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Cheshire East Conservative councillors lose bid for free parking over Christmas

Cheshire East Conservative councillors lose bid for free parking over Christmas

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Conservative councillors withdrew plans to suspend parking charges in “council-owned car parks” for the borough’s towns

Conservative group leader Cllr Janet Clowes proposed a motion to introduce free parking after 3pm in the authority’s council car park over Christmas in an effort to encourage residents to ‘shop local’.

December 17, 2020
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Cheshire East Conservatives bid to scrap parking charges over Christmas

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A bid to scrap car park charges in Cheshire East towns like Nantwich and Crewe over Christmas has been brought forward by the council’s Conservative group.

Conservative leader Cllr Janet Clowes has proposed a motion for this week’s full CEC council meeting, which has been seconded by deputy leader Cllr Stewart Gardiner.

December 14, 2020
Town free parking bid rejected by Cheshire East Council leaders

Town free parking bid rejected by Cheshire East Council leaders

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A bid to secure more free parking in Cheshire East towns like Nantwich in run up to Christmas has been rebuked by the ruling Labour-Independent coalition.

Conservative group leader Cllr Janet Clowes called on borough chiefs to relax some charges in council car parks in key market towns from December 3 until January 2021.

December 1, 2020
Protesters leave teddy bear messages outside Nantwich Conservative office

Protesters leave teddy bear messages outside Nantwich Conservative office

People angry at local MPs voting against extending free school meals, have taken their protest to Conservative party doors in Crewe and Nantwich.

Dozens of people joined in by leaving messages on toys outside the Conservative office on Churchyardside in Nantwich town centre today (October 25).

October 25, 2020
READER’S LETTER: Conservatives “did nothing” towards CEC active travel budget

READER’S LETTER: Conservatives “did nothing” towards CEC active travel budget

Dear Editor,
In the years that Cllr David Brown has been a Cheshire East borough councillor, he was the portfolio holder for highways and deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, until he lost his position due to a police enquiry over funding.

July 20, 2020
READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader should “step out of the past”

READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader should “step out of the past”

Dear Editor,
Has anyone else noticed that every time Cllr Sam Corcoran, Leader of Cheshire East Council, is criticised for his lack of leadership, or his infringements of freedom of speech, or his erosion of democracy, he immediately harps back to “appalling behaviour of Conservatives”?

July 18, 2020
Candidates line up to challenge for Crewe & Nantwich seat

Candidates line up to challenge for Crewe & Nantwich seat

Two more political parties have named their Prospective Parliamentary Candidates who will compete for the Crewe & Nantwich seat in a forthcoming General Election.

September 28, 2019
Readers’ Letters: Barony Park injunction not “silver bullet” to stop travellers

Readers’ Letters: Barony Park injunction not “silver bullet” to stop travellers

Dear editor
Last week’s front page of the Chronicle seemed to be ‘givin it large’ about Kieran Mullan’s suggestion that Cheshire East Council needs to apply for an injunction to prevent travellers occupying the Barony Park, as though an injunction is the “silver bullet” to prevent further occupation.

July 7, 2019
Cllr David Marren

Nantwich councillor expelled by local Conservative party for leader attack

Nantwich Town councillor David Marren has been expelled by his party for comments he made about lack of action over travellers on Barony Park.

June 13, 2019
Arthur Moran

Rivals play down “Brexit” role in demise of Cheshire East Tories

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Brexit’s role in the demise of Cheshire East Council’s Conservative group has been downplayed by their political rivals.

The Tories suffered a shock loss of control, ending with 34 CEC members – eight short of the number needed for a majority – with Labour on 25, Independents on 19 and Liberal Democrats on four.

May 6, 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
ELECTION SPECIAL: Cheshire East Council & Nantwich Town Council  –  who is standing in your area

ELECTION SPECIAL: Cheshire East Council & Nantwich Town Council – who is standing in your area

Thursday May 2 could be a turning point in local politics.

Borough, town and parish council elections will provide the ‘fall out’ – if any – from Brexit among voters in Cheshire and across the UK.

April 23, 2019
Full list of candidates unveiled for Cheshire East Council elections on May 2

Full list of candidates unveiled for Cheshire East Council elections on May 2

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The full list of candidates for next month’s Cheshire East Council elections have been confirmed.

Voters will head to the polls on Thursday May 2 to decide who they want to represent them on the borough council for the next four years.

April 4, 2019