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More HS2 trains through Crewe could be “major saving” on £56 billion project

More HS2 trains through Crewe could be “major saving” on £56 billion project

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
“A major saving” could be found in the cost of HS2 if Crewe gets five to seven trains an hour, transport chiefs have been told.

The Government announced in March it is backing updated plans for the Crewe hub, which would support up to seven high-speed trains an hour.

December 23, 2018
A500 dualling project to start in 2020 after planning approval gained

A500 dualling project to start in 2020 after planning approval gained

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A major project to dual the A500 single carriageway between Crewe will start in 2020 after it was given planning approval.

The £55 million project has been unanimously approved by Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board at a meeting yesterday (December 19).

December 20, 2018
Nantwich ‘star’ apprentices honoured at Reaseheath College awards

Nantwich ‘star’ apprentices honoured at Reaseheath College awards

A local butcher and his apprentice were among the ‘stars’ to take top honours at an apprenticeship awards ceremony at Reaseheath College in Nantwich.

The event highlighted the achievement of 150 apprentices who had gained their qualifications at the specialist and technical college in the past year.

December 20, 2018
Council deal paves way for Stapeley gardeners to apply for allotments

Council deal paves way for Stapeley gardeners to apply for allotments

Gardeners in Stapeley can now apply for allotment sites after a deal was struck between their parish council and Nantwich Town Council.

The two authorities have come to a financial agreement so Stapeley residents can now apply for allotments in Nantwich town boundary.

December 19, 2018
Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Action is being demanded to fill Cheshire East’s potholes after councillors complained that patched up roads are breaking back up.

Cllr Mick Warren, independent member for Macclesfield East, told Thursday’s full council meeting that two potholes in his ward have broken back up just three weeks after they were repaired.

December 15, 2018
Call to save Little Bus lifeline for elderly people across South Cheshire

Call to save Little Bus lifeline for elderly people across South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are being urged to protect a lifeline for elderly residents looking to get from A to B.

Cheshire East Council delayed making cuts to its Little Bus service as part of last year’s bus review, which saw a reduction in the number of subsidised bus services.

December 15, 2018
Residents voice fears over new police and fire station in Crewe

Residents voice fears over new police and fire station in Crewe

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents are calling on police and the fire service to make sure their new home does not cause traffic and parking problems.

Plans are in the pipeline for the existing fire station, in Macon Way, to be knocked down and replaced by a new station for both firefighters and the police – who are set to move from Civic Centre.

December 13, 2018
Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

Deal struck to take over MMU campus in South Cheshire

A landmark international deal has been signed to open a new health science campus on the Manchester Metropolitan University site in Crewe.

The facility on the 40-acre Crewe campus currently used by MMU will host UK and international students from September 2019, offering degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Podiatry.

December 10, 2018
Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors have vowed to fight Cheshire East Council’s plans to increase car park charges in the town.

They say that Nantwich – and neighbouring Crewe – are being treated unfairly with some of the highest parking charges in the borough.

December 8, 2018
Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Owners of empty homes in Crewe and Nantwich could face double council tax charges under new plans by Cheshire East Council.

They want to clamp down on the owners of empty homes which are being left unoccupied and unfurnished the long periods.

December 5, 2018
Cheshire East Council considers parking charge fee rise

Cheshire East Council considers parking charge fee rise

Motorists in Nantwich and Crewe could face higher car park fees from March under Cheshire East Council plans.

Charges could rise by 10p on all council-owned car parks across each tariff, and resident parking permits could also go up.

November 27, 2018
Nantwich in Bloom hails “tremendous accolade” after eighth consecutive Gold

Nantwich in Bloom hails “tremendous accolade” after eighth consecutive Gold

Members of Nantwich in Bloom have hailed their eighth consecutive Gold Award at the North West in Bloom Awards as a “tremendous accolade”.

An army of volunteers helped keep the town clean and colourful over the spring and summer, despite the searing temperatures and drought-like conditions.

November 26, 2018
Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

By Stephen Topping
Seven sticking points in Cheshire are being highlighted on HS2 Ltd’s to-do list – but a leading opponent says it is nothing more than a ‘marketing tool’

The company behind the project came under fire from Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury, for failing to provide visual designs of the planned rolling stock depot in Wimboldsley, between Winsford and Nantwich.

November 23, 2018