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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The Return of Trance Classics’

Reporter Jonathan White
Legendary radio and club DJ Dave Pearce made a triumphant revisit to Studio Nantwich in Nantwich on Friday 18th October 2019 with a ‘The Return of Trance Classics’ gig.

Dave made his inaugural visit to the town and Studio Nantwich on Castle Street in June this year, when his concert was enjoyed by hundreds of fans.
The creator and original presenter of BBC Radio 1's Dance Anthems, Dave has been a driving force in the UK Dance scene for many years.
He has sold more than one million mix compilation albums in the UK with numerous top five UK chart positions.
Dave continues to tour the world playing his sets and has held residencies in Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound in London and BCM in Mallorca.
Dave’s set was packed full of the dance anthems including tracks from ATB, BT, Dario G, Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Sash!, Tiesto, Moloko, The Chemical Brothers, and William Orbit.
Local DJs Daz Bailey and Alan Woodhouse warmed up the crowd with floor-filling tracks prior to Dave Pearce’s performance.
Nigel Woodhouse, Director of Operations at Studio Nantwich said: “It was fantastic to welcome Dave Pearce back to Nantwich. He is by far one of the best DJs of the iconic decade of dance - the ‘90s. He was very keen to come back as he felt the people that attended his first show in June were so passionate about the music and was keen to entertain them all again. I was both a customer and a club operator in the ‘90s and I can say in my twenty-six-year career in this industry the ‘90s were without doubt a very special time for clubs and music. Nantwich is a fantastic town with so much going on for a town of its size. I am both proud and lucky to live here and be part of it.”
The 55-track compilation album ‘Dave Pearce Trance Anthems 2’ is out now via CD, download and streaming.
Dave Pearce’s free weekly one hour podcast ‘Delirium’ featuring the hottest EDM, Progressive and Trance is available to download and stream:
For further information relating to Studio Nantwich, please visit:

Cheshire East residents will start to receive new bin collection calendars

Cheshire East residents are being reminded that their recycling and waste collection days may be changing from 4 November.

New collection schedule calendars will start to arrive from 21 October. 

These calendars have been posted to all households to give advance notice of the possible changes. These will detail a new collection schedule and the new time of 6.30am to have their bins ready for collection.

Most residents will be affected by the upcoming changes – however some may find their collection days remain the same. 

The alterations to collection days will allow Cheshire East Council, along with Ansa -Cheshire East Council’s arms-length environmental services company, to maximise the efficiency of their collections by using less vehicles over a working day. This will deliver best value to residents.

These changes are also in preparation for a new food waste recycling service, which will be introduced in January. Full details of this will be provided in the next few months.

The new collection calendar details key dates for residents to be aware of, these are:

· 4 November – changes to recycling and waste collections will take effect and bins need to be at their collection point from 6.30am;

· 23 December to 3 January – we have increased our garden waste bin winter collections to now only stop collecting between these dates;

· If your recycling or waste bin is due to be emptied on the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, please see your calendar as your collection days will change.

Councillor Brian Roberts, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for highways and waste, said: “The council is committed to improving the recycling and waste collection service for residents. These changes will allow our vehicle rounds to make our bin collections more efficient and prepare us for the new food waste service, which is being introduced in January.” 

Residents are reminded that they may be asked to place their bins out on new days from 6.30am and are encouraged to keep their new calendars safe, to remember the new dates for waste and recycling collections.

Information and reminders about the changes will feature on Cheshire East Council’s social media pages. Please follow @CheshireEastCouncil on Facebook and @CheshireEast on Twitter to keep up-to-date.

The new bin collection route information will display on the Cheshire East Council website, when they take effect from 4 November, at:  Current collection routes and information will show until this date.

Black Tie Ball’

.Reporter Jonathan White
A fund-raising ‘Black Tie Ball’ takes place on Saturday 23rd November 2019 (7pm) at Nantwich Town Football Club (The Fairfax Suite), Waterlode, Nantwich.
Tickets are £15 per person (price includes food). Please purchase tickets in advance.
The night also includes a DJ, raffle and an auction.
The dress code is suits for gentlemen and smart clothing for ladies.
Proceeds will go to ‘Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC’ partially sighted football team, who play in a visually impaired league.
For further information and to book your tickets please email:
Event organiser, Craig Acton, said: “We hope that people will come along for a fun filled night with locally sourced entertainment and enjoy the company of local people out for a great night of laughs with a smidge of sophistication. The money raised will help Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC by contributing towards reimbursing travel to help players get to tournaments that they would otherwise struggle to attend. The money will also help with obtaining equipment and branding wear under the newly reformed Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC name.”
Nantwich Town Wolves VIFC give free pan-disability football training sessions every Monday (4-5pm) at Nantwich Town FC’s 3G pitch at Nantwich Town Football Club. The sessions are open to anyone aged 16 and over with a disability.

