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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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    Live Well Dance Online

    by Cheshire Dance, over 1 year ago

    Live Well Dance Online

    Cheshire Dance invites older adults to keep healthy, keep active, keep social and keep dancing with its virtual community. A gentle seated dance and movement class (which is also suitable for people with dementia and their family/carers), 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 Monday at 11am.

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

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jEnXQLt6RlSlqelkgDz-JQ

    (Starts 8th June until further notice. For other class types, please... Continue reading

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    Boughton Keep Fit Street Session

    by Jenny Leigh-Smith, over 1 year ago

    Every Sunday at 5pm it's Kathy's Keep Fit in our street.

    A trained Fitness Instructor, Kathy leads a 45min aerobic session, with music, to all who want to join in from our street community.

    Keeping a safe distance apart, we follow (the best we can) with jumping jacks, squats, grapevines, spotty dogs and more besides.

    Heart rates are up and it's also lots of fun.

    It's just one of the ways our local street community has come together to share some time, some laughter and raise morale

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    Stay At Home Tarporley - A Community Staying Together

    by Clerk to Tarporley Parish Council , over 1 year ago

    The Stay at Home Tarporley Campaign launched by the Tarporley Parish Council sprang into action even before Lock-down was officially announced. Three members of the Council operated a Helpline for 7 days 9am-6pm to support vulnerable and older people. The response to a call for more volunteers overwhelmed The Council and within days 100 volunteers from a small community of around 1600 households were available for duty.

    Now operating a Team Leader shift system, with 21 shifts and around 40 volunteers the Helpline offers a range of services from food and prescription deliveries to a friendly chat. So far nearly... Continue reading

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    Postcards of Hope

    by Primary Care Cheshire CIC, over 1 year ago

    Here at Primary Care Cheshire, West Cheshire's GP Federation, we are REALLY proud to be working alongside local schools to create and distribute messages of hope and compassion across the area.

    Children in local schools are creating 'Postcards of Hope' which are then being delivered to local residents and Care Homes.

    If anyone else wishes to become involved in this project please send your Postcards to-

    Primary Care Cheshire CIC

    Unit C11,

    Dover Drive

    Ellesmere Port

    CH65 9BF

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    Local Mum Sets Up Food Bank in Kelsall Village

    by Kelsall Food Bank, over 1 year ago

    A local mum and teacher has set up the Kelsall Food Bank in direct response to the Covid 19 crisis.

    At the beginning of the crisis she joined a team of volunteers that were organised and deployed to help those members of Kelsall who are self-isolating or who are struggling for whatever reason during this difficult time. On her travels, and armed with a bundle of leaflets, she set out to visit 3 streets in Kelsall. This trip was to change everything! Through chatting to one local resident it was clear that they were not going to eat that week... Continue reading

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    3 Golden Hearts

    by emzie84, over 1 year ago

    Not long after Christmas i asked both my young sons if we could sort through their old toys - give the good ones they don't use to charity shop etc.... my 5 year old (was 4 at the time) said "but i like my toys so i want to keep them" I told him that he was lucky because he had a nice Christmas and got loads of new gifts, but some children didn't even have heating or a meal let along any gifts.... he then went on to say "OK mum they can have the toys and we can... Continue reading

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    No homeless in Chester....... being fed each day by artisan food outlets, churches and others.

    by Steve@Seed, over 1 year ago

    Many organisations and individuals had been working together including businesses, social enterprises, faith groups, volunteers to house the homeless.

    Somehow the Covid19 allowed every homeless person to be accomadated and fed, predominantly by local artisan food outlets, every day.

    A mention to Soul Kitchen playing a leading role in this and the organisations they work with.

    No homeless in Chester....... being fed each day by artisan food outlets, churches and others.

    No homeless in Chester....... being fed each day by artisan food outlets, churches and others.


    T: @soul_chester

    F: Soul Kitchen Chester

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    Ellesmere Port Help Scheme

    by CllrNicole, over 1 year ago

    The Ellesmere Port Help scheme was set up by the local MP and Councillors as soon as lockdown began. Since then, it has been able to support hundreds of residents who are struggling to get supplies and prescriptions.

    Many residents are facing financial hardship or have to self-isolate because of the coronavirus. The Ellesmere Port Help scheme delivers food packages, along with other supplies such as toiletries, cleaning products, pet foods and baby packs, direct to their doors.

    Our volunteers work tirelessly – shopping, packing and delivering much needed parcels across the town and funding has been received from Essar... Continue reading

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    How you can get involved in activities on VE Day

    by Comms@CW&C, over 1 year ago

    Here's a timetable of events for tomorrow and where you can find them:


    Friday, 8 May

    • Chester Town Hall bunting and VE Day flag.
    • 10.30am - VE day flag West Cheshire Museums (West Cheshire Museums Facebook pages)
    • 10.30am - VE day flag video (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 11am - poem (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • Noon - VE Day service (https://youtu.be/O08WJffxur4)
    • Noon - montage of Cheshire war related photos (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 12.30pm - Chester Bandstand presents a VE Day Tribute (Facebook @chesterbandstand)
    • 1pm - Wartime songs with Doodlebugs – video (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 2.30pm - poem (Facebook @cwaclibrary)
    • 2.55pm - The Last... Continue reading
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    Neston Angels #NeverMoreNeeded

    by Neston Community Youth Centre, over 1 year ago

    For the past 7 weeks, Neston Community Youth Centre have continued to support local people and as of today we have registered almost 600 local people aged from 3 to 101 to receive support with shopping, prescription deliveries, contact calls, foodbank and much more.

    None of this would be possible without the support of Ellesmere Port and Neston Community Transport, West Cheshire Foodbank and an incredible team of 137 volunteers.

    Last week we provided 'Goody Boxes' for carers working in Local Care Homes.

    Anyone in the CH64 postcode area can get in touch for support at www.nestoncyc.org.uk or on 0151... Continue reading