Politics

Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

A primary school near Nantwich has waited almost a year to have a speed warning device on a busy road repaired by Cheshire East highways.

Now staff and parents at Bridgemere CE Primary School have finally received a reply – to be told the SID (speed indicator device) on Bridgemere Lane won’t be repaired at all!

November 24, 2020
Planning document consultation extended by Cheshire East Council

Planning document consultation extended by Cheshire East Council

Residents and organisations in Crewe and Nantwich are being given more time to put forward their views about a number of key planning documents.

Cheshire East Council wants views on its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document and draft supplementary planning document for houses in multiple occupation.

November 24, 2020
Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors across Crewe and Nantwich today urged residents to take part in a Cheshire East Council public consultation on plans to revamp car parking provision and parking charges.

Authority chiefs say results will influence plans on changes to parking provision and charges as well as “inform the future direction of how to improve transport, walking and cycling in our towns”.

November 23, 2020
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MP Kieran Mullan backs under-fire Home Secretary Priti Patel

Crewe & Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan has defended under-fire Tory Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Dr Mullan called her “determined” and that “nobody is perfect”, but his apparent support of Ms Patel drew anger from constituents on social media.

November 19, 2020
Angry residents object to firm’s concrete plant near Nantwich

Angry residents object to firm’s concrete plant near Nantwich

Furious residents in Aston and Wrenbury say a firm has started constructing a controversial new development while its planning application is still being considered by Cheshire East Council.

They claim Concrete Panels Systems Ltd, part of Graham Heath Construction, has already started building a new concrete batching plant at its current site at Station Yard, Wrenbury Road.

November 18, 2020
Crewe & Nantwich MP attends Prime Minister’s “devolution a disaster” meeting

Crewe & Nantwich MP attends Prime Minister’s “devolution a disaster” meeting

The Crewe & Nantwich MP says Boris Johnson has pledged to support a northern recovery plan, during a meeting in which he is reported as saying “devolution was a disaster” in Scotland.

The Prime Minister met with Dr Kieran Mullan and other Tory MPs from northern constituencies on a Zoom call yesterday to discuss a “levelling up” agenda.

November 17, 2020
Cheshire East sees rise in illegal and anti-social parking in lockdown

Cheshire East sees rise in illegal and anti-social parking in lockdown

More inconsiderate drivers are parking illegally and irresponsibly across Cheshire East, council chiefs say.

Cheshire East Council says there has been a rise in reported cases of “illegal and irresponsible parking” during the latest lockdown.

November 16, 2020
MP Kieran Mullan meets Prime Minister over new Leighton Hospital

MP Kieran Mullan meets Prime Minister over new Leighton Hospital

Crewe & Nantwich MP Kieran Mullan says he has lobbied Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put the case for a new Leighton Hospital.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust recently unveiled its plans to replace 85% of the current site in Crewe.

November 15, 2020
Cheshire East Council Leader nets almost £40,000 in allowances, figures show

Cheshire East Council Leader nets almost £40,000 in allowances, figures show

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council Leader Cllr Sam Corcoran received £39,076 in allowances last year — making him the best remunerated councillor in the borough.

Deputy leader Cllr Craig Browne received the next highest amount, taking home £29,177, latest figures show.

November 13, 2020
Crewe HS2 regeneration project approved by Cabinet

Crewe HS2 regeneration project approved by Cabinet

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
The Crewe HS2 regeneration project took a major step forward after councillors approved a host of proposals at cabinet.

Cheshire East councillors voted to submit a town investment plan and bid to the government for a slice of the towns fund — as well as commission “detailed designs for Crewe Hub Station”.

November 13, 2020
Cheshire East recycling centres could face axe amid budget cuts

Cheshire East recycling centres could face axe amid budget cuts

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Recycling sites across Cheshire East are under threat as the council looks to make savings ahead of the contract’s renewal.

CEC Cabinet members voted to launch a consultation on plans to close some of the borough’s eight recycling centres.

November 11, 2020
Plea to Nantwich residents to take litter home as bins left overflowing

Plea to Nantwich residents to take litter home as bins left overflowing

Nantwich residents are being urged to take litter home after these pictures emerged of overflowing litter and dog poo bins in the town.

Bins near the Nantwich Aqueduct, Mill Island and near Nantwich Lake off Shrewbridge Road were all seen overflowing with piles of rubbish and poo bags littered around them.

November 10, 2020
Planned Council Tax hikes for Cheshire East set to be unveiled

Planned Council Tax hikes for Cheshire East set to be unveiled

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nantwich residents will soon learn of any potential Council Tax rises as Cheshire East councillors look set to approve a timescale for unveiling its next budget.

Members will discuss the latest update of the borough’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) at this week’s cabinet meeting.

November 10, 2020