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Nantwich councillors urge residents to back Leighton Hospital bus

Nantwich councillors urge residents to back Leighton Hospital bus

Community leaders are calling on Nantwich residents to back plans to reintroduce a direct bus service between the town and Leighton Hospital.

Cheshire East proposals include restructuring the existing 70, 72 and 73 bus services between Nantwich, Wrenbury and Audlem, and cutting sections to make possible a new direct link to Leighton Hospital.

May 22, 2024
LETTER: Faux outrage over Nantwich carparks

LETTER: Faux outrage over Nantwich carparks

Dear Editor,
It was with utter disbelief that I read your article (15th May) covering Nantwich Town councillors ‘blasting of plans’ to remove the cash payment option on local carparks.

This policy was put in place by the Labour and Independent administration running Cheshire East.

May 15, 2024
Plan to install new Automaton Clock in Nantwich Civic Hall

Plan to install new Automaton Clock in Nantwich Civic Hall

Town councillors are bidding to install a new “Automaton Clock” in Nantwich Civic Hall. The project would involve engineering students from Crewe and Nantwich.

The idea emerged as town councillors and engineers discussed if it was possible to repair the broken Millennium Clock in the Cocoa Yard in Nantwich.

April 10, 2024
Local councillors query Cheshire East delay over “lane rental” scheme

Local councillors query Cheshire East delay over “lane rental” scheme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is to drive ahead with plans to introduce a lane rental scheme to speed up utility firms that dig up roads to carry out repairs.

But local councillors, while welcoming the news, have hit out at the delays in getting the scheme up and running.

April 9, 2024
Cheshire East Council rejects plan to give councillors more allowances

Cheshire East Council rejects plan to give councillors more allowances

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has turned down a proposal which would have allowed councillors to claim two special responsibility allowances.

At present, councillors can only claim one special responsibility allowance (SRA).

February 29, 2024
CEC approves 4.99% rise in Council Tax and mothballing tips

CEC approves 4.99% rise in Council Tax and mothballing tips

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors have approved a budget for the next financial year which includes mothballing three tips and increasing council tax by 4.99%.

The council voted by 43 to 32 in favour of the budget which brings in a raft of savings measures including emergency tip closures at Bollington, Middlewich and Poynton from April.

February 28, 2024
CEC councillors allowances set to be frozen for 2024-25

CEC councillors allowances set to be frozen for 2024-25

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East looks set to freeze councillor allowance rates for this financial year.

But they could allow eligible members to claim two Special Responsibility Allowances (SRA) instead of one.

February 15, 2024
Cheshire East Council delays decision on axing school meals service

Cheshire East Council delays decision on axing school meals service

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is to hold talks with headteachers about ending its loss-making school meals service but councillors didn’t make the expected decision to close it.

The council’s catering service, operating under the name of Fresh, currently provides lunches and snacks to 87 schools and employs approximately 270 people.

February 13, 2024
Retail and employment area of Stapeley development approved

Retail and employment area of Stapeley development approved

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors at Cheshire East Council have given the go-ahead for the retail and employment phase of the Maylands Park development at Stapeley.

Outline approval for the whole scheme – which includes residential and employment use – was granted on appeal by the Secretary of State in July 2020.

February 1, 2024
Cheshire East councillors approve controversial changes to parking charges

Cheshire East councillors approve controversial changes to parking charges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Controversial plans to introduce parking charges in “free” towns and hike up prices in those which already pay have been backed by councillors.

Eleven members of Cheshire East’s highways and transport committee today (Thursday) voted in favour of implementing the new charges, with one voting against and one abstaining.

January 25, 2024
Adult social care costs rocketing with £5m overspend likely

Adult social care costs rocketing with £5m overspend likely

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Adult social care costs are rocketing in Cheshire East with some needs so complex it can cost about £9,000 a week for one person, councillors were told.

Jill Broomhall, director of adults and social care, said the average age of people being assessed for care need in the borough was 89.

January 22, 2024
Councillors approve plans for converting The Gables in Nantwich

Councillors approve plans for converting The Gables in Nantwich

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans to convert The Gables into a beauty salon and flats have been given the go-ahead – with councillors welcoming the re-purposing of the historic Nantwich town centre building.

The Beam Street property is currently empty but was formerly used as a community club and offices.

January 11, 2024
CEC councillors want “Freedom of Borough” for darts champ Humphries

CEC councillors want “Freedom of Borough” for darts champ Humphries

Cheshire East councillors have issued a call for new World Darts champion Luke Humphries to be given “Freedom of the Borough” after his momentous victory.

Humphries, who lives in the Shavington area with fiance Kayley, beat 16-year-old sensation Luke Littler in Wednesday’s epic final.

January 5, 2024