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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
Cheshire East councillors debate plan to issue fines for idling engines

Cheshire East councillors debate plan to issue fines for idling engines

By Jonathan Sutton, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council could soon start issuing fines to drivers who leave their engine idling as a review of the policy is taking place.

This could mean parents waiting to pick up their children outside schools in the borough who refuse to turn their engine off could face a £60 fine.

November 24, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Crewe is ‘Blocked Drains Capital’ of Cheshire East

READER’S LETTER: Crewe is ‘Blocked Drains Capital’ of Cheshire East

Dear Editor,
On average there is a report of a flood or a blocked gullie in Crewe every working day.

Because of that, Crewe has more road and footpath flooding than anywhere else in Cheshire East.

November 19, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Are we facing higher tax and fewer services in CEC?

READER’S LETTER: Are we facing higher tax and fewer services in CEC?

Dear Editor,
We are slowly being drip fed by the news that Council Tax nationally might have larger increases with the removal of some manifesto promises plus a reduction of some services.

November 15, 2022
More than £1.2 million allowances paid to CEC councillors in 2021-22

More than £1.2 million allowances paid to CEC councillors in 2021-22

More than £1.2 million was paid out in allowances and expenses between 82 Cheshire East councillors in 2021-22, latest figures show.

Cheshire East Council has published details of the allowances paid to elected members during the last financial year, as required by law.

November 14, 2022
CEC councillors narrowly vote in controversial new “code of conduct”

CEC councillors narrowly vote in controversial new “code of conduct”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East councillors have narrowly approved a new code of conduct despite opposition from nearly half the council because it doesn’t include a right of appeal against complaints.

Conservative councillors had called for the matter to be deferred, saying the working group set up to look into the new code hadn’t completed its work.

October 25, 2022
Councillors call for “safe night travel” motion in Cheshire East

Councillors call for “safe night travel” motion in Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Employers should take some responsibility for ensuring shift workers get home safely and Cheshire East should consider this when pubs and clubs apply for late-night licences, two councillors have said.

Councillors Laura Smith and Sally Handley have put forward a motion to next week’s meeting of the full council calling for safe night time travel for workers.

October 17, 2022
Scale of death threats and abuse faced by Cheshire East councillors unveiled

Scale of death threats and abuse faced by Cheshire East councillors unveiled

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Death threats, excrement posted through the letterbox, stalking, trolling and obscene phone calls – these are just some examples of the harassment experienced by Cheshire East councillors.

And while it’s definitely not true to say all have suffered such treatment, even some of those who said they received no abuse did qualify it with, ‘other than what you expect’.

October 16, 2022
Cheshire East councillors set to receive more paid parental leave

Cheshire East councillors set to receive more paid parental leave

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council looks set to give councillors paid parental leave to encourage more people to stand for election and take part in the democratic process.

If the policy is agreed by full council it would apply to parents, regardless of their gender, and cover adoption leave to support those who choose to adopt.

October 10, 2022
CEC councillors to get increased highways budget for local Wards

CEC councillors to get increased highways budget for local Wards

Elected members of Cheshire East Council will have more cash to spend on highways projects in their local wards next year.

Ward member budgets, introduced in 2021, will increase by 50% from £4,200 to £6,500.

October 4, 2022
CEC to improve monitoring of Section 106 money from developers

CEC to improve monitoring of Section 106 money from developers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is updating the way it keeps track of section 106 financial contributions from developers and when the cash is allocated.

S106 agreements are legal agreements between the council and developers to secure financial or other contributions to mitigate the impact of development.

September 10, 2022
Objections raised over plan for treehouse-style lodge in Faddiley

Objections raised over plan for treehouse-style lodge in Faddiley

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Councillors and neighbours have objected to plans for treehouse-style lodge holiday scheme at Faddiley near Nantwich.

Cheshire East planning officers have recommended approval for the application for four new holiday lodges and the conversion of an existing building to a lodge at Sevenoaks, Hearns Lane, despite objections from neighbours.

August 24, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Crewe Royal Arcade “Art for Who’s Sake?

READER’S LETTER: Crewe Royal Arcade “Art for Who’s Sake?

Dear Editor,
So Cheshire East Council has commissioned a huge public art piece to adorn the side of the Royal Arcade Bus Station as we were told by a fellow Crewe Councillor at Wednesday’s full Council meeting!

Elected members at the meeting looked bemused – many of us knew nothing about it! (It appears we missed the email sent out late the previous afternoon).

July 21, 2022