Post Tagged with: "budget"

Hope for fairer parking charges under new Cheshire East budget

Hope for fairer parking charges under new Cheshire East budget

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors are hoping fairer parking charges will be rolled out across Cheshire East after approving the council’s new budget for 2020-21.

The budget includes plans for a fresh parking strategy that is expected to see CEC rake in an extra £1.5 million by the end of 2021-22.

February 21, 2020
Uncertain future for Cheshire East budget, say bosses

Uncertain future for Cheshire East budget, say bosses

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are confident they will balance the books this financial year and next – but insist the future is less certain.

Authority staff were asked for cost-cutting ideas by Kath O’Dwyer, acting chief executive, last November as the council faced a £7.5 million overspend for 2019-20.

February 10, 2020
Nantwich residents to pay £10 extra for policing

Nantwich residents to pay £10 extra for policing

By Aran Dhillon
Residents across Cheshire are set to pay an extra £10 a year on average to fund policing.

It comes after it emerged that the “burden” of funding is shifting from central Government to taxpayers in the area.

February 7, 2020
Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club forced to scrap home competitions

Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club forced to scrap home competitions

Crewe & Nantwich Athletics Club have been told they can no longer host competitions because of the state of the council-owned Cumberland Arena track.

The news is a blow for the popular club which can host up to six major competitions every year.

February 5, 2020
Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

Cheshire East children’s services faces budget cut despite “requiring improvement”

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council children’s services could face a £167,000 budget cut – despite a recent Ofsted report saying it “requires improvement to be good”.

The proposed budget cut for “early help” children’s support in 2021-22 will not affect front-line services, councillors have been told.

January 14, 2020
Council accused of “blank cheque” to raise parking charges in Nantwich

Council accused of “blank cheque” to raise parking charges in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East Council executive has denied claims next year’s budget is a ‘blank cheque’ for raising car parking charges across Cheshire East.

Draft budget plans for 2020-21 that went out to public consultation said Cheshire East Council hopes to rake in up to £4.5 million by the end of 2023-24 after a review on car parking.

January 13, 2020
Cheshire East bosses face battle to tackle £7.5m budget overspend

Cheshire East bosses face battle to tackle £7.5m budget overspend

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs insist they can achieve their cost savings targets as they tackle a budget overspend estimated at £7.5 million.

Council members were warned about the funding gap for 2019-20 at last October’s full council meeting.

January 11, 2020
Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The councillor tasked with balancing Cheshire East Council’s books has hit back at claims the new administration is not planning for the future.

November 20, 2019
Cheshire East Council publishes draft budget plan for 2020-21

Cheshire East Council publishes draft budget plan for 2020-21

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have set out plans to balance the books next year.

Consultation has begun on the first draft budget to be drawn up by a non-Conservative administration in the council’s history after Labour and the Independent Group struck a deal following May’s local elections.

November 9, 2019
Nantwich residents face further tax rises by Cheshire East Council

Nantwich residents face further tax rises by Cheshire East Council

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Ratepayers in Nantwich and rest of Cheshire East are likely to face another council tax increase next from April 2020.

Consultation has started on Cheshire East Council’s draft budget plans for 2020-21.

November 3, 2019
South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

South and Mid Cheshire health chiefs to cut £20 million from budget

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs in mid and south Cheshire are set to cut more than £20 million from their budgets while transforming care in the community.

NHS South Cheshire CCG – which covers Crewe, Nantwich, Middlewich, Sandbach and Alsager – is aiming to cut £10.5 million from its budget by March 31 2020.

May 20, 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