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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
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Nantwich Town councillors vote through precept rise of 3.5%

Nantwich Town councillors have voted through a council tax precept rise of 3.5% for 2024-25 – half of the original planned 7% rise first debated in November.

But again the issue prompted at times a heated debate among councillors, with some Labour councillors calling for a zero rise and to find savings elsewhere.

December 14, 2023
Cheshire East Council looks to slash costs of meetings

Cheshire East Council looks to slash costs of meetings

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East could slash travel expense costs, save time and reduce its carbon footprint if fewer officers and visiting councillors attended meetings in person, the deputy leader said.

Cllr Craig Browne questioned why some of the council’s officers could not attend meetings remotely.

December 3, 2023
CEC councillors urged to report threats to Police Commissioner

CEC councillors urged to report threats to Police Commissioner

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors being threatened and harassed on social media or in person are being urged to speak directly to Cheshire’s police commissioner if complaints to local officers aren’t being followed up.

Police and crime commissioner John Dwyer has said he will be speaking to the Chief Constable about the growing problem.

November 27, 2023
Nantwich Angling Society seek to build new river fishing stages

Nantwich Angling Society seek to build new river fishing stages

Members of Nantwich Angling Society are campaigning to install three new fishing stages along the River Weaver in Nantwich.

The society says the idea will help to make the group more accessible to older members.

November 10, 2023
Stigma around suicide “massive problem”, expert tell CEC councillors

Stigma around suicide “massive problem”, expert tell CEC councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Suicide must be de-stigmatised and there should be more awareness if more deaths are to be prevented, an NHS expert told Cheshire East councillors.

Consultant nurse Mike Caulfield, who co-chairs the Cheshire and Wirral Suicide Prevention and Intervention Group, was informing the council’s scrutiny committee about the partnership’s suicide prevention strategy.

September 9, 2023
Concrete plant already built in Wrenbury is REFUSED by councillors

Concrete plant already built in Wrenbury is REFUSED by councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors have refused an application for a replacement concrete processing plant which has already been built in Wrenbury near Nantwich.

The Graham Heath Group has had permission for several years to operate its existing concrete panel business at the site off Wrenbury Road, next to the village railway station.

September 1, 2023
Councillors defer decision on pet cremation plant near Nantwich

Councillors defer decision on pet cremation plant near Nantwich

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors have deferred an application to use a rural outbuilding near Nantwich for pet and horse cremations.

They want to visit the site and get more information before making a decision.

August 6, 2023
Councillors defer controversial concrete plant bid near Nantwich

Councillors defer controversial concrete plant bid near Nantwich

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors have deferred a controversial application for a concrete processing plant near Nantwich – with some questioning why the applicant would build an expensive new facility without planning permission.

The Graham Heath Group has had permission for several years to operate its existing concrete panel business at Aston near Nantwich.

August 5, 2023
Cheshire East councillors vote to increase allowances by £500

Cheshire East councillors vote to increase allowances by £500

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors have narrowly voted to increase their annual allowances by £500.

And one councillor said if wealthier members voted against the rise then poorer councillors and democracy would suffer.

July 21, 2023
Cheshire East faces potential shake up over wards and councillors

Cheshire East faces potential shake up over wards and councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is facing a potential future shake-up of wards and councillors because the Local Government Boundary Commission plans to review its electoral arrangements.

The review will look at how many councillors the authority should have, how many council wards there should be, where boundaries should be, what the wards should be called, and how many councillors should represent each ward.

July 8, 2023
Lessons needed after woman killed by partner, say CEC councillors

Lessons needed after woman killed by partner, say CEC councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Lessons must be learned following the tragic death of a mother-of-four who was killed by her partner, Cheshire East councillors have said.

The 53-year-old woman, referred to as Pam, died in August 2019.

June 29, 2023