Willaston & Rope

44 “affordable” homes bid in Shavington rejected by councillors

44 “affordable” homes bid in Shavington rejected by councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A bid to revive plans for new homes on a stretch of Shavington countryside has been rebuffed by councillors.

Keyworker Homes and the Guinness Partnership wanted to build 44 affordable homes in Newcastle Road – on land to the west of the Esso garage.

August 11, 2019
Hot work for hundreds at World Worm Charming Championships

Hot work for hundreds at World Worm Charming Championships

By Jonathan White
Hundreds took part in this year’s World Worm Charming Championship in Willaston as it wiggled its way to four decades of success.

The 40th World Worm Charming Championships took place in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy yesterday (June 29).

June 30, 2019
Willaston play park closed after assault and rising anti-social behaviour

Willaston play park closed after assault and rising anti-social behaviour

A play park in Willaston is being closed in the evenings amid rising anti-social behaviour on the site.

Police and councillors took the decision after an elderly resident in the village was assaulted on the park.

June 27, 2019
Police probe criminal damage on playground in Willaston

Police probe criminal damage on playground in Willaston

Police are investigating vandalism on a play area in Willaston.

Criminal damage in the form of graffiti has been reported on the recreation park off Wybunbury Road.

June 3, 2019
Willaston great great grandmother celebrates 100th birthday

Willaston great great grandmother celebrates 100th birthday

A great-great grandmother from Willaston has celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.

Margaret Eva Egerton, known to all as ‘Peggy’, was joined by many of her two children, six grand children, 14 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren for the celebration.

June 1, 2019
Plans underway for 40th World Worm Charming championships in Willaston

Plans underway for 40th World Worm Charming championships in Willaston

Organisers are busy plotting the 40th World Worm Charming championships which take place in Willaston next month.

The event – now known worldwide – will once again take place in the grounds of Willaston Primary Academy near Nantwich.

May 30, 2019
Craig Bailey takes over as Willaston Parish Council chair

Craig Bailey takes over as Willaston Parish Council chair

Cllr Craig Bailey has taken over the chain of office as chairman of Willaston Parish Council.

He succeeds Maurice Jones, who had been chairman since 2011 and is now retiring from civic life.

May 21, 2019
Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Train passengers evacuated after blaze on carriage in Willaston

Passengers had to be evacuated after a fire broke out on a train between Nantwich and Crewe.

The incident happened as the train travelled through Willaston yesterday (Sunday May 19) at around 10.30am.

May 20, 2019
Car blaze in Willaston spreads to house

Car blaze in Willaston spreads to house

Fire crews battled a blaze after a car burst into flames in a garage in Willaston and spread to nearby home.

The incident happened on Oak Bank Close, Willaston, and appliances from Nantwich, Crewe, Winsford, Sandbach and Chester attended.

April 9, 2019
Nantwich Mayor surprises Shavington pupils as “mystery reader”

Nantwich Mayor surprises Shavington pupils as “mystery reader”

Youngsters at Shavington Primary School were treated to a “mystery reader” in full costume.

Nantwich Mayor Cllr David Marren turned up in full Mayoral regalia and gold chain to read the Year 1 pupils “The Emperor’s New Clothes”.

December 3, 2018
Santa’s Float is on its way! Round Table unveils Crewe & Nantwich tour

Santa’s Float is on its way! Round Table unveils Crewe & Nantwich tour

Santa’s preparing his Float and gearing up for his annual tour of Crewe and Nantwich!

As always, thousands of families will get a chance to visit him during the tour between December 3 and 18.

November 14, 2018
Wistaston Remembrance event raises £350 for Royal British Legion

Wistaston Remembrance event raises £350 for Royal British Legion

By Jonathan White
A Remembrance Day service in Wistaston helped to raise £357 for the Royal British Legion.

Wistaston Memorial Hall and Community Centre on Church Lane were filled to capacity for the November 11 Service of Remembrance – the centenary of the end of First World War.

November 14, 2018
Wistaston villagers bloom with pride after scooping first ever Gold Award

Wistaston villagers bloom with pride after scooping first ever Gold Award

By Jonathan White
Volunteers for Wistaston in Bloom have blossomed this year after scooping the village’s first ever Gold Award at the ‘Britain in Bloom’ (North West) 2018 awards.

They received their certificate at a ceremony at the Southport Convention Centre on November 2.

November 14, 2018