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CEC leader vows to focus on “vulnerable” in finalising financial plans

CEC leader vows to focus on “vulnerable” in finalising financial plans

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran says the authority will remain “dedicated to minimising the impact on the most vulnerable” when finalising its financial plans.

He added that the Covid pandemic has put the council “under acute financial pressure”.

January 6, 2021
Town councillors clash over 42.5% Council Tax rise for Nantwich residents

Town councillors clash over 42.5% Council Tax rise for Nantwich residents

Nantwich residents are facing a 42.5% rise in their Town Council tax base after councillors voted through a controversial budget plan tonight (December 10).

It means all properties facing a £1 per week increase in the town council portion of their bill from April 2021.

December 10, 2020
Cheshire East Council launches Budget Consultation Report for 2021 to 2025

Cheshire East Council launches Budget Consultation Report for 2021 to 2025

Cheshire East Council has launched a public consultation on a planned four-year budget from 2021-2025.

And the proposal sets out potential rising Council Tax and cuts as the authority says it faces major costs caused by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

December 8, 2020
Planned Council Tax hikes for Cheshire East set to be unveiled

Planned Council Tax hikes for Cheshire East set to be unveiled

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nantwich residents will soon learn of any potential Council Tax rises as Cheshire East councillors look set to approve a timescale for unveiling its next budget.

Members will discuss the latest update of the borough’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) at this week’s cabinet meeting.

November 10, 2020
Councils like Cheshire East face massive budget shortfalls, stats show

Councils like Cheshire East face massive budget shortfalls, stats show

Cheshire East Council is facing a massive £41 million budget shortfall this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new statistics revealed today.

And it could be one of many authorities considering a S114 notice – which effectively declares those authorities bankrupt.

June 25, 2020
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