Cheshire East Council

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Most Recent

Parking machines to be switched back on

Parking charges across Cheshire East are to be reintroduced from 15 June.

They were suspended on 27 March but the authority said with lockdown measures being eased and high street stores planning to reopen the same week it now wants to charge for parking again.

Parking machine
BBC

The authority said the layouts of some car parks will be altered to allow social distancing.

Gradual return for primary school pupils

Phil McCann

Cheshire Political Reporter, BBC News

Schools in part of Cheshire will start to reopen next month but two weeks later than the government had targeted.

A classroom after being cleaned
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Under a programme from Cheshire East Council, nursery pupils can go back from 15 June, Year One a week later and then all Year Six pupils from 29 June.

The local authority said returning wouldn't be compulsory and there would be no fines for parents whose children don't attend.

The government had put forward 1 June as a date for primary schools to start to reopen to some year groups but has faced opposition from dozens of councils

Household waste centres in Cheshire East set to reopen

Household waste and recycling centres in the Cheshire East Council area will reopen on Monday.

There will be some restrictions, including traffic management using a car number plate system to help control the number of visitors to the sites each day.

Household waste centre
Cheshire East

Councillor Laura Crane said some rubbish usually recycled would go to landfill, which "goes against the council's environmental policy", but there was "no other option at the moment".

She said:

Unfortunately, due to the additional volumes of waste and recycling that is accumulating due to the lockdown situation and reduced capacity with our contractors, some of the waste brought to the sites will have to go to landfill.

We would be grateful if additional waste and recycling could be kept safely at home until we are out of this temporary situation. This would benefit the environment in the longer term.

Residents are reminded that all normal collections for household waste, garden and food waste and recycling collections are still operating and have been throughout the whole of the Covid-19 crisis.

All eight of the council's sites will reopen, operating seven days a week from 08:30 to 17:00.

Council struggling with non-urgent calls

Cheshire East Council Is struggling to deal with the number of non-urgent enquiries.

It says its priority is to safeguard the most vulnerable, and keep frontline services going.

Cheshire East Council
BBC

The authority said many general questions can be answered on its website.

Council to confirm new chief executive

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Cheshire East Council is due to confirm its new chief executive at a meeting tomorrow night.

Lorraine O’Donnell was recently the director of transformation and partnerships at Durham County Council and will replace Kath O’Dwyer, who has served as acting chief executive since April 2017.

Council headquarters
LDRS

Ms O’Dwyer was due to be appointed to the £151,000-a-year role in December, but decided to return to her hometown of St Helens instead, to become the council chief executive there.

A report going before councillors tomorrow said there was a "rigorous assessment phase" to choose Ms O'Donnell, including an interview last Thursday.

Bin lorries converted to use gas fuel

Bin lorries in Crewe and other parts of Cheshire are going to be converted to use hyrdogen fuel.

Cheshire East Council has been given £1m to pay for the move and will also set up the first green hydrogen fuelling facility in the North West of England.

Ex-MP looks to win council seat

BBC Radio Stoke

The former Crewe and Nantwich MP Laura Smith is hoping to become a Cheshire East borough councillor.

She has been confirmed as Labour's candidate for the Crewe South ward by-election next month.

Laura Smith
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The former teacher lost her parliamentary seat in the December general election after two years as MP.

Prospective candidates had until 16:00 today to register their nomination. The full list of candidates will appear on the Cheshire East Council website.