Politics

Cllr Stuart Bostock elected as new Mayor of Nantwich

Cllr Stuart Bostock elected as new Mayor of Nantwich

The new Mayor of Nantwich for 2021-22 is Cllr Stuart Bostock.

Cllr Bostock took the mayoral chains in a virtual ceremony held by Nantwich Town Council tonight (May 5).

May 5, 2021
“Pop up” household waste service considered by Cheshire East Council

“Pop up” household waste service considered by Cheshire East Council

Council chiefs could stage mobile “pop-up” household waste centres in Cheshire East under plans to revamp how it runs the service.

The idea emerged when the authority approved recommendations to procure a new contract for the running of the borough’s Household Waste Recycling Centres from 2023.

May 5, 2021
Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury Cllr Sarah Pochin has been voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East.

Cllr Pochin, an Independent who has represented Bunbury Ward for the last few years, was sworn in at a full council meeting last night (May 4).

May 5, 2021
Cheshire East Census response rate higher than national average

Cheshire East Census response rate higher than national average

Cheshire East Council has praised residents for an “outstanding response” to this year’s Census held on March 21.

Despite the global pandemic, the response rate in Cheshire East has exceeded the national average, the authority has said.

May 5, 2021
flooded allotments at Brookfield in February 2017

Brookfield Allotments flooding caused by primary school field, says report

Flooding problems plaguing a Nantwich allotments site is likely to be being caused by a school field, a report states.

Allotment holders at the Brookfield site have been hit by floods over a number of years, with the worst occurring in January after Storm Christoph.

April 30, 2021
Cheshire East Council final meeting on May 4 before system change

Cheshire East Council final meeting on May 4 before system change

Cheshire East Council will hold its final meeting on May 4 before it changes from a Cabinet to committees system.

The authority’s Annual General Meeting will be held remotely on Tuesday 4 May, at 5pm.

April 28, 2021
Action to tackle litter in Nantwich agreed by town councillors

Action to tackle litter in Nantwich agreed by town councillors

Nantwich councillors have agreed on plans to try and tackle the mounting litter problem plaguing the town.

It comes after Nantwich Litter Group member Rob Carter made an impassioned plea for help at the town council meeting last night (April 27).

April 28, 2021
Town councillors at loggerheads over Nantwich public toilets

Town councillors at loggerheads over Nantwich public toilets

Town councillors were driving each other round the u-bend when they clashed over how Nantwich should provide public toilets in future.

A debate which took more than an hour descended into arguments and heated remarks, with one saying “it’s Handforth Parish Council all over again”.

April 27, 2021
Rubbish left on Brookfield Park

Brookfield Park residents meet Crime Commissioner candidate to air fears

Nantwich residents aired their concerns about anti-social behaviour on Brookfield Park to Police Crime Commissioner candidate David Keane.

Mr Keane visited the park on Saturday where a minority of yobs have destroyed trees, set piles of rubbish on fire, left broken glass and litter across the park, and been seen driving cars and motorbikes recklessly on the grass.

April 26, 2021
Community groups in South Cheshire to apply for HS2 grants

Community groups in South Cheshire to apply for HS2 grants

More than 20 community groups and charities in South Cheshire are preparing to apply for grants as part of the HS2 programme.

They met with Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan to discuss the grants being made available to voluntary and community sectors.

April 22, 2021
Nantwich “Covid” heroes honoured in town council awards

Nantwich “Covid” heroes honoured in town council awards

Nantwich “Covid” heroes have been honoured at a town council awards event to hail those who have gone the extra mile to help during the pandemic.

The awards were staged in place of the annual Mayor’s Salt of the Earth awards which have been on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

April 19, 2021
98% parents given primary place of choice in Cheshire East

98% parents given primary place of choice in Cheshire East

More than 98% of Cheshire East parents have been given a primary school place of their choice, says the authority.

Figures show 92.8% of Cheshire East families received their first choice – an increase from 91.4% in 2020.

April 19, 2021
New Test and Trace Covid-19 pilot programme starts in Cheshire East

New Test and Trace Covid-19 pilot programme starts in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council and NHS Test and Trace have launched a new pilot scheme to help reach individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus sooner.

Known as ‘Local-0’ (zero), it aims to contact positive cases faster by bringing them into local teams at the start of the tracing journey when the case is entered into the national NHS Test and Trace system.

April 16, 2021