Village News

Bunbury Village Day 2021 – an Olympic day out

Bunbury Village Day 2021 – an Olympic day out

These pictures capture some return to normality in Bunbury when residents welcomed the return of its annual Village Day.

The theme for the 2021 event was the Olympics, to coincide with the delayed Tokyo Games, which were postponed last year due to the pandemic.

June 28, 2021
Wrenbury & District Model Railway Club to host event

Wrenbury & District Model Railway Club to host event

Wrenbury & District Model Railway club will stage an event at Wrenbury Village Hall on July 3.

There will be a variety of layouts and other static examples in the small hall.

June 26, 2021
Plans for Cheshire Sandstone Ridge to be Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Plans for Cheshire Sandstone Ridge to be Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

A campaign is underway to designate the Cheshire Sandstone Ridge as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Natural England announced the proposal today (June 24) alongside an ambitious new landscapes programme for the area which takes in villages such as Beeston, Peckforton, Burwardsley, Bunbury and Bickerton.

June 24, 2021
Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Nantwich residents are to be asked for their views on plans to introduce an on-demand rural bus service.

It aims to reduce isolation in some of the more rural areas of the borough around Nantwich including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem.

June 17, 2021
Audlem Party on the Park rescheduled for July 31

Audlem Party on the Park rescheduled for July 31

Audlem Party on the Park has been re-scheduled to take place on July 31 following the Government’s decision to extend current Covid restrictions.

Organisers and performing artists, including headline act “80s Mania”, have cooperated to rearrange the event.

June 15, 2021
Fire crews tackle large barn blaze in Hatherton

Fire crews tackle large barn blaze in Hatherton

Fire crews from across South Cheshire tackled a large barn fire in Hatherton near Nantwich.

The blaze broke out at a farm off Audlem Road at around 11.20am yesterday (June 12)

June 13, 2021
Bomb squad called as Shavington man digs up hand grenade in garden!

Bomb squad called as Shavington man digs up hand grenade in garden!

A Shavington man who found a “high explosive” hand grenade in his garden sparked drama as the Bomb Squad had to be called out to cordon off the area.

David Birchall was digging in his back garden off Gresty Green Road when his fork clanked against something metal.

June 8, 2021
Covid “Beer Hero” pubs in Cheshire celebrated by Eddisbury MP Timpson

Covid “Beer Hero” pubs in Cheshire celebrated by Eddisbury MP Timpson

A number of Cheshire pubs have been awarded “COVID Community Hero status” for their work to support local communities throughout the pandemic.

The award is supported by a cross-party group of beer-loving MPs, including Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson.

June 7, 2021
Organisers call off World Worm Charming Championships due to Covid

Organisers call off World Worm Charming Championships due to Covid

By Jonathan White
Organisers of the World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston have called off this year’s event due to “uncertainty around coronavirus restrictions”.

The annual event held at Willaston Primary School attracts international attention, but will not take place this year.

May 30, 2021
Young truck fan from Shavington helps Cheshire Police operation

Young truck fan from Shavington helps Cheshire Police operation

A Shavington youngster was recruited by Cheshire Constabulary this week to help highlight their latest road safety operation.

Eight-year-old Alfie Simcox is well known in the trucking world and can often be found at service stations and on motorway bridges taking photographs of trucks for his Facebook page.

May 28, 2021
Stapeley pupils complete community litter pick as restrictions ease

Stapeley pupils complete community litter pick as restrictions ease

Pupils in Stapeley were inspired by a book called “Trash” to complete a community litter pick and tidy up their area.

The Pear Tree Primary year 5 youngsters read ‘Trash’ by Andy Mulligan as their class book last term.

May 24, 2021
Residents move into new specialist dementia village in Willaston

Residents move into new specialist dementia village in Willaston

The first residents have moved into a pioneering new village for people with dementia in Willaston on the site of the former Redsands children’s home.

Richmond Villages Willaston, off Crewe Road, has been inspired by a Dutch ‘household’ care model.

May 20, 2021
Olympian Dan Purvis to appear at Bunbury Village Day in June

Olympian Dan Purvis to appear at Bunbury Village Day in June

Olympic gymnast Dan Purvis will be leaping into action in Bunbury next month at their Olympic themed Bunbury Village Day!

Organisers say the event will go ahead on Saturday 26 June – subject to the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown remaining on course.

May 18, 2021