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Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council has backed a new replacement wheelie bin charge – and says residents need to “take greater responsibility” for their bins!

Cllr Rachel Bailey insists the controversial new wheelie bin charge is necessary to maintain what she claims is the borough’s “excellent waste and recycling services”.

October 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Reaseheath College in Nantwich appoints new Principal

Reaseheath College in Nantwich appoints new Principal

Reaseheath College and University Centre in Nantwich has appointed Marcus Clinton as its new Principal.

Mr Clinton, who has replaced the retiring Meredydd David OBE, has been appointed Principal and Chief Executive of the leading land-based college.

October 2, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Schools & Colleges
Multiple factors caused Nantwich traffic chaos, says council highways

Multiple factors caused Nantwich traffic chaos, says council highways

Highways bosses say a number factors caused the traffic chaos across Nantwich this week.

Thousands have been caught up in gridlock as a result of resurfacing work at the junction of Hospital Street, London Road and Millstone Lane, in Nantwich.

September 29, 2018 7 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Cheshire East wheelie bin £30 charge goes ahead after call in rejected

Cheshire East wheelie bin £30 charge goes ahead after call in rejected

By Stephen Topping
A charge for new and replacement wheelie bins will hit Nantwich and Crewe residents next month after a request to look again at the scheme was rejected.

From October, Cheshire East residents will be faced with a £30 charge for the standard 240-litre recycling, black residual waste or garden waste bin, or £25 for a smaller 140-litre bin.

September 29, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Controversial housing scheme on Bombardier site in Crewe voted through

Controversial housing scheme on Bombardier site in Crewe voted through

By Stephen Topping
A housing development in the heart of Crewe which was previously deemed “not worthy” of the town has been approved at the second attempt.

Countryside Properties has been given the green light to demolish unused buildings at the Bombardier site in West Street – along with the historic boundary wall – and build 239 homes and 24 flats in their place.

September 27, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich town centre development zone ‘widened’ under Local Plan strategy

Nantwich town centre development zone ‘widened’ under Local Plan strategy

Nantwich residents are being urged to lodge their views as part of the Cheshire East Local Plan consultation, which highlights areas of the town centre that could be developed in future.

The consultation follows the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy in 2017.

September 25, 2018 6 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Empire Cinemas sign up to Royal Arcade scheme in Crewe

Empire Cinemas sign up to Royal Arcade scheme in Crewe

Regeneration plans for Crewe town centre have taken a step forward after Empire Cinemas agreed terms for a new state-of-the-art eight-screen multiplex.

The 800-seat cinema will be centre-piece of the Royal Arcade scheme, shown in these newly released artist drawings.

September 24, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Six-week project to start on controversial Nantwich ‘link’ road

Six-week project to start on controversial Nantwich ‘link’ road

Work is set to start on the controversial Taylor Drive – Edmund Wright Way ‘link’ route in Nantwich.

The link has sparked protest from residents living close to it, but others say the link is essential to ease traffic along Welsh Row and Queens Drive and should have been built years ago.

September 22, 2018 7 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

Councillors want “world class mitigation” when HS2 rail link built in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have reiterated support for the planned HS2 route between Crewe and Manchester – but are calling for “world class mitigation” for the environment.

Phase 2b of the high-speed rail link is due to be built to the west of Middlewich and Knutsford – including through the Cheshire Showground in Tabley.

September 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

A canal towpath in Nantwich is to undergo a major overhaul to improve access for the public.

Cheshire East Council says it is to spend £55,000 – from developer contributions – to improve the towpath near Queen’s Drive along the Shropshire Canal to prevent becoming too muddy for passers-by.

September 21, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Nantwich couple’s shock as trees crash through their home

Nantwich couple’s shock as trees crash through their home

A Nantwich couple spoke of their horror after two giant oak trees came crashing down on to their bungalow during Storm Bronagh.

The incident happened in the early hours today at Sean and Carmen McCleery’s home in Hospital Lane, in Ravensmoor, Nantwich.

September 21, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Bus user group calls on councillors to build new bus station in Crewe

Bus user group calls on councillors to build new bus station in Crewe

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
Bus users are urging councillors to back their call for a new bus station in Crewe – claiming the current one is an ‘accident waiting to happen’.

Cheshire East Council says the station will be improved as part of wider regeneration plans for Crewe’s Royal Arcade, which it bought in 2015.

September 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Sale of Churche’s Mansion in Nantwich to restaurateurs confirmed

Sale of Churche’s Mansion in Nantwich to restaurateurs confirmed

The sale of Nantwich’s oldest building, Churche’s Mansion, has gone through amid plans to turn into a specialist fish restaurant.

We revealed last week the plan by aspiring restaurateurs Sophia and Kyriakos Haelis for the landmark building on Hospital Street.

September 18, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News