Firelink Enewsletter - October 2019

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Firelink Enewsletter - October 2019

Welcome to the October edition of the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service e-Newsletter

Bonfire night - list of bonfires in Cheshire

It's much safer to attend an organised community bonfire - so please attend an organised event this Bonfire Night.
Most injuries throughout the bonfire period occur as a result of people building their own bonfires, and setting off their own fireworks.
Find out more - Bonfire night - list of bonfires in Cheshire

Cheshire Burn Awareness Week

We joined forces with organisations from across the country to urge people to stay safe as part of Cheshire Burn Awareness Week (14th-18th October). This week incorporated National Burn Awareness Day, which took place on 16th October.
During Cheshire Burn Awareness Week our staff were out raising awareness of the main causes of burns and scalds and showing people that the majority of accidents are avoidable.
Burns can cause physical and emotional scars to both young and elderly victims and a potential hazard such as a boiling kettle or a saucepan full of hot fat can also cause lasting damage to a person.
Find out more - Cheshire Burn Awareness Week

Are you ready for winter?

Most incidents in the home can be prevented by using common sense and taking precautions.  Winter, particularly, can be a dangerous time with the higher than usual use of candles, electrical appliances and more hazardous roads.

Candle fire safety

With the days growing darker and winter setting in, a few candles scattered round the room can lend a warm glow to an evening. But with candle fires resulting in around 350 casualties each year, we would like you to take extra care with candles this winter - nearly 40% of all fires started by candles result in a death or injury.
Find out more - Candle fire safety

Get your chimney ready for the winter

With the colder, winter months looming, people will begin to start using open fires and their chimneys again.  In order to keep you and your family safe from fire, you need to take necessary steps such as ensuring your chimney is swept regularly, depending upon what fuel you burn and we would urge all householders to have a working smoke alarm in their home.
Find out more - Get your chimney ready for the winter

Is your car ready for winter?

Of all the seasons, winter requires the most care and preparation if you're to stay safe.  Please be prepared in case the bad weather strikes in your area of Cheshire.
In snow or icy conditions, it will take longer to stop - always drive at a speed appropriate for the conditions.
In winter it's even more important to check your vehicle is well maintained and serviced.
Find out more - Is your car ready for winter?

Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

Cheshire residents are being urged to check their smoke alarms as they prepare to turn the clocks back.
The clocks go back at 2.00am on Sunday 27 October and, as summer time officially ends, we're asking people to prepare for the autumn and winter by checking their smoke alarms.
Find out more - Change your clocks and check your smoke alarms

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Queen tribute band

Reporter Jonathan White
Queen tribute band ‘QE2’ performed a fund-raising concert at Studio Nantwich on Castle Street in Nantwich on the evening of Friday 11th October 2019.
Five-piece band QE2 - lead vocals, bass/vocals, guitar/vocals, keyboard/vocals, drums - performed with love and admiration for Freddie Mercury and the musical legacy of Queen.
Songs covered included One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Magic, Under Pressure, Save Me, Somebody to Love, Killer Queen, Now I’m Here, Fat Bottomed Girls, I Want It All, Don’t Stop Me Now, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites The Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, We Will Rock You, Friends Will Be Friends, and We Are The Champions.
There was also an after-party downstairs in the Retro room.
Entry was by donation and the money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Nigel Woodhouse, Director of Operations at Studio Nantwich, said: “The QE2 guys put on an incredible show. It was a pleasure to have them at our Studio Live venue and it was great to see them after their now legendary performance on Good Friday at The Bank Stage during the Nantwich Jazz Festival. For anybody that missed either show don’t worry as they are booked in for Good Friday 2020, full line up will be announced after Christmas.”
Events in the near future at Studio Nantwich:
-Wednesday 16th October (open from 7:30pm) - Lucy Spraggan + support, Words & Music Festival. Tickets available from
-Friday 18th October (free entry before 11:30pm) – DJ Dave Pearce - ‘A Night of Trance Classics’.
-Friday 15th November (free entry before 11:30pm) – Boomin!
For further information relating to Studio Nantwich, please visit:

Musical Extravaganza’

Reporter Jonathan White
A ‘Musical Extravaganza’ fund-raising concert took place on the evening of Thursday 10th October 2019 at Wistaston Memorial Hall & Community Centre, Church Lane, Wistaston.
The concert featured Crewe Concert Band conducted by their Musical Director, Adam Shilton.
Crewe Concert Band performed a variety of music including Army of the Nile (Kenneth J. Alford), Skyfall (arr by Jay Bocook), Grease! (Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs), A Tribute to Benny Goodman (arr by Richard Hayman), Misty (Erroll Garner), Titanic (James Horner), Candle in the Wind (Elton John and Bernie Taupin), Nimrod (Edward Elgar), Queen in Concert (arr by Jay Bocook), Barnard Castle (Goff Richards), The Magic Flute Overture (Mozart), Pirates of the Caribbean (Klaus Badelt), Jerusalem (C Hubert H. Parry), You Raise Me Up (Rolf Løvland), Fame (Michael Gore), One Moment in Time (arr Frank Bernaerts), Hymn to the Fallen (John Williams), The Blues Brothers Revue (arr by Jay Bocook) and You Can’t Stop the Beat (from Hairspray, Marc Shaiman).
The band played in its usual enthusiastic, energetic and professional manner to the appreciative audience.
Welcome refreshments were provided during the interval by Audrey Astbury and her team.
There was also an information stall, staffed by George Edge-Robinson, for advice about the numerous groups and societies that use Wistaston Memorial Hall throughout the year.
A raffle was organised by Glenys White and Helen Heath and raised £52.
This most memorable occasion was enjoyed by a responsive audience.
Money raised will be shared between the Wistaston Memorial Hall and Crewe Concert Band.
Wistaston Memorial Hall was built seventy years ago this year in memory of the sixteen men from Wistaston who lost their lives in the Second World War. The concert was part of the 70th Anniversary Celebration.
A member of the hall’s management committee commented, “The concert showed what good, live music can do to inspire the players and audience to enjoy and appreciate popular tunes together.”
Crewe Concert Band rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Wistaston Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Crewe, CW2 8EZ. For further information please visit: http\:// or phone: 07933916212
Events in the near future at Wistaston Memorial Hall include:
-Tuesday 22nd October 2019 - Annual Hall Quiz.
-Sunday 10th November 2019 (3pm) - Service of Remembrance.
For further information please visit:

Quiz night

Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
The annual Wistaston Memorial Hall ‘Quiz Night’ for the Fred Lorimer trophy takes place on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 (quizzing from 7:30pm) at Wistaston Memorial Hall, Church Lane, Wistaston, CW2 8ER.
Entry fee is £12 per table of four including light refreshments.
There will also be a raffle.
Proceeds will go to the Wistaston Memorial Hall.
For team tickets please phone 07795821678 or pay at the door.

Fireworks Display

Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston
The Wistaston Community Council Fireworks Display takes place on Saturday 2nd November 2019 (6:30pm) at the Eric Swan Sports Ground/Brittles Pavilion (off Church Lane, behind Wistaston Church Lane Academy, CW2 8EZ).
6pm – Torchlight, Fancy Dress & Pumpkin Parade – Just enter on the night! (from Park Drive/Westfield Drive triangle, CW2 8EN).
6:15pm – Parade arrives at the Brittles.
6:20pm – Judging of Fancy Dress & Pumpkins.
6:30pm – Fireworks.
Entry is by donation – all profits go to local good causes.
For further information please visit or

Stunning artwork set to light up Cheshire East

A hugely-popular travelling light and sound installation is set to wow crowds in Cheshire East

Wave-Field, a world-famous interactive art installation in the form of illuminated music generating seesaws, is embarking on a tour of the north of England, from October to December.

Cheshire East will host it in Lyceum Square, in Crewe, from 21 November until 1 December. This is a free event that will be open from 3pm - 8pm on weekdays and 11am - 8pm on weekends.

The giant illuminated seesaws, originating from Canada, ‘encourage interpersonal relationships with strangers and consolidate existing relationships between friends and family’, according to creators Lateral Office and CS Design, and features futuristic soundscape by Mitchell Akiyama.

