Cheshire East Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Council faces £7.5m budget black hole

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Stephen Topping

Increasing demands on children's services and adult social care has left Cheshire East Council having to find £7.5m in savings to balance its books this year.

Cheshire East Council HQ
BBC

The local authority has been reviewing its budget for 2018-19 and currently has a £5.5m overspend in its People department.

That includes coping with a rise in the number of cared-for children from 484 in March, to 510 in August.

There's also a £2.1m overspend in adult social care, £1.1m in the Corporate department and £1m related to employer pension contributions.

However, the council says it believes it'll take enough "mitigating actions" to balance the budget by the end of March.

Staffless library opening hours considered

Lee Thomas

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

Libraries could open for longer without staff having to be present, under plans being considered by Cheshire East Council.

Nantwich's library
Google

Customers could be let into the buildings at 07:30 until 20:00 by using their library cards, with CCTV being used for security checksm the council said.

The idea is included in a survey about the local authority's library service which is running on its website until 8 November.

Flooding closes roads

BBC News Travel

Flooding has closed some roads in Crewe.

Drivers are being warned to avoid the affected areas.

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Report gives council clean bill of health

An auditors' report shows there are no longer concerns about the way Cheshire East Council is run, after four years of critical reports on the local authority.

Cheshire East Council
Google

They've refused to issue a clean bill of health since 2016, because of concerns over the way contracts were awarded, senior managers were suspended and land was bought.

But the new report says major changes have now been made.

Plans to replace mayor's Bentley cause 'trepidation'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to replace a mayor's locally made Bentley with a cheaper alternative will be discussed by Cheshire East councillors today.

The official vehicle has been supplied by Crewe-based Bentley since the council was created a decade ago and both the Conservative and Labour groups say they are keen to maintain good relations with the company.

Bentley
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The Conservative leader of the council David Brown said: “They are one of the major employers in the area with over 4,000 employees – so I met with some trepidation, I suppose, when somebody told me we were getting rid of the Bentley.”

Dozens of new traveller sites planned

Phil Bowers

Journalist, BBC Radio Stoke

Locations for dozens of permanent traveller pitches are being proposed across Cheshire.

Land earmarked in Crewe
Google

People are now being given the chance to comment on the plans which are part of the latest phase of Cheshire East Council's local plan.

The proposals set out which areas of land within the authority's area are earmarked for certain developments, to try and avoid speculative schemes.

They include 53 sites for permanent gypsy and traveller pitches, including eight off Wettenhall Road, Nantwich, and seven on land at Coppenhall Moss, Crewe.

The consultation started today and runs until 30 September.

Donations pour in after retirement complex blaze

Stuart George

Presenter, BBC Radio Stoke

Hundreds of volunteers are sorting through donations made after a blaze at a retirement complex in Cheshire.

Volunteers a the lifestyle centre
BBC

Fire crews are expecting to spend most of the weekend monitoring the Beechmere supported living complex in Crewe, checking for hot spots.

Donations of items including blankets, food and clothing have poured into collection points around the town after 150 residents had to be evacuated.

Cheshire East Council has this afternoon asked people not to bring in any further donations to Crewe Lifestyle Centre as it's been "overwhelmed" with how many have already come in.