Wistaston

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
Man admits murders of ex-wife and her new lover from Wistaston

Man admits murders of ex-wife and her new lover from Wistaston

A man has admitted to the New Year’s Day murders of his ex-wife and her new partner from South Cheshire.

Rhys Hancock appeared at Derby Crown Court today (July 6) via videolink, where he pleaded guilty to the murder of Helen Hancock and Martin Griffiths.

July 6, 2020
Wistaston Scout Group aluminium can collection scheme ends

Wistaston Scout Group aluminium can collection scheme ends

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Scout Group is to discontinue its aluminium can collection scheme in Wistaston after running for eight years.

The scheme was set up and organised by Gerald Newbrook with numerous aluminium can collection bins located throughout the village.

June 27, 2020
Wistaston and Rope War Memorial project completed

Wistaston and Rope War Memorial project completed

By Jonathan White
A £12,500 project to improve a War Memorial in memory of 16 local men who died in the two World Wars has been completed in Wistaston.

An area around the Wistaston & Rope War Memorial in the grounds of St Mary’s Church on Church Lane has been modernised and made safer to visit.

June 26, 2020
Wistaston Rose Queen continues role into 2021

Wistaston Rose Queen continues role into 2021

By Jonathan White
The current Wistaston Rose Queen and her attendant are to continue their roles into 2021 after the village fete was cancelled by COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual Wistaston Village Fete, organised by Wistaston Community Council, was due to take place on Saturday (June 20).

June 22, 2020
Wistaston photographer helps raise £1,230 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

Wistaston photographer helps raise £1,230 for Mid Cheshire Hospitals

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston photographer has raised £1,230 for an NHS charity by taking photographs of families outside their home during lockdown.

Steph Longley, owner of ‘SL Photography’, specialises in taking pictures of new-born babies, children, and families, either in people’s homes or on location.

June 19, 2020
Wistaston fashion graduate launches face masks enterprise

Wistaston fashion graduate launches face masks enterprise

A young fashion graduate from Wistaston is flat out making these trendy coronavirus face masks after her charity creations caught the eye!

Amy Peters, 21, graduated from her Fashion Design course at Liverpool John Moores University, just last year.

June 16, 2020
Police probe into two Cheshire East Council allegations dropped

Police probe into two Cheshire East Council allegations dropped

A police probe into two separate allegations against Cheshire East Council have been dropped, it emerged today.

One investigation was into an allegation of misconduct and fraud in relation to the awarding of a contract to a fitness company back in 2015.

June 12, 2020
Wistaston resident takes part in Covid Colour Challenge

Wistaston resident takes part in Covid Colour Challenge

By Jonathan White
Wistaston resident Diane Debens set up a ‘Covid Colour Challenge’ at her house during the pandemic lockdown.

For seven days in May, she put together a collection of different coloured materials and objects on each day of the week by going on a themed treasure hunt around her home.

June 2, 2020
Wistaston Conservation Group plant sale raises funds

Wistaston Conservation Group plant sale raises funds

By Jonathan White
A member of Wistaston Conservation Group hosted a plant sale at his house to raise funds for the group.

John Wood, Chairman of Wistaston Conservation Group, sold vegetable plants and flowering plants from his Sandringham Drive garage.

May 31, 2020
Wistaston’s famous garden gnomes welcome Boris Johnson the Elf!

Wistaston’s famous garden gnomes welcome Boris Johnson the Elf!

By Jonathan White
Wistaston’s famous garden gnomes have welcomed a new guest – an Elf called Boris full of hot air!

Villager Laurence Perry, who runs and maintains the gnome collection in and around his Westfield Drive home, decided to introduce a new centre-piece.

May 23, 2020