Village News

Wybunbury man found guilty of manslaughter of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt

Wybunbury man found guilty of manslaughter of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt

A man has been found guilty of the manslaughter of Audlem businessman Adam Lovatt following a retrial.

Samuel Thorpe, 26, of Annions Lane, Wybunbury, was found guilty today at Liverpool Crown Court after a 10-day trial.

October 22, 2021
Boughey staff step up to raise funds for Calveley Primary School

Boughey staff step up to raise funds for Calveley Primary School

Employees at Boughey Distribution near Nantwich have helped raise almost £1,500 for Calveley Primary School – by increasing their daily step count by at least 1,000 every day!

All additional steps were turned into cash credits by the company and helped raise an impressive £1,443 for the local village school.

October 17, 2021
New ‘on demand’ rural Nantwich bus service launches

New ‘on demand’ rural Nantwich bus service launches

A new on-demand rural bus service to help reduce isolation and connect rural areas with Nantwich has been launched by Cheshire East Council.

The new “go-too” pilot scheme covers a large area south and west of Nantwich, including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem and other villages, where no commercial services are available.

October 12, 2021
Bridgemere Primary School to store life-saving defribrillator for village

Bridgemere Primary School to store life-saving defribrillator for village

Villagers can now access a life-saving defibrillator being stored at Bridgemere Primary School near Nantwich.

Doddington and District Parish Council has liaised with other organisations to secure the equipment for its rural residents.

October 8, 2021
Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

Rotting food uncollected as CEC refuse teams hit by staff shortage

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Rotting food has been left in garden waste bins in parts of Cheshire East where fortnightly collections have been missed because of a lack of staff.

Cllr Rachel Bailey (Audlem, Con) has called on the council’s audit and governance committee to look at how waste food is collected and how the scheme operates to see if anything can be done.

October 5, 2021
Willaston memorial tree planted in honour of Maurice Jones

Willaston memorial tree planted in honour of Maurice Jones

The “maze” area of Willaston village has been renamed and a memorial tree planted in honour of the late Maurice Jones.

Maurice, who died two years ago, was a past chairman of Willaston Parish Council and a former Mayor of Crewe and Nantwich Borough.

September 30, 2021
Former Stapeley councillor wins Nantwich Museum honour

Former Stapeley councillor wins Nantwich Museum honour

Former Stapeley Parish councillors Keith Lawrence has been awarded the prestigious Dutton Prize by Nantwich Museum.

Dr Lawrence was announced as the winner at the venue’s Annual General Meeting of museum members.

September 27, 2021
Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

A Willaston councillor says he may quit after suffering a second homophobic assault in the village.

Cllr Craig Bailey says he and his partner Wayne were verbally abused by two youths.

September 18, 2021
‘On demand’ rural bus service to launch between Nantwich and Audlem

‘On demand’ rural bus service to launch between Nantwich and Audlem

A new on-demand rural bus service is being launched to cover south of Nantwich connecting Audlem and other villages.

The Cheshire East Council “go-too” pilot scheme is aimed at tackling rural isolation.

September 18, 2021
Fire crews tackle tumble dryer blaze at Wardle house

Fire crews tackle tumble dryer blaze at Wardle house

Fire crews were called to tackle a tumble dryer fire at a property in Wardle, near Nantwich.

Householders had managed to drag the dryer into the garden from the house on Wardle Avenue at around 7am today (September 15).

September 15, 2021
Audlem Climate and Nature Event to be staged in village

Audlem Climate and Nature Event to be staged in village

Residents and visitors are invited to join in Audlem’s “Climate and Nature Event” on Saturday (September 18).

The event, at the Buttermarket on The Square between 10am and 4pm, is one of many around the country kicking off the Great Big Green Week nationwide campaign.

September 13, 2021
Bunbury canoeist Stuart Wood scoops bronze in Paralympics debut

Bunbury canoeist Stuart Wood scoops bronze in Paralympics debut

Bunbury Paralympian Stuart Wood has scooped a bronze medal in the thrilling para canoe VL3 200m Vaa final in Tokyo.

It was the 26-year-old’s debut in the Paralympics and the bronze follows a medal-winning performance in the para canoe World Championships in 2019.

September 8, 2021
Wistaston Flower and Produce Show 2021 results

Wistaston Flower and Produce Show 2021 results

By Jonathan White
The 38th annual Wistaston Flower and Produce Show took place at St Mary’s Church Hall on Church Lane in Wistaston.

St Mary’s Church Hall was filled with stunning floral arrangements and there were high standards throughout the flower and vegetables classes.

September 6, 2021