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Tributes paid to Willaston volunteer Helenor King who has died

Tributes paid to Willaston volunteer Helenor King who has died

People have paid tribute to long-service Willaston volunteer Helenor King who has died.

The 81-year-old was recognised by many as a hard-working volunteer for a number of causes, including the Samaritans for Crewe Stroke Support Group for decades.

Willaston man tackles 10 marathons in aid of Bloodwise charity

Willaston man tackles 10 marathons in aid of Bloodwise charity

By Jonathan White
A Willaston man is attempting to complete 10 marathons in 10 days to raise funds for the blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

Paul Dean, 37, is hard in training for the gruelling challenge he aims to tackle starting on May 25 this year.

March 3, 2018 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Sale of former children’s centre Redsands in Willaston completed, says Cheshire East

Sale of former children’s centre Redsands in Willaston completed, says Cheshire East

The sale of the former Cheshire East Council children’s home Redsands in Willaston, Nantwich, has been completed.

Engine of the North, Cheshire East Council’s wholly owned strategic property company, confirmed today it has completed the sale to Richmond Care Villages.

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

Latest league tables show performance of primary schools in Nantwich

The Government’s latest league tables for Nantwich primary schools have been published, rating schools on the improvement shown by pupils in reading, writing and maths.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2 (year 6), compared to where pupils were at the end of Key Stage 1 (year 2).

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

Winter freeze hits Crewe and Nantwich – in pictures

The winter  freeze has brought joy and frustration to families across Crewe and Nantwich.

Thousands enjoyed the weekend snow as young and old went sledging, built snowmen and enjoyed gorgeous Winter walks.

Burst water main keeps Rope Lane bridge closed

Burst water main keeps Rope Lane bridge closed

A major water main burst could keep the busy Rope Lane in Wistaston closed for another four days.

The burst happened earlier in the week, forcing Cheshire East Council to close off the Rope Lane bridge over the railway at the crossroads with Eastern Road and Gresty Lane.

Willaston residents plant 250 trees at Lettie Spencer field

Willaston residents plant 250 trees at Lettie Spencer field

Twenty-five residents in Willaston turned out to help plant more than 250 trees on the Lettie Spencer Playing Field.

The trees, including Birch, Rowan and Hazel species, were planted in areas to improve wildlife habitat and visual interest for park users.

November 25, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s on his way – with more Christmas dates than ever in Nantwich and Crewe

Santa’s hectic schedule visiting Nantwich and Crewe has been unveiled – giving more youngsters than ever a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Crewe & Nantwich District Round Table have released his busy tour around the towns in the run up to the big day.

Planners approve bid to turn Redsands children’s centre into dementia care village

Planners approve bid to turn Redsands children’s centre into dementia care village

Planners have approved a bid to turn the former Redsands children’s centre in Nantwich, into a specialised 71-bedroom dementia care village.

The buildings, in Willaston, will now have a new lease of life as a specialised centre of excellence in dementia care, with landscaped gardens and residential units.

Willaston Primary to host Firework Extravaganza

Willaston Primary to host Firework Extravaganza

Willaston Primary Academy will host a Firework Extravaganza on October 20.

The event, between 5.30pm and 7pm, will feature a professional firework display, as well as fairground rides, grill and bar and other entertainment.

October 3, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Housing developer launches affordable homes scheme in Willaston

Housing developer launches affordable homes scheme in Willaston

Affordable homes provider Plumlife has opened a new development in Willaston, near Nantwich.

Properties on the Willow Grange development are being offered through Shared Ownership for local people.

October 1, 2017 1 comment Village News, Willaston & Rope
Willaston dad completes 5-marathon challenge in aid of Bloodwise

Willaston dad completes 5-marathon challenge in aid of Bloodwise

Family and friends stepped out for a Willaston dad to complete a five-marathon challenge and raise funds in memory of his dad.

Paul Dean, 36, organised the 130-mile adventure in a 24-hour period in aid of Bloodwise, formerly Leukaemia Research.

July 4, 2017 0 comments Village News, Willaston & Rope
Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston family scoop honours in the 38th World Worm Charming Championships

A Willaston family has scooped top honours at the 38th World Worm Charming Championships.

Hundreds gathered for the event, held in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy.