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Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

Cheshire East Council faced 360 pothole claims in just three months

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
An additional £1 million will be spent patching up potholes after Cheshire East Council faced more than 360 new insurance claims between April and June.

A report issued at Thursday’s full council meeting said that following a harsh winter, there were 368 new insurance claims against the council in the first quarter of 2018-19.

October 20, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Local Plan may need revisit if HS2 hits Cheshire

Cheshire East Local Plan may need revisit if HS2 hits Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs could be forced to review their local plan if MPs give the green light for HS2 to hit Cheshire.

The authority adopted its local plan strategy for up to 2030 last July – three years after it was told to go back to the drawing board after submitting its first draft to the planning inspectorate.

October 17, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors and officers at Cheshire East are hopeful a new code of practice will mean the end of ‘bodge job’ pothole repairs on major roads.

Cheshire East Council is set to adopt a new code of practice for road maintenance – called the Well Managed Highway Infrastructure – in line with Government guidelines introduced two years ago.

October 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Village News
Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

Nantwich Town Council to appoint official Town Crier

Nantwich Town Council to appoint official Town Crier

Oh yay, oh yay – a big shout out to Nantwich Town councillors!

For they have voted to appoint an official Nantwich Town Crier – and are now crying out for applications, if you think you’re loud enough!

October 14, 2018 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines plan for Western Avenue in Nantwich

Double yellow lines look set to be introduced along Western Avenue after a series of complaints about parking on the Nantwich street.

Cheshire East Council is proposing the move to have “no waiting at any time” on a section of the avenue close to the junction with Brine Road.

October 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA continue to probe dog found dead in Nantwich canal

Police and RSPCA say they are continuing to investigate the death of a dog found in a canal in Nantwich with heavy chains around its body.

The grim discovery was made by walkers by bridge 89 which spans the Shropshire Union Canal south of Marsh Lane and north of the A530 Whitchurch Road.

Nantwich Scout groups welcome expansion of Milldale campsite

Nantwich Scout groups welcome expansion of Milldale campsite

Scout groups in Nantwich will benefit from an expansion of the outdoor centre at Milldale, off the A51.

The South West Cheshire District Scouts campsite now has two new activity buildings which were unveiled.

October 12, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Poppy Cross tribute in Nantwich to commemorate 100 years

Poppy Cross tribute in Nantwich to commemorate 100 years

Nantwich Town Council staff have created a town centre tribute to commemorate 100 years since guns fell silent on November 11 1918.

An 8m by 5m cross centre-piece has been constructed in front of St Mary’s Church until the end of November.

October 12, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Drivers warned of delays as major A51 works in Nantwich take place

Drivers warned of delays as major A51 works in Nantwich take place

Major work on the A51 Nantwich bypass between Cheerbrook, Peacock and Alvaston roundabouts is set to start – with the warning of major delays.

Works will continue well into November an involve four stages.

October 11, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Orphaned otter cub nursed back to health by Nantwich RSPCA centre

Orphaned otter cub nursed back to health by Nantwich RSPCA centre

An otter cub, just days old, is recovering at the Stapeley Grange RSPCA wildlife centre in Nantwich after being found all on her own with no mum nearby.

The little otter, named Bramble by staff, was found by a member of the public with her eyes still closed and suffering from hypothermia next to the Menai Strait, in Bangor.

October 10, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Tree of Light plans for Nantwich in November event

Tree of Light plans for Nantwich in November event

Nantwich residents are invited to gather outside St Mary’s Parish Rooms where a Tree of Light will be illuminated in November.

There will be a short service of prayer, hymns and poetry at the event on Sunday November 4 at 5pm.

October 9, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Wistaston man fined over maintenance of property in Crewe

Wistaston man fined over maintenance of property in Crewe

A Wistaston man was fined for failing to maintain and tidy up a property he owns in Crewe, a court heard.

Cheshire East Council served a notice requiring proper maintenance of land at a property David Belcher owns in Hall O’Shaw Street, in Crewe, in 2016.