Environment

Late night levy plan could be reviewed by Cheshire East councillors

Late night levy plan could be reviewed by Cheshire East councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East borough chiefs are being asked to reconsider a decision not to introduce a “late night levy” to bring in additional cash for police and the council.

Councils have had the power to implement a late night levy since 2011 – meaning an additional fee would be charged to licenced premises that can sell alcohol between midnight and 6am.

October 22, 2019
Five-year transport plan hints at Sunday and night-time parking fees in Nantwich

Five-year transport plan hints at Sunday and night-time parking fees in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Parking charges across Cheshire East must be made fairer, councillors have warned, after a new five-year plan hinted at more fees.

Members of Cheshire East Council have approved the local authority’s local transport plan for up to 2024.

October 22, 2019
Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Council chiefs insist they will take on board residents’ concerns about the next part of the local plan – including a possible traveller transit site in Middlewich.

Consultation recently came to an end on Cheshire East Council’s latest draft for its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

October 21, 2019
Cheshire Fire Service backs Restart a Heart campaign

Cheshire Fire Service backs Restart a Heart campaign

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is backing annual Restart a Heart campaign in more ways than one.

The service is directly helping to save lives through defibrillators in all 36 fire engines and outside all 28 fire stations.

October 20, 2019
British Hen Welfare Trust rehomes 5,000th hen in Cheshire

British Hen Welfare Trust rehomes 5,000th hen in Cheshire

The British Hen Welfare Trust in Cheshire has rehomed its 5,000th hen as a new pet.

The team, based in Nantwich and run by Cheshire coordinator David Marek, took more than 300 hens out of their colony cages and rehomed them to 61 different families earlier this month.

October 18, 2019
Nantwich Fire Cadet to stage curry night in aid of Nepal project

Nantwich Fire Cadet to stage curry night in aid of Nepal project

A young Nantwich Fire Cadet is hosting a curry night to help raise funds to build much-needed classrooms for schoolchildren in Nepal.

Ashleigh Culleton, 14, will be heading out to Nepal next year with a group of Cheshire Fire Cadets.

October 18, 2019
A500 to close overnight for TWO months before Christmas

A500 to close overnight for TWO months before Christmas

Drivers are being warned that the key A500 route between M6 and South Cheshire will be closed overnight for almost two months from October 21.

The closure, to allow initial work on the £55 million dualling project, will be in place between A531/B5472 Meremoor Moss roundabout and M6 Junction 16.

October 15, 2019
731 food hygiene checks missed in Cheshire East last year, say campaigners

731 food hygiene checks missed in Cheshire East last year, say campaigners

One in eight planned food hygiene checks are missed in Cheshire East, according to campaigners.

Today, the Unchecked.uk have warned of a “gaping hole” in the food safety regime, as new figures show 731 overdue food hygiene interventions of rated premises in Cheshire East in 2018/19.

October 14, 2019
Cargo bicycle carries the load in Crewe

Cargo bicycle carries the load in Crewe

By Jonathan White
ACTive Crewe Travel is offering a human-powered three-wheel vehicle for free loans to local groups.

The volunteer group, which promotes walking and cycling in the area, received the Christiania cargo bicycle as part of a joint initiative.

October 12, 2019
Cheshire East vows to tackle developers who breach planning rules

Cheshire East vows to tackle developers who breach planning rules

Cheshire East Council bosses have pledged to tackle developers who breach conditions set down as part of planning permission.

Approval for new housing and other buildings is often granted ‘subject to conditions’, ranging from colour of materials, technical matters involving contaminated land and drainage, and even times and days when construction work is permitted.

October 11, 2019
Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leisure facilities in Nantwich and four other towns are to be upgraded as part of a council scheme worth more than £12 million.

And work in Nantwich, given the thumbs up by councillors at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, will include fencing around Barony Park which local residents have been campaigning for to prevent unauthorised traveller camps.

October 9, 2019
Cheshire East launches public consultation on environment plan

Cheshire East launches public consultation on environment plan

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on its environmental strategy.

Authority chiefs want residents to air their views on its priorities and vision for the future.

October 7, 2019
Nantwich Show organisers delay “two-day” launch to 2021

Nantwich Show organisers delay “two-day” launch to 2021

Organisers of Nantwich Show have delayed the launch of their new-look two-day event until 2021.

In March, Nantwich Agricultural Society announced they were to change the show and start running it as a two-day event over weekends in July.

October 2, 2019