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

Meeting with Tilon Composites 13.07.17

Meeting held 13/07/17 with Tilon Composites with regard to the possible installation of acoustic barriers to mitigate noise pollution caused by the M6 Present: Residents: Andrew Barwell, Inam Choudray, Joan Wild, Peter Wild Tilon: Chris King (Sales Director), Mike Isaacs (Business Development Manage

Draft Minutes Cranage Parish Council 9th August 2017

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 9th August 2017 at Cranage Village Hall. Download Minutes Declaration of Interest Councillor M Hodge & Councillor G Morgan - 17/3605W Councillor M Hodge - 17/3689C. Public Forum 8 members present There was general concern in relation to the r

M6 Overnight Closures 18th, 19th August

Please be advised of our next lot of full carriageway closures between J16-17, to move our traffic management out to the verges so our teams can begin working here, after successfully completing the central reserve works.   Friday August 18 and Saturday August 19 southbound M6  J17-16 Sunday A

Adoption of the Cheshire East Local Plan Strategy

I am writing to inform you that Cheshire East Council adopted the Local Plan Strategy Development Plan Document on 27 July 2017. The Local Plan Strategy now forms a key part of the statutory development plan for the borough, which is the basis for determining planning applications. The formal adopti