Politics

Road users call Cheshire East pothole hotline 2,000 times in 3 weeks

Road users call Cheshire East pothole hotline 2,000 times in 3 weeks

Cheshire East’s new environment leader has declared war on potholes – after our disgruntled readers plagued the council’s hotline. The authority has revealed more than 2,000 calls have been made to its pothole hotline in the past three weeks.

January 14, 2013 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
More potholes plaguing Nantwich reported by angry residents

More potholes plaguing Nantwich reported by angry residents

This 10cm-deep pothole in the Nantwich area has sparked a health warning to drivers by reader Andy Oakes. And it seems the hole, on Den Lane between Wrinehill and Blakenhall, could have gone unrepaired for nearly four years.

January 12, 2013 3 comments Acton, Environment, Latest, Politics, Wybunbury
Residents protest against housing plans for Regents Park, Nantwich

Residents protest against housing plans for Regents Park, Nantwich

Angry residents called for plans to build 60 homes on land at the old bible college in Nantwich to be thrown out. They fear the development at Regents Park, between London Road and Crewe Road, will see the loss of over 100 trees.

“Nantwich Partnership” leaders’ bid to boost town centre image

“Nantwich Partnership” leaders’ bid to boost town centre image

Leaders of the new “Nantwich Partnership” fear the historic centre is falling behind more modern towns in Cheshire. They spoke out as they called for Nantwich Town Council to support their bid to boost the look of the town.

January 8, 2013 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Cheshire East Cabinet’s Rod Menlove quits over Lyme Green fiasco

Cheshire East Cabinet’s Rod Menlove quits over Lyme Green fiasco

A senior Cheshire East Cabinet member has resigned after a scathing report into the Lyme Green recycling plant fiasco. Work on the project had to be aborted after it breached EU regulations and was started before a planning application was submitted, costing taxpayers £800,000.

January 7, 2013 2 comments Environment, Latest, Politics
Draft Local Plan favours new “Green Belt” to protect Nantwich

Draft Local Plan favours new “Green Belt” to protect Nantwich

Nantwich will be protected by new Green Belt land east and west of the town, and see 1,000 homes built near Reaseheath rather than Stapeley. That’s according to a draft Cheshire East Council strategy now ready for public consultation.

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

Rural areas of Nantwich will get superfast broadband after the Government earmarked £3.24 million for Cheshire. The move has been welcomed by politicians who say it will help Crewe and Nantwich deliver jobs and boost growth.

Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Owners of vacant homes in Nantwich are being warned by councillors to put their houses in order. Cheshire East Council is cracking down on what it calls “nuisance properties” in the area.

December 3, 2012 2 comments Environment, Latest, Politics
Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

The lights are going down in Nantwich as part of cost-cutting measures by Cheshire East Council. Street lighting  is being removed and reduced on roads across the town and surrounding villages under new proposals.

New Cheshire Police Commissioner John Dwyer vows to deliver promises

New Cheshire Police Commissioner John Dwyer vows to deliver promises

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has vowed to deliver his manifesto after being elected. Nantwich-based John Dwyer, a former Assistant Chief Constable, has promised to stick to the pledges made during his election campaign.

November 20, 2012 0 comments Crime, Latest, Politics
MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

A 4,000-name petition calling for the Green Gap around Nantwich and Crewe to be protected, has been backed by local MP Edward Timpson. Campaigners launched the “Save the Green Gap” effort in Willaston two years ago to safeguard the area from excessive urban development.

Nantwich-based ex councillor John Dwyer wins Cheshire PCC election

Nantwich-based ex councillor John Dwyer wins Cheshire PCC election

Nantwich-based John Dwyer has become Cheshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner. Conservative candidate Mr Dwyer, a former Crewe & Nantwich Borough councillor, won the election after today’s count.

November 16, 2012 2 comments Crime, Latest, Politics
Just 16% Cheshire East voters in Police Crime Commissioner election

Just 16% Cheshire East voters in Police Crime Commissioner election

Only one in six people in Nantwich voted in the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election, it has emerged. The count for the election is due to get underway this afternoon (November 16) in Warrington.

November 16, 2012 2 comments Crime, Politics