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Cheshire East Council offers more free parking days in Nantwich

Cheshire East Council offers more free parking days in Nantwich

Four free car parking days are being offered in Nantwich and other towns in a bid to boost retailers emerging from the pandemic.

A previous parking incentive scheme is due to expire on August 31 2022.

June 13, 2022
£5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”

£5.8m Govt grant for pothole repairs in Cheshire East “scratches surface”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A £5.799m government grant for potholes is welcome but “will not even begin to scratch the surface” of the £180m backlog of repair work, Cheshire East’s deputy leader said.

Cllr Craig Browne said Government funding to Cheshire East for road repairs has remained largely static over the last decade.

May 3, 2022
Highways works programme unveiled for 2022-23 in Cheshire East

Highways works programme unveiled for 2022-23 in Cheshire East

Cheshire East Council has outlined its planned works programme for highways in 2022-23.

The programme includes repairs and renovations on roads, paths and bridges in and around the Nantwich area as well as across the borough.

April 7, 2022
“Quality assurance officers” to inspect Cheshire East road repairs

“Quality assurance officers” to inspect Cheshire East road repairs

New “quality assurance officers” are to be used by Cheshire East Council to inspect work carried out on the borough’s roads.

The authority said it aims to improve the quality of highways repairs after mounting criticism about the state of the area’s roads.

March 23, 2022
Cheshire emergency services urge care as Storm Eunice set to hit

Cheshire emergency services urge care as Storm Eunice set to hit

Cheshire Police are advising residents not to travel tomorrow (February 18) as Storm Eunice is set to hit the county.

An Amber weather warning has been issued for Cheshire for most of Friday as powerful winds of up to 80mph and torrential rain is forecast.

February 17, 2022
£7 million for Cheshire East roads in 2022-23 amid councillor warnings

£7 million for Cheshire East roads in 2022-23 amid councillor warnings

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council needs to invest as much as it can now to improve its highways to avoid closing unsafe roads in the future, a councillor warned.

It comes as the authority has included £7 million in its capital programme in 2022/3 for highways.

February 13, 2022
Early works start on major highways scheme near Leighton Hospital

Early works start on major highways scheme near Leighton Hospital

Works to prepare for the delivery of a major highways scheme near Leighton Hospital is underway – with the main works set to start by summer.

The North West Crewe Package (NWCP) will see a series of highways and junction improvements made to ease congestion and improve access to the hospital, as well as new and existing housing developments.

February 4, 2022
Cheshire East urged to plough £2.7m more into highways budget

Cheshire East urged to plough £2.7m more into highways budget

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs are being urged to plough an extra £2.7 million into its highways budget amid claims the council has lost interest in looking after its transport infrastructure.

The highways and transport committee voted yesterday (January 13) to ask for the cash.

January 14, 2022
Cheshire East had to grit Coole Lane after police pressure

Cheshire East had to grit Coole Lane after police pressure

Council chiefs who withdrew a rural lane from its winter gritting route, today admitted they had to grit part of it after pressure from Cheshire Police.

Highways were called out by police after officers attended the latest in a series of accidents on Coole Lane, between Nantwich and Audlem.

January 11, 2022
Un-gritted Coole Lane witnesses another accident in icy conditions

Un-gritted Coole Lane witnesses another accident in icy conditions

Residents on Coole Lane in Nantwich have witnessed yet another accident in icy conditions after Cheshire East removed it from its gritting routes.

Freezing temperatures turned wet patches into treacherous ice on the rural route between Nantwich and Audlem earlier today

January 7, 2022
Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Yobs pelt A500 traffic with bricks from bridge in Willaston

Police are hunting yobs who threw concrete blocks and bricks off a bridge over the A500 near Cheerbrook roundabout in Willaston.

They want witnesses to come forward who may have seen the potentially deadly acts between January 2 and 4.

January 4, 2022
Rise in abuse suffered by CEC highways staff, warns council

Rise in abuse suffered by CEC highways staff, warns council

Abuse aimed at Cheshire East highways staff is on the rise, the authority has warned.

Since April, there have been 37 incidents of staff reporting being abused by members of the public.

December 16, 2021
READER’S LETTER: The CEC parking charges conundrum!

READER’S LETTER: The CEC parking charges conundrum!

Dear Editor,
At its September meeting the Highways & Transport Committee rejected proposals for standardised parking zones across Cheshire East.

Whilst these might have introduced consistency across the borough, there were two main drivers

November 17, 2021