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How the taxi industry is evolving in 2024

How the taxi industry is evolving in 2024

The taxi industry has seen significant changes in recent years, with 2024 marking a new era of innovation and customer-focused services.

The demands and expectations of passengers are shaping these developments, making taxi services more inclusive and efficient.

June 12, 2024
Review bus route from Nantwich to Leighton Hospital, councillor urges

Review bus route from Nantwich to Leighton Hospital, councillor urges

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council must ensure bus routes are provided to Leighton Hospitals when it reviews the services it supports, councillors have said.

The council currently spends £2.5 million a year supporting bus services which are not commercially viable but are deemed important and socially necessary.

April 10, 2024
Nantwich councillors defer decision on £27,000 leisure centre “top up”

Nantwich councillors defer decision on £27,000 leisure centre “top up”

Town councillors in Nantwich have delayed a decision on whether they should pay 7.5% towards the running of the town’s leisure centre.

Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council, who run leisure services, are asking town councils to make contributions to ease the financial pressure it is facing in 2024-25.

January 12, 2024
Cheshire East Council plans ANOTHER 4.99% Council Tax rise

Cheshire East Council plans ANOTHER 4.99% Council Tax rise

Cash-strapped Cheshire East Council is proposing another 4.99% rise in Council Tax from April – as well as a range of other cost-cutting measures to existing services.

The authority has unveiled its financial plan for 2024/25, including increasing Council Tax by the maximum amount currently allowed.

January 10, 2024
LETTER: The things that Scots get for free

LETTER: The things that Scots get for free

Dear Editor,
This is truly shocking. The list of things that Scots get for free …….which the English have to pay for…… goes on forever.

Why aren’t English MPs demanding that the English are given the same free services?

October 2, 2023
Public anger aired over CEC plan to reduce library opening times

Public anger aired over CEC plan to reduce library opening times

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East will make ‘substantial savings’ by reducing library opening times, but offering more services could see normal hours restored in the future, a councillor said.

The proposal to reduce the opening hours and to close on Saturdays met with an angry response from the public during the consultation period.

February 25, 2023
CEC should sell off old buildings before cutting services, say Tories

CEC should sell off old buildings before cutting services, say Tories

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Tory councillors have demanded to know why Cheshire East Council is not selling off or re-using derelict buildings instead of proposing staff and service cuts.

Members of the children and families committee met to discuss the medium term financial strategy 2023-27 where savings have to be made as the council struggles to balance its books as costs rise, inflation soars and demand on the service grows.

January 20, 2023
All but essential services face cuts, Cheshire East Council chiefs warn

All but essential services face cuts, Cheshire East Council chiefs warn

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
All but essential services could face cuts as Cheshire East Council tackles unprecedented financial pressures fuelled by soaring costs and increasing demand.

The council’s finance bosses are asking all service committees to draw up an action plan to look at how they can cut costs, do things differently or find ways of increasing revenue.

November 4, 2022
FEATURE: Why do oil spills happen and how to prevent them

FEATURE: Why do oil spills happen and how to prevent them

Oil spills can have severe consequences for wildlife, plants, and the environment. Treatment should be carried out rapidly to minimise damage.

ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that offers oil spill cleaning services to customers across all industries.

October 31, 2022
Cheshire East councillor’s stark warning on children and adult services funding

Cheshire East councillor’s stark warning on children and adult services funding

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Children and adult services are so underfunded that Cheshire East Council will have to abandon roadworks and waste collection to pay for them without government cash, a councillor has warned.

That was the stark warning from chair of Cheshire East Council’s children and families committee as she backed a call from Crewe councillor Laura Smith (Lab) for wealthy tax avoiders to pay their fair share.

October 21, 2022
Cheshire East Council to halt some services for Queen’s state funeral

Cheshire East Council to halt some services for Queen’s state funeral

Cheshire East Council says it will stop some of its services on the Queen’s state funeral bank holiday.

But essential services like household wheelie bin collections will go ahead as normal on the day (Monday September 19).

September 14, 2022
220 job vacancies at Cheshire East Council as 7.5% posts unfilled

220 job vacancies at Cheshire East Council as 7.5% posts unfilled

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has 220 job vacancies – nearly 7.5% of its posts unfilled.

The council declined to comment on what impact the vacancies are having on services.

August 30, 2022
CEC to push ahead with scaled-back plans for bus services

CEC to push ahead with scaled-back plans for bus services

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council will drive ahead with scaled-back plans to improve bus services despite the government putting the brakes on some schemes by refusing grant funding.

The council had put together an ambitious bus service improvement programme (BSIP) in the hope of securing funding as part of the government’s national “bus back better” strategy.

April 13, 2022