Politics

Five-year transport plan hints at Sunday and night-time parking fees in Nantwich

Five-year transport plan hints at Sunday and night-time parking fees in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Parking charges across Cheshire East must be made fairer, councillors have warned, after a new five-year plan hinted at more fees.

Members of Cheshire East Council have approved the local authority’s local transport plan for up to 2024.

October 22, 2019
Tributes paid to former Willaston Parish Council chair Maurice Jones

Tributes paid to former Willaston Parish Council chair Maurice Jones

Tributes have been paid to former Crewe & Nantwich Mayor and Willaston Parish Council chair Maurice Jones who has died.

Maurice was Chairman of Willaston Parish Council from 2011 until May this year.

October 21, 2019
Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

Concerns over Cheshire East traveller transit site plan to be reviewed, say councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Council chiefs insist they will take on board residents’ concerns about the next part of the local plan – including a possible traveller transit site in Middlewich.

Consultation recently came to an end on Cheshire East Council’s latest draft for its Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD).

October 21, 2019
Councillors vote to prevent Cheshire East Mayor being axed

Councillors vote to prevent Cheshire East Mayor being axed

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have stopped the axe from falling on Cheshire East’s mayoralty – for now at least.

Labour Cllr James Barber put forward a motion calling for the role to be ditched from May 2020 at Thursday’s meeting.

October 18, 2019
Cheshire East removes Bob Fousert over “rainbow lanyards” comment

Cheshire East removes Bob Fousert over “rainbow lanyards” comment

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A former police officer who sparked controversy with comments made about rainbow lanyards has been removed from a position he held at Cheshire East Council.

October 18, 2019
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