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Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

Government pledges more pothole cash for Crewe and Nantwich’s crumbling roads

The Government will pay more than £1 million towards repairing Crewe and Nantwich’s pothole-plagued highways, it has emerged.

Cheshire East Council will receive the extra funds from the national Pothole Action Fund to tackle the borough’s potholes and road defects.

March 28, 2018 8 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East pays consultancy firm £150,000 to tackle ‘bullying’ culture

Cheshire East pays consultancy firm £150,000 to tackle ‘bullying’ culture

Cheshire East Council is paying more than £150,000 to a consultancy firm to help the authority tackle its ‘bullying’ culture.

‘Sticky Change’, a company that has worked with clients such as Everton FC, is to be paid £152,460 for a 12-month contract.

March 27, 2018 7 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council earn 14% less than men, pay gap report shows

Women at Cheshire East Council are earning 14.3% less than men on average, the authority’s gender pay gap report has revealed.

The report highlights the difference between the average earnings of its male and female employees.

March 26, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

Neuromuscular Centre bosses slam Cheshire East for scrapping funds

By Lewis Warner
Bosses of a charity which provides carer breaks for South Cheshire families, has slammed Cheshire East Council for scrapping their funding.

The Neuromuscular Centre is to lose its annual grant of up to £25,000 – less than half the £58,000 claimed by Cheshire East councillors in travel expenses alone in 2016-17.

March 23, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing Cheshire East schools to receive extra Government funding

Under-performing schools in Cheshire East could soon benefit from a share of more than £600,000 of Government funding.

Cheshire East Council has been awarded £638,452 to help boost primary and secondary schools in both the borough and neighbouring Cheshire West and Chester.

March 18, 2018 0 comments News, Politics, Schools & Colleges
New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

New HS2 hub station at Crewe to provide seven trains per hour, says Government

A new HS2 hub station in Crewe will provide seven high-speed trains per hour, the Government has announced.

The Department for Transport has published its results of the consultation ‘Crewe Hub: options for building on existing connectivity’ held in 2017.

Residents in Nantwich action group call for link road plan to be stopped

Residents in Nantwich action group call for link road plan to be stopped

Angry residents in Nantwich have demanded an application for a through road on their estate to be stopped because of what they believe was an inadequate “engagement exercise” by council chiefs.

Members of the Edmund Wright Way Taylor Drive Action Group (EWWTD) have called on Nantwich Town councillors to support their calls for plans to link the two roads to be stopped.

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

95% of pothole compensation claims rejected, says Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council road chiefs say there has been a “sharp decline” in compensation claims for pothole damage – and that 95% of claims are rejected.

They also believe the decline is due to the authority’s “co-ordinated and robust evidence-based approach to prevention, as well as repairs”.

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP Laura Smith praises Crewe UTC during college visit

MP for Crewe and Nantwich Laura Smith praised staff and students at the new Crewe UTC.

The first cohort of students are working hard at the new college where they use high tech facilities and equipment including the workshop, virtual reality engineering, mechatronics and the new Joseph Locke building.

Second public inquiry result on Muller Stapeley housing bid in the balance

Second public inquiry result on Muller Stapeley housing bid in the balance

The result of a second public inquiry into the Muller Property application for Stapeley could take as long as 10 weeks to be announced.

A four-day inquiry was held last week into the first phase proposal by Muller to build 189 houses, industrial units, space for a school, and access road off Peter de Stapleigh Way.

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Cheshire East highways bosses boost pothole repair team to tackle problem

Highways chiefs in Cheshire East have almost doubled the number of pothole repair teams in a bid to tackle the rapid rise in road defects.

Drivers are faced with hundreds of potholes on many journeys around Crewe and Nantwich, with major roads also badly affected.

February 14, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire Police Chief Constable to face gross misconduct hearing into series of allegations

Cheshire Police Chief Constable to face gross misconduct hearing into series of allegations

Cheshire Police’s suspended Chief Constable Simon Byrne is to face a two-week gross misconduct hearing into a catalogue of allegations unveiled for the first time today.

In a 21-page report into his conduct, Mr Byrne faces allegations that he “berated and belittled” senior civilian staff and officers, and allowed his children to access his Cheshire Police iPad.

February 7, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Crewe and Nantwich residents face Council Tax hike of 5.99%

Council Tax is set to rise by 5.99% this April – a higher increase than was proposed by Cheshire East Council just three months ago.

The authority’s Cabinet approved the move yesterday, claiming it is needed to “protect frontline services”.