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Shavington councillor issues stark warning over new code of conduct

Shavington councillor issues stark warning over new code of conduct

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council could prevent councillors from working in the best interests of residents if it passes the new revised members code of conduct as it stands, a Shavington councillor believes.

Cllr David Marren (Ind) told the Local Democracy Reporting Service that the rule of “not bringing the council into disrepute” could be interpreted as preventing councillors from criticising the authority because criticism may damage the council’s reputation.

August 9, 2022
CEC councillor code of conduct labelled “bully’s charter”

CEC councillor code of conduct labelled “bully’s charter”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The Cheshire East councillors’ code of conduct has been labelled a “bully’s charter” by one councillor.

Cllr David Marren (pictured), of Shavington Ward, made the comment during a debate on the current code at a recent audit and governance committee.

August 2, 2022
CEC councillors query officers’ actions over Ward budget scheme

CEC councillors query officers’ actions over Ward budget scheme

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East’s audit and governance committee has been asked to look into whether council officers exceeded their powers amid claims a decision taken on Ward budgets may not have been properly implemented.

Ward budgets of £4,200 were allocated to all 82 councillors to spend on highways issues in their areas, following a decision made at full council in February 2021.

August 1, 2022
Police probe after Bunbury councillor targeted by hate mail

Police probe after Bunbury councillor targeted by hate mail

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Police have been contacted after a Bunbury councillor and former mayor of Cheshire East has been targeted by hate mail.

Cllr Sarah Pochin (Ind) told the Local Democracy Reporting Service she is determined to stand up to the “bully” and “coward” behind this latest poison pen letter.

July 22, 2022
Shavington and Nantwich Town councillor is new Cheshire East Mayor

Shavington and Nantwich Town councillor is new Cheshire East Mayor

The new Mayor of Cheshire East is Nantwich Town councillor and Shavington ward borough councillor David Marren.

Cllr Marren takes over the chains of office from outgoing Mayor, Cllr Sarah Pochin, who represents Bunbury ward.

May 18, 2022
Cheshire East pays out £6,600 after Ombudsman complaints upheld

Cheshire East pays out £6,600 after Ombudsman complaints upheld

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council paid out £6,674 in compensation for five complaints upheld by the Ombudsman between August 1 and November 30.

Cllr David Marren, vice chair of the audit and governance committee, said he thought the council took the matter “far too lightly”.

January 19, 2022
New Shavington care home plan approved despite fire fears

New Shavington care home plan approved despite fire fears

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A 72-bedroom care home will be built on Gresty Road in Shavington — despite concerns from one councillor it could burn down like the Notre Dame cathedral.

Cheshire East’s southern planning committee approved the plans yesterday (March 31), paving the way for the 2.5-storey facility to be built.

April 1, 2021
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Shavington “affordable housing” scheme refused planning by councillors

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A development consisting of 100% affordable housing in Shavington has been refused planning permission by Cheshire East councillors.

The plans, which would have seen 40 homes built on land off Newcastle Road, were recommended for refusal by CEC planners.

February 3, 2021
Major doubts cast over Nantwich Food Festival in September

Major doubts cast over Nantwich Food Festival in September

Nantwich Food Festival directors are set to decide whether to stage this year’s show, with town councillors tonight casting a major doubt over it.

The three-day festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the town is due to take place September 4-6.

April 23, 2020
Late night levy plan could be reviewed by Cheshire East councillors

Late night levy plan could be reviewed by Cheshire East councillors

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East borough chiefs are being asked to reconsider a decision not to introduce a “late night levy” to bring in additional cash for police and the council.

Councils have had the power to implement a late night levy since 2011 – meaning an additional fee would be charged to licenced premises that can sell alcohol between midnight and 6am.

October 22, 2019
End of Life Partnership receives £8,000 donation from Orbitas

End of Life Partnership receives £8,000 donation from Orbitas

Award-winning South Cheshire charity The End of Life Partnership has received an £8,000 donation from Orbitas.

The End of Life Partnership works with local communities and professionals, supporting them to achieve good quality end of life and bereavement care.

August 22, 2019
Shavington Primary School earns £1,000 from Community Fund Scheme

Shavington Primary School earns £1,000 from Community Fund Scheme

Shavington Primary School has received a £1,000 donation from housing developer Barratts.

Headteacher Rachel Nicholls received the donation as part of the company’s Community Fund Scheme.

July 27, 2019
Councillors help residents measure out Barony Park for boundary work

Councillors help residents measure out Barony Park for boundary work

Councillors joined Nantwich residents to measure out Barony Park in a bid to speed up action and install perimeter protection.

Members of Friends of Barony Park were joined by Nantwich Town Councillors David Marren and Cheshire East Council Leader Sam Corcoran in the exercise.

July 17, 2019