Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

Nantwich parents urged to air views on CEC school transport plans

Nantwich parents urged to air views on CEC school transport plans

Nantwich parents are being urged to air their views on Cheshire East Council’s plans to change the way it funds school transport for those who need it.

Plans could include direct payments to eligible parents, only offering transport to pupils more than three miles from school, and changing its free transport policy for those with disabled parents.

October 17, 2017 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

Secretary of State backs CEC Local Plan over Gorsty Hill development

The Secretary of State has backed Cheshire East Council’s Local Plan and dismissed a developer’s appeal to build 900 homes on a golf course.

The controversial scheme was for a mixed-use development including up to 900 new homes on the former Gorsty Hill golf course, near Crewe.

October 10, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police are investigating allegations into Cheshire East Council’s air quality data and a public funds grant made to Berkeley Academy in Wistaston, the authority confirmed today.

Recent reports revealed air quality data between 2012 and 2014 was ‘deliberately and systematically manipulated’ to suggest it was better than it actually was at around 40 of its testing sites, including in Nantwich and Crewe.

Major £48 million plan to revamp Crewe’s Royal Arcade considered

Major £48 million plan to revamp Crewe’s Royal Arcade considered

A £48 million plan to revitalise the Royal Arcade site in Crewe town centre is being considered by Cheshire East Council, it emerged today.

The plan aims to redevelop the Royal Arcade site to include a new eight-screen cinema, gym, restaurants, shops, a new bus station, and refurbish the Market Hal

September 1, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff paint ‘keep clear’ lines outside school closed 10 years ago

Highways staff were left red-faced after painting bright yellow ‘school’ warning signs outside a village school near Nantwich which closed 10 years ago!

The clanger was made outside the old Buerton Primary School on Woore Road near Audlem.

Redsands children’s centre in Willaston sold to care providers

Redsands children’s centre in Willaston sold to care providers

The former Redsands children’s home in Nantwich has been sold, Cheshire East Council has confirmed.

The centre, off Crewe Road, has been derelict for years, attracting vandalism and costing the council in maintenance and repairs.

August 9, 2017 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Wistaston mooning gnomes are celebrities despite council threat

Defiant pensioner Laurence Perry’s mooning gnomes are still enjoying the limelight in Wistaston – despite threats from highways chiefs to have them removed.

Laurence has moved one of the gnomes a few feet from the roadside at Westfield Drive/Park Drive junction into the flower border.

Data from a third of Cheshire East air quality test sites ‘manipulated’

Data from a third of Cheshire East air quality test sites ‘manipulated’

More than 40 of Cheshire East Council’s 119 testing sites have been implicated in the air quality data scandal rocking the authority.

A damning report last week revealed how air quality data had been “deliberately manipulated” for three years.

August 1, 2017 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Local Plan formally adopted after years of work

Cheshire East Local Plan formally adopted after years of work

Cheshire East’s Local Plan has finally been formally adopted, bringing hope to those fighting ‘unsustainable’ development in Nantwich and surrounding villages.

The decision comes after a planning inspector gave Cheshire East Council’s strategic blueprint for shaping development in the borough up to 2030 a “clean bill of health” last month.

Angry Nantwich town centre residents fight plans for Craft Ale Bar

Angry Nantwich town centre residents fight plans for Craft Ale Bar

Nantwich town centre residents are fighting plans for a Craft Ale Bar on Castle Street, claiming the area is already a magnet for drug users and trouble makers.

A licensing application to open premises next to The Studio has been submitted to Cheshire East Council by Peter Terry.

July 14, 2017 0 comments Crime, Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East primary schools celebrate impressive KS2 results

Cheshire East primary schools celebrate impressive KS2 results

Nantwich and Crewe primary pupils have achieved an impressive set of Key Stage 2 SATs results across core subjects.

Cheshire East Council says provisional figures show 64% of pupils achieved the expected standard or higher for combined reading, writing and maths at the end of school year, which is the key measure used nationally.

July 12, 2017 0 comments News, Schools & Colleges
Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

Nantwich head launches school cladding inquiry after Grenfell Tower disaster

A Nantwich headteacher is investigating cladding used on his school buildings, in light of the Grenfell Tower disaster which claimed more than 70 lives.

Andrew Cliffe, head of Brine Leas School on Audlem Road, says he has asked “questions” about cladding on a number of buildings on his site in wake of the tragedy.

Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

Working group set up to tackle Nantwich travellers issue on Barony Park

A cross-party working group of community members has met to tackle the problems of travellers illegally setting up camps on Barony Park in Nantwich.

Councillors from all parties, officers from Cheshire East and Nantwich Town Council, and Cheshire police officers and residents’ representatives, have met to address the issue.

June 11, 2017 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics