Willaston & Rope

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
Two Liverpool men arrested and charged for Willaston burglary

Two Liverpool men arrested and charged for Willaston burglary

Two men from Liverpool have been charged in connection with a burglary in Willaston, near Nantwich.

Adam Blease, 34, and Neil Fathing, 33, were arrested after a BMW car was stopped by officers on the M65 near Preston at around 2.45pm on Monday (May 4).

May 7, 2020
Police track youths after spate of vandalism at Crewe Vagrants

Police track youths after spate of vandalism at Crewe Vagrants

Police say they have identified three youths in connection with a spate of vandalism at Crewe Vagrants social club in Willaston.

May 4, 2020
Police probe firearm incident on fields in Willaston

Police probe firearm incident on fields in Willaston

Police are probing a firearm incident in Willaston after a man walking his dog was allegedly threatened.

The victim says he had gone for his afternoon stroll on land behind the former Redsands site in Willaston when he was confronted by a man and woman both carrying weapons.

April 3, 2020
Great British Bake Off finalist to attend Willaston Festive Bazaar

Great British Bake Off finalist to attend Willaston Festive Bazaar

Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano aims to bring festive cheer and share traditional Christmas bakes at the Willaston Festive Bazaar on Sunday (December 1).

The event aims to raise money for the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity and will take place at the Bayley Croft development on Moorfields.

November 29, 2019
Man injured after fire ripped through stable in Willaston

Man injured after fire ripped through stable in Willaston

A 30-year-old man suffered minor burns to his legs and smoke inhalation tackling a blaze which ripped through a barn in Willaston, Nantwich.

The fire broke out in the early hours at about 4am today (November 3) at a property on Newcastle Road, Willaston.

November 3, 2019
Tributes paid to former Willaston Parish Council chair Maurice Jones

Tributes paid to former Willaston Parish Council chair Maurice Jones

Tributes have been paid to former Crewe & Nantwich Mayor and Willaston Parish Council chair Maurice Jones who has died.

Maurice was Chairman of Willaston Parish Council from 2011 until May this year.

October 21, 2019
Plastic-free “The Store” launches in Nantwich this weekend

Plastic-free “The Store” launches in Nantwich this weekend

The first “plastic free” outlet launches in Nantwich when The Store mobile truck shop hits the streets.

The truck will be parked up on Churchside Yard in Nantwich from 9am-3pm this Saturday October 19.

October 15, 2019
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