Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East"

CEC may have to scrap rubble charges at recycling sites

CEC may have to scrap rubble charges at recycling sites

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council might have to scrap some of its controversial rubble charges if government plans to change rules around charging for DIY waste go ahead.

The council introduced its rubble charge – up to £3.50 for a bag – in January 2018.

April 15, 2022
Cheshire East agrees to petition against HS2 Phase 2B Bill

Cheshire East agrees to petition against HS2 Phase 2B Bill

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has agreed to petition against the HS2 Phase 2B Bill but stressed the council is not opposed to the principle of high speed rail.

Conservative group leader Janet Clowes was concerned the wording might lead residents to think the council is objecting to HS2, which it isn’t.

March 3, 2022
304 children referred to CEC amid child exploitation claims

304 children referred to CEC amid child exploitation claims

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Child exploitation cases involving 304 children were reported to Cheshire East Council last year, new figures show.

And more than 170 of those children were later referred to social services.

January 6, 2022
New support scheme to help struggling Cheshire East council taxpayers

New support scheme to help struggling Cheshire East council taxpayers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Some Cheshire East residents won’t have to pay any council tax from next April following changes being made to the support scheme.

At present people in receipt of benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance or income support get 75% of their council tax paid under the council tax support scheme.

December 19, 2021
Agency care staff in Cheshire East command up to £75 an hour

Agency care staff in Cheshire East command up to £75 an hour

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Agency rates for care staff are “going through the roof” with some nursing homes having to pay £75 an hour for a qualified nurse, one of the council’s top bosses has said.

The demand for NHS and care staff is mounting with vacancies unfilled across the country.

November 22, 2021
Councillors accuse Cheshire East of “dumbing down” Crewe action plan

Councillors accuse Cheshire East of “dumbing down” Crewe action plan

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Conservative councillors have accused Cheshire East of “dumbing down” ambitions for Crewe after plans for a link road bridge near the railway station were shelved.

Members of the council’s corporate policy committee voted to revoke a previous Cabinet decision in 2019 on the Crewe Southern Link Road Bridge preferred route and to revoke the decision of Cabinet in March 2020 to consult on the draft Crewe Hub Area Action Plan.

November 5, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Are CEC wasting council taxpayers’ money?

READER’S LETTER: Are CEC wasting council taxpayers’ money?

Dear Editor
Labour-run Cheshire East’s Energy Company has lost a whopping £151,000.

It is bad enough that local council taxpayers have recently been forced to pay large increases in the energy costs for their home… they also now have to bail out the council run Energy Company as well!

October 26, 2021
READER’S LETTER: 20’s Plenty for Cheshire East

READER’S LETTER: 20’s Plenty for Cheshire East

Anybody who has tried to cross a road in a town or village will have been faced with drivers that don’t ‘let’ you cross the road.

They speed away giving little acknowledgement to those trying to cross the road in particular the old and vulnerable.

October 18, 2021
MP Kieran Mullan slams Cheshire East on progress over parking fees

MP Kieran Mullan slams Cheshire East on progress over parking fees

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has hit out at the lack of progress on making car parking charges across Cheshire East fairer.

Users of car parks in Nantwich and Crewe are currently charged for car parking, and face some of the highest charges in the borough.

October 15, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East services “are in stark decline”

READER’S LETTER: Cheshire East services “are in stark decline”

Dear Editor,
Labour run Cheshire East Council has appointed four senior roles with combined pay of almost £500,000.

The Borough Council can afford to pay these fat cat salaries….. but day to day services are in a stark decline.

September 18, 2021
Car parking income for CEC drops by £3 million in lockdown

Car parking income for CEC drops by £3 million in lockdown

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Car parking income in Cheshire East was down by more than £3 million last year compared to the previous year because of the pandemic.

Cheshire East suspended parking charges between March 27 and June 15 last year because of Covid-19.

September 5, 2021
Tour of Britain race heads for Cheshire East on September 9

Tour of Britain race heads for Cheshire East on September 9

The Tour of Britain returns to Cheshire East on Thursday September 9 for Stage Five of the annual cycle race.

It is the first time the race has come through Cheshire East since 2016 when the borough hosted the whole stage from start to finish.

September 1, 2021
More than 2,000 children enjoy free holiday activities in Cheshire East

More than 2,000 children enjoy free holiday activities in Cheshire East

More than 2,000 children and young people across Cheshire East have participated in hundreds of free summer holiday activities.

Activities were funded by the government’s Holiday Activity Programme, coordinated by Cheshire East Council.

August 28, 2021