Friday 15 December

Local MP Mike Amesbury visited WPRC  to discuss the leasehold problems affecting residents in the Winnington Urban Village. 

Northwich Guardian article here.

Tuesday 7 February

New Bowls Pavilion taking shape.

Friday 20 February 2017

Taking down and burning the No.3 Green Bowls Pavilion, ready for a new one in time for the start of the new season. Thanks to everyone who helped out today.

Saturday 30 July

Winnington Lane hedge cut down to size - found our sign hidden behind the hedge!

Sunday 20 March

Mathews or Bunty's Pit in the Spring Sunshine.

Saturday 19 March

Adam Smith, Steve Proctor and Steve Burrows, have been selected to represent England in the World Short Mat Bowls Championships, to be held at Leigh Sports Village on the 18th-20th March, 2016. This is a just reward for their consistently high performances for 8 times Premier County winners Cheshire. 14 Nations will be taking part in the event, competing against each other in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours. 

Friday 11 March

Getting ready for 170 people attending The Brain Tumour Charity Dinner Dance.


Saturday 6 February

Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal Pensioners lunch.

Northwich Guardian article here.

Monday 28 September

St Luke's Church being emptied prior to demolition.

Tuesday 21 April

The Cricket Section have decorated their tea room, including removing a wall!

Friday 27 February

Brian Edgerton retires today having been the Groundsman at Winnington Park for over 20 years. The Club, the Cricket and the Bowls sections presented Brian with a watch to mark his retirement. We wish him a long and happy retirement.

Saturday 14 February - Rotary Club Senior Citizens Lunch

Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal's Senior Citizens lunch. Over 100 attendees had lunch and a good time was had by all.

Thursday 15 January 2015 
Visit by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper

Immigration issues were examined by a group of Northwich residents when they were visited by the Shadow Home Secretary. Labour MP Yvette Cooper held a 'listening event' at Winnington Park Recreation Club on Thursday, which gave a cross section of the community chance to discuss the controversial topic in detail.

Northwich Guardian article here and Chester Chronicle article here.

Tuesday 2 December - Winnington Awareness Event

Thanks to those who exhibited, and those who came along.

Monday 1 December

The Friendly Gym opened it's doors for business today.

Friday 21 November

Senior Citizens Advice Fair hosted by Graham Evans MP.


 Thursday 20 November

Conversion of sports bar almost complete - Friendly Gym opening soon.

Thursday 6 November

The Friendly Gym are converting the sports bar, and they will be moving to Winnington Park at the beginning of December. Click here to find out more about the Friendly Gym and how to join. A few photographs of the conversion in progress.

Friday 24 October

Many thanks to all the young people who worked with The Prince's Trust and Cheshire Fire Brigade to paint the Snooker Room walls. They did a great job, and the room looks much fresher now. Any volunteers to do the ceiling?!

Wednesday 1 October - NFU Mutual Advert Filming

A film crew turned up to make an advert for NFU Mutual. The cricket section acted as extras, and the ad will be screened 60 times during Coronation Street in the new year.

Friday 19 September - 21st Beer Festival

Report in Northwich Guardian here.

Monday 16 June


Saturday 14 June

Follow Margaret's Rhine Bike Journey here.

Friday 24 January 2014

Nigel Farage of UKIP visits WPRC. Click on the image to read the Northwich Guardian report on the visit.


Wednesday 6 November

Defibrillator donated to WPRC by Clr. Amy Mercer-Bailey.

Life saving equipment can be found in the heart of Northwich’s communities thanks to donations from nine councillors.

A total of 22 heart defibrillators are being located across the area after Cheshire West and Chester councillors funded them from their member budgets.

Clr Charles Fifield, one of the nine councillors, said: “This is such important equipment which can save lives if used quickly and correctly.

“The defibrillators have gone or are about to go into a wide variety of locations where people are also signed up for training courses on how to use the specialised equipment, and are in locations often used or accessed by local people, community or sporting groups.”

Clr Amy Mercer-Bailey, another of the nine funding councillors, has also completed training to be a qualified heart start instructor.

