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Nantwich schools to benefit from £8.1 million school places grant

Nantwich schools to benefit from £8.1 million school places grant

Nantwich schools could benefit from a slice of an £8.1 million Government grant to create more school places in Cheshire East. The handout is part of a national £2.35 billion injection into school places between 2014 and 2017.

January 2, 2014 0 comments Latest, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Cheshire East £5.3 million New Homes Bonus sparks criticism

Cheshire East £5.3 million New Homes Bonus sparks criticism

Cheshire East Council is to receive more than £5 million in a “New Homes Bonus” grant from the Government in 2014. It’s one of the largest payouts in the North West – and has sparked criticism from campaigners fighting over-development in areas like Nantwich.

Nantwich Town Council to reduce council tax bill by almost 6%

Nantwich Town Council to reduce council tax bill by almost 6%

Nantwich residents are to receive a reduction in their council tax bill from the town council in 2014-15. Town councillors have approved plans to drop the Nantwich precept by 5.9%.

December 17, 2013 2 comments Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Residents joy as developers on Nantwich site served with “stop notice”

Residents joy as developers on Nantwich site served with “stop notice”

Residents in Nantwich have welcomed a “stop notice” imposed on developers building 50 new houses in the town. Cheshire East Council has served a “temporary stop notice” on Stewart Milne Homes Ltd, ordering all work on the Regents Park site to cease.

December 9, 2013 4 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Pothole complaints drop 90%, claim Cheshire East Council bosses

Pothole complaints drop 90%, claim Cheshire East Council bosses

Council chiefs claim they are winning the fight against pothole plagued roads across Nantwich and Crewe. Cheshire East Council say they have reduced the number of reported potholes by 90% in a year.

November 27, 2013 2 comments Environment, Latest, Politics
Councillor angry over Willaston homes plan after objections lost

Councillor angry over Willaston homes plan after objections lost

A councillor has blasted a decision to allow 21 new homes in a Nantwich village after public objections were “lost” by Cheshire East Council. The plans for 21 homes on Cheerbrook Road, Willaston, by Wainhomes (North West) were approved by the Strategic Planning Board.

November 12, 2013 1 comment Environment, Latest, Politics, Willaston & Rope
Government earmarks £6.5m for A500 widening and Basford spine road

Government earmarks £6.5m for A500 widening and Basford spine road

Two major road schemes to improve the A500 from Nantwich to M6, and access to Crewe town centre, have been approved by the Government. More than £6.5 million will be spent widening the A500 single lane approach to junction 16, and on a new Basford West Spine road.

November 12, 2013 0 comments Business, Environment, Latest, Politics
Government ruling exposes Nantwich to developers, fear campaigners

Government ruling exposes Nantwich to developers, fear campaigners

Nantwich campaigners fear a Government Minister rejection of Cheshire East’s 5-year land supply claim, has left the area wide open to housing developers. Secretary of State Eric Pickles (pictured) dismissed the council’s claim it has a 5-year housing plan, when he upheld two appeals by developers.

Anger as Cheshire East axes garden waste collections for 4 months

Anger as Cheshire East axes garden waste collections for 4 months

Garden waste collections across Nantwich and Crewe are to be axed for four months to save money. But the move by Cheshire East Council has sparked anger from residents, according to local councillors.

Civil Servant makes industry visit to Reaseheath College, Nantwich

Civil Servant makes industry visit to Reaseheath College, Nantwich

A senior civil servant brushed up on his industry skills during a fact-finding tour of Reaseheath College in Nantwich. David Russell, director of “Closing the Gap” in the Department for Education, visited Reaseheath because of its reputation for skills development and engagement with industry.

Planning Minister to meet Nantwich campaigners over “Green Gap” fears

Planning Minister to meet Nantwich campaigners over “Green Gap” fears

Planning Minister Nick Boles has vowed to meet Nantwich and Crewe campaign groups fighting the loss of “Green Gap” areas. Mr Boles’ pledge comes after concerns of hundreds of residents were raised by local MP Edward Timpson.

Nantwich Town Council reviews use of CCTV cameras in town centre

Nantwich Town Council reviews use of CCTV cameras in town centre

Nantwich Town councillors are reviewing how effective the town’s CCTV cameras are in tackling crime and disorder. The council is set to take over the running of the 15 cameras from Cheshire East.

September 24, 2013 0 comments Crime, Environment, Latest, Politics
MP Edward Timpson unveils Nantwich miniature railway mural

MP Edward Timpson unveils Nantwich miniature railway mural

A mural to celebrate the extension of a miniature railway line in Nantwich has been unveiled by MP Edward Timpson. The line from the Methodist Church on Hospital Street has been lengthened to link up to Morrisons supermarket car park.

September 23, 2013 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics