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Four-fold increase in Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East, warn leaders

Four-fold increase in Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East, warn leaders

Council leaders have issued a stark warning to residents after Cheshire East saw a four-fold increase in positive Covid-19 cases last week.

In the seven days to September 12, there were 100 confirmed cases in Cheshire East and 106 confirmed cases in Cheshire West.

September 18, 2020
Care home beds under strain in Cheshire East during pandemic

Care home beds under strain in Cheshire East during pandemic

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Care home bed availability for elderly people in Cheshire East is under strain due to the Covid-19 pandemic, figures show.

Public Health England data shows there were just 9.8 care homes beds per 100 people aged 75 and over in Cheshire East at the end of March.

September 15, 2020
Over 92% attendance at fully open Cheshire East schools

Over 92% attendance at fully open Cheshire East schools

Pupils, parents and staff in Cheshire East have been praised by education chiefs after figures showed attendance at fully open schools was more than 92%.

There were fears that many parents would continue to keep children off school amid the Coronavirus pandemic when classes restarted this week.

September 5, 2020
More than 80% OpenRent Cheshire East properties ban DSS

More than 80% OpenRent Cheshire East properties ban DSS

More than 80% of OpenRent properties listed in Cheshire East have “no DSS” bans, a BBC investigation has found.

This is despite a judge ruling in July that blanket bans on renting properties to people on housing benefit were unlawful and discriminatory.

September 2, 2020
Cheshire East parents urged to stay away from school gates

Cheshire East parents urged to stay away from school gates

Parents across Nantwich and Cheshire East are being urged to stay clear of school gates when pupils finally return to classes later this week.

Around 56,000 children and young people will be returning to more than 170 schools and colleges across the borough.

August 31, 2020
Two new special schools for Cheshire East set to open

Two new special schools for Cheshire East set to open

Two new special schools catering for children aged between four and 18 across Cheshire East are set to open.

The schools, Axis Academy and Lavender Field School, aim to cater for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), such as those with social, emotional and mental health needs.

August 27, 2020
Police Crime Commissioner funds fight against criminals targeting elderly

Police Crime Commissioner funds fight against criminals targeting elderly

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane has awarded funding to a charity in Cheshire East to support it to deliver scam awareness and support to older people.

Age UK in Cheshire East has received a £1,000 grant from PCC David Keane’s Safer Communities express grant fund to support its scams awareness project.

August 27, 2020
New Cheshire East service supports unpaid carers

New Cheshire East service supports unpaid carers

Cheshire East Council has launched a service to support thousands of unpaid carers across the borough during the Covid-19 crisis.

May 11, 2020
Acts for Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” unveiled

Acts for Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” unveiled

The line-up for Cheshire East Council’s Pride in the Park 2020 event has been unveiled as it moves into its third year.

The headline act for the event at Queens Park, Crewe on Saturday June 20 is Bang Bang Romeo.

March 12, 2020
More than 6,000 trees to be planted across Cheshire East

More than 6,000 trees to be planted across Cheshire East

More than 6,000 trees are being planted across the borough, Cheshire East Council has said.

It follows a motion backed by a unanimous vote at full council last May which called for a commitment of being carbon neutral by 2025.

March 7, 2020
Cheshire East councillors fall out in Mayor appointment row

Cheshire East councillors fall out in Mayor appointment row

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors broke with convention to appoint a mayor who has not served as deputy – leading to a Conservative councillor leaving her seat on the Tory benches.

In line with previous years, Conservative Cllr Steven Edgar was expected to be confirmed as Cheshire East Council’s mayor for 2020-21 having served as deputy this year.

February 21, 2020
Controversial Cheshire East gritting plan “called in” by councillors

Controversial Cheshire East gritting plan “called in” by councillors

Opposition Cheshire East councillors have “called in” a Cabinet decision to back plans to remove scores of rural roads off gritting routes.

More than 200 roads including many rural lanes in and around Nantwich will be taken off Cheshire East Council’s gritting routes from October under the revised Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure (WMHI) proposal.

February 19, 2020
Fly-tipping: the full cost to Cheshire East taxpayers

Fly-tipping: the full cost to Cheshire East taxpayers

Fly-tipping has cost taxpayers in Cheshire East more than £860,000 over the past eight years, alarming statistics revealed today.

Overall costs of clearing all incidents of fly-tipping in the borough totalled £863,818, figures obtained in a BBC Shared Data Unit investigation show.

February 14, 2020