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SOCIETY PLANS FOR THIS YEAR'S NANTWICH SHOW

NANTWICH Agricultural Society has announced plans to stage this year's popular Nantwich Show on Saturday, July 24 - rather than in the middle of the week as previously.

   It will be a one-day event as the International Cheese and Dairy Awards will no longer be hosted by The Nantwich Show but separately by IDCA Awards Ltd. A date for The Awards will be announced in due course.

   A statement from Nantwich Agricultural Society says: "This move to a weekend format is to encourage all sectors of the local community to attend and support this established event.

   "A Saturday show will be the first weekend show in 120 years and will facilitate a day out for all the family. It promises to deliver an action-packed line up of attractions and fun for everyone."

   The Chairman of Nantwich Agricultural Show, Michael-John Parkin, said: "The aim is to offer our local communities a welcome focus during a time of recovery for us all. Our residents and businesses have always supported us well and we urge them to continue to do so and aid the sustainability of The Nantwich Show and local economy.’’

   The show has not been held for two years due to adverse weather conditions in 2019 and Covid-19 in 2020.

   The show will still be staged on the show ground at Dorfold Hall and will be bigger and better than ever; crammed with local trade stands, livestock, country pursuits displays, a cookery theatre, a creative craft pavilion, the hugely popular food hall and much more!

   Mr Parkin said: "The decision for the two shows to part ways after an association of 120 years has been a difficult one but will provide new opportunities for growth, diversification, and sustainability for both events.

   “We would like to thank the Awards and the committee for their support over the years. Moving forward we will be retaining our historical links with them by planning attractions at each event.

   "The Chairman of the Nantwich Agricultural Society will still be involved with the Awards as an Agricultural Ambassador. We wish the International Cheese and Dairy Awards every success for the future.”

lFollow the Facebook page -  https://www.facebook.com/thenantwichshow -  for regular updates on new attractions, ticket competitions and sponsor and exhibitor information.

 

Beam Heath Trust caNcels dividend distribution because of

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

A STATEMENT from the Chairman of the Beam Heath Trust Chairman, Kevin Hammersley, in 2020 said:

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Trustees of The Beam Heath reluctantly decided that it had become impossible to carry out safely the Distribution payment for 2020.

    Various ways in which the distribution could have been implemented were investigated, but all proposals were not without the possibility of some exposure to the virus.

    Discussions will take place to decide on the best way to proceed this year.

Beam Heath Dividend?  See here

 

 

 

PAGE UPDATED JANUARY 16

 

See also What's On - music | What's On - arts and crafts | What's On - out of town or What's On - clubs for more details about events and organisations.

 

 

HAS PANDEMIC DEFEATED THE BATTLE OF NANTWICH / HOLLY HOLY DAY?

JANUARY is the month when the Battle of Nantwich in 1644 during the English Civil War is re-enacted by The Sealed Knot Society and supporting events take place in town. The official website does not include any reference to the event this year, which would have been planned for January 23. Of course, with the close contact involved in re-enacting the battle, staging the event would go against the Lockdown 3 regulations.

https://www.battleofnantwich.org

 

CIVIC HALL IS TOWN'S VENUE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

NANTWICH Civic Hall is the venue of the Covid-19 vaccinations in Nantwich in a service run by Nantwich and Rural Primary Care Network staff.

   Patients with an appointment for vaccination can gain access to the hall by the side entrance facing the car park. The ramp to the side door has a "tunnel" where the queue of patients wait, in case of bad weather.

   Patients who drive into town for their appointment are able to park on the Civic Hall's large car park. accessed from Beam Street. Shoppers at Marks and Spencer are still able to gain access to the store's car park.

   As is the national norm, the vaccinations are by appointment only. It is not possible to turn up and hope to be vaccinated. The appointments are administered in a timetable for different categories of patients.

   Appointments to attend the vaccinations are being sent out by the surgeries. They should not be contacted for an appointment.  

   Dr David Holden, Clinical Lead for Nantwich and Rural Primary Care Network, said: “We have worked really hard to get this site ready to begin the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme and we are really delighted to be able to begin vaccinating patients in the Nantwich and Rural area.”

   The Care Network is made up of five local GP practices – Audlem Medical Practice, Kiltearn Medical Centre, Nantwich Health Centre, Tudor Surgery and Wrenbury Medical Centre.

oTo volunteer to help out in the local vaccination centre, visit:

www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders

https://nantwichandruralcarecommunity.org

 

NANTWICH FOOD FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE - ON LINE

NANTWICH Food Festival is taking place - but on line. Fans of the festival can visit their favourite stalls, learn what the stallholders have been doing, and place orders with them.

   More information on this can be found on www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk.

   See the festival set up before visiting the exhibitors. You can even select the part of the festival that you wish to visit and visit the stallholders by product type such as cheeses, sauces, oils, sweet treats, or pet food, etc.

   This year's festival is being planned for September 3rd, 4th and 5th, "better than ever".

    This information was published in the Autumn 2020 edition of Nantwich Town Council's "Talk of the Town".

 

BLOOMS NOT JUDGED THIS YEAR BUT THE WORK WENT ON

JUDGING of the blooms in Nantwich did not take place in 2020 but Nantwich in Bloom Committee carried on with what they do best - keeping the town centre looking blooming good.

   With lockdown eased in May the Committee carried out NHS Rainbow-themed planting as tributes to medical and public servicer workers.

   There were fewer hanging baskets because of a watering issue.

   The Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Pam Kirkham and her Deputy, her daughter Caroline, helped to judge the floral displays in town, with certificates awarded to the best..

   The Committee's new allotment was used for growing vegetables but in future will be used for propagating plants for town displays.

   The Committee has done more than the tasks listed here - at the Community Orchard, Nantwich railway station, the Coed Wen community woodland and in the Riverside.

 

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