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Looking back over the Year

31st December 2014 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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Over recent days, we have been having a look back over the Audlem Year. Out of an amazing 2,000 or so articles, we are picking out just a few events from AudlemOnline's record of a very busy year.

Today, we focus on May and June:

May 2014

  • Large turnout the Audlem Parish Council's annual meeting held on 30th April
  • Public Informations Screens installed across the village
  • Row over a planned Floating Market with strong views expressed for and against
  • Audlem Tennis Club run a 'Race Night' on 10th May, at the Public Hall in aid of funds to resurface the courts
  • Audlem blown away by Semtex, a wonderfully named football team who blasted their way past Audlem FC
  • Four members of Cheshire Constabulary's leadership team head for pastures new including Chief Constable David Whatton
  • Audlem Parish Council chairman Phillip Johnson announced that he was stepping down. Heather Jones was elected chair unanimously
  • Hockenhull Developments to appeal to Secretary of State over their Heathfield Road plan to build 26 homes
  • The editor cannot resist mentioning this – his talk to Audlem History Society on The Origins of World War 1 on 15th May
  • ABC Boat Share Ltd teams up with Audlem based BC Boat Management Ltd
  • Parish Council introduces new Small Grants Scheme
  • 7-day Gladman Inquiry by Planning Inspector ends but seven months later the decision is yet to be announced into the plan to build 120 homes at Little Heath
  • Pavement delight as Cheshire Street's pavements get a make-over. Stafford Street followed later in the year
  • New 40mph speed limit for first Swanbach announced
  • Alison Ralph, the store manager and pharmacist at Boots in Audlem, leaves to take up new post
  • Three particularly excited VIPs at Audlem Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday: Queen Daisy Poole, with Princesses Harlie Jewell and Molly Lancaster
  • Sheila M Webster, Audlem artist, exhibits a wide range of her paintings at Audlem Mill throughout the Festival
  • AWEG hears that hedgehog numbers in Britain are down from 36.5million to 800,000 in thirty years
  • A new Jack Marshall musical video released for the Audlem Festival
  • Poetry Slam a big success at The Bridge Inn
  • Four Choirs sing in one day at St James' in Music Festival
  • Over twenty artists and designers from South Cheshire and North Shropshire in the Festival Art Exhibition
  • Audlem Probus' Scottish holiday: Members and Guests had a very successful and enjoyable holiday in Scotland
  • A man accused of causing the death of cyclist Stewart Gandy, who was cycling to Audlem, following a fatal collision near Audlem in 2013, appeared in court
  • Audlem Music & Arts Festival was a resounding success with large crowds and great performances and exhibitions
  • Following the success of Lee Halls Spoonface Steinberg in 2013, Freerange Theatre returned to Audlem, put on a refreshing comedy double bill
  • The Third RNLI Festival at Overwater marina gets underway on Saturday May 31st and continued through Sunday

June 2014

  • Nightingales spotted in the area, a first
  • Webteam release fabulous Festival film shot by John Gunstone
  • ADAS finish their planting throughout the village with high hopes for Britain in Bloom
  • Cheshire East's Local Plan has been formally submitted to the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government
  • Audlem Charity Shop has a Summer Fair at The Methodist Church
  • Audlem District Community Action's (ADCA) annual general meeting reports on group's third year in operation
  • Local residents Rodney and Christine Cottrell attend a Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace
  • Overwater Marina win Chester's High Sheriff's Award for Enterprise
  • Touring Arts Visiting Audlem (TAVA) host Francesca Millican-Slater show
  • Janice Spibey walks her 10th Midnight Walk for St Lukes' Hospice
  • It doesn't rain on the Hankelow Fete
  • ADAS Fashion Show on 26th June
  • Love Music Trust Youth Sinfonia are playing at St James' Church on Friday 27th June
  • Audlem and District Bowling Club hold a Charity Plate Competition on Sunday 29th June
  • Royal Irish Regiment visit Corbrook Court
  • Series of power cuts in parts of Audlem
  • Success for Audlem School at Crewe & Nantwich Sports competition
  • Record sized pothole appears in Monks Lane. 1.5m wide

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