Politics

Crewe chosen for HS2 hub station over Stoke-on-Trent

Crewe chosen for HS2 hub station over Stoke-on-Trent

Crewe is to be the site for a northern hub station for HS2, a report has finally decided.

HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has favoured South Cheshire for the station and HS2 link north of Birmingham to the North West over Stoke-on-Trent.

October 26, 2014
New laws will clamp down on owners of dangerous dogs in Nantwich

New laws will clamp down on owners of dangerous dogs in Nantwich

Tough new laws are to be imposed in Nantwich to help prevent violent dog attacks.

Cheshire East Council is to use new legal powers available to police and local councils from today (October 20).

October 20, 2014
Nantwich Civic Hall dumped as election night count centre

Nantwich Civic Hall dumped as election night count centre

Nantwich Civic Hall is being ditched as the venue for the General Election count in 2015 – because it is too small!

The Market Street venue was taken over by Nantwich Town Council from Cheshire East, and as part of the deal was asked to keep it free on May 7-9.

October 15, 2014
Crime Commissioner “disappointed” at Cheshire East missing child sexual exploitation “summit”

Crime Commissioner “disappointed” at Cheshire East missing child sexual exploitation “summit”

Cheshire’s Police Crime Commissioner has taken a swipe at Cheshire East Council’s leader for missing a key “summit” on tackling child sexual exploitation.

Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said it was “disappointing” that Cllr Michael Jones had not attended the meeting.

October 9, 2014
Campaign launched to save Nantwich Jobcentre from closure

Campaign launched to save Nantwich Jobcentre from closure

Union bosses in Cheshire have launched a petition to save Nantwich Jobcentre threatened with closure.

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) in Cheshire say the centre, on Swine Market, must remain open.

October 1, 2014
Nantwich primaries cope with boom in school meals demand

Nantwich primaries cope with boom in school meals demand

Nantwich MP Edward Timpson visited a local primary school to see how it is coping with a boom in demand for school meals.

New Government policy of free meals for all year 1 and 2 pupils has seen many primary schools providing scores more meals every day.

September 23, 2014
Council bosses mount High Court challenge over Moorfields appeal in Willaston

Council bosses mount High Court challenge over Moorfields appeal in Willaston

Council bosses are to mount a High Court challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to allow 170 new homes in Willaston, Nantwich.

Cheshire East Council has decided to fight the ruling after Government planning inspector Alan Boyland upheld an appeal made by Bloor Homes to develop land at Moorfields, Willaston.

September 17, 2014
Councillors vow to fight Welshmans Lane housing plan in Nantwich

Councillors vow to fight Welshmans Lane housing plan in Nantwich

Councillors are to fight revamped plans to demolish a cottage and build 19 new homes on narrow Welshmans Lane in Nantwich.

Renew Land Developments Ltd want to knock down Greenbank Cottage and build 19 new properties.

September 9, 2014
Government delays Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry ruling again

Government delays Muller Homes Nantwich inquiry ruling again

The Government has delayed again a ruling on the controversial Muller Homes’ bid to build 1,100 homes on green fields in Stapeley, Nantwich.

A report from a public inquiry into Muller’s appeals was presented to the Secretary of State earlier this year.

September 1, 2014
UKIP councillors in Crewe and Nantwich welcome Carswell defection

UKIP councillors in Crewe and Nantwich welcome Carswell defection

UKIP councillors in Crewe and Nantwich said today a Tory MP’s defection to their party is a “fantastic boost”.

Douglas Carswell (pictured) announced today he has quit as a Conservative MP for Clacton, resigned from the party and defected to UKIP.

August 28, 2014
South Cheshire public “misled” over dementia care council hearing

South Cheshire public “misled” over dementia care council hearing

A Wistaston councillor has accused opposition of “misleading” the public over a Cheshire East Council hearing on dementia care.

Cllr Margaret Simon hit out after a “call-in” by Labour opposition over Cheshire East’s new plan for dementia care over next few years.

August 9, 2014
Government backs new University Technical College for South Cheshire

Government backs new University Technical College for South Cheshire

Nantwich and Crewe youngsters will benefit from a new University Technical College in South Cheshire.

The Government has announced the move and believes the college, called UTC Crewe, will boost the region’s engineering skills.

August 6, 2014
Nantwich residents can quiz Cheshire East bosses over Local Plan

Nantwich residents can quiz Cheshire East bosses over Local Plan

Nantwich residents can interrogate Cheshire East Council bosses on how robust they feel the new Local Plan is.

The Local Plan document sets out the council’s case for sustainable economic growth over the next 15 years.

August 1, 2014