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Cheshire East Council suspended chief executive resigns

Cheshire East Council suspended chief executive resigns

The suspended chief executive of Cheshire East Council Mike Suarez has handed in his resignation, the authority has confirmed.

Mr Suarez was suspended in April 2017 by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee.

July 10, 2018 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Police called after man seen with gun at Nantwich property

Police called after man seen with gun at Nantwich property

Police were called to reports of a man wielding a gun at a property in Nantwich earlier today (July 10).

The alarm was raised at 3.50am amid reports of a man with a gun going into a property at Baronia Place in Nantwich.

July 10, 2018 0 comments Crime, Incident, News
Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

The latest group of travellers illegally camped on Barony Park in Nantwich have until midday today to leave, council chiefs said.

Enforcement officers served a Section 77 Notice on the travellers yesterday to leave by noon.

July 10, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Angry users of the Nantwich to Crewe Greenway hit out at fly-tippers today who dumped this massive load of rubbish across the route.

Early morning users of the route which connects the two towns found the dump close off Middlewich Road close to the entrance to Alvaston Hall Hotel.

Packed crowds enjoy Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018 in town square

Packed crowds enjoy Nantwich Schoolsfest 2018 in town square

Nantwich was filled with the sound of children’s voices for a record-breaking Schoolsfest 2018.

Families flocked to the town centre to enjoy a packed programme of music, art, dance and drama involving more than 500 youngsters.

Long-serving Nantwich town councillor Norma Simpson has died

Long-serving Nantwich town councillor Norma Simpson has died

A long-serving Nantwich town councillor has died.

Cllr Norma Simpson (pictured) had served as a Conservative councillor, representing the South Ward, for the town since 2007.

July 9, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
World Cup fever grips Nantwich ahead of England semi-final

World Cup fever grips Nantwich ahead of England semi-final

Football’s Coming Home to Nantwich as it goes World Cup crazy ahead of England’s first semi-final in 28 years.

School pupils and staff will be dressing up, pubs and clubs are preparing major screenings – and a furniture company has even designed a special World Cup England sofa!

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

Leighton Hospital outlines plan for winter A&E demand

By Stephen Topping
Leighton hospital is gearing up for the winter ahead following unprecedented A&E demand and delays last year.

The NHS trusts which control Leighton and Macclesfield hospitals presented their plans on how to improve winter A&E performance to a Cheshire East Council scrutiny committee.

July 7, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News
Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council enforcement teams are dealing with another illegal traveller encampment on Barony Park in Nantwich.

The travellers arrived yesterday afternoon (July 6), three weeks after a previous group left following a week-long stay on the park and nearby Volunteer Fields which involved two court applications.

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Complaints against Cheshire Fire and Rescue fall by more than half

Complaints against Cheshire Fire and Rescue fall by more than half

By Stephen Topping
Complaints made to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service fell by more than half last year.

Figures revealed by the Cheshire Fire Authority show that the service received 17 complaints in 2017-18, compared to 35 in the previous year.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

Elle Morris mum to tackle 65km challenge in her memory

The mum of tragic Nantwich youngster Elle Morris, who died after a double lung transplant, has vowed to continue raising money in her memory.

Becky Whitfield spoke out as she prepares to take part in a 65km cross Peak District challenge in aid of Cystic Fibrosis Trust tomorrow (July 7).

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

Weaver Primary youngsters fly the flag for Nantwich allotments

A Nantwich youngster and his friends are flying their flag high this week – after winning an allotment flag design competition!

Young designer Jack Best, 10, a pupil at Weaver Primary, and his classmates entered the contest to design a logo for the Brookfield Allotments Association last winter.