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FEATURE: How to send your kids back to school on a budget

FEATURE: How to send your kids back to school on a budget

With September just around the corner, it signals getting ready to send kids back to school.

It’s often an exciting time, but also an expensive one when you add up the cost of school supplies, a new backpack, lunchbox, and clothes.

August 17, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Wybunbury councillor calls for youth projects fund to be shared

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East councillor has called for £2 million allocated in the council budget for Crewe youth projects to be shared across the borough following the announcement of Crewe’s £22.9m “Town Deal”.

Conservative group leader Janet Clowes, of Wybunbury ward, has called on the council to “share the success” after an announcement that Crewe is one of the latest UK towns to successfully secure a ‘Town Deal’.

July 25, 2021
BUDGET 2021: Political and business reaction across Cheshire

BUDGET 2021: Political and business reaction across Cheshire

Conservative MPs in South Cheshire have welcomed today’s Budget – but CEC and business leaders say it does not go far enough to help the post-pandemic recovery.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP unveiled is eagerly-awaited Budget today as many families and businesses look for help to bounce back from the Covid lockdown of the past 12 months.

March 3, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East Council budget “unkind and uncaring”

READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East Council budget “unkind and uncaring”

Dear Editor,

I did not support Cheshire East Council’s budget for the following reasons:

This budget is unkind, this budget is uncaring.

February 21, 2021
CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Ward councillors in Cheshire East are to have an extra £4,200 to tackle issues like potholes from April.

As part of the Cheshire East 2021/22 budget, Cllr David Marren proposed an amendment to the finance plans which would see each member given ‘at least £4,200’ to tackle highway maintenance issues in their area.

February 18, 2021
Cheshire PCC’s funding boost for two victim support schemes in county

Cheshire PCC’s funding boost for two victim support schemes in county

Two support services for crime victims have been boosted by extra funding from Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

Those to benefit include a youth victim support service and the Rape and Sexual Assault Support Centre.

February 6, 2021
Cheshire East opposition leader slams council for “not sharing” budget plans

Cheshire East opposition leader slams council for “not sharing” budget plans

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Crucial Cheshire East Council budget plans were not shared with other councillors before going public, according to opposition leader Janet Clowes.

The council’s Labour-Independent cabinet revealed its proposed medium term financial strategy (MTFS) yesterday (January 26), which outlines the authority’s spending plans from 2021-25.

January 27, 2021
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