After the abolition of Parish Councils it was felt that Willaston needed a representative body and a group of volunteers formed Willaston Residents’ and Countryside Society. The Society has represented the interests of Willaston residents since 1975.
The aims of the Society are to:
- Protect and improve the environmental amenities of the village and its surroundings;
- Preserve and encourage village cultural and social activities;
- Represent the views of the village and monitor matters of common interest.
The committee consists of officers and resident representatives elected at our AGM, representatives from local organisations and the local councillor. We are all volunteers who give our time freely and do not claim expenses. Our activities are guided by our constitution.
We meet every two months on the third Monday of the month at 7.15pm in the Memorial Hall. The first 15 minutes of each meeting is open to anyone in the village to come and raise issues with us. Meetings are also open to observers who may attend throughout to listen to our discussions. If possible, please contact us in advance if you wish to attend.
During 2013-4, we initiated the Willaston District Community Plan. On completion, the group passed the plan to us and this informs the work that we do and our priorities. The plan has led to the development of the play area appeal and the formation of Friends of Hadlow Road Station.
In 2018, we initiated the Christmas lights appeal to ensure the tree on the village Green isn’t left in darkness.
To see an overview of what we have achieved during 2015-16, click here: List of Activities
We produce a newsletter twice a year which is delivered to every house in Willaston.