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.
Minutes of the Parish Council extraordinary meeting held on Saturday 4th November 2017 @ 10.00am in the Academy Room at Holmes Chapel Community Centre. Download Minutes Declaration of Interest Councillor M Hodge - 17/3605W Public Forum 3 members present. A member of the public commented that
The Parish Council would like to thank the local residents for planting daffodil bulbs along Byley Lane and Crescent Road, organized by Emma Giller on Saturday. "The planting went really well and due to the large number of helpers, we managed to get all 1400 bulbs planted in 2 hours (even in the rai
The date for determining the Sibelco Rudheath Lodge Farm, Cranage application will be heard at the Strategic Planning Board Committee 20th December.
You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 4th November 2017 at 10.00 am at Holmes Chapel Community Centre – Academy Rooms. Download Document AGENDA Declaration Of Interest To receive any declarations of interest Part 1- Public and Press Present The Chairman will adjourn the meeti
SCHOOL TRANSPORT CONSULTATION Download Document In a cabinet meeting on 10th October Cheshire East Council agreed to consult on a suite of policies for supporting travel to school. The consultation documents make clear what travel support we are required to provide and we are seeking your views
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Tuesday 17th October 2017 at Cranage Village Hall. Download Minutes Declaration of Interest Councillor M Hodge & Councillor G Morgan - 17/3605W Councillor M Cohen in the footpath along the A50 Public Forum 4 members present. A resident
You are invited to attend the Parish Council Meeting on the 17th October 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 fr