Politics

Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Cheshire East are stepping up the fight to change the way the local authority is run.

Thousands of residents have already signed a petition launched by the group, which includes long-serving Nantwich North and West Cllr Arthur Moran.

December 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Extra £2.9 million council funding handed to South Cheshire health services

Extra £2.9 million council funding handed to South Cheshire health services

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councils have handed over £2.9 million to help health services run smoothly in mid and south Cheshire this winter.

NHS Vale Royal and South Cheshire clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), the bodies which buy healthcare in the area, have received the cash as part of a £240 million pot made available by the Government in October for adult social care services.

December 9, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors have vowed to fight Cheshire East Council’s plans to increase car park charges in the town.

They say that Nantwich – and neighbouring Crewe – are being treated unfairly with some of the highest parking charges in the borough.

December 8, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

Owners of empty houses face double council tax charges, warns Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Owners of empty homes in Crewe and Nantwich could face double council tax charges under new plans by Cheshire East Council.

They want to clamp down on the owners of empty homes which are being left unoccupied and unfurnished the long periods.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith vows to vote against Brexit withdrawal deal

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith vows to vote against Brexit withdrawal deal

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith says she intends to vote against Theresa May’s Withdrawal Deal in the “meaningful vote” on December 11.

Prime Minister Theresa May is hoping to convince enough sceptics to change their minds and back the deal she has struck with the European Union.

December 5, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Leighton Hospital bosses fail in £1.4 million A&E funds bid

Leighton Hospital bosses fail in £1.4 million A&E funds bid

By Stephen Topping Leighton Hospital bosses have been unsuccessful in a bid for £1.4 million to help A&E run smoothly this winter.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wanted to tap into a £145 million pot of money announced by the Government in September to support A&E departments over the winter months.

November 30, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council considers parking charge fee rise

Cheshire East Council considers parking charge fee rise

Motorists in Nantwich and Crewe could face higher car park fees from March under Cheshire East Council plans.

Charges could rise by 10p on all council-owned car parks across each tariff, and resident parking permits could also go up.

Councillors welcome Ofsted report of Cheshire East child social care service

Councillors welcome Ofsted report of Cheshire East child social care service

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have welcomed an Ofsted report which has praised Cheshire East’s children’s social care service, writes Stephen Topping.

Inspectors highlighted the way social workers knew the children they were helping and how frequently they visited them, following a visit to the local authority on October 30 and 31.

November 27, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

Sticking points on HS2 plan for Cheshire highlighted in report

By Stephen Topping
Seven sticking points in Cheshire are being highlighted on HS2 Ltd’s to-do list – but a leading opponent says it is nothing more than a ‘marketing tool’

The company behind the project came under fire from Antoinette Sandbach, MP for Eddisbury, for failing to provide visual designs of the planned rolling stock depot in Wimboldsley, between Winsford and Nantwich.

November 23, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

South Cheshire music venue to be demolished for five-storey car park

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A South Cheshire music venue will be demolished as part of plans to build a five-storey car park close to Crewe railway station.

Cheshire East Council’s strategic planning board has given the green light for a 243-space car park to be built behind the locally-listed Royal Hotel, in Nantwich Road – complete with a car wash.

November 21, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust voices concern over badger cull TB report

Cheshire Wildlife Trust bosses have voiced concerns over the Bovine TB Strategy Review led by Sir Charles Godfray.

The trust, welcoming recommendations for a changed emphasis in the fight to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB), is unhappy over the review’s recommendations to continue badger culling.

November 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics
Nantwich community groups bid for £162,000 New Homes Bonus fund

Nantwich community groups bid for £162,000 New Homes Bonus fund

Community groups from Nantwich can put bids together for a slice of a £162,000 pot made available under the New Homes Bonus fund.

Nantwich is one of seven areas of Cheshire East to benefit from a £2 million pot of funding over the next two years.

November 19, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

Rubble waste amount drops by 80% in Cheshire East amid new charge

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The amount of rubble waste being dealt with at Cheshire East tips has fallen by 80% since a new charge was introduced.

Cheshire East Council launched a charge of £3.50 per bag for construction waste in January as part of wider changes to its recycling centres.

November 14, 2018 6 comments Environment, News, Politics