Politics

Nantwich residents urged to air views on HS2 rail link plans

Nantwich residents urged to air views on HS2 rail link plans

Crewe and Nantwich residents can have their say on the planned high-speed HS2 rail link for South Cheshire. The Government announced its preferred route last month, which includes a high-speed service from Crewe to London in 58 minutes.

February 20, 2013 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council finance chief Lisa Quinn quits post

Cheshire East Council finance chief Lisa Quinn quits post

Cheshire East Council’s head of finance Lisa Quinn has quit, it emerged today. Ms Quinn (left in picture), director of finance and business services, left her job by mutual agreement on Friday,  a Cheshire East statement has revealed.

February 18, 2013 2 comments Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Cheshire East seeks funding help for Nantwich CCTV cameras

Cheshire East seeks funding help for Nantwich CCTV cameras

The future of Nantwich’s CCTV service could be in doubt unless the town council contributes. Nantwich Town councillors have been told by Cheshire East Council they may have to pay up to £26,000 if they want a full service to remain in place.

February 12, 2013 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Nantwich residents face 2% rise in police council tax bill

Nantwich residents face 2% rise in police council tax bill

Nantwich homeowners face a near 2% hike in the police element of council tax to help fund 21 new officers. Cheshire’s new Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer (Pictured) is set to turn down the Government’s council tax freeze grant of 1%.

February 5, 2013 1 comment Crime, Latest, Politics, Village News
MP Edward Timpson visits Nantwich school for time capsule event

MP Edward Timpson visits Nantwich school for time capsule event

Youngsters at a Nantwich primary school will welcome their local MP to help leave a mark in history. Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson will also be at Millfields Primary and Nursery to celebrate the school’s latest Ofsted report.

January 30, 2013 0 comments Latest, Politics, Schools & Colleges
Crewe and Nantwich politicians say HS2 rail link huge boost for region

Crewe and Nantwich politicians say HS2 rail link huge boost for region

Political leaders in Crewe and Nantwich say a High Speed Rail link to Crewe will be a huge economic boost to the region. The Government announced the HS2 route north of Birmingham today, and confirmed there will be a connection point to the West Coast Main Line south of Crewe.

Nantwich families offered help over “bedroom tax” impact on benefits

Nantwich families offered help over “bedroom tax” impact on benefits

Nantwich families are being offered free advice on how the Government’s Welfare Reform could affect their housing benefit. South Cheshire housing provider Wulvern say the so-called “Bedroom Tax”, is part of wider national welfare reforms.

January 21, 2013 0 comments Human Interest, Latest, Politics
Councillors meet Willaston residents over Malbank ‘walk-to-school’ fears

Councillors meet Willaston residents over Malbank ‘walk-to-school’ fears

A senior Council Cabinet member met with Willaston residents over fears about a planned walk-to-school route in Nantwich. Cllr Rachel Bailey, leading the home-to-school transport review, attended a public meeting to listen to residents’ views on the proposed route to Malbank School.

Petition of 1,520 names against “Nantwich South” Stapeley plan

Petition of 1,520 names against “Nantwich South” Stapeley plan

A petition signed by more than 1,500 people against the “Nantwich South” plan, is being handed in to Cheshire East Council and the Government. MP Edward Timpson joined with councillors and residents in Stapeley to form the petition.

Nantwich bus users launch Facebook group to fight service cuts

Nantwich bus users launch Facebook group to fight service cuts

Angry bus passengers from Nantwich have set up a Facebook group to fight cuts to local services from the town. Many have hit out after key journeys like the number 44 from Nantwich to Shavington and Crewe before 9am were axed.

Road users call Cheshire East pothole hotline 2,000 times in 3 weeks

Road users call Cheshire East pothole hotline 2,000 times in 3 weeks

Cheshire East’s new environment leader has declared war on potholes – after our disgruntled readers plagued the council’s hotline. The authority has revealed more than 2,000 calls have been made to its pothole hotline in the past three weeks.

January 14, 2013 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, Latest, Politics
More potholes plaguing Nantwich reported by angry residents

More potholes plaguing Nantwich reported by angry residents

This 10cm-deep pothole in the Nantwich area has sparked a health warning to drivers by reader Andy Oakes. And it seems the hole, on Den Lane between Wrinehill and Blakenhall, could have gone unrepaired for nearly four years.

January 12, 2013 3 comments Acton, Environment, Latest, Politics, Wybunbury
Residents protest against housing plans for Regents Park, Nantwich

Residents protest against housing plans for Regents Park, Nantwich

Angry residents called for plans to build 60 homes on land at the old bible college in Nantwich to be thrown out. They fear the development at Regents Park, between London Road and Crewe Road, will see the loss of over 100 trees.