Willaston & Rope

Willaston families benefit from charity’s Covid relief fund

Willaston families benefit from charity’s Covid relief fund

A charity has handed out a vital £1,600 of funds to families in the village of Willaston as part of a Covid relief fund.

Wybunbury United Charities and the Sarah Jane Wood Charity has awarded a total of £1,600 to households struggling financially as a result of the pandemic.

November 28, 2020
IN PICTURES: Remembrance Sunday across Nantwich and Crewe

IN PICTURES: Remembrance Sunday across Nantwich and Crewe

By Jonathan White
Remembrance Sunday Services were held “virtually” yesterday to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

November 9, 2020
More “virtual” Remembrance Sunday services in Nantwich and Crewe

More “virtual” Remembrance Sunday services in Nantwich and Crewe

More “virtual” Remembrance Sunday services are being held across Crewe and Nantwich as real services have had to be cancelled because of Covid lockdown.

Nantwich Town Council announced earlier this week they would be streaming the service live from St Mary’s Church in Nantwich.

November 7, 2020
Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project opening for Remembrance Sunday

Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project opening for Remembrance Sunday

By Jonathan White
The Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project will be officially opened on Remembrance Sunday if government Covid-19 guidelines allow.

The names of 16 local men who died in the two World Wars are commemorated on the Memorial cross in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Wistaston.

October 21, 2020
Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School closes year groups after positive Covid test

Willaston Primary School has sent two year groups home after one of its pupils tested positive for Covid-19.

It’s believed years 3 and 4 have been sent home and those pupils will have to self isolate for two weeks, to return on October 14.

October 2, 2020
Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police has unveiled its new “community policing” model with “dedicated officers and PCSOs” in 122 community areas.

It will include new police bases in community and village halls in and around Nantwich.

September 25, 2020
Plan unveiled for major changes to Colleys Lane junction with A530

Plan unveiled for major changes to Colleys Lane junction with A530

Plans have been unveiled to change the junction of Colleys Lane with the A530 Middlewich Road in Willaston.

Draft proposals from Cheshire East highways include making it no entry into Colleys Lane from the A530.

September 24, 2020
Police appeal after cyclist and HGV collision in Willaston

Police appeal after cyclist and HGV collision in Willaston

Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a cyclist was injured in collision with an HGV in Willaston earlier today (September 8).

The incident happened on the A51 at the Peacock roundabout at around 7.50am.

September 8, 2020
Police probe night-time crime spree in Willaston village

Police probe night-time crime spree in Willaston village

Police are investigating a crime spree in Willaston which saw cars vandalised, vehicles pelted with bricks and property damaged.

The incidents, believed to have been caused by youths, happened between 11pm (July 9) and 4am yesterday (July 10).

July 11, 2020
Willaston pupils complete reading challenge in aid of Chester Zoo

Willaston pupils complete reading challenge in aid of Chester Zoo

Pupils at Willaston Primary School have been reading to others in the community to raise funds for Chester Zoo.

Local mum-of-three Jennifer Hynes set up the reading challenge to support the community to stay connected during lockdown while keeping children motivated with reading.

July 7, 2020
Wistaston and Rope War Memorial project completed

Wistaston and Rope War Memorial project completed

By Jonathan White
A £12,500 project to improve a War Memorial in memory of 16 local men who died in the two World Wars has been completed in Wistaston.

An area around the Wistaston & Rope War Memorial in the grounds of St Mary’s Church on Church Lane has been modernised and made safer to visit.

June 26, 2020
Willaston Worm Charming Championships set to take place

Willaston Worm Charming Championships set to take place

It’s the famous Worm Charming event of the year – but with a difference!

Due to pandemic lockdown restrictions, the Willaston Worm Charming Championships will be held “virtually”.

June 17, 2020
Willaston student produces fund-raising booklet of photos

Willaston student produces fund-raising booklet of photos

By Jonathan White
A Graphic design student from Willaston has produced a fund-raising booklet of local photographs.

Charles Brazier, 20, is a student on a Graphic Communication course at Birmingham City University.

May 24, 2020