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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 removes Bob Fousert over “rainbow lanyards” comment

Cheshire East removes Bob Fousert over “rainbow lanyards” comment

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A former police officer who sparked controversy with comments made about rainbow lanyards has been removed from a position he held at Cheshire East Council.

October 18, 2019
Councillors help residents measure out Barony Park for boundary work

Councillors help residents measure out Barony Park for boundary work

Councillors joined Nantwich residents to measure out Barony Park in a bid to speed up action and install perimeter protection.

Members of Friends of Barony Park were joined by Nantwich Town Councillors David Marren and Cheshire East Council Leader Sam Corcoran in the exercise.

July 17, 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
Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

Council-owned company plan to protect social care from cuts

By Stephen Topping
A council-owned company could be set up to protect social care services in Crewe and Nantwich from further cuts.

Care4CE, Cheshire East Council’s provider of adult social care services, has been slashed in size over the past nine years from a workforce of 1,500 to fewer than 700 – while some services are no longer offered.

July 6, 2018
£150,000 consultants will not solve Cheshire East Council bullying, says councillor

£150,000 consultants will not solve Cheshire East Council bullying, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
More than £150,000 being spent on consultants brought to rid Cheshire East Council of bullying will not solve the problem, the Labour group leader insists.

A report from the Local Government Association (LGA), commissioned by Cheshire East, found that almost a quarter of council staff were aware of workplace bullying in the second half of 2017.

May 30, 2018