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CEC to scrap cash payments on all but one car park in Nantwich

CEC to scrap cash payments on all but one car park in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors are to discuss plans by Cheshire East to scrap cash payments on all but one of the council-run car parks in the town.

Cheshire East highways committee agreed back in January to going “cashless” on its car parks.

May 2, 2024
Cheshire East Council plans ANOTHER 4.99% Council Tax rise

Cheshire East Council plans ANOTHER 4.99% Council Tax rise

Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council is proposing another 4.99% rise in Council Tax from April – as well as a range of other cost-cutting measures to existing services.

The authority has unveiled its financial plan for 2024/25, including increasing Council Tax by the maximum amount currently allowed.

January 10, 2024
Cheshire East Council to close its Westfields headquarters

Cheshire East Council to close its Westfields headquarters

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is to press ahead with plans to close its Westfields headquarters at Sandbach.

The corporate policy committee voted unanimously yesterday (November 30) to close the building to save money.

December 1, 2023
CEC issued just 22 fines for fly-tipping despite 4,456 offences

CEC issued just 22 fines for fly-tipping despite 4,456 offences

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Fly-tipping costs Cheshire East Council £239,000 a year but it has a “dismal” record for dealing with offenders and issued just 22 fixed penalty notices for 4,456 offences, councillors heard.

A national league table published by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs revealed Cheshire East was 211 out of 308 councils when it came to issuing notices (FPNs) for fly-tipping.

October 20, 2023
Crewe “not mentioned” in Govt Network North plan after HS2

Crewe “not mentioned” in Govt Network North plan after HS2

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Crewe was not even mentioned in the government’s new £36bn transport proposals – despite being at the heart of the HS2 scheme before it was scrapped this week.

Labour and Independent councillors were scathing in their attack on the government for scrapping the northern leg of HS2, saying it was a ‘slap in the face’ for Crewe, Cheshire East and the North.

October 7, 2023
Tour of Britain returns to Cheshire East next month

Tour of Britain returns to Cheshire East next month

The Tour of Britain cycling race returns to Cheshire East next month, including passing by Bunbury near Nantwich.

The race featuring many of the UK’s top cyclists will include a full stage in the northern part of Cheshire East.

August 16, 2023
Cheshire East Council chief executive set to leave as new boss in Bradford

Cheshire East Council chief executive set to leave as new boss in Bradford

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s chief executive is expected to quit to become the new boss of Bradford Council on a salary of £205,000.

Dr Lorraine O’Donnell has been chosen as the preferred candidate to take on the role in West Yorkshire.

July 4, 2023
Cllr Janet Clowes

CEC councillors to vote on increasing their allowances

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors on Cheshire East are to vote next month on increasing their basic allowances by £500 a year – four months after they considered freezing it for 2023/24.

The corporate policy committee agreed to recommend to full council that the basic allowance be increased by £500 and be backdated for 2022/3.

June 19, 2023
More than quarter of Cheshire East councillors standing down

More than quarter of Cheshire East councillors standing down

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
More than a quarter of Cheshire East’s 82 councillors are not seeking re-election next month.

Altogether, 21 sitting councillors of various political persuasion have decided not to stand again.

April 21, 2023
Cheshire East Council to axe Stay Well Squad after just one year

Cheshire East Council to axe Stay Well Squad after just one year

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is axing its Stay Well Squad – a mobile health and wellbeing service that was launched last May.

The service was set up to help residents improve their health, fitness, and wellbeing.

March 27, 2023
CEC council tax changes for second home owners could raise £2.6m

CEC council tax changes for second home owners could raise £2.6m

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Proposed changes to council tax rules for second home owners could see Cheshire East rake in an extra £2.6m from 2024.

The government is currently bringing forward the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill which will give councils further flexibility when it comes to billing second home owners.

February 21, 2023
Cheshire East councillors in furious row over ‘cost of living’ motion

Cheshire East councillors in furious row over ‘cost of living’ motion

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A furious row erupted at a Cheshire East Council meeting with Labour councillors refusing to back a cost of living motion which included a reference to thanking the government for its support.

The notice of motion (NoM) was proposed by Cllr Janet Clowes (Wybunbury, Con) and the adults and health committee was asked to make a decision to accept or reject it and to acknowledge the work done by officers on the cost of living crisis.

January 26, 2023
READER’S LETTER: Crewe is ‘Blocked Drains Capital’ of Cheshire East

READER’S LETTER: Crewe is ‘Blocked Drains Capital’ of Cheshire East

Dear Editor,
On average there is a report of a flood or a blocked gullie in Crewe every working day.

Because of that, Crewe has more road and footpath flooding than anywhere else in Cheshire East.

November 19, 2022