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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 22nd May 2018

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 22nd May 2018 at 7.30pm at Cranage Village Hall, CW4 8EQ   AGENDA   Declaration of Interest To receive any declarations of interest Election of Chairman for the ensuing year To sign the acceptance of office Part 1- Public and Pres

Neighbourhood Watch – latest national e-newsletter

Here’s the latest, national e-newsletter Our News from the Neighbourhood Watch Network – the UK’s largest crime prevention movement with 2.3 million member households across England and Wales. Inside this edition you’ll find . . . How YOU can help shape the future of Neighbourhood Watch

Parish Meeting: Annual Draft Minutes 27th April 2018

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held 27th April 2018 at Cranage Village Hall Present: Councillor R Hurst who chaired the meeting, Councillor R Hocknell, Councillor G Morgan, Councillor M Hodge, Councillor J Swithenbank, Councillor M Cohen and the Clerk.   Download Minutes Public: 11 members of

Cheshire East Council LTP Consultation 1st May – 25th June 2018

Cheshire East Council are about to consult on a new Local Transport Plan (LTP) to support key policies that promote the Council’s core objectives and outcomes. The LTP will consider all forms of transport over the next five years up to 2023, and will support the delivery of the Local Plan. Cheshi

Traffic Monitoring Data Report

We now have the report for the independent traffic survey paid for by the Parish Council. Traffic was monitored in 5 places across the Parish - Middlewich Road, Goostrey Lane, Twemlow Lane, Byley Lane and Northwich Road. The Parish Council will now consider the next actions to take with the results.

Litter Pick Success

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