DSC03903 NEWS Day of Dance 9 Sept 2017

Fitting finale for Sandbach’s Day of Dance

by Stewart Green The final Day of Dance in Sandbach got off a very wet start on September 9. But a bright afternoon in the town centre saw nine groups of morris More »

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Green fingered residents show off their produce

by Stewart Green Members of the Sandbach Allotment Society staged an open day at their site at Yeowood Farm this month. The group held the weekend event in Ettiley Heath to give growers More »


Sandbach man steps up for charity

A Sandbach grandfather has raised £4,000 for the Stroke Association by walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats in separate stages. Stephen Davies, 73, was inspired to take on the walking challenge More »


Sandbach parents protest planned school cuts

Hundreds of parents took to the streets of Sandbach last month to campaign against school funding cuts. The government has announced a new national formula for schools to address ‘inconsistent’ funding levels, which More »

SpareParts Festival – a performance of STEAM by The Urban Playground

Sandbach festival proves a hit

By Jonathan White The 27th Sandbach Transport Festival proved a hit once again, attracting hundreds of visitors to the town last month. This free event included a large vehicle display with trucks, classic More »


Sandbach man on Asian mission

A Sandbach fire cadet leader, who is raising funds for a school project in Nepal, has headed to Asia with his bike to help with fundraising. Cycling in temperatures of over 30 More »

New look Sandbach choir marks a milestone

Sandbach Voices has changed its name to the Sandbach Choral Society.

Formed in Sandbach in 1947 Sandbach Voices was originally known as the Belmont Choir.

The choir is making the latest change so people will have a better idea of what kind of music they perform.

Fitting finale for Sandbach’s Day of Dance

DSC03903 NEWS Day of Dance 9 Sept 2017

by Stewart Green

The final Day of Dance in Sandbach got off a very wet start on September 9.

But a bright afternoon in the town centre saw nine groups of morris dancers perform to crowds of onlookers.

Organisers Lynn Purcell and Ray Archer have decided to call it a day after seven years of this spectacle in the Sandbach diary.

Sandbach Striders hit the streets for annual 10k

P1020506 NEWS 2017 Sandbach Striders 10k event 10 Sept 2017

by Stewart Green

Sandbach Striders staged their tenth annual 10k run in Sandbach last week.

The adult race was accompanied by a 2k fun run for youngsters.

The events attracted some 249 adult runners and 60 young competitors to the streets of Bradwall.

Sandbach residents group calls for independent enquiry

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A Sandbach residents group has called on the Government to launch an enquiry into Cheshire East Council.

Members of the Hands Off Our Sandbach group have created an online petition to be handed in to Secretary of State Sajid Javid.

The petition, which had more than 1,700 signatures as we went to press, calls for an independent inquiry following the falsification of air quality data at the council.

Sandbach charity’s railway lifeline


Sandbach charity Railway Children has celebrated opening a new Child Help Desk at Salem Station in India.

Launched in partnership with Southern Railways, the help desk is aimed at keeping hundreds of children safe from the dangers of the streets.

The busy and chaotic stations often provide a home for thousands of desperate children that struggle to survive.

Macau students drop into Sandbach

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Students and teachers from Macau were the guests of the Rotary Club of Sandbach this month.

The visit was the idea of Rotarian Eric Cowcill, currently Rotary District Governor, and a member of the Sandbach club.

After sightseeing in London the group came up to Cheshire where they were accommodated at Petty Pool Outdoor Centre at Sandiway.

Macau, a special administrative region of China, has a population of 600,000 living in an area the size of Sandbach.

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