Willaston & Rope

Willaston memorial tree planted in honour of Maurice Jones

Willaston memorial tree planted in honour of Maurice Jones

The “maze” area of Willaston village has been renamed and a memorial tree planted in honour of the late Maurice Jones.

Maurice, who died two years ago, was a past chairman of Willaston Parish Council and a former Mayor of Crewe and Nantwich Borough.

September 30, 2021
Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

A Willaston councillor says he may quit after suffering a second homophobic assault in the village.

Cllr Craig Bailey says he and his partner Wayne were verbally abused by two youths.

September 18, 2021
Willaston pre-school celebrates Covid-19 recovery project success

Willaston pre-school celebrates Covid-19 recovery project success

Willaston Pre-school is celebrating the success of a Covid-19 Recovery Project for Disadvantaged Children.

The project has been funded by the Cheshire Community Foundation, and led by pre-school manager Jacqueline Piaf.

August 16, 2021
100-year-old earns title of Honorary Freewoman in Willaston

100-year-old earns title of Honorary Freewoman in Willaston

Willaston Parish Council has granted the title of Honorary Freewoman to resident Edith Ridgway.

The honour is in recognition of the 100-year-old’s services to fundraising and the community.

July 4, 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
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
Willaston councillors launch “No to Dog Fouling” campaign

Willaston councillors launch “No to Dog Fouling” campaign

An anti-dog fouling campaign has been launched by Willaston councillors after angry residents said “enough is enough”.

The parish council agreed in March to pull together a campaign after realising the issue was such a bone of contention among villagers.

April 29, 2021
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