Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East Council"

New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

New code of practice to end “Bodge job” pothole repairs in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors and officers at Cheshire East are hopeful a new code of practice will mean the end of ‘bodge job’ pothole repairs on major roads.

Cheshire East Council is set to adopt a new code of practice for road maintenance – called the Well Managed Highway Infrastructure – in line with Government guidelines introduced two years ago.

October 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, News, Politics, Village News
Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Street light left in middle of busy road in Wistaston

Engineers have widened a road and built a new pavement in Wistaston – but forgot to move a street light while doing it!

Now baffled residents in the village near Nantwich have called on Cheshire East Council to shed some light on the embarrassing bungle.

Cheshire East Council facing £5.3 million budget shortfall, says review

Cheshire East Council facing £5.3 million budget shortfall, says review

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council could be forced to introduce a number of “realistic” saving measures to address a budget shortfall of £5.3 million.

The mid-year review of performance – discussed by the Cabinet during yesterday’s meeting – outlines how the authority is providing “value for money” services.

October 10, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Wistaston man fined over maintenance of property in Crewe

Wistaston man fined over maintenance of property in Crewe

A Wistaston man was fined for failing to maintain and tidy up a property he owns in Crewe, a court heard.

Cheshire East Council served a notice requiring proper maintenance of land at a property David Belcher owns in Hall O’Shaw Street, in Crewe, in 2016.

Cheshire East Council refers land transaction deals to police

Cheshire East Council refers land transaction deals to police

Cheshire Police are to probe historical land transactions referred to them by Cheshire East Council, it has emerged today.

The council said it referred the “new matter” to the police for their consideration.

October 2, 2018 0 comments Human Interest, News
Empire Cinemas sign up to Royal Arcade scheme in Crewe

Empire Cinemas sign up to Royal Arcade scheme in Crewe

Regeneration plans for Crewe town centre have taken a step forward after Empire Cinemas agreed terms for a new state-of-the-art eight-screen multiplex.

The 800-seat cinema will be centre-piece of the Royal Arcade scheme, shown in these newly released artist drawings.

September 24, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

Canal towpath in Nantwich to undergo £55,000 overhaul

A canal towpath in Nantwich is to undergo a major overhaul to improve access for the public.

Cheshire East Council says it is to spend £55,000 – from developer contributions – to improve the towpath near Queen’s Drive along the Shropshire Canal to prevent becoming too muddy for passers-by.

September 21, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Councillors could call in Cheshire East wheelie bin charges

Councillors could call in Cheshire East wheelie bin charges

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
Councillors are expected to call in a controversial decision by Cheshire East Council to introduce charges for new wheelie bins.

From next month, residents will need to pay Cheshire East Council £30 for a new 240-litre bin, or £25 for a smaller 140-litre bin.

September 20, 2018 3 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Cheshire East Council to outline latest air quality plan

Cheshire East Council to outline latest air quality plan

Cheshire East Council’s local air quality strategy is to be reviewed this week in a bid to tackle 17 areas of the borough needing improvement.

The strategy, to be discussed by the authority’s environment and regeneration overview and scrutiny committee tomorrow (September 17), comes after a damning report in 2017 said air quality figures had been “deliberately manipulated”.

September 16, 2018 1 comment Environment, Human Interest, News
Ringway Jacobs lands Cheshire East Council highways contract

Ringway Jacobs lands Cheshire East Council highways contract

Ringway Jacobs has landed a £600 million contract from Cheshire East Council to continue managing its highways service across the borough.

The council approved the award of a new contract to deliver highways services for up to 15 years.

September 6, 2018 1 comment Business, Business
CPRE hits out at lack of brownfield site development in Cheshire East

CPRE hits out at lack of brownfield site development in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
Campaigners are urging developers to build on brownfield sites first as thousands of homes are set for Cheshire East’s greenbelt.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has identified plans to build 4,747 homes on greenbelt land across the borough.

August 21, 2018 2 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics
Campaigners blast £55,000 spent by Cheshire East on Mayor’s Bentley car

Campaigners blast £55,000 spent by Cheshire East on Mayor’s Bentley car

By Stephen Topping, Local Democracy Reporter
A campaign group has hit out at Cheshire East Council for spending £55,000 in the past three years to lease a Bentley for the mayor.

A Freedom of Information request sent by TaxPayers’ Alliance has revealed that between April 2015 and March 2018, CEC spent a total of £67,980.50 on a Bentley Flying Spur – including its £55,000 lease, plus fuel and maintenance.

August 21, 2018 4 comments Human Interest, News, Politics
Rise in refugee children dumped at Cheshire’s M6 service stations

Rise in refugee children dumped at Cheshire’s M6 service stations

EXCLUSIVE
More children fleeing war-torn countries were abandoned at Cheshire’s M6 service stations in 2017-18 than in every other year this decade.
In a special report, Stephen Topping speaks to those on the front line dealing with rising numbers of young asylum seekers dumped in Cheshire.

August 15, 2018 0 comments Environment, Human Interest, News, Politics