Village News

Road closure in Wistaston forces drivers to detour through businesses

Road closure in Wistaston forces drivers to detour through businesses

By Jonathan White
Frustrated motorists have been forced to take an unofficial detour through business premises to avoid long-running roadworks in Wisaston.

A ‘major gas replacement’ by Cadent Gas Ltd has closed the busy Wistaston Green Road from February 11 for five weeks.

February 22, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Stapeley primary school launches new playgroup

Stapeley primary school launches new playgroup

Pear Tree School in Stapeley has launched a new weekly Playgroup.

“Little PiPs” is being run by the staff from ‘PiPs’ – the primary school’s own before and after school club.

February 13, 2019
Wrenbury & District Model Railway club celebrates 5th birthday

Wrenbury & District Model Railway club celebrates 5th birthday

The Wrenbury & District Model Railway club has celebrated its fifth birthday.

The club has grown in membership and popularity since its formation and organisers are hoping to encourage more to join.

February 11, 2019
Man trapped after crash at Reaseheath near Nantwich closes A51

Man trapped after crash at Reaseheath near Nantwich closes A51

A man had to be cut free from his car today after a smash off the A51 near Nantwich closed the road.

The incident happened at around 11.45am and involved one vehicle on the busy route close to Reaseheath College.

February 4, 2019
Fire crews attend two collisions in Wardle and Faddiley near Nantwich

Fire crews attend two collisions in Wardle and Faddiley near Nantwich

Occupants walked away unhurt after a vehicle crashed off the A51 Nantwich Road in Wardle.

The incident happened shortly after 3am yesterday (January 26) and was attended by fire crews from Nantwich and Tarporley.

January 27, 2019
Shavington dad’s long distance run challenge for cancer charity

Shavington dad’s long distance run challenge for cancer charity

By Jonathan White
A Shavington dad is to tackle a 200-mile run from Nantwich to London and then race in the London Marathon to raise money for Children with Cancer UK charity.

Father-of-two Simon Benbow, 36, who himself has survived cancer, will set off on Monday April 22 from Nantwich to London over the space of five days.

January 21, 2019
Wistaston Berkeley Primary to celebrate 50th anniversary

Wistaston Berkeley Primary to celebrate 50th anniversary

Staff and pupils are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wistaston Berkeley Primary School.

The school, now called The Berkeley Academy on Laidon Avenue, first opened on Monday January 6 1969.

January 20, 2019
Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Peppa Pig and friend found dumped on A51 near Nantwich

Two cute pet pigs who wag their tails when happy, have been found dumped at the side of the busy A51 in Alpraham near Nantwich.

The RSPCA is now appealing for help to trace those who ditched the pigs they have named Peppa and George.

January 17, 2019
Two men charged in connection with Audlem man’s death plead not guilty

Two men charged in connection with Audlem man’s death plead not guilty

Two men charged in connection with the death of Audlem dad Adam Lovatt have pleaded not guilty.

Samuel Thorpe and Nicholas Hill entered their pleas at a hearing in Chester Crown court today (January 16).

January 16, 2019
Acton organises ‘Holly Holy Day’ activities

Acton organises ‘Holly Holy Day’ activities

By Jonathan White
Activities have been organised at St Mary’s Church in Acton on the annual ‘Holly Holy Day’ Battle of Nantwich on Saturday January 26.

The Church will be open from 9am until 11:30am serving hot drinks and buttered toast with the opportunity to go up the Church’s Tower.

January 16, 2019
Fire crews tackle derelict building blaze in Newhall

Fire crews tackle derelict building blaze in Newhall

Fire crews tackled a blaze in a derelict building in Newhall near Nantwich which caused the busy A530 to be closed.

The fire broke out around 9.30am today (January 14) in the first floor of a property on Whitchurch Road.

January 14, 2019
“Tea at the Tower” Acton walks re-launch after 2018 success

“Tea at the Tower” Acton walks re-launch after 2018 success

By Jonathan White
‘Tea at The Tower’ guided circular walks are re-launching in Acton near Nantwich after their success in 2018.

They will take place each month from St Mary’s Church, on Monks Lane.

January 10, 2019