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.
All your Councillors took part in Code Of Conduct training on Friday 19th January. The training was carried out by a Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd The lead trainer was Mr Paul Hoey from West Yorkshire and Ms Natalie Ainscough,who are specialists in the field Hoey Ainscough Associates Ltd was set
You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 16th January 2018 at 7.30pm at Cranage Village Hall, CW4 8EQ Download Agenda Quote A Quote B Quote C AGENDA Declaration Of Interest To receive any declarations of interest Part 1- Public and Press Present The Chairman will adjourn the meeti
December 2017 Project update This is a short seasonal update for December 2017 before we close down for the Christmas break. So far this year we have made great progress by completing the central reserve construction works, as well as making good gains on the extensive drainage upgrade in the verges
M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway - planned closures 7th December –21st December Please note these timings do not include any unplanned emergency works which could happen at any time, in any lane within this project  Date Duration Details Allow an extra Thursday 7th December 10pm – 6am M6 nort
Download Minutes Declaration of Interest All Councillors present requested a dispensation in order to resolve the precept for 2018/19 - agenda item 10. The proper officer approved the dispensation. Councillor M Hodge - 17/3605W and 17/5506C Public Forum 4 members present. The Clerk was asked
There is a vacancy for a Councillor for the Parish of Cranage. An election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the said Electoral area give notice to the Returning Officer requesting such an election within 14 days (excluding Saturdays Sundays and Bank Holidays) of the date of this
M6 J16-19 Smart Motorway - planned closures 30th November –17th December Please note these timings do not include any unplanned emergency works which could happen at any time, in any lane within this project  Date Duration Details Allow an extra Thursday 30th November 10pm – 6am M6 no
You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 28th November 2017 at 7.30pm at Cranage Village Hall, CW4 8EQ Download Agenda 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 f