Politics

Nantwich Town Council misses out on New Homes Bonus funding

Nantwich Town Council misses out on New Homes Bonus funding

Nantwich Town Council has missed out on funds to pay for community projects under the New Homes Bonus scheme, councillors were told.

The council had submitted a number of bids for a share of the £162,000 pot made available under the New Homes Bonus fund by Cheshire East Council.

March 8, 2019
Cheshire East Tories reject call for changes to council committee system

Cheshire East Tories reject call for changes to council committee system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A plan to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run has been rebuffed by the ruling Conservative group – paving the way for a referendum.

Independent members – including two Nantwich councillors – wanted to see Cheshire East change from a cabinet-led system to a committee system of governance.

March 7, 2019
Cheshire East population grows older, but working-age numbers drop

Cheshire East population grows older, but working-age numbers drop

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s population is increasing and getting older, according to new research.

Figures presented to Cheshire East council’s strategic planning board shows the borough’s population has risen from 370,700 in 2011 to 378,800 in 2017.

March 1, 2019
Nantwich has second lowest vacant shops rate in Cheshire East

Nantwich has second lowest vacant shops rate in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Nantwich has the second lowest rate of vacant shops in Cheshire East.

But neighbouring Crewe along with Congleton have the highest rates of empty retail units, new figures have revealed.

February 28, 2019
Cheshire East “Little Bus” dial-a-ride service future uncertain amid budget cuts

Cheshire East “Little Bus” dial-a-ride service future uncertain amid budget cuts

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have begun to discuss the future of the ‘Little Bus’ with the dial-a-ride service facing a possible cut in the newly-approved budget.

Cheshire East’s full council approved the Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for 2019 to 2022 – including next year’s budget – at Thursday’s meeting.

February 23, 2019
Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Cheshire East will face an increase in Council Tax from April after members approved the budget for next year.

A 2.99 per cent tax increase will come into effect – with the bill for a Band D property rising from £1,404.28 to £1,446.27.

February 23, 2019
Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Cheshire East residents who face higher car parking fees have forked out more than £360 for the Council Leader to park her car in the past three years.

The figures – obtained through Freedom of Information – are revealed on the day Leader Cllr Rachel Bailey and her Conservative colleagues voted to increase car parking charges across the borough.

February 21, 2019
Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Nantwich and Crewe are urging MPs to get behind plans to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run ahead of a crucial meeting.

Members of the Independent group, including Nantwich councillors Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill, have secured a special council meeting on March 5 to debate whether to change from a cabinet system to a committee system.

February 20, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Lord Adonis to speak in Nantwich on Brexit debate

Lord Adonis to speak in Nantwich on Brexit debate

Lord Adonis is to speak at an event in Nantwich on Sunday about the Brexit debate.

He will be at the Crewe Vagrants Sports Club in Willaston between 4-6pm.

February 15, 2019
Nantwich fly-tipping “disgraceful” as Cheshire East recruits officers

Nantwich fly-tipping “disgraceful” as Cheshire East recruits officers

Two officers have been recruited as part of Cheshire East Council’s bid to tackle fly-tipping and waste disposal issues in South Cheshire.

The move comes in a week when fly-tippers dumped a pile of domestic waste just yards from the airman’s memorial grave in Nantwich..

February 13, 2019
Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East Council has approved an increase in parking charges across the borough after making a few amendments to initial proposals.

The authority received 296 representations during a three-week consultation between November 28 and December 19.

February 8, 2019
Nantwich headteacher urges parents to sign funding petition

Nantwich headteacher urges parents to sign funding petition

A Nantwich secondary headteacher has called on parents to sign a national petition to help schools like his secure better funding.

David Cole, head of Brine Leas Academy, says his school is one of the worst off in Cheshire East.

February 7, 2019