Willaston & Rope

Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Police are hunting yobs who threw concrete blocks and bricks off a bridge over the A500 near Cheerbrook roundabout in Willaston.

They want witnesses to come forward who may have seen the potentially deadly acts between January 2 and 4.

January 4, 2022
Villages team up to run Community Remembrance Garden in November

Villages team up to run Community Remembrance Garden in November

Villagers in Shavington and Weston have teamed up to show community spirit in a Community Remembrance Garden project.

More than a 1,000 people have been involved in putting together two gardens outside St Mark’s Church, Shavington and All Saints’ Church, Weston.

November 16, 2021
Wistaston and Willaston mourns death of Rev Ken Sambrook

Wistaston and Willaston mourns death of Rev Ken Sambrook

By Jonathan White
Villagers in Wistaston and Willaston are mourning the death of popular Revd Ken Sambrook.

Ken passed away on Wednesday (November 10) after a brief spell in hospital.

November 13, 2021
Shavington residents campaign against boundary change plans

Shavington residents campaign against boundary change plans

Residents are joining Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish councillors in campaigning against plans to change their parish boundary.

Cheshire East Council has published a plan to break up the parish of Shavington-cum-Gresty.

November 8, 2021
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 ยฃ1,600 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 ยฃ1,600 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