Wave-Field is intended as a playful installation that makes art accessible to all. Residents and visitors are encouraged to become active participants in the art. When motionless, the seesaws are dimly lit and emit a low sound, inviting passers-by to participate. When set in motion, the seesaws burst into sound and light, which becomes richer as more users partner up, encouraging interactions and ‘the development of relationships, new and old’.

Wave-Field will visit Crewe, thanks to support from Cheshire East Council, Arts Council England, Crewe Town Council and Quays Culture. The internationally renowned artwork will also be visiting Leeds, Blackpool and Salford Quays as part of the ‘Light up the North’ network. The installation will support the new Crewe cultural strategy, which identifies goals to compliment the regeneration of Crewe through culture and heritage, and aims to create an environment where inspiration, innovation and creativity lead the economic growth of the area.

Wave-Field supports the strategy’s aim of creating a confident and distinctive cultural offer in Crewe, as well as a strong creative and digital sector. Wave-Field’s tour to Crewe will coincide with Lumen, Crewe’s Night of Lights, organised by Crewe Town Council.

After its phenomenally successful launch last year, Lumen returns to Crewe on 29 November. Lumen includes striking contemporary light installations, building projection and live performances. Wave-Field will be a key attraction at Lumen.

Councillor Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council cabinet member with responsibility for cultural economy, said: “This is excellent news for all Cheshire East residents and not just those in Crewe. Wave-Field, coinciding with Lumen, will be a very exciting time and draw visitors from all over to see Lyceum Square lit up in a magical and stunning way.

“The addition of these interactive, musical seesaws will allow both residents and visitors to interact with their children, friends, family or to engage with a stranger for a unique experience – bringing an art installation to life.”

Councillor Benn Minshall, Mayor of Crewe said: “We are currently seeing a number of projects being developed for Crewe – a new Cultural Strategy, a new Heritage Strategy and a Place Branding project – all of which are designed to create a fresh, multi-faceted perspective in terms of how people view the town.

“There is already a wide-ranging program of projects and events for local residents to get involved in, with the next one being Lumen, and to have the opportunity of hosting a project such as Wave-Field as a feature piece is fantastic news. Arts and culture are the ties which bind us all together. I would like to encourage everyone to come from as far and wide as possible to take part in what is sure to be a wonderful and interactive experience.”

Cheshire East residents will be given the opportunity to learn skills and expertise from the Canadian artists, and from Quays Culture’s team. More details will be issued soon.

Wave-Field is a strategic commission which supports Cheshire East’s SHIFT programme, which celebrates digital culture in Cheshire East. Visit for more details.

For more information on Cheshire East Council’s Cultural Strategy for Crewe visit

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Tatton Park’s Business Support Team scoops Marketing Cheshire Award

The winners of the 15th Marketing Cheshire Annual Tourism Awards were announced at a glittering awards ceremony at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford on 3 October, hosted by TV presenter, Lucy Nicholls.

The Awards, attended by 300 guests recognise excellence and outstanding achievement by local businesses and individuals working in Cheshire’s visitor economy, now worth over £3.5 billion.

The Business Support Team at Tatton Park were up against a very strong category, including teams from five top hotels, the ChesterBoat tourist attraction, Hollies farm shop and another Dunham Massey heritage attraction, all competing for ‘Team of the Year’.

A unique organisation with unique people

Carole Mullineux, Tatton Park’s Business Development Manager, commented,

“Tatton Park’s Business Support Team are the unsung heroes whom enable Tatton Park to open its doors to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for around 800,000 visitors every year. They deliver behind the scenes business critical processes and systems, maintain buildings and machinery, provide admin support and customer service to visitors, staff and volunteers, all delivered with a smile - they just get on with the job, responding to a huge range of requests on a daily basis to help out wherever they can.”


Overnight closures of A500 between A531/B5472 (Meremoor Moss) roundabout and M6 Junction 16

Overnight road closures will be in place from 9:30pm – 5:30am, seven days-a-week, from Monday 21 October until Friday 13 December, between A531/B5472 and M6 J16.

The eight-week closures are in place to enable Cheshire East Council’s contractors, Balfour Beatty to conduct a series of surveys in the area, which will inform the detailed design stage of the A500 dualling project.

The surveys include ground investigations, drainage, topographical and environmental surveys. The design team will be working with local landowners to minimise disruption during these activities.

