Village News

Fire crews rescue bullock stuck in Hankelow ditch near Nantwich

Fire crews rescue bullock stuck in Hankelow ditch near Nantwich

Fire crews across Cheshire mucked in to help rescue a bullock stuck in a ditch near Nantwich.

And the animal was soon on the mooove again after they managed to pull him out with ropes and ramps.

Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Drivers are being warned to avoid Wybunbury Road in Willaston after a “sink hole” appeared.

The hole is between the junction of Eastern Road and Green Lane, and the route is currently closed, says Cheshire Police.

Hundreds of families enjoy Bunbury Village Day

Hundreds of families enjoy Bunbury Village Day

Hundreds of villagers turned out to enjoy the annual Bunbury Village day in glorious sunshine.

The event saw the crowning of the new Rose Queen Aimee Doyle, who took over the robes from retiring Queen Gracie McKenzie.

June 27, 2018 0 comments Bunbury, Village News
Sink hole appears on main road in Wistaston

Sink hole appears on main road in Wistaston

By Jonathan White
A large hole has appeared in the middle of Church Lane in Wistaston.

Police and highways engineers were called out at a collapsed section of the road, “probably caused by drainage”.

June 26, 2018 0 comments News, Village News, Wistaston
Competitors find it tough going at World Worm Charming Championships

Competitors find it tough going at World Worm Charming Championships

Competitors at the 39th World Worm Charming Championships in Willaston found it tough going today – with the winner charming out just 11 worms!

Dry weather and hard ground made it difficult for the hundreds of people taking part in the annual event in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy on Derwent Close.

Stapeley “Party in the Lane” raises £1,300 for hospice

Stapeley “Party in the Lane” raises £1,300 for hospice

The “Party in the Lane” event in Stapeley has helped to raise more than £1,300 for St Luke’s Hospice, organisers say.

The event, held on June 9, was held on Wybunbury Lane and saw up to 300 villagers attend.

June 22, 2018 0 comments Stapeley, Village News
Vehicle blaze damages A500 embankment at Shavington

Vehicle blaze damages A500 embankment at Shavington

A vehicle fire damaged the A500 Shavington bypass embankment.

The incident happened on the dual carriageway heading towards the Shavington roundabout.

June 21, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News
Wistaston man clocks up 12 years of community reporting

Wistaston man clocks up 12 years of community reporting

Keen photographer Jonathan White has clocked up 12 years of community reporting in and around his village of Wistaston.

Jonathan, who works full-time at Cheshire College – South & West, began submitting articles to the local media back in 2006.

Wistaston Village Fete enjoyed by  hundreds of families

Wistaston Village Fete enjoyed by hundreds of families

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families enjoyed the annual Wistaston Village Fete.

The event, organised by the Wistaston Community Council, took place at Wistaston Church Lane Academy and featured a wide range of entertainment.

June 18, 2018 0 comments Village News, Wistaston
Shavington nursery Roundabouts to get garden revamp from homebuilder grant

Shavington nursery Roundabouts to get garden revamp from homebuilder grant

The Roundabouts Day Nursery in Shavington is to enjoy a garden revamp after receiving a community donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey Manchester.

The nursery, which turns three-years-old this year, has been given £500 to build higher fencing and a new gate, to ensure the safety of the children, as well as to provide more plants and outdoor covering.

June 17, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News
Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2018 – picture special

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes 2018 – picture special

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people gathered to enjoy the annual Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes event in glorious sunshine.

The event started at midday with a peal of bells at Wybunbury Tower.

June 10, 2018 0 comments Shavington, Village News, Wybunbury
Wybunbury pupils celebrate opening of Fort Lewis in memory of Lewis Crossley

Wybunbury pupils celebrate opening of Fort Lewis in memory of Lewis Crossley

Pupils and staff at Wybunbury Delves have celebrated the opening of ‘Fort Lewis’ – play equipment built in memory of tragic Lewis Crossley who died of leukaemia.

And the opening on June 4 took place on what would have been Lewis’ 8th birthday.

June 7, 2018 1 comment Village News, Wybunbury
Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze at house in Acton

Fire crews tackle kitchen blaze at house in Acton

Fire crews forced their way into a house in Acton to tackle a kitchen blaze.

The blaze started after a cooker was left unattended at a house on Chester Road at around 2.20pm yesterday (June 5).

June 6, 2018 0 comments Acton, Village News