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Friday 18 May 2012

Crewe Alex vs Cheltenham Town - League 2 playoff final - May 27th, 3pm

Next Sunday sees the Railwaymen playoff against Cheltenham Town for promotion to League 1, at Wembley, after beating Southend by an aggregate score of 3-2 in the playoff semi final.

Tickets for your seat at Wembley range from £30 - £62, (concessions = £15 - £31) with official transport to and from the game costing £25. Currently, tickets are only on sale to season ticket holders and Crewe Alex members, but tey go on sale to the general public from 9am on Sunday.

Latest Deals from Pizza Hut & Dominos

With Euro 2012 just around the corner, we thought you'd make good use of these special offers from Dominos and Pizza Hut in Crewe.

Pizza Hut
£10 off when you spend £25 or more

Any Pizza, Any Size for £9.99

50% when you spend £35 or more

50% off £30 Domino’s voucher code – PIZZAS50

Expires 30th July 2012

50% off £40 Domino’s voucher code – JSQKUKXH
Expires 30th July 2012

Buy 1 get 1 Free any size pizza

valid on Tuesdays

£5 off £20 Domino’s code – UCASYEAH

Expires: Ongoing

Please post a comment if any of the above codes do not work. Enjoy!!

Monday 14 May 2012

Rookery Wood (Fayre & Square) - Restaurant Review

Rookery Wood
Weston Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6NE

Tel: 01270 255384

Rookery Wood has recently undergone a major refurbishment, but the menu and theme remains the same.

What you can expect to find is decent pub food at a very reasonable price, catering for the whole family - with a wacky warehouse to keep the children entertained.

For the adults, there is a large beer garden and a Costa Coffee within the wacky warehouse.

Value for Money 9/10
Wide range of '2 meals for £10' deals. Full menu price is very reasonable.

Service 8/10
Food arrives promptly and hot.

Food 6/10
Decent pub-style food.

Atmosphere 6/10
A pleasant family ambience

Overall 29/40

Sunday 13 May 2012

Premier League of Crewe Restaurants - Read our reviews here

This is a new section to local listings. If you're looking for a restaurant in Crewe, you may want to read our unbiased reviews. You may also read other people's comments and even add your own.

Here is the local listings premier league for restaurants in Crewe and the surrounding area. The score is out of a maximum of 40 points.

Red = score out of 40 points, Green=type of food
1st -32 points - Frankie & Benny's - American - (read the review here)
2nd - 29 points - Rookery Wood (Fayre & Square) - Pub Food - (read the review here)

**This section is under construction**

Visit the Blue Planet Aquarium, near to Cheshire Oaks

With the school holidays not too far away, you may want to consider visiting the Blue Planet Aquarium near to Cheshire Oaks. Here is your local listings review to help you decide.

As far as aquariums go, the Blue Planet Aquarium rivals any other in the country. With 12 uniquely themed zones, there's enough there to keep the family entertained for a few hours. Home to everything, from 3 metre Sand Tiger Sharks to 3cm poison dart frogs.

In addition, there is a 70 metre aquatunnel where you can view a vast array of sea-creatures (including the sharks!)

The only downside is the cost. From admission prices to the cost of food/drinks. You'll need to have deep pockets if you are taking your family. The food is pretty basic and will set you back £6.60 a meal.

Ticket Prices
You can buy Blue Planet Aquarium tickets online or on the day.

Admission Prices Ticket Type Walk Up Price Online Price
Adult £15.50 £13.00
Child (up to 14) £11.25 £8.75
Concession (OAPs, students, etc) £13.50 £12.00
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £52.00 £43.50
Groovy Grandparent Ticket (2 senior citizens and 2 children, up to 14yrs) £48.00 £41.50


By Road

Blue Planet Aquarium is at junction 10 of the M53 and is easy to find from the M56 and M6. If you're travelling from the M6, join the M56 at J20, then head towards Ellesmere Port and turn onto the M53 at junction15. Follow the brown tourist information signs for Blue Planet and Cheshire Oaks. We have ample FREE car and coach parking.

