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CEC Leader Sam Corcoran re-elected after Tory challenge

CEC Leader Sam Corcoran re-elected after Tory challenge

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Labour’s Sam Corcoran fought off a Tory challenge to be re-elected as leader of Cheshire East Council – but one of his own councillors refused to vote for him.

Cheshire East has been run by a joint Labour/Independent administration since the 2019 local elections with Cllr Corcoran as council leader.

May 21, 2022
CEC contacts Government over Covid pressure on schools

CEC contacts Government over Covid pressure on schools

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has contacted Government education chiefs about the growing pressure on schools as teachers continue to pick up Covid from pupils.

Director of education Jacky Forster told the council’s children and families committee that Covid was having a bigger impact in primary than secondary schools at present.

March 28, 2022
Cheshire East agrees to petition against HS2 Phase 2B Bill

Cheshire East agrees to petition against HS2 Phase 2B Bill

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has agreed to petition against the HS2 Phase 2B Bill but stressed the council is not opposed to the principle of high speed rail.

Conservative group leader Janet Clowes was concerned the wording might lead residents to think the council is objecting to HS2, which it isn’t.

March 3, 2022
Cheshire East Conservative councillor quits party over “partygate”

Cheshire East Conservative councillor quits party over “partygate”

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East councillor who has worked in the NHS throughout the pandemic has quit the Conservative party because of the national ‘partygate’ scandal.

Cllr Nicky Wylie, has issued a joint statement with the Cheshire East Conservative Group to say she had left the Tories “in light of recent national events”.

January 25, 2022
Coole Lane accident in icy conditions

READER’S LETTER: Delays result in gritting concerns kicked into Spring

On 7th January 2022, since being cut from the winter gritting routes by CEC, yet another serious road incident caused by icy conditions occurred on Coole Lane, near Audlem.

My colleague, Cllr Rachel Bailey (Audlem) referred to the “carnage” now occurring on this lane which has highlighted the unacceptable costs to road users, blue light services and to Cheshire East Council being incurred by this poorly considered policy.

January 9, 2022
Pandemic volunteers celebrated at Wybunbury village event

Pandemic volunteers celebrated at Wybunbury village event

Nearly 40 volunteers were celebrated at an event in Wybunbury as they were toasted for their efforts during the Covid pandemic.

The volunteers met up over drinks and hot buffet supper to share their experiences of supporting vulnerable residents across local communities.

November 15, 2021
Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors urged to “get on board” with Crewe train HQ bid

Cheshire East councillors are being urged to back Crewe’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has asked “traditional railway towns” to put a case forward to develop new headquarters for Great British Railways – a new, single, accountable public body responsible for running Britain’s railways.

October 18, 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
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Wybunbury councillor calls for youth projects fund to be shared

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A Cheshire East councillor has called for £2 million allocated in the council budget for Crewe youth projects to be shared across the borough following the announcement of Crewe’s £22.9m “Town Deal”.

Conservative group leader Janet Clowes, of Wybunbury ward, has called on the council to “share the success” after an announcement that Crewe is one of the latest UK towns to successfully secure a ‘Town Deal’.

July 25, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC “ignore own guidelines” in road gritting cuts

READER’S LETTER: CEC “ignore own guidelines” in road gritting cuts

Dear Editor,
In February 2020, together with councillor colleagues, I ‘called-in’ the Labour-Independent Coalition decision to slash gritting routes across the borough.

We won a second consultation which councillors, parish councils and local leaders (including head teachers), responded to in significant detail.

June 26, 2021
Councillors in war of words over Cheshire East 20mph limit debate

Councillors in war of words over Cheshire East 20mph limit debate

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A war of words has emerged after an Cheshire East Independent councillor says she is “recruiting candidates” for the authority’s next election in 2023.

Cllr Suzie Akers Smith, the borough’s cycling and walking champion, claims she is “starting so early” with her election preparations following a farcical debate over 20mph speed restrictions last month.

January 8, 2021
Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

Primary school near Nantwich waits 10 months for repairs to SID

A primary school near Nantwich has waited almost a year to have a speed warning device on a busy road repaired by Cheshire East highways.

Now staff and parents at Bridgemere CE Primary School have finally received a reply – to be told the SID (speed indicator device) on Bridgemere Lane won’t be repaired at all!

November 24, 2020
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Cheshire East not facing “imminent” lockdown despite rising infections, says Tory leader

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council opposition leader Janet Clowes says the borough is “not in a state of imminent change” regarding a potential local lockdown.

The Conservative Wybunbury councillor also welcomed the government’s local lockdown approach as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

September 29, 2020