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Cheshire Police issue 58 fines for lockdown breaches in one weekend

Cheshire Police issue 58 fines for lockdown breaches in one weekend

Nantwich residents have been warned to stay at home unless essential after Cheshire Police issued 58 fines over the weekend.

Police chiefs say since the new restrictions came into force last week, most have been sticking to the rules to help protect the NHS and save lives.

January 12, 2021
Cheshire Police issue no £10,000 Covid breach fines

Cheshire Police issue no £10,000 Covid breach fines

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire Police chiefs have praised the public and their officers in following and enforcing Covid-19 laws.

Superintendent Julie Westgate’s comments come after  it emerged not a single £10,000 fine had been dished out by the force.

December 9, 2020
Just two fly-tipping fines issued by Cheshire East in 2019-20

Just two fly-tipping fines issued by Cheshire East in 2019-20

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Just two fines were issued by Cheshire East Council for fly-tipping last year, it has been revealed.

A Freedom of Information request to the council showed that in 2019/20, two fines were issued but only one was paid.

September 27, 2020
Residents urged to use NHS test and trace Covid app

Residents urged to use NHS test and trace Covid app

Cheshire East residents are being urged to download the new NHS test and trace app.

The NHS Covid-19 contact-tracing app was launched yesterday (September 24).

September 25, 2020
617 lockdown “breaches” probed by police across Crewe and Nantwich

617 lockdown “breaches” probed by police across Crewe and Nantwich

Police have investigated 617 reports of lockdown “breaches” across Crewe and Nantwich, it emerged today.

And Chief Insp Simon Newell, head of the Crewe LPU which covers Nantwich, revealed 33 fixed penalty fines had been issued in that time.

May 6, 2020
Big rise in fines handed to Cheshire East parents for taking term-time holidays

Big rise in fines handed to Cheshire East parents for taking term-time holidays

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Thousands of fines have been handed out to Cheshire East parents for taking their children out of school at term-time following a landmark court ruling.

Figures obtained by the Knowledge Academy under the Freedom of Information Act show both Cheshire East and West councils dished out more fixed penalty notices (FPNs) in 2018-19 than in 2017-18.

February 19, 2020
More fines dished out by Cheshire East to dog owners over fouling

More fines dished out by Cheshire East to dog owners over fouling

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 100 fines have been handed out to irresponsible owners for failing to control or clean up after their dogs since Cheshire East Council chiefs beefed up their powers.

Cheshire East launched a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to tackle dog fouling and dog control issues on November 1, 2017, with the aim of encouraging responsible dog ownership.

September 19, 2019
Cheshire East Council blunder led to £20,000 of incorrect parking penalty notices

Cheshire East Council blunder led to £20,000 of incorrect parking penalty notices

A blunder by Cheshire East Council means almost £20,000 of incorrect parking fines will need to be reimbursed.

The council has today apologised, admitting the error happened when 675 penalty charge notices were issued for drivers using some free car parks.

July 3, 2019
Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

Parents slam soaring number of school attendance fines in Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Fines for taking children out of school during term time have been slammed by parents – but MPs insist youngsters’ attendance is crucial.

It was revealed last week that the number of fines issued to parents in Cheshire in the first year following a high-profile court battle soared compared to previous years.

April 18, 2019
Cheshire East Council chiefs seek stronger powers to tackle dog fouling

Cheshire East Council chiefs seek stronger powers to tackle dog fouling

Council chiefs are seeking stronger powers to tackle dog fouling which plagues the streets and open spaces of Nantwich and Crewe.

Cheshire East Council wants to impose a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) on all its public spaces.

September 12, 2017
Nantwich head hits out at ‘punitive’ fines for parents amid High Court ruling

Nantwich head hits out at ‘punitive’ fines for parents amid High Court ruling

A Nantwich headteacher has hit out at the use of “punitive” fines for parents who take their children out of school for holidays.

Mary Hennessy Jones, head at Pear Tree Primary in Stapeley, spoke after a High Court ruling backed Isle of Wight parent Jon Platt for refusing to pay a £120 fine after he took his daughter out last year.

May 23, 2016
Cheshire Police admits blunder over 1,600 “wrong” parking tickets

Cheshire Police admits blunder over 1,600 “wrong” parking tickets

Cheshire Police issued 1,600 parking fines when it didn’t have the power to do so, it has emerged.

The errant Fixed Penalty Notices were issued by PCSOs who did not have authority in their contracts to impose them.

March 10, 2016
Cheshire East Council “rubbished” over litter and dog fouling fines

Cheshire East Council “rubbished” over litter and dog fouling fines

New figures show Cheshire East Council wardens dished out just 25 fines for littering across the whole borough in 2013-14. And there were just NINE fixed penalty notices for dog fouling in the region for the same period.

May 16, 2014