Welcome to our website for Cranage Parish Council.

Cranage is situated in rural Cheshire and although much of its area comprises farmland, it is close to the M6 at J18.  Manchester International Airport is about 45 minutes’ drive and there is a rail link from nearby Holmes Chapel to the airport, to Manchester and to Crewe main line station, there is also a station in Goostrey.

There are two shops in Cranage (Lowe’s farm shop and Boundary Store, a small general store) and a 9 hole golf course. Within 2 miles is the village of Holmes Chapel with more shops, post office, banks, pubs, primary and secondary schools, a veterinary surgery and an excellent health centre. The village of Goostrey, also within 2 miles, has two pubs, some small shops and a part time post office. Should you be unfortunate enough to require A&E, departments can be found in Macclesfield or Leighton (Crewe).

The Village Hall, a lovely old building, is well used by the Playgroup, the Art club and the Bridge club with regular whist drives and specialist events such as wine tasting evenings, which are often over-subscribed.

The area is a ramblers’ delight with many public footpaths through pretty countryside.

The Old Vicarage Hotel, originally built in the 17th century, provided accommodation for visitors and travellers. Currently it serves food and drink to its customers. The Swan Inn, an earlier source of accommodation, changed purpose many years ago and is now Swan Farm. Cranage Hall offers accommodation and there are several B&Bs in the area. Theatres and cinemas can be found in a number of surrounding towns and of course in Manchester.


Cranage Village Defibrillator Locations.

There are now in total 3 defibrillators in Cranage Village. These are sited at:
Cranage Hall Hotel, Cranage, Crewe CW4 8EW
Woodside Golf Club, Knutsford Road, Cranage, Holmes Chapel CW4 8HJ
Holly House Estate, Middlewich Road, Cranage, Middlewich, CW10 9LT

Latest News

Agenda Parish Council Meeting 27th June 2017

Download Agenda 27.06.17 AGENDA Declaration Of Interest To receive any declarations of interest Part 1- Public and Press Present The Chairman will adjourn the meeting to allow questions from members of the public to last no longer than 15 minutes. After questions the Chairman will reconvene the Pari

Notice of 50MPH Speed Limited

Please find attached notice of making along with a copy of the plan for the introduction of a 50mph speed limit on Northwich Road/New Platt Lane, Cranage. NOTICE OF MAKING CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL (NORTHWICH ROAD & NEW PLATT LANE, CRANAGE) (50MPH SPEED LIMIT) ORDER 2017 C1604CON863-01

M6 Emergency Closure J16-17

Please be advised that the Northbound carriageway on the M6 J16-17 will be closed tonight 7th June between 10pm-6am for emergency carriageway repairs. The recent heavy rain has caused the surface to break up, a temporary repair was carried out yesterday with a more through repair planned for tonight

Draft Minutes Cranage Parish Council 30th May 2017

Draft Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 30th May 2017 at Cranage Village Hall. Download Minutes 49/17 Election of Chairman for 2017/18 Resolved Councillor R Hurst was elected as Chairman for the ensuing year. The Acceptance of Office was signed.   Cllr R Hurst welcomed every

Agenda Cranage Parish Council 30th May 2017

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 30th May 2017 at 7.30pm at Cranage Village Hall, CW4 8EQ Download Agenda AGENDA Election of Chairman 2017/18 To appoint a chairman for ensuing year Declaration Of Interest To receive any declarations of interest Part 1- Public and Press Pre

Murder, dancing, BBQs and Beer…

What's going on with all things 'Village Hall'...It's been a busy couple of months at Village Hall HQ. We've pulled off an amazingly successful Murder Mystery evening. We're busily planning the in's and out's of the Under 12's disco and we've been testing the beers for the Bank Holiday beer festiva