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

The Great Get Together in Honour of Jo Cox

The Great Get Together will be taking place on 17th and 18th June and people across the whole of the country will be getting together to mark the first anniversary of Jo Cox’s murder on 16th June last year. Working with communities in Cheshire East we are inviting the voluntary, community and fait

Parish Meeting: Annual Draft Minutes 18th April 2017

Download Minutes Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held 18th April 2017 at Cranage Village Hall Present: Councillor R Hurst who chaired the meeting, Councillor R Hocknell, Councillor G Morgan, Councillor M Hodge and the Clerk. A member of the press was present. 18 members of the public Apologies

Twemlow Parish Council Defibrillator Training Evening

I am pleased to advise that in conjunction with NWAS – Twemlow Parish Council will soon be the holders of a defibrillator in our red phone box on the green. Rob Sharples from The Northwest Ambulance Service will be holding a training session for the use of the defibrillator on Tuesday 25th April a

J18-19 Verges

We are now working in the verges between J18-19 and we are concentrating on drainage, ducting and the construction of the ERAs (emergency refuge areas). The drainage upgrades are being carried out by contractor DG Cummins who have arranged a short hold tenancy agreement, with the owner of the proper

Minutes Cranage Parish Council 21st March 2017

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 21st March 2017 at Cranage Village Hall. Download Minutes Declaration of Interest Councillor D Madden – declared a personal interest in the at land at Middlewich Road, adult fitness area and 17/1090C Councillor M Hodge declared a personal inter