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‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded and extended in Cheshire East

‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded and extended in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council’s ‘Little Bus’ service is to be upgraded and extended across a wider area from August.

Little Bus supports 600 regular users in the elderly, disabled and people who have no access to a scheduled service.

April 17, 2019
Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council has launched a new ‘whole family’ domestic abuse service.

The free service aims to offer expert service for families, adults, children and young people who are affected by abuse.

April 15, 2019
Nantwich Civic Society calls for action on town’s crumbling pavements

Nantwich Civic Society calls for action on town’s crumbling pavements

Disgruntled members of Nantwich Civic Society are aiming to ruffle Cheshire East Council feathers over the crumbling state of the town’s pavements.

They have launched their new “Puddleduck Campaign” to pressure the authority into much-needed repairs.

April 10, 2019
Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

Councillor issues roads warning despite more Government pothole cash for Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The Government has handed borough chiefs another funding boost to tackle potholes – but an opposition councillor warns some roads might never be restored.

Cheshire East Council has been given an extra £533,171 from the Department for Transport to improve the borough’s roads.

April 8, 2019
Full list of candidates unveiled for Cheshire East Council elections on May 2

Full list of candidates unveiled for Cheshire East Council elections on May 2

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The full list of candidates for next month’s Cheshire East Council elections have been confirmed.

Voters will head to the polls on Thursday May 2 to decide who they want to represent them on the borough council for the next four years.

April 4, 2019
Council and NHS bid to improve SEN services in Cheshire East

Council and NHS bid to improve SEN services in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Work is under way to improve services for youngsters with special educational needs (SEN) in Cheshire East following a damning inspection last year.

Cheshire East Council and local NHS providers were criticised following a joint inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Ofsted last March – with inspectors hitting out at ‘serious weaknesses’ in provision.

March 27, 2019
Nantwich residents urged to register for May 2 local elections

Nantwich residents urged to register for May 2 local elections

Nantwich residents are being urged to register to vote in the forthcoming local elections on May 2.

Those who are not registered will not be able to cast votes to elect councillors to represent them on Cheshire East Council as well on local town and parish councils.

March 9, 2019
Nantwich Town Council misses out on New Homes Bonus funding

Nantwich Town Council misses out on New Homes Bonus funding

Nantwich Town Council has missed out on funds to pay for community projects under the New Homes Bonus scheme, councillors were told.

The council had submitted a number of bids for a share of the £162,000 pot made available under the New Homes Bonus fund by Cheshire East Council.

March 8, 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
Cheshire East population grows older, but working-age numbers drop

Cheshire East population grows older, but working-age numbers drop

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s population is increasing and getting older, according to new research.

Figures presented to Cheshire East council’s strategic planning board shows the borough’s population has risen from 370,700 in 2011 to 378,800 in 2017.

March 1, 2019
Nantwich has second lowest vacant shops rate in Cheshire East

Nantwich has second lowest vacant shops rate in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Nantwich has the second lowest rate of vacant shops in Cheshire East.

But neighbouring Crewe along with Congleton have the highest rates of empty retail units, new figures have revealed.

February 28, 2019
Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Cheshire East residents who face higher car parking fees have forked out more than £360 for the Council Leader to park her car in the past three years.

The figures – obtained through Freedom of Information – are revealed on the day Leader Cllr Rachel Bailey and her Conservative colleagues voted to increase car parking charges across the borough.

February 21, 2019
Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Nantwich and Crewe are urging MPs to get behind plans to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run ahead of a crucial meeting.

Members of the Independent group, including Nantwich councillors Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill, have secured a special council meeting on March 5 to debate whether to change from a cabinet system to a committee system.

February 20, 2019