Cheshire East Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Cost of A500 road widening increases by £10m

Local Democracy Reporting Service

The cost widening the A500 near Crewe to a dual carriageway has increased by £10m to almost £68.7m, but Cheshire East Council believes it won't have to pay the extra money itself.

Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East Council

The authority said the estimated cost has gone up because there's a defect in the embankment on the existing road and National Grid equipment needs moving.

But because the government has changed funding rules for major road projects, the council said it's confident the cost rise will be met by the Department for Transport.

Work on the stretch between the M6 and the first roundabout towards Crewe is set to begin at the end of next year.

Cheshire roads shut by floods

Lee Thomas

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

Almost a dozen roads are shut in south Cheshire this morning due to flooding.

Cheshire East Council said they're mostly in Crewe and Nantwich and staff are working to clear them, including getting help from local farmers.

Kidderton Close, Nantwich
Cheshire East Council

Bluedot increase capacity despite local concerns

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Jodrell Bank's Bluedot festival will welcome up to 21,000 people in July, over 6,000 more than it previously could, after Cheshire East Council passed its licence change application, despite concerns about disorder from residents living nearby.

Bluedot festival
Getty Images

The festival at the Jodrell Bank Observatory is due to take place between 18 and 21 July.

Its legal representative Simon Taylor said Lower Withington Parish Council's concerns about an "increased risk" of public nuisance, crime and disorder were unfounded as it was "not that type of event".

He added that the increase from 14,999 to 24,999 was about "making it better [and] satisfying demand for more of the public to be able to attend".

“It also attracts families. When you have a capacity, you count everybody that is on site – whether it be a baby or whether it be an old-aged pensioner, everybody gets counted in for capacity.”

Cheshire East Council said it was "happy" to grant the licence on the condition that the event's capacity was limited to 21,000 this summer, as all other conditions had been "robustly met".

Long delays as diesel spill shuts road

Lee Thomas

Newsreader, BBC Radio Stoke

Drivers in Congleton, Cheshire, are being warned of delays as a main route's going to be shut for much of today after a large diesel spill.

Spill on Rood Hill
Cheshire East Council

Cheshire East Council said it happened yesterday morning on the A34 Rood Hill, closing the route from Rood Hill traffic lights to Giantswood Lane.

Workers are stripping off the damaged carriageway and resurfacing it, with an aim of reopening this evening so motorists can use a temporary surface.

Sam Corcoran

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

No party has overall control of Cheshire East Council after the Conservatives lost 19 seats in local elections.

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Labour takes charge of council

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Cheshire East Council's first Labour leader has been elected by councillors today.

Sam Corcoran
Cheshire East Council

The move comes after the Conservatives lost their majority on the authority in this month's elections.

It's the first time in the authority's 10-year history that the Tories haven't been in charge.

Labour’s Sam Corcoran was supported by a group representing most independent candidates along with the Liberal Democrats.

Council's first Labour leader to be voted in today

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Cheshire East Council's first ever Labour leader is due to be elected by councillors today, after the Conservatives lost their majority on the council in the local elections.

Cheshire East Council headquarters
Google

Labour have reached an agreement with the Independent group to form a cabinet for the next year.

After that, they say the council will be run through a series of committees shared out between all the political groups.