Drivers are advised to plan ahead for their journey during this closure.

For more information about the scheme, please visit

Council backs National Adoption Week campaign

National Adoption Week 2019 takes place from 14 to 20 October and Cheshire East Council is supporting the campaign to find more loving parents for children that need a loving home.

Thousands more adoptive families are being urged to come forward during the week long campaign in an effort to provide homes for children across the Cheshire East area.

The council’s regional adoption agency, Adoption Counts, understands that adoption is life changing, and is there for the adopter, every step of the way. From the first phone call, the dedicated team are on hand to support and guide new adopters through the adoption process with compassion, honesty and respect.

Each adoption is as unique as the people being brought together, and the council is proud to encourage enquiries from a diverse section of the community, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, disability, race or faith.

Adoption Counts are currently looking for adopters for children of all ages and they currently have a high number of children aged two and under who need families. They are also very keen to hear from people who will consider children aged four and above, sibling groups, children of a black, Asian and minority ethnic background as well as children with additional health needs.

Mark Palethorpe, Acting Executive Director of People at Cheshire East Council said:  “We’re so proud to be supporting this campaign, raising awareness about adoption and how life changing it can be.

“I urge anyone who is interested to contact our colleagues at Adoption Counts, who will give you with all the information and support you need on your journey to providing a loving, forever home for our most vulnerable children.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about becoming adopters in and around Cheshire East, Manchester, Salford, Stockport, and Trafford should contact Adoption Counts on 0300 123 2676 or visit

Cheshire East Council staff survey points towards a brighter future

Cheshire East Council staff are more positive about the future of the authority and feel more engaged, valued and supported in their work – according to results from the latest staff survey.

More than 2000 staff took part in the council’s ‘Big Conversation’ employee engagement survey in July 2019.

Employee engagement rose by almost a quarter from 55 per cent in 2016 to 68 per cent according to the latest results.

Other encouraging results include 80 per cent of respondents saying that they enjoy their job, 76 per cent always want to deliver the best they can, 59 per cent feel proud to work for the council and 54 per cent feel valued and recognised for what they can offer.

Increasing numbers of staff (64 per cent) would also recommend the council as a good place to work.

As we would expect in any large organisation, there are some areas where we need to improve, for example only 33 per cent of staff think decisions are made at the right level and 29 per cent when changes are made across the council as a whole, they are usually for the better. 

Kath O'Dwyer acting chief executive said: “It is really encouraging that all the hard work and investment to improve the culture for both staff (and members) is paying real dividends.

“Our vision, values and employee deal have all helped ensure we maintain and more importantly retain a highly motivated, skilled and engaged workforce.”

Other question areas which performed highly:

I am held accountable for my performance – 89 per cent

● I take a personal responsibility to seek out opportunities to learn and develop myself at work – 87 per cent

● My line manager listens to my views and opinions – 83 per cent

● I am clear about what is expected of me – 83 per cent

● My line manager recognises when I have done my job well – 81 per cent

Kath O’Dwyer added “This latest survey provides me, along with the senior leadership team with increasing evidence that the council’s workplace vision of having a shared purpose that staff are supported and well led, staff are treated fairly and valued and that we will succeed together is becoming a reality.

“As part of our transformation programme, we are already working to improve our decision making processes and how we both manage and communicate change and we are committed to improving in all the areas highlighted in the survey.

“Organisational and staff led action plans will be developed and acted upon in the coming months addressing the key issues identified, so we can all look forward to an even brighter future together.”

Cheshire East Council welcomes climate change campaign

Cheshire East Council has welcomed the climate change campaign issued by Friends of the Earth which enables people to see how climate-friendly their area is.

The online tool, which is driven by postcodes, scores councils across the country on a range of elements including emissions that come from housing and transport, as well as industrial and commercial emissions.

Cheshire East Council’s recommendations are to increasing the use of public transport, cycling, and walking, and improve home insulation and increase renewable energy.

Councillor Sam Corcoran, leader of Cheshire East Council said in response: “This tool gives a good snap shot of where we are currently. I believe that climate change is the greatest challenge facing our generation. We can tackle climate change and win – but it needs to be addressed on an international scale, a national scale, a local scale and an individual scale.

“Since being leader I have appointed Cllr Suzie Akers Smith as a cycling and walking champion and in May 2019, lead the council to recognise the environment and climate emergency declared by parliament.

