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PIC SPECIAL: Thousands enjoy ‘Audlem Festival of Transport’

PIC SPECIAL: Thousands enjoy ‘Audlem Festival of Transport’

By Jonathan White
Thousands of people packed in to Audlem yesterday to enjoy the 23rd annual ‘Audlem Festival of Transport’.

The day began with a spectacular parade of more than 250 cars, commercial vehicles, tractors and motorcycles.

August 1, 2022
Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

Cheshire East employ firm to review school transport provision

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has employed a company to review its home to school transport provision as the cost soars.

The council says the costs of travel support for children and young people have increased significantly over recent years and are continuing to put pressure on its budget.

May 21, 2022
CEC spends staggering £230,000 a week on taxis for school pupils

CEC spends staggering £230,000 a week on taxis for school pupils

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council spends more than £230,000 a week on taxis taking children to and from school.

Figures obtained by the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) through Freedom of Information (FOI) reveal the council pays for 887 children to go to school by taxi at an approximate cost of £231,959.67 per week.

April 25, 2022
Cheshire East unveils “ambitious” plan to transform bus services

Cheshire East unveils “ambitious” plan to transform bus services

Cheshire East Council has drawn up what it says are “ambitious plans” to transform bus services across the borough.

It hopes the Cheshire East Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) will boost the number of people using buses, which has fallen 24% in the past decade.

November 8, 2021
400 years to repair Cheshire East’s crumbling roads, says highways boss

400 years to repair Cheshire East’s crumbling roads, says highways boss

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Repairing Cheshire East’s roads will take a staggering 400 years if the investment from government continues at the same rate.

That’s the claim made by the chair of the highways committee at Cheshire East Council, Cllr Craig Browne.

September 24, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC Car Parking Review – will charges go up or down?

READER’S LETTER: CEC Car Parking Review – will charges go up or down?

Dear Editor,
Looking forward to the Highways and Transport Committee meeting due to be held on 21st September I wonder if the already delayed car parking strategy will make it onto the agenda.

If so, I wonder what it will seek to impose on us?

September 8, 2021
Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

Cheshire East Council in bottom 10 in UK for people using buses

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is in the bottom 10 local authority areas for people using buses and the council is looking at ways to improve this.

The figure was revealed at a highways and transport committee meeting this week when councillors were discussing the national bus strategy (NBS).

July 21, 2021
Cheshire East Council unveils plan to scrap Transport Service Solutions

Cheshire East Council unveils plan to scrap Transport Service Solutions

Cheshire East Council is to scrap its transport company Transport Service Solutions (TSS) and bring its delivery back in-house.

The move follows “an extensive review” of each of the authority’s wholly-owned companies.

July 8, 2021
Cheshire residents urged to have say on “Decarbonisation” plans

Cheshire residents urged to have say on “Decarbonisation” plans

A “Decarbonisation Strategy” for Cheshire and the North of England is going out to public consultation today (June 7)

Residents in Cheshire are being urged to have their say on ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions from surface transport.

June 7, 2021
Nantwich Local Transport Delivery Plan unveiled by Cheshire East

Nantwich Local Transport Delivery Plan unveiled by Cheshire East

Nantwich residents can air their views on local transport and parking plans unveiled for the town.

The consultations, which end on 31 January, seek the views of people, communities, elected members and other stakeholders.

January 6, 2021
Audlem sixth form pupils “stranded” as Cheshire East pulls transport

Audlem sixth form pupils “stranded” as Cheshire East pulls transport

Angry parents say sixth form students in Audlem have been left “stranded” and unable to get to school in Nantwich after public transport was pulled by Cheshire East Council.

It’s feared up to 30 students could be affected by Cheshire East’s decision not to provide school transport for Brine Leas year 12 and 13 students.

September 8, 2020
Cheshire East Council seeks parents’ views on home to school travel

Cheshire East Council seeks parents’ views on home to school travel

Cheshire East Council wants parents’ views on how their children travel to school ahead of plans for pupils’ safe return to school in September.

Recent government guidance has asked councils to work with schools, parents, carers and transport providers to put in place measures.

July 19, 2020
Campaign group welcomes CEC plan for more walking and cycling

Campaign group welcomes CEC plan for more walking and cycling

A South Cheshire group campaigning for more sustainable transport, has welcomed Cheshire East Council’s plans to boost cycling and walking facilities.

Ben Wye, who runs Active Crewe Travel, said there needs to be a commitment to improving measures for safer, more comfortable and more convenient facilities for walking and cycling.

June 26, 2020