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New parking charges across Cheshire East from July 8

New parking charges across Cheshire East from July 8

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
New parking charges which will see a hike in current fees on most Cheshire East Council car parks will come into force on July 8.

The new charges were voted through by the council’s highways and transport committee in January.

June 23, 2024
Cheshire East Conservatives challenge parking charges decision

Cheshire East Conservatives challenge parking charges decision

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Tories are challenging the decision to introduce parking charges in free towns and hike up prices in others saying flawed data was used and relevant information wasn’t considered.

Former council leader Rachel Bailey (Audlem, Con) has called-in last month’s highways committee decision to implement a new charging policy across Cheshire East and asked that it be referred to full council for further debate.

February 20, 2024
Cheshire East to consult on Sunday and evening parking charges

Cheshire East to consult on Sunday and evening parking charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is to consult the public on introducing Sunday and evening parking charges along with cashless machines after the move was backed by councillors.

The decision to hold a further public consultation was taken immediately after the highways and transport committee agreed to introduce parking charges in the currently ‘free’ towns and villages and hike up fees in those which already pay.

January 28, 2024
Cheshire East councillors approve controversial changes to parking charges

Cheshire East councillors approve controversial changes to parking charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Controversial plans to introduce parking charges in “free” towns and hike up prices in those which already pay have been backed by councillors.

Eleven members of Cheshire East’s highways and transport committee today (Thursday) voted in favour of implementing the new charges, with one voting against and one abstaining.

January 25, 2024
Suspended police officer from Nantwich faces June trial

Suspended police officer from Nantwich faces June trial

A police officer from Nantwich has appeared in court charged with three counts of assault and one of sexual assault.

Det Sgt Paul Whitehurst, 52, of Barony Road, who served With Warwickshire Police for 21 years, denied the charges at Chester Crown Court.

January 19, 2024
Cheshire East to keep “free after 3pm” car parking after public consultation

Cheshire East to keep “free after 3pm” car parking after public consultation

The “free after 3pm” car parking scheme on some Cheshire East Council car parks will be kept after the results of a public consultation.

But parking charges looks set to be introduced in most car parks where it is currently free, and charges may also be brought in on Sundays.

January 17, 2024
CEC staff to enjoy free parking as no charges planned for council car park

CEC staff to enjoy free parking as no charges planned for council car park

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has no plans to introduce parking charges on the council-owned staff car park in Sandbach – meaning its workers will continue to park free if others are charged.

The cash-strapped council has consulted with residents on plans to introduce charges in “free-parking” towns like Sandbach and to revise charges – mainly upwards – in those which already pay such as Nantwich.

November 13, 2023
Villagers to stage Audlem protest against Cheshire East parking charge plan

Villagers to stage Audlem protest against Cheshire East parking charge plan

Villagers in Audlem are to stage a march and protest this weekend against Cheshire East Council’s plan to introduce parking charges in the village.

The protest is set to take place at 11am on Saturday (November 4) starting at Tollgate Drive.

November 2, 2023
Love Lane parking meter - no sign

CEC has not costed how much to introduce parking charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has not priced up the costs of introducing charges on its free car parks – including having to buy and install meters.

The council is currently consulting with the public on proposals to introduce charges on most of its free car parks and to hike up the fees on most of those which already have pay and display, including Nantwich.

October 17, 2023
LETTER: The Cheshire East towns not paying a penny on parking

LETTER: The Cheshire East towns not paying a penny on parking

Dear Editor,
Crewe and Nantwich have paid many £MILLIONS in car parking charges since Labour-run Cheshire East was formed in 2009.

However, amazingly, since 2009, NINE towns in Cheshire East have not paid a penny in car park charges.

October 16, 2023
Annual Audlem events in jeopardy if car park charges introduced

Annual Audlem events in jeopardy if car park charges introduced

by Jonathan White
Organisers say the future of Audlem’s annual Party on the Park and Festival of Transport are in peril if proposed car parking charges go ahead.

Cheshire East Council are proposing car park charges to the Cheshire Street Public Car Park in Audlem.

October 14, 2023
LETTER: Why more traffic in Crewe and Nantwich than before pandemic?

LETTER: Why more traffic in Crewe and Nantwich than before pandemic?

Dear Editor,
Prior to Lockdown in March 2020, traffic was busy at rush hour throughout our area, Nantwich Road as an example etc.

Since we came out of the pandemic traffic queues have got much bigger, Nantwich Road from the B&Q roundabout to past Manor Road towards Nantwich are an example.

July 25, 2023
CEC deputy leader warning to towns with free car parking

CEC deputy leader warning to towns with free car parking

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s deputy leader has warned the days of a free lunch where some towns pay for parking and others don’t “has to become a thing of the past”.

Cllr Craig Browne, who heads up the council’s highways committee, was speaking as members voted in favour of reviewing parking charges across the borough and going out to public consultation.

July 24, 2023