Willaston & Rope

Nantwich primary school absences top 16,300, FOI figures show

Nantwich primary school absences top 16,300, FOI figures show

Nantwich primary children missed more than 16,300 school sessions between them in 2011-12, figures reveal. But attendance has improved in all but two primary schools in the area in the last three years, according to statistics.

Nantwich pub’s Crewe Alex quiz night raises £540

Nantwich pub’s Crewe Alex quiz night raises £540

Crewe Alexandra goalkeeper Steve Phillips said he was stunned at how much a Nantwich pub quiz helped to raise. The Peacock, in Willaston, staged the quiz which saw many of Crewe’s Wembley heroes auctioned off.

Wistaston villagers speak out at Gladman 330-house plan exhibition

Wistaston villagers speak out at Gladman 330-house plan exhibition

By Jonathan White Scores of villagers crammed into Wistaston Memorial Hall to view plans unveiled by Gladman Homes for 330 new properties. The public exhibition showed plans for the homes on land known locally as ‘Witter’s Field’, in Wistaston.

Crewe Alex stars to be auctioned at Nantwich charity pub quiz

Crewe Alex stars to be auctioned at Nantwich charity pub quiz

A Nantwich pub is to stage a fund-raising quiz spearheaded by Crewe Alexandra’s keeper Steve Phillips. And Crewe’s Wembley heroes could be brought down to earth with a bump as they get auctioned off as part of the event!

Willaston residents call for Meadow View site parking help

Willaston residents call for Meadow View site parking help

Residents and councillors in Willaston are calling on home builders to resolve parking problems on a new development. Villagers say vehicles being parked on grass verges on the new Meadow View development are leaving the verges “unsightly” and causing an “eyesore”.

Willaston residents fight 21 homes plan for Cheerbrook Road site

Willaston residents fight 21 homes plan for Cheerbrook Road site

Willaston residents have hit out at plans to build 21 new homes on land off Cheerbrook Road, Nantwich. They believe the village cannot cope with more houses which will increase traffic, loss of open space and put pressure on local services.

Elvis tribute to stage ‘One in Eleven Appeal’ gig in Nantwich

Elvis tribute to stage ‘One in Eleven Appeal’ gig in Nantwich

Elvis fans will be All Shook Up when top tribute artist Paul Larcombe performs in Nantwich for the One in Eleven Appeal. Larcombe, who performs as Pure Presley the first UK Elvis tribute to be officially endorsed by Graceland, will stage the concert in Willaston.

Willaston councillors call for village switch to Nantwich LAP

Willaston councillors call for village switch to Nantwich LAP

Willaston councillors are calling for the village to be switched into the Nantwich Local Area Partnership from Crewe. They say the village has a stronger connection to Nantwich, says Willaston Parish Council.

Councillors meet Willaston residents over Malbank ‘walk-to-school’ fears

Councillors meet Willaston residents over Malbank ‘walk-to-school’ fears

A senior Council Cabinet member met with Willaston residents over fears about a planned walk-to-school route in Nantwich. Cllr Rachel Bailey, leading the home-to-school transport review, attended a public meeting to listen to residents’ views on the proposed route to Malbank School.

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

Rural areas of Nantwich will get superfast broadband after the Government earmarked £3.24 million for Cheshire. The move has been welcomed by politicians who say it will help Crewe and Nantwich deliver jobs and boost growth.

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

Willaston councillor angry over Newcastle Road street light switch off

A Willaston councillor is calling for street lights along a busy route in the Nantwich village to be switched back on. Newcastle Road falls under the new Cheshire East Council initiative to switch off or reduce street lighting to cut costs.

December 3, 2012 6 comments Environment, Latest, Willaston & Rope
Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools celebrate Sportshall Athletics success

Nantwich primary schools are celebrating sporting success after winning through to the final of the Sportshall Athletics Competition. Teams of year 5 and 6 pupils from Crewe and Nantwich schools battled it out in a series of heats.

Willaston parents fight to save free bus service to Malbank School

Willaston parents fight to save free bus service to Malbank School

Parents in Willaston are fighting to save a free bus service which carries pupils from the village to Malbank School. Cheshire East Council has identified a “walking route” which they say could mean the withdrawal of free transport.