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CCTV team working well with Nantwich, says Cheshire East

CCTV team working well with Nantwich, says Cheshire East

CCTV bosses have hit back at claims they have not provided enough information on the system’s effectiveness in Nantwich.

Town councillors questioned at a meeting last week whether they should be paying almost £25,000 a year for the monitoring of its 14 cameras.

July 12, 2021
Town councillors question funding of CCTV in Nantwich

Town councillors question funding of CCTV in Nantwich

Town councillors have questioned whether they should be paying for CCTV in Nantwich after receiving little information on outcomes and results.

The council spends more than £25,000 each year on ensuring its network of 14 CCTV cameras are monitored 24/7 from a control centre in Macclesfield.

July 9, 2021
RSPCA Stapeley care for baby robins found in car after 200-mile journey

RSPCA Stapeley care for baby robins found in car after 200-mile journey

Five baby robins are now in the care of RSPCA Stapeley staff after being found in a nest in the chassis of a car – at the end of a 200 mile journey!

The driver had travelled from Scotland to Cheshire before they discovered the nest when they heard a purring noise in his engine.

July 9, 2021
Cheshire East Council unveils plan to scrap Transport Service Solutions

Cheshire East Council unveils plan to scrap Transport Service Solutions

Cheshire East Council is to scrap its transport company Transport Service Solutions (TSS) and bring its delivery back in-house.

The move follows “an extensive review” of each of the authority’s wholly-owned companies.

July 8, 2021
Millfields School opens fundraising “Fairground Trail” in Nantwich

Millfields School opens fundraising “Fairground Trail” in Nantwich

Millfields Primary School pupils have been encouraging residents to join them on their new Fairground Trail around Nantwich.

The 5km route starts and ends at Millfields School on Marsh Lane, and residents have been decorating their houses along the route.

July 8, 2021
New £3.5 million primary school plan for Nantwich unveiled

New £3.5 million primary school plan for Nantwich unveiled

A proposal for a new “free” primary school in Nantwich has been unveiled by Cheshire East Council.

The school would be built as part of the new Kingsbourne housing development near Nantwich Town’s stadium between Waterlode, the A51 at Reaseheath, and River Weaver.

July 7, 2021
Studio Nantwich nightclub boss prepares to reopen after lockdown

Studio Nantwich nightclub boss prepares to reopen after lockdown

A nightclub boss in Nantwich is preparing to open after what he described as a “tough 15 months” of lockdown closure.

Nigel Woodhouse, who runs Studio Nantwich on Castle street, will reopen the venue for dancing after being force to close due to the Covid pandemic.

July 6, 2021
Councillors fear drop in Cheshire East recycling rates amid Govt plans

Councillors fear drop in Cheshire East recycling rates amid Govt plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Recycling rates across Cheshire East could drop if the Government goes ahead with proposals which could see each household have up to six bins, councillors fear.

The Government wants a more consistent approach to the way waste is collected and recycled across England and has published consultations on new waste management and funding changes for 2023.

July 6, 2021
More than 1,700 animal cruelty cases in Cheshire in five years

More than 1,700 animal cruelty cases in Cheshire in five years

There have been 1,715 incidents of “intentional harm to animals” in Cheshire over past five years, latest RSPCA figures show.

The stats were released as the charity launches its new “Cancel Out Cruelty” campaign.

July 5, 2021
Cheshire East child SEND services “transformed”, say inspectors

Cheshire East child SEND services “transformed”, say inspectors

Childcare inspectors say services for children with special educational needs (SEND) across Cheshire East have been “transformed”.

It comes three years after an earlier report highlighted “significant weaknesses” in the provision.

July 2, 2021
Cheshire Sandstone Ridge designation “not enough”, says Wildlife Trust

Cheshire Sandstone Ridge designation “not enough”, says Wildlife Trust

A plan to designate Cheshire’s Sandstone Ridge as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is not going far enough, warns Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

They say the move is not enough to support an “abundance of wildlife, nor to contribute to tackling our climate and nature emergencies”.

July 1, 2021
Nantwich hair salon staff raise £650 on charity trek

Nantwich hair salon staff raise £650 on charity trek

Salon staff in Nantwich proved a cut above when it comes to fundraising after completing a charity trek.

And workers at Steve Burgin on Hospital Street toasted Nantwich people who backed their effort to boost funds for a charity bringing clean water to families in developing countries.

June 30, 2021
Closure of Nantwich town centre car park damaging, say businesses

Closure of Nantwich town centre car park damaging, say businesses

Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan has called on Cheshire East Council to re-open a car park in the town centre.

Local businesses say the closure of the Hospital Street and Church Lane car park is damaging trade.

June 30, 2021