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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
Cheshire East could turn off most of its 40,000 street lights to save money

Cheshire East could turn off most of its 40,000 street lights to save money

Plans by Cheshire East Council to turn off “a high proportion” of its 40,000 street lights to save money could increase crime and attacks on women, councillors warned.

The council is currently consulting in its budget proposals on plans to reduce the number and timing of street lighting in the borough from September.

January 29, 2023
CEC plans for parking charge rises will hit traders, councillors warned

CEC plans for parking charge rises will hit traders, councillors warned

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Plans to hike up existing parking charges in Cheshire East and introduce fees on free car parks will cripple town centre traders and drive cars on to residential streets, councillors said.

Members of Cheshire East’s highways and transport committee were unhappy they were being asked to give feedback on budget proposals to increase charges when very little detail was given.

January 28, 2023
Controversial Nantwich South housing scheme deferred by councillors

Controversial Nantwich South housing scheme deferred by councillors

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A controversial 188-home scheme for Nantwich has been deferred by councillors because of safety concerns over a play area and the lack of allotments.

Cheshire East’s planning officers had recommended the strategic planning board approve the reserved matters application from David Wilson Homes and Muller for the phase one development on land at Peter Destapleigh Way at Stapeley.

January 26, 2023
Cheshire East councillors in furious row over ‘cost of living’ motion

Cheshire East councillors in furious row over ‘cost of living’ motion

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A furious row erupted at a Cheshire East Council meeting with Labour councillors refusing to back a cost of living motion which included a reference to thanking the government for its support.

The notice of motion (NoM) was proposed by Cllr Janet Clowes (Wybunbury, Con) and the adults and health committee was asked to make a decision to accept or reject it and to acknowledge the work done by officers on the cost of living crisis.

January 26, 2023
Cheshire East Council signs up to “Fair Tax Declaration”

Cheshire East Council signs up to “Fair Tax Declaration”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has signed up to a declaration to ensure the council does its best to only use suppliers and companies who pay fair taxes.

The finance sub-committee narrowly voted in favour of the council signing up to the Fair Tax Declaration – four councillors voted in favour, two against and two abstained.

January 23, 2023
CEC should sell off old buildings before cutting services, say Tories

CEC should sell off old buildings before cutting services, say Tories

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Tory councillors have demanded to know why Cheshire East Council is not selling off or re-using derelict buildings instead of proposing staff and service cuts.

Members of the children and families committee met to discuss the medium term financial strategy 2023-27 where savings have to be made as the council struggles to balance its books as costs rise, inflation soars and demand on the service grows.

January 20, 2023
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: CEC committee system “devaluing” elected councillors

Dear Editor
At December’s Full Council meeting Council Leader Sam Corcoran used his “Leader Speaking Time” to bewail rising risks, demand for care services and rising inflation and predicting £20m shortfalls in next year’s budget.

December 19, 2022
Cheshire East Council adopts second part of Local Plan

Cheshire East Council adopts second part of Local Plan

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has adopted the second part of its local plan with some councillors voting against it.

Some warned at the council meeting this week that planners would have to go back to the drawing board if it was rejected.

December 17, 2022
Expansion of South Cheshire special school gets council go ahead

Expansion of South Cheshire special school gets council go ahead

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A special school in South Cheshire can go ahead with expansion plans to accommodate an extra 60 pupils after Cheshire East gave permission for an extension to be built.

Springfield School caters for children and young people, between the ages of four and 19, who have autism, severe learning difficulties and complex needs.

November 30, 2022