What the Town Council does

View a video about Nantwich events on youtube The Town Council is currently involved in the following activities and services.

Administration

Administration covers the costs of running the Town Council office, employing staff, elections, audit and insurance.

Civic Duties

Civic duties include Mayoral activities and responses to consultations from Cheshire East and other government agencies.

Communications / Marketing of Facilities and the Town

Publicity and Talk of the Town NewsletterNantwich Montage Talk of the Town The Town Council has a statutory responsibility to publicise its meetings and activities.  The Council also publishes Talk of the Town, a quarterly newsletter distributed to all households in Nantwich, to provide information and advice to residents on Council activities and other items of interest. Publication of a newsletter is one of the tests used to determine Quality Status.

Events

A number of events are organised or supported by the Town Council to promote the development of the civic, cultural, educational & social life of Nantwich’s residents. These include support for Holly Holy Day, Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, Nantwich Food & Drink Festival and the provision of Christmas lights. holly-holy-day Support for other events and organisations including those involved with Environment Works and Creative Arts. The Town Council makes donations and grants to support other events and organisations in Nantwich – Nantwich Players, Nantwich Museum Trust, Nantwich Civic Society, Guy Harvey Youth Club, Nantwich Choral Society.

Nantwich Civic Hallnantwich-civic-hall

The Town Council operates the Civic Hall as a community building for Nantwich and the surrounding area.

Nantwich Market Hall

The Market Hall is operated by the Town Council to enhance the vitality and viability of the town centre.

Farmer’s Market

A monthly Farmer’s Market is held on the last Saturday of each month (except December when it is held on the Saturday before Christmas)

Fairs on the Square

The Council supports a variety of antiques and other fairs on Nantwich Square.

Shopmobility service

Scooters available at the Civic Hall and Market Hall.

Maintenance of allotments

4 allotment sites at Brookfield (3 sites) and at Welshman’s Lane are maintained for letting to Nantwich residents.

Toilets

The Council maintains public toilets at the Market and Snow Hill and operates a Comfort scheme whereby retailers who make their toilets available to the public free of charge are given a grant.

Maintenance of the Millennium Clocknantwich-clock

The Town Council maintains the Millennium Clock in the Cocoa Yard.

Street scene works / Nantwich in Bloom

To improve the physical appearance of the town, planting and hanging baskets are provided in the town centre and the Town Council supports Nantwich in Bloom.

Town Centre Management

The Town Council is investing in a number of initiatives including the comfort scheme and upgrading the noticeboards.  It is also working closely with a group representing the retail and business sector to attract trade to the town centre.

Support for Nantwich Litter Group

The Council supports the voluntary activities of the Nantwich Litter Group.  The Group targets “grot spots”  within the town to ensure that it remains a lovely town to visit.

Street Entertainment

A programme is organised and supported during the summer months. Musicians Nantwich Square

Maintenance of Riverside open spaces

Improvement of the Riverside is supported as an area for informal recreation for the benefit of the residents of Nantwich through grant aid to Nantwich Civic Society / Riverside Concern and Greenspace.

Community Safety

ArcAngel

The Town Council supports the ArcAngel initative.     Nantwich is an ArcAngel Protected town.     Click here for more information.

Nantwich First Responders The Town Council supports the First Responders emergency service.

Information Services / Tourism

The Town Council provides support for information services in the town and is now running the tourism service.

Planning

The Town Council makes representations on planning applications that are submitted to the local planning authority, Cheshire East.

Cheshire East Core Strategy – Local Plan

At the request of Cheshire East the Town Council worked with a stakeholder panel to provide input into the Nantwich Town Strategy.  This strategy has contributed to the development of the draft Core Strategy / Local Plan.

Neighbourhood Plan

The Council hopes to begin preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan in the next 18 months.