Politics

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.

January 28, 2013
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
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.

January 17, 2013
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.

January 15, 2013
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.

January 15, 2013
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
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
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.

January 8, 2013
“Nantwich Partnership” leaders’ bid to boost town centre image

“Nantwich Partnership” leaders’ bid to boost town centre image

Leaders of the new “Nantwich Partnership” fear the historic centre is falling behind more modern towns in Cheshire. They spoke out as they called for Nantwich Town Council to support their bid to boost the look of the town.

January 8, 2013
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
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.

December 24, 2012
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.

December 17, 2012
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