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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
Nantwich fly-tipping “disgraceful” as Cheshire East recruits officers

Nantwich fly-tipping “disgraceful” as Cheshire East recruits officers

Two officers have been recruited as part of Cheshire East Council’s bid to tackle fly-tipping and waste disposal issues in South Cheshire.

The move comes in a week when fly-tippers dumped a pile of domestic waste just yards from the airman’s memorial grave in Nantwich..

February 13, 2019
Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East parking charge rises approved after public consultation

Cheshire East Council has approved an increase in parking charges across the borough after making a few amendments to initial proposals.

The authority received 296 representations during a three-week consultation between November 28 and December 19.

February 8, 2019
Bus passengers in South Cheshire could receive lower fares under new scheme

Bus passengers in South Cheshire could receive lower fares under new scheme

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Bus passengers could soon face lower fares and simpler ticketing rules thanks to a project being developed across the north.

Cllr Don Stockton, cabinet member for environment, told members at Cheshire East Council cabinet meeting that “smart ticketing” is due to be rolled out on local buses over the next two years.

February 7, 2019
Healthcare chiefs in South Cheshire voice fears over Cheshire East Council budget plans

Healthcare chiefs in South Cheshire voice fears over Cheshire East Council budget plans

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Officers in charge of buying healthcare across the borough have spoken out against the ‘scale of savings proposed’ in Cheshire East Council’s next budget.

The local authority ran its pre-budget consultation for 2019-20 last autumn, and revised proposals will be put before councillors later this month to be signed off.

February 5, 2019
Cheshire East Council chiefs aim to slash social worker caseloads

Cheshire East Council chiefs aim to slash social worker caseloads

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council chiefs are aiming to cut social workers’ caseloads in an effort to provide better support for vulnerable youngsters.

Figures presented to Cheshire East Council’s children and families overview and scrutiny committee on Monday show that the average caseload for social workers in the local authority’s ‘children in need’ and ‘child protection’ teams has remained static over the past year.

February 1, 2019
Councillor says £152,000 anti-bullying consultancy scheme at Cheshire East IS helping

Councillor says £152,000 anti-bullying consultancy scheme at Cheshire East IS helping

By Stephen Topping
A senior councillor has moved to reassure Cheshire East Council’s opposition leader that a costly workplace culture scheme is tackling bullying at the local authority.

Cheshire East Council paid consultancy firm Sticky Change £152,460 to help it work on a ‘brighter future together’ programme during 2018-19 – a scheme designed to improve the local authority’s workplace culture.

January 27, 2019
Cheshire East draws up “lessons learned” after spate of employment tribunals

Cheshire East draws up “lessons learned” after spate of employment tribunals

By Stephen Topping
Twenty-six ‘lessons learned’ – including issues surrounding whistle-blowing – have been considered by Cheshire East Council following recent employment tribunals.

The local authority has dealt with six employment tribunal claims in the past 12 months at a cost of £75,400 – and that figure is due to rise, with two of those claims still ongoing.

January 25, 2019
Nantwich residents blast Cheshire East Council over late delivery of paid-for wheelie bins

Nantwich residents blast Cheshire East Council over late delivery of paid-for wheelie bins

Angry Nantwich residents have rubbished Cheshire East Council for delays to the delivery of new wheelie bins they’ve had to fork out for.

The new £30 wheelie bin charge was brought in late last year, which families moving in to new developments like Stapeley Gardens and Kingsbourne are paying.

January 19, 2019
A500 dualling project in South Cheshire moves step closer

A500 dualling project in South Cheshire moves step closer

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Dualling of the A500 road between Crewe and the M6 motorway has moved a step closer to reality.

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet, at a meeting on Tuesday, gave its endorsement for work to progress on the scheme between junction 16 and the Meremoss roundabout.

January 17, 2019
Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East charges fifth highest fee for bulky waste collections in North West

Cheshire East Council charges one of the highest amounts in the North West for bulky household waste collections, an investigation has shown.

The BBC Shared Data Unit report shows CEC charging an average of £13.30 per item – or £40 for 3 items – which makes it the fifth most costly authority of 39 in the North West.

January 10, 2019
Almost 300 respond to Cheshire East Council car parking fee rise proposals

Almost 300 respond to Cheshire East Council car parking fee rise proposals

Almost 300 responses were made to Cheshire East Council’s public consultation over plans to increase car parking charges in the borough.

Under the plans, hourly parking rates could be increased by 10p on council-owned car parks, and residential parking permits will also go up.

January 9, 2019
Town and parish councils to earn Community Infrastructure Levy funds

Town and parish councils to earn Community Infrastructure Levy funds

Nantwich Town and parish councils could soon benefit from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge on housing and retail developments in 2019.

Cheshire East Council’s draft framework for the scheme has been largely endorsed.

December 28, 2018