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If there is anybody in our Parish who is self-isolating due to having underlying health issues, being elderly or vulnerable, and can’t get out, please let us know through the Clerk; jmasonparishclerk@gmail.com or telephone  01260 641854 and we will be there to assist you. We are here to talk if you are feeling lonely or to assist with shopping , collecting prescriptions etc. If there are any volunteers across the Parish please can you contact the Parish Council to make them aware and to help this operation.
Please STAY AT HOME!  Follow government guidelines.

All meetings in the current climate are being held via Zoom. Please contact the Clerk if you wish to join - all welcome!

Parish Council meeting dates for 2020

All Parish Council Meetings are normally held at Cranage Hall Hotel, Byley Lane at 7.30pm

Cranage Village, in rural Cheshire.

Cranage is situated in rural Cheshire and although much of its area comprises farmland, it is close to the M6 at J18.  Manchester International Airport is about 45 minutes’ drive and there is a rail link from nearby Holmes Chapel to the airport, to Manchester and to Crewe main line station, there is also a station in Goostrey.

There are two shops in Cranage (Lowe’s farm shop and Boundary Store, a small general store) and a 9 hole golf course. Within 2 miles is the village of Holmes Chapel with more shops, post office, banks, pubs, primary and secondary schools, a veterinary surgery and an excellent health centre. The village of Goostrey, also within 2 miles, has two pubs, some small shops and a part time post office. Should you be unfortunate enough to require A&E, departments can be found in Macclesfield or Leighton (Crewe).

The Village Hall, a lovely old building, is well used by the Playgroup, the Art club and the Bridge club with regular whist drives and specialist events such as wine tasting evenings, which are often over-subscribed.

The area is a ramblers’ delight with many public footpaths through pretty countryside.

The Old Vicarage Hotel, originally built in the 17th century, provided accommodation for visitors and travellers. Currently it serves food and drink to its customers. The Swan Inn, an earlier source of accommodation, changed purpose many years ago and is now Swan Farm. DeVere Cranage Estate offers accommodation and there are several B&Bs in the area. Theatres and cinemas can be found in a number of surrounding towns and of course in Manchester.

Cranage Village Defibrillator Locations. There are now in total 3 defibrillators in Cranage Village. These are sited at: Devere Cranage Estate, Cranage, Crewe CW4 8EW Woodside Golf Club, Knutsford Road, Cranage, Holmes Chapel CW4 8HJ Holly House Estate, Middlewich Road, Cranage, Middlewich, CW10 9LT