Village News

Families enjoy 35th annual Wistaston Fireworks Display

Families enjoy 35th annual Wistaston Fireworks Display

Hundreds of Wistaston families had a blast at the village’s 35th annual Fireworks Display. The event included judging of the children’s best pumpkin and best fancy dress competitions, before a procession to the Eric Swan Sports Ground off Church Lane for the display.

Stapeley campaigners anger over “Nantwich South” support letters

Stapeley campaigners anger over “Nantwich South” support letters

Campaigners against plans for a 1,100-home “Nantwich South” scheme, have cast doubt on dozens of letters of support. Protect Stapeley say some letters claiming to back Muller Property’s plans which have been published on Cheshire East Council’s website may not be valid.

November 2, 2012 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Stapeley
Pensioner injured in A534 garden crash at Acton, Nantwich

Pensioner injured in A534 garden crash at Acton, Nantwich

A pensioner was taken to hospital after her car ploughed off a road in Nantwich and crashed into a garden. The 73-year-old woman was driving along the A534 through Acton from Nantwich when the accident happened on a sharp bend.

November 1, 2012 0 comments Acton, Incident, Latest
Nantwich students help fix rotary club’s Father Christmas float

Nantwich students help fix rotary club’s Father Christmas float

Nantwich students have been giving Santa a helping hand with his trusty transport. Joinery and carpentry students from Reaseheath College pooled their talents to restore a Christmas float for a local rotary club.

Police seize alcohol in crackdown on drunken yobs in Wistaston

Police seize alcohol in crackdown on drunken yobs in Wistaston

Drunken youths plaguing a village near Nantwich are facing a tough police crackdown. Officers seized large amounts of alcohol (pictured) after they targeted yobs in Wistaston.

October 31, 2012 0 comments Crime, Latest, Wistaston
Stapeley Parish Council meeting over Muller Property “Nantwich South” plan

Stapeley Parish Council meeting over Muller Property “Nantwich South” plan

Residents in Stapeley are being urged to attend a parish council meeting to discuss Muller Property Group’s controversial Nantwich South plans. The meeting, to be held on Thursday at Pear Tree Primary School, comes after Muller submitted its first two applications as part of a larger proposal to create a 1,100-home village on green fields.

October 31, 2012 0 comments Environment, Latest, News, Stapeley
Nantwich mum’s horror after Stapeley home raided as family sleep

Nantwich mum’s horror after Stapeley home raided as family sleep

A Nantwich mum has warned families to be on their guard after a burglar raided her home while the family was asleep. The victim was woken at 2am by their dog barking and disturbed the crook at the property on Massey Close, Stapeley.

October 30, 2012 0 comments Crime, Human Interest, Latest, Stapeley
Acton & Reaseheath WI enjoys awards event at Nantwich Library

Acton & Reaseheath WI enjoys awards event at Nantwich Library

Nantwich Library welcomed the ladies of Acton and Reaseheath Women’s Institute Book Club for a special award ceremony. WI members took part in Cheshire East Libraries “Stories of the World” reading challenge as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

A Willaston and Rope councillor convicted of breaching 11 fire safety regulations, will retain his position as an elected member. Cllr Brian Silvester was fined £45,000 after what fire chiefs said was one of the most serious breaches they’d dealt with.

Farming Minister praises Reaseheath College food production role

Farming Minister praises Reaseheath College food production role

Reaseheath College’s role in the UK’s food production industry has been applauded by Farming Minister David Heath. The MP visited the Nantwich campus as part of a fact-finding tour of rural communities and businesses in the north west.

Nantwich’s RSPCA Stapeley Grange relaunches education programme

Nantwich’s RSPCA Stapeley Grange relaunches education programme

By Laura Normansell RSPCA Stapeley Grange in Nantwich welcomed visitors to its new-look wildlife centre to witness a new era. Nantwich Mayor Cllr Graham Fenton and RSPCA boss Gavin Grant reopened its new education programme nine years after it closed.

Willaston councillor fined £45,000 for Shavington house fire safety breaches

Willaston councillor fined £45,000 for Shavington house fire safety breaches

A Willaston councillor has been fined £45,000 after admitting fire safety breaches at a property he rented out. Cllr Brian Silvester, who represents Willaston and Rope at Cheshire East, was fined at Chester Crown Court.

October 24, 2012 0 comments Crime, Politics, Shavington, Willaston & Rope
Police hunt yobs after Wistaston playground vandalised

Police hunt yobs after Wistaston playground vandalised

Vandals who targeted a children’s playground in Wistaston are being hunted by police. The yobs daubed graffiti across play equipment and the floor at Joey the Swan park on Valley Road.

October 23, 2012 0 comments Crime, Environment, Latest, Wistaston