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Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Highways chiefs in Cheshire East have almost doubled the number of pothole repair teams in a bid to tackle the rapid rise in road defects.

Drivers are faced with hundreds of potholes on many journeys around Crewe and Nantwich, with major roads also badly affected.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Police Chief Constable to face gross misconduct hearing into series of allegations

Cheshire Police Chief Constable to face gross misconduct hearing into series of allegations

Cheshire Police’s suspended Chief Constable Simon Byrne is to face a two-week gross misconduct hearing into a catalogue of allegations unveiled for the first time today.

In a 21-page report into his conduct, Mr Byrne faces allegations that he “berated and belittled” senior civilian staff and officers, and allowed his children to access his Cheshire Police iPad.

February 7, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Council Tax is set to rise by 5.99% this April – a higher increase than was proposed by Cheshire East Council just three months ago.

The authority’s Cabinet approved the move yesterday, claiming it is needed to “protect frontline services”.

Some evening South Cheshire bus services saved from axe, says Cheshire East

Some evening South Cheshire bus services saved from axe, says Cheshire East

Some evening bus services running in Crewe, Sandbach, Macclesfield, Middlewich and Congleton are being retained.

All subsidised evening services in Cheshire East were due to be axed in a bid to save £1.5 million in costs.

February 7, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics, Village News
Muller legal challenge of Cheshire East Local Plan thrown out by High Court

Muller legal challenge of Cheshire East Local Plan thrown out by High Court

A developer bidding to build more than 1,000 homes in Nantwich, has had its legal challenge of Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan thrown out by High Court judges.

Muller Strategic Projects, who want to build the ‘Nantwich South’ village in Stapeley, had argued the authority’s Local Plan was void because irregularities over air quality data.

Council staff suffer “bullying and harassment” at Cheshire East, report reveals

Council staff suffer “bullying and harassment” at Cheshire East, report reveals

Some Cheshire East Council staff have suffered bullying and harassment, a new report into the authority’s working culture has revealed.

An independent review into the council shows while many staff don’t experience it, it is having a “profound impact” on those who do.

January 29, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Nantwich residents voice anger over potholes plaguing roads

Angry residents have called on action from Cheshire East highways to fix the growing tide of potholes plaguing the streets of Nantwich.

Highways bosses claim the weather conditions have caused the “increase in the number of potholes” this winter.

January 23, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Councils remain bogged down in Nantwich allotments legal row

Councils remain bogged down in Nantwich allotments legal row

Two councils are still bogged down in a 12-month legal battle over who should resolve flooded allotments in Nantwich.

As allotment tenants at the Brookfield site highlight their battle with swamped plots, Nantwich Town Council and Cheshire East Council remain at loggerheads.

January 12, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work is to begin this month on the £7 million Crewe Green Roundabout scheme, designed to improve a pinchpoint junction which impacts on thousands of drivers in South Cheshire.

Residents, businesses and anyone wanting to find out more about the project and the likely disruption during the works, can meet contractors at an event in Crewe on January 18.

January 11, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Allotment gardeners in Nantwich are spending a third winter under water – because two councils are arguing over who should fund repairs to a burst drain.

More than 20 plots on the site between Brookfield Park and Park Road, are flooded out again.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Residents fears over Welsh Row traffic plans in Nantwich

Residents fears over Welsh Row traffic plans in Nantwich

Angry Nantwich residents have voiced fears over the impact that making Welsh Row one-way will have on their streets.

Cheshire East Council is considering a new ‘West Nantwich’ highway plan to stop traffic turning in to Welsh Row from Waterlode.

December 12, 2017 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich councillors are to raise Council Tax for the town’s 5,200 households by 3.9%.

The rise will provide the council with a precept of £574,958 for the 2018-19 financial year.

December 8, 2017 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics