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Cheshire East launches “contaminated land” public consultation

Cheshire East launches “contaminated land” public consultation

Cheshire East Council is seeking views from residents on its plans for dealing with potentially contaminated land in the borough.

The authority is updating its five-year strategy for identifying and inspecting potentially contaminated sites.

February 28, 2021
Cheshire East Council says highways maintenance funding “cut” by Government

Cheshire East Council says highways maintenance funding “cut” by Government

Cheshire East highways chiefs say their Government funding for highways maintenance has been slashed by almost £4 million.

CEC says it has been allocated £13 million from the government’s highways maintenance funding for next financial year.

February 25, 2021
Cheshire College students send art creations to care homes

Cheshire College students send art creations to care homes

Visual Arts learners at Cheshire College have been reaching out to local communities through their art to make supportive connections during lockdown.

The College’s “Create, Share, Collect” project has seen postcards of student artwork based on local architecture sent to care homes in alongside personalised messages.

February 25, 2021
More than 20 people investigated over waste crime in Cheshire

More than 20 people investigated over waste crime in Cheshire

More than 20 people are being investigated following an operation to tackle waste crime in Cheshire.

Vehicles and companies believed to be involved in illegal disposal or management of waste were targeted.

February 24, 2021
New cycling infrastructure in Cheshire East “will provide safety”

New cycling infrastructure in Cheshire East “will provide safety”

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
New cycling infrastructure “will enable the most vulnerable people in our society to maintain their independence by providing safety” in Cheshire East.

That’s according to Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, Cheshire East Council’s Cycling and Walking Champion.

February 23, 2021
Cheshire Police Commissioner vows to tackle rise in domestic abuse

Cheshire Police Commissioner vows to tackle rise in domestic abuse

Cheshire’s Police and crime commissioner has vowed to support victims of domestic abuse in the county after figures show cases have doubled since the start of the pandemic.

Statistics released by charity My CWA (Cheshire Without Abuse) revealed the number of victims it is supporting, including adults and children, has doubled from 200 pre-Covid to 400.

February 23, 2021
Work starts on major “Cultural Quarter” riverside development in Nantwich

Work starts on major “Cultural Quarter” riverside development in Nantwich

Work has started on a major project to open a new “Cultural Quarter” in Nantwich including a boutique hotel, artisan shops, restaurants and apartments.

Vegetation and trees have been cleared off the former gasworks site on St Anne’s Lane to allow for a six-month clean up of contaminated land.

February 22, 2021
South Cheshire special school moves to permanent new home

South Cheshire special school moves to permanent new home

A South Cheshire school which supports children with educational needs has now moved to a permanent location.

Axis Academy is for pupils with an Education Health Care Plan for Social Emotional and Mental Health.

February 21, 2021
More than 1,000 people “unlawfully deprived of liberty” by CEC, report finds

More than 1,000 people “unlawfully deprived of liberty” by CEC, report finds

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than 1,000 people were unlawfully deprived of their liberty by Cheshire East Council, a new investigation has found.

The investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found that the council had “significant” delays in processing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS).

February 21, 2021
Cheshire College apprentices celebrated at annual awards ceremony

Cheshire College apprentices celebrated at annual awards ceremony

More than 40 of South Cheshire’s most accomplished apprentices came together virtually for Cheshire College’s Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

They recognise learners who have exceeded expectations and made significant contributions to their workplaces.

February 21, 2021
Covid vaccine supply in Cheshire East “throttled back”, says CEC leader

Covid vaccine supply in Cheshire East “throttled back”, says CEC leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Covid-19 vaccine supplies in Cheshire East will be “throttled back” to allow other parts of the country “to catch up”.

That’s according to Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran, who made his comments during his leaders’ address at a full council meeting and on Twitter today (February 19)

February 19, 2021
CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Ward councillors in Cheshire East are to have an extra £4,200 to tackle issues like potholes from April.

As part of the Cheshire East 2021/22 budget, Cllr David Marren proposed an amendment to the finance plans which would see each member given ‘at least £4,200’ to tackle highway maintenance issues in their area.

February 18, 2021
4.99% Council Tax rise by Cheshire East Council approved by councillors

4.99% Council Tax rise by Cheshire East Council approved by councillors

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nantwich residents will have to pay 4.99% more Council Tax to Cheshire East Council from April after councillors approved a new budget for the upcoming year.

The budget, formally known as the Medium Term Financial Strategy, sets out the council’s tax and spending plans from 2021 to 2025.

February 17, 2021