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New Mayor elected for Cheshire East Council

New Mayor elected for Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council has elected its new mayor for the borough.​

Councillor Marilyn Houston, who represents Crewe West, was handed the chain of office by outgoing mayor Rod Fletcher as part of the ceremony in the Tenants’ Hall at Tatton Park.

May 19, 2024
Cash-strapped Cheshire East could close libraries, campaigners fear

Cash-strapped Cheshire East could close libraries, campaigners fear

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council could be looking to close four of its libraries to cut costs, campaigners fear.

It is feared that the libraries at Alderley Edge, Bollington, Disley and Handforth are all under threat of closure from next year.

May 2, 2024
93% of Cheshire East parents receive first preference primary school

93% of Cheshire East parents receive first preference primary school

Up to 93% of Cheshire East parents have received their first preference primary school for September 2024, the authority said.

The figures were revealed after parents and carers received their choices on national primary school offer day (April 16).

April 18, 2024
LETTER: Excellent job on “the Promenade” in Nantwich

LETTER: Excellent job on “the Promenade” in Nantwich

Dear Editor,
It has taken a while but the Borough Council have done an excellent job in restoring and improving ‘the Promenade’ – that area of paving overlooking the old mill race, opposite the Castle Court flats on Waterlode, near the footway to Mill Island.

April 14, 2024
CEC has saved just £35,000 in cutting back “cost of democracy”

CEC has saved just £35,000 in cutting back “cost of democracy”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has so far achieved just £35,000 of the £135,000 savings it hoped to make by cutting back on the ‘cost of democracy’.

The council agreed in February 2023 to reduce the cost of democracy by £135,000 by reviewing the number of committees, reducing use of external venues, freezing councillor allowances and reducing travel and printing costs.

March 23, 2024
CEC forced to push back carbon neutral 2025 target

CEC forced to push back carbon neutral 2025 target

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Ambitious plans for Cheshire East Council to be carbon neutral by 2025 are unachievable and have now been pushed back to 2027.

The council made the 2025 commitment in May 2019 and the following year outlined how this would be achieved.

March 5, 2024
94% of Cheshire East parents receive first choice secondary school

94% of Cheshire East parents receive first choice secondary school

Education bosses say 94% of parents in Cheshire East received their first preference secondary school on national secondary school offer day.

More than 4,900 applications were received from parents and carers whose children will be moving up to secondary school in Cheshire East in September 2024.

March 2, 2024
LETTER: CEC should be ashamed over Crewe’s Old Baths

LETTER: CEC should be ashamed over Crewe’s Old Baths

Dear Editor,
The old Crewe Baths in Flag Lane have now been abandoned for EIGHT YEARS and they are in a deplorable state.

It is an art deco, listed building that is part of Crewe’s heritage and history.

February 25, 2024
flooding in Nantwich in October 2019

Anger over CEC failure to publish report into 2019 Nantwich flooding

A Nantwich resident has blasted Cheshire East Council for failing to publish its investigation into a serious flooding event – more than four years ago!

Trevor Evans was one of a number of residents and businesses who suffered when River Weaver burst its banks in October 2019 after days of torrential rain.

January 18, 2024
CEC still in talks over HS2 compensation amid bankruptcy fears

CEC still in talks over HS2 compensation amid bankruptcy fears

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is to continue negotiating with the Government for compensation after the scrapping of HS2, amid fears the cancellation of the northern leg could plunge the council into financial crisis.

The council had already invested £11m in preparations for HS2 coming to Crewe.

December 19, 2023
Cheshire East to stage free holiday activities for some children

Cheshire East to stage free holiday activities for some children

Thousands of free places for activities over the Christmas school holidays are available for Cheshire East children eligible for income-related free school meals.

Cheshire East Council is working with schools, childcare providers and community and voluntary organisations to organise free activities which are now available to book in a new online system.

December 11, 2023
Cheshire East Council looks to slash costs of meetings

Cheshire East Council looks to slash costs of meetings

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East could slash travel expense costs, save time and reduce its carbon footprint if fewer officers and visiting councillors attended meetings in person, the deputy leader said.

Cllr Craig Browne questioned why some of the council’s officers could not attend meetings remotely.

December 3, 2023
Cheshire East appoints Rob Polkinghorne as new permanent chief executive

Cheshire East appoints Rob Polkinghorne as new permanent chief executive

Cheshire East Council is set to appoint Rob Polkinghorne as its new permanent chief executive, the authority has announced today.

The council’s appointments committee is due to recommend Mr Polkinghorne as the preferred candidate in a report to full council.

November 30, 2023