Audlem Post Office
Audlem Post Office can be found in Audlem in "The Courtyard at Number Eleven" on Cheshire Street, some 20 metres towards the village centre from the entrance to the public car park.
The opening hours of Audlem Post Office (applying from the 16th September 2019) are - 08:30 to 17:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Closed on Wednesday and Sunday.
The Village Chippy
Audlem Village Chippy can be found opposite the entrance to the car park on Cheshire Street in Audlem.
Ayaans Contemporary Indian Cuisine
Ayaans Contemporary Indian Cuisine can be found opposite the entrance to the car park of the Lord Combermere pub, on Shropshire Street in Audlem.
Further information can be found here.
Audlem Charity Shop
Audlem Charity Shop is an independent charity shop staffed entirely by volunteers, selling only goods donated by the general public and NOT new lines of branded goods.
Details of the donations made in the year ending March 2017 can be found here.
Audlem Charity Shop can be found adjacent to the Bridge Inn pub.
A map of footpaths in Hankelow Parish
The following is from the 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map showing the footpaths in Hankelow Parish. I have added small red crosses to show the parish boundaries.
Image ©The Ordnance Survey.
Obstructions on footpaths
We have democratic representatives at the following levels :- Parish, County, National and European.
Hankelow Methodist Church has a Community Hall which is available to hire. Further details can be found here.
A Parish Plan is a constructive survey of a community by the people who live and work in that community. It gives a chance to take stock of the community, and decide which bits are liked, should be preserved, and might be enhanced, and also which bits are not liked and could perhaps be changed.
On 27th March 2012, the Hankelow Parish Plan was launched at an event held at Brookside Golf Club to which everyone in Hankelow was invited.
The Parish Plan was based on the responses to a questionaire that was circulated to every person and business in the parish.
However the Goverment had passed the Localism Act in 2011, which introduced the concept of Neighbourhood Plans. The suggestion to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Hankelow to build on the Parish Plan was first raised at a Parish Council meeting in July 2014.
Subsequently a decision was taken at a Parish Council meeting in November 2014, to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for Hankelow. A steering group was formed and work on the Neighbourhood Plan began on January 15th 2015.
It has taken five years of changing circumstances in Hankelow to develop the Neighbourhood Plan, but it has now been submitted to Cheshire East and will hopefully be adopted later in 2020.
There is much more information on our Neighbourhood Plan on the dedicated Neighbourhood Plan Website.
Rubbish Collection information
To discover the bin collection dates for your house, click here. Please note these dates will be changing on November 4th 2019.
"What waste goes where" is listed on the Cheshire East website here.
Cheshire East will collect un-wanted furniture or other bulky items. Details on this service can be found here.
Note that the collection is co-ordinated with the Crewe-based St. Paul's Centre charity, which will also accept direct donations of unwanted furniture, bicycles or kitchenware.
There are no shops within the Parish. The nearest shops are in Audlem, some 1½ miles South.
Cheshire East emergency telephone numbers
A list of Cheshire East essential telephone numbers can be found here.
Click here for information about contacting the police
Urgent GP care out-of-hours
Audlem Surgery out-of-hours telephone number is 01270-273666
To report a water leak in the road or footpath, either phone the United Utilities "Leakline" on 0800-330033 or report the problem online.
United Utilities' 24-hour number for water and wastewater emergencies is 0345-672-3723
Bridgemere CE Primary School
Bridgemere CE Primary School now has an all day Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds from 9 a.m. until 3.30 p.m. with the option of extending the day to 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. using BOOST 2, the before and after club as well.
Parents can take their "15 free hours" and supplement it by buying more hours in BUBBLES.
If you might be interested in taking up one of the Nursery places, you are welcome to call in any time. You will be able to meet the staff and see the facilities.
Two photographs of the Nursery area can be found here
We are a small school with 88 pupils in 4 classes. The Foundation Stage class includes Nursery and Reception. Class Two covers Year 1 and Year 2. Class Three has Year 3 and Year 4. Class 4 has Year 5 and Year 6.
We are signposted off the A51 north of Bridgemere Garden Centre, 6 miles south of Nantwich.
Our telephone number is 01270-520271, and our post-code is CW5 7PX
Beamans incorporating the Old Priest House Coffee Shop
Beamans incorporating the Old Priest House Coffee Shop is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Please note that this cafe is closed on Tuesdays. Their telephone number is 01270-811749. Their location is shown by the red square on this map
The Coffee Lounge
If you have recently moved into the village, you might find this information useful as well.
