Features & Lifestyle

READER’S LETTER: Impact of St Anne’s Lane car park closure

READER’S LETTER: Impact of St Anne’s Lane car park closure

Dear Editor

I am writing to you, to express my concerns about the way in which the Council has handled the closure of the unofficial St Anne’s Lane car park (in Nantwich)

February 26, 2021
READER’S LETTER: No justification for Cheshire East Council Tax rises

READER’S LETTER: No justification for Cheshire East Council Tax rises

Dear Editor,
There is no justification for Council tax increases this year.

But despite that, Crewe residents will have to pay an increased Council Tax to no less than all the four authorities they are obliged in law to pay…..and in most cases the increases are many times over the rate of inflation.

February 23, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Open letter from Covid-19 survivor from Wistaston

READER’S LETTER: Open letter from Covid-19 survivor from Wistaston

Dear Editor,
I am clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) after having my spleen removed in 2002, so I’m at a massively increased risk of infection.

In February last year I had to give up my job as a supply teacher and “shield”, which has meant that for over 12 months I have severed my outside contact.

February 22, 2021
READER’S LETTER: “Outrageous” still no CEC decision on winter gritting cuts

READER’S LETTER: “Outrageous” still no CEC decision on winter gritting cuts

Dear Editor,
At this week’s Cheshire East Full Council meeting I asked, once again, if the Labour/Independent Cabinet had made up its mind regarding its proposal to axe winter gritting from some of our semi-rural and rural roads.

February 21, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East Council budget “unkind and uncaring”

READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East Council budget “unkind and uncaring”

Dear Editor,

I did not support Cheshire East Council’s budget for the following reasons:

This budget is unkind, this budget is uncaring.

February 21, 2021
Bells of St Mary’s Church Wistaston mark 100-year anniversary

Bells of St Mary’s Church Wistaston mark 100-year anniversary

By Frank Morton
The heaviest six bells in the St Mary’s Church tower in Wistaston will celebrate their centenary this year.

A dedication service took place for the bells back on February 19, 1921.

February 11, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Trade Bill vote by local MP “disgraceful”

READER’S LETTER: Trade Bill vote by local MP “disgraceful”

Dear Editor,
Parliament has just voted to tie its own hands on future trade deals.

In a vote on the Trade Bill, MPs voted to drop an amendment that would have guaranteed them a vote on trade deals.

February 10, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC Mayor should stand aside over Handforth video

READER’S LETTER: CEC Mayor should stand aside over Handforth video

Dear Editor,

Many of our residents will have watched, read or heard about the unedifying behaviour displayed by Councillors at Handforth Parish Council which went viral last week.

February 8, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Support us in National Heart Month in February

READER’S LETTER: Support us in National Heart Month in February

Dear Editor,

To mark National Heart Month this February, I’ve teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to call on the nation to do at least one thing to improve their heart health, while raising much-needed funds for the charity’s life saving work.

February 6, 2021
FEATURE: Get your daily exercise and learn about Battle of Nantwich

FEATURE: Get your daily exercise and learn about Battle of Nantwich

The annual Battle of Nantwich & Winter Fayre and Civil War author event in Nantwich and battlefield tour in Acton were all cancelled this year due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

January 31, 2021
Niamh

Music teacher’s “sympathy” for those without access to virtual lessons

By Hannah Youds
The education system has been hugely disrupted during the pandemic, with the majority of teaching now being carried out through online learning.

But what about those people who face the issue of not being able to attend music lessons?

January 30, 2021
Cheshire Chief Constable Darren Martland

READER’S LETTER: Cheshire Police Chief Constable salary “unjustified”

Dear Editor,
Cheshire Police are advertising for yet another new Chief Constable.

The salary is £156,693 per year. Which is nearly as much as the Prime Minister is paid for doing TWO jobs, PM and MP.

January 30, 2021
Crewe and Nantwich college students unlock digital superpowers

Crewe and Nantwich college students unlock digital superpowers

By Hannah Youds
Students at Cheshire College – South and West will be unlocking ‘digital superpowers’ in a new partnership with Virtalis.

A new immersive design lab has been opened at the college in Crewe, backed by the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership.

January 28, 2021