Politics

Drivers warned as CEC steps up road repairs programme

Drivers warned as CEC steps up road repairs programme

Motorists in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of some disruption as Cheshire East Council steps up its road repairs programme in next few weeks.

With major gas pipe works on Welsh Row, bridge repairs on A530 Whitchurch Road, and fibre broadband works across the town, it could be a summer of delays and diversions.

August 2, 2021
MP Kieran Mullan hails Willaston Covid vaccination centre

MP Kieran Mullan hails Willaston Covid vaccination centre

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has praised the work of a Willaston team running a Covid vaccination centre in the village.

He visited The Acacia Suite at Willaston Masonic Hall to see how the progress of the centre.

July 30, 2021
Cheshire PCC calls for Government rethink on police pay

Cheshire PCC calls for Government rethink on police pay

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has called on the Government to rethink a decision to freeze police officers pay.

Last week, the Government made the decision to freeze police officer pay for all of those whose salaries exceed £24,000 in 2021/22.

July 30, 2021
Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council consultation on £3.37m council tax support boost

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on plans to boost council tax support scheme offer by £3.37m over the next three years for families on low incomes.

July 25, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Wybunbury councillor calls for youth projects fund to be shared

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East councillor has called for £2 million allocated in the council budget for Crewe youth projects to be shared across the borough following the announcement of Crewe’s £22.9m “Town Deal”.

Conservative group leader Janet Clowes, of Wybunbury ward, has called on the council to “share the success” after an announcement that Crewe is one of the latest UK towns to successfully secure a ‘Town Deal’.

July 25, 2021
Warehousing site plan set for approval near Weston

Warehousing site plan set for approval near Weston

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East planners are recommending a warehousing site in countryside near Crewe is given the go-ahead to operate 24/7 despite objections from residents and local councillors.

The Weston Hall Commercial Complex on Main Road at Weston has a long-standing history of commercial use.

July 22, 2021
Cheshire East “extensive gaps” in electric vehicle charging points

Cheshire East “extensive gaps” in electric vehicle charging points

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors have backed calls for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points across Cheshire East as a report shows there are “extensive gaps”.

They say installing more charging points in car parks would encourage people to buy electric vehicles, improve the environment and could be a money spinner for the council.

July 21, 2021
Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is in the bottom 10 local authority areas for people using buses and the council is looking at ways to improve this.

The figure was revealed at a highways and transport committee meeting this week when councillors were discussing the national bus strategy (NBS).

July 21, 2021
90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A 90-year-old woman has blasted Cheshire East Council proposals to charge over 85s for a lifeline care alarm service which is currently free.

Cheshire East is consulting with residents on proposals to introduce a £5 a week charge for the telecare service which, at present, is free to residents aged 85 and over if they live alone.

July 19, 2021
£22.9million Town Deal funding announced for Crewe

£22.9million Town Deal funding announced for Crewe

Crewe will benefit from a £22.9 million Government grant as part of the new Town Deal scheme.

Politicians welcomed the news today as further funding to help revamp the town, including transforming facilities like the former Flag Lane Baths, Cumberland Arena and Mirion Street Youth Club.

July 15, 2021
£2.4 million grant for CEC to support carbon neutral aim

£2.4 million grant for CEC to support carbon neutral aim

Cheshire East Council has secured a £2.4 million Government grant to support its target of being carbon neutral in its operations by 2025.

The funding has been awarded by the Secretary of State for business, energy and industrial strategy through the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme operated by Salix.

July 15, 2021
CCTV team working well with Nantwich, says Cheshire East

CCTV team working well with Nantwich, says Cheshire East

CCTV bosses have hit back at claims they have not provided enough information on the system’s effectiveness in Nantwich.

Town councillors questioned at a meeting last week whether they should be paying almost £25,000 a year for the monitoring of its 14 cameras.

July 12, 2021
Town councillors question funding of CCTV in Nantwich

Town councillors question funding of CCTV in Nantwich

Town councillors have questioned whether they should be paying for CCTV in Nantwich after receiving little information on outcomes and results.

The council spends more than £25,000 each year on ensuring its network of 14 CCTV cameras are monitored 24/7 from a control centre in Macclesfield.

July 9, 2021