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Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work to start on £7 million Crewe Green roundabout scheme

Work is to begin this month on the £7 million Crewe Green Roundabout scheme, designed to improve a pinchpoint junction which impacts on thousands of drivers in South Cheshire.

Residents, businesses and anyone wanting to find out more about the project and the likely disruption during the works, can meet contractors at an event in Crewe on January 18.

January 11, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Nantwich allotment holders’ anger over flooded plots while councils argue

Allotment gardeners in Nantwich are spending a third winter under water – because two councils are arguing over who should fund repairs to a burst drain.

More than 20 plots on the site between Brookfield Park and Park Road, are flooded out again.

January 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Residents fears over Welsh Row traffic plans in Nantwich

Residents fears over Welsh Row traffic plans in Nantwich

Angry Nantwich residents have voiced fears over the impact that making Welsh Row one-way will have on their streets.

Cheshire East Council is considering a new ‘West Nantwich’ highway plan to stop traffic turning in to Welsh Row from Waterlode.

December 12, 2017 7 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich Town Council to raise Council Tax by 3.9%

Nantwich councillors are to raise Council Tax for the town’s 5,200 households by 3.9%.

The rise will provide the council with a precept of £574,958 for the 2018-19 financial year.

December 8, 2017 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council approves extra £10.9 million adult social care budget to tackle demand

Cheshire East Council is to spend an extra £10.9 million on adult social care in 2018/19 as it bids to tackle a growing demand in the borough.

The authority’s Cabinet, facing reductions in government grants, rising costs and increased demand, has backed proposals to recommission care at home, residential care and respite care.

December 7, 2017 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Thousands sign petition against plans to downgrade Crewe Fire Station

Thousands sign petition against plans to downgrade Crewe Fire Station

The campaign to stop proposals to downgrade Crewe Fire Station takes to the streets again this weekend, after thousands of people signed a petition.

Cheshire Fire Authority proposals could see only one fire engine for Crewe and Nantwich with 24/7 on call firefighters.

December 6, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Chief Operating Officer suspended by Cheshire East Council

Chief Operating Officer suspended by Cheshire East Council

A third senior officer at Cheshire East Council has been suspended.

Chief operating officer Peter Bates was formally suspended today by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee looking into officer conduct.

December 4, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Police Commissioner issues challenge to Chancellor over funding

Cheshire Police Commissioner issues challenge to Chancellor over funding

The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner has set down a challenge to the Chancellor to provide fair funding for Cheshire’s police force.

David Keane has issued an open letter outlining the challenges that could be posed by a “woeful” flat cash settlement.

November 24, 2017 0 comments Crime, News, Politics
Car park charging review as Nantwich Pool users set to lose ticket refunds

Car park charging review as Nantwich Pool users set to lose ticket refunds

Council chiefs have promised an overhaul of the borough’s car park charging policy which currently sees Nantwich shoppers pay some of the highest fees.

The pledge emerged today when council chiefs unveiled Cheshire East’s pre-budget consultation report for 2018-21.

November 13, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cllr Paul Bates

Nantwich and Crewe residents face another 4.99% Council Tax rise

Householders across Nantwich and Crewe could face another 4.99% Council Tax rise in 2018-19 after Cheshire East Council unveiled its pre-Budget proposals today.

The authority is faced with finding £20 million of savings in the next financial year, while having to fund spiralling costs in adult social care and child care.

November 13, 2017 2 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Unpaid carers in Crewe and Nantwich given funding boost

Unpaid carers in Crewe and Nantwich given funding boost

Crewe and Nantwich residents who act as unpaid carers for a loved one can now access up to £500 from a new fund set up to pay for breaks.

The new Carers’ Living Well Fund, launched on November 1, is a joint initiative by Cheshire East Council, NHS Eastern Cheshire and NHS South Cheshire clinical commissioning groups.

November 2, 2017 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council unveils new-look Cabinet team

Cheshire East Council unveils new-look Cabinet team

The Leader of Cheshire East Council Rachel Bailey has unveiled her new-look Cabinet team.

And among the changes are Cllr Peter Groves, who represents Nantwich South and Stapeley, stepping away from his position.

October 25, 2017 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Sunday and evening bus services face axe despite consultation, says Cheshire East

Sunday and evening bus services face axe despite consultation, says Cheshire East

Sunday and evening bus services in Crewe and Nantwich look set to be scrapped by Cheshire East Council after it reviewed its plans following consultation.

But Saturday services will be maintained as the authority prepares to press ahead with cuts to its subsidised bus services.

October 24, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics