Wistaston

Wistaston youngsters win in Laurie Twiss Awards for Journalism

Wistaston youngsters win in Laurie Twiss Awards for Journalism

Youngsters from a village near Nantwich were given special prizes for their excellent writing skills. Ella Banks was 1st prize winner in the Laurie Twiss Awards for Journalism for 2013 in Wistaston.

July 18, 2013
12 Nantwich fundraisers to paddle 127 miles down River Severn

12 Nantwich fundraisers to paddle 127 miles down River Severn

A team of Nantwich fundraisers are setting out to paddle 127 miles down the River Severn for local charities. The group of 12 friends and family, called The Paddlers, hope their four-day adventure will raise £10,000 for five different causes.

July 2, 2013
Wistaston tennis players stage 12-hour Tennis-athon for charity

Wistaston tennis players stage 12-hour Tennis-athon for charity

By Jonathan White Two members of Wistaston Jubilee Tennis Club helped to organise a 12-hour fund-raising “Tennis-athon”. Ben Reinhardt and Tony Mason played the event while other players joined them during the day.

July 1, 2013
Nantwich primary school crowned Town Sports 2013 champions

Nantwich primary school crowned Town Sports 2013 champions

A Nantwich school scooped glory in the annual Town Sports contest on the town’s Barony Park. Pear Tree Primary, in Stapeley, were crowned overall winners after two intense days of competition involving 29 schools across Crewe and Nantwich.

June 27, 2013
Teachers strike to hit town and village schools across Nantwich

Teachers strike to hit town and village schools across Nantwich

Schools across Nantwich and surrounding villages will be hit by the national teachers strike this week. Several primary schools in the town are having to close some year group classes on Thursday (June 27), while others remain open.

June 24, 2013
Wistaston teenager scoops medal at European Triathlon Championships

Wistaston teenager scoops medal at European Triathlon Championships

A teenager from Wistaston near Nantwich has scooped a silver medal at the European Triathlon Championships in Turkey. James Briscoe, 19, came runner up in the men’s under 20s class, with a time of two hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds.

June 24, 2013
Families enjoy annual Wistaston Village Fete

Families enjoy annual Wistaston Village Fete

By Jonathan White Villagers were out in force to enjoy the annual Wistaston Village Fete near Nantwich. The event, organised by Wistaston Community Council and took place in the grounds of St Mary’s Church Rectory, in Church Lane.

June 17, 2013
Plans for Wistaston Village Fete in place

Plans for Wistaston Village Fete in place

Wistaston Village Fete takes place this Saturday June 15 with a procession from Wistaston Memorial Hall at 1.15pm. The parade will head to the grounds of St Mary’s Church Rectory on Church Lane for the opening and crowning of the Rose Queen at 1.45pm.

June 11, 2013
Thousands enjoy competing and watching the Nantwich Triathlon

Thousands enjoy competing and watching the Nantwich Triathlon

Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators helped make the latest Cheshire Triathlon in Nantwich a huge success. There were 980 entrants competing in seven different categories of race in a sun-drenched Barony Park and surrounding area.

June 3, 2013
Nantwich radio presenter faces “Women V Cancer Cycle Cuba” challenge

Nantwich radio presenter faces “Women V Cancer Cycle Cuba” challenge

A Nantwich radio presenter is gearing up to cycle across Cuba – 250 miles in just five days. Helen Pegg, who works on The Cat community radio station, has signed up for a journey of a lifetime.

May 28, 2013
The Wistaston Singers perform concert at packed Bakewell venue

The Wistaston Singers perform concert at packed Bakewell venue

By Jonathan White The Wistaston Singers took their talents on the road when they travelled from South Cheshire to Derbyshire. They performed an evening concert in front of 80 people at Bakewell Methodist Church in Bakewell.

May 19, 2013
Wistaston villagers air housing plan fears to Cheshire East Leader

Wistaston villagers air housing plan fears to Cheshire East Leader

By Jonathan White Cheshire East Council Leader Michael Jones faced concerned villagers in Wistaston over controversial housing development plans. He attended a packed Wistaston Parish Council meeting to discuss plans by developers for thousands of new homes in the village.

May 17, 2013
New “Hands off Wistaston” campaign group fights developers

New “Hands off Wistaston” campaign group fights developers

A new group called “Hands Off Wistaston” has been set up to protect the village’s Green Gap from development. Campaigners hope the group will help defend Wistaston against “unnecessary, unsustainable and unwanted development”.

May 2, 2013