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.
Eighteen residents, seven Venture Scouts and their leader attended a litter pick on Sunday 15th April . The scouts concentrated on the open land between the A50 and Needham Drive including the football fields. The families covered the other open space to the north of Needham Drive and Lawrence
Healthwatch Cheshire West and Healthwatch Cheshire East, the local independent consumer champions for Health and Social Care services in Cheshire, are conducting a survey to help us to establish our priorities for the coming year. Each year we ask the public what issues and areas you would like us t
If you are a Cranage resident and would like to receive regular news from Cheshire Police, Action Fraud (the national agency for the prevention of fraud, especially online) and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, please join. I also try to provide updates of any local incidents. Just email me, stev
Are you a carer?Do you care for somebody over 18?Do you use carer respite in Cheshire East?We would really like to hear your views!Cheshire East Council is holding an event for Carers, we would like to hear your views about carer respite and what support is appropriate to meet your needsThe event wi
A CONTROVERSIAL scheme to build a sand quarry has moved closer to reality after councillors approved it despite fierce opposition from residents. Belgian company Sibelco wants to extract 3.3 million tonnes of silica sand from Rudheath Lodge Farm over a 12-year period, with a further two years to com
Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 27th March 2018 at Cranage Village Hall. Download Minutes Part 1 Present Councillor R Hurst (who chaired the meeting), Councillor R J Hocknell Councillor J Swithenbank, Councillor M Hodge, Councillor G Morgan, Councillor M Cohen, Councillor D Ben
Read Parish Newsletter - April 2018
As part of the Cheshire East Council budget setting for 2018-19, it was agreed that we should consult on proposals to charge for new and replacement bins in Cheshire East as is the case in many other authorities. Currently, we are supplying 10,000 new or replacement bins per year at a cost of almost