Wistaston

Wistaston Allotments benefit from builder’s sales cabin donation

Wistaston Allotments benefit from builder’s sales cabin donation

Members of Wistaston Allotments on Wistaston Green Road have welcomed the delivery of an unused sales cabin from a local housebuilder.

The community of 40 members was searching for a suitable cabin for the allotment to hold monthly meetings, fundraising discussions and wider community events like open days.

May 17, 2021
Wistaston staff cycle to Disneyland Paris for pupil with rare brain cancer

Wistaston staff cycle to Disneyland Paris for pupil with rare brain cancer

Big-hearted school staff in Wistaston pedalled for almost 500 miles from Crewe to Disneyland Paris – to raise money for one special Princess.

Wistaston Academy year 1 pupil Acacia was diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer called Diffuse Midline Glioma H3K27M in September last year.

May 4, 2021
Wistaston artist named “Local Legend” award winner

Wistaston artist named “Local Legend” award winner

A Wistaston artist who donated a sculpture to her village has been named as the latest “Local Legend” winners by The Cat FM.

Sandie Wilson received her “Baked by Gill” Cat Cake and Local Legend certificate from presenter David Foulkes.

April 5, 2021
Wistaston Academy pupils welcome new outdoor area

Wistaston Academy pupils welcome new outdoor area

Pupils at Wistaston Academy are enjoying a new-look reception outdoor area and climbing wall.

The school devised a comprehensive and innovative plan to upgrade the area during the pandemic.

April 3, 2021
Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club to reopen as lockdown eases

Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club to reopen as lockdown eases

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club (WJTC) on Church Lane is gearing up to re-open their two courts at the end of this month when nationwide lockdown restrictions ease.

All outdoor tennis clubs across the country will be able to re-open for play from Monday (March 29), as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s four-step roadmap out of lockdown.

March 26, 2021
Wistaston Scouts appeal for more plastic bottle ends

Wistaston Scouts appeal for more plastic bottle ends

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Scouts are appealing for more plastic bottle ends for their new 2021 Remembrance Day poppy display.

For the past two years, the Wistaston Scout Group have displayed an impressive 24ft long Remembrance Day poppy cascade outside their Scout Centre in 2019 and Wistaston Memorial Hall in 2020.

March 22, 2021
Wistaston resident donates outdoor sculpture to village

Wistaston resident donates outdoor sculpture to village

By Jonathan White
A kind-hearted Wistaston resident has donated a chainsaw art sculpture she produced to the village so it can be enjoyed by the community.

Sandie Wilson, 61, handed over the 25-inch tall oak sculpture of an owl which has been placed on a plinth in Joey the Swan recreation ground in Wistaston by the Wistaston Conservation Group.

March 1, 2021
Wistaston walker taking part in charity challenge

Wistaston walker taking part in charity challenge

By Jonathan White
A Wistaston woman is taking part in the “Bakewell Pink Ribbon Walk” in aid of breast cancer charities.

Anne Garner, a Learning Mentor at Cheshire College – South & West (Crewe Campus), is participating in the charity event in the Peak District on Saturday June 12, if government guidelines allow.

February 23, 2021
Storm drain “pollution” killing Wistaston Brook wildlife, fear residents

Storm drain “pollution” killing Wistaston Brook wildlife, fear residents

By Jonathan White
Wistaston residents fear polluting waste from a storm drain at Wistaston Brook is killing wildlife and causing “vile” odours in the area.

The storm drain has been flooding the brook which runs along the popular Joey the Swan recreation ground, where families go for exercise and walking dogs.

February 18, 2021
Wistaston Scouts need bottle ends for 2021 Remembrance Day display

Wistaston Scouts need bottle ends for 2021 Remembrance Day display

By Jonathan White
Wistaston Scouts have launched their latest Remembrance Day display appeal – and need more plastic bottle ends!

For the past two years, the Wistaston Scout Group has displayed its impressive 24ft long Remembrance Day poppy cascade in the village.

January 30, 2021
Community Isolation Help Group set up for Wistaston, Nantwich and Crewe

Community Isolation Help Group set up for Wistaston, Nantwich and Crewe

By Jonathan White
Kind-hearted Wistaston resident Nadiah Mckeown is supporting vulnerable members of the community during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Nadiah set up a Facebook group as an isolation help group in March last year prior to the first national lockdown.

January 13, 2021
Wistaston residents extend Christmas cheer with displays

Wistaston residents extend Christmas cheer with displays

By Jonathan White
Residents in Wistaston are leaving their Christmas decorations up for January as they try to brighten up winter lockdown months.

Several local residents have left up their Christmas lights this year as a symbol of hope and to spread positivity.

January 10, 2021
Wistaston man organises ‘Carols on doorstep’ Christmas concert

Wistaston man organises ‘Carols on doorstep’ Christmas concert

By Jonathan White
A community-spirited Wistaston man staged a Christmas carol concert in his street.

Robert Richardson, of Lear Drive, publicised the concert online and by posting information and carol lyric sheets through the doors of his neighbours.

December 26, 2020