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Covid cases in Cheshire East 10-14 yr olds “five times” higher than adults

Covid cases in Cheshire East 10-14 yr olds “five times” higher than adults

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The number of school children who have tested positive in the 10 to 14 age group in Cheshire East is nearly five times that of the adult population.

Latest available figures quoted by director of education Jacky Forster revealed that at the beginning of the week (October 4), the overall positive rate in Cheshire East was 515 per 100,000 population.

October 8, 2021
Healthcare worker at home visit

More than 130 CEC care staff not fully vaccinated, figures show

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
More than 130 staff working in Cheshire East care homes have not had both Covid jabs, with half of these exempt on medical grounds.

The matter was raised at an adults and health committee where Cllr Arthur Moran (Nantwich North & West, Ind) raised concerns the November deadline for all staff to be double jabbed could have a negative impact on staff numbers.

September 29, 2021
All Cheshire East Covid costs paid by Government, says finance chief

All Cheshire East Covid costs paid by Government, says finance chief

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s entire Covid-related costs have been funded by the government to date and not the council.

The revelation comes after the authority predicted the impact of the Covid pandemic would cost about £70 million and swallow up the council’s reserves.

September 27, 2021
Cheshire East children’s services overspends by £1.7 million

Cheshire East children’s services overspends by £1.7 million

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s children’s services department has overspent its budget for the fourth year in a row and the problem has been exacerbated by safeguarding issues because of Covid.

The council as a whole underspent by £1.2m last year, mainly because projects could not be completed because of the pandemic.

September 24, 2021
CEC saves £920,000 on staff mileage claims due to Covid pandemic

CEC saves £920,000 on staff mileage claims due to Covid pandemic

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council saved more than £920,000 on staff mileage claims in 2020/21 because of the Covid pandemic.

Figures released by the council in a report to the corporate policy committee reveal mileage claimed by staff in the 2020 calendar year was down by 41% compared to 2019, with over 1.2 million fewer miles being claimed.

September 1, 2021
57,000 Cheshire East pupils prepare for return amid easing of Covid rules

57,000 Cheshire East pupils prepare for return amid easing of Covid rules

Up to 57,000 pupils will be returning to schools and colleges across Cheshire East in the next week under fewer Covid safety measures.

Almost 180 schools and colleges have been working with Cheshire East staff to agree arrangements following the recent lifting of national restrictions.

August 28, 2021
Willaston pre-school celebrates Covid-19 recovery project success

Willaston pre-school celebrates Covid-19 recovery project success

Willaston Pre-school is celebrating the success of a Covid-19 Recovery Project for Disadvantaged Children.

The project has been funded by the Cheshire Community Foundation, and led by pre-school manager Jacqueline Piaf.

August 16, 2021
Students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich celebrate A levels success

Students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich celebrate A levels success

Students at Malbank Sixth Form in Nantwich have celebrated top A level results today.

They collected their results after what headteacher John Harrison described as “their most challenging year in education”.

August 10, 2021
Cheshire East pay out thousands on room hire for meetings

Cheshire East pay out thousands on room hire for meetings

by Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has paid nearly £3,000 to hire buildings for meetings since the government scrapped online decision-making meetings for councils.

So far the local authority has had to hire out non-council owned buildings seven times at a cost of £2,891 so councillors could meet face-to-face and comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

August 4, 2021
MP Kieran Mullan hails Willaston Covid vaccination centre

MP Kieran Mullan hails Willaston Covid vaccination centre

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan has praised the work of a Willaston team running a Covid vaccination centre in the village.

He visited The Acacia Suite at Willaston Masonic Hall to see how the progress of the centre.

July 30, 2021
Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Police, council and health bosses across Cheshire today urged residents to be “responsible” as “Freedom Day” marks the final easing of lockdown restrictions.

They say cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 are continuing to rise across Cheshire East, with 1,222 more cases in week up to July 8.

July 19, 2021
Flu vaccine uptake fears aired by Cheshire East health chiefs

Flu vaccine uptake fears aired by Cheshire East health chiefs

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East health chief has warned of a “challenging winter” amid fears Covid will result in lower resilience to flu.

Director of public health Dr Matt Tyrer said it was vital people got the message that they should be vaccinated for both conditions.

July 13, 2021
South Cheshire youth team wins league in Covid-hit season

South Cheshire youth team wins league in Covid-hit season

A South Cheshire youth team have been crowned champions after going through a Covid-hit season unbeaten in their league.

NAR Sports Under 12s won the South Cheshire FA Youth League ahead of 13 other sides who all made amazing efforts to complete the campaign disrupted by pandemic lockdowns.

July 13, 2021