Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

Cheshire East Council chiefs leave air quality data investigation to police

Cheshire East Council chiefs leave air quality data investigation to police

By Stephen Topping
Cheshire East Council chiefs say they did all they could to try to get to the bottom of the air quality scandal before handing it to police.

Cheshire Police has been looking into the deliberate manipulation of Cheshire East Council’s air quality data over the past year after it was revealed that some figures between 2012 and 2014 were changed.

August 2, 2018 1 comment Human Interest, News, Politics
Auditors refuse Cheshire East Council “value for money” certificate

Auditors refuse Cheshire East Council “value for money” certificate

By Stephen Topping
Auditors have refused to give Cheshire East Council the all clear for a third year running as the investigations swirling around it continue.

Grant Thornton has approved the council’s finances for 2017-18, but it has refused to issue a ‘value for money’ certificate over governance concerns.

August 1, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Private landlords face tougher penalties for poor housing in Cheshire East

Private landlords face tougher penalties for poor housing in Cheshire East

Private sector landlords in Crewe and Nantwich are being warned of tough new penalties to crack down on poor housing standards.

Cheshire East Council has amended its housing enforcement policy to include new powers, which could see the most serious offenders banned from letting properties altogether or entered on to a national database of rogue landlords.

July 31, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
Aldi unveils plan to demolish Nantwich store and build larger one

Aldi unveils plan to demolish Nantwich store and build larger one

Aldi supermarket chiefs have unveiled plans to demolish the current Nantwich store and build a bigger one in its place.

The store, on Station Road, has grown in popularity since opening in the early 2000s and bosses say a new store is now needed to cope with demand.

July 28, 2018 3 comments Environment, Human Interest, News
Councillor calls on Cheshire East to make plans to tackle fracking firms

Councillor calls on Cheshire East to make plans to tackle fracking firms

By Stephen Topping
A Labour member is calling on Cheshire East Council to make sure it has a voice if gas firms apply to frack on the borough’s land.

Cllr Nick Mannion, member for Macclesfield West and Ivy, told Thursday’s full council meeting that CEC should challenge the Government over its policy to make decisions on fracking sites that go against the wishes of both communities and local planning authorities.

July 27, 2018 0 comments Environment, News, Politics
More than 1,000 take part in Cheshire East Council culture change scheme

More than 1,000 take part in Cheshire East Council culture change scheme

By Stephen Topping
More than 1,000 people have taken part in a programme to change the workplace culture of Cheshire East Council.

The local authority revealed in March that it had hired consultancy firm Sticky Change on a 12-month contract worth £152,460 to help it work on a ‘brighter future together’ scheme.

July 25, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Former Cheshire East Council officer says tribunal “took its toll” on health

Former Cheshire East Council officer says tribunal “took its toll” on health

By Stephen Topping
A former HR officer who lost her employment tribunal case against Cheshire East Council says she will now rebuild her mental and physical health after a demanding 18 months.

Sue Wallace, of Connah’s Quay, claimed the local authority had unfairly dismissed her in December 2016 because she attempted to highlight a failure to pay the minimum wage to staff who worked ‘sleep-in shifts’ through the whistleblowing process.

July 20, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Former Cheshire East Council officer loses unfair dismissal case

Former Cheshire East Council officer loses unfair dismissal case

By Stephen Topping
A former HR officer who accused Cheshire East Council of unfairly dismissing her after trying to raise concerns through the whistleblowing process, has lost her employment tribunal.

Sue Wallace, of Connah’s Quay, claimed the local authority dismissed her in December 2016 because she attempted to highlight a failure to pay the minimum wage to care staff and Tatton Park employees who had worked ‘sleep-in shifts’.

July 18, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Barony Park ‘transfer’ could help resolve travellers issue

Nantwich Town councillors could request Barony Park be transferred to them from Cheshire East Council in a bid to resolve ongoing issues with illegal traveller encampments.

The idea was mooted at last night’s Nantwich Town Council where members of the public, police and councillors discussed how to prevent traveller groups gaining access to the park.

Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

Barony Park travellers in Nantwich have until midday to leave

The latest group of travellers illegally camped on Barony Park in Nantwich have until midday today to leave, council chiefs said.

Enforcement officers served a Section 77 Notice on the travellers yesterday to leave by noon.

July 10, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, Incident, News
Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Fly-tippers block Nantwich to Crewe Greenway

Angry users of the Nantwich to Crewe Greenway hit out at fly-tippers today who dumped this massive load of rubbish across the route.

Early morning users of the route which connects the two towns found the dump close off Middlewich Road close to the entrance to Alvaston Hall Hotel.

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Council teams deal with latest illegal traveller encampment in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council enforcement teams are dealing with another illegal traveller encampment on Barony Park in Nantwich.

The travellers arrived yesterday afternoon (July 6), three weeks after a previous group left following a week-long stay on the park and nearby Volunteer Fields which involved two court applications.

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

By Stephen Topping
The head of planning at Cheshire East Council has hit back at claims that fewer homes should be built in the borough over the next 12 years.

Cheshire East adopted its Local Plan for up to 2030 last July, complete with the promise to deliver 1,800 new homes every year.

July 4, 2018 2 comments Environment, News, Politics