Making Cheshire East a great place
We’ve already achieved many great things together and we’ll continue to work hard for you so that our future can be brighter – even though we’re facing huge financial pressures.
We are an ambitious council and have much to celebrate, not least that our services have received 13 awards for their performance so far this last year. We’ve also won an award for tourism, been placed as the top performing area in the North West for economic wellbeing and achieved a strong record of securing public and private sector investment. But that’s not all. Employment is at a record high, new businesses want to set up here and our schools continue to perform well.
To support our young residents to get a good start in life, the Emotionally Healthy Schools programme was launched to improve confidence when responding to the emotional needs and mental health of children and young people. We also launched a campaign to encourage young people to speak out about neglect.
We’re developing a new special school in Crewe to expand provision for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. While £1.2m of funding has been identified to improve attainment in maths and writing for disadvantaged pupils and those moving from primary to secondary education.
To make a wider range of activities and support services more locally available, we’ve opened seven Connected Community centres and will have a further 23 open by the end of the year. We strive to create an economy where there are more jobs and wages are higher, giving our residents a better standard of living.
Over the past four years, we’ve invested more than £35m to improve our roads and pavements and keep Cheshire East moving. Major schemes which are under way or in the pipeline include:
In addition, work on a £48.3m scheme to revitalise Crewe town centre, including the redevelopment of the Royal Arcade site and refurbishment of Market Hall, will begin this year. It’s all part of our investment in modernising our town centres to ensure they are better places to shop, visit and work.