Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

Refurbished Nantwich playground unveiled after £58,000 project

A Nantwich playground by the Shropshire Union Canal has been re-opened after a £58,000 refurbishment.

The recreation area on Marsh Lane was renovated as part of a joint scheme by the Canal & River Trust charity, WREN and Cheshire East Council.

April 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Motorists are being warned to plan journeys as a major link at the busy Crewe Green roundabout closes today for THREE months.

The link between Crewe Green Roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road will be closed to allow highway improvement works.

April 18, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council tops North West “rich list” league of staff earning more than £100,000

Cheshire East Council tops North West “rich list” league of staff earning more than £100,000

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council has more employees earning more than £100,000 than any other local authority in the north west, new figures have shown.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance has published its Town Hall Rich List for 2018 – showing the number of employees that received more than £100,000 in 2016-17.

April 12, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Councillor’s fears over Cheshire East ‘land-banking’ by housing firms

Councillor’s fears over Cheshire East ‘land-banking’ by housing firms

By Stephen Topping
More than 20,000 homes with planning permission are yet to be built in Cheshire East – with some dating back as far as 2010.

Cheshire East Council has granted planning permission for 20,441 homes that are currently unbuilt.

April 10, 2018 3 comments Environment, News, Politics
Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council are earning 14.3% less than men on average, the authority’s gender pay gap report has revealed.

The report highlights the difference between the average earnings of its male and female employees.

March 26, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

By Lewis Warner
Bosses of a charity which provides carer breaks for South Cheshire families, has slammed Cheshire East Council for scrapping their funding.

The Neuromuscular Centre is to lose its annual grant of up to £25,000 – less than half the £58,000 claimed by Cheshire East councillors in travel expenses alone in 2016-17.

March 23, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Bunbury ward by-election: Labour Party candidate Jake Lomax

Bunbury ward by-election: Labour Party candidate Jake Lomax

Family man Jake Lomax is standing for Labour Party in next week’s Bunbury ward Cheshire East Council by-election.

The 44-year-old, who lives in Bunbury with his family, has worked in manufacturing, defence and financial services for many years.

Parents warned over rise in scarlet fever cases in Cheshire

Parents warned over rise in scarlet fever cases in Cheshire

Parents across Crewe and Nantwich are being warned to look for signs of scarlet fever amid rise in cases across the region.

The symptoms of scarlet fever are a fine pinkish or red rash that feels similar to sandpaper – in conjunction with a sore throat, headache and fever.

February 21, 2018 1 comment Health, Human Interest, News
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
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”.

Access2Finance service launched by Cheshire East Council

Access2Finance service launched by Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council’s Skills and Growth Company has launched a new service to help Crewe and Nantwich businesses access finance to boost growth.

Access2Finance comes after a business survey found that 28% of businesses said not accessing finance was a barrier to expansion.

February 3, 2018 0 comments Business, Business
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 parents urged to get children vaccinated amid measles outbreak

Nantwich parents urged to get children vaccinated amid measles outbreak

Parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated for measles following outbreaks in Cheshire and Merseyside.

There are 29 confirmed cases in Cheshire and Liverpool, with more cases in the West Midlands, West Yorkshire and the South.

January 27, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News