One source of historical records about Hankelow is the National Archives.
Dial-a-Ride offers door-to-door transport for people who find ordinary buses too difficult to use.
Full details can be found here.
Hankelow residents Janet and Martin Blow run a specialist nursery in the village called SpecialPerennials.com
Bridgemere Garden Centre
Bridgemere Garden Centre is only about 4 miles from Hankelow.
Highway Faults On-line
Is a blocked road drain causing flooding near you ? Is there a dangerous pothole in the road outside your house ? Now you can report any faults on Hankelow's (or any of Cheshire's) roads by going to this website.
Planned road works and road closure information
Cheshire East has an interactive map showing planned roadworks and road closures in the area. You can zoom and scroll the map, then clicking on indicated road works will show the details.
Citizens' Advice Bureau
To quote from their website :- "The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers."
There are branches in Nantwich and Crewe. No appointment is needed for drop-in callers.
The Nantwich branch is in Nantwich library, and is open to callers between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The Crewe branch is at 50 Victoria Street, CW1 2JE, and is open to callers between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
In an emergency, you should always phone 999 or, if hard-of-hearing or have a speech impediment, use Typetalk number 18000.
For non-emergencies, you should phone 101 or, if hard-of-hearing or have a speech impediment, use Typetalk number 18001 101.
Typical uses for the non-emergency numbers are :-
- you want to report a crime or criminal damage that is not in progress at the time of your call
- you want to report a minor road traffic collision
- you want to contact your local police officer
- you want to enquire about lost property or provide information to the police
- you need information or advice
Nick Jarvis, our Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), can be contacted by phone on 07989 652 261, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to report antisocial behaviour. Do not call Nick in an emergency situation; use 999 or 101.
You can leave information anonymously on the Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111
The White Lion in Hankelow has been purchased by a group of local residents as a community pub. They are about to embark on an extensive programme of renovation. For more detals go to the White Lion website.
At the moment the nearest pubs are in Audlem, some 1½ miles South. Details of these pubs are given below.
The Lord Combermere
The Lord Combermere is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-812277, and their location is shown by the red square on this map. The Lord Combermere has a car park which is accessed from Shropshire Street.
The Bridge Inn
The Bridge Inn is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-811267, and their location is shown by the red square on this map. The Bridge Inn has a car park at its rear. Access is via a metalled track between the canal and the Bridge Inn.
The Shroppie Fly
The Shroppie Fly is in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-811772. Their location is shown by the red square on this map. Note that, despite what the map shows, there is a metalled track leading down from Shropshire Street to the Shroppie Fly's car park.
Hankelow is served by D&G buses. You can get the most up-to-date information on bus times as follows :-
- The D&G timetable for the number 73 which can be found here
- The D&G timetable for the number 61 (morning school bus) which can be found here. Note that this bus only runs in term time.
- The D&G timetable for the number 71 (afternoon school bus) which can be found here. This bus does run during school holidays, and also on Saturdays.
- The East Cheshire Council bus timetable webpage has more information.
- You can phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 betweem 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 7 days a week,
- or go to the TravelLine website,
if using an Android smart phone, try one of the following apps :-
- UK Bus Times Live : Bus Scout
- UK Bus Checker
Map of the village centre
A map of the centre of the village can be found here.
Map showing Hankelow Parish boundaries
A map showing Hankelow Parish boundaries can be found here.
Interactive map of Cheshire Local Government information
An interactive map of Cheshire Local Government information
Map of Leighton Hospital
A map of the departments and units of Leighton Hospital in February 2018
This service is currently suspended - see here for more information.
The Mobile Library is available on Hankelow Green between 9.50 a.m. and 10.35 a.m. every third Monday (unless it is a bank holiday). The dates in the first half of 2020 are:-
If you miss it in Hankelow, the library will be in Windmill Lane,
Buerton from 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m., then on the Cheshire
Stereet car Park in Audlem from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m., before
moving to Windmilll Drive in Audlem from 3:10 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
On the following day (Tuesday), the route includes a visit to Hatherton (Crosslands). Further details can be found here on the Cheshire East website.
Audlem Educational Foundation
The Audlem Educational Foundation is a charitable trust that can give financial support to help school children, students and other young people undergoing training, under the age of 25.