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Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith backs breast cancer fair at Parliament

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith joined the search for new life-saving breast cancer treatments at a research fair in Parliament.

The fair, hosted by UK charity Breast Cancer Now, was an opportunity to meet scientists behind cutting-edge research.

July 12, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Councillors agree £1 million expansion of South Cheshire special needs school

Cheshire East councillors have backed a £1 million expansion of a school in South Cheshire for children with special educational needs.

Springfield Special School, in Crewe, is to increase from 132 pupils places to 156 under proposals backed by the council’s cabinet.

Cheshire East Council suspended chief executive resigns

Cheshire East Council suspended chief executive resigns

The suspended chief executive of Cheshire East Council Mike Suarez has handed in his resignation, the authority has confirmed.

Mr Suarez was suspended in April 2017 by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee.

July 10, 2018 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Long-serving Nantwich town councillor Norma Simpson has died

Long-serving Nantwich town councillor Norma Simpson has died

A long-serving Nantwich town councillor has died.

Cllr Norma Simpson (pictured) had served as a Conservative councillor, representing the South Ward, for the town since 2007.

July 9, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council enforcement teams are dealing with another illegal traveller encampment on Barony Park in Nantwich.

The travellers arrived yesterday afternoon (July 6), three weeks after a previous group left following a week-long stay on the park and nearby Volunteer Fields which involved two court applications.

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018 0 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Town Council could show World Cup final on Nantwich Civic Hall movie screen

Town Council could show World Cup final on Nantwich Civic Hall movie screen

Nantwich town councillors could open up the Civic Hall for a mass screening of the World Cup final if England make it all the way!

World Cup fever is gripping the area after England’s dramatic win over Columbia.

July 5, 2018 2 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

By Stephen Topping
The head of planning at Cheshire East Council has hit back at claims that fewer homes should be built in the borough over the next 12 years.

Cheshire East adopted its Local Plan for up to 2030 last July, complete with the promise to deliver 1,800 new homes every year.

July 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, News, Politics
Green waste plant to be built near Leighton Hospital after council go-ahead

Green waste plant to be built near Leighton Hospital after council go-ahead

By Stephen Topping
A plant which will turn food and green waste into compost is set to be built near Leighton Hospital after councillors gave it the go-ahead.

Biowise has been given planning permission to build the plant on land off Middlewich Road – just 1.3km away from the hospital, and 500m away from the nearest homes.

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Ham-fisted highways workers have filled in two potholes in Nantwich – along with most of the drainage covers next to them!

These pictures show how clumsy workers filled in the potholes at the side of a busy Nantwich road, and ended up covering most of the adjacent drainage lids.

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

By Stephen Topping
Roads across South Cheshire could get a whole lot worse next winter.

That’s the warning from Cheshire East Council Conservative Cllr George Walton who says not enough work has been done to patch up the borough’s roads after last winter.

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

By Stephen Topping
Councillors are urging Cheshire East Council not to go ahead with unpopular plans to charge up to £35 for replacement wheelie bins.

The local authority revealed plans to introduce charges for new and replacement bins in its budget for 2018-19.

June 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
£6 million care fund agreed for nine schemes in Cheshire East

£6 million care fund agreed for nine schemes in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council chiefs have approved a £6 million care fund earmarked for proposals – but maintaining sustainability of the schemes remains an “ongoing challenge”.

Nine schemes will benefit from the improved better care fund, which was passed by Cheshire East Council’s cabinet.

June 15, 2018 0 comments Health, News, Politics