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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
South Cheshire Councillor and UKIP supporter backs Trump’s US travel ban

South Cheshire Councillor and UKIP supporter backs Trump’s US travel ban

A South Cheshire councillor and UKIP supporter wants ‘rigorous vetting’ similar to Donald Trump’s controversial US travel ban on seven Muslim countries.

Cllr Brian Silvester, from Willaston, believes it should be the UK’s top priority to “address the Islamist threat”.

January 30, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East school chiefs meet Government over funding formula

Cheshire East school chiefs meet Government over funding formula

Concerned school chiefs and politicians in Cheshire East have met with Government ministers to voice fears over the National Funding Formula.

They travelled to meet Schools Minister Nick Gibb after it emerged Cheshire East schools would face “difficulties” under the new formula.

January 13, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Angry Nantwich head blasts Government over school funding ‘cuts’

Angry Nantwich head blasts Government over school funding ‘cuts’

A Nantwich headteacher has blasted the Government after it emerged the new National Funding Formula could lead to big funding cuts for Nantwich schools.

Andrew Cliffe, headteacher at Brine Leas School, fears the NFF could see his school thousands of pounds worse off.

December 22, 2016 2 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges