Wybunbury

Talented artist, 89, produces paintings of local buildings and wildlife

Talented artist, 89, produces paintings of local buildings and wildlife

By Jonathan White
A talented artist from Wybunbury is still hard at work producing these stunning paintings – despite being 89 years old!

George Telford has produced a number of fabulous acrylic paintings of local buildings and wildlife in and around Nantwich.

July 20, 2021
Wybunbury All Stars take on Nantwich Town in WW2 fundraiser

Wybunbury All Stars take on Nantwich Town in WW2 fundraiser

By Jonathan White
Wybunbury All Stars and Nantwich Town staged a fundraising game in memory of a World War 2 hero.

The seven-a-side match saw Nantwich Town beating Wybunbury All Stars 9-1, with Sam Day scoring a consolation goal for Wybunbury with the final kick of the game.

July 6, 2021
100-year-old earns title of Honorary Freewoman in Willaston

100-year-old earns title of Honorary Freewoman in Willaston

Willaston Parish Council has granted the title of Honorary Freewoman to resident Edith Ridgway.

The honour is in recognition of the 100-year-old’s services to fundraising and the community.

July 4, 2021
More 2021 events cancelled near Nantwich by Covid restrictions

More 2021 events cancelled near Nantwich by Covid restrictions

Two more popular summer events near Nantwich have been cancelled or postponed because of Covid pandemic restrictions.

Wybunbury Fig Pie Wakes organisers have decided to cancel its event which was due to be held on June 12.

February 24, 2021
Police Crime Commissioner funds lifesaving equipment in Bridgemere

Police Crime Commissioner funds lifesaving equipment in Bridgemere

A new defibrillator for Bridgemere has been hailed as a ‘potential life-saver’ by Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

The new piece of equipment will be placed in a building at Bridgemere Primary School by Doddington and District Parish Council.

February 21, 2021
Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

A Nantwich woman lost an incredible 21 stone after a doctor warned her she would not survive to see her daughter start school.

Now Michelle Bufton wants to help others when she launches a weight loss club in Wybunbury later this month.

January 11, 2021
Willaston families benefit from charity’s Covid relief fund

Willaston families benefit from charity’s Covid relief fund

A charity has handed out a vital £1,600 of funds to families in the village of Willaston as part of a Covid relief fund.

Wybunbury United Charities and the Sarah Jane Wood Charity has awarded a total of £1,600 to households struggling financially as a result of the pandemic.

November 28, 2020
Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

A primary school near Nantwich has waited almost a year to have a speed warning device on a busy road repaired by Cheshire East highways.

Now staff and parents at Bridgemere CE Primary School have finally received a reply – to be told the SID (speed indicator device) on Bridgemere Lane won’t be repaired at all!

November 24, 2020
Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police unveils new “community policing” model

Cheshire Police has unveiled its new “community policing” model with “dedicated officers and PCSOs” in 122 community areas.

It will include new police bases in community and village halls in and around Nantwich.

September 25, 2020
Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have ruled out protecting bus subsidies in their next council budget.

Currently, the authority spends £1.7 million on subsidising 12 routes across the borough.

September 11, 2020
Wybunbury balloon expert joins thousands for “Million Bubbles of Hope”

Wybunbury balloon expert joins thousands for “Million Bubbles of Hope”

A balloon expert from Wybunbury joined more than 1,000 from around the globe for smile-raising online Balloon Talent Show!

Michelle Shipman, who runs Bespoke Balloon Decor, took part in the “One Million Bubbles of Hope” event in a bid to entertain during the pandemic lockdown.

April 20, 2020
Fire crews tackle chimney fire in Wybunbury house

Fire crews tackle chimney fire in Wybunbury house

Fire crews were called to tackle a chimney fire at a house in Wybunbury, near Nantwich.

The fire broke out at around 8pm last night (February 24) on Wrinehill Road, Wybunbury.

February 25, 2020
Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 200 roads including many rural lanes in and around Nantwich will be taken off Cheshire East Council’s gritting routes after councillors approved the plan.

The controversial policy, which will come into effect from October this year, has been met with fierce criticism with many saying the council is putting lives in danger.

February 5, 2020