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Hankelow Online Noticeboard

Information about the South Cheshire village of Hankelow

The purpose of this page is to let you know about those services that are either offered by Hankelow people, or are available locally.

Click on any of the following links to be taken directly to the required service details :-

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A professional aerial photography and imaging service

  • Golden Valley Aerial Media

    Golden Valley Aerial Media, a CAA approved professional aerial photography and imaging service, have recently been producing videos in Hankelow (see an example here).

    Their website can be found here , and an image of the business card for James Whitehurst can be found here.

Art and Pottery

  • DAVID BARBER - Artist
    'phone 0784 604 5830 or 01270 811697

    Original oil paintings:-

    Working exclusively in oils David's paintings are completed on location 'en plein air', orfrom reference sketches and photographs made in the landscape. His paintings are made in response to the countryside around him. We all see the world differently, but maybe in these paintings you'll see something that resonates with you.

    Limited Edition Prints:-

    David's paintings are available as prints in editions of up to 200. The prints are made on the finest quality Hahnemuehle art paper using light fast inks. They are available in sizes up to A2 and can be ordered either with or without a mount and backing board. Prints are available to order from David's website.


If you would like to commission a painting please contact David who will happily discuss your requirements.

Hand Made, decorative and functional pottery. We just love making these treasures and hope you get as much fun from using them!

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  • Santosha Kennels

    Adam Crossley writes :-

    David, Susan and Adam Crossley run Santosha Kennels and Cattery in Longhill Lane, offering modern, heated, spacious accommodation for all breeds of dog and cat from day boarding to long term. All our boarders have lots of friendly, experienced human contact with daily walks for dogs and playtime for cats. Open 6½ days a week, we are also a collection point for It's A Pet Thing, a click and collect service offering over 18,000 pet products.

Central Heating Oil

Reliable local sources of central heating oil are NWF Fuels in Wardle - ring 01829 260672 , or  D.A. Roberts at Grindley Brook - ring 01948 662762 or 01948 663877.

Several residents have obtained oil online at good prices from Boiler

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Chimney Sweeps

  • Ian F. Reynolds

    Ian Reynolds writes :-

    I am a qualified Chimney Sweep registered with the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) and as such I am seeking to advertise my services to the local Hankelow community.

    Details of the business can be found at this website or at this Facebook page.

Coal Merchant

  • James Meakin and Sons Limited

    Although this company is based in Pipegate near Woore, I have included them because they have been my coal merchant for a number of years, and I am very satisfied with their service.

    James Meakin and Sons Limited can be found at Station Wharf in Pipegate. Their telephone number is 01630-647233

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Domestic Care

  • Domestic support offered by Home Instead South Cheshire

Sara Southall, Community Engagement Officer for Home Instead South Cheshire, says:-

Elderly care isn’t always an easy topic. At Home Instead South Cheshire we help you to make an informed, compassionate choice. We know the “Care Conversation” is tricky for the elderly – asking for help can feel like a sign of failure. But giving us a call is the first step towards getting both your loved ones life – and yours – back on track.

Whatever your situation and wherever you are, our award-wining Care Professionals are here to help you find the elderly Home Care Services that are right for you. By listening to your concerns and challenges, our Care Professionals can tailor their Home Care Services to your family’s needs – offering personalised elderly care plans that work so much better than one-size-fits-all solutions.


    • Home Care
      • From simple housekeeping to companionship, personal care and night care, we always add our personal touch.
    • Specialist Care
      • Thanks to our in-depth training programmes, we have Care Professionals who are able to meet complex care needs.
    • Health Care
      • Our accredited Care Professionals deliver professional care needed for specific health conditions.
    • Live-in Care in your own home
      • Our Care Professionals work to find a real connection with everyone they care for, becoming a friendly face that person – and their families – come to know and trust.
    • Key to Care
      • Key to Care are monthly, free information sessions that are open for anyone to come along to, each month covering a different topic. More information can be found on the South Cheshire Blog.

      Find us at Home Instead South Cheshire
      01270 611555
      Unit 3, George House,
      Princess Court,
      Beam Heath Way,
      CW5 6GD

      Domestic care offered by Debbie

      Ex-Post lady Debbie is offering a range of domestic care.

      Debbie is a fully-qualified carer, and is DBS-checked.

      Further details can be found here.

    • Support by SureCare Central Cheshire

      Kirstie Hercules, Director at SureCare Central Cheshire writes:

      SureCare Central Cheshire provides flexible and tailored personal care to complement the care already provided by family members or to replace care when family can no longer help.

      We provide support enabling people to continue to live independently within their own homes.  With our wide network of partners, we help people to remain a part of their local community and participate in local activities.

      We select individuals to become care workers who are naturally caring, compassionate and want to support, with respect, those who now need some help.  We invest in our team of care workers, training them to the highest standards to ensure they provide only the highest levels of care.  We look after our care workers so that they look after you.

      In order to provide the best family focused care for your loved one (our client) we complete a full care needs assessment and a detailed plan of care will be agreed with you, the client and ourselves.  During this time, we get to know the client so that care workers can chat about topics that are relevant and will spark happy memories making care visits something to look forward to.

      When providing care we look at all aspects that affect the health, well-being, emotional, and safety needs of our clients to improve the social inclusion and independence of those we are fortunate to work with and aim for them to remain or return to being a part of their local community

      Contact: 01270 667288, or go to

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Electrical Appliance Repairers

  • Home Aids Services

    Further details can be found here.

    Home Aids Services are recommended by Les Wright of Fields View.


  • Ian Shaw Electrics

    Further details can be found here.

    Ian Shaw Electrics is recommended by Charlie Foster of Smithy House.

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Funeral Services

  • Cynthia Murray (formally of Tresidders Funerals) writes :-

    Oxley's Funeral Services is a long established family owned business which provides a personal and caring service to bereaved families in South Cheshire and all surrounding areas.

    Our working partnership with The Flower Divas in Audlem will enable us to provide both floral tributes and monumental memorials locally. Brochures and examples are available to view at their premises.

    For the last 10 years, I have had the privilege of arranging and conducting funerals together with organising Pre-paid funeral plans for many families in Hankelow, Audlem and the outlining villages.

    I'm dedicated to continue to give support, guidance and advice to families who have suffered a loss and will carry out the families wishes with care and dignity at a very sad and distressing time.

    You can reach me on 01270-811407 mobile 07759-768001 (24hours) or via The Flower Divas, The Square, Audlem

Garden Buildings

  • Olympian Garden Buildings

    Olympian Garden Buildings are recommended by Les Wright of Fields View.

    They are based in Sandbach, and you can find their website here.

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Home Maintenance

  • Martin Keegan, Managing Director of Smart Home Solutions writes :-

    Here at SMART Home Solutions we aim to provide a whole lot more than just a regular Handyman Service.

    Our services range from painting and decorating, installing kitchens and bathrooms, general home and garden maintenance and we also offer an out-sourced typing and administration service. And any other jobs that we can do to make your life easier and take work off your hands, we're always happy to help.

    We are a husband and wife partnership with many years of experience and expertise in the areas we are promoting and we offer very competitive rates for a professional, reliable and trustworthy service.

    We are keen to promote our business to local communities in order to utilise our skills and experience to benefit anyone from the elderly to working parents and also small businesses that are struggling to manage day to day tasks, we also aim to appeal to people in particular those who may feel vulnerable to having odd job men in their home or families that lead busy lifestyles (where people simply do not have the time or expertise to perform DIY tasks).

    "Our goal is to provide the best service at affordable prices"

    We always offer a free assessment in order to provide a quotation and this helps us to tailor our services to our customers exact needs. It is important to us that our customers get exactly what you want out of SMART Home Solutions.

    Our contact details are as follows :-
    Mob: 07979 385247
    Tel: 01630 656434

  • R.A.W.Precision Ltd

    The business card for R.A.W.Precision Ltd can be found here.

    R.A.W.Precision Ltd are recommended by Les Wright of Fields View.

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Jolly Lollies Ice Cream Van

  • Ice Cream Van service

    Tim Smith says:-

    To the community of Audlem, Cheshire and surrounding areas, I would like to introduce Jolly Lollies to you.

    My small business is based in Audlem, Cheshire. I invested in an old ice cream van and over the past year have renovated it into something I am proud to serve my delicious ice creams, retro ice lollies and cold drinks.

