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The Mid Cheshire Business Awards

The Mid Cheshire Business Awards are being held for the first time this September in collaboration between Newsquest Media (which owns the Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich Guardians) and...

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Council seeks views on a borough-wide Play Strategy

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched a public consultation to seek views on a draft Play Strategy for the Borough.

The draft strategy has been developed in close collaboration...

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Global technology company expands in Winsford

A high-tech company which supplies watertight, fire and blast-proof doors for the Royal Navy’s fleet has opened a new manufacturing base in Winsford.

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Cheshire West and Chester Council recommends new Chief Executive

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Staffing Committee has today, 11th May 2016, recommended the appointment of Gerald Meehan, currently Strategic Director of Children’s Services, as the...

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Health Sector Business Opportunities Breakfast

Are you a small business that needs to get your innovative products and services into the healthcare sector? Then our healthcare sector business opportunities breakfasts offer the...

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Northwich bus service rescued

Following the announcement by a local bus company to stop running the number 45 bus service between Northwich and Warrington, discussions with Cheshire West and Chester Council have provided...

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Council spends more than a penny on refurbishment of Northwich toilets

 

Toilets in the centre of Northwich have had a spring makeover and are now open again following a major refurbishment arranged by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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2016 Employability Day

The first national UK Employability Day will take place this year on Friday 15 April. This is a day for the employment...

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‘Imaginative and prudent’ budget ratified by Council

Cheshire West and Chester Councillors last week, Thursday 25 February, backed a four-year plan to bridge a £57.2m funding gap while protecting the services most valued by residents.

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Robot event proves to be a smashing success

Robots Live event organised as part of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) exhibition, proved to a smashing success with one robot lover...

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Consultation: Views invited on playing pitch provision

Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched a consultation to carry out a comprehensive review of the borough’s playing pitch provision.

The consultation will take into account...

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Northwich Apprenticeships Jobs and Careers Fair

Thursday 25 February 2016, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Held at the Northwich Memorial Court, Chesterway, Northwich, CW9 5QJ

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Council backs campaign for biggest ever clean-up of the country

Cheshire West and Chester Council is supporting a campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities.

‘Clean for The Queen’ aims to give the country a...

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Essential Northwich roundabout upgrade works start soon

The next step in a multi-million pound scheme to upgrade one of Northwich’s busiest junctions is due to take place shortly, following essential utility company diversion works which have...

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Track public consultation gets a boost

Some of the country’s rising stars of athletics have been getting behind plans for a Mid Cheshire Community sports track.

Scores of athletes from Vale Royal Athletics Club were among...

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Dane Street Bridge lane closures

As part of the Northwich Town Centre Flood Defence Scheme, the Environment Agency will begin the construction of flood defences across Dane Street Bridge next month.

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Talk aims to give new perspective for Holocaust Memorial Day (Northwich Library)

Two events organised at Cheshire West and Chester Libraries will give a new perspective on the Holocaust to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January.

Well-known Cheshire...

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Robots go into battle to boost electrical goods recycling

Robots Live is coming as part of Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) exhibition.

The free event on Sunday, January 17, will promote...

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Looking to recruit apprentices in 2016?

Why not attend the West Cheshire apprenticeship event on Thursday 25 February 2016, 6-9pm at Northwich Memorial Court.

This will be a great opportunity to talk to young people and their...

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New running routes officially opened in Northwich

Five new 3-2-1 running routes have been opened in Northwich Woodlands with help from Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Mid Cheshire Regeneration Team.

The team has been working...

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Major £1.4M conservation project for dozens of historic timber-framed buildings in Northwich town centre

The go-ahead has been given for a £1.418M major conservation scheme to improve dozens of older timber-framed buildings in Northwich town centre.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)...

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Lostock Gralam CE Primary School Eco Group helps out at Townshend Road Play Area

Green-fingered primary school children have lent a helping hand to brighten up Townshend Road play area in Lostock Gralam.

The children from Lostock Gralam CE Primary School planted...

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Community gives views on rail, road and buses

Hundreds of local people have been put in the driving seat after taking part in a transport study that will help shape Winsford’s future.