“Cheshire East Council has set itself an ambitious target of being carbon neutral by 2025. However, the council recognises its only part of the carbon emissions across the borough of Cheshire East.

“We also want to work with our partners, communities, businesses and residents to help them reduce their carbon emissions.

“In my role as chair of the Cheshire and Warrington leaders’ board, we have committed to 10 pledges around climate change and, while they are equally ambitions, I believe they are important for future generations. 

“We have also launched the consultation of the environmental strategy and I urge everyone to have their say on it.”

Councillor Quentin Abel, Cheshire East Council’s climate change champion said: “The draft environmental strategy sets out six ambitious priority areas including being a carbon neutral council by 2025, increasing sustainable transport and travel and sensitive and sustainable development.

“We need your assistance though now, whether you use this online postcode tool or not, anyone who is concerned with the environment – and the challenges ahead – are welcome to have a say on whether we have the priority areas right for Cheshire East.

“We absolutely welcome ideas and enthusiasms from our communities – we are all in this together. These might include tree planting and other forms of carbon capture, local energy schemes, transport solutions, building design and energy capture.

“You have the opportunity to have your say in the consultation, which is now live. Please don’t miss out – if you have ideas, share them and be involved.”

The eight-week long environmental strategy consultation is now live until midnight on 24 November 2019. It can be accessed by visiting:

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

‘Secrets Within Crumbling Castles’

Reporter Jonathan White
Local writer, Rosie Pugh, will be launching her memoir ‘Secrets Within Crumbling Castles’ at Nantwich Museum on Sunday 27th October 2019 (2-4pm). 
Rosie’s heart-rending story depicts her childhood in Ireland, being educated by nuns and her love of nature. It captures the hardship of an Irish family coming to England and records Rosie’s adult life in Nantwich including her determination to gain qualifications despite being diagnosed as dyslexic. The book is written with genuine warmth and passion, enabling the reader to become immersed in the author’s life.
Although Rosie left Nantwich for several years, she has now returned and is an active member of the Crewe and District Writer’s group as well as local poetry nights, Salt and Speakeasy. 
Rosie will be reading extracts from the book. She will be joined by local aspiring opera singer, Sinead D’Abreu Hayling. Sinead, an ex-pupil from Brine Leas School, will be signing a few songs from musical theatre.
The event is free including cake and refreshments. The readings will be followed by a book signing.
For further details please email:

­The Sounds of the Sixties back by popular demand

The Revolvers consist of four young guys with an unrivalled, burning passion for the greatest music of all time….We are of course referring to the 60’s.

This superb group have played over 1500 concerts, worldwide, and continue to wow audiences with not only their incredible musical talents, but also with their unmatched authenticity.
From the meticulously sourced costumes that they wear to the vintage musical instruments that they use, the energy, enthusiasm and accuracy of these musicians will guarantee to get feet tapping and have you dancing in the aisles!
So come along to Nantwich Civic Hall on Friday 25th October, as Sounds of the Sixties recreate all your favourite songs from artists such as Small Faces, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Who, Spencer Davis Group, The Rolling Stones and many more, it promises to be a night not to be missed!
Tickets are just £12 and available from Nantwich Civic Hall, by calling 01270 628633 or online at

Who will you nominate for Nantwich Christmas lights switch-on duties?

This year the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Arthur Moran is launching a search for worthy guests of honour to turn on Nantwich’s Christmas lights.
The festive season may seem quite a long way off, but planning for the annual event is almost complete.
Over the years there has been various line-ups to turn on the lights including celebrities. However, this year felt the Mayor felt the town’s own younger VIPs should get a chance to turn on the lights.
Do you know any worthy candidates? We would like you to send us your nominations by emailing or dropping them off at Nantwich Civic Hall. Nominations should include your name, address, contact number, the person you wish to nominate and why they deserve to turn on the town’s Christmas lights.
Nantwich Christmas Lights Switch On, full of festive cheer, always kicks off the celebrations and is a wonderful part of the seasonal calendar.
This year the event will take place on Friday 15th November and will include a mini-market selling a selection of gifts, treats and food from 12noon, and an array of entertainment, including a set from UK Bjorn, on the square from 4pm.
Proceedings will conclude with a guest appearance from Father Christmas, before the lights switch on and spectacular firework display from Blitz Fireworks around 7pm.
For full details on this years’ Nantwich lights switch on event visit