Path back open

A LOWER Walton footpath has reopened after the site was cleared following years of neglect.

Residents stopped using the path, which runs alongside Solvay Interox and the Manchester Ship Canal, after the surrounding bushes became overgrown.

But following clearance work it has opened for the public to enjoy again.

Speed tracker moved

A SPEED indicating device set up to combat dangerous motorists remains in Appleton but has been moved slightly.

The speed tracker had been placed on Longwood Road, just off Shepperton Close.

However, despite staying on Longwood Road, it now sits off Petersham Drive.

PCSOs in the area will be monitoring it and discussing any concerns with Appleton Parish Council.

New container service

STOCKTON Heath motorists are set to be affected after a new container service was launched.

Confirmation comes after Quality Freight UK and Peel Ports, which operates Manchester Ship Canal, reached an agreement.

The weekly service will run along the River Mersey and the canal.

In addition, an existing Manchester Ship Canal service has been extended to three sailings a week to meet 'growing demand'

Bosses believe the service has the potential to reduce the number of road miles by up to half a million a year.

Collection raises £88

A LAW firm in Stockton Heath has done its bit to raise funds for Children in Need.

Staff from FDR Law, which is based on Walton Road, joined forces with those from the town centre and Frodsham branches to donate £88 to the cause.