Over 500 people took part in the public consultation...

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Event: Industry and Art; Lion Salt Works Museum

Industry and Art
Saturday 20 February – 2.30pm
Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, CW9 6ES

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Volunteers can help look after local footpaths

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Greenspace Team is looking for volunteers to help them look after footpaths in their local area.

The Footpath Warden Scheme will help to identify...

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Lion Salt Works Museum scoops two awards in one night

The Lion Salt Works Museum near Northwich has won its third and fourth prestigious awards since opening less than six months ago, when it won ‘Best Newcomer’ at last week’s Marketing...

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Community consultation events: Hartford Campus development

Sports teams, community groups and residents in Mid Cheshire are being asked to sign-up to be involved in an exciting project to create a professional-style athletics track at Hartford Campus...

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Residents are reminded to have their say about future plans being developed for Winsford town centre and Transport Strategy

Residents are reminded to give their views on the emerging proposals identified in the Winsford Development Framework and the Transport Strategy documents, which help deliver the ambitions...

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New marina for Winsford

Work on the £81,000 new riverside marina in Winsford is now complete and the facilities at Winsford Flash are now open for use by boating enthusiasts.

The project is part of the Winsford...

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Consultation on draft Station Quarter Development Brief

The ‘Station Quarter’ is identified in the Winsford Neighbourhood Plan as a new urban extension to the town, reaching from the station down to the flashes. The area is earmarked...

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Residents urged to have their say about future plans being developed for Winsford town centre

Winsford in the next 15 years is under the spotlight as Cheshire West and Chester Council ask residents for their views about key themes for the town centre and transport links.

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Major consultation invites residents to help shape the future of their community

Residents are being invited to have their say about the Council’s priorities for the next four years and how they should be funded against a challenging financial backdrop.

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Residents urged to have their say over proposals for ‘Winsford Station Quarter’

Winsford residents are being invited to give their views about housing proposals for the ‘Station Quarter’ area of the town.

The Winsford Neighbourhood Plan sets out a vision for...

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Community partnership to deliver a new athletics track is under starter’s orders

SPORTS teams, community groups and residents in Mid Cheshire are being asked to sign up to be involved in an exciting project to create a professional-style athletics track at Hartford Campus.

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Wonderful watercolour takes pride of place at Northwich Library

Northwich Library will be displaying a fantastic new watercolour painting, thanks to local artist Gordon Wilkinson.

Northwich Library staff spotted a picture of the painting in Cheshire...

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Memorial Court receives a grand opening by Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE

Crowds gathered for an action-packed weekend at the official opening of Northwich Memorial Court by Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE.

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New initiative to improve a Northwich neighbourhood starts with a clean-up

A new ‘Whole Place’ partnership has been launched to improve Castle in Northwich and to transform the area.

Cheshire West and Chester Council, Weaver Vale Housing Trust and Northwich...

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So much to see and do this autumn in the Exhibitions and Events guide

The new West Cheshire Exhibitions and Events programme is now available, offering an exciting range of activities across the museum sites in Chester and Northwich, from Samurai Arms and Armour...

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Olympian Sharron Davies MBE to make a splash at Memorial Court grand opening

Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE will officially open Northwich Memorial Court this Saturday (September 26) during an action-packed weekend of celebrations.

The silver medallist will...

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Advance utility works begin to prepare for major Northwich roundabout scheme

Advance utility works begin this week until the end of the year, ahead of the multi-million pound project to improve the A559 Chester Way/Leicester Street roundabout in Northwich.

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Have your say on cultural services in the borough

Cheshire West and Chester Council is asking for views on the future of its cultural services, which include libraries, museums, arts, events and historic environment (archaeology).

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Knights Grange Play Area improvements unveiled

A £170,000 improvement scheme has been unveiled at Knights Grange Play Area, Winsford.

Funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the design and installation features contemporary...

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The new Northwich Heritage Open Day is set for September 12

New for this year the Northwich Heritage Open Day on September 12 promises a huge range of free activities including walks, talks, tractor rides and crafts.

