Sandbach Neighbourhood Plan

…for the future of Sandbach

Sandbach Today

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 in Cheshire, Planning, Sandbach

A traditional Cheshire market town, Sandbach has a wealth of history, an outgoing and energetic population and a thriving town centre. Its excellent communication links, outstanding schools, multitude of sporting and leisure organisations and beautiful surrounding countryside speak volumes about the quality of life in this attractive vibrant town.

Sandbach is renowned for the size and quality of its Thursday Market, held each week on The Commons and throughout the town. The town centre includes some well-known High Street stores but mainly consists of independent local specialist retailers who pride themselves on offering high quality, unusual products at the right price. It also boasts a regular monthly Farmers’ and Artisan Market held in the Market Square, beside the historic Saxon Crosses.

The town has two excellent single sex Secondary Schools and six primary schools. There are many clubs and societies within Sandbach covering a variety of sporting activities and voluntary organisations. Some of these groups hold events each year, such as a Beer Festival, Donkey Derby, Firework Displays, Fairtrade and Eco Fair, whilst others hold monthly events, for example Sandbach Concert Series. The town was the home of Foden’s and ERF Trucks and celebrates this each April with a Festival of Transport. In addition, the award winning and internationally-acclaimed Foden’s Brass Band is still based in Sandbach.

An attractive place to visit or live, Sandbach is easily accessible since Junction 17 of the M6 is only 1 mile from the town centre. The motorway provides immediate access to the north or south of the country and allows a speedy link to Manchester airport for international travel.

Sandbach Station is on the main Manchester to Crewe line and provides fast access to Crewe as well as Wilmslow (20 minutes), Manchester Airport (24 minutes) and Piccadilly in central Manchester. Crewe mainline railway station is just 6 miles away, connecting travellers to all corners of the UK.

For those wishing to enjoy a more leisurely pace the Trent and Mersey canal runs through the south of the town, in the villages of Wheelock, Ettiley Heath and Elworth and provides an excellent way to enjoy the Cheshire countryside.

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