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Council set to move to committee system

Council set to move to committee system

Cheshire East Council is set to move to committee system of decision making. A notice of motion which proposes to move away from the current 'leader and…
Cheshire East Council elects its first Labour leader

Cheshire East Council elects its first Labour leader

Labour's Sam Corcoran has been elected leader of Cheshire East Council – with Independent group leader Craig Browne appointed as his deputy. The…
Independent Group and Labour enter 12-month agreement to run Cheshire East Council

Independent Group and Labour enter 12-month agreement to run Cheshire East Council

The Independent Group and Labour have announced they have entered into an agreement which will see them run a shared Cabinet for a fixed term of 12 months…
Tories lose majority on Cheshire East Council

Tories lose majority on Cheshire East Council

The Conservatives have lost their majority on Cheshire East Council for the first time since the council was formed in April 2009. Conservatives now occupy…
Council pays temporary officer £1154 a day to avoid risk of

Council pays temporary officer £1154 a day to avoid risk of "serious reputational damage"

Cheshire East is paying a temporary senior officer £1154 a day in order to avoid the risk of "serious reputational damage to the Council". The Council…
Borough’s ‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded

Borough’s ‘Little Bus’ service to be upgraded

Cheshire East Council's 'Little Bus' service is to be upgraded and extended across a wider area of the borough from August. 'Little Bus' is the name for…
£500,000 cash boost for road repairs

£500,000 cash boost for road repairs

Cheshire East Council has received the maximum capital funding allocation from central government for highway repairs and flood resilience across the…
Council announces resignation of another suspended senior officer

Council announces resignation of another suspended senior officer

A senior officer at Cheshire East Council has resigned today (Monday, 8th April) with immediate effect , 16 months after being suspended.  Chief…
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Cheshire East is best in the region for take up of free childcare

Cheshire East is best in the region for take up of free childcare

Cheshire East is top of the North West league table for the take-up of the 30 hours' free childcare scheme. The government's free early education entitlement…
Council launches new domestic abuse service

Council launches new domestic abuse service

Cheshire East Council has launched a new free and confidential service for families, adults, children and young people who are affected by abuse. National…
Further delays to council's new computer system prove costly

Further delays to council's new computer system prove costly

The introduction of new HR and finance systems, which is a joint project between Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester councils, has been delayed…
Call for greater scrutiny of Council's decisions voted down

Call for greater scrutiny of Council's decisions voted down

As reported yesterday, a call to replace the current cabinet system at Cheshire East Council with a committee system was voted down at a special meeting…
Call for shake-up at Cheshire East Council voted down

Call for shake-up at Cheshire East Council voted down

A call to replace the current cabinet system at Cheshire East Council with a committee system was voted down at a special meeting of the full council…
Don't lose your voice! Make sure you are registered to vote on May 2nd

Don't lose your voice! Make sure you are registered to vote on May 2nd

Cheshire East Council is asking people to ensure they are registered to vote – so they don't miss out on having their say in the local elections…
Council confirms introduction of new housing charge

Council confirms introduction of new housing charge

A levy on new homes and property sites, which will be payable once new developments start construction, will be in place in the borough by 1st March.…
Council spends over £75,000 fighting employment tribunal claims

Council spends over £75,000 fighting employment tribunal claims

Six employment tribunal claims have been lodged against Cheshire East Council in the past year. In the last 12 months, the Council has handled six employment…
Cabinet backs budget proposals, including 2.99% rise in council tax

Cabinet backs budget proposals, including 2.99% rise in council tax

Cheshire East Council's Cabinet has backed several financial reports which include a proposal to increase council tax by 2.99% This follows a consultation…