Community News and Events

Open gardens June '23











On a warm summers day, 9 people opened their gardens and a plant stall  was erected on the green. It seemed that the whole village grasped this opportunity to socialise as there was a continual flow of people through the gardens and £557.50 was raised for the Wingate centre in Wrenbury.





















Defibrillator training Feb '22

An excellent demonstration on how to use the defibrillator was undertaken by Andrew Nicholas, Chair of the Parish Council.

Carols on the green December 2021

Thank you to Santa and his elves who did a magnificent job of visiting the children of Willington and then meeting everyone on the green for Carols, mince pies and mulled wine. It really was a lovely start to Christmas.


Task force November 2021


On November 5th a large team of volunteers spent a morning tidying the green and pathways and cleaning village signs. This photograph shows some of those who took part under the watchful eye of John Grimshaw. Thanks to everyone who took part. 

Picnic 2021








Taskforce April 2021

Volunteers tidying up the village green and cleaning the inscription on the German Wall. A great days work by everyone.

Easter 2021


Chocolate Easter eggs donated by some very kind residents were distributed to children (and some adults) throughout Willington. Lots of socially distanced fun and laughter was had by all. Thank you to the organisers, donators, green decorators and most of all the Easter rabbit.


January 2021

Sue Masterman won first prize in the adult category of the Willington Arts and Crafts competition, for her lovely picture called 'missing my friends across the water'. There were some fantastic entries from many young people in the village and many prizes and certificates handed out.. Thank you to Freda Markham for organising. 

December 2020

 Father Christmas and his Elves visited Willington, distributing presents to the children and bringing much joy.



November 2020

These are the newly renovated steps on Little Switzerland, constructed by John Grimshaw and members of his taskforce. Grateful thanks go to them  for making the path a pleasure to walk again. 

Volunteers with the newly acquired  speed gun. They will be carrying out regular speed checks around Willington .Information on anyone speeding excessively will be passed to the PCSO, who will send out a formal warning letter. 

Task Force June 2020




The taskforce, organised by John Grimshaw, cleared the vegetation from the pavement along Willington Road. The weather was very hot and they did a magnificent job. 

Socially distanced VE day celebrations May 2020

Picnic on the green, July 2019



History of Willington event, held in October 2019 at Willington Hall                                         

        Carols on the green, December 2019




The Great Willington Litterpick, 2019

The Great Willington Litterpick, 2019

 On  Sunday 24th March, eleven pairs of willing hands took to the highways and by-ways of Willington armed with litter pickers and rubbish sacks (and clad in fetching hi-vis vests) to tidy up the local hedges and verges. At least eleven large bags of rubbish were collected over a couple of hours (some 'pickers' took theirs home) and in addition the footpath between Pebble Cottage and The Hob was cleared of weeds and swept. A splendid job all round. Thank you to all the volunteers.