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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

Meeting: VTC Consultancy

Date; 31.01.18 @ 1.30pm Present; Cllr J Swithenbank, Mr John Carruthers VTC Consultancy and the Clerk Venue   - Goostrey Leisure and site visits on road identified at the Parish Council meeting.   We met with Mr Carruthers and initially gave the background of the sites identified; Twemlow Lan

Murder, dancing, BBQs and Beer…

Hello there, nice to see you againSorry we've been away for so long... we hope 2018 is treating you well so far.We've been busily squirrelling away organising some great events for 2018. So keep your eyes peeled over the next few months for some exciting announcements.Without any further ado, he

Draft Minutes: Parish Council Meeting 16th January 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at Cranage Village Hall.   Download Minutes   Declaration of Interest Cllr M Hodge and Cllr G Morgan- 17/3605W Cllr R Hurst - Village Hall Committee Cllr D Bennett (co opted at this meeting) – FOI in relation to M6 n

Spatial Planning Update

Spatial Planning Update Document Please find attached, the tenth edition of our Spatial Planning Update. It is one of the ways that we intend to keep local councils in touch with planning policy matters affecting the Borough. A copy will also be posted on our website soon. http://www.cheshireeast.go

Councillors Code of Conduct Training

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

Agenda: Parish Council 16th January 2018

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