Sandbach band to mark heritage with free concert

Sandbach’s world famous Foden’s Band is to perform a free concert to mark its rich heritage. In 2016 Foden’s were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project More »


Sandbach woman’s African mountain challenge

An inspirational Sandbach woman has taken on Africa’s highest mountain in the name of charity. Mum of three Andrea Sheardown, 45, this month went on an expedition to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, More »


Jodrell Bank could get World Heritage status

Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019. The Observatory, part of the University of Manchester, is home to the Grade I Listed More »

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Foxes hunt success in top league

Elworth CC’s first XI are in the nets and anticipating a successful season in the top flight of club cricket. Last season’s excellent performances saw the Foxes promoted to the North Staffs More »

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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 »

Police probe sudden death in Sandbach

Police were called to an address in Townfields in Sandbach at 6.48am on Thursday March 8 following reports of a man collapsed in a doorway.

The man had sadly died and police are in the early stages of establishing the circumstances.

As part of the investigation a 38-year-old woman has been arrested and is helping police with their enquiries.

Vulnerable Sandbach pensioner targeted by callous thieves

Police are appealing for information after callous thieves targeted a vulnerable pensioner in Sandbach.

Sometime between 5pm and 5.20pm on Tuesday February 20 the victim, an elderly woman in her 90’s, was visited at her Congleton Road home by a man claiming to be a workman.

The man told the victim that he needed to go inside the property to check the taps in the kitchen.

Sandbach festival to benefit from major grant


Sandbach Transport Festival has received a major cash injection to secure its future.

The annual festival, together with the Traction Crewe event, will benefit from financial investment over the next three years, following successful pilot events last year to introduce more families to the arts.

Cheshire East Council, in partnership with Crewe Town Council, Sandbach Transport Festival and Fleetwood Festival of Transport, has secured a £528,467 Arts Council grant to help stimulate enthusiasm for the arts.

Sandbach street attack by teenagers

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by three youths in Sandbach.

The victim, a 20-year-old local man, was walking along London Road at approximately 10.30pm on Friday January 26 when he was approach by two teenage girls and one teenage boy.

The teenagers, all believed to be between ages of 15 and 17, subsequently assaulted the man, hitting him in the face and stomach.

Sandbach band to mark heritage with free concert


Sandbach’s world famous Foden’s Band is to perform a free concert to mark its rich heritage.

In 2016 Foden’s were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project that would see the band digitise its historical artefacts, original 78’s recordings, as well as original manuscripts.

On top of this, training would be provided in how do deal with historical documents and digitisation.

Sandbach hosts holocaust memorial

P1030191 Holocaust Memorial Service at Sandbach 26 Jan 2018

Sandbach staged a poignant service of remembrance to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day.

Cheshire East Mayor Arthur Moran and Sandbach Mayor Martin Forster led members of the public, local schoolchildren and civic dignitaries in a special Act of Remembrance.

The ceremony at Sandbach Town Hall included personal testaments from two women survivors of the Holocaust, sisters Sonja Sternberg, 91, and Gisela Feldman, 94.

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