Village News

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
Wistaston Allotments benefit from builder’s sales cabin donation

Wistaston Allotments benefit from builder’s sales cabin donation

Members of Wistaston Allotments on Wistaston Green Road have welcomed the delivery of an unused sales cabin from a local housebuilder.

The community of 40 members was searching for a suitable cabin for the allotment to hold monthly meetings, fundraising discussions and wider community events like open days.

May 17, 2021
Police step up presence in Stapeley amid reports of drug dealing

Police step up presence in Stapeley amid reports of drug dealing

Police in Nantwich say they are stepping up their presence on an estate in Stapeley amid reports of problems with drug dealing and use.

Some residents on the Pear Tree Field/Cronkinson development say dealing has been going on for weeks “openly” with young men in cars and on bikes.

May 11, 2021
Audlem Festival of Transport set to go ahead in July

Audlem Festival of Transport set to go ahead in July

The popular Audlem Festival of Transport is set to go ahead on July 25, organisers have confirmed.

The event, which pulls in hundreds of visitors to the village, will take place subject to all the relevant Government and local guidelines.

May 10, 2021
Hankelow polling station moved on election day due to fire

Hankelow polling station moved on election day due to fire

The polling station at Hankelow village near Nantwich has temporarily relocated due to a fire in the local area.

Polling station staff have evacuated safely, closed the polling station and have set up temporary polling arrangements from vehicles parked on Hankelow Village Green.

May 6, 2021
Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury Cllr Sarah Pochin has been voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East.

Cllr Pochin, an Independent who has represented Bunbury Ward for the last few years, was sworn in at a full council meeting last night (May 4).

May 5, 2021
Wistaston staff cycle to Disneyland Paris for pupil with rare brain cancer

Wistaston staff cycle to Disneyland Paris for pupil with rare brain cancer

Big-hearted school staff in Wistaston pedalled for almost 500 miles from Crewe to Disneyland Paris – to raise money for one special Princess.

Wistaston Academy year 1 pupil Acacia was diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer called Diffuse Midline Glioma H3K27M in September last year.

May 4, 2021