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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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    KANRA. Community Hub

    by KANRA, over 2 years ago

    KANRA ; Community Hub, Kingsway Shops. Chester

    We are an established local community group running a hub with access to Cwac, Sanctuary & other housing providers, Police and all agencies with excellent volunteers helping us provide support to the community with shopping, medication deliveries, meals, essentials & wellbeing. We were able to get flyers out within the community very early to start the support and encourage volunteers to join us.

    Our volunteers are doing a wonderful job providing support to residents on a regular basis.

    The hub is actively supporting residents, families and anyone experiencing difficulties, due to a change... Continue reading

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    Little Actors Theatre Company

    by Little Actors Theatre Company, over 2 years ago


    Little Actors is offering FREE creative workshops online for children, young people and the over 50s. Keep connected and get creative.

    Fitness with Fern
    Everyday
    You Tube
    Public
    Fern
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMgRleGj030





    DramaTots – pre-school/
    infants
    Tuesday
    11.30am
    Public
    Samantha





    Lockdown writing and performance workshop – 12+

    3pm
    Public
    Mike





    Drama Games & Improv – U11s
    Wednesday
    5pm
    Public
    Holly





    Lockdown writing and performance workshop – U11s
    Thursday
    10am
    Public
    Mike





    Improv – Youth Theatre 12+

    5pm
    Public
    Holly










    Brightlights – over 50s coffee morning
    Friday

    11am
    Brightlights and public
    Mike


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    Lache Primary School

    by Lache Primary School, over 2 years ago

    Over the last few weeks, we have been working tirelessly at Lache Primary School to ensure that all our families are safe and well.

    The busiest job, for sure, is delivering school lunches to those on Free School Meals. We are so grateful to Mrs Lawson and Mrs Edwards for delivering them multiple times a week as it isn’t a quick job at all.

    As well as lunch deliveries staff have been out and about delivering a range of different things to our families and even though we can’t hug or high five like we would normally do it is... Continue reading

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    Weaverham Helping Hands

    by Jennywhite9, over 2 years ago

    I have set up a Facebook group called Weaverham Helping Hands. Also me and others from the group have put flyers through some letter boxes who we suspect to be elderly offering our help. We help a number of people now with collecting medication and shopping etc. Also I have arranged free meals delivered to some vulnerable people in the community from The Strong hold and St Mary’s Church. I do and online quiz on Facebook each Saturday night too. I am an NHS responder but had no requests so far. Jenny White

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    Blacon Action Team

    by Cheshire West Communities Together, over 2 years ago

    Amazing work being done in Blacon to feed residents in need, by the newly formed Blacon Action Team. Great support from Holy Trinity Church, Western Avenue Surgery, Cllr Sheila Little, Cheshire West Communities Together, The Westminster Foundation, Morrison's and a team of volunteers all working together.


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    Painting the town red, white and blue

    by Cllr. Christine Warner, over 2 years ago

    What do you do to lift people’s spirits as we approach the anniversary of VE Day? Well, paint the fence at the British Legion red, white and blue of course!

    I don’t think Banksy has anything to worry about as Cllr. Paul Donovan, Cllr. Peter Wheeler and Cllr. Christine Warner set about cheering up the fence with lively colours.

    Local residents stopped to speak to us and cheer us on.

    If you haven’t already seen our artistic efforts do stop and notice it next time you pass.

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    Food banks

    by Cllr. Christine Warner, over 2 years ago

    Food banks are springing up all over Ellesmere Port thanks to the efforts of local Councillors.

    Cllr. Lisa Denson is working hard for Westminster residents. I know because Cllr. Peter Wheeler and I are two of her delivery drivers. Last Wednesday and Saturday 25 drop offs where completed. Cllr. Denson has the whole enterprise working like clockwork with the help of her family and other community volunteers.

    See you again on Wednesday, Lisa to deliver more food to people who cannot get out at the moment.

    Cllr. Christine Warner

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    Sandfield Lane Social Distancing Ultramarathon

    by Jo Parker, over 2 years ago

    The Sandfield Lane, Hartford, Social Distancing Ultramarathon on 25th and 26th April was a huge success. This started off as a collective marathon but quickly snowballed as people wanted to push their boundaries and see how far they could go. We had 13 families complete 175 miles, and 1000 pressups, up and down our 0.1 mile lane over the weekend cheered on by the residents from the ends of their drives.

    We had bunting and beer and lots of celebration and cameraderie whilst still being able to maintain social distancing.

    There is already talk of it becoming an annual event🏅🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️

    ... Continue reading

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    Helping locally

    by Chris S, over 2 years ago

    I found, through the CWaC website, a community organisation that was willing to take me as a volunteer with the minimal of bureaucracy and allow me to get helping people here almost immediately. It has been beneficial (I hope!) for those I have been working with but it has definitely benefitted my wellbeing and made me feel worthwhile and useful, whilst also working from home.

    I would recommend getting involved to anyone who has been temporarily laid off, is capable of doing so safely and wants to do feel as though they are doing some good for their community and... Continue reading

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    Chester Football Club Community Trust

    over 2 years ago

    Chester Football Club Community Trust are playing their part to support the Covid-19 Community Response. With many of the club’s members having been advised to shield themselves from the virus and isolate at home, the Trust began calling people at home to check they were okay and to offer practical help such as delivering food and prescriptions.

    With twenty volunteers contacting around 400 people in the first week, the heartening thing was how many people were already being provided for by neighbours, family and friends. Although there have been some people who have been more isolated, most were just grateful... Continue reading