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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
Cheshire East says carbon neutral plan “most ambitious” in country

Cheshire East says carbon neutral plan “most ambitious” in country

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have approved “one of the most ambitious” plans in the country centred on making Cheshire East carbon neutral by 2025.

The authority’s cabinet approved an environment strategy to respond to the ‘global threat’ posed by climate change at its virtual meeting yesterday (May 5).

May 6, 2020
Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

Cheshire East finance councillor hits back over claims of no future plan

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The councillor tasked with balancing Cheshire East Council’s books has hit back at claims the new administration is not planning for the future.

November 20, 2019
Cheshire East Council publishes draft budget plan for 2020-21

Cheshire East Council publishes draft budget plan for 2020-21

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council chiefs have set out plans to balance the books next year.

Consultation has begun on the first draft budget to be drawn up by a non-Conservative administration in the council’s history after Labour and the Independent Group struck a deal following May’s local elections.

November 9, 2019
Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council to move to committee system for decision making

Cheshire East Council is set to move to committee system of decision making after a notice of motion to move away from a ‘leader and cabinet’ model won support.

The notice of motion was brought by Cllr James Nicholas, deputy leader of the Independent group.

May 23, 2019
Cheshire East Council votes in first ever Labour leader

Cheshire East Council votes in first ever Labour leader

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has its first ever Labour leader after Cllr Sam Corcoran fought off a Conservative challenge to claim the role.

The Labour and Co-Operative Party member for Sandbach Heath and East won 43 votes in the race to become council leader today (May 22) while Wybunbury Cllr Janet Clowes, Conservative, received 25.

May 22, 2019
Cheshire East responds to critics over Barony Park traveller encampments

Cheshire East responds to critics over Barony Park traveller encampments

Angry residents are set to descend on Nantwich Town Council this week amid ongoing concerns around unauthorised traveller camps on Barony Park.

The fourth group of travellers to use the public park for an encampment arrived on Sunday – just an hour after the UK Triathlon event had finished.

May 16, 2019