Willaston & Rope

Willaston van driver killed in A500 crash at Barthomley named by police

Willaston van driver killed in A500 crash at Barthomley named by police

A Willaston man killed in the A500 crash at Barthomley, has been named as 31-year-old Neil Dey.

A van and a HGV collided on the road between the M6 and the roundabout for the Shavington bypass.

November 8, 2016
New road crossing boosts safety on Rope Lane in Willaston

New road crossing boosts safety on Rope Lane in Willaston

Road safety campaigners in Willaston are celebrating after a new crossing was installed on busy Rope Lane.

Local councillors in Willaston and Rope have been fighting for the crossing for years.

November 5, 2016
Cheshire East axes Nantwich school bus service despite angry protests

Cheshire East axes Nantwich school bus service despite angry protests

A school bus service taking pupils from Willaston to Malbank in Nantwich is to be axed – despite vociferous protests by parents, teachers and councillors.

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet has upheld a previous decision to bring in a ‘walking route’ instead – which will take Willaston pupils over the London Road level crossing (pictured).

October 19, 2016
Willaston Primary Academy to stage firework extravaganza

Willaston Primary Academy to stage firework extravaganza

Willaston Primary is to stage a ‘firework extravaganza’ on Friday October 28.

The event will feature fairground rides as well as hot and cold refreshments, including hot dogs and burgers.

October 17, 2016
Rope councillors take part in Winter clean up campaign

Rope councillors take part in Winter clean up campaign

Rope parish councillors teamed up to carry out a clean-up of the village.

Councillors agreed walkways like Evergreen Way needed the same attention given to gardens.

October 8, 2016
Rail fans enjoy Model Engineering Society day in Willaston

Rail fans enjoy Model Engineering Society day in Willaston

By Jonathan White
Rail fans were kept on track at the South Cheshire Model Engineering Society annual open day.

The free event took place at the society’s premises behind the Peacock Hotel, on Crewe Road, Willaston.

September 17, 2016
Thousands line Nantwich streets to watch Tour of Britain

Thousands line Nantwich streets to watch Tour of Britain

Thousands of people young and old lined the streets of Nantwich to watch some of the world’s best cyclists in the Tour of Britain.

The third stage of the race passed down Crewe Road, Millstone Lane, Barony Road and out towards Reaseheath at lunchtime today (September 6).

September 6, 2016
Willaston club staff heartbroken after Elle Morris money stolen

Willaston club staff heartbroken after Elle Morris money stolen

Devastated fundraisers in Willaston who had cash for poorly Nantwich girl Elle Morris stolen, have started a JustGiving campaign to try and replace it.

Thieves broke in to Willaston Social Club and stole money raised to help the 10-year-old Wrenbury schoolgirl who is waiting for a double lung transplant.

September 5, 2016
Nantwich mum tells of A500 bridge ‘stones’ horror

Nantwich mum tells of A500 bridge ‘stones’ horror

A Nantwich mum and her two young children were left terrified when young thugs pelted her car with stones from a bridge over the A500.

The victim was driving along the dual carriageway by the former Old Horse Shoe at Willaston.

August 23, 2016
Dishwasher sparks blaze in Willaston home

Dishwasher sparks blaze in Willaston home

Fire crews tackled a blaze sparked by a dishwasher at a house on Balmoral Place, in Willaston.

The fire caused smoke logging to the property at around 2pm today (August 4).

August 4, 2016
Bus operators take on Nantwich routes after GHA demise

Bus operators take on Nantwich routes after GHA demise

Bus operators like D&G have stepped in to maintain services after GHA Coaches went in to administration.

Public services across South Cheshire were thrown into chaos after the company announced it was ceasing all operations on July 13.

July 15, 2016
Vintage and Classic Transport Rally held in Shavington

Vintage and Classic Transport Rally held in Shavington

By Jonathan White
Car nuts enjoyed a special treat with the 8th annual Vintage and Classic Transport Rally at The Elephant pub in Shavington.

Dozens of vehicles were on display on land at the rear of the premises off Newcastle Road.

July 5, 2016
Willaston girl wins 37th World Worm Charming Championships

Willaston girl wins 37th World Worm Charming Championships

By Jonathan White
Worm charmers employed a range of tactics as they battled it out in the 37th World Worm Charming Championships in Nantwich.

And Willaston youngster Hope Smith came out on top by luring out 272 worms in 30 minutes.

June 26, 2016