Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Highways workers fill in drains as well as potholes in Nantwich

Ham-fisted highways workers have filled in two potholes in Nantwich – along with most of the drainage covers next to them!

These pictures show how clumsy workers filled in the potholes at the side of a busy Nantwich road, and ended up covering most of the adjacent drainage lids.

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

Cheshire East roads could get worse next winter, councillor fears

By Stephen Topping
Roads across South Cheshire could get a whole lot worse next winter.

That’s the warning from Cheshire East Council Conservative Cllr George Walton who says not enough work has been done to patch up the borough’s roads after last winter.

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

Cheshire East Council chiefs urged to scrap wheelie bin fee plan

By Stephen Topping
Councillors are urging Cheshire East Council not to go ahead with unpopular plans to charge up to £35 for replacement wheelie bins.

The local authority revealed plans to introduce charges for new and replacement bins in its budget for 2018-19.

June 19, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Former Cheshire East Council worker tells tribunal of “18 months of hell”

Former Cheshire East Council worker tells tribunal of “18 months of hell”

By Stephen Topping
Former Cheshire East Council employee Sue Wallace fought back tears as she asked why she would put herself through “18 months of hell” just to lie at her employment tribunal.

The former HR officer, of Connah’s Quay, has taken Cheshire East Council to an employment tribunal after her employment came to an end on December 31, 2016 – just weeks after trying to raise concerns through the whistle-blowing procedure.

June 14, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Tribunal involving Cheshire East Council continues despite witness marriage to judge

Tribunal involving Cheshire East Council continues despite witness marriage to judge

By Stephen Topping
A tribunal hearing involving Cheshire East Council and one of its former HR staff, could have been derailed after it emerged a witness was married to a judge.

Sue Wallace, a former HR officer from Connah’s Quay, took the case against Cheshire East Council after she was dismissed in December 2016.

June 11, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
£150,000 consultants will not solve Cheshire East Council bullying, says councillor

£150,000 consultants will not solve Cheshire East Council bullying, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
More than £150,000 being spent on consultants brought to rid Cheshire East Council of bullying will not solve the problem, the Labour group leader insists.

A report from the Local Government Association (LGA), commissioned by Cheshire East, found that almost a quarter of council staff were aware of workplace bullying in the second half of 2017.

May 30, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich foster couple join Cheshire East appeal to recruit more carers

Nantwich foster couple join Cheshire East appeal to recruit more carers

A Nantwich foster couple have backed a Cheshire East Council appeal to attract more families to become carers.

Karen and Robert Tulip, from Nantwich, already had children of their own before deciding to foster.

May 29, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Cheshire East Council says only 5% of rubbish makes landfill site

Cheshire East Council says only 5% of rubbish makes landfill site

By Stephen Topping
Less than five per cent of household rubbish in Crewe and Nantwich is now being sent to landfill, says Cheshire East Council.

They say their new Cledford Lane environmental hub near Middlewich has played a big part in cutting landfill amounts.

May 22, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in Cheshire East SEND services

Ofsted finds ‘serious weaknesses’ in Cheshire East SEND services

By Stephen Topping
Ofsted inspectors have criticised Cheshire East Council for “serious weaknesses” in its services for youngsters with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

Now the authority has to provide a ‘Written Statement’ to Ofsted to outline how it intends to improve.

May 14, 2018 5 comments Health, Human Interest, News, Politics
Churches Together in Nantwich to rehome Syrian refugee families

Churches Together in Nantwich to rehome Syrian refugee families

By Stephen Topping
Churches Together in Nantwich is one of the first community groups to secure funding to support and rehome Syrian refugee families.

Cheshire East Council this week agreed to let community sponsors apply to rehome refugee families in the borough.

Housing boss claims Cheshire East Council “misrepresents” new homes facts

Housing boss claims Cheshire East Council “misrepresents” new homes facts

A housing boss bidding to push through a 1,100-home ‘Nantwich South’ development in Stapeley, claims Cheshire East Council is ‘misrepresenting’ the facts about planning permissions for new homes.

Colin Muller says almost a quarter of the homes that the authority claims it has granted planning permission for were actually approved on appeal.

Family run farm in Marbury to become wedding venue

Family run farm in Marbury to become wedding venue

By Stephen Topping
A family-run farm in Marbury, near Wrenbury, could soon become home to a wedding venue after being granted a licence for music.

Grange Farm was given permission by Cheshire East Council for live and recorded music on Saturdays from 6pm to 12.30am.

April 30, 2018 0 comments Aston & Wrenbury, Village News
Bentley Motors set to get go ahead for Crewe site redevelopment

Bentley Motors set to get go ahead for Crewe site redevelopment

By Stephen Topping
Bentley Motors looks set to be given the green light by Cheshire East Council on its latest redevelopment plans for the Pyms Lane site in Crewe.

The firm, which employs thousands of people in Nantwich and Crewe, wants to build two, four-storey office blocks as part of its revamped campus.

April 24, 2018 1 comment Business, Business