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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.

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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

Changes to Bus Services

A series of changes to bus services across Cheshire East will be taking place from 1st April following the Council’s Bus Review and other changes to commercial (non-subsided) bus services. The full list of all changes and new timetables can be found on the following link: http://www.cheshireeast.

Forecourt changes at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Express Drop Off Map 2018 Emphasising Jet Parks 1 As passenger numbers have grown, we have increasingly experienced major congestion problems on our Terminal forecourts, made worse by a high percentage of visitors repeatedly recirculating at peak times. Although we have invested i

Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 27th March 2018

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 27th March 2018 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 questio

Mid Cheshire Against HS2 – March 2018 Update

Dear Councillors Please find attached an update on the current situation with regard to HS2 Phase 2b and it's potential affect on Cheshire, we intend to publish these updates on a regular basis in the future. Without doubt the main impact of HS2 will be felt by those areas within close proximity t

Draft Minutes: Parish Council Meeting 27th February 2018

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday 27th February 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

New PCSO has reintroduced surgeries at primary and high schools

POLICE Community Support Officer Liz Chesters is looking to engage with young people and find out what they would like to see from her as their PCSO. PCSO Chesters cover the Dane Valley and Brereton Rural area, which includes Holmes Chapel, Goostrey and Cranage. She started her role in September, an

Agenda: Parish Council 27th February 2018

You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 27th February 2018 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 ques