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Cheshire East Council struggling to fill 75 care provider vacancies

Cheshire East Council struggling to fill 75 care provider vacancies

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has 75 full time vacancies it is struggling to fill at its Care4CE service provider at a time when pressure is mounting with more people needing care.

The council is ramping up its recruitment efforts but Jill Broomhall, operational director of adult social care at Cheshire East Council, said the private sector was struggling too, with lower paid staff leaving for higher paid jobs in other sectors and managers being head-hunted.

March 30, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Parish councils support criticism of CEC

READER’S LETTER: Parish councils support criticism of CEC

Dear Editor,

The Minshull Vernon and District Parish Council (which covers the Parishes of Leighton, Minshull Vernon and Woolstanwood in South Cheshire) has supported the criticism of the Cheshire East Council by the Pickmere Parish Council.

March 5, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Crewe shoppers and visitors “ripped off” by CEC

READER’S LETTER: Crewe shoppers and visitors “ripped off” by CEC

Dear Editor,
Crewe shoppers and visitors are being ripped off by the Labour run Cheshire East Council on car park charges.

Crewe pays the highest parking fees in Cheshire East but in NINE other towns (Sandbach, Alsager, Middlewich, Handforth, Prestbury, Poynton, Bollington, Disley and Holmes Chapel) motorists pay NOTHING to park.

September 26, 2021
Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury councillor voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East

Bunbury Cllr Sarah Pochin has been voted in as new Mayor of Cheshire East.

Cllr Pochin, an Independent who has represented Bunbury Ward for the last few years, was sworn in at a full council meeting last night (May 4).

May 5, 2021
Nantwich “Covid” heroes honoured in town council awards

Nantwich “Covid” heroes honoured in town council awards

Nantwich “Covid” heroes have been honoured at a town council awards event to hail those who have gone the extra mile to help during the pandemic.

The awards were staged in place of the annual Mayor’s Salt of the Earth awards which have been on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

April 19, 2021
Nantwich council staff verbally abused as town centre bench signs installed

Nantwich council staff verbally abused as town centre bench signs installed

Nantwich Council staff were verbally abused as they installed ‘social distancing’ reminder signs on town centre benches, councillors were told.

Staff this week fixed the signage to many of the benches around the town square following concerns that too many people were breaching lockdown rules and gathering in groups.

March 6, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC Mayor should stand aside over Handforth video

READER’S LETTER: CEC Mayor should stand aside over Handforth video

Dear Editor,

Many of our residents will have watched, read or heard about the unedifying behaviour displayed by Councillors at Handforth Parish Council which went viral last week.

February 8, 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
Monthly Nantwich Farmers’ Markets to return in August

Monthly Nantwich Farmers’ Markets to return in August

Nantwich’s monthly Farmers’ Markets will make a welcome return to Nantwich Town Square on Saturday August 29.

The markets have been postponed for the past five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 29, 2020
READER’S LETTER: Council “totally out of step” with its residents

READER’S LETTER: Council “totally out of step” with its residents

Dear Editor,
Once again this Cheshire East Council has proved itself to be totally out of step with its residents and visitors alike.

July 2, 2020
Full-time - Nantwich Town FC Manager Dave Cooke thanks the fans

Nantwich Town season ended as FA confirm controversial decision

Nantwich Town’s 2019-20 season has officially ended after the FA Council confirmed a decision to bring all football between Steps 3 and 7 to an end.

It means the Dabbers will not be able to play for a possible promotion play-off place.

April 9, 2020
Hope for fairer parking charges under new Cheshire East budget

Hope for fairer parking charges under new Cheshire East budget

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors are hoping fairer parking charges will be rolled out across Cheshire East after approving the council’s new budget for 2020-21.

The budget includes plans for a fresh parking strategy that is expected to see CEC rake in an extra £1.5 million by the end of 2021-22.

February 21, 2020
Readers’ Letters: Time for Nantwich residents to tackle the weeds!

Readers’ Letters: Time for Nantwich residents to tackle the weeds!

Dear Editor,
I have lived in Nantwich for nearly 40 years and feel disappointed at how it is looking mainly due to weeds in gutters and public areas that are no longer being treated by the council.

July 6, 2019