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Edward Timpson faces fight over Crewe & Nantwich seat on June 8 election

Edward Timpson faces fight over Crewe & Nantwich seat on June 8 election

Edward Timpson is facing a battle to retain his Crewe & Nantwich seat at the snap General Election called by Theresa May.

But a spokesman for the MP said today he is “relishing the challenge” and supports the Prime Minister’s decision to hold the election on June 8.

April 18, 2017 2 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
High Court throws Muller lifeline in ongoing Stapeley housing battle

High Court throws Muller lifeline in ongoing Stapeley housing battle

A High Court judge has thrown Muller Property a lifeline in its bid to build a controversial 1,100-home ‘Nantwich South’ village in Stapeley.

The judge has quashed a decision by the Secretary of State last August which had refused Muller’s attempt to overturn Cheshire East Council’s original rejection of the development’s first phase.

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson to run London Marathon for Army Benevolent Fund

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson to run London Marathon for Army Benevolent Fund

Crewe and Nantwich MP Edward Timpson is to run the London Marathon to raise money for the Army Benevolent Fund and Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Mr Timpson is training for a race which he has completed 12 times since starting in 1988.

April 2, 2017 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners “disappointed” Nantwich MP Timpson missed school funding meeting

Campaigners fighting new school funding plans in South Cheshire have hit out at MP Edward Timpson for failing to attend a public meeting.

The protest against the proposed National Funding Formula, which could leave Crewe and Nantwich schools at the bottom of the UK funding table, is gathering momentum.

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

Hundreds across South Cheshire join protest march over funding formula

By Jonathan White
Hundreds of families across Cheshire East took part in a protest march in Sandbach against school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

The march was led by campaign organiser and Nantwich mum and teacher Laura Smith.

Councillors fear Nantwich roundabouts sponsor plan poses danger to drivers

Councillors fear Nantwich roundabouts sponsor plan poses danger to drivers

An authority’s plan to cash-in on advertising space on Nantwich roundabouts could pose a danger to drivers, councillors have warned.

ANSA, Cheshire East Council’s environmental services arm, wants to offer sponsorship signs on three roundabouts on major routes in and out of the town.

March 9, 2017 2 comments Environment, News, Politics
Laura Smith, organiser, with protestors

Second South Cheshire protest against NFF school funding cuts planned

Campaigners in South Cheshire are planning a second protest against the proposed National Funding Formula which could see budget cuts in schools.

Hundreds of families gathered in Nantwich town square a week ago to voice their anger at the NFF which could see local schools more than 3% worse off.

March 6, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds protest in Nantwich town square over Govt school funding plans

Hundreds of families across Cheshire East gathered in Nantwich today to protest at school cuts under the Government’s planned National Funding Formula.

Teachers and parents in Nantwich and Crewe fear the new NFF will see Cheshire East worse off, facing a 4.5% cut in budgets over the next two years.

Angry Nantwich parents plan protest over school funding cuts

Angry Nantwich parents plan protest over school funding cuts

Angry parents in Nantwich are planning to protest in the town centre over proposed Government cuts to school funding.

Plans by Schools Minister Nick Gibb to introduce a new National Funding Formula could see Nantwich schools hundreds of thousands of pounds worse off.

February 15, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich schools face axing one in four teachers under new funding plan

Nantwich schools face axing one in four teachers under new funding plan

Primary schools in Nantwich may have to cut teaching staff by 25% if the Government’s national funding formula plan goes ahead.

And some may be forced to cut back to a four-day week.

Flooding mystery as Nantwich allotment holders left under water

Flooding mystery as Nantwich allotment holders left under water

One of Nantwich’s key allotment sites is under water as engineers try to solve a flooding mystery.

More than half of the plots on the Brookfield Allotments off Shrewbridge Road have been flooded for several days.

February 9, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich councillor “staggered” by Sec of State’s Stapeley road ruling

Nantwich councillor “staggered” by Sec of State’s Stapeley road ruling

A Nantwich councillor said he was “staggered” and “bitterly disappointed” after a Cabinet minister gave the go ahead for housing developers to use an “unsafe” access point.

Stapeley campaigners lost their fight this week to prevent Wainhomes from narrowing busy Audlem Road from 7m to just 5.5m.

February 8, 2017 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Stapeley, Village News
Nantwich and Crewe residents face almost 5% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax

Nantwich and Crewe residents face almost 5% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax

Families across Nantwich and Crewe are facing a 4.99% hike in Cheshire East Council Tax bills, it has emerged.

The whopping rise comes as the authority revealed it has to find £100 million of savings by 2020.

January 31, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics