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Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

Cheshire East bus services under threat due to budget, leaders warn

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have ruled out protecting bus subsidies in their next council budget.

Currently, the authority spends £1.7 million on subsidising 12 routes across the borough.

September 11, 2020
Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents have scored a major victory in a battle to restore bus services for sixth form students in Audlem travelling to schools in Nantwich.

Our story earlier this week and parental pressure on Cheshire East Council has prompted swift action after we revealed up to 30 post-16 students were left stranded with no way to get to school.

September 10, 2020
Cheshire East Council to restart FlexiLink and Shopmobility services

Cheshire East Council to restart FlexiLink and Shopmobility services

Cheshire East Council is to restart its FlexiLink bus and Shopmobility services from August 3.

There will be new safety measures and restrictions to ensure the risks of spreading Covid-19 are minimised.

July 24, 2020
New travel system launched for Cheshire East’s elderly users

New travel system launched for Cheshire East’s elderly users

Cheshire East Council says a new system will make it easier for older and more vulnerable residents to apply for concessionary travel passes.

The authority and its transport company, Transport Service Solutions (TSS), have launched a new online application portal on the council’s website.

July 2, 2020
Cheshire East bus network review to undergo fresh review

Cheshire East bus network review to undergo fresh review

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Another review of Cheshire East’s bus network is on the cards – two years after the last one saw evening and weekend services axed.

Cheshire East Council has faced repeated calls to reinvest in bus services since the last review in 2018, which led to the council cutting £1 million from its subsidised bus budget.

January 26, 2020
South Cheshire town and parish councils “invited” to help fund bus network

South Cheshire town and parish councils “invited” to help fund bus network

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Town and parish councils are being invited to chip in alongside Cheshire East Council to help improve the borough’s bus network.

CEC recently confirmed it is working with neighbouring Cheshire West and Chester Council to fund a Sunday service for Crewe, Shavington, Leighton Hospital, Middlewich, Winsford and Northwich.

January 15, 2020
Councils agree to new Sunday bus service to Leighton Hospital

Councils agree to new Sunday bus service to Leighton Hospital

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Two Cheshire councils have agreed to work together to support a Sunday bus service connecting mid Cheshire to Leighton Hospital and Crewe from next February.

December 20, 2019
Readers’ Letters: Public services in Nantwich need support

Readers’ Letters: Public services in Nantwich need support

Dear Editor
I want to write a short letter in favour of public services in my area.
All my life I have lived around Nantwich.

November 29, 2019
Councillors call for action to improve Cheshire East bus services

Councillors call for action to improve Cheshire East bus services

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors are calling for Cheshire East’s bus service to be improved – less than two years after council chiefs swung the axe on some subsidised routes.

Cheshire East Council stopped funding evening subsidised bus services and some weekend services from April 2018 in a move that saved the authority £1 million.

November 13, 2019
Cheshire East Council to provide Pride in the Park bus service

Cheshire East Council to provide Pride in the Park bus service

Visitors to this year’s Pride in the Park in South Cheshire will be able to use free transport to and from the event.

The service, provided by Cheshire East Council’s Transport Service Solutions company, will offer free buses from both Cheshire College South and West and Crewe train station into Queens Park, Crewe.

June 10, 2019
Bus passengers in South Cheshire could receive lower fares under new scheme

Bus passengers in South Cheshire could receive lower fares under new scheme

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Bus passengers could soon face lower fares and simpler ticketing rules thanks to a project being developed across the north.

Cllr Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, told members at Cheshire East Council cabinet meeting that “smart ticketing” is due to be rolled out on local buses over the next two years.

February 7, 2019
Nantwich bus service to Leighton Hospital saved by Mikro Coaches

Nantwich bus service to Leighton Hospital saved by Mikro Coaches

A vital bus service linking Nantwich residents to Leighton Hospital has been saved from the axe.

The 78 bus service was being cut by D&G Bus from July 22, a move which angered many users needing it to get to and from the hospital.

July 2, 2018
Nantwich Film Club to host third Nantwich Film Festival next month

Nantwich Film Club to host third Nantwich Film Festival next month

The Nantwich Film Club is hosting the 3rd Nantwich Film Festival between May 19 and 27.

This year’s “cinematic extravaganza” will be taking place at a variety of venues across the town.

April 24, 2018