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Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Action is being demanded to fill Cheshire East’s potholes after councillors complained that patched up roads are breaking back up.

Cllr Mick Warren, independent member for Macclesfield East, told Thursday’s full council meeting that two potholes in his ward have broken back up just three weeks after they were repaired.

December 15, 2018
Call to save Little Bus lifeline for elderly people across South Cheshire

Call to save Little Bus lifeline for elderly people across South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are being urged to protect a lifeline for elderly residents looking to get from A to B.

Cheshire East Council delayed making cuts to its Little Bus service as part of last year’s bus review, which saw a reduction in the number of subsidised bus services.

December 15, 2018
Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors have vowed to fight Cheshire East Council’s plans to increase car park charges in the town.

They say that Nantwich – and neighbouring Crewe – are being treated unfairly with some of the highest parking charges in the borough.

December 8, 2018
Allied Healthcare will continue care for Cheshire East elderly, councillors told

Allied Healthcare will continue care for Cheshire East elderly, councillors told

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A home care provider whose financial future has been questioned should be able to continue supporting Crewe and Nantwich’s vulnerable and elderly residents, councillors have been told.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued a warning that Allied Healthcare could only confirm it had funding in place until November 30, and that its future beyond this month was not secure.

November 8, 2018
Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The best and worst performing schools in Cheshire East based on GCSE results have been revealed.

Schools across England have been ranked by the Government according to its Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measurements.

October 31, 2018
Free procurement workshops aimed at small Cheshire East businesses

Free procurement workshops aimed at small Cheshire East businesses

Cheshire East Council is to hold free procurement training workshops to help business people with public sector contracts.

The sessions will be provided by the council’s arms-length Skills and Growth Company and are for local businesses in Cheshire East.

October 19, 2018
Cheshire East lost 600 hectares of greenbelt under new Local Plan

Cheshire East lost 600 hectares of greenbelt under new Local Plan

New Government figures show that Cheshire East lost the third-biggest amount of greenbelt land out of 10 English boroughs to adopt new local plans last year, writes Stephen Topping.

October 8, 2018
Cheshire East primary schools show improvement in SATs results

Cheshire East primary schools show improvement in SATs results

Primary pupils in Crewe and Nantwich have helped Cheshire East achieve improved end of key stage results in 2018.

From the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage through to the end of Key Stage 2, schools across the borough have produced outcomes where 18 out of the 21 national indicators have improved in 2018 compared to last year.

August 3, 2018
Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Cheshire East councillors have backed a £1 million expansion of a school in South Cheshire for children with special educational needs.

Springfield Special School, in Crewe, is to increase from 132 pupils places to 156 under proposals backed by the council’s cabinet.

July 11, 2018
Mental health hospital admissions in youngsters rises in Cheshire East

Mental health hospital admissions in youngsters rises in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping
Alarming new figures show Cheshire East’s youngsters are being admitted to hospital with mental health conditions almost twice as often as elsewhere in England.

Figures released by Public Health England show a rise in the number of 0 to 17-year-olds admitted to hospital for mental health issues from 2015-16 to 2016-17 across the borough – while admissions also increased in Cheshire West.

June 27, 2018
Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

By Stephen Topping
A Nantwich man and chairman of countryside access group says a “culture change” is needed to slow drivers down on the area’s rural roads.

The Cheshire East countryside access forum wants to see an end to irresponsible driving on narrow country roads – particularly on unmarked roads which are set at the national speed limit.

June 22, 2018
Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

Cheshire East Council will not change roads repair strategy despite criticism

By Stephen Topping
The councillor in charge of Cheshire East’s roads insists their approach to repairing potholes is “the right way forward”.

Cllr Don Stockton believes engineers should be sent out to conduct structural repairs in a preventative way, rather than repair potholes as and when they need filling.

May 9, 2018
Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

Council chiefs resist calls for mandatory 20mph limits outside Nantwich schools

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council insists it has no immediate intention of introducing mandatory 20mph speed limits despite renewed calls to boost road safety.

National campaign group 20 is Plenty – which has local branches in Nantwich, Crewe, Congleton, Sandbach, Wilmslow and Bollington – is again urging the council to lower the speed limit in built-up areas.

April 19, 2018