Willaston & Rope

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.

Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

The lights are going down in Nantwich as part of cost-cutting measures by Cheshire East Council. Street lighting  is being removed and reduced on roads across the town and surrounding villages under new proposals.

MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

A 4,000-name petition calling for the Green Gap around Nantwich and Crewe to be protected, has been backed by local MP Edward Timpson. Campaigners launched the “Save the Green Gap” effort in Willaston two years ago to safeguard the area from excessive urban development.

Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs unveil plans to overhaul emergency cover

Cheshire Fire chiefs have unveiled plans to change the way large areas of South Cheshire are covered by crews and appliances. Proposals, which aim to save up to £7 million over the next eight years, include a new station at Alsager and possibly adding a second station in Crewe.

Thousands observe Remembrance Sunday services in Nantwich

Thousands observe Remembrance Sunday services in Nantwich

Thousands gathered in Nantwich and surrounding villages to pay tribute on Remembrance Sunday. A service and parade took place in Nantwich town centre and St Mary’s Church.

November 12, 2012 0 comments Community Events, Latest, Willaston & Rope
Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

A Willaston and Rope councillor convicted of breaching 11 fire safety regulations, will retain his position as an elected member. Cllr Brian Silvester was fined £45,000 after what fire chiefs said was one of the most serious breaches they’d dealt with.