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Travel solo and meet new friends

Travel solo and meet new friends

Most holidaymakers have the impression that solo travel is lonely, often scary, and not much fun.

That’s not how going solo is for well-informed people who know about organised trips.

June 15, 2024
Road to learning: Discovering UK’s historical sites by minibus

Road to learning: Discovering UK’s historical sites by minibus

Educational travel offers a unique opportunity to expand learning beyond the confines of traditional classroom settings, providing students with real-world context and hands-on experiences that can significantly enhance their understanding and retention of knowledge.

April 3, 2024
Mother helping cheerful son wearing helmet for cycle

Everybody to take over delivering Cheshire East “Bikeability” scheme

Everybody Leisure is to take over delivery of the “Bikeability” scheme across Cheshire East.

The scheme, funded by the Department for Transport, teaches young people to ride a bike.

March 8, 2024
Cheshire East may raise “personal travel budgets” to cut taxi costs

Cheshire East may raise “personal travel budgets” to cut taxi costs

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East is to increase the mileage rate for families whose children qualify for free home-to-school travel in an attempt to slash nearly £450,000 off school transport costs.

The council offers personal travel budgets (PTB) to some parents whose children are eligible for free transport.

July 13, 2023
Travel beckons for two Reaseheath College award winners

Travel beckons for two Reaseheath College award winners

Two young agriculturists are eyeing global travel thanks to a scholarship run by Reaseheath College in Nantwich and the Cheshire Agricultural Society.

Niamh McGrath, an undergraduate agricultural co-ordinator from Knutsford, and Emma Cook from Kelsall, a co-manager of a calf rearing unit, have each been awarded £2000 John Platt Travel Scholarships.

July 5, 2023
Free week’s travel on new Stagecoach Nantwich-Chester bus service

Free week’s travel on new Stagecoach Nantwich-Chester bus service

Stagecoach is to offer passengers FREE travel for the first week of its new number 84 services between Crewe-Chester via Nantwich.

The company is taking over the service from April 24 after Arriva announced it was closing its Cheshire depot and ending a number of services, including the number 84.

March 16, 2023
FEATURE: Family staycation ideas for 2023

FEATURE: Family staycation ideas for 2023

The staycation has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts in recent years, as families continue to reject the complicated and costly prospect of international travel.

With costs on the rise in general, a domestic holiday is a great way to bring holiday expenditure down without compromising on the wonders of a family holiday together.

February 18, 2023
Cheshire East Council paying too much on school transport, says report

Cheshire East Council paying too much on school transport, says report

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council is paying £3,000 more per pupil than most equivalent councils to transport some children to school each year.

This includes paying on average £71 for a 10-mile taxi journey or £118 for a 20-mile journey – way above the expected £21 or £41 costs respectively.

November 18, 2022
Councillors call for “safe night travel” motion in Cheshire East

Councillors call for “safe night travel” motion in Cheshire East

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Employers should take some responsibility for ensuring shift workers get home safely and Cheshire East should consider this when pubs and clubs apply for late-night licences, two councillors have said.

Councillors Laura Smith and Sally Handley have put forward a motion to next week’s meeting of the full council calling for safe night time travel for workers.

October 17, 2022
Active Travel campaigners want bigger “greenway” network in South Cheshire

Active Travel campaigners want bigger “greenway” network in South Cheshire

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Active travel campaigners are asking Cheshire East to work with HS2 to create a greenway network north of Crewe to Middlewich and Winsford.

Peter Foster, of Active Travel Crewe, said HS2’s environmental statement says “a key aim is to create a green corridor along the new railway, in particular through the provision of additional funds to help stakeholders realise their own green infrastructure projects”.

March 1, 2022
CEC councillors net £1.25 million in expenses and allowances

CEC councillors net £1.25 million in expenses and allowances

Cheshire East councillors netted more than £1.25 million between them in expenses and allowances in 2020-21, latest figures show.

A basic allowance of £12,351 is paid to each of the 82 elected members, adding up to just short of £1 million.

September 30, 2021
Cheshire East plans cuts to councillor allowances and training budgets

Cheshire East plans cuts to councillor allowances and training budgets

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council plans to cut councillors’ travel allowances, slash training budgets and subscriptions, and restructure staffing to make much-needed savings.

The authority is set to pass a new budget in February for the 2021/22 municipal year, which legally must be balanced between expenditure and income.

January 9, 2021
Cheshire East residents urged “don’t travel” to other boroughs

Cheshire East residents urged “don’t travel” to other boroughs

Residents across Cheshire East are being urged by council bosses to limit their journeys to other boroughs “unless the journey is necessary”.

The advice comes as new Covid-19 restrictions bite harder and latest Cheshire East figures show 668 positive cases in seven days to October 13.

October 17, 2020