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Plans for parking charges in ‘free’ towns scrapped by Cheshire East

Plans for parking charges in ‘free’ towns scrapped by Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans to introduce parking charges in towns where it is currently free, have been controversially scrapped by Cheshire East Council.

If approved, charges would have been introduced in Middlewich, Alsager, Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and other towns in line with Nantwich, Crewe, and Macclesfield.

September 22, 2021
Car parking charges to be widened to current CEC “free” towns

Car parking charges to be widened to current CEC “free” towns

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Car parking charges look set to be introduced in Middlewich, Sandbach, Alsager and other Cheshire East towns which are free at the moment.

Sunday charging is also on the cards, with Cheshire East planning to introduce a flat £1 rate for stays longer than an hour across all council-owned paying car parks in the borough on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

September 14, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC Car Parking Review – will charges go up or down?

READER’S LETTER: CEC Car Parking Review – will charges go up or down?

Dear Editor,
Looking forward to the Highways and Transport Committee meeting due to be held on 21st September I wonder if the already delayed car parking strategy will make it onto the agenda.

If so, I wonder what it will seek to impose on us?

September 8, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: CEC telecare charges debate “not simple”

Dear Editor,
19th July 2021: “Anger over Cheshire East Consultation to charge over 85’s for alarms” (Belinda Ryan)

I read this article with interest – after all, I was the Cabinet member in 2015 who oversaw the implementation of this policy.

July 20, 2021
90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

90-year-old’s anger over CEC telecare charging plans

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A 90-year-old woman has blasted Cheshire East Council proposals to charge over 85s for a lifeline care alarm service which is currently free.

Cheshire East is consulting with residents on proposals to introduce a £5 a week charge for the telecare service which, at present, is free to residents aged 85 and over if they live alone.

July 19, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Crewe shoppers “ripped off” over car park charges

READER’S LETTER: Crewe shoppers “ripped off” over car park charges

Dear Editor,
Crewe shoppers and visitors are being exploited and ripped off by the Labour run Cheshire East Council on car park charges.

Crewe pays the highest parking fees in Cheshire East but in NINE other towns (Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich, Handforth, Prestbury, Poynton, Bollington, Disley and Holmes Chapel) motorists pay NOTHING to park.

April 13, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Remove car parking charges to boost town economy

READER’S LETTER: Remove car parking charges to boost town economy

Dear Editor,
Remove car parking charges, in Nantwich, for three months to stimulate the Town’s Economy.

We have been extremely fortunate that, in recent years, Nantwich has weathered challenging economic conditions.

March 3, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Cheshire East Conservatives bid to scrap parking charges over Christmas

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A bid to scrap car park charges in Cheshire East towns like Nantwich and Crewe over Christmas has been brought forward by the council’s Conservative group.

Conservative leader Cllr Janet Clowes has proposed a motion for this week’s full CEC council meeting, which has been seconded by deputy leader Cllr Stewart Gardiner.

December 14, 2020
Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors across Crewe and Nantwich today urged residents to take part in a Cheshire East Council public consultation on plans to revamp car parking provision and parking charges.

Authority chiefs say results will influence plans on changes to parking provision and charges as well as “inform the future direction of how to improve transport, walking and cycling in our towns”.

November 23, 2020
Cash payments for Nantwich car parks to be reintroduced on August 17

Cash payments for Nantwich car parks to be reintroduced on August 17

Cheshire East Council is to re-introduce cash payments at its car parks from Monday August 17.

The move comes amid mounting anger from residents and local businesses in Nantwich ever since charges were brought back in June after a temporary lockdown suspension.

August 14, 2020
Leighton Hospital parking charges to be reintroduced from August 1

Leighton Hospital parking charges to be reintroduced from August 1

Parking charges for most patients and visitors to Leighton Hospital will be reinstated this Saturday August 1 following their temporary suspension during the coronavirus pandemic.

July 28, 2020
READER’S LETTER: Four free parking days by CEC just “a sop” to critics

READER’S LETTER: Four free parking days by CEC just “a sop” to critics

Dear Editor,
Labour-run Cheshire East Council are going to allow just four free days of parking in Crewe and Nantwich a year.

This is just a sop to the mountain of criticism the Labour Council has received from ‘Putting Crewe First’ and many others, for re-introducing car park charges after the lockdown.

July 27, 2020
Andrew Martin and Peter Groves

READER’S LETTER: CEC “huge mistake” with thoughtless parking charges

Dear Editor,
We wholeheartedly agree with our fellow Nantwich Town Councillor, Cllr David Marren, regarding the recent payment changes Cheshire East Council has made to its Pay and Display Machines on its car parks.

July 21, 2020