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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Young artist puts Sandbach in the picture

Christian Turner with his oil painting and card of Sandbach cobbles

By Jonathan White

Talented local artist Christian Turner has captured Sandbach on canvas.

Christian, aged 23, of Sandbach, has produced oil paintings of several scenes in the town including the Sandbach Crosses, Christmas on the cobbles, Sandbach High Street, Sandbach Almshouses, Old Hall, The Wheatsheaf, Sandbach School and St Mary’s Church.

Several of the scenes can be purchased as cards from Sandbach Cards on High Street, Ace of Cards in the Market Hall and from Sandbach Discounts on Penda Way.

Sandbach pub relaunched after revamp

Rookery Tavern, Sandbach - Publicans Jayne and David Moir

The Rookery Tavern in Sandbach has reopened following a £156,000 refurbishment by national pub company Punch.

The Elton Road pub has been given a fresh new look to improve facilities and the overall experience.

As well as full redecoration and new furniture, fixtures and fittings, the kitchen and toilets have been updated and new external signage and lighting installed.

Green fingered residents show off their produce

DSC03741 2107 Allotment Open Day 12 Aug 2017

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 a chance to show off their thriving plots.

They displayed a variety of different produce from flowers to the more traditional fruit and vegetables, which this year has provided a surplus of goods and were on sale to the public at the event.

Anger over air data manipulation in Sandbach

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A row has erupted over the ‘deliberate and systematic manipulation’ of air quality data across South Cheshire.

Earlier this month Cheshire East bosses said that planning decisions in Sandbach, Nantwich, Holmes Chapel and Congleton may have been affected by the fiddled data.

An external investigation into the falsifying of the readings has since concluded that ‘all planning applications have been granted correctly’.

Magical milestone marked in Sandbach

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by Stewart Green

Fans of the Harry Potter books and films celebrated in Sandbach last week to mark 20 year’s since the character’s screen debut.

It is two decades since the first film in the Harry Potter series reached the screens of the nation and Sandbach fans celebrated with a party at the Town Hall hosted by Laura Surgenor, conference and events officer at the town council.

With the hall divided into the various houses of Hogwarts School there was a Harry Potter quiz, food and all the children dressed up as characters from the film, with most appearing as Harry Potter himself and at least one as Voldemort.

Elworth Foxes out in front

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Elworth have opened a gap at the top of the North Staffs and South Cheshire League Divison One, following an impressive victory over Newcastle and Hartshill.

Elworth took 25 points from the encounter, ending 183/8 with Newcastle all out for 95.

The win comes on the back of a 95-run victory over Silverdale.

Foxes skipper Russ Ballard won the toss and elected to bat, showing confidence that the Elworth attack, spearheaded by Yasir Ali, Mike Holt and spinner Chris Winter, is well equipped to defend anything in excess of 180.

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