Politics

Draft plan backed to boost health in South Cheshire communities

Draft plan backed to boost health in South Cheshire communities

A draft five-year plan to improve the health and wellbeing of South Cheshire communities has received support from local people.

The plan was put for a public engagement exercise run by Healthwatch Cheshire East.

October 11, 2019
Cheshire East vows to tackle developers who breach planning rules

Cheshire East vows to tackle developers who breach planning rules

Cheshire East Council bosses have pledged to tackle developers who breach conditions set down as part of planning permission.

Approval for new housing and other buildings is often granted ‘subject to conditions’, ranging from colour of materials, technical matters involving contaminated land and drainage, and even times and days when construction work is permitted.

October 11, 2019
Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leisure facilities in Nantwich and four other towns are to be upgraded as part of a council scheme worth more than £12 million.

And work in Nantwich, given the thumbs up by councillors at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, will include fencing around Barony Park which local residents have been campaigning for to prevent unauthorised traveller camps.

October 9, 2019
Cheshire East need to save £7.5 million as social care costs spiral

Cheshire East need to save £7.5 million as social care costs spiral

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs will need to make £7.5 million in savings by the end of 2019-20 to balance the books following rising demand for its services.

The authority is currently facing a £5.5 million overspend in the “people” department responsible for social care services – including a £3.4 million overspend in its children and families department.

October 9, 2019
Cheshire East launches public consultation on environment plan

Cheshire East launches public consultation on environment plan

Cheshire East Council has launched a consultation on its environmental strategy.

Authority chiefs want residents to air their views on its priorities and vision for the future.

October 7, 2019
Candidates line up to challenge for Crewe & Nantwich seat

Candidates line up to challenge for Crewe & Nantwich seat

Two more political parties have named their Prospective Parliamentary Candidates who will compete for the Crewe & Nantwich seat in a forthcoming General Election.

September 28, 2019
Government steps up probe into Beechmere blaze in Crewe

Government steps up probe into Beechmere blaze in Crewe

Ministers have instructed building experts to investigate the Beechmere fire in Crewe.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE), a world leading independent organisation, has been asked by the Government to look into how the fire spread so quickly.

September 28, 2019
St Anne’s School in Nantwich hosts visit from MP Laura Smith

St Anne’s School in Nantwich hosts visit from MP Laura Smith

Teachers, pupils and governors at St Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Nantwich hosted a visit by MP Laura Smith
to discuss a range of issues impacting on education.

September 25, 2019
Bin collection days across Crewe and Nantwich set to change

Bin collection days across Crewe and Nantwich set to change

Bin collection days in Crewe and Nantwich are set to change from November, Cheshire East Council has announced.

They say stickers will be fixed to bins during collections over the next few weeks to give notice of changes from November 4.

September 24, 2019
Future of Cheshire East Council Mayor in doubt

Future of Cheshire East Council Mayor in doubt

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The future of Cheshire East’s mayoralty is set to be considered amid concerns about the role’s cost and clashes with town mayors,.

Cheshire East Council’s constitution committee had been due to discuss changes to the mayoralty at Thursday’s meeting.

September 22, 2019
11,000 in Cheshire East receiving Universal Credit, latest stats show

11,000 in Cheshire East receiving Universal Credit, latest stats show

Almost 11,000 people in Cheshire East are receiving personalised Universal Credit support, latest figures show.

The 10,977 in Cheshire East are among 339,000 across the North West in receipt of the credit, which also includes 13,663 from Cheshire West and Chester.

September 21, 2019
More fines dished out by Cheshire East to dog owners over fouling

More fines dished out by Cheshire East to dog owners over fouling

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 100 fines have been handed out to irresponsible owners for failing to control or clean up after their dogs since Cheshire East Council chiefs beefed up their powers.

Cheshire East launched a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle dog fouling and dog control issues on November 1, 2017, with the aim of encouraging responsible dog ownership.

September 19, 2019
Joint fire and police station plan for Crewe axed amid £18m bill

Joint fire and police station plan for Crewe axed amid £18m bill

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Plans to build a joint police and fire station in Crewe have been axed after it was discovered the project would have cost taxpayers £18 million.

Members of the Cheshire Fire Authority unanimously voted at a meeting today (September 18) to move forward with plans to build a station solely for the fire service instead.

September 18, 2019