Village News

Nantwich primary school uses Covid scanners on pupils

Nantwich primary school uses Covid scanners on pupils

A Nantwich school is checking every pupil’s temperature as they arrive in a bid to keep it Covid free.

Stapeley Broad Lane C of E Primary, in Broad Lane, is one of the first schools in the area to use stand-alone devices which scan the temperature of each pupil, staff member and visitor as they enter the building.

October 23, 2020
Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project opening for Remembrance Sunday

Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project opening for Remembrance Sunday

By Jonathan White
The Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project will be officially opened on Remembrance Sunday if government Covid-19 guidelines allow.

The names of 16 local men who died in the two World Wars are commemorated on the Memorial cross in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Wistaston.

October 21, 2020
Stapeley pupils harvesting for Nantwich Foodbank

Stapeley pupils harvesting for Nantwich Foodbank

Pupils at Pear Tree Primary School in Stapeley have been collecting food to support Nantwich Foodbank as part of their annual Harvest celebrations.

October 20, 2020
Shavington residents confused by Main Road traffic proposals

Shavington residents confused by Main Road traffic proposals

By Jonathan White
Confused residents on Main Road in Shavington are continuing their fight against proposed changes to the road outside their homes.

A proposed Magenta Living housing development of 45 dwellings at the rear of The Elephant public house is reliant on an order requiring alterations to Main Road.

October 19, 2020
Wistaston school sends home year group amid pupil’s positive Covid test

Wistaston school sends home year group amid pupil’s positive Covid test

A primary school in Wistaston has had to send a whole year group home to isolate after one pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

Staff at Wistaston Church Lane Academy acted swiftly and all pupils in Year One are now having to isolate at home for 14 days.

October 7, 2020
Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School has sent two year groups home after one of its pupils tested positive for Covid-19.

It’s believed years 3 and 4 have been sent home and those pupils will have to self isolate for two weeks, to return on October 14.

October 2, 2020
Police warning after spate of thefts in Shavington

Police warning after spate of thefts in Shavington

Police are warning Shavington residents to be on guard after a spate of thefts in the village.

They say a number of incidents involving thefts from sheds, garages and vehicles took place overnight on September 28-29.

September 30, 2020
Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police has unveiled its new “community policing” model with “dedicated officers and PCSOs” in 122 community areas.

It will include new police bases in community and village halls in and around Nantwich.

September 25, 2020
Plan unveiled for major changes to Colleys Lane junction with A530

Plan unveiled for major changes to Colleys Lane junction with A530

Plans have been unveiled to change the junction of Colleys Lane with the A530 Middlewich Road in Willaston.

Draft proposals from Cheshire East highways include making it no entry into Colleys Lane from the A530.

September 24, 2020
Five-year-old’s Snowdon climb in aid of village school in Nantwich

Five-year-old’s Snowdon climb in aid of village school in Nantwich

A big-hearted Nantwich boy is climbing up Snowdon with his dad to help raise hundreds of pounds for his village school.

Five-year-old Jack McIntyre wanted to help raise money for the Friends of Acton School PTA.

September 23, 2020

Fire crews attend electrical fire in Wardle

Fire crews were called out to a commercial premises in Wardle near Nantwich after workers reported smoke and a burning smell.

September 22, 2020
Wistaston garden centre reopens after raising thousands for charities

Wistaston garden centre reopens after raising thousands for charities

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston garden centre that has raised thousands of pounds for charity has reopened.

The Rising Sun Nurseries garden centre on Middlewich Road has reopened its premises and charity shop, as Covid-19 pandemic lockdown measures are eased.

September 20, 2020
Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have ruled out protecting bus subsidies in their next council budget.

Currently, the authority spends £1.7 million on subsidising 12 routes across the borough.

September 11, 2020