Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

Cheshire East Council has £33 million of developers’ money in coffers

Cheshire East Council has £33 million of developers’ money in coffers

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is sitting on more than £33 million of section 106 money from developers, with some money dating back from a planning application 28 years ago.

A freedom of information request has revealed the authority currently has a staggering £33,428,764 in unspent funds, having collected £39.7 million of such contributions since 2010.

December 4, 2020
£588,000 grant to boost cycling and walking in Cheshire East

£588,000 grant to boost cycling and walking in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council is to develop new schemes to promote cycling and walking in the borough after being awarded £588,000 by the government.

The grant follows a bid by the council for a second phase of “active travel” funding from Department for Transport.

November 28, 2020
Cheshire East sees rise in illegal and anti-social parking in lockdown

Cheshire East sees rise in illegal and anti-social parking in lockdown

More inconsiderate drivers are parking illegally and irresponsibly across Cheshire East, council chiefs say.

Cheshire East Council says there has been a rise in reported cases of “illegal and irresponsible parking” during the latest lockdown.

November 16, 2020
Cheshire East Council Leader nets almost £40,000 in allowances, figures show

Cheshire East Council Leader nets almost £40,000 in allowances, figures show

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council Leader Cllr Sam Corcoran received £39,076 in allowances last year — making him the best remunerated councillor in the borough.

Deputy leader Cllr Craig Browne received the next highest amount, taking home £29,177, latest figures show.

November 13, 2020
Rural bus route for villages near Nantwich reinstated by council

Rural bus route for villages near Nantwich reinstated by council

Saturday bus services connecting rural villages to Nantwich have been reinstated, says Cheshire East Council.

The 70 and 72 services will now give people living in Wrenbury, Audlem, Aston and Bunbury a route in to Nantwich.

November 3, 2020
More than 500 children in care in Cheshire East borough

More than 500 children in care in Cheshire East borough

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than 500 children in Cheshire East are now being cared for by the council, latest figures show.

A Freedom of Information request to the authority reveals 535 youngsters are designated “looked after children” by CEC, with 269 aged 12 or over.

October 28, 2020
School application process opens for 2021 in Cheshire East

School application process opens for 2021 in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council has opened school applications for primary and secondary places in September 2021.

Parents are being urged to complete their applications before the deadlines of October 31 for secondary and January 15 for primary.

October 14, 2020
Cheshire East second “local plan” blueprint passed by Cabinet

Cheshire East second “local plan” blueprint passed by Cabinet

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A controversial plan for development in Cheshire East has been passed by council cabinet and will go out for public consultation.

October 7, 2020
Cheshire East spends nearly £1.4 million on agency workers

Cheshire East spends nearly £1.4 million on agency workers

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than £1.3 million was spent on agency social workers by Cheshire East Council last year.

A Freedom of Information request to the council shows that officials sanctioned a £1,370,528 spend on agency social workers in the 2019-20 municipal term.

October 4, 2020
Cheshire East Council applies for more “enforcement powers” from Government

Cheshire East Council applies for more “enforcement powers” from Government

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Leaders of Cheshire East Council have applied for extra “enforcement powers” from the government in its fight against coronavirus.

CEC has confirmed it wants additional measures to be put in place and has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

September 30, 2020
Just two fly-tipping fines issued by Cheshire East in 2019-20

Just two fly-tipping fines issued by Cheshire East in 2019-20

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Just two fines were issued by Cheshire East Council for fly-tipping last year, it has been revealed.

A Freedom of Information request to the council showed that in 2019/20, two fines were issued but only one was paid.

September 27, 2020
Cheshire East Council seeks clarity over use of COVID-secure marshals

Cheshire East Council seeks clarity over use of COVID-secure marshals

Cheshire East Council is unlikely to employ Boris Johnson’s Covid-secure “marshals” unless they are fully funded by Whitehall, says the authority.

The Prime Minister said last week that the so-called marshals would be used in towns and cities across the UK to help enforce the new ‘rule of six’ social distancing restrictions.

September 14, 2020
Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents’ victory as school routes restored for post 16 Audlem pupils

Parents have scored a major victory in a battle to restore bus services for sixth form students in Audlem travelling to schools in Nantwich.

Our story earlier this week and parental pressure on Cheshire East Council has prompted swift action after we revealed up to 30 post-16 students were left stranded with no way to get to school.

September 10, 2020