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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 »

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 »

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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 »

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MP marks milestone for Sandbach school

Sandbach MP Fiona Bruce visited St John’s Church of England Primary School to mark its 150th year. She met with pupils, their parents and grandparents, teachers and teaching assistants to celebrate the More »

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Sandbach Striders set the pace

It’s been a busy start to the summer for the Sandbach Striders. Last week saw members take to the Welsh hills in four different events, with more than 15,000 feet of ascent More »

Sandbach festival proves a hit

SpareParts Festival – a performance of STEAM by The Urban Playground

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 and vintage cars, motorbikes, bicycles, a stage performance area and children’s funfair on Scotch Common car park.

There was also a performance by Foden’s Band, an open day at Sandbach Fire Station, a road train in Sandbach Park, a hog roast by the Sandbach Round Table and the Sandbach Music Festival on the Cobbles.

Teen tearaway banned from Sandbach Park

A teenager who made the lives of people in Sandbach and Crewe a misery has been handed a criminal behaviour order banning her from parts of the towns for two years.

Konnie Looms, 18, of no fixed abode, had been causing extensive anti-social behaviour for more than a year, including assaults and criminal damage.

At Crewe Magistrates Court this month Looms was issued with the Criminal Behaviour Order, which prevents her from entering areas including The Commons, Sandbach Park, and High Street including the cobbles, unless given express permission by police to do so.

School cuts to hit Sandbach

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Schools across South Cheshire are facing funding cuts – with Sandbach schools amongst the worst hit.

Local MP Fiona Bruce travelled to London with head teachers to urge ministers to rethink proposed funding changes.

The cuts, which are expected to be phased in next year, will see Sandbach School lose £142,000, while Sandbach High will see its budget cut by £138,000.

Criminal behaviour order for Sandbach man

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A SANDBACH man, whose anti-social behaviour was making life a misery for residents and retailers, has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order.

Nathan Tarry, 33, from Middlewich Road, had the order imposed on him by South and East Cheshire Magistrates following a string of incidents from public order offences to carrying knives.

The two-year order prevents him from behaving in an anti-social manner, using foul, abusive offensive or threatening behaviour, attempting to enter vehicles without permission, refusing to leave shop, commercial premises or licensed or hospital premises if asked to leave.

Sandbach man on Asian mission

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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 degrees Ben Bradbury is currently on a 12-day cycling adventure, which will take him through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In October next year Ben will accompany a team of cadets and leaders to Nepal to build much needed classrooms at a village school, but first the group need to raise over £70,000 for the project.

Winter wonderland for charity

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Sandbach families are invited to a festive wonderland to celebrate Christmas in South Cheshire this year.

The event, based at Weston, is the work of 22-year-old business student Graham Witter and will be raising money for the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice.

This is the fourth successive year that his family home, farm buildings and garden will be transformed into a magical festive spectacle, with a visit from Santa every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening in the run up to Christmas.

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