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Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

Wybunbury councillor elected new Conservative leader in Cheshire East

New Conservative leader for Cheshire East Janet Clowes says talks are now taking place with other parties to see how the council will be run.

Cllr Clowes, who represents Wybunbury Ward, was elected as new leader after the resignation of Cllr Rachel Bailey last night (May 7).

May 8, 2019
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Rivals play down “Brexit” role in demise of Cheshire East Tories

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Brexit’s role in the demise of Cheshire East Council’s Conservative group has been downplayed by their political rivals.

The Tories suffered a shock loss of control, ending with 34 CEC members – eight short of the number needed for a majority – with Labour on 25, Independents on 19 and Liberal Democrats on four.

May 6, 2019
Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

Cheshire East Conservative leader blames “Brexit” for local election shock

By Aran Dhillon, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council leader Rachel Bailey has blamed the ‘impasse of Brexit’ after the Conservatives lost overall control of the authority in a huge shock.

After a dramatic day of results, the council – which is now made up of 34 Tories, 25 from Labour, 19 independents and four Liberal Democrats – has switched to no overall control.

May 4, 2019
Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Conservatives have lost control of Cheshire East Council after the local elections as they felt the backlash from disgruntled voters.

The Tories retained Nantwich South and Stapeley, as well as rural wards such as Audlem, Wrenbury, Bunbury, Wybunbury and Willaston.

May 4, 2019
Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Taxpayers fork out more than £360 for Cheshire East Council leader to park her car

Cheshire East residents who face higher car parking fees have forked out more than £360 for the Council Leader to park her car in the past three years.

The figures – obtained through Freedom of Information – are revealed on the day Leader Cllr Rachel Bailey and her Conservative colleagues voted to increase car parking charges across the borough.

February 21, 2019
£350,000 overspend on replacement wheelie bins in Cheshire East

£350,000 overspend on replacement wheelie bins in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A controversial new bin charge is necessary as Cheshire East Council has overspent on replacement bins by £350,000 so far this year, its leader claims.

Cllr Rachel Bailey, Conservative leader of the council, was challenged at a full council meeting on Thursday over the decision to begin implementing a charge for new and replacement wheelie bins from next Tuesday.

October 21, 2018
Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

Cheshire East Council Leader says residents need to be “more responsible” with wheelie bins

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council has backed a new replacement wheelie bin charge – and says residents need to “take greater responsibility” for their bins!

Cllr Rachel Bailey insists the controversial new wheelie bin charge is necessary to maintain what she claims is the borough’s “excellent waste and recycling services”.

October 4, 2018
Nantwich Civic Society celebrates 50 years at museum event

Nantwich Civic Society celebrates 50 years at museum event

More than 60 members and guests gathered in Nantwich Museum to celebrate 50 years of Nantwich Civic Society.

The organisation has been serving the community and town to ensure conservation, good design and practical volunteering thrives.

November 29, 2017
Cheshire East Council unveils new-look Cabinet team

Cheshire East Council unveils new-look Cabinet team

The Leader of Cheshire East Council Rachel Bailey has unveiled her new-look Cabinet team.

And among the changes are Cllr Peter Groves, who represents Nantwich South and Stapeley, stepping away from his position.

October 25, 2017
Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police probe into Cheshire East Council air data and school grant allegations

Police are investigating allegations into Cheshire East Council’s air quality data and a public funds grant made to Berkeley Academy in Wistaston, the authority confirmed today.

Recent reports revealed air quality data between 2012 and 2014 was ‘deliberately and systematically manipulated’ to suggest it was better than it actually was at around 40 of its testing sites, including in Nantwich and Crewe.

September 19, 2017
Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Headteachers and council chiefs ‘cautious’ over latest Government schools funding plan

Council chiefs and headteachers in South Cheshire have given a cautious welcome to latest Government plans for schools funding.

Education Secretary Justine Greening unveiled the latest national funding formula plan this week.

September 16, 2017
Cheshire East Local Plan formally adopted after years of work

Cheshire East Local Plan formally adopted after years of work

Cheshire East’s Local Plan has finally been formally adopted, bringing hope to those fighting ‘unsustainable’ development in Nantwich and surrounding villages.

The decision comes after a planning inspector gave Cheshire East Council’s strategic blueprint for shaping development in the borough up to 2030 a “clean bill of health” last month.

July 27, 2017
Council leaders welcome Crewe HS2 hub station public consultation

Council leaders welcome Crewe HS2 hub station public consultation

Cheshire East Council leaders have welcomed a Government announcement for a public consultation on plans to build a HS2 Hub station in South Cheshire.

The consultation was unveiled today (July 17) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling who confirmed Britain’s high speed rail lines to the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire.

July 17, 2017