Wistaston

Wistaston Young Drama Group earns distinction

Wistaston Young Drama Group earns distinction

Wistaston Young Drama Group has hit top marks in the London Academy of Dramatic Art examination results.

They earned a Distinction in choral speaking and in solo acting examinations.

September 26, 2019
Anger after Wistaston landmark tree ripped up by developers

Anger after Wistaston landmark tree ripped up by developers

By Jonathan White
Villagers have blasted housing developers after a Wistaston landmark tree was ripped up and chucked in a skip.

The solitary hawthorn, known by locals as “the tree”, was uprooted as part of the housing development on Witters Field off Church Lane.

September 11, 2019
825 plastic ducks race at annual Wistaston community event

825 plastic ducks race at annual Wistaston community event

Hundreds of plastic ducks raced each other in Wistaston at the annnual “Duck Race and Children’s Model Boat Race” event.

Villagers gathered at the Joey the Swan Recreation ground for the event which was organised by members of the Wistaston Community Council.

September 11, 2019
Wistaston “Duck and Model Boat Race” to be staged September 7

Wistaston “Duck and Model Boat Race” to be staged September 7

The annual Wistaston ‘Duck Race and Children’s Model Boat Race’ takes place this Saturday September 7.

The event will take place at the Joey the Swan recreation ground, Wistaston.

September 3, 2019
Wistaston bridge made from plastic bottles

Wistaston bridge made from plastic bottles

Walkers using a footbridge in Wistaston are treading on plastic – as it’s made of recycled bottles!

Cheshire East Council commissioned the bridge over Wistaston Brook at Joey the Swan as an eco-friendly project.

August 1, 2019
Wistaston musician led Normandy D-Day commemorations

Wistaston musician led Normandy D-Day commemorations

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston musician was instrumental in the Normandy D-Day Commemorations.

The parade in Arromanches, which was screened across the world and watched by millions, was led by Wistaston Drum Sergeant Rob Richardson.

July 21, 2019
Wistaston pupils bury time capsule on new Wistaston Brook development

Wistaston pupils bury time capsule on new Wistaston Brook development

School children from Wistaston left their mark on history as they buried a time capsule at the village’s new housing development for future generations to discover.

Pupils aged 5 to 11 from Wistaston Church Lane Academy put a variety of objects in the capsule, from popular toys like Lego, a squishy and slime to a school uniform, coins, letters to their future selves.

July 15, 2019
South Cheshire Orchestra “Music for Summer Evening” in Wistaston

South Cheshire Orchestra “Music for Summer Evening” in Wistaston

By Jonathan White
A Music for a Summer Evening fund-raising concert by South Cheshire Orchestra was held at Wistaston Memorial Hall & Community Centre.

The concert featured South Cheshire Orchestra conducted by Richard Moulton-Mallison, who introduced each music score.

July 4, 2019
Traffic lights work on busy A530 Wistaston junction

Traffic lights work on busy A530 Wistaston junction

By Jonathan White
Traffic lights will finally be installed at the A530 Middlewich Road-Wistaston Green Road junction in Wistaston in the next few weeks.

Work is due to be completed during July 2019.

June 28, 2019
Willaston play park closed after assault and rising anti-social behaviour

Willaston play park closed after assault and rising anti-social behaviour

A play park in Willaston is being closed in the evenings amid rising anti-social behaviour on the site.

Police and councillors took the decision after an elderly resident in the village was assaulted on the park.

June 27, 2019
Two men charged after cannabis farm found in Wistaston

Two men charged after cannabis farm found in Wistaston

Two men have been charged after a large number of cannabis plants were found at an address in Wistaston.

Besnik Gjashi and Ilirjan Hasani, both of no fixed address, were arrested after police officers executed a warrant on Valley Road, Wistaston, at around 3.20am yesterday (Wednesday June 26).

June 27, 2019
Wistaston Village fete enjoyed by hundreds of families

Wistaston Village fete enjoyed by hundreds of families

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of people enjoyed the annual Wistaston Village Fete organised by the Wistaston Community Council.

It took place at Wistaston Church Lane Academy, on Church Lane, Wistaston, starting with a procession from Wistaston Memorial Hall led by Scottish Piper Reg Flower.

June 22, 2019
Wistaston woman skydives to raise cash for St Luke’s Hospice

Wistaston woman skydives to raise cash for St Luke’s Hospice

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston resident and a work colleague completed their first-ever tandem skydives to raise money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice.

Sarah Iggo, an inclusive learning advisor at Cheshire College – South & West (Crewe Campus) and work colleague Chris Baggs, from Trentham, took part in the charity skydive at Tilstock Airfield, near Whitchurch.

June 18, 2019