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Bunbury councillor urges CEC to have “open mind” on fracking schemes

Bunbury councillor urges CEC to have “open mind” on fracking schemes

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East councillor has sought reassurance that Cheshire East Council is not anti-fracking and would keep an open mind if applications came forward in light of the current energy crisis.

Cllr Sarah Pochin (Bunbury, Ind) was speaking during a debate on the council’s draft minerals and waste plan at the environment and communities committee.

July 5, 2022
Change of CEC system from cabinet to committee hailed a success

Change of CEC system from cabinet to committee hailed a success

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s change from cabinet to committee has seen the end of a system which brought “ignominy to this council, with police investigations into some decisions”, a councillor said.

Councillors from all parties agreed the committee system, which replaced the cabinet system in May last year, had so far been successful.

May 1, 2022
Cheshire East Council ‘general reserves’ rise to £11.5 million

Cheshire East Council ‘general reserves’ rise to £11.5 million

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A councillor has sought assurances that Cheshire East’s £11.5m general reserves would be enough in the event of a crisis because it is lower than most local authorities.

The council increased its general reserves from £10m to £11.5m last year – taking it to 3% of the annual revenue budget.

January 7, 2022
CEC cemetery strategy branded “callous” and “ludicrous”

CEC cemetery strategy branded “callous” and “ludicrous”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
An advisory panel has been set up to look at future cemetery provision in Cheshire East after a councillor branded the existing strategy “callous” and “ludicrous”.

Cheshire East reviewed the strategy in 2018 and a long term proposal was that families would have to bury loved ones in Crewe or Macclesfield as other local cemeteries became full.

November 15, 2021
Willaston councillor lodges police complaint over hate crime incident

Willaston councillor lodges police complaint over hate crime incident

A Willaston councillor has officially complained to Cheshire Police after being told to wait FIVE days before giving a statement about a homophobic assault he suffered.

Cllr Craig Bailey has written to Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner, saying the response shows a “lack of seriousness in tackling hate crime.

September 21, 2021
Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

Willaston councillor may quit after homophobic abuse by youths

A Willaston councillor says he may quit after suffering a second homophobic assault in the village.

Cllr Craig Bailey says he and his partner Wayne were verbally abused by two youths.

September 18, 2021
Sexual abuse of Cheshire East councillor “disgusting”, says Crime Commissioner

Sexual abuse of Cheshire East councillor “disgusting”, says Crime Commissioner

Sexual abuse targeted at a Cheshire East female councillor has been branded “disgusting” by Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer.

Cllr Charlotte Leach has spoken out about the abuse suffered in phone calls.

September 16, 2021
More people will need CEC emergency assistance scheme, councillors fear

More people will need CEC emergency assistance scheme, councillors fear

By Belinda Ryan
More people will need Cheshire East’s emergency assistance scheme to support their families once the £20 universal credit uplift ends, a councillor has said.

The scheme provides rent deposits, furniture, white goods and emergency food to vulnerable people facing immediate hardship following a crisis or disaster or to prevent homelessness and to keep families together.

September 10, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Tribute to Honorary Freeman David Brickhill

READER’S LETTER: Tribute to Honorary Freeman David Brickhill

Dear Editor,
I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Honorary Freeman David Brickhill.

David was a remarkable man, who was an excellent long serving Councillor and a very loyal colleague.

June 24, 2021
Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

Councillor calls for vehicle restrictions amid Nantwich town square damage

A town councillor has called for tighter restrictions on vehicles accessing Nantwich town centre amid damage to paved areas.

Cllr Carole Thomas says heavy delivery vehicles are causing damage to the pedestrianised town square, leading to more falls, trips and injuries to shoppers.

May 31, 2020
Cllr David Marren

Nantwich councillor to appeal after being expelled by local Conservative party

A Nantwich town councillor expelled by his own Conservative party for comments over the Barony Park travellers issue, says he will appeal the decision.

Cllr David Marren was suspended initially over his comments which laid the blame at the former Cheshire East Council Conservative ruling party for a lack of action over securing the park.

June 24, 2019
Joyce Stockton

Tributes after death of former Nantwich Mayor Joyce Stockton

Tributes have been paid to a former Mayor of Nantwich Joyce Stockton who has died.

Mrs Stockton passed away on Saturday (December 15) at the Cypress Court Nursing Home in Crewe.

December 17, 2018
Election date set for new Nantwich Town councillor South Ward

Election date set for new Nantwich Town councillor South Ward

An election will take place to select a new Nantwich Town Council south ward councillor.

The position became vacant following the death of Cllr Norma Simpson back in July.

September 10, 2018