Hankelow — Village information

The purpose of this page is to give information that the citizens of Hankelow, or visitors to Hankelow, might find useful.

If the information you require is not already visible below, then click on any of the following links to be taken directly to the required information :-


Volunteering Opportunities

  • Volunteering opportunities with Audlem & District Community Action (ADCA)

    Information on volunteering opportunities with ADCA can be found here.

  • Volunteering opportunities at Leighton Hospital

    Information on volunteering opportunities at Leighton Hospital can be found here.

Butchers

  • Oxtail and Trotter

    The nearest butcher to Hankelow is Oxtail and Trotter, which 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.

    You can find their website here.

Post Offices

  • 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 (correct as of 1st April 2018) can be found here.

Take Aways

  • The Village Chippy

    Audlem Village Chippy can be found opposite the entrance to the car park on Cheshire Street in Audlem.

    Further information can be found on this flyer (dated March 2018).

  • 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.

Dry Cleaners

  • Audlem Dry Cleaners

    Information about Audlem Dry Cleaners can be found here.

Charity Shops

  • 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.

    All profits are donated to local charities such as St Luke's Cheshire Hospice, Donna Louise Children's Hospice and Audlem First Responders amongst others.

    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.

Footpaths

  • A map of footpaths in Hankelow Parish

    The following is a 1:25000 Ordnance Survey map showing the footpaths in Hankelow Parish. I have added small red crosses to show the parish boundaries.

    Ordnance Survey map of footpaths in Hankelow Parish
    Image ©The Ordnance Survey.

  • Obstructions on footpaths

    Should you find obstructions such as fences or crops on a footpath, you can report the problem here or here.

Democratic representatives

We have democratic representatives at the following levels :- Parish, County, National and European.

Community Hall

Hankelow Methodist Church has a Community Hall which is available to hire. Further details can be found here.

Parish Plan

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.

The verbatim responses to the questionaire, a visual synopsis and the Parish Plan itself are all available.

Bookshops

  • Canal Book Shop

    The Canal Book Shop is in Audlem, approximately 1½ miles South of Hankelow.

  • Nantwich Bookshop

    The Nantwich Bookshop is, as its name suggests, in Nantwich, approximately 5½ miles North of Hankelow.

Rubbish Collection information

To discover the bin collection dates for your house, click here.

The things you can put in your silver bin are listed here.

Cheshire East will collect un-wanted furniture or electrical items. To request this service, call 0300 123 5011.

Shops

There are no shops within the Parish. The nearest shops are in Audlem, some 1½ miles South.

Useful contacts

  • Cheshire East emergency telephone numbers

    A list of Cheshire East emergency telephone numbers can be found here.

  • Police

    Click here for information about contacting the police

  • Urgent GP care out-of-hours

    Audlem Surgery out-of-hours telephone number is 01270-273666

  • Water problems

    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

  • Bulky rubbish

    Cheshire East will collect un-wanted furniture or electrical items. To request this service, call 0300 123 5011.

Nurseries (schools)

  • 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

Cafes

  • 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

    The Coffee Lounge is also in the centre of Audlem, just over 1 mile south of Hankelow. Their telephone number is 01270-811554. Their location is shown by the red square on this map

New Residents

If you have recently moved into the village, you might find this information useful as well.

Historical Records

One source of historical records about Hankelow is the National Archives.

Dial-a-Ride

Dial-a-Ride offers door-to-door transport for people who find ordinary buses too difficult to use.

Full details can be found here.

Nurseries

  • SpecialPerennials.com

    Hankelow residents Janet and Martin Blow run a specialist nursery in the village called SpecialPerennials.com

  • Westholme Nurseries

    A retail nursery that I visit frequently is Westholme Nurseries near Woore. A map showing its location can be found here

  • 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.

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.

Police information

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 Community Policeman, can be contacted by phone on 0845-458-6378, or by email at nicholas.jarvis@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

You can leave information anonymously on the Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111

Pubs

There is no longer a pub in Hankelow. 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.

Bus timetables

Hankelow is served by buses from and to Nantwich and Whitchurch. You can get the most up-to-date information on bus times as follows :-

  • As of 29th October 2018, these are the Monday-to-Friday and Saturday-only Hankelow-specific bus timetables.
  • by going to the East Cheshire Council bus timetable webpage. The buses through Hankelow have service number 73.
  • by phoning Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 betweem 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. 7 days a week,
  • by going 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

Maps

  • 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

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library is available on Hankelow Green between 9.50 a.m. and 10.35 a.m. on the following Mondays :-

December 17

Further details can be found here.

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.

Further details can be obtained here. Click here for an application form.