Post Tagged with: "pandemic"

FEATURE: How to make hybrid work model effective for your business

FEATURE: How to make hybrid work model effective for your business

When the pandemic took over the UK in March of 2022, many businesses were told to close their office doors and start working remotely.

This system of remote work was kept in place for a good few months, until businesses got permission to open their office doors once again.

July 5, 2022
World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this weekend

World Worm Charming Championships return to Willaston this weekend

The crazy world of worm charming returns to Willaston this Saturday when it hosts the World Championships, writes Jonathan White

The Willaston World Worm Charming Championship takes place on June 25 from 1pm-4pm.

June 21, 2022
PIC SPECIAL: Marbury Merry Days returns after pandemic gap

PIC SPECIAL: Marbury Merry Days returns after pandemic gap

The 41st annual ‘Marbury Merry Days’ two-day traditional country fair proved a big hit as it returned for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, writes Jonathan White.

The fair, organised by St Michael & All Angels Parochial Church Council, took place in the field next to the church and Marbury Big Mere, near Wrenbury, Nantwich.

May 17, 2022
CEC paid out £37,000 of Covid-related support to fraudsters

CEC paid out £37,000 of Covid-related support to fraudsters

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East paid out more than £160 million in Covid-related support – and £37,000 has been identified as going to fraudsters.

Councils across the country fell victim to fraudulent claims related to the pandemic as they dealt with millions of pounds of government grants.

May 12, 2022
Taxi drivers in short supply in Cheshire East after 150 quit in pandemic

Taxi drivers in short supply in Cheshire East after 150 quit in pandemic

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Taxi drivers are in short supply across Crewe and Nantwich after nearly 150 quit when their trade was badly affected by the pandemic.

Kim Evans, licensing team leader at Cheshire East Council, said this was a regional and national issue and London was down by about 4,000 drivers.

January 13, 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
CEC seeks residents’ views for parks and green spaces

CEC seeks residents’ views for parks and green spaces

Cheshire East Council is seeking the views of residents to update its municipal parks strategy.

Parks and green spaces have become more integral to our daily lives in improving mental and physical health and wellbeing.

November 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
Nantwich Spooktacular returns after pandemic year off

Nantwich Spooktacular returns after pandemic year off

Nantwich Spooktacular returns this Halloween after organisers were forced to cancel the event last year because of the pandemic.

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the event which takes place on Saturday October 30 at Nantwich Show Ground, at Dorfold Park.

October 7, 2021
Award-winning sandwich shop in Nantwich to close

Award-winning sandwich shop in Nantwich to close

An award-winning sandwich shop in Nantwich is having to close down because of the pandemic, owners revealed today.

Bloom & Bo, on Pillory Street, will close its doors for the final time on Saturday (September 18).

September 15, 2021
Car parking income for CEC drops by £3 million in lockdown

Car parking income for CEC drops by £3 million in lockdown

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Car parking income in Cheshire East was down by more than £3 million last year compared to the previous year because of the pandemic.

Cheshire East suspended parking charges between March 27 and June 15 last year because of Covid-19.

September 5, 2021
CEC saves £920,000 on staff mileage claims due to Covid pandemic

CEC saves £920,000 on staff mileage claims due to Covid pandemic

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council saved more than £920,000 on staff mileage claims in 2020/21 because of the Covid pandemic.

Figures released by the council in a report to the corporate policy committee reveal mileage claimed by staff in the 2020 calendar year was down by 41% compared to 2019, with over 1.2 million fewer miles being claimed.

September 1, 2021
37% rise in Cheshire East households applying for council tax support

37% rise in Cheshire East households applying for council tax support

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
A massive 37% more working age households applied for council tax support in Cheshire East during the pandemic.

In May 2019, 9,306 working age households applied for the support.

July 8, 2021