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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
Action to tackle litter in Nantwich agreed by town councillors

Action to tackle litter in Nantwich agreed by town councillors

Nantwich councillors have agreed on plans to try and tackle the mounting litter problem plaguing the town.

It comes after Nantwich Litter Group member Rob Carter made an impassioned plea for help at the town council meeting last night (April 27).

April 28, 2021
Town councillors at loggerheads over Nantwich public toilets

Town councillors at loggerheads over Nantwich public toilets

Town councillors were driving each other round the u-bend when they clashed over how Nantwich should provide public toilets in future.

A debate which took more than an hour descended into arguments and heated remarks, with one saying “it’s Handforth Parish Council all over again”.

April 27, 2021
Councillors clash over CEC care charge plan for over 85s

Councillors clash over CEC care charge plan for over 85s

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors have clashed over plans to charge residents aged 85 and over £5 per week for ‘assistive technology’ care.

The plans, which were approved for public consultation on Tuesday April 6, would mean over 85s pay the same “standard charge” as other assistive technology users.

April 13, 2021
CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

CEC Ward councillors get extra budget to tackle local highways problems

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Ward councillors in Cheshire East are to have an extra £4,200 to tackle issues like potholes from April.

As part of the Cheshire East 2021/22 budget, Cllr David Marren proposed an amendment to the finance plans which would see each member given ‘at least £4,200’ to tackle highway maintenance issues in their area.

February 18, 2021
4.99% Council Tax rise by Cheshire East Council approved by councillors

4.99% Council Tax rise by Cheshire East Council approved by councillors

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Nantwich residents will have to pay 4.99% more Council Tax to Cheshire East Council from April after councillors approved a new budget for the upcoming year.

The budget, formally known as the Medium Term Financial Strategy, sets out the council’s tax and spending plans from 2021 to 2025.

February 17, 2021
Council Tax 4.99% rise moves step closer for Cheshire East residents

Council Tax 4.99% rise moves step closer for Cheshire East residents

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Financial plans which would see residents pay 4.99% more council tax next year have moved a step closer to final sign-off.

Councillors voted yesterday (February 2) to send the authority’s budget for full council approval later this month.

February 3, 2021
Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Nantwich town centre benches could be removed to target lockdown breaches

Councillors could be forced to remove town centre benches in Nantwich amid fears too many people are not following Covid lockdown guidelines.

The concerns were discussed tonight (January 14) by Nantwich Town Council, after residents and traders raised fears about lack of social distancing.

January 14, 2021
Councillors help Crewe and Nantwich headteachers to acquire devices

Councillors help Crewe and Nantwich headteachers to acquire devices

Labour councillors have offered to support Crewe and Nantwich school headteachers in the fight to secure adequate equipment for home learning during lockdown.

They have created a Facebook Group “Lockdown Laptops for Home Learning in Crewe & Nantwich”, asking local residents to donate unused or unwanted laptops and tablets directly to schools to be distributed to children who require them.

January 13, 2021
None of more than 20 complaints against CEC councillors investigated, figures show

None of more than 20 complaints against CEC councillors investigated, figures show

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than 20 complaints were levelled against Cheshire East councillors last year but none were investigated by officials.

Data from a freedom of information request shows that 23 complaints were made against CEC members in 2019-2020, with none being formally looked into.

January 12, 2021
Councillors give green light for 850-home masterplan near Leighton Hospital

Councillors give green light for 850-home masterplan near Leighton Hospital

Councillors have granted outline permission for an 850-home development close to Leighton Hospital on the outskirts of Crewe.

The scheme forms part of Cheshire East Council’s wider North West Crewe Package and a £36.5 million investment in the area’s highways and infrastructure.

November 29, 2020
Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors urge Nantwich and Crewe residents to engage with car parking consultation

Councillors across Crewe and Nantwich today urged residents to take part in a Cheshire East Council public consultation on plans to revamp car parking provision and parking charges.

Authority chiefs say results will influence plans on changes to parking provision and charges as well as “inform the future direction of how to improve transport, walking and cycling in our towns”.

November 23, 2020