Politics

Cheshire East Council suspends car parking charges

Cheshire East Council suspends car parking charges

Parking charges in Cheshire East Council car parks have been suspended as part of a number of service changes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

March 26, 2020
Household tips and local parks closed by Cheshire East Council

Household tips and local parks closed by Cheshire East Council

More closures of services and facilities have been enforced today, including household tips, markets and Queens Park IK Crewe.

March 25, 2020
Cheshire East moves closer to scrapping Cabinet system

Cheshire East moves closer to scrapping Cabinet system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has taken a big step towards scrapping its cabinet – but there are concerns that coronavirus COVID-19 could delay the process.

March 23, 2020
COVID-19 “information hub” launched by Cheshire East

COVID-19 “information hub” launched by Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council has launched a new Covid-19 information hub which includes essential information and updates on changes to council services as a result of the pandemic.

The council is also launching ‘Cheshire East – People Helping People’ – a place for people to offer and request help.

March 21, 2020
Cheshire East Council closes leisure venues and other services

Cheshire East Council closes leisure venues and other services

Cheshire East Council is to close buildings and leisure facilities to protect “vital frontline services” and people from the risk of Covid-19.

Nantwich Pool and Barony Sports Complex are among the leisure facilities which will be closed from tomorrow (March 21).

March 20, 2020
Crewe West by-elections postponed amid COVID-19 crisis

Crewe West by-elections postponed amid COVID-19 crisis

The Crewe West by-elections scheduled for April 23 have been postponed amid the current Coronavirus pandemic.

Cheshire East Council said the decision was made on advice from Government.

March 19, 2020
Delayed £22m council IT project in Cheshire not ready until 2021

Delayed £22m council IT project in Cheshire not ready until 2021

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A delayed IT project which is set to cost Cheshire’s councils almost twice its original price is now expected to be fully operational next February.

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council entered into a joint agreement with technology firm Agilisys in 2017 to launch a new HR and finance system worth £11.5 million.

March 13, 2020
Petition launched to support Nantwich market traders facing 10% rent rise

Petition launched to support Nantwich market traders facing 10% rent rise

A petition has been launched to oppose plans to rise rents for Nantwich market traders by up to 10%.

Crewe & Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan and Nantwich councillors have joined forces with Nantwich Market traders to launch the petition.

March 11, 2020
Bunbury Cllr Sarah Pochin expelled by Cheshire East Conservative Group

Bunbury Cllr Sarah Pochin expelled by Cheshire East Conservative Group

Bunbury Councillor Sarah Pochin has been expelled from Cheshire East Conservative Group, the party announced today.

Cllr Pochin was at the centre of a Mayoralty fall out last month, which led to her suspension, as reported by Nantwich News.

March 11, 2020
£5 million to improve three Cheshire East danger roads

£5 million to improve three Cheshire East danger roads

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than £5 million is to be spent on improving three dangerous Cheshire East roads including one in Crewe.

Cheshire East Council is to secure £1.1 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve the A532 at West Street, in Crewe.

March 10, 2020
97% of Cheshire East parents secure preference school places

97% of Cheshire East parents secure preference school places

Cheshire East Council says 97% of parents have secured preferential secondary school places for their children for September 2020.

March 9, 2020
More than 6,000 trees to be planted across Cheshire East

More than 6,000 trees to be planted across Cheshire East

More than 6,000 trees are being planted across the borough, Cheshire East Council has said.

It follows a motion backed by a unanimous vote at full council last May which called for a commitment of being carbon neutral by 2025.

March 7, 2020
Traveller site near Nantwich to expand after council approval

Traveller site near Nantwich to expand after council approval

A gypsy and traveller site near Nantwich is set to expand from four pitches to 10, writes Stephen Topping.

Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee unanimously approved plans to increase capacity at Baddington Park, off the A530 in Baddington, at Wednesday’s meeting.

March 5, 2020