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Saltscape Project Manager

2 year contract

36.25 hours per week

Location: Northwich

Salary:  £26,500
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Redevelopment spotlight falls on Watling Street and Weaver Square

The redevelopment spotlight for the continuing regeneration of Northwich town centre could fall on Watling Street and Weaver Square – if the plans are backed by the Council’s Cabinet on...

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Lion Salt Works is a star film location and hosts its first international filming

The Lion Salt Works Museum is an “excellent” location for film and photoshoots according to Creative England, hosts of one of England’s leading databases of film and photography locations....

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Northwich’s new sports pitch takes shape

Northwich’s newest sporting facility is starting to take shape.

Construction is now underway at Moss Farm Leisure Complex on a state-of-the-art 3G pitch.

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Hartford and Helsby neighbourhood plans reach publication stage

Two proposed neighbourhood plans for Hartford and Helsby have both reached an important stage in their development.

They have both been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council...

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Are you one of the best businesses in Cheshire?

The following is a re-production of a media release from the University of Chester issued on Monday 3 August, 2015

Nominations are now open for the High Sheriff’s...

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ISG Construction Supply Chain Open Day

Wednesday, 19 August 2015 from 8:00am to 12:30pm

 

ISG in partnership with Cheshire West & Chester Council and Mid Cheshire College Winsford CW7 4AA 

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Sandiway’s historic Round Tower officially opened

Sandiway’s historic Round Tower was officially unveiled on the morning of July 27 at a celebration event with local residents.

It included an official ribbon cutting ceremony by the...

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Next steps unveiled in multi-million pound scheme to upgrade Northwich roundabout

The next steps in a multi-million pound scheme to upgrade one of Northwich’s busiest roundabouts have been unveiled.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has completed a review of proposals...

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Heritage Open Days celebrations in September

Heritage Open Days has been officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Hugo Deynem, at Chester’s Cross with representatives portraying some of this year’s anniversaries.

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Children try out the new Townshend Road Play Area in Lostock Gralam

An £80,000 improvement scheme is now complete at the Townshend Road Play Area in Lostock Gralam.

Children from Lostock Gralam CE Primary School Eco Committee, together with Council...

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Pupils go on a butterfly safari at the Lion Salt Works

The Lion Salt Works in Marston welcomed young lepidopterists from Sandiway Primary School to trial a new learning activity.

The Lion Salt Works Learning and Community Officer Lorna...

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Celebration event arranged for completed Sandiway Round Tower

Sandiway’s historic Round Tower is once again standing proud on its original roadside site and an event has been planned to celebrate with local residents.

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Lion Salt Works Museum ‘celebration’ event is a winner

A special celebration event was held yesterday (Monday 13 July) to thank people responsible for the successful restoration and refurbishment of the Lion Salt Works Museum, near Northwich in...

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Agri-tech innovation funding opportunities: apply now

10th July 2016

Business and research organisations are invited to apply for funding from the Agri-Tech Catalyst to develop solutions to industry challenges.

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Refurbishment of Minster Close play area in Winsford is given the official seal of approval

A £55,000 refurbishment of Minster Close play area in Winsford has been given the official seal of approval.

A partnership made up of Cheshire West and Chester Council, FCC Environment...

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Council and primary schools join together to fight congestion and parking problems at peak times

Cheshire West and Chester Council Road Safety Officers and primary schools are joining together to tackle parking problems outside schools at peak times of the day.

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Council and Citizens Advice organise joint-events for Scams Awareness Month

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Trading Standards Team and Cheshire West Citizens Advice are calling on residents to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever...

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Temporary subway closure in Northwich

The subway at the junction of Watling Street and Chester Way in Northwich – opposite the Seafarer – will be closed to the public from Wednesday 1 July to allow essential maintenance...

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Works progressing at Barons Quay development

Construction work at the Barons Quay development is continuing apace and the images below show the anchor foodstore – Asda – beginning to take shape.

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Residents asked to take part in National Highways and Transport Survey

A random sample of residents will have a questionnaire posted through their letter box, asking for their views about Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Highways and Transport services.

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Young people can volunteer to help children in the Summer Reading Challenge

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Libraries Service is looking for volunteers between the ages of 13 and 24 to help with this year’s Summer Reading...

