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Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran steps down as Independents leader

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council’s Independent group Arthur Moran has stepped aside ahead of a new era of no overall control.

Cllr Arthur Moran, of Nantwich North and West, has been replaced in the role by Cllr Craig Browne, who represents Alderley Edge.

May 8, 2019
Nantwich Fire Cadets put through their paces by town Mayor

Nantwich Fire Cadets put through their paces by town Mayor

Nantwich Fire Cadets were put through their paces when they were visited by Nantwich Town Mayor David Marren and his family.

The Cadets are one of the local causes to benefit from the Mayor’s fundraising work when Cllr Marren came to office in 2018.

May 8, 2019
Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

New Conservative leader for Cheshire East Janet Clowes says talks are now taking place with other parties to see how the council will be run.

Cllr Clowes, who represents Wybunbury Ward, was elected as new leader after the resignation of Cllr Rachel Bailey last night (May 7).

May 8, 2019
Rise in number of dogs in hot cars in Cheshire reported to RSPCA

Rise in number of dogs in hot cars in Cheshire reported to RSPCA

Reports of dogs being left in hot cars has hit a three-year high despite a major campaign to raise awareness of the dangers.

And Cheshire is among those counties which have seen a rise in reports in the past year.

May 6, 2019
Combermere Abbey pledges ancient oak to help rebuild Notre Dame

Combermere Abbey pledges ancient oak to help rebuild Notre Dame

Combermere Abbey near Nantwich has pledged an ancient oak in its grounds to help rebuild Notre Dame in Paris after the devastating fire.

Owners of the Abbey have rallied to contribute the mature oak tree towards the re-building of the cathedral’s roof.

May 6, 2019
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Rivals play down “Brexit” role in demise of Cheshire East Tories

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Brexit’s role in the demise of Cheshire East Council’s Conservative group has been downplayed by their political rivals.

The Tories suffered a shock loss of control, ending with 34 CEC members – eight short of the number needed for a majority – with Labour on 25, Independents on 19 and Liberal Democrats on four.

May 6, 2019
Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Rachel Bailey has blamed the ‘impasse of Brexit’ after the Conservatives lost overall control of the authority in a huge shock.

After a dramatic day of results, the council – which is now made up of 34 Tories, 25 from Labour, 19 independents and four Liberal Democrats – has switched to no overall control.

May 4, 2019
Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Conservatives have lost control of Cheshire East Council after the local elections as they felt the backlash from disgruntled voters.

The Tories retained Nantwich South and Stapeley, as well as rural wards such as Audlem, Wrenbury, Bunbury, Wybunbury and Willaston.

May 4, 2019
Three motorcyclists in court after speeding at 137mph on Cheshire roads

Three motorcyclists in court after speeding at 137mph on Cheshire roads

Three men have been sentenced after a police dashcam caught motorcyclists travelling at speeds of up to 137mph on Cheshire’s roads.

The officer, riding an unmarked police motorcycle, had to travel at 125mph to catch up to the group after they had passed him on the A41 Whitchurch Road near Broxton on September 2.

May 4, 2019
Nantwich Partnership submits plans for Mill Island and Old Biot

Nantwich Partnership submits plans for Mill Island and Old Biot

Nantwich Partnership is hoping to carry out improvements to two visitor attractions in the town.

It has submitted plans for more seating and a landscape feature area on Mill Island.

May 2, 2019
Cheshire Girlguiding receives new Outdoor Activity Centre

Cheshire Girlguiding receives new Outdoor Activity Centre

Girl guides from Nantwich and other Cheshire towns will benefit from a new Outdoor Activity Centre.

The centre was part funded by a Cheshire Freemasons donation of £17,000 to ‘Girlguiding Cheshire Forest’.

May 2, 2019
Campaigners reveal scale of concern over fox hunting in Cheshire

Campaigners reveal scale of concern over fox hunting in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping
Figures released by campaigners have revealed the scale of concern surrounding alleged illegal fox hunting across Cheshire.

The League Against Cruel Sports received 21 reports of suspected incidents during the 2018-19 hunt season – which began last November and ended recently.

May 2, 2019
Cheshire East Council staff halved in a decade, figures show

Cheshire East Council staff halved in a decade, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The number of staff employed directly by Cheshire East Council has almost halved in the decade since the authority was launched.

Figures from the council show on April 30 2009, CEC had a headcount of 6,522 employees – excluding school staff and casual workers.

May 2, 2019