Village News

Wistaston resident takes part in Covid Colour Challenge

Wistaston resident takes part in Covid Colour Challenge

By Jonathan White
Wistaston resident Diane Debens set up a ‘Covid Colour Challenge’ at her house during the pandemic lockdown.

For seven days in May, she put together a collection of different coloured materials and objects on each day of the week by going on a themed treasure hunt around her home.

June 2, 2020
Wistaston Conservation Group plant sale raises funds

Wistaston Conservation Group plant sale raises funds

By Jonathan White
A member of Wistaston Conservation Group hosted a plant sale at his house to raise funds for the group.

John Wood, Chairman of Wistaston Conservation Group, sold vegetable plants and flowering plants from his Sandringham Drive garage.

May 31, 2020
Fire tackled by crews on land in Alpraham near Nantwich

Fire tackled by crews on land in Alpraham near Nantwich

Fire crews from Nantwich put out a small fire on land off Chester Road in Alpraham.

The fire involved a tree, fencing and a manure heap in a field at around 6.10pm last night (May 29).

May 30, 2020
Willaston student produces fund-raising booklet of photos

Willaston student produces fund-raising booklet of photos

By Jonathan White
A Graphic design student from Willaston has produced a fund-raising booklet of local photographs.

Charles Brazier, 20, is a student on a Graphic Communication course at Birmingham City University.

May 24, 2020
Wistaston’s famous garden gnomes welcome Boris Johnson the Elf!

Wistaston’s famous garden gnomes welcome Boris Johnson the Elf!

By Jonathan White
Wistaston’s famous garden gnomes have welcomed a new guest – an Elf called Boris full of hot air!

Villager Laurence Perry, who runs and maintains the gnome collection in and around his Westfield Drive home, decided to introduce a new centre-piece.

May 23, 2020
Fire rips through bakery business in Aston near Nantwich

Fire rips through bakery business in Aston near Nantwich

Fire has ripped through a large bakery business in Aston near Nantwich overnight.

Ten crews from across Cheshire were called to the major incident at around 12.30am this morning on Whitchurch Road, Newhall.

May 23, 2020
Bunbury Ward Cllr Sarah Pochin does not appeal party expulsion

Bunbury Ward Cllr Sarah Pochin does not appeal party expulsion

A Cheshire East councillor who was expelled from the Conservative Group, has not appealed against the decision.

Cllr Sarah Pochin, who represents Bunbury Ward, was expelled by the Cheshire East Conservative Group in March.

May 22, 2020
Stones trail in Stapeley inspires youngsters to fundraise for MIND

Stones trail in Stapeley inspires youngsters to fundraise for MIND

Big-hearted Stapeley youngsters are raising hundreds of pounds for MIND thanks to their amazing “Happy Trail” of stones and other initiatives.

As well as the brightly coloured stone trail, they have held charity sweet stalls and fundraising toy sales to raise funds during lockdown.

May 22, 2020
Police appeal after specialised bike stolen in Bunbury

Police appeal after specialised bike stolen in Bunbury

Police are appealing for help after a specialized bike was stolen in Bunbury, near Nantwich.

The man’s specialized Allez blue and yellow bicycle was taken from the village between midnight and 7am yesterday (May 16).

May 17, 2020
Wistaston musicians play “Clap for our Carers” tribute

Wistaston musicians play “Clap for our Carers” tribute

By Jonathan White
Wistaston residents have been fine-tuning the national “Clap for our Carers” campaign.

Launched by Dutch Londoner Annemarie Plas, households across the UK have gathered at windows, on doorsteps and in front gardens every Thursday at 8pm.

May 14, 2020
Audlem volunteers praised for helping retirement home residents

Audlem volunteers praised for helping retirement home residents

Two volunteers have been hailed heroes by residents at the Lyme Wood Grange Retirement Living development in Audlem.

For Molly Hodges and Ralph Warburton have been supplying with their groceries, fresh fruit and
vegetables and their medicines throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

May 12, 2020
RSPCA Stapeley braced for surge in hedgehog admissions

RSPCA Stapeley braced for surge in hedgehog admissions

The RSPCA dealt with 2,691 wildlife incidents in Cheshire last year – with 325 involving hedgehogs.

Now RSPCA Stapeley in Nantwich is bracing itself for a surge in calls as the breeding season starts.

May 12, 2020
Brine Leas student from Wistaston through to national song competition

Brine Leas student from Wistaston through to national song competition

A Brine Leas School student is one of the top ten finalists in the national song academy 2020 Young Songwriters Competition.

Cathy Jain, from Wistaston, has made it through from hundreds entries in her category across the UK in the contest run by The Song Academy.

May 7, 2020