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

M6 Emergency Closure

Please be advised that the southbound carriageway of the M6 will be closed tonight from 10pm to 6am between junction 17 Sandbach and 16 Crewe for emergency carriageway repairs.

Legal challenge to Local Plan Strategy

You may have heard that a legal challenge has been made to the adoption of the council’s Local Plan Strategy by Muller Properties. The grounds of challenge allege that the council failed to take into account the issue relating to incorrect air quality data when adopting the Local Plan. A full and

Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 19th September 2017

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 19th September 2017 at 7.30pm at Cranage Village Hall, CW4 8EQ Download Agenda AGENDA Declaration Of Interest To receive any declarations of interest Part 1- Public and Press Present The Chairman will adjourn the meeting to allow questions

Hermitage Bridge

The repaired Hermitage bridge . It collapsed a few years ago and Cheshire East have now repaired it.