Wistaston

Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project opening for Remembrance Sunday

Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project opening for Remembrance Sunday

By Jonathan White
The Wistaston and Rope War Memorial Project will be officially opened on Remembrance Sunday if government Covid-19 guidelines allow.

The names of 16 local men who died in the two World Wars are commemorated on the Memorial cross in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, Wistaston.

October 21, 2020
Wistaston school sends home year group amid pupil’s positive Covid test

Wistaston school sends home year group amid pupil’s positive Covid test

A primary school in Wistaston has had to send a whole year group home to isolate after one pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

Staff at Wistaston Church Lane Academy acted swiftly and all pupils in Year One are now having to isolate at home for 14 days.

October 7, 2020
Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police has unveiled its new “community policing” model with “dedicated officers and PCSOs” in 122 community areas.

It will include new police bases in community and village halls in and around Nantwich.

September 25, 2020
Wistaston garden centre reopens after raising thousands for charities

Wistaston garden centre reopens after raising thousands for charities

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston garden centre that has raised thousands of pounds for charity has reopened.

The Rising Sun Nurseries garden centre on Middlewich Road has reopened its premises and charity shop, as Covid-19 pandemic lockdown measures are eased.

September 20, 2020
Wistaston Village cricket club stages 40th Presidents Day

Wistaston Village cricket club stages 40th Presidents Day

By Jonathan WhiteWistaston Village Cricket Club staged its 40th “Presidents Day” at the Eric Swan Sports Ground & Brittles Pavilion off Church Lane.

There were three fixtures during the day. Under 11s v Under 9s (15 over game), Ladies vs Under 15s (100 ball game) and current players vs past players (100 ball game).

September 9, 2020
Wistaston primary school teacher helps parents in lockdown

Wistaston primary school teacher helps parents in lockdown

By Jonathan White
A primary school supply teacher from Wistaston has been helping parents during coronavirus lockdown – by reading children’s stories broadcast live on Facebook!

September 7, 2020
Wistaston drummer leads celebration of Victory in Japan Day

Wistaston drummer leads celebration of Victory in Japan Day

By Jonathan White
A drummer from Wistaston helped lead the 75th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day (VJ Day) in Nantwich town centre.

Victory in Japan Day was the moment that the Allies (Britain, the US and other countries fighting together) marked victory over Japan.

August 18, 2020
Fire crews tackle building fire in Wistaston

Fire crews tackle building fire in Wistaston

Fire crews tackled a building fire off Broughton Lane in Wistaston.

The fire broke out at around 9pm last night (August 9)

August 10, 2020
Tributes paid after death of former headteacher from Wistaston

Tributes paid after death of former headteacher from Wistaston

Tributes have been paid to a former headteacher and key community leader in Wistaston who has died.

John Charles White, who was born in Suffolk in 1939, played a major role in many of Wistaston’s community events.

August 9, 2020
Wistaston musician stars in high profile online videos during lockdown

Wistaston musician stars in high profile online videos during lockdown

By Jonathan White
A talented Wistaston drummer has appeared in two high-profile online videos during UK lockdown.

Rob Richardson is a member of Cheshire Drums and Bugles, the Royal Welsh Regiment Corps of Drums Association, principal percussionist with Crewe Brass and a Primary School Supply Teacher.

August 7, 2020
Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

Wistaston family’s £120,000 fundraising bid for son’s life-saving treatment

A Wistaston family has launched a bid to raise £120,000 to fund life-saving treatment for their son with a rare form of cancer.

Georgy Capener has been accepted by a specialist in Asia to undergo a stem cell transplant which cannot currently be funded by the NHS.

July 29, 2020
Wistaston residents angry at building site noise and vibration

Wistaston residents angry at building site noise and vibration

By Jonathan White
Residents in Wistaston say their lives are being made a misery by noise and vibration from a building development near their homes.

The disruption has been caused by several days of impact hammer pile driving on the 150 dwelling Bellway ‘Kingfisher Reach’ housing development.

July 26, 2020
Wistaston mum raises thousands in aid of 11-year-old battling cancer

Wistaston mum raises thousands in aid of 11-year-old battling cancer

A mum from Wistaston has raised more than £6,000 for Cancer Research UK in honour of an 11-year-old boy who is battling cancer for the second time.

Joanna Edge, 43, rallied over 100 friends and family to collectively walk a million steps a day throughout June to raise the life-saving funds, as revealed by Nantwich News in May.

July 15, 2020