Using Satellite Navigation?
Use postcode CH65 9LF, or Kinsey Road.
By Bus
Regular bus services run from Liverpool, Chester, Ellesmere Port and North Wales to Blue Planet Aquarium and Cheshire Oaks. From Liverpool take the No 1 bus from Sir Thomas Street. From Chester take the No 1 or No 4 bus from the Central Bus Station.

By Train
If travelling by train, the nearest railway station is Ellesmere Port, about 2 miles away. Services run from Chester and Liverpool Lime Street Underground Station (Wirral Line).

For more information, please contact Blue Planet Aquarium on 0151 357 8804

DIamond Jubilee events occuring in Crewe

The following events will be taking place in the Crewe LAP area to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Please note that many of these events are for private residential communities and not accessible by the general public.

In addition, the council has annouced that there will be free parking during the whole jubilee period.

1st June 2012

Village Jubilee Festival, Shavington (1st - 3rd June)

The Sixty Plus Diamond Jubilee Street Party, Autism Network Building, Crewe

2nd June 2012

A Right Royal Affair, Weston Allotment Group, Weston Allotments

Weston's Wonderful Jubilee Day, Church Hall, Weston

Street party, Herbert Street, Crewe

Garden Party, Autism Network Building, Crewe

Street Party, Burton Grove, Leighton

The Tree Cozy Project Tea Party Celebration Event, The Civic Centre outside Crewe Library

3rd June 2012

Jubilee celebrations, Village Hall, Barthomley

Jubilee street party, Kemble Close, Crewe

Community garden party, St Andrew's Church, Crewe

Big Diamond Jubilee lunch, Somerville Street, Crewe

Diamond Jubilee Tree planting ceremony, Crewe Green

Big Jubilee Lunch, Gainsborough

Street Party, James Atkinson Way, Crewe

4th June 2012

Jubilee Party in the Park, Queen's Park, Crewe

Street party, Fisherman's Close, Winterley

Beacon and Fireworks show, Queens Park, Crewe

Diamond street party, Becconsall Close, Crewe

5th June 2012

Street party, Wishing Well, Crewe

Street party, New Life Community Church, Crewe

Afternoon tea party, Purple Onion, Crewe

8th June 2012

Jubilee Rose Garden opening ceremony, Wistaston

9th June 2012

Jubilee strawberry tea party, Crewe

11th June 2012

QE60 party, Chapel Street, Crewe

Olympic Torch Relay in Crewe - Useful Information

The Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Cheshire East on the morning of Thursday, May 31, The Council, in conjunction with the police, has taken the decision to close roads where the Olympic Flame is being carried by torchbearers in Crewe, Congleton, Macclesfield and Knutsford.

The road closures are necessary to protect the public and make this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity safe and enjoyable for all Cheshire East residents and participants.

However, the road closures are likely to cause significant disruption to traffic and residents are being advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys during the morning.

Anyone planning to go and watch the relay is being asked to walk or cycle to the route where possible. Those travelling in their own vehicles are being encouraged to set off early and park in off-street car parks.

Public transport will be disrupted and access to railway stations, including Crewe and Knutsford, will be affected.

Information leaflets and maps are currently being prepared and will be distributed to all homes and businesses along the roads that are closed, as well as those adjacent to them.

Although the torch will only be passing through the town for a short period, it is necessary to close the road for longer to accommodate the various events that will be lining the route as well as the road cleaning after the relay has passed.

Further information about waste collections on Thursday, May 31, will be communicated nearer the time.

Councillor Rod Menlove, Cabinet member with responsibility for environmental services, said: “The Olympic Torch Relay is a unique event and we want as many Cheshire East residents as possible to come out and see the flame for themselves.

“We are closing the roads for the safety of both participants and spectators and we will do our utmost to reduce the disruption by reopening the roads as soon as it is safe to do so.”

All the information, including the maps of road closures, is available to view online at: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/2012.