Northwich and Rural North

Talking West Cheshire


Find out what's happening across the area with a blogger's view of day-to-day life in Northwich and Rural North.

Collect blog

Collect is a memory capture project for the Memorial Hall in Northwich. The intention is to create a lasting legacy of the Memorial Hall ahead of its closure in 2013.
As part of Collect, Collect Live will be a promenade community dance event on 2 March 2013. There will also be site-specific artist commissions for Collect Live in response to the building and the memory collection.

Grozone blog

grozoneThe Grozone Community Garden Project in Northwich is working towards its vision of providing a safe, accessible and welcoming outdoor community space for the local community to enjoy and join in activities that can include growing food and learning about nutrition and health.  Read the Groundwork blog that tracks the development of the creation of this inclusive, innovative and welcoming community garden for the people of East Northwich and Rudheath.  

Journal of a countryside volunteer

Ever wondered what is involved in becoming a countryside volunteer?  Read the blog of Mary, a member of FOAM and find out about wildflower planting, fence-fixing, litter-picking and wildlife surveys.

Councillors' blog

Lion Salt Works project blog

Man working in Lion Salt WorksThe Lion Salt Works is a historic brine salt making site that is being restored and transformed into a unique heritage attraction. Led by Cheshire West and Chester Council, this £8million project will see the site reborn as a fascinating destination for tourists, day visitors and families and a valued resource for local communities, businesses and heritage interest groups.

Located in the village of Marston, close to the town of Northwich, the site lies adjacent to the Trent and Mersey Canal and is close to the historic Anderton Boat Lift. A substantial part of the site is a Scheduled Monument.

Restoration work has now started on the site, with an expected opening in spring 2014. The Lion Salt Works is currently closed to the public.


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