Health

More than 500 children in care in Cheshire East borough

More than 500 children in care in Cheshire East borough

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than 500 children in Cheshire East are now being cared for by the council, latest figures show.

A Freedom of Information request to the authority reveals 535 youngsters are designated “looked after children” by CEC, with 269 aged 12 or over.

October 28, 2020
Nantwich primary school uses Covid scanners on pupils

Nantwich primary school uses Covid scanners on pupils

A Nantwich school is checking every pupil’s temperature as they arrive in a bid to keep it Covid free.

Stapeley Broad Lane C of E Primary, in Broad Lane, is one of the first schools in the area to use stand-alone devices which scan the temperature of each pupil, staff member and visitor as they enter the building.

October 23, 2020
Nantwich pubs and restaurants to get Covid “Tier 2” grants, says Chancellor

Nantwich pubs and restaurants to get Covid “Tier 2” grants, says Chancellor

Pubs, restaurants and other hospitality venues across Crewe and Nantwich could receive monthly grants of up £2,100, the Chancellor has announced today.

Rishi Sunak says the additional funding has now been earmarked for businesses in “Tier 2” (High Risk) areas such as Cheshire East.

October 22, 2020
“New hospital” plan unveiled to replace 85% of ageing Leighton Hospital site

“New hospital” plan unveiled to replace 85% of ageing Leighton Hospital site

Multi-million pound plans to build a largely new hospital on site of the current Leighton Hospital have been unveiled.

Bosses at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust say the “exciting proposals” will ensure a long-term vision for Leighton Hospital.

October 21, 2020
39 cases and 2,960 pupils impacted by Covid in Cheshire East schools

39 cases and 2,960 pupils impacted by Covid in Cheshire East schools

There have been 39 positive Covid cases in schools across Cheshire East, latest figures show.

And it has resulted in as many as 2,960 pupils and 123 staff having to self-isolate, says Cheshire East Council.

October 19, 2020
Nantwich Spooktacular event “delayed”, say organisers

Nantwich Spooktacular event “delayed”, say organisers

The Nantwich Spooktacular outdoor event has been put back to November 14, organisers have said.

The event, which attracts thousands of people to the Dorfold Park site in Nantwich, was due to be held on Halloween, Saturday October 31.

October 17, 2020
Cheshire East residents urged “don’t travel” to other boroughs

Cheshire East residents urged “don’t travel” to other boroughs

Residents across Cheshire East are being urged by council bosses to limit their journeys to other boroughs “unless the journey is necessary”.

The advice comes as new Covid-19 restrictions bite harder and latest Cheshire East figures show 668 positive cases in seven days to October 13.

October 17, 2020
Brine Leas Sixth Form to close again with new Covid case

Brine Leas Sixth Form to close again with new Covid case

Brine Leas Sixth Form in Nantwich has been closed for the second time in a week after another positive Covid case.

The school said they have been informed of a positive Covid-19 case in one of its Year 13 students.

October 15, 2020
Health chiefs praise Cheshire GPs response to Covid crisis

Health chiefs praise Cheshire GPs response to Covid crisis

Health chiefs have praised the ongoing response of Cheshire’s GPs and practice staff to the challenge of Coronavirus.

And they have reiterated that general practice is very much “open for business” despite the resurgence of virus cases.

October 14, 2020
New Nantwich community health garden gets £5,000 launch boost

New Nantwich community health garden gets £5,000 launch boost

A community garden project in Nantwich to help improve health and well-being, has been given a cash boost from Cheshire East Council’s Covid Recovery Fund.

The Growing Health Community Garden Nantwich is coming to life on two empty allotment plots behind Brookfield Park in Nantwich.

October 14, 2020
Crewe & Nantwich Labour fears over Cheshire East “Tier 2” status

Crewe & Nantwich Labour fears over Cheshire East “Tier 2” status

Crewe and Nantwich Labour party leaders say they have “deep concern” over the impact of new lockdown measures imposed on Cheshire East.

The borough alongside Cheshire West is being placed into ‘Tier 2’ restrictions from tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 14).

October 13, 2020
Cheshire boroughs placed in “high alert” Coronavirus areas by Government

Cheshire boroughs placed in “high alert” Coronavirus areas by Government

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Both Cheshire’s councils have been named as “high alert” areas on the government’s new coronavirus ranking.

The news was confirmed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon.

October 12, 2020
Kieran Mullan MP

Crewe and Nantwich MP calls for clarity over tougher Covid restrictions

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Crewe and Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan has called on the government to “work harder on explaining and justifying the steps it is taking” when it comes to coronavirus restrictions.

Dr Mullan made the plea during a parliamentary debate on measures for the north of England.

October 10, 2020