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Healthcare chiefs in South Cheshire voice fears over Cheshire East Council budget plans

Healthcare chiefs in South Cheshire voice fears over Cheshire East Council budget plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Officers in charge of buying healthcare across the borough have spoken out against the ‘scale of savings proposed’ in Cheshire East Council’s next budget.

The local authority ran its pre-budget consultation for 2019-20 last autumn, and revised proposals will be put before councillors later this month to be signed off.

February 5, 2019
Man trapped after crash at Reaseheath near Nantwich closes A51

Man trapped after crash at Reaseheath near Nantwich closes A51

A man had to be cut free from his car today after a smash off the A51 near Nantwich closed the road.

The incident happened at around 11.45am and involved one vehicle on the busy route close to Reaseheath College.

February 4, 2019
Girl, 14, arrested after police car chase through Nantwich

Girl, 14, arrested after police car chase through Nantwich

A teenage girl was arrested after Cheshire Police scrambled a helicopter during a car chase in Nantwich.

Officers were called after reports of a vehicle taken from an address in South Cheshire at around 12.48pm yesterday (February 3).

February 4, 2019
Ambulance service to provide non-emergency transport for South Cheshire patients

Ambulance service to provide non-emergency transport for South Cheshire patients

By Stephen Topping
An ambulance service has been handed extra funding to provide non-emergency transport for South Cheshire patients – less than a year after it agreed to end its original contract.

South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group will be one of six in Cheshire, Warrington and the Wirral to benefit after a new five-year contract to West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), which begins on April 1.

February 4, 2019
Nantwich school celebrates Chinese New Year with firework display

Nantwich school celebrates Chinese New Year with firework display

By Jonathan White
Highfields Academy in Nantwich hosted their second annual Chinese New Year Fireworks event at their school on Cumberland Avenue.

A line of firecrackers was lit prior to the fireworks to “ward off evil spirits”.

February 3, 2019
Dog walker finds gun in South Cheshire street

Dog walker finds gun in South Cheshire street

A gun has been found by a man walking his dog in Crewe, say police.

The handgun was hidden in an alleyway between McNeill Avenue and Barnabas Avenue.

February 2, 2019
Polish delegation seal twinning agreement with visit to Nantwich

Polish delegation seal twinning agreement with visit to Nantwich

A five-person delegation from Dzierzoniow in Poland visited Nantwich to formalise the Friendship Agreement between the two towns.

The agreement was first put in place by the demised Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council back in 2005.

February 1, 2019
New road safety cameras to be installed on Cheshire junctions, say police

New road safety cameras to be installed on Cheshire junctions, say police

New generation safety cameras are being installed at junctions in Cheshire to reduce the number and severity of collisions in the county.

The roadside cameras detect vehicles that go through red lights as well as those that break the speed limit at junctions.

February 1, 2019
Cheshire East Council chiefs aim to slash social worker caseloads

Cheshire East Council chiefs aim to slash social worker caseloads

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council chiefs are aiming to cut social workers’ caseloads in an effort to provide better support for vulnerable youngsters.

Figures presented to Cheshire East Council’s children and families overview and scrutiny committee on Monday show that the average caseload for social workers in the local authority’s ‘children in need’ and ‘child protection’ teams has remained static over the past year.

February 1, 2019
Nantwich Walled Garden Society voices fears over housing plan for historic wall

Nantwich Walled Garden Society voices fears over housing plan for historic wall

Members of the Nantwich Walled Garden Society (NWGS) have voiced concerns over plans to build new houses on the historic site off Welsh Row.

Cheshire East Council is currently considering two new planning applications for permission to build six houses on the site.

January 31, 2019
Nantwich Marina appeal to trace Cadet Billington family after old items found

Nantwich Marina appeal to trace Cadet Billington family after old items found

Owners of Nantwich Marina are appealing for help to trace the family of a Cadet Billington after artefacts were found during a clear out.

Sheila Saner said she discovered personal items belonging to a Police Cadet Billington when threw out some old filing cabinets.

January 31, 2019
Elderly Nantwich residents need IT skills to improve lives, says councillor

Elderly Nantwich residents need IT skills to improve lives, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
Teaching IT skills to elderly residents in Crewe and Nantwich could help transform their lives and save the council significant amounts of cash.

That is the view of Wybunbury Cllr Janet Clowes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for adult social care and integration.

January 31, 2019
Mental health spend on children double in different parts of Cheshire, figures show

Mental health spend on children double in different parts of Cheshire, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs are spending almost twice as much on mental health services for youngsters in some parts of Cheshire than others, according to new figures.

Data presented to the Cheshire East health and wellbeing board shows for 2018-19, the NHS Eastern Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) has spent £2.9 million on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

January 30, 2019