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CEC bosses blasted for failing to highlight “pay rise” talks

CEC bosses blasted for failing to highlight “pay rise” talks

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have been criticised for failing to mention a retrospective pay rise was already being considered when it consulted with the public on proposals to freeze councillors allowances for 2023/4.

As reported last week, the council’s corporate policy committee agreed to recommend that councillors’ basic allowance be increased by £500 a year and be backdated for 2022/3.

June 21, 2023
Cllr Janet Clowes

CEC councillors to vote on increasing their allowances

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors on Cheshire East are to vote next month on increasing their basic allowances by £500 a year – four months after they considered freezing it for 2023/24.

The corporate policy committee agreed to recommend to full council that the basic allowance be increased by £500 and be backdated for 2022/3.

June 19, 2023
LETTER: New Crewe car park ” blot on the landscape”

LETTER: New Crewe car park ” blot on the landscape”

Dear Editor,
The new multi storey car park in Crewe Town Centre is a monument to the stupidity of Crewe’s Labour Councillors.

Nobody asked for a multi storey car park. Nobody wants a multi storey car park.

June 10, 2023
CEC bosses cancel first meeting of new council – due to lack of training!

CEC bosses cancel first meeting of new council – due to lack of training!

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Red-faced Cheshire East Council bosses have been forced to cancel the first committee meeting of the new council – because they didn’t allow enough time to train councillors.

The agenda for next Wednesday’s (May 31) southern planning meeting has already been published online, but new councillors haven’t received the required training.

May 26, 2023
Michael Flash Meakin, scrap metal collector

Nantwich councillors back “Flash” Meakin crowdfunded memorial

Nantwich town councillors have supported a plan to crowdfund a memorial to Michael “Flash” Meakin who died last month.

“Flash” was a well known and loved character in the town for more than 50 years, known as the man with the handcart collecting tin cans and scrap metal for recycling.

May 18, 2023
Arthur Moran

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Reaction after big changes for Cheshire East Council

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Nantwich has a completely different make-up on Cheshire East Council following a shock result with three of its four borough councillors being Labour.

Overall, the council remains in no overall control with 33 Conservative councillors, 31 Labour, 16 Independents and 2 Lib Democrats. Labour made six gains overall, and the Tories three.

May 6, 2023
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Cheshire East Council set for new look after May 4

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Cheshire East Council set for new look after May 4

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council will definitely have at least 21 new faces after this week’s local elections because of the number of councillors standing down – but will it be under the control of one party?

May 1, 2023
LOCAL ELECTIONS: Nantwich Town Council to become three Wards

LOCAL ELECTIONS: Nantwich Town Council to become three Wards

The May 4 local elections sees a major change for Nantwich Town Council which is being split into three wards and will elect 15 councillors in total.

Boundary changes mean the town council will cover a larger population and area.

April 24, 2023
More than quarter of Cheshire East councillors standing down

More than quarter of Cheshire East councillors standing down

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
More than a quarter of Cheshire East’s 82 councillors are not seeking re-election next month.

Altogether, 21 sitting councillors of various political persuasion have decided not to stand again.

April 21, 2023
New Cheshire East garden waste charges approved by council

New Cheshire East garden waste charges approved by council

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East residents will be charged for garden waste collection after the budget was approved.

But some councillors fear this could prove costly for the environment and the council.

February 25, 2023
CEC councillors’ allowances look set to be frozen in 2023-24

CEC councillors’ allowances look set to be frozen in 2023-24

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors’ allowances are expected to be frozen for the next year as Cheshire East cuts back on its spending.

A recommendation in the budget, which goes to full council on February 22, urges councillors to consider freezing their allowances for the 2023/24 financial year.

February 14, 2023
Coole Fishery expansion plan near Nantwich deferred by councillors

Coole Fishery expansion plan near Nantwich deferred by councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors have deferred an application to expand a fishery and leisure park at Newhall near Nantwich so they can visit the site to assess the suitability of the access road.

Coole Acres Fishery and Leisure Park, on Coole Lane, applied to Cheshire East Council for permission to remodel hatchery ponds to create a new lake and to use land for the siting of 19 holiday lodges and two mobile camping pods

February 10, 2023
Cutting CEC library hours will hit less fortunate, councillors warn

Cutting CEC library hours will hit less fortunate, councillors warn

Plans to cut library opening hours will hit those who are less fortunate and need a warm and quiet space, councillors said.

Cheshire East Council has vowed not to close any libraries as it strives to find £20m in savings, but is looking at reducing hours to save on costs.

February 7, 2023