Wistaston

Road closure in Wistaston forces drivers to detour through businesses

Road closure in Wistaston forces drivers to detour through businesses

By Jonathan White
Frustrated motorists have been forced to take an unofficial detour through business premises to avoid long-running roadworks in Wisaston.

A ‘major gas replacement’ by Cadent Gas Ltd has closed the busy Wistaston Green Road from February 11 for five weeks.

February 22, 2019
Wistaston Berkeley Primary to celebrate 50th anniversary

Wistaston Berkeley Primary to celebrate 50th anniversary

Staff and pupils are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wistaston Berkeley Primary School.

The school, now called The Berkeley Academy on Laidon Avenue, first opened on Monday January 6 1969.

January 20, 2019
Wistaston Scout Group sets up aluminium can collection scheme

Wistaston Scout Group sets up aluminium can collection scheme

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Scout Group (35th South West Cheshire) has set up new aluminium can collection bins in Wistaston to raise money for the group.

The new bins are located in Wistaston on the car park at Wistaston Memorial Hall on Church Lane, outside Wistonia Stores on Kings Drive), and outside the new Co-op on Crewe Road.

January 3, 2019
Wistaston walkers enjoy annual Boxing Day stroll

Wistaston walkers enjoy annual Boxing Day stroll

By Jonathan White
More than 30 local walkers and six dogs enjoyed a gentle stroll in Wistaston on Boxing Day.

The annual event was organised by Helen Gould and led by Ian Gould, both members of the Wistaston Community Council.

December 27, 2018
Wistaston Community Council Christmas Concert

Wistaston Community Council Christmas Concert

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Community Council’s annual ‘Christmas Concert’ took place at St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Wistaston.

It featured Wells Green Choir led by Myra Wood, Shavington Academy Music Ensemble led by John Clarke and Wistaston Church Lane Academy Choir led by Helen Collett.

December 18, 2018
Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

Vandalised garden gnomes in Wistaston are back home for Christmas

By Jonathan White
Cheeky garden gnomes in Wistaston who were targeted by vandals, have made a triumphant return to the village.

Residents were furious when popular pensioner Laurence Perry had 25 of his gnomes smashed or stolen from his Westfield Drive garden and land at the front of his property.

December 10, 2018
63rd Cancer Research UK ‘Xmas Fair’ at Wistaston

63rd Cancer Research UK ‘Xmas Fair’ at Wistaston

By Jonathan White
The 63rd Cancer Research UK Xmas Fair took place at Wistaston Memorial Hall, Church Lane.

The annual event was organised by the Crewe & Nantwich Cancer Research UK Group.

November 28, 2018
Wistaston Remembrance event raises £350 for Royal British Legion

Wistaston Remembrance event raises £350 for Royal British Legion

By Jonathan White
A Remembrance Day service in Wistaston helped to raise £357 for the Royal British Legion.

Wistaston Memorial Hall and Community Centre on Church Lane were filled to capacity for the November 11 Service of Remembrance – the centenary of the end of First World War.

November 14, 2018
Wistaston villagers bloom with pride after scooping first ever Gold Award

Wistaston villagers bloom with pride after scooping first ever Gold Award

By Jonathan White
Volunteers for Wistaston in Bloom have blossomed this year after scooping the village’s first ever Gold Award at the ‘Britain in Bloom’ (North West) 2018 awards.

They received their certificate at a ceremony at the Southport Convention Centre on November 2.

November 14, 2018
Annual Holly Fair at Wells Green Methodist, Wistaston

Annual Holly Fair at Wells Green Methodist, Wistaston

By Jonathan White
The annual ‘Holly Fair’ took place at Wells Green Methodist Church on Brookland Avenue in Wistaston.

In the entrance hall there was a Fairtrade goods stall with food items, a hamper to be raffled, a book stall and Christmas cards for sale.

November 7, 2018
Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

Thousands celebrate Bonfire Night across South Cheshire

By Jonathan White
Thousands of families enjoyed Bonfire Night and firework displays yesterday.

The annual Crewe and Nantwich Lions Bonfire & Fireworks Display took place at Queens Park in Crewe last night.

November 6, 2018
Wistaston Fireworks Display takes place at Eric Swan Sports Ground

Wistaston Fireworks Display takes place at Eric Swan Sports Ground

By Jonathan White
The 41st annual Wistaston Fireworks Display took place at the Eric Swan Sports Ground off Church Lane in Wistaston, writes Jonathan White.

It began with a parade – led by bagpiper Reg Flower and drummer Rob Richardson – from the Park Drive/Westfield Drive junction to the Eric Swan Sports Ground.

November 4, 2018
Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

Street light left in busy Wistaston road is “safe”, say highways bosses

A street light left in a busy Wistaston road by developers is still there – despite council bosses pledging it would be removed “as a matter of urgency” two weeks ago.

Now a local pro-cycling group has hit out at Cheshire East highways, who say they are “satisfied” the light has been safely cordoned off.

October 31, 2018