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More missed bin collections as CEC struggles to recruit drivers

More missed bin collections as CEC struggles to recruit drivers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Bin collections are being missed in parts of Cheshire East as the council revealed it is still struggling to recruit drivers and has five vacancies to fill.

Ansa, CEC’s wholly-owned company responsible for waste collection, has taken to social media to apologise for missed collections due to driver shortages.

November 15, 2021
FEATURE: Top tips for new drivers

FEATURE: Top tips for new drivers

Finally passing your driving test could be one of the most rewarding times in your life, and you’re probably eager to get started.

With around 45% of young men and women having a full driving license before the age of 24, it’s important to be prepared.

November 11, 2021
ANSA managers forced to drive bin lorries amid CEC staff crisis

ANSA managers forced to drive bin lorries amid CEC staff crisis

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Ansa managers were forced to drive bin lorries to maintain Cheshire East collections when the service was threatened by driver shortages.

Cheshire East was one of the few councils which managed to keep bin collections, including recyclables and garden waste, going during pandemic lockdowns.

October 13, 2021
Bin collections in Cheshire East disrupted as Covid hits drivers

Bin collections in Cheshire East disrupted as Covid hits drivers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Bin collections have been disrupted in some areas of Cheshire East because of the impact of Covid and the availability of HGV drivers.

Cheshire East has managed to deliver local essential services throughout the pandemic and, unlike some local authorities, has maintained bin collections.

September 9, 2021
180 drivers in Cheshire nabbed for wearing no seatbelt, say police

180 drivers in Cheshire nabbed for wearing no seatbelt, say police

Cheshire Police caught out 180 drivers not wearing seatbelt during a three-week operation on the county’s roads.

Officers issued 180 Traffic Offence Reports (TORs) for the transgression during the operation from May 24 to June 13.

June 18, 2021
Cheshire East sees rise in illegal and anti-social parking in lockdown

Cheshire East sees rise in illegal and anti-social parking in lockdown

More inconsiderate drivers are parking illegally and irresponsibly across Cheshire East, council chiefs say.

Cheshire East Council says there has been a rise in reported cases of “illegal and irresponsible parking” during the latest lockdown.

November 16, 2020
Cheshire East Council says new parking payment app will save drivers 13p

Cheshire East Council says new parking payment app will save drivers 13p

A new parking payment app will save Cheshire East drivers 13p per transaction, the authority claims.

Motorists using a mobile phone to pay for parking at Cheshire East Council car parks will see a change to a new app on October 1.

September 20, 2020
Cheshire East drivers issued roadworks warning as lockdown eases

Cheshire East drivers issued roadworks warning as lockdown eases

Drivers across Cheshire East are being warned to expect more roadworks and delays as lockdown eases.

Authorities say they have received an increase in requests for roadworks from utility companies following the relaxing of lockdown measures.

July 13, 2020
A500 to close overnight for TWO months before Christmas

A500 to close overnight for TWO months before Christmas

Drivers are being warned that the key A500 route between M6 and South Cheshire will be closed overnight for almost two months from October 21.

The closure, to allow initial work on the £55 million dualling project, will be in place between A531/B5472 Meremoor Moss roundabout and M6 Junction 16.

October 15, 2019
227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

227 Cheshire drivers arrested for drink or drug driving in festive crackdown

Cheshire Police arrested 227 county drivers during its festive crackdown on drink or drug driving.

Among those were 25 people in Crewe and Nantwich area arrested for driving under influence of drugs – the highest of any area of the county, and a rise on previous years.

January 16, 2019
Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Another “sink hole”! This time at busy Willaston road junction

Drivers are being warned to avoid Wybunbury Road in Willaston after a “sink hole” appeared.

The hole is between the junction of Eastern Road and Green Lane, and the route is currently closed, says Cheshire Police.

June 28, 2018
Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

By Stephen Topping
A Nantwich man and chairman of countryside access group says a “culture change” is needed to slow drivers down on the area’s rural roads.

The Cheshire East countryside access forum wants to see an end to irresponsible driving on narrow country roads – particularly on unmarked roads which are set at the national speed limit.

June 22, 2018
Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Drivers warned over 3-month closure of major South Cheshire junction

Motorists are being warned to plan journeys as a major link at the busy Crewe Green roundabout closes today for THREE months.

The link between Crewe Green Roundabout and Hungerford Road and Sydney Road will be closed to allow highway improvement works.

April 18, 2018