How is your community pulling together to support one another?

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Inspire Cheshire West has closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.


Community spirit is shining across west Cheshire as people pull together to look out for each other. There are small acts of kindness everywhere, with people being good neighbours, flourishing new community initiatives and residents volunteering to help tackle the virus.

There are so many inspiring stories highlighting the part everyone can play to make a real difference. We want to capture stories from your community here.

Inspire Cheshire West has closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.


Community spirit is shining across west Cheshire as people pull together to look out for each other. There are small acts of kindness everywhere, with people being good neighbours, flourishing new community initiatives and residents volunteering to help tackle the virus.

There are so many inspiring stories highlighting the part everyone can play to make a real difference. We want to capture stories from your community here.

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Inspire Cheshire West has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. Your contributions, stories, ideas and experiences about life under lockdown restrictions were a valuable resource to the communities of west Cheshire.

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    Stanney Oaks Scarecrow Festival

    by Islay Close, about 2 years ago
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    Stronger Futures

    by Comms@CW&C, about 2 years ago

    We love the stories you are adding here to Inspire Cheshire West – keep them coming! It’s heartwarming to see the way our communities are pulling together to help each other through this pandemic.

    Because you’ve played such an integral part in the response to COVID-19, we wanted to let you know how you can play an equally important role in creating our borough’s future.

    We know that this pandemic is not over and communities across the area still need our, and your, help, and we want to reassure you that the Council’s priority continues to be protecting lives and... Continue reading

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    Occupational Therapy Team deliver specialist equipment to help local family

    by Stephcwc, about 2 years ago

    The Council’s Occupational Therapy Team work with residents of all ages in the borough when physical and mental illness, disability, a long-term condition, or the effects of ageing prevent them from doing the activities they need or want to do.

    Grace, who is 18 months old, lives with her family in Chester and is one of the team’s youngest clients. She was born very prematurely and requires 20 hours of nursing care a day due to a number of medical issues. Grace had spent the first year of her life in hospital where she lay flat for most of the... Continue reading

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    A shining example of positive community spirt

    by Rachel williams, about 2 years ago

    Jeannie and Mary , two residents of Malpas who had both had enough of the mounting litter during lockdown on old hall street , decided they wanted to do something about it.

    Taking the litter picker by the handle, they set to the task in hand and six bags of rubbish later the area was left looking much more presentable .

    Jeannie and Mary have both set a shining example of positive community spirit and I would like to say thank you to them both .

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    Community Volunteering

    by LizParry, about 2 years ago

    On 18th March, my flights for a spring break road trip around rural Halkidiki, Greece were cancelled. I decided to still take my annual leave from work as the country was in crisis and lockdown followed soon after Monday 23rd March, the day I was due to fly to Greece. I was already committing to a weekly food shop for my 95 year old housebound Auntie living on the Wirral. That week, I scaled up my food shopping to cover another Auntie in Chester, my parents in Chester and their elderly neighbour. I was really enjoying helping others, so when... Continue reading

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    Musician collaboration video

    by ISO/DC, about 2 years ago

    https://www.facebook.com/100003261790897/posts/3006749576110406/?d=n

    We created video to raise funds for the foodbank. We would love people to like and share it and if possible donate.

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    Gus Cairns My Lockdown Story

    by Gus Cairns, about 2 years ago

    Lockdown has been a nightmare for me . I have been almost on my own for 8 weeks . Only doing Courses has kept me sane . The only People I actually see are those bringing my shopping and my prescriptions no one else comes for a distancing chat at my front door . Got a water infection now waiting for a telephone appointment with my GP practice , Just had it sending Prescription to my Chemist for antibiotics now . Drinking plenty of water to flush it out so I will be back to normal . I am also... Continue reading

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    Kindness is Contagious

    by Pamela, about 2 years ago

    We are Pamela and Joanne and we launched our new business, Apollo Care Chester home care services, a few weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak, little did we know that what was waiting around the corner for us!

    So whilst waiting for our CQC Registration to enable us to provide care we looked at how we could help the local community in a time of crisis.

    We looked at the support available to the local residents surrounding our office in Mollington and discovered that they had nothing in place at this time, so we initiated our own voluntary service by posting... Continue reading

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    EveryBody Disability Dance Online

    by Cheshire Dance, about 2 years ago

    EveryBody Dance Online

    Cheshire Dance invites those living with disabilities – including those with PMLD and those with complex need – and their families/carers to keep healthy, keep active, keep social and keep dancing with its virtual community. This session takes place via Zoom, allowing participants to dance and interact with others in real time, together!

    Join our socially distanced online class and take part from the comfort of your own home every Wednesday at 11.15am.

    Cost per session only £4.50. Book your space now.

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ip5tY1YrReir7xXCIRnZ5g

    (Starts 3rd June until further notice. For other class types, please visit: www.cheshiredance.org/virtualclasses)

    ... Continue reading

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    Keep on Dancing Online

    by Cheshire Dance, about 2 years ago

    Keep on Dancing Online

    Cheshire Dance invites active older adults to keep healthy, keep active, keep social and keep dancing with its virtual community. An energetic dance class for active older ladies and gents who feel confident standing and moving without support, this session takes place via Zoom allowing participants to dance and interact with others in real time, TOGETHER!

    Join our socially distanced online class and take part from the comfort of your own home every Friday at 10.30am.

    Cost per session only £4.50. Book your space now.

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Je2y0DYQT-GLE91bqwhTCw

    (Starts 5th June until further notice. For other class types... Continue reading