Village News

War hero’s son special guest for Marbury Spitfire flypast

War hero’s son special guest for Marbury Spitfire flypast

By Jonathan White
The son of a true war hero was special guest during the Marbury Merry Days Spitfire Flypast.

John Wojda’s father Zbigniew ‘Adam’ Wojda was a Polish Spitfire pilot and instructor during the Second World War.

May 17, 2024
Pothole-plagued Station Road in Wrenbury to finally be resurfaced

Pothole-plagued Station Road in Wrenbury to finally be resurfaced

Long-suffering resident and motorists in Wrenbury are to FINALLY see pothole-ridden Station Road resurfaced next month.

The road has made a national headlines in recent months after we revealed how locals had put up amusing warning signs for drivers.

May 15, 2024
Wistaston Singers group photo during the interval

Wistaston Singers and Ukes Aloud perform at church concert

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Singers and ukulele group Ukes Aloud performed a Springtime Concert in Aston in memory of two Ukes Aloud members who died.

The concert took place in a packed St Andrew’s Methodist Church on Wrenbury Road in Aston.

May 14, 2024
Rural Nantwich bus services face cuts under new CEC plans

Rural Nantwich bus services face cuts under new CEC plans

Rural bus services around Nantwich couldĀ be cut under new plans unveiled by Cheshire East Council.

But a direct service from the town to Leighton Hospital looks set to be reinstated if the proposals go ahead.

May 8, 2024
Shavington Village Festival to host D-Day 80 event

Shavington Village Festival to host D-Day 80 event

By Jonathan White
Shavington Village Festival Committee have organised a ‘D-Day 80’ event on June 8 at St Mark’s Church Hall on Main Road.

The event is to commemorate 80 years since D-Day and will include a themed quiz and live music with a fish & chip supper.

May 6, 2024
Dogs welcome at Marbury Merry Days country fair

Dogs welcome at Marbury Merry Days country fair

By Jonathan White
The Marbury Merry Days traditional country fair will this year include a ‘Gun Dog Scurry’ on both days and a ‘Fun Dog Show’ on Sunday.

The popular two-day fair will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 11-12 this month.

May 1, 2024
Willaston fundraising daredevil takes on new challenge

Willaston fundraising daredevil takes on new challenge

By Jonathan White
A daredevil Willaston woman is taking on a new challenge to help raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.

Sarah Iggo, aged 46, will be travelling to Porth Dafarch on the west coast of Anglesey’s Holy island in North Wales to participate in “coasteering” and a 100ft abseil.

April 25, 2024
Double Whammy fundraising concert takes place in Worleston

Double Whammy fundraising concert takes place in Worleston

By Jonathan White
A sold-out “Double Whammy” concert at St Oswald’s Church in Worleston has helped to raise thousands of pounds.

A medley of popular music was performed by The Funky Choir, a local faith-based community choir.

April 24, 2024
Man charged with shoplifting offences in Crewe and Shavington

Man charged with shoplifting offences in Crewe and Shavington

Officers from Crewe Local Policing Unit have charged a man in connection with a number of shoplifting offences in Crewe and Shavington.

Christopher Neil Sedgley was arrested on Saturday 20 April.

April 22, 2024
Plans for golf driving range and academy in South Cheshire village

Plans for golf driving range and academy in South Cheshire village

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans for a golf driving range and junior academy centre on land at Wirswall near Wrenbury have been recommended for approval.

PGA professional Rob Ashbrook wants to set up the 16-bay driving range and junior golf centre on an agricultural plot of land sited off Bradley Green Lane.

April 20, 2024
Orchestra hosts Wistaston concert in memory of founder member

Orchestra hosts Wistaston concert in memory of founder member

By Jonathan White
South Cheshire Orchestra are hosting a ‘Spring Concert’ on Sunday (April 21) at Wistaston Memorial Hall.

The concert is in memory of one of the orchestra’s founder members, Lewis Goodrich, who passed away in November.

April 18, 2024
Willaston physiotherapist jailed for sexually assaulting patient

Willaston physiotherapist jailed for sexually assaulting patient

A physiotherapist who sexually assaulted a female patient in Willaston has been jailed for 12 months.

Richard Hughes, 54, of Crewe Road, Willaston, had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault.

April 16, 2024
Homes and pub scheme for Acton refused by Cheshire East councillors

Homes and pub scheme for Acton refused by Cheshire East councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A scheme to build 53 new homes and a pub in the open countryside at Acton near Nantwich has been refused by councillors.

Nine members of the southern planning committee voted to turn down the application on land south of Monks Lane and west of Chester Road, and one abstained.

April 8, 2024