Willaston & Rope

Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant counting on victory in Willaston Worm Charming Championships

Nantwich accountant Steven Betts has only one number in mind as he gears up for the 38th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston.

But he won’t be counting his chickens – only his worms – in the hotly contest event which draws in competitors from around the world.

Willaston stages first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church

Willaston stages first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church

Willaston Parish Council held its first Civic Service at St John’s Methodist Church on Wybunbury Road.

The event was hosted by the Chairman Cllr Maurice Jones and was attended by Mayor of Cheshire East, Cllr Olivia Hunter, which was last occasion of her mayoral year.

May 20, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

Supreme Court judges allow 170 homes plan for green gap land in Willaston

A landmark Supreme Court ruling has allowed Richborough Estates to build 170 homes on green land in Willaston.

The decision, by five judges in the highest court in the land, brings an end to a three-year legal battle.

Willaston boy, 10, to climb Snowdon in aid of Macmillan Cancer

Willaston boy, 10, to climb Snowdon in aid of Macmillan Cancer

A Willaston youngster who lost his grandad and great grandad to cancer, is to climb Snowdon in aid of Macmillan.

Big-hearted Lucas James Mottram, 10, is in training ready for the charity climb on July 9.

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table boosted by £200 Willaston donation

Crewe & Nantwich Round Table boosted by £200 Willaston donation

A birthday bash at Willaston Club helped raise £200 for Crewe and Nantwich Round Table.

The event was staged by the former Mayor and Mayoress of Crewe and Nantwich, Brian Silvester and Sheila Davies.

April 26, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Nantwich children’s nurseries boosted by £750,000 free places funding

Two nurseries near Nantwich are among five to share more than £745,000 of government funding to boost free nursery places.

Rope Green Farm Day Nursery in Willaston, and Bramley Hedge Day Nursery in Bunbury, are to benefit from the capital funding.

Teenagers arrested in Nantwich after lambs found dead

Teenagers arrested in Nantwich after lambs found dead

Two teenagers have been arrested after a number of lambs were found dead near Nantwich.

Police spotted a suspicious vehicle next to the disused Redsands Centre off Crewe Road, in Willaston.

Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

Storm Doris causes havoc across Nantwich and Cheshire

High winds from Storm Doris are causing havoc across Cheshire today, emergency services have warned.

Cheshire Police have received an unprecedented number of calls relating to the storm from 9am today (February 23).

Former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich to be sold as care home

Former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich to be sold as care home

Vandal-hit former children’s home Redsands in Nantwich looks set to be sold and turned into a specialist care home for dementia patients.

A bid for the site, off Crewe Road in Willaston, has been made by Richmond Care Villages Holdings Limited, and Cheshire East councillors are being advised to approve.

Christie Hospital charity event at The Lamb in Willaston

Christie Hospital charity event at The Lamb in Willaston

A fund-raiser craft event will be staged in Willaston to help raise cash for the Christie cancer hospital.

The event will be held in the conservatory of The Lamb, on Wistaston Road, Willaston, on Thursday November 24 from 4.30pm-7pm.

November 20, 2016 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Willaston van driver killed in A500 crash at Barthomley named by police

Willaston van driver killed in A500 crash at Barthomley named by police

A Willaston man killed in the A500 crash at Barthomley, has been named as 31-year-old Neil Dey.

A van and a HGV collided on the road between the M6 and the roundabout for the Shavington bypass.

November 8, 2016 0 comments Incident, News, Village News, Willaston & Rope
New road crossing boosts safety on Rope Lane in Willaston

New road crossing boosts safety on Rope Lane in Willaston

Road safety campaigners in Willaston are celebrating after a new crossing was installed on busy Rope Lane.

Local councillors in Willaston and Rope have been fighting for the crossing for years.

Cheshire East axes Nantwich school bus service despite angry protests

Cheshire East axes Nantwich school bus service despite angry protests

A school bus service taking pupils from Willaston to Malbank in Nantwich is to be axed – despite vociferous protests by parents, teachers and councillors.

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet has upheld a previous decision to bring in a ‘walking route’ instead – which will take Willaston pupils over the London Road level crossing (pictured).