Post Tagged with: "Cheshire East"

“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

“Plan B” needed for Cheshire East economy over HS2 fears

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Borough chiefs are being urged to have a ‘plan B’ for Cheshire East’s economy in case the next prime minister pulls the plug on HS2.

Cheshire East Council is currently working on an economic strategy for the next five years – setting out an ambition to create 6,200 jobs and grow the local economy by at least £15.9 billion per year.

June 22, 2019
Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Conservatives have lost control of Cheshire East Council after the local elections as they felt the backlash from disgruntled voters.

The Tories retained Nantwich South and Stapeley, as well as rural wards such as Audlem, Wrenbury, Bunbury, Wybunbury and Willaston.

May 4, 2019
Cheshire councils rake in millions from land sales, figures show

Cheshire councils rake in millions from land sales, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester Councils have raked in millions of pounds in land sales in the past five years, latest figures show.

Between them, they raised more than £73 million, according to data produced by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

March 23, 2019
90% secure first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, says authority

90% secure first choice secondary school places in Cheshire East, says authority

Nine out of 10 parents of Cheshire East school children have secured their first choice secondary school place, Cheshire East Council said.

It comes after the authority witnessed a rise in ‘on time’ applications from 2018.

March 7, 2019
Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

Councillors approve 2.99% Council Tax rise across Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Residents in Cheshire East will face an increase in Council Tax from April after members approved the budget for next year.

A 2.99 per cent tax increase will come into effect – with the bill for a Band D property rising from £1,404.28 to £1,446.27.

February 23, 2019
Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Alpraham residents blast councils over state of “boundary” road

Residents in Alpraham say one of their local roads is one of the most poorly maintained in Cheshire – because two authorities will not claim responsibility.

Vale Road in Alpraham is set in idyllic countryside on the border between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West Council.

February 18, 2019
Councillors warn of “county lines” drug impact on Cheshire East communities

Councillors warn of “county lines” drug impact on Cheshire East communities

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have warned that “county lines” drug dealing is beginning to have a serious effect on communities across Cheshire East.

County lines is the practice of urban drug dealers using children to sell drugs in rural areas, villages and smaller towns.

January 29, 2019
Cheshire East potholes deeper than most before intervention, study shows

Cheshire East potholes deeper than most before intervention, study shows

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Potholes need to be deeper in Cheshire East than in most other British boroughs before the council intervenes, a new study has found.

The RAC Foundation submitted Freedom of Information requests to each local authority in September 2018, and 190 responded with enough data for the charity’s research.

January 24, 2019
Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

Councillors demand action over Cheshire East pothole repairs

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Action is being demanded to fill Cheshire East’s potholes after councillors complained that patched up roads are breaking back up.

Cllr Mick Warren, independent member for Macclesfield East, told Thursday’s full council meeting that two potholes in his ward have broken back up just three weeks after they were repaired.

December 15, 2018
Call to save Little Bus lifeline for elderly people across South Cheshire

Call to save Little Bus lifeline for elderly people across South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are being urged to protect a lifeline for elderly residents looking to get from A to B.

Cheshire East Council delayed making cuts to its Little Bus service as part of last year’s bus review, which saw a reduction in the number of subsidised bus services.

December 15, 2018
Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Town councillors to fight car park charge rises in Nantwich

Nantwich Town councillors have vowed to fight Cheshire East Council’s plans to increase car park charges in the town.

They say that Nantwich – and neighbouring Crewe – are being treated unfairly with some of the highest parking charges in the borough.

December 8, 2018
Allied Healthcare will continue care for Cheshire East elderly, councillors told

Allied Healthcare will continue care for Cheshire East elderly, councillors told

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A home care provider whose financial future has been questioned should be able to continue supporting Crewe and Nantwich’s vulnerable and elderly residents, councillors have been told.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) issued a warning that Allied Healthcare could only confirm it had funding in place until November 30, and that its future beyond this month was not secure.

November 8, 2018
Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

Latest secondary school results tables for Cheshire East unveiled

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The best and worst performing schools in Cheshire East based on GCSE results have been revealed.

Schools across England have been ranked by the Government according to its Attainment 8 and Progress 8 measurements.

October 31, 2018