Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

Cledford Hall transit site battle as latest travellers camp arrives in Nantwich

Cledford Hall transit site battle as latest travellers camp arrives in Nantwich

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Town councillors have vowed to take their fight against a Cledford Hall transit site for travellers to court as the 11th unauthorised encampment arrives on Barony Park in Nantwich.

August 21, 2019
Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A new school specialising in mental health will be built in Crewe after councillors unanimously approved the ‘fabulous’ plans.

Cheshire East Council was one of 14 local authorities chosen by Government last April to become home to a new free school for pupils with special educational needs or disability (SEND).

August 11, 2019
21 more homes approved by councillors for Nantwich countryside

21 more homes approved by councillors for Nantwich countryside

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have allowed 21 homes to be built in a patch of Nantwich countryside because the site is now surrounded by a major housing estate.

Cheshire East Council’s southern planning committee gave the green light for the development at Fields Farm, off Queens Drive, at today’s (August 7) meeting.

August 7, 2019
Cheshire East Council finance chief defends £21 million B&Q deal

Cheshire East Council finance chief defends £21 million B&Q deal

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s top finance officer insists the authority balanced risk with reward when deciding to buy Crewe’s B&Q for more than £20 million.

August 2, 2019
Police chief sympathy for residents over “emotive” Nantwich travellers saga

Police chief sympathy for residents over “emotive” Nantwich travellers saga

A Crewe and Nantwich police chief said  he has “sympathy” for residents suffering from unauthorised traveller encampments in the towns.

But Chief Inspector Simon Newell added that the police’s hands were largely tied.

July 31, 2019
Police probe land transaction deals around Middlewich bypass

Police probe land transaction deals around Middlewich bypass

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Police are investigating land transactions related to the planned Middlewich eastern bypass.

But Cheshire East Council insists it will not cause the project to be delayed.

July 31, 2019
Barony Park residents unveil plans for perimeter barriers to prevent encampments

Barony Park residents unveil plans for perimeter barriers to prevent encampments

Campaigners have drafted a 36-page report on how to protect Barony Park in Nantwich as residents witnessed the ninth unauthorised traveller encampment at the weekend.

July 29, 2019
Crewe & Nantwich MP puts pressure on council over “dangerous” bus station

Crewe & Nantwich MP puts pressure on council over “dangerous” bus station

Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith MP has increased the pressure on Cheshire East Council to make “dangerous” Crewe Bus Station an immediate priority.

She visited the bus station with a representative from the Crewe District Bus Users Group.

July 27, 2019
Better buses on agenda for Cheshire transport chiefs

Better buses on agenda for Cheshire transport chiefs

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Better buses are on the agenda for Cheshire with transport chiefs keen to see passenger numbers rise.

Members of the Cheshire and Warrington local transport body agreed on Thursday to work on developing a bus strategy for the area over the next year.

July 26, 2019
Council to play bigger role in HS2 design through Cheshire

Council to play bigger role in HS2 design through Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is set to play a key role in making decisions on HS2’s construction and design.

The council agreed on Thursday (July 18) to become a ‘qualifying authority’ for Phase 2a – the route between Crewe and Birmingham – in parts of the high-speed rail route that sit in the borough.

July 19, 2019
Crewe bus station death warning by Crewe and District Users Group

Crewe bus station death warning by Crewe and District Users Group

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Crewe bus station is an “absolute disgrace” and needs urgent attention before someone is hurt or even killed.

That was the stark warning made to councillors by Carol Jones of the Crewe and District Bus Users Group, which has monitored health and safety at the station over the past two years.

July 19, 2019
Shorter “dial-a-ride” bus hours will hit residents, Cheshire East councillors warn

Shorter “dial-a-ride” bus hours will hit residents, Cheshire East councillors warn

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Shorter hours for Cheshire East’s dial-a-ride bus service could leave some vulnerable residents cut off, councillors have warned.

Cheshire East Council-owned firm Transport Service Solutions (TSS) will take over the service, currently known as Little Bus, from private provider D&G Bus on Monday, August 5.

July 17, 2019
Councillors move closer to ending Cheshire East Council cabinet regime

Councillors move closer to ending Cheshire East Council cabinet regime

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The end of Cheshire East Council’s cabinet has moved a step closer.

Eight councillors from across the political spectrum are set to work together to iron out the details on how CEC will scrap the cabinet and replace it with a series of committees from next May.

July 17, 2019