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Cheshire East to consult on Sunday and evening parking charges

Cheshire East to consult on Sunday and evening parking charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is to consult the public on introducing Sunday and evening parking charges along with cashless machines after the move was backed by councillors.

The decision to hold a further public consultation was taken immediately after the highways and transport committee agreed to introduce parking charges in the currently ‘free’ towns and villages and hike up fees in those which already pay.

January 28, 2024
Cheshire East councillors approve controversial changes to parking charges

Cheshire East councillors approve controversial changes to parking charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Controversial plans to introduce parking charges in “free” towns and hike up prices in those which already pay have been backed by councillors.

Eleven members of Cheshire East’s highways and transport committee today (Thursday) voted in favour of implementing the new charges, with one voting against and one abstaining.

January 25, 2024
CEC bosses “disappointed” at safeguarding decision on HS2

CEC bosses “disappointed” at safeguarding decision on HS2

Cheshire East Council say they are “disappointed” the Government has removed “safeguarding” along the axed HS2 Phase 2a route into South Cheshire.

The Dept of Transport announced last week safeguarding would be lifted, which means land acquired as part of the planned route is no longer protected and could now be sold or potentially developed for other projects.

January 25, 2024
Nantwich “road to nowhere” to finally open this summer

Nantwich “road to nowhere” to finally open this summer

The Nantwich “road to nowhere” could finally be opened this summer – two and half years after its initial opening date!

The A51 spine road around Reaseheath was built more than two years ago by housing developers behind the massive Kingsbourne estate between the A51, Welshmen’s Lane and Waterlode.

January 23, 2024
New grants scheme aimed at rural firms in South Cheshire

New grants scheme aimed at rural firms in South Cheshire

Rural businesses can apply for grants support after Cheshire East Council secured funding to support its local rural economy.

The schemes being supported are the Rural Business Capital Grant scheme and the Cheshire East Visitor Economy Grant – funded by the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

January 23, 2024
Dog found dumped in bag being cared for at Nantwich rescue shelter

Dog found dumped in bag being cared for at Nantwich rescue shelter

A dog that was dumped in a bag outside a Romanian animal shelter has been taken in by a Nantwich dog rescue to give her a better chance of adoption.

Three-year-old mixed breed Cerys was found in the Romanian village of Gura Vadului last October.

January 22, 2024
More than 20 take part in wildflower planting in Nantwich

More than 20 take part in wildflower planting in Nantwich

More than 20 people of all ages turned out for a wildflower planting even at Riverside by Brookfield Park.

The event was organised by Sustainable Nantwich working with other groups such as Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Nantwich in Bloom.

January 21, 2024
Grants scheme launches for South Cheshire voluntary groups

Grants scheme launches for South Cheshire voluntary groups

Voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations in Cheshire East can apply for new grants.

Town and parish councils and community buildings can also apply for the Improved, Greener Community Facilities Fund.

January 20, 2024
Te Ata Browne is Green Party candidate for Crewe & Nantwich

Te Ata Browne is Green Party candidate for Crewe & Nantwich

Green Party members in Crewe & Nantwich have selected Te Ata Browne as their parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.

She has also been selected as the Green Party candidate for the Crewe Central by-election to be held on February 8.

January 19, 2024
flooding in Nantwich in October 2019

Anger over CEC failure to publish report into 2019 Nantwich flooding

A Nantwich resident has blasted Cheshire East Council for failing to publish its investigation into a serious flooding event – more than four years ago!

Trevor Evans was one of a number of residents and businesses who suffered when River Weaver burst its banks in October 2019 after days of torrential rain.

January 18, 2024
Cheshire East to keep “free after 3pm” car parking after public consultation

Cheshire East to keep “free after 3pm” car parking after public consultation

The “free after 3pm” car parking scheme on some Cheshire East Council car parks will be kept after the results of a public consultation.

But parking charges looks set to be introduced in most car parks where it is currently free, and charges may also be brought in on Sundays.

January 17, 2024
Nantwich councillors defer decision on £27,000 leisure centre “top up”

Nantwich councillors defer decision on £27,000 leisure centre “top up”

Town councillors in Nantwich have delayed a decision on whether they should pay 7.5% towards the running of the town’s leisure centre.

Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council, who run leisure services, are asking town councils to make contributions to ease the financial pressure it is facing in 2024-25.

January 12, 2024
Nantwich residents urged to report illegal parking in police scheme

Nantwich residents urged to report illegal parking in police scheme

Nantwich residents are being encouraged to report illegal parking problems as part of a month-long scheme by Cheshire Police.

The Operation Park Safe initiative allows residents to report problems online and is being piloted across the Crewe Local Policing Unit (LPU) throughout January.

January 12, 2024