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CEC to make 130,000 council tax energy rebate payments

CEC to make 130,000 council tax energy rebate payments

Cheshire East Council bosses say they will make nearly 130,000 council tax energy rebate payments having been allocated £19.2m from the government.

The council is setting up two schemes for the £150 rebate.

April 5, 2022
Healthcare worker at home visit

CEC given almost £1 million to recruit more care workers

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Care workers should be well paid for doing a tough and sometimes “unpleasant” job just as miners were in past years for digging coal, a Cheshire East councillor said.

Cllr Stewart Gardiner was speaking at a Cheshire East Council meeting where it was announced the authority has been awarded £982,203 to help recruit and retain care staff during the winter months.

December 19, 2021
READER’S LETTER: Councillors should lobby for better broadband in Crewe

READER’S LETTER: Councillors should lobby for better broadband in Crewe

Dear Editor,
I am calling on the local Labour run Town and Borough Councils and the Tory MP to lobby the Government hard to improve broadband speeds in parts of Crewe.

Crewe is already the most economically and socially deprived town in the whole of Cheshire East.

December 3, 2021
FEATURE: Top tips for any digital entrepreneur

FEATURE: Top tips for any digital entrepreneur

Despite the whirlwind of the impact that the pandemic has had on companies, new research reveals that almost 20,000 entrepreneurs started new tech businesses in the UK last year according to Government figures – the equivalent to a new business created every half hour in 2020!

October 26, 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 MPs push for Leighton Hospital funding from Government

Cheshire MPs push for Leighton Hospital funding from Government

Cheshire MPs are urging the Government to select Leighton Hospital as one of eight in the country to benefit from a multi-billion pound building programme.

Crewe and Nantwich MP Dr Kieran Mullan, Eddisbury MP Edward Timpson, and Congleton MP Fiona Bruce say they have written a joint letter to new Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

August 4, 2021
Cheshire PCC calls for Government rethink on police pay

Cheshire PCC calls for Government rethink on police pay

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has called on the Government to rethink a decision to freeze police officers pay.

Last week, the Government made the decision to freeze police officer pay for all of those whose salaries exceed £24,000 in 2021/22.

July 30, 2021
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Cheshire East declines action over boundary changes review

Cheshire East will not take action at this time regarding the review of parliamentary constituencies, saying the suggested changes don’t impact significantly on the borough council, writes Belinda Ryan.

But the local authority does believe it may have to make representations during the second round of consultation, once Cheshire West and Chester Council makes its views known to the Boundary Commission.

July 8, 2021
£14 million to Crewe from Future High Streets Fund

£14 million to Crewe from Future High Streets Fund

Council bosses and Crewe & Nantwich MP have welcomed more than £14 million funding for Crewe from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.

The £14.1 million will go towards nine projects including £3.1 million to transform the historic Christ Church into a new digital technology work space to encourage new digital entrepreneurs into the town.

May 27, 2021
Cheshire East Council says highways maintenance funding “cut” by Government

Cheshire East Council says highways maintenance funding “cut” by Government

Cheshire East highways chiefs say their Government funding for highways maintenance has been slashed by almost £4 million.

CEC says it has been allocated £13 million from the government’s highways maintenance funding for next financial year.

February 25, 2021
Nantwich Town could benefit from £27,000 Government package

Nantwich Town could benefit from £27,000 Government package

Nantwich Town could be in line for a £27,000 support package from the Government to help it through the current pandemic lockdown.

The Government’s £10 million Sports Winter Survival Package has been announced to help non-league clubs in Steps 3-6 who have not been able to resume their season since Christmas.

January 28, 2021
Cheshire East Council and schools adapt to latest Government return plans

Cheshire East Council and schools adapt to latest Government return plans

Cheshire East Council says it is helping schools and colleges to put arrangements in place for the return of pupils to school in the New Year.

It follows latest Government guidance issued yesterday, which will see many students not back in the classroom until January 18.

December 31, 2020
Beeston Castle & Tarporley Station in 1961 - pic by Ben Brookshank, creative commons licence

Beeston and Tarporley Station plan gets Government go ahead

An ambitious project to re-open Beeston and Tarporley Station has received the go-ahead and Government funding to progress to the next stage.

The Department for Transport has announced that Beeston and Tarporley Station Reopening Group have been successful in their bid to the Beeching Reversal “Ideas Fund”.

November 27, 2020