Human Interest

5% of Cheshire East population has first dose of Covid vaccine

5% of Cheshire East population has first dose of Covid vaccine

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Five per cent of Cheshire East residents have already had their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, according to Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran.

In his update on CEC’s standing in the pandemic today (January 15), Cllr Corcoran said the vaccination programme is “going well”.

January 15, 2021
New “vision” for children and young people in Cheshire East endorsed

New “vision” for children and young people in Cheshire East endorsed

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A new shared vision “for children and young people in Cheshire East” has been formally endorsed by the borough’s cabinet.

The vision includes aims such as making “families and communities strong, welcoming and supportive, where differences are celebrated”.

January 15, 2021
Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Councillors could be forced to remove town centre benches in Nantwich amid fears too many people are not following Covid lockdown guidelines.

The concerns were discussed tonight (January 14) by Nantwich Town Council, after residents and traders raised fears about lack of social distancing.

January 14, 2021
Councillors help Crewe and Nantwich headteachers to acquire devices

Councillors help Crewe and Nantwich headteachers to acquire devices

Labour councillors have offered to support Crewe and Nantwich school headteachers in the fight to secure adequate equipment for home learning during lockdown.

They have created a Facebook Group “Lockdown Laptops for Home Learning in Crewe & Nantwich”, asking local residents to donate unused or unwanted laptops and tablets directly to schools to be distributed to children who require them.

January 13, 2021
None of more than 20 complaints against CEC councillors investigated, figures show

None of more than 20 complaints against CEC councillors investigated, figures show

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than 20 complaints were levelled against Cheshire East councillors last year but none were investigated by officials.

Data from a freedom of information request shows that 23 complaints were made against CEC members in 2019-2020, with none being formally looked into.

January 12, 2021
Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villages near Nantwich to benefit from new public transport, says CEC

Villagers in Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem are to benefit from nearly £1.3m Rural Mobility Fund to improve links to the south west of Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council says the Government funding will boost public transport service where it is currently very limited.

January 12, 2021
Cheshire Police issue 58 fines for lockdown breaches in one weekend

Cheshire Police issue 58 fines for lockdown breaches in one weekend

Nantwich residents have been warned to stay at home unless essential after Cheshire Police issued 58 fines over the weekend.

Police chiefs say since the new restrictions came into force last week, most have been sticking to the rules to help protect the NHS and save lives.

January 12, 2021
Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

Nantwich woman sheds 21 stone after doctor’s dire warning of death

A Nantwich woman lost an incredible 21 stone after a doctor warned her she would not survive to see her daughter start school.

Now Michelle Bufton wants to help others when she launches a weight loss club in Wybunbury later this month.

January 11, 2021
Cheshire Public Health chief “pleads” with public to stay home

Cheshire Public Health chief “pleads” with public to stay home

The Director of Public Health for Cheshire has issued a strong plea to residents to stay home as COVID cases and deaths continue to rise.

There are fears the worst is yet to come in the next few weeks, as cases “alarmingly” increase.

January 11, 2021
Cheshire East libraries launch new order and collect service

Cheshire East libraries launch new order and collect service

Cheshire East Council is launching a new order and collect service today to encourage people to continue using library services in Nantwich and other towns during lockdown.

Library bosses hope the service will help residents continue to access books at the authority’s 15, including Beam Street in Nantwich.

January 11, 2021
Cheshire East defends record amid claims of blue badge permits disparity

Cheshire East defends record amid claims of blue badge permits disparity

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Residents with non-visible disabilities are treated the same as those with visible conditions when it comes to blue badge applications, according to Cheshire East Council.

The council has defended its record on the parking permits after a BBC investigation shows a disparity in approval ratings between those with non-visible and visible conditions.

January 9, 2021
Cheshire East plans cuts to councillor allowances and training budgets

Cheshire East plans cuts to councillor allowances and training budgets

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council plans to cut councillors’ travel allowances, slash training budgets and subscriptions, and restructure staffing to make much-needed savings.

The authority is set to pass a new budget in February for the 2021/22 municipal year, which legally must be balanced between expenditure and income.

January 9, 2021
10% of Cheshire East residents have had COVID, claims leader

10% of Cheshire East residents have had COVID, claims leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran believes “at least 10%” of the borough’s population have had Covid-19.

The Labour leader said today there have been 13,930 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East — an increase of 275 from the day before.

January 8, 2021