Post Tagged with: "budget"

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has employed a company to review its home to school transport provision as the cost soars.

The council says the costs of travel support for children and young people have increased significantly over recent years and are continuing to put pressure on its budget.

May 21, 2022
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: Balancing the Budget – time for a wider view

Dear Editor,
So the Cheshire East Council budget has now been set, a complex document that will bill residents another 2.99% council tax and describes which services will be delivered.

But the legal obligation of councils to deliver a balanced budget, inevitably results in the annual ‘turbulence’ of councillor, accountancy and political opinion as experienced this week.

February 27, 2022
Cheshire East Council rubber stamps 2.99% Council Tax rise despite opposition

Cheshire East Council rubber stamps 2.99% Council Tax rise despite opposition

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has rubber stamped a council tax rise of 2.99% during a heated debate at budget meeting.

The ruling Labour/Independent group said they had produced a balanced budget and highlights included an extra £19m being ploughed into highways maintenance over the next three years.

February 27, 2022
READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader “berated” residents at Budget meeting

READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader “berated” residents at Budget meeting

Dear Editor,
We had an interesting meeting at Cheshire East Council (24/2/22) when the members were called to debate and discuss the budget for 2022/23.

Sadly, the first hurdle we had to cross was the unpleasant behaviour of the leader, Cllr Sam Corcoran, as he berated the residents who attended to speak at question time.

February 25, 2022
£7 million for Cheshire East roads in 2022-23 amid councillor warnings

£7 million for Cheshire East roads in 2022-23 amid councillor warnings

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council needs to invest as much as it can now to improve its highways to avoid closing unsafe roads in the future, a councillor warned.

It comes as the authority has included £7 million in its capital programme in 2022/3 for highways.

February 13, 2022
Cheshire East Council Tax hike of 2.99% set to be approved

Cheshire East Council Tax hike of 2.99% set to be approved

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Council tax payers in Cheshire East look set for a 2.99% hike from April adding £47.21 a year to a bill for a Band D property.

Members of the corporate policy committee agreed to recommend that full council approves the increase as part of its budget for 2022/3.

February 13, 2022
PCSO numbers could be slashed in Cheshire to free up £1.3 million

PCSO numbers could be slashed in Cheshire to free up £1.3 million

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire’s police commissioner could cut the number of PCSOs by slashing £1.3m off that part of the budget and using the cash to fund other police officers.

PCC John Dwyer stressed there would be no redundancies and losses would be through “natural wastage”.

February 8, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Is CEC “Hiding the Rough with the Smooth?”

READER’S LETTER: Is CEC “Hiding the Rough with the Smooth?”

Dear Editor,
It’s ‘Budget’ time again at Cheshire East.

Public consultations are over, last year’s performances have been checked and new budget proposals examined.

February 1, 2022
Five days for residents to have say on Cheshire Police budget

Five days for residents to have say on Cheshire Police budget

Residents in Crewe and Nantwich have a few days left to make their views known on the level of council tax people pay for their police service.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer’s survey will close at midday on Tuesday January 25.

January 20, 2022
Cheshire East urged to plough £2.7m more into highways budget

Cheshire East urged to plough £2.7m more into highways budget

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are being urged to plough an extra £2.7 million into its highways budget amid claims the council has lost interest in looking after its transport infrastructure.

The highways and transport committee voted yesterday (January 13) to ask for the cash.

January 14, 2022
Cheshire Crime Commissioner survey on plans to raise police council tax

Cheshire Crime Commissioner survey on plans to raise police council tax

By Mark Smith, local democracy reporter
Council tax payers across Cheshire could be asked to stump up more cash to help fund policing.

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has launched a survey seeking views of residents on raising the police precept – the component of Council Tax which helps fund Cheshire Constabulary – by 83p a month.

January 5, 2022
FEATURE: 5 tips for balancing your budget without using credit cards

FEATURE: 5 tips for balancing your budget without using credit cards

You have to draw up a personal budget if you want to get on top of your debt.

It might be tedious and difficult to do, but it is important.

December 15, 2021
Cheshire East forecasts £2.2 million “overspend” for 2021-22

Cheshire East forecasts £2.2 million “overspend” for 2021-22

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is forecasting a £2.2m overspend at the end of the financial year – that’s 0.7 per cent of the budget.

Children and family services has overspent its budget again – something members of the council’s finance sub-committee had raised concerns about.

December 3, 2021