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Cheshire East Council acting chief executive to quit and take up new role

By Kenny Lomas, local democracy reporter
The acting chief executive at Cheshire East Council, who was due to be made permanent next Thursday, is quitting to take on a new role in St Helens.

Candidates for the permanent chief executive position were interviewed by Cheshire East’s staffing committee in November.

December 12, 2019
Nantwich Town Council plans 7.5% hike in its council tax

Nantwich Town Council plans 7.5% hike in its council tax

Nantwich residents face a 7.5% hike in their town council portion of the council tax bill – to help fund new initiatives like a new Town Ranger.

The authority also wants to increase council tax to bump up its reserves to a projected £193,000.

December 11, 2019
BBC Victoria Derbyshire show election special in Crewe

BBC Victoria Derbyshire show election special in Crewe

The BBC Victoria Derbyshire TV Show will be broadcast live from South Cheshire on Monday (December 9) as millions prepare to go the polls in the General Election.

December 7, 2019
GENERAL ELECTION: Candidates vying for Crewe & Nantwich seat

GENERAL ELECTION: Candidates vying for Crewe & Nantwich seat

With General Election 2019 just 10 days away, we take a look at the six candidates vying for the Crewe & Nantwich seat.

Many political commentators believe it is among a number of marginal constituencies where results could ultimately determine the overall outcome.

December 2, 2019
New food waste recycling for Crewe and Nantwich to launch in January

New food waste recycling for Crewe and Nantwich to launch in January

A new food waste recycling service for Cheshire East residents will start in January 2020.

People will start to receive a small green food caddy from January 6.

November 30, 2019
Crewe Bus Users Group calls for more support for transport network

Crewe Bus Users Group calls for more support for transport network

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A group championing bus users across Cheshire is determined to see better transport links made a priority by council chiefs.

Crewe and District Bus Users Group (CDBUG) was set up to challenge cuts proposed in Cheshire East Council’s 2017 bus review.

November 29, 2019
Cheshire East voters urged  to check polling stations

Cheshire East voters urged to check polling stations

Voters across Cheshire East are being urged to check the location of their local polling station – so they don’t lose their voice in the General Election.

Cheshire East Council will be responsible for running 280 polling stations across the whole borough, where votes can be cast on December 12.

November 28, 2019
Vision for Nantwich scheme to transform gasworks site given go ahead

Vision for Nantwich scheme to transform gasworks site given go ahead

By Stephen Topping, local democracry reporter
A long-awaited development that will transform a busy part of Nantwich has been given the green light from councillors – despite some concerns over flood risk.

At Wednesday’s meeting, Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee voted to approve plans for 31 apartments plus a hotel, restaurants and shops at the former gasworks off Welsh Row.

November 28, 2019
First proposal for ditching Cheshire East Council cabinet turned down

First proposal for ditching Cheshire East Council cabinet turned down

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A first proposal for how Cheshire East Council could ditch its cabinet in favour of a series of committees from next May has been turned down.

Following a petition last year and a manifesto commitment from independent councillors in May’s election, CEC agreed to work towards scrapping the cabinet at the May annual meeting.

November 25, 2019
Eight councillors to decide future of Cheshire East Council Mayor

Eight councillors to decide future of Cheshire East Council Mayor

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A cross-party group of eight councillors will consider whether the Cheshire East mayoralty should continue.

Cheshire East Council’s constitution committee has agreed to set up a working group with eight councillors to consider the issue.

November 25, 2019
Major Nantwich development will hit parking in town, warns Civic Society

Major Nantwich development will hit parking in town, warns Civic Society

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A major development in Nantwich could leave workers, shoppers and visitors struggling to park if more spaces are not found elsewhere in the town, council chiefs are being warned.

November 25, 2019
Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The councillor tasked with balancing Cheshire East Council’s books has hit back at claims the new administration is not planning for the future.

November 20, 2019
Home Secretary Priti Patel visits Nantwich to meet Barony Park campaigners

Home Secretary Priti Patel visits Nantwich to meet Barony Park campaigners

Home Secretary Priti Patel was in Nantwich today to back campaigners fighting to protect Barony Park from unauthorised travellers.

Ms Patel met with Friends of Barony Park group, led by campaigner Rachel Cole.

November 19, 2019