“I feel very strongly that defibrillators should be in as many locations as possible,” she said.

“I have also undertaken the training course myself and endorse the need for training across the area.

“A cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time.

“Those first few moments are vital and I can endorse the fact that a defibrillator is very easy to use.”

A defibrillator is used to shock someone suffering cardiac arrest but the equipment is programmed to only deliver a shock to someone that needs it.

The Heart Start scheme, supported by the British Heart Foundation, the North West Ambulance Service and Cheshire Chain of Survival, teaches basic life support skills.

Thursday 3 October

Some old photos of WPRC, posted on facebook by Sheila Mackenzie. Around the mid 1970's? Let us know.

Monday 23 September - Beer Festival Report

Click here for report in Northwich Guardian.

Hundreds of visitors from across the world found their way to a new venue for Northwich’s ever-popular beer festival at the weekend.

John Walton, chairman of Northwich Beer Festival, said: "There were very good comments made about the new venue at Winnington Park Recreational Club".


Friday 20 September - 20th Northwich Beer Festival

Preparations are well underway for the Beer Festival.

Winnington Park Bowlers win Whitby Cup

Winnington Park Bowlers won the final of the Whitby Cup, playing against Castle Private at Barnton Cricket Club on Tuesday 17 September. Many congratulations to the Bowls Section.


Sunday 4 August - Open Day

Click here to see more on the Open Day.

Tuesday 9 July 2013 - WPRC AGM

The Members unanimously voted to accept the changes to the Members Constitution and Rules. A copy of the amended document can be seen in the Members section of this website.


The AGM for Members will be held on Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm at WPRC. Items for the Agenda MUST be received at the Registered Office no later than 14 days prior to the AGM.

Monday 10 June 2013

Interior of the newly finished St Luke's Church, housed in the old Library building.

Thursday 6 June

The Park Suite has been re-decorated.

Wednesday 5 June

Article in Northwich Guardian on the new Bowls and Archery Pavilion.

Wednesday 1 May

New Bowls and Archery Pavilion almost complete.

Thanks to the Bowls and Archery Sections for installing the plumbing, and decorating the pavilion.

Tuesday 23 April

Thursday 18 April

Friday 12 April

Saturday 30 March 2013

Thursday 28 March 2013

Progress on building the new pavilion and indoor archery range.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Work has started on building the new pavilion.

Thursday 7 February 2013

More progress on Library conversion - central heating being installed!
Tea and toast for all volunteers!

Monday 4 February 2013

Work on the new pavilion is due to start on Monday 18 February.

Friday 1 February 2013

Planning Permission for the new Pavilion, and Building Regs for the Library conversion have both been passed by CWAC.

Monday 14 January 2013

Progress on converting the Library into a Church.


Wednesday 9 January 2013


 Article in Northwich Guardian.

Friday 4 January 2013

Building Control Permission for the conversion of the Library to a Church has been submitted to CWAC. View the application here.

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Amendment to new Pavilion Planning Application available here. Relates to revised design of roof.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Members of St Luke's Church in Winnington are busy converting the Library building into their new church. They hope to start using the building by March 2013, when their church on Dyar Terrace, built in 1898, will close.

Friday 11 November 2012

Final planning permission and building regs approval have been granted for the replacement pavilion, so work should start soon on the rebuild.

The timber structure will provide a pavilion for the bowling greens and an indoor archery range, complete with small kitchen area and accessible toilet.

Friday 25 May 2012


Follow Margaret on her Land's End to John O'Groats Cycle Ride here.

Sponsor Margaret (in aid of St Luke's Hospice) here.

Thursday 10 May 2012

Planning application for the Replacement Pavilion has been submitted.

The plans can be viewed online here.

Friday 3 June 2011

A fire destroyed the original 1890 Pavilion in the early hours of Friday morning. Fire fighters were called to the Club at 2.40am, and spend 4 hours putting out the blaze. The fire destroyed everything inside the building, including the groundman's equipment.

Photos courtesy Northwich Guardian.