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Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner appoints Youth Ambassador

Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner appoints Youth Ambassador

A 23-year-old former teaching assistant has been appointed as new Youth Ambassador by Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Dominic Rogers has been chosen for the £25,000-a-year job, which has been criticised by some as a waste of public money.

June 25, 2013 1 comment Crime, Latest, Politics
Willaston and Rope councillor Brian Silvester joins UKIP

Willaston and Rope councillor Brian Silvester joins UKIP

Former deputy leader of Cheshire East Council Brian Silvester has joined the UK Independence Party. And the councillor for Willaston and Rope said he believes it is “time for fresh start” in the area.

June 25, 2013 0 comments News, Politics, Willaston & Rope
Councillors “reject” Muller Property’s access road plan in Nantwich

Councillors “reject” Muller Property’s access road plan in Nantwich

Councillors have “rejected” Muller Property’s controversial bid for an access road to a planned 1,100-home “Nantwich South” village. The access route off Peter de Stapleigh Way in Stapeley, was considered by Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board.

June 19, 2013 1 comment Environment, Latest, Politics, Stapeley
Stapeley Parish Council spends £12,000 fighting Muller housing plans

Stapeley Parish Council spends £12,000 fighting Muller housing plans

A parish council in Nantwich is to spend £12,000 on a barrister to fight controversial housing plans. Stapeley Parish Council is to plough thousands of taxpayers’ pounds into the battle with Muller Property.

Nantwich’s Reaseheath College backs plea to help horticulture industry

Nantwich’s Reaseheath College backs plea to help horticulture industry

A Nantwich college is backing calls for Government action to address a skills shortage in the horticulture industry. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) presented a hard-hitting “Horticulture Matters” report to the House of Commons.

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham tours Leighton Hospital A&E

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham tours Leighton Hospital A&E

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham toured Leighton Hospital’s emergency department before a major A&E Summit in Westminster. Mr Burnham looked around the department which serves thousands of Nantwich and Crewe residents.

May 31, 2013 0 comments Health, Latest, Politics
Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien to hold Audlem surgery

Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien to hold Audlem surgery

Eddisbury MP Stephen O’Brien is holding a surgery in Audlem later this month. The public surgery will takes place at Audlem Public Hall on Cheshire Street on Friday May 24 between 4.30pm and 6pm.

May 17, 2013 0 comments Community Events, Politics
New Mayor of Nantwich Cllr John Lewis sworn in to office

New Mayor of Nantwich Cllr John Lewis sworn in to office

The new Mayor of Nantwich Cllr John Lewis has been sworn in to office in front of town dignataries. Cllr Lewis took over the mayoral chain of office from Cllr Graham Fenton at a ceremony at Brookfield Hall, Nantwich.

May 15, 2013 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Nantwich councillors blast PCC John Dwyer’s £22k Youth Commissioner

Nantwich councillors blast PCC John Dwyer’s £22k Youth Commissioner

Nantwich councillors have called on Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer to scrap plans for a £22,000-a-year Youth Ambassador. They believe the duties could be carried out for free, saving local taxpayers thousands.

May 13, 2013 2 comments Crime, Latest, Politics
£7.5million scheme agreed to improve M6/A500 at junction 16

£7.5million scheme agreed to improve M6/A500 at junction 16

A £7.5 million grant will help ease traffic congestion for thousands of Crewe and Nantwich drivers using junction 16 of the M6. The funds secured by Cheshire East Council will pay for widening and traffic signals on the northbound slip road and A500 approaches.

April 12, 2013 1 comment Environment, Latest, Politics
St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire earns £570k Government grant

St Luke’s Hospice Cheshire earns £570k Government grant

St Luke’s Hospice (Cheshire) has been awarded a £570,000 grant to help fund treatment of terminally ill South Cheshire people. It is one of 29 grants to North West hospices as part of a £60 million Government programme.

April 12, 2013 0 comments Charity news, Health, Latest, Politics
Cheshire East Cabinet member vows “action” over Stapeley oak tree felling

Cheshire East Cabinet member vows “action” over Stapeley oak tree felling

A Cheshire East Cabinet councillor has vowed “very serious action” after trees blocking a proposed controversial “Nantwich South” access road were hacked down. Cllr David Brown said they are looking at whether the council’s environmental conditions have been breached.

April 8, 2013 10 comments Environment, Latest, Politics, Stapeley
Muller Property “Nantwich South” phase one recommended for refusal

Muller Property “Nantwich South” phase one recommended for refusal

Planners say developer Muller Property’s first phase of a 1,100-home “Nantwich South” village should be refused. Muller’s initial application is for 189 homes and access road into the site between Peter Destapleigh Way, Broad Lane and London Road.