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Councillors call on CEC boss to drive Middlewich Road diversion

Councillors call on CEC boss to drive Middlewich Road diversion

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Three councillors have called on Cheshire East Council’s chief executive to drive the 10.6 mile diversion route caused by A530 Middlewich Road closure to see the havoc it is causing local people.

Rachel Bailey, who represents Audlem, Margaret Simon, of Wistaston, and Patrick Redstone, of Odd Rode ward, have written to Lorraine O’Donnell saying the road closure has blocked important ambulance routes, added delays to commutes and caused disruption throughout Crewe and Nantwich.

June 11, 2022
Planned taxi fare rises in Cheshire East raises safety fears, say councillors

Planned taxi fare rises in Cheshire East raises safety fears, say councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Proposed taxi fare increases in Cheshire East could force people to walk home from late night shifts posing a risk to their safety, two councillors said.

The new maximum fares suggested for Hackney carriages will be advertised publicly and consulted on, Cheshire East’s licensing committee decided on Monday.

June 8, 2022
Cheshire East Council considers paying people to quit smoking

Cheshire East Council considers paying people to quit smoking

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is considering paying people hundreds of pounds to quit smoking.

It could launch a pilot scheme which would see the general population offered up to £200 to quit and pregnant women offered £400.

May 30, 2022
Shavington residents campaign against boundary change plans

Shavington residents campaign against boundary change plans

Residents are joining Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish councillors in campaigning against plans to change their parish boundary.

Cheshire East Council has published a plan to break up the parish of Shavington-cum-Gresty.

November 8, 2021
Lives at risk under Cheshire East winter gritting policy, warn councillors

Lives at risk under Cheshire East winter gritting policy, warn councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors and residents have urged Cheshire East to urgently review its winter gritting policy claiming lives are at risk.

We revealed in June how some roads have been removed from the route this winter including many rural roads in and around Nantwich.

October 24, 2021
Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors are being urged to back Crewe’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has asked “traditional railway towns” to put a case forward to develop new headquarters for Great British Railways – a new, single, accountable public body responsible for running Britain’s railways.

October 18, 2021
Six-month wait to register birth, Cheshire woman told

Six-month wait to register birth, Cheshire woman told

A Cheshire East woman was told she would have to wait six months for an appointment to register her baby’s birth, councillors heard.

Members of the audit and governance committee are now seeking assurances that, if there are delays, it won’t prevent families from claiming child benefit immediately after the baby’s birth.

October 4, 2021
CEC councillors net £1.25 million in expenses and allowances

CEC councillors net £1.25 million in expenses and allowances

Cheshire East councillors netted more than £1.25 million between them in expenses and allowances in 2020-21, latest figures show.

A basic allowance of £12,351 is paid to each of the 82 elected members, adding up to just short of £1 million.

September 30, 2021
New Nantwich free primary school plans move step closer

New Nantwich free primary school plans move step closer

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans for a new primary school in Nantwich moved a step closer when councillors agreed to go out to consultation over the proposals and look for potential sponsors to run it.

As revealed by Nantwich News, the £3.5m free school is earmarked for land close to Nantwich Town’s Weaver Stadium and is needed to cope with rising pupils numbers created by a new housing development.

July 13, 2021
Town councillors question funding of CCTV in Nantwich

Town councillors question funding of CCTV in Nantwich

Town councillors have questioned whether they should be paying for CCTV in Nantwich after receiving little information on outcomes and results.

The council spends more than £25,000 each year on ensuring its network of 14 CCTV cameras are monitored 24/7 from a control centre in Macclesfield.

July 9, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Bid to boost CEC councillors’ allowances “a disgrace”

READER’S LETTER: Bid to boost CEC councillors’ allowances “a disgrace”

Dear Editor,
The Labour-led coalition which currently runs Cheshire East Council has decided to promote a scheme which pays their own members more money, creating an extra cost for the tax payer.

June 22, 2021
Councillors launch pilot scheme to clean up Crewe’s alleyways

Councillors launch pilot scheme to clean up Crewe’s alleyways

Councillors in Crewe have welcomed the launch of a pilot scheme to help make the town’s streets and alleyways cleaner and tidier.

The initiative, jointly managed by Cheshire East Council and Crewe Town Council, targets the perpetrators of antisocial activities such as fly-tipping and contamination of bins.

May 21, 2021
Willaston councillors launch “No to Dog Fouling” campaign

Willaston councillors launch “No to Dog Fouling” campaign

An anti-dog fouling campaign has been launched by Willaston councillors after angry residents said “enough is enough”.

The parish council agreed in March to pull together a campaign after realising the issue was such a bone of contention among villagers.

April 29, 2021