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Erika Wenzel with the Mayor and her Consort

READER’S LETTER: Leader of Cheshire East Council is “rattled”

Dear Editor

At last Tuesday’s virtual Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet meeting, I was outraged to have to listen to the Labour Leader of the Council, Cllr Sam Corcoran, launch into a tirade blaming the previous Conservative administration for the Well Managed Highways Infrastructure Policy which his own Cabinet team had only recently unanimously voted through

May 14, 2020
READER’S LETTER: This CEC Council Leader is “out of tune”

READER’S LETTER: This CEC Council Leader is “out of tune”

Dear Editor,
Did my ears deceive me or did Cllr Sam Corcoran, Leader of Cheshire East Council, inform his Cabinet (on Tues May 5) and his residents how marvellous it is to ride his bike on empty roads in lovely clean air?

May 7, 2020
Cheshire East Council to stage first “virtual” Cabinet meeting

Cheshire East Council to stage first “virtual” Cabinet meeting

Cheshire East Council is to stage its first “virtual” Cabinet meeting on May 5 – and you can tune in and watch!

April 28, 2020
Cheshire East moves closer to scrapping Cabinet system

Cheshire East moves closer to scrapping Cabinet system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has taken a big step towards scrapping its cabinet – but there are concerns that coronavirus COVID-19 could delay the process.

March 23, 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
Plans to scrap Cheshire East Council Cabinet delayed by 12 months

Plans to scrap Cheshire East Council Cabinet delayed by 12 months

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Plans to scrap Cheshire East Council’s cabinet in May and replace it with a series of decision-making committees have been pushed back by 12 months.

Councillors agreed last May that CEC should work towards introducing the new system for 2020-21, but a first proposal for how that could be carried out was turned down last November.

January 30, 2020
First proposal for ditching Cheshire East Council cabinet turned down

First proposal for ditching Cheshire East Council cabinet turned down

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A first proposal for how Cheshire East Council could ditch its cabinet in favour of a series of committees from next May has been turned down.

Following a petition last year and a manifesto commitment from independent councillors in May’s election, CEC agreed to work towards scrapping the cabinet at the May annual meeting.

November 25, 2019
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
Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

Nantwich leisure services to be upgraded after councillors pass plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Leisure facilities in Nantwich and four other towns are to be upgraded as part of a council scheme worth more than £12 million.

And work in Nantwich, given the thumbs up by councillors at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, will include fencing around Barony Park which local residents have been campaigning for to prevent unauthorised traveller camps.

October 9, 2019
Councillors move closer to ending Cheshire East Council cabinet regime

Councillors move closer to ending Cheshire East Council cabinet regime

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The end of Cheshire East Council’s cabinet has moved a step closer.

Eight councillors from across the political spectrum are set to work together to iron out the details on how CEC will scrap the cabinet and replace it with a series of committees from next May.

July 17, 2019
Cheshire East Council to press on with HS2 Crewe Hub plans

Cheshire East Council to press on with HS2 Crewe Hub plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has agreed to press ahead with plans to have the Crewe Hub HS2 up and running by 2027.

Cabinet members have unanimously approved plans to prepare a planning application for the station, which is expected to be submitted in summer 2020.

June 16, 2019
Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council is set to move to committee system of decision making after a notice of motion to move away from a ‘leader and cabinet’ model won support.

The notice of motion was brought by Cllr James Nicholas, deputy leader of the Independent group.

May 23, 2019
Cheshire East Tories reject call for changes to council committee system

Cheshire East Tories reject call for changes to council committee system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A plan to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run has been rebuffed by the ruling Conservative group – paving the way for a referendum.

Independent members – including two Nantwich councillors – wanted to see Cheshire East change from a cabinet-led system to a committee system of governance.

March 7, 2019