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Cheshire East Council submits bids to Levelling Up Fund

Cheshire East Council submits bids to Levelling Up Fund

Cheshire East Council has submitted three bids to round two of the government’s Levelling Up Fund, the authority has confirmed.

The Levelling Up Fund is designed to invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK.

August 8, 2022
Cheshire East bids for £158,000 for more EV charging points

Cheshire East bids for £158,000 for more EV charging points

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is bidding for nearly £158k of government funding to install electric vehicle charging points in its towns.

The council has identified sites in nine towns – including Snow Hill car park in Nantwich – as part of this phase to install charging points for residents unable to charge vehicles at home.

July 20, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Grant funding from government for children’s services

READER’S LETTER: Grant funding from government for children’s services

Dear Editor

All Cheshire East Conservatives are delighted by the £12 million fund that this Government has allocated to Family Hubs.

Some of this money is now coming to Cheshire East.

May 26, 2022
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