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NHS reforms could impact rural Cheshire East residents

NHS reforms could impact rural Cheshire East residents

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
NHS and care reforms have sparked fears Cheshire East residents could lose out to those living in large towns and cities.

The Government says the Integrated Care Systems (ICS) being introduced across England will help the NHS and local councils work together to respond to health and care challenges.

May 3, 2022
Rise in passengers using new rural Nantwich on-demand bus service

Rise in passengers using new rural Nantwich on-demand bus service

Cheshire East Council’s new on-demand bus service is growing in popularity with rising passenger numbers, the authority says.

The “Go-Too” bus service has notched up more than 3,500 passenger journeys since its launch in October.

March 8, 2022
New ‘on demand’ rural Nantwich bus service launches

New ‘on demand’ rural Nantwich bus service launches

A new on-demand rural bus service to help reduce isolation and connect rural areas with Nantwich has been launched by Cheshire East Council.

The new “go-too” pilot scheme covers a large area south and west of Nantwich, including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem and other villages, where no commercial services are available.

October 12, 2021
CEC agrees new winter gritting routes as 230km removed

CEC agrees new winter gritting routes as 230km removed

Up to 230km of roads will be removed from Cheshire East Council’s winter gritting routes, the authority has confirmed.

The review into gritting – called “Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure” (WMHI) code of practice – will see 103km of roads added to the routes.

June 25, 2021
Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Residents’ views needed on proposed on-demand bus service

Nantwich residents are to be asked for their views on plans to introduce an on-demand rural bus service.

It aims to reduce isolation in some of the more rural areas of the borough around Nantwich including Bunbury, Wrenbury and Audlem.

June 17, 2021
Rural Nantwich communities feel “cut off” by Cheshire East Council after floods

Rural Nantwich communities feel “cut off” by Cheshire East Council after floods

Angry parish councillors near Nantwich are clubbing together to call on highways chiefs to stop leaving rural areas “cut off” by flooded roads.

Villagers in the Wrenbury, Newhall, Sound and Marbury areas say council bosses have left them stranded by failing to empty gullies and clear the floods.

February 14, 2021
Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

Councillors APPROVE 200 roads being axed from Cheshire East gritting routes

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
More than 200 roads including many rural lanes in and around Nantwich will be taken off Cheshire East Council’s gritting routes after councillors approved the plan.

The controversial policy, which will come into effect from October this year, has been met with fierce criticism with many saying the council is putting lives in danger.

February 5, 2020
Rural Nantwich lanes among 230km of roads to be axed from gritting routes

Rural Nantwich lanes among 230km of roads to be axed from gritting routes

A Cheshire East Council report shows the authority could be about to cut 230km of roads from its winter gritting routes – including a number of rural roads around Nantwich.

The Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure report, to go before councillors next week, highlights potential changes to its winter service.

January 29, 2020
Cheshire’s new rural crime unit probes 170 crimes in three months

Cheshire’s new rural crime unit probes 170 crimes in three months

Immigration, theft of historic artefacts, animal rights issues and offensive weapons – just some of the cases dealt with by Cheshire Police’s newly rural crime team during its first three months.

January 28, 2020
Tarporley to receive UK’s fastest broadband as part of pilot scheme

Tarporley to receive UK’s fastest broadband as part of pilot scheme

Some of the fastest and most reliable broadband in the UK is heading to Tarporley after it was named as one of 13 rural communities to benefit from a new broadband trial.

Openreach engineers will be working in the Cheshire village to test new tools and techniques as they install the latest ‘full’ fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband.

October 14, 2019
Rural business marketing event at Aqueduct Marina near Nantwich

Rural business marketing event at Aqueduct Marina near Nantwich

Cheshire East Council’s Skills and Growth Company is to run an event aimed at rural firms that need help with marketing.

The free event is taking place on Thursday September 20 at the Aqueduct Marina in Church Minshull, near Nantwich.

August 30, 2018
Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police seize vehicles and illegal fuel in rural A49 operation

Nantwich Police have hailed an operation targeting rural crime along the A49 corridor a big success.

Operation Tractor saw 10 vehicles taken off the road, red diesel seized and enforcement tickets issued for motoring offences.

July 18, 2018
Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

Countryside forum bids to slow drivers down on South Cheshire’s rural roads

By Stephen Topping
A Nantwich man and chairman of countryside access group says a “culture change” is needed to slow drivers down on the area’s rural roads.

The Cheshire East countryside access forum wants to see an end to irresponsible driving on narrow country roads – particularly on unmarked roads which are set at the national speed limit.

June 22, 2018