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Lion Salt Works Museum wins prestigious heritage construction award on the day it opens to the public

On the first day of opening to the public (Friday 5 June), Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works Museum based near Northwich, has shown it is ‘worth its salt’...

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One-way traffic signals to remain on Acton Swing Bridge until Tuesday

Traffic signals are to remain in place until the early hours of Tuesday June 23 as repairs continue on Acton Swing Bridge on the A49 near Weaverham....

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The wait is over as Lion Salt Works Museum is re-born after £10M restoration

Cheshire’s Lion Salt Works Museum will show it is ‘worth its salt’ at a press opening at 9am on Friday 29 May. Painstakingly restored and refurbished, the almost derelict site based...

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Lion Salt Works preview days kick off with the opening of WREN-funded play area

The Lion Salt Works, Marston, near Northwich is nearing completion after a four-year £10m restoration with the finishing of an imaginative and exciting play area, thanks to a £54,000 grant...

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Winnington Avenue in Northwich to be closed for essential sewer works

Winnington Avenue in Northwich is to undergo main sewer renewal work, resulting in a 13 week closure.

Work begins next Monday (18 May) with the road being closed between the junctions...

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Barons Quay artist offers unique insight into her work

The story behind the showpiece art installation at the heart of Northwich’s £80m Barons Quay scheme is to be revealed at a special event hosted by the artist herself.

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Lion Salt Works to host its first theatrical performance

Tickets are now on sale for the first theatrical performance to be staged at the soon-to-be opened Lion Salt Works.

Canadian company Theatre...

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Council launches a series of free cycle training courses for children and adults during the Easter break

Cheshire West and Chester Council is launching a series of free cycle training courses throughout the Easter holiday for both children and adults.

The courses are being held on April...

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A new partnership is formed to connect businesses and the community

A new partnership has been created to connect charities and community groups with businesses in Mid-Cheshire.

Led by the Mid Cheshire Development Board, the partnership comprises Cheshire...

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Networking event offers business boost for local manufacturing firms

 

Several of the borough’s leading manufacturing businesses came together for a pioneering networking event organised by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

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Gymnastics ‘Centre of Excellence’ plan revealed for Northwich’s Moss Farm

An exciting concept to create a gymnastics ‘centre of excellence’ at Northwich’s Moss Farm has been unveiled.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is working with Cheshire Gymnastics...

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Final designs revealed for Winsford’s new-look Knight’s Grange play area

Final designs for a refurbished play area at Knight’s Grange have been unveiled following extensive consultation with the local community.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has developed...

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Work begins on two major studies to shape the future of Winsford

Work is beginning on two major studies to guide the future regeneration of Winsford.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has appointed two sets of consultants to each produce a key strategy...

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Northwich motorists advised of A556 Chester Road lane closure due to Round Tower rebuild

A lane closure will be in place on the A556 Chester Road in Cuddington from Monday (March 9) as work begins rebuilding the historic Round Tower.

As a result, it will not be possible...

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Celebrations as countdown begins to Memorial Court opening

The countdown is on to the grand unveiling of Northwich’s iconic new entertainment and leisure venue.

With the stage set for the opening of Memorial Court in just a few weeks’ time,...

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‘New dawn’ for Northwich as town leaders celebrate Barons Quay regeneration

An exciting new dawn for Northwich was hailed today (Monday 16 February) as town leaders gathered to celebrate the start of construction on the Barons Quay development.

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Major milestone for Barons Quay development as CPO is granted

Cheshire West and Chester Council has been granted a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the remaining land required for the Barons Quay development.

The official notice will appear...

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Work to start next month on Round Tower rebuild

Work will start next month (March) on returning Sandiway’s historic Round Tower to its original roadside site.

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Final designs for the new Townshend Road play area, Lostock Gralam unveiled

Final designs for Lostock Gralam’s Townshend Road play area have been unveiled following extensive consultation with the local community.

The £80,000 improvement scheme will see...

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Views sought for improving the Knight’s Grange play area in Winsford

Children, teenagers and families are being asked to share their ideas for improving the Knight’s Grange Play Area in Winsford.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is launching a public...

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