, in payment.

Over the past month, we have cut down two large diseased Chestnuts, removed the tree stumps and planted three specimen trees in their place. The cost of all this work is in excess £1,000. We have received a cheque from the Parish Council for £600, which we are donating to the White Lion Restoration Fund.

We recently widened Hall Lane which was incidentally part of our Planning Permission. However the maintenance, which we pay for, is not part of the Planning Permission. For example today, we are paying for the lane to be swept by Watsons Plant Hire.

Hope this goes some way to informing people who have more recently moved into Hankelow what the Shentons have achieved for the love and betterment of the village, to give a better understanding of what has transpired over the years at a cost in excess of £30K.


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A comforting gesture

Just to pass on our thanks to whoever is responsible for switching on the "Christmas lights" on the green.

We are privileged to overlook the tree from our kitchen window and feel that it's such a lovely comforting gesture during such challenging times.  We're so lucky to live in the countryside and have homes with gardens and be able to walk freely in the countryside.

Many thanks and stay safe and healthy everyone in Hankelow and surrounding areas!

Gill and John Howell

Dunelm House

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This item was submitted on behalf of Mary and Geoff Cope

Thanks for the offers of help

Mary and Geoff Cope would like to say how grateful they are to all the people of the village who have offered to help at this time.

This item was submitted by Derek Smith

Lost Yale-type Key

A Yale-type key was found recently outside No. 1, Manor Fields, in Hall Lane. If you have lost your key, go to the house, or ring Derek on 811256

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This item was submitted by Hankelow Parish Council

A.D.C.A. and the virus

Hankelow Parish Council are pleased to share with everyone the action which Audlem & District Community Action (A.D.C.A.) is taking together with Buerton, Hatherton and Walgherton Parish Councils with support from Audlem Parish Council and Cheshire East Council to support people over 70 and those with significant health conditions who are now having to self- isolate in their own homes.

A.D.C.A. are also now working with Audlem Medical Practice, Boots Chemists, the local churches and The Public Hall Committee in establishing a well coordinated and professional response in our local community.

A.D.C.A have now closed all their day clubs and coffee clubs and A.D.C.A staff and volunteers have arranged support at home for the over 80 older people they currently support.

A.D.C.A are now looking to extend that support to any other people who are having to self-isolate in our rural community who may need support with the delivery of food and essentials, medical prescription deliveries and support by telephone. If you are in this position, please ring the A.D.C.A. Number 07984 785907. A.D.C.A is aiming to have this number staffed 7 days a week shortly, but for now bear with them. Please leave a message and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

A.D.C.A are operating from the Audlem Public Hall Annexe but would prefer people to phone in or email them rather than calling in. They already have a number of additional volunteers who have offered to join their team. They are looking for more volunteers, so if you are able, please also ring 07984 785907 to offer your help. A.D.C.A is also continuing to support the 100 or so carers they are currently in touch with but any carers who need help for themselves and their cared for, please contact A.D.C.A.

People can also email A.D.C.A on to pass on their information and requests for help.


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This item was submitted by the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Temporary withdrawl of the Hankelow Neighbourhood Plan.

Some of you may have already seen that our Neighbourhood Plan has been withdrawn from the Regulation 16 consultation on the Cheshire East website. This is due to a complaint by the owner of the land opposite the Chapel, on the basis that the Site Options and Assessment report 1rovided by AECOM did not correctly represent his submissions to the Hankelow Call for Sites in 2017.

To ensure everything is done correctly, AECOM will be producing an addendum to their report in the next few weeks. Once this has been received the plan will be updated if necessary and resubmitted to Cheshire East.


This information was submitted by Deb Lindop, Community Development Officer at Cheshire East Council. 

As well as the Covid 19 information hub, Cheshire East have published information covering various aspects of the Covis 19 situation.

Other information is available below

Citizens Advice Cheshire East has a number of ways people can continue to get advice at this time. They say:-

  • People can contact us by email and phone; if you have an issue you’d like help with direct from us, complete this form and we will be in touch
  • People can reach us by calling 03444 111 444. This is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • People can chat online to an adviser by visiting the Citizens Advice website at

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This item was submitted by the Methodist Church

Christmas Carol Service

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This item was submitted by Anne Draper

Delivery of Christmas cards on behalf of the Hankelow and Audlem churches

For a number of years I have delivered the local Churches Christmas card to every house in Hankelow with the help of a lady who has now moved to Derbyshire, so I am looking for someone who would deliver to the following houses:

Cottages past the Nook and Swedish Houses and those opposite on main road, Hankelow view cul de sac and the new Heywood homes development, and Longhill Lane.

I am happy to deliver to the rest of the village as usual but would appreciate an extra pair of feet. It would have to be done in the first week of December to suit the person delivering.

Please contact Anne on 812960, or by email at

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This item was submitted by the Webmaster on behalf of Pamela Whitworth

Appeal for information about the Timmis family.

My husband and I are spending a week in the Nantwich area at the moment, having visited for the first time approximately 20yrs ago.

During WWII, my father Henry Fennell, a Gunner RA, became friends with a ? Timmis living at 2 Council Houses, Hankelow. Occasionally my mother, my sister and I lived with the Timmis family to escape N London. In Aug 1944, my father warned Mum that the enemy were about to start bombing London with doodlebugs so to take herself, my sister of 3mths & me (3ys) to stay with the Timmis family. I have a good memory of my childhood from the age of 3yrs, recalling times here, the family & the US soldiers with their saying, “Got any gum, chum?” etc. Unfortunately, whilst we were here, my grandfather was killed when a bomb did actually demolish the house we all lived in. Mum had to leave my baby sister with the Timmis family for a few weeks and return with me to settle the family affairs.

My parents are now no longer with us, so I wonder if you possibly have any updated news of the Timmis family? I was surprised to see that the family ran a grocers shop as wasn’t aware of this. A big, big thank you to them from my sister and I for their kind assistance all those years ago.

With best wishes and in anticipation of any assistance.

Pamela Whitworth nee Fennell.

If anyone can help Pamela please contact me and I will pass on your information.

This item was submitted by the Methodist Church

Beetle Drive in Hankelow Community Hall

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This item was submitted by the Hankelow Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Neighbourhood Plan 6-week consultation.

Hankelow Parish Council, as the qualifying body, has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the period to 2030 (the Plan) for Hankelow Parish with the help of the local community. The Plan sets out a vision for the future of the Parish and planning policies, which will be used to determine planning proposals locally.

Hankelow Parish Council is now inviting comments on the proposals in this Pre-Submission version of the Plan before it is submitted to Cheshire East Council for formal consideration and wider consultation.

The consultation opens for comment on October 7th 2019. The deadline for comments to be received by Hankelow Parish Council is 5pm on November 18th 2019

A flyer has been delivered to all households in the village, and the official notice of publication can be seen here.

All the details, including an online version of the Plan can be viewed and downloaded on the Neighbourhood Plan Website, Regulation 14 page, and response forms can also be downloaded.

This item was submitted by Hankelow Amenities Group

Quiz Night and Autumn Supper.

will be held in

The Chapel Community Room, Hankelow

Thursday 14 th November at 7p.m.

This item was submitted by TAVA

TAVA presents this Saturday.

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This item was submitted by Hankelow Methodist Church


Sunday, September 8th at 10:30 a.m., at Hankelow Methodist Church.

 Hankelow Methodist Chapel

Preacher : Charles Machin. Soloist: Val Morrey.

Refreshments served afterwards.


Donations of fruit and veg. or tinned produce gratefully received and will be given to Nantwich Food Bank.

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