Blackden Lane and Twemlow Lane Axed From Gritting Map

As we enjoy a spell of frosty but sunny weather, it’s perfect for a walk across the fields but for motorists it’s a nightmare – not just because you have to get out of bed 10 minutes earlier to defrost the windscreen. The other real danger is patches of ice on the roads making the […]

Awaiting decision of public inquiry on 6 homes 51/61 Main Rd

Awaiting decision of public inquiry on 6 homes 51/61 Main Rd

The Henderson Homes public inquiry on the refusal of 6 further homes on the paddock between 51/61 Main Road ended yesterday with Closing Statements from the three parties. The hearing, held in Congleton Town Hall, had been adjourned since October having taken longer than anticipated, but it will still be some weeks yet until we […]

Housing strategy survey

Housing strategy survey

During the coming months Cheshire East Council will be developing a new Housing Strategy for the period 2018-2023.  If you would like to submit your comments to their consultation click through the link: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/HousingStrategyConsultation/ “We have a Housing Strategy to directly support the ambitions of the Cheshire East Local Plan, so we have a clear […]

Last day to defend the 319 bus service

Last day to defend the 319 bus service

Last chance today to put your feelings across in the consultation: click www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview  ending today.  Fiona Bruce MP and parish councillors The circular route from Sandbach through Goostrey via Brereton to Holmes Chapel, Cranage and Twemlow will be withdrawn next year by Cheshire East Council unless a public consultation ending today is successful. Residents have said that stopping […]

CEC want your views on scrapping the local bus

CEC want your views on scrapping the local bus

Cheshire East Council is proposing scrapping the local bus service 319 as part of its budget plans.  Details of the proposed changes are set out in this information booklet. Let Cheshire East know your views on the bus review by: Click the link: www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/busreview and complete the questionnaire online OR Email your comments to bus.review@cheshireeast.gov.uk OR on […]

Goostrey's bus service under review

Goostrey's bus service under review

Cheshire East are to launch a 10-week consultation on May 18th on the possibility of withdrawing bus service subsidies.  This could lead to some Sunday and evening bus services being withdrawn or some routes being axed entirely. Services that could be axed include the circular 319 Sandbach to Holmes Chapel through Goostrey; presumably targeted due to […]

Site Allocations public consultation til 10th April

Site Allocations public consultation til 10th April

CEC are running a new public consultation onn the second part of the Local Plan: the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) Issues Consultation from 27 Feb to 5pm, 10 April. This could impact the village as it sets the methodology for how CEC will allocate sites, extend settlement boundaries and determine the number […]

Inspector's remarks on CEC Local Plan hearings

Inspector's remarks on CEC Local Plan hearings

Extract from the Inspector’s closing remarks after the CEC Local Plan Examination Hearings: “Finally, I have to say that this has been the most complex and challenging Local Plan I have ever examined – and I have examined over 20 of these types of plans over the last 7 years or so. I have been […]

Garden bin collection restarts

Your Green Bin garden-waste collection starts this week, on the recycling-bin day; to check your collection days you can put your postcode into this link:  CEC collection days.  Feels like spring’s round the corner!

Rachel Bailey new Con leader at CEC

Councillor Rachel Bailey has just been elected as the new leader of the Conservative group on Cheshire East – and is expected to be voted in as the new leader of the council next month.  Cllr Bailey, who represents Audlem, was a member of the former Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council before Cheshire East was […]