    I am keen to indulge myself into the community through summer fates, fayres and communal events whilst you indulge in our delicious Mr Whippy's.

    Whatever event you are planning, weddings, birthday parties, summer fates, I would love to be apart of it and I think Jolly Lollies is the sweet treat you’d be missing out on!

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me on (Tim) 07468586557. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Tim can also be contacted using

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  • Santosha Kennels

    Adam Crossley writes :-

    David, Susan and Adam Crossley run Santosha Kennels and Cattery in Longhill Lane, offering modern, heated, spacious accommodation for all breeds of dog and cat from day boarding to long term. All our boarders have lots of friendly, experienced human contact with daily walks for dogs and playtime for cats. Open 6½ days a week, we are also a collection point for It's A Pet Thing, a click and collect service offering over 18,000 pet products.

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  • Greenacre Countryside/Landscape

    Greenacre Countryside/Landscape are recommended by Les Wright of Fields View.

    They are based in Holmes Chapel, and you can find their business card here.


  • Holdfast Security Systems

    Holdfast Security Systems are recommended by Charlie Foster of Smithy House

    They are based in Crewe, and you can find their website here.

Marina (canal)

  • Overwater Marina

    The award-winning OverWater marina (opened 2010) is just beyond the extreme western point of Hankelow

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  • Plant Fairs

    Martin and Janet Blow write :-

    Martin & Janet Blow of Yew Tree House organise specialist plant fairs throughout Cheshire and surrounding areas including Dorothy Clive Garden, Cholmondeley Castle and Hodnet Hall. The fairs offer great value for money and attract the cream of independent plant growers from near and far. Details of this year’s fairs can be found on

Septic Tank services

  • John Reeves Waste Management

    John Reeves Waste Management is recommended by Charlie Foster of Smithy House, who has employed their services satisfactorily three times.

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Transport Services

  • Medical Transport Service

    If you need to get to a health appointment but have difficulty with transport then please contact us to see if we can assist you. Telephone 01270 747163 at any time and leave a message and we will get back to you, or call into ADCA’s office in the Public Hall Annexe on Cheshire Street on Monday and Thursday mornings between 10 a.m. and 12 noon.

  • Community and Flexible Transport Services.

    Community, voluntary and flexible transport services include services for older people, disabled people or people who do not have access to a car and who live in rural areas without bus services.

    This is a service provided by Cheshire East Council, and further information can be found here.

  • Bus services

    Information about bus services can be found here.

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Touring Caravan Parks

    If you know of anyone who wishes to bring a touring caravan to the area, the following sates are nearby.

  • Sunny Side Touring Park

    The Sunny Side Touring Park in Coole Lane has been recommended by Lynn Morear.

  • Overwater Marina Caravan Site & Holiday Lodges

    There are also touring pitches and holiday lodges at Overwater Marina .

TV Aerials Installers and Repairers

  • A1 Aerial Services

    Further details can be found here.

    A1 Aerial Services are recommended by Charlie Foster of Smithy House.

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Window replacement

  • Phil Weston (Windows)

    Not exactly local, but Phil Weston (Windows) of Leek is recommended by Charlie Foster. Charlie says "I am very pleased with the work they did for me. They completed the installation of the 3 large windows in a morning, and took the old windows away with them for disposal. They gave me a quote and the final price was exactly what they quoted."

    Their website address is

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Wine Tasting Events

  • The Wine Wagon Ltd.

    Rachel Roberts writes :-

    "Your At Home Wine Experience"

"Private hire wine tasting events hosted by your personal sommelier from the comfort of your own home in a fun and interactive setting. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries and small corporate events.

"We have curated a list of themed events for you to choose from or bespoke packages are available.

"Prices range from £20 per person, this includes six bottles of wine, some light nibbles, interactive place mats and a flavour card. If we don't use all the wine, we will leave the contents for you to enjoy (not a drop will be wasted and you even get out of the washing up)! We recommend a min 6 - max 14 guests to ensure you get the most out of your experience."

You can find the The Wine Wagon website here.
Instagram and Facebook: @TheWineWagonLtd

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Page last updated  19th August 2023