Politics

Cheshire East Cabinet’s Rod Menlove quits over Lyme Green fiasco

Cheshire East Cabinet’s Rod Menlove quits over Lyme Green fiasco

A senior Cheshire East Cabinet member has resigned after a scathing report into the Lyme Green recycling plant fiasco. Work on the project had to be aborted after it breached EU regulations and was started before a planning application was submitted, costing taxpayers £800,000.

January 7, 2013 2 comments Environment, Latest, Politics
Draft Local Plan favours new “Green Belt” to protect Nantwich

Draft Local Plan favours new “Green Belt” to protect Nantwich

Nantwich will be protected by new Green Belt land east and west of the town, and see 1,000 homes built near Reaseheath rather than Stapeley. That’s according to a draft Cheshire East Council strategy now ready for public consultation.

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

MP Edward Timpson backs superfast broadband for rural Nantwich

Rural areas of Nantwich will get superfast broadband after the Government earmarked £3.24 million for Cheshire. The move has been welcomed by politicians who say it will help Crewe and Nantwich deliver jobs and boost growth.

Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Nantwich property owners warned in crackdown on “nuisance” homes

Owners of vacant homes in Nantwich are being warned by councillors to put their houses in order. Cheshire East Council is cracking down on what it calls “nuisance properties” in the area.

December 3, 2012 2 comments Environment, Latest, Politics
Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

Lights go down on Nantwich and surrounding villages

The lights are going down in Nantwich as part of cost-cutting measures by Cheshire East Council. Street lighting  is being removed and reduced on roads across the town and surrounding villages under new proposals.

New Cheshire Police Commissioner John Dwyer vows to deliver promises

New Cheshire Police Commissioner John Dwyer vows to deliver promises

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire has vowed to deliver his manifesto after being elected. Nantwich-based John Dwyer, a former Assistant Chief Constable, has promised to stick to the pledges made during his election campaign.

November 20, 2012 0 comments Crime, Latest, Politics
MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

MP Timpson backs Crewe and Nantwich “Green Gap” 4,000-name petition

A 4,000-name petition calling for the Green Gap around Nantwich and Crewe to be protected, has been backed by local MP Edward Timpson. Campaigners launched the “Save the Green Gap” effort in Willaston two years ago to safeguard the area from excessive urban development.

Nantwich-based ex councillor John Dwyer wins Cheshire PCC election

Nantwich-based ex councillor John Dwyer wins Cheshire PCC election

Nantwich-based John Dwyer has become Cheshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner. Conservative candidate Mr Dwyer, a former Crewe & Nantwich Borough councillor, won the election after today’s count.

November 16, 2012 2 comments Crime, Latest, Politics
Just 16% Cheshire East voters in Police Crime Commissioner election

Just 16% Cheshire East voters in Police Crime Commissioner election

Only one in six people in Nantwich voted in the Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election, it has emerged. The count for the election is due to get underway this afternoon (November 16) in Warrington.

November 16, 2012 2 comments Crime, Politics
MP Timpson welcomes rise in apprenticeships in Crewe and Nantwich

MP Timpson welcomes rise in apprenticeships in Crewe and Nantwich

Crewe & Nantwich MP Edward Timpson has welcomed the rise in apprenticeship positions across the borough. Latest figures show half a million people started an apprenticeship last year in the UK, and 1,490 of those were in Crewe and Nantwich.

October 26, 2012 0 comments Business, Latest, Politics
Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

Willaston councillor Brian Silvester to keep position despite conviction

A Willaston and Rope councillor convicted of breaching 11 fire safety regulations, will retain his position as an elected member. Cllr Brian Silvester was fined £45,000 after what fire chiefs said was one of the most serious breaches they’d dealt with.

Willaston councillor fined £45,000 for Shavington house fire safety breaches

Willaston councillor fined £45,000 for Shavington house fire safety breaches

A Willaston councillor has been fined £45,000 after admitting fire safety breaches at a property he rented out. Cllr Brian Silvester, who represents Willaston and Rope at Cheshire East, was fined at Chester Crown Court.

October 24, 2012 0 comments Crime, Politics, Shavington, Willaston & Rope
Independent bids for Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner post

Independent bids for Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner post

An Independent candidate for the new Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner role, has the backing of ex MP Martin Bell. Sarah Flannery launched her campaign alongside former Tatton MP Bell this month.

October 3, 2012 0 comments Latest, News, Politics