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Cheshire East Census response rate higher than national average

Cheshire East Census response rate higher than national average

Cheshire East Council has praised residents for an “outstanding response” to this year’s Census held on March 21.

Despite the global pandemic, the response rate in Cheshire East has exceeded the national average, the authority has said.

May 5, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Bid to cut meetings over children and young people foiled

READER’S LETTER: Bid to cut meetings over children and young people foiled

Dear Editor,

All Councillors have a responsibility of being a “Corporate Parent” to vulnerable Children and Young People.

An important facet of this work falls to members of the Corporate Parenting Committee.

April 11, 2021
FEATURE: Storm brewing over Cheshire East boundary changes

FEATURE: Storm brewing over Cheshire East boundary changes

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A storm is brewing with Cheshire East’s political world — but it will not make land until 2022 at the earliest.

Parish councils can conjure up images of sleepy English villages and steam locomotives pulling in to a quaint station, but any proposed changes to boundaries and names often lead to an impassioned debate over what you call where you live.

April 9, 2021
Free parking plan for Cheshire East towns not ruled out by leaders

Free parking plan for Cheshire East towns not ruled out by leaders

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A bid to bring free parking to car parks in Nantwich and across Cheshire East as lockdown eases has not been ruled out by council leaders.

Nantwich South and Stapeley Cllr Peter Groves asked a Cabinet meeting today (March 9) if CEC would bring in free parking in May, June, and July to boost the borough’s town centres.

March 9, 2021
Covid vaccine supply in Cheshire East “throttled back”, says CEC leader

Covid vaccine supply in Cheshire East “throttled back”, says CEC leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Covid-19 vaccine supplies in Cheshire East will be “throttled back” to allow other parts of the country “to catch up”.

That’s according to Cheshire East Council leader Sam Corcoran, who made his comments during his leaders’ address at a full council meeting and on Twitter today (February 19)

February 19, 2021
Flood Alert in place for Weaver catchment in Nantwich area

Flood Alert in place for Weaver catchment in Nantwich area

By Hannah Youds
Nantwich remains under a Floor Alert along the River Weaver catchment after more heavy rain and the forecast of snow this weekend.

The Environment Agency has placed the Weaver Catchment on Flood Alert along its stretch including Crewe, Frodsham, Winsford and Northwich.

January 29, 2021
Cheshire East opposition leader slams council for “not sharing” budget plans

Cheshire East opposition leader slams council for “not sharing” budget plans

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Crucial Cheshire East Council budget plans were not shared with other councillors before going public, according to opposition leader Janet Clowes.

The council’s Labour-Independent cabinet revealed its proposed medium term financial strategy (MTFS) yesterday (January 26), which outlines the authority’s spending plans from 2021-25.

January 27, 2021
Cheshire East to move into Tier 4 highest restrictions

Cheshire East to move into Tier 4 highest restrictions

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East and West boroughs will move into the tightest Covid-19 restrictions from tomorrow, Matt Hancock has confirmed.

December 30, 2020
20mph “default” limit on Cheshire East roads proposed  by councillors

20mph “default” limit on Cheshire East roads proposed by councillors

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Twenty miles per hour could soon be the default speed limit on Cheshire East’s residential and urban roads.

Independent Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, the council’s walking and cycling champion, has proposed a motion to adopt the policy.

December 15, 2020
READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader passing on “hot potato” of committee system

READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader passing on “hot potato” of committee system

Dear Editor, As we prepare ourselves for the ill-considered cutting of winter gritting routes, the closure of household recycling centres, and the emotional, practical and financial-fall out from a world-wide pandemic, the leader of Cheshire East Council fiddles as Rome burns. In an extraordinary statement, Cllr Corcoran (Labour) washed his hands of the debate on governance changes at Cheshire East[Read More…]

November 28, 2020
Crewe and Nantwich in Tier 2 of Covid restrictions from December 3

Crewe and Nantwich in Tier 2 of Covid restrictions from December 3

Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester boroughs will be in Tier 2 – the ‘high alert’ level – once national lockdown ends on December 2.

The Government made the announcement this morning, which means both boroughs remaining in same tier as they were before national lockdown back in early November.

November 26, 2020
New contact tracing system for Cheshire East introduced

New contact tracing system for Cheshire East introduced

Ethan Davies, local democracy reporterNew contact tracing systems have been introduced by both Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester councils this week.

The moves, which ‘complement’ the national NHS Test & Trace system, will go live tomorrow, November 25.

November 25, 2020
Cheshire East recycling centres could face axe amid budget cuts

Cheshire East recycling centres could face axe amid budget cuts

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Recycling sites across Cheshire East are under threat as the council looks to make savings ahead of the contract’s renewal.

CEC Cabinet members voted to launch a consultation on plans to close some of the borough’s eight recycling centres.

November 11, 2020