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New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

A new HS2 hub station in Crewe will provide seven high-speed trains per hour, the Government has announced.

The Department for Transport has published its results of the consultation ‘Crewe Hub: options for building on existing connectivity’ held in 2017.

Residents in Nantwich action group call for link road plan to be stopped

Residents in Nantwich action group call for link road plan to be stopped

Angry residents in Nantwich have demanded an application for a through road on their estate to be stopped because of what they believe was an inadequate “engagement exercise” by council chiefs.

Members of the Edmund Wright Way Taylor Drive Action Group (EWWTD) have called on Nantwich Town councillors to support their calls for plans to link the two roads to be stopped.

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council road chiefs say there has been a “sharp decline” in compensation claims for pothole damage – and that 95% of claims are rejected.

They also believe the decline is due to the authority’s “co-ordinated and robust evidence-based approach to prevention, as well as repairs”.

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP for Crewe and Nantwich Laura Smith praised staff and students at the new Crewe UTC.

The first cohort of students are working hard at the new college where they use high tech facilities and equipment including the workshop, virtual reality engineering, mechatronics and the new Joseph Locke building.

Second public inquiry result on Muller Stapeley housing bid in the balance

Second public inquiry result on Muller Stapeley housing bid in the balance

The result of a second public inquiry into the Muller Property application for Stapeley could take as long as 10 weeks to be announced.

A four-day inquiry was held last week into the first phase proposal by Muller to build 189 houses, industrial units, space for a school, and access road off Peter de Stapleigh Way.

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