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Information about the South Cheshire village of Hankelow

Useful Information

Care Services

  • Elderly Carer

    Do you or a loved one need help around the home? I can offer meal preparation, shopping, trips and companionship. Also help with housework and ironing. 100% reliable and excellent references. I currently have clients within the Audlem area. Please contact Julie to discuss your requirements.

    07467 587456

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Volunteering opportunities with Audlem & District Community Action (ADCA)

    Information on volunteering opportunities with ADCA can be found here.

  • Volunteering opportunities at Leighton Hospital

    Information on volunteering opportunities at Leighton Hospital can be found here.

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  • Oxtail and Trotter

    The nearest butcher to Hankelow is Oxtail and Trotter, which can be found in Audlem in "The Courtyard at Number Eleven" on Cheshire Street, some 20 metres towards the village centre from the entrance to the public car park.

    You can find their website here.

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Post Offices

  • Audlem Post Office

    Audlem Post Office can be found in Audlem in "The Courtyard at Number Eleven" on Cheshire Street, some 20 metres towards the village centre from the entrance to the public car park.

    The opening hours of Audlem Post Office (applying from the 16th  September 2019) are - 08:30 to 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.

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Take Aways

  • The Village Chippy

    Audlem Village Chippy can be found opposite the entrance to the car park on Cheshire Street in Audlem.

    Further information can be found on this flyer (dated March 2018). Go to Audlem on Line business directory for more up-to-date information.

  • Ayaans Contemporary Indian Cuisine

    Ayaans Contemporary Indian Cuisine can be found opposite the entrance to the car park of the Lord Combermere pub, on Shropshire Street in Audlem.

    Further information can be found here.

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Dry Cleaners

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Charity Shops

  • Audlem Charity Shop

    Audlem Charity Shop is an independent charity shop staffed entirely by volunteers, selling only goods donated by the general public and NOT new lines of branded goods.

    All profits are donated to local charities such as St Luke's Cheshire Hospice, Donna Louise Children's Hospice and Audlem First Responders amongst others.

    Details of the donations made in the year ending March 2017 can be found here.

    Audlem Charity Shop can be found adjacent to the Bridge Inn pub.

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  • Cheshire East has a definitive footpath map.
    This map shows all the footpaths in Cheshire East. It can take a while to rewriteat higher magnification, but when it does, local details are very clear. The Cheshire East Public Rights of Way page has a lot more information.

    A map of footpaths in Hankelow Parish

    The following is from the 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map showing the footpaths in Hankelow Parish.  Small red crosses have been added to show the parish boundaries.

    Ordnance Survey map of footpaths in Hankelow Parish
    Image ©The Ordnance Survey.

  • Obstructions on footpaths

    Should you find obstructions such as fences or crops on a footpath, you can report the problem here or here.

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Democratic representatives

We have democratic representatives at the following levels :- Parish, County, National and European.

  • Parish

    Details of the Parish Council can be found on the Parish Council page.

  • County

    Our representative at County level is the very hard-working Rachel Bailey.

  • National

    Our local MP is Edward Timpson.

  • European

    Hankelow is in the North West England region. Our region has eight M.E.P.s.

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Community Hall

Hankelow Methodist Church has a Community Hall which is available to hire. Further details can be found here.

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Parish/Neighbourhood Plan

A Parish Plan is a constructive survey of a community by the people who live and work in that community. It gives a chance to take stock of the community, and decide which bits are liked, should be preserved, and might be enhanced, and also which bits are not liked and could perhaps be changed.

On 27th March 2012, the Hankelow Parish Plan was launched at an event held at Brookside Golf Club to which everyone in Hankelow was invited.

The Parish Plan was based on the responses to a questionaire that was circulated to every person and business in the parish.

The verbatim responses to the questionaire, a visual synopsis and the Parish Plan itself are all available.

However the Goverment had passed the Localism Act in 2011, which introduced the concept of Neighbourhood Plans. The suggestion to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan  for Hankelow to build on the Parish Plan was first raised at a Parish Council meeting in July 2014.

Subsequently a decision was taken at a Parish Council meeting in November 2014, to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Hankelow. A steering group was formed and work on the Neighbourhood Plan began on January 15th 2015.

It has taken five years of changing circumstances in Hankelow to develop the Neighbourhood Plan, but it has now been submitted to Cheshire East and will hopefully be adopted later in 2020.

There is much more information on our Neighbourhood Plan on the dedicated Neighbourhood Plan Website.

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  • Canal Book Shop

    The Canal Book Shop is in Audlem, approximately 1½ miles South of Hankelow.

  • Nantwich Bookshop

    The Nantwich Bookshop is, as its name suggests, in Nantwich, approximately 5½ miles North of Hankelow.

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Rubbish Collection information

To discover the bin collection dates for your house, click here. Please note these dates will be changing on November 4th 2019.

"What waste goes where" is listed on the Cheshire East website here.

Cheshire East will collect un-wanted furniture or other bulky items. Details on this service can be found here.
Note that the collection is co-ordinated with the Crewe-based St. Paul's Centre charity, which will also accept direct donations of unwanted furniture, bicycles or kitchenware.

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There are no shops within the Parish. The nearest shops are in Audlem, some 1½ miles South.

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Useful contacts

  • Cheshire East emergency telephone numbers

    A list of Cheshire East essential telephone numbers can be found here.

  • Police

    Click here for information about contacting the police

  • Urgent GP care out-of-hours

    Audlem Surgery out-of-hours telephone number is 01270-273666

  • Water problems

    To report a water leak in the road or footpath, either phone the United Utilities "Leakline" on 0800-330033 or report the problem online.

    United Utilities' 24-hour number for water and wastewater emergencies is 0345-672-3723

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Nurseries (schools)

  • Bridgemere CE Primary School

    Bridgemere CE Primary School now has an all day Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds from 9 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. with the option of extending the day to 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. using BOOST 2, the before and after club as well.

    Parents can take their "15 free hours" and supplement it by buying more hours in BUBBLES.

    If you might be interested in taking up one of the Nursery places, you are welcome to call in any time. You will be able to meet the staff and see the facilities.

    Two photographs of the Nursery area can be found here

    We are a small school with 88 pupils in 4 classes. The Foundation Stage class includes Nursery and Reception. Class Two covers Year 1 and Year 2. Class Three has Year 3 and Year 4. Class 4 has Year 5 and Year 6.

    We are signposted off the A51 north of Bridgemere Garden Centre, 6 miles south of Nantwich.

    Our telephone number is 01270-520271, and our post-code is CW5 7PX

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  • Beamans incorporating the Old Priest House Coffee Shop

    Beamans incorporating the Old Priest House Coffee Shop is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Please note that this cafe is closed on Tuesdays. Their telephone number is 01270-811749. Their location is shown by the red square on this map

  • The Coffee Lounge

    The Coffee Lounge is also in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-811554. Their location is shown by the red square on this map

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New Residents

If you have recently moved into the village, you might find this information useful as well.

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Historical Records

One source of historical records about Hankelow is the National Archives.

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Dial-a-Ride offers door-to-door transport for people who find ordinary buses too difficult to use.

Full details can be found here.

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    Hankelow residents Janet and Martin Blow run a specialist nursery in the village called

  • Westholme Nurseries

    A retail nursery that I visit frequently is Westholme Nurseries near Woore. A map showing its location can be found here

  • Bridgemere Garden Centre

    Bridgemere Garden Centre is only about 4 miles from Hankelow.

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Highway Faults On-line

Is a blocked road drain causing flooding near you ? Is there a dangerous pothole in the road outside your house ? Now you can report any faults on Hankelow's (or any of Cheshire's) roads by going to this website.

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Road Works

  • Planned road works and road closure information

    Cheshire East has an interactive map showing planned roadworks and road closures in the area. You can zoom and scroll the map, then clicking on indicated road works will show the details.

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Citizens' Advice Bureau

To quote from their website :- "The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers."

Citizens Advice Cheshire East has a number of ways people can continue to get advice during the Covid crisis. 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

There are branches in Nantwich and Crewe. No appointment is needed for drop-in callers.

The Nantwich branch is in Nantwich library, and is open to callers between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The Crewe branch is at 50 Victoria Street, CW1 2JE, and is open to callers between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

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Police information

The new Community Policing arrangements are shown on this leaflet. Faye Clarke and Nick Jarvis, our Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), now have a base in Audlem Public Hall.

Nick Jarvis can be contacted by phone on 07989 652 261, or by email at to report antisocial behaviour. Do not call Nick in an emergency situation; use 999 or 101.

In an emergency, you should always phone 999 or, if hard-of-hearing or have a speech impediment, use Typetalk number 18000.

For non-emergencies, you should phone 101 or, if hard-of-hearing or have a speech impediment, use Typetalk number 18001 101.

Typical uses for the non-emergency numbers are :-

  • you want to report a crime or criminal damage that is not in progress at the time of your call
  • you want to report a minor road traffic collision
  • you want to contact your local police officer
  • you want to enquire about lost property or provide information to the police
  • you need information or advice

Crimes can be reported or help and advice can be obtained online at

You can leave information anonymously on the Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111

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The White Lion in Hankelow has been purchased by a group of local residents as a community pub. They are about to embark on an extensive programme of renovation. For more detals go to the White Lion website.

At the moment the nearest pubs are in Audlem, some 1½ miles South. Details of these pubs are given below.

  • The Lord Combermere

    The Lord Combermere is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-812277, and their location is shown by the red square on this map. The Lord Combermere has a car park which is accessed from Shropshire Street.

  • The Bridge Inn

    The Bridge Inn is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-811267, and their location is shown by the red square on this map. The Bridge Inn has a car park at its rear. Access is via a metalled track between the canal and the Bridge Inn.

  • The Shroppie Fly

    The Shroppie Fly is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-811772. Their location is shown by the red square on this map. Note that, despite what the map shows, there is a metalled track leading down from Shropshire Street to the Shroppie Fly's car park.

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Bus timetables

Hankelow is served by D&G buses.

The Number 73 bus service, which was suspended during the crisis, was partially  restored  from June 8th. According to the D&G website, from 8th June 2020 a revised route and timetable has been introduced on services 71, 72 and 73. Buses operate Mondays to Fridays and run in a loop with all journeys operating via Sound, Wrenbury, Aston, Burleydam, Audlem, Buerton and Hankelow. Buses running clockwise are numbered 73 and buses running anti-clockwise are numbered 72. Peak buses which divert via Swanley continue to be numbered 72 in both directions. Passengers wanting to travel to or from Nantwich can do so in either direction, although single fares may differ.
A timetable is available here.

The East Cheshire Council bus timetable webpage has more information, including guidance on the wearing of face coverings.

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  • Map of the village centre

    A map of the centre of the village can be found here.

  • Map showing Hankelow Parish boundaries

    A map showing Hankelow Parish boundaries can be found here.

  • Interactive map of Cheshire Local Government information

    An interactive map of Cheshire Local Government information

  • Map of Leighton Hospital

    A map of the departments and units of Leighton Hospital in February 2018

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Mobile Library

This service is currently suspended - see here for more information.

The Mobile Library is available on Hankelow Green between 9.50 a.m. and 10.35 a.m. every third Monday (unless it is a bank holiday). The dates in the first half of 2020 are:-

January 20
February 10
March 2
March 23
May 4
June 15
July 6
July 27

If you miss it in Hankelow, the library will be in Windmill Lane, Buerton  from 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., then on the Cheshire Stereet car Park in Audlem from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., before moving to Windmilll Drive in Audlem from 3:10 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

On the following day (Tuesday), the route includes a visit to Hatherton (Crosslands). Further details can be found here on the Cheshire East website.

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Audlem Educational Foundation

The Audlem Educational Foundation is a charitable trust that can give financial support to help school children, students and other young people undergoing training, under the age of 25.

Further details can be obtained here. Click here for an application form.

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