Politics

New Mayor elected for Cheshire East Council

New Mayor elected for Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has elected its new mayor for the borough.​

Councillor Marilyn Houston, who represents Crewe West, was handed the chain of office by outgoing mayor Rod Fletcher as part of the ceremony in the Tenants’ Hall at Tatton Park.

May 19, 2024
Nantwich residents join forces for new River Weaver steering group

Nantwich residents join forces for new River Weaver steering group

A number of Nantwich residents have united to devise a plan to safeguard the River Weaver in the town.

“The Weaver Steering Group” has been formed at the initiative of town councillor Anna Burton and will report to Nantwich Town Council.

May 17, 2024
Damning Ofsted report into Cheshire East Council children’s services

Damning Ofsted report into Cheshire East Council children’s services

A damning Ofsted report has rated Cheshire East Council’s children’s services “inadequate” and “requiring improvement” across a range of problems.

The report follows an inspection carried out between February 26 and March 8 this year.

May 16, 2024
Cashless car parks plan for Nantwich “discriminatory”, town council told

Cashless car parks plan for Nantwich “discriminatory”, town council told

Cheshire East Council could be discriminating against older people with its plans to make all but one car parks in Nantwich cashless.

That was the claim made at Nantwich Town Council, as they discussed CEC’s bid to make all car parks cashless apart from Snow Hill.

May 15, 2024
Dan Price takes office as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

Dan Price takes office as Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

Dan Price has today taken office and started his four-year term as Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Mr Price won a three-horse race to be elected as the new PCC last week, bagging an annual salary of around £78,000.

May 9, 2024
Nantwich nightclub gets go ahead to open until 4.30am

Nantwich nightclub gets go ahead to open until 4.30am

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Nantwich nightclub The Studio has been given permission to extend its opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays to 4.30am despite objections from some nearby residents.

The Studio, on Castle Street, currently has permission to open until 3.30am Monday to Saturday and until 2.30am on Sundays.

May 9, 2024
Rural Nantwich bus services face cuts under new CEC plans

Rural Nantwich bus services face cuts under new CEC plans

Rural bus services around Nantwich could be cut under new plans unveiled by Cheshire East Council.

But a direct service from the town to Leighton Hospital looks set to be reinstated if the proposals go ahead.

May 8, 2024
Cheshire East consults on plans to change household recycling centre service

Cheshire East consults on plans to change household recycling centre service

New mobile household waste recycling centres (HWRCs) are being considered by Cheshire East Council amid plans to revamp its service.

The staffed mobile centres would visit “public spaces” once a month around the borough.

May 7, 2024
Labour’s Dan Price wins Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election

Labour’s Dan Price wins Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election

Labour candidate Dan Price has won the election to become Cheshire’s next Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Price, a former Warrington councillor, won 48.1% of the votes, polling 86,279.

May 4, 2024
July completion date for highways scheme around Leighton Hospital

July completion date for highways scheme around Leighton Hospital

The completion of the long-running and often criticised road infrastructure works around Leighton Hospital will not be finished until at least July.

Cheshire East Council confirmed today that the North West Crewe Package highways scheme is in the final stages of works.

May 3, 2024
Cash-strapped Cheshire East could close libraries, campaigners fear

Cash-strapped Cheshire East could close libraries, campaigners fear

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council could be looking to close four of its libraries to cut costs, campaigners fear.

It is feared that the libraries at Alderley Edge, Bollington, Disley and Handforth are all under threat of closure from next year.

May 2, 2024
CEC to scrap cash payments on all but one car park in Nantwich

CEC to scrap cash payments on all but one car park in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors are to discuss plans by Cheshire East to scrap cash payments on all but one of the council-run car parks in the town.

Cheshire East highways committee agreed back in January to going “cashless” on its car parks.

May 2, 2024
Cheshire East to close loss-making school meals service

Cheshire East to close loss-making school meals service

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is to close its loss-making school meals service next April.

It is also putting up the price of its meals for schools from September until the service ends next year.

May 2, 2024