Hatherton and Walgherton Parish Council
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Local Information

Some of this information has been downloaded from other service sites.  We try to keep it up to date but can never be sure that a new version has not been created.  Therefore, you should always check with the provider of the service.  If you find any information that is out of date, please let the webmaster or Parish Clerk know.


A defibrillator was installed in Spring 2022.  It has been funded partly by residents, partly by a charitable company: AEDdonate, and partly by the Round Table.  The defibrillator is at the entrance to "The Tin Shed" on Park Lane.  Postcode is CW5 7QX, What-3-words reference is archive.aboard.saunas and the defibrillator is located next to the drive entrance.  This location is roughly central to Hatherton.  Other defibrillators nearby are at Hankelow (chapel), Audlem (four locations), Stapeley  (limited times), Wybunbury (Village Hall) and Bridgemere (school).  It is advisable to find and make a note of the nearest defibrillator to where you live.  Training in use of the defibrillator is available - contact the Parish Clerk.

Support for vulnerable residents

In the currently prevailing conditions, the Parish, in common with many others in this country, is keen to help those who need special care or assistance during the winter and beyond.  To this end, we have identified that there are places in or close to our parish where warmth is available.  These are listed below:

  • There is a Warm Spaces Hub available at Hankelow Community Hall (at the Methodist Chapel) every Friday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm - without charge although donations will be welcomed.  (More information in this leaflet.)
  • Every Wednesday between 11.30am and 2pm, ADCA [Audlem & District Community Action] run a coffee/lunch club in the Hankelow Community Hall where you can also drop in for a warm welcome, coffee or you can have a warm lunch for a small charge - or just stay to keep warm with some company.
  • There are public bars at the Boar's Head, Walgherton and the White Lion, Hankelow where coffee or tea can be purchased during opening times.
  • The Dagfields Craft and Antiques centre has a cafe serving food and drinks "all day, every day" until 5pm.

All of these options depend on getting the message to people who have a particular need for these services.  The Parish Council is keen to help if you become aware of a resident who might need support but may not be aware of what is available or how to get there.  If this is the case, please feel free to contact our Parish Clerk.

Electricity supply

Following on from the item above, residents who are particularly vulnerable can register with Scottish Power who will provide them with priority in case of breakdown or interruption of supply.  Typically, such people will be over-60s, have children under 5 or be reliant on equipment such as dialysis machines or oxygen generators.  To be placed on the register, contact Scottish Power by calling them on 0330 10 10 167 or via their website: https://www.spenergynetworks.co.uk/pages/priority_services_register.aspx .

Cheshire East Council

Useful Numbers

These are published on the Cheshire East website and can be found on their list of useful contacts.

Bus Routes

Route 72/73 passes through Hatherton on the A529, serving Nantwich, Wrenbury and Audlem; route 72 goes via Wrenbury first and route 73 goes via Audlem first.  Route 39 links Walgherton to Crewe via Wybunbury and Shavington and to Nantwich via Stapeley (A51).  Click here for local bus timetables on the Cheshire East website or the documents can be read here:

Route 73    Route 39

The locations of bus stops can be seen on the Cheshire East Map (see instructions below) but where they are not marked on the map, the bus will stop on request, e.g. between Stapeley and Audlem where no stops are shown.

Mobile Library

The Mobile Library visits Hatherton on a 3 week cycle.  Dates and timing are published at:


Waste Collection

Click this link to find out when your bins are collected.

Nearest Council Waste disposal & recycling sites:

  • Pyms Lane, Crewe   CW1 3PJ (9 miles from Hatherton Crossroads)
  • Waymills Civic Carpark, Whitchurch   SY13 1TT  (11 miles from Hatherton Crossroads)


Footpaths and Administrative boundaries:   The Cheshire East map is available here but you will need to "Add Data" (+ symbol) and select Footpaths from the "Transport and Roads" sub-menu.  Alternatively, you can click here for a map with footpaths shown and centred on Hatherton and Walgherton.  There is much more about footpaths on another page.


Information about gullies (i.e. road drains) around the parish is available from the Cheshire East website.  This link will take you to the Cheshire East gully map.  If you find blocked gullies, the best approach is to use the Cheshire East "Fix my Street" website.

Road gritting

The roads that will be gritted can be seen on the same Cheshire East map as the footpaths, just select to add "Winter Services" and then "Gritting Routes" instead.  On the plan dated 2021 (the most recent available in April 2023), gritting routes in our parishes are the A529 (Nantwich-Audlem road), the A51 (Stapeley-Woore road) and the B5071 (the Crewe Road from Oakes Corner to the Boar's Head and beyond into Wybunbury).

Postal services

There are  letter boxes in the parish at:

  • Park Lane (Hatherton Crossroad): weekdays 9 am, Saturdays 7 am
  • Birchall Moss Lane: weekdays 9 am, Saturdays 7 am
  • Walgherton (Boar's Head): weekdays 9 am, Saturdays 7 am

The only postboxes locally that have an afternoon collection are in Audlem (weekdays 16.45 pm) and Nantwich town centre (weekdays 5.30 pm at the Post Office).

The nearest Post Offices are in Audlem and Wybunbury.  This information was correct as at May 2022; for more detail see the Post Office website which shows nearest letterboxes.