Archive for April, 2014

£9.4m for Poorest Funded County Schools

£9.4m for Poorest Funded County Schools

Cheshire West schools are to benefit from an additional £9.4m of funding from 2015. The move follows an announcement by Minister for Education David Laws that additional funding of £350m will be made available nationally for the poorest-funded schools in…

    Morrisons To Create 200 Winsford Jobs

    Morrisons To Create 200 Winsford Jobs

    Morrisons has revealed that 200 new jobs are to be created at its Winsford meat processing plant as part of an expansion plan revealed last week by Insider. The jobs will include production, managerial and engineering roles. Mark Harrison, group manufacturing director for…

      Fracking House Price Drop Row

      Fracking House Price Drop Row

      Falling house prices as a result of fracking could be ‘a really good thing’ for first-time  buyers, according to Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Mike Jones. But his comments on Chester radio station Dee 106.3 sparked a backlash from opponents of coal bed methane…

        Plans to Sell Training Ground to be Reconsidered

        Plans to Sell Training Ground to be Reconsidered

        Wirral council has moved to allay concerns that updated plans by Tranmere Rovers FC to sell off the club’s training ground for housing would be rushed through “under the radar”. The club’s controversial proposals to sell off its Ingleborough Road…

          Work Starts on £7m Dementia Care Centre

          Work Starts on £7m Dementia Care Centre

          Work has started on a £7 million  centre of excellence for people with  dementia that will create 100 new jobs  in Caernarfon . Former community hospital Ysbyty  Bryn Seiont has been demolished to  make way for the flagship development that will also create dozens…

            Cut-Price Cheshire Shed Changes Hands

            Cut-Price Cheshire Shed Changes Hands

            One 100, a 100,000 sq ft unit at Winsford Industrial Park, has been bought by Parabola Securities for £1.3m, off an original asking price of £2.5m. Andrew Pexton, director of GVA, marketing agent and LPA receiver, said: “In the current…

              First Recipients of £1bn Vehicle Technology Fund Revealed

              First Recipients of £1bn Vehicle Technology Fund Revealed

              Projects with links to Bridgend and Wrexham will be among the first to receive funding from a new £1bn vehicle technology fund, UK business secretary Vince Cable has announced. Consortia led by Ford, JCB, Cummins and GKN are to share…

                Sentinel Buys a New Site

                Sentinel Buys a New Site

                Sentinel Performance Solutions has acquired a new building on Daresbury Park, near Warrington. The water treatment products supplier has acquired a 10,250 sq ft self-contained building which is to comprise of a new office, training and laboratory facility at the…

                  Funding to Help Companies Bid for Larger Contracts

                  Funding to Help Companies Bid for Larger Contracts

                  The Wales Capital Growth fund provides funding for small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) who want to bid for larger contracts. SMEs can apply for loans of between £50,000 and £2 million for terms of up to 18 months from the…

                    New Dee Road ‘Just to Benefit Chester’

                    New Dee Road ‘Just to Benefit Chester’

                    A rift between neighbouring authorities has been revealed over controversial transport proposals. Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) came under fire from residents and councillors before Christmas over the draft transport strategy, which included proposals for a Western Relief Road…

                      Hundred More Homes Planned for Army Camp Site

                      Hundred More Homes Planned for Army Camp Site

                      Plans have been lodged for more than 100 houses at the former Saighton Army Camp on top of the 800 homes already granted permission. Applicants GMV Eight originally included 5,000 sqm employment land and a primary school in its vision…

                        Tetra Pak to Shut Plant in City Next Month

                        Tetra Pak to Shut Plant in City Next Month

                        A packaging giant will shut  its Wrexham plant next month  and move the 60-strong  workforce to a new base in  Chester. Tetra Pak announced last  year that it intended to  relocate across the border  having been based in the town  for around 35…

                          What Do You Think of Ellesmere Port?

                          What Do You Think of Ellesmere Port?

                          As part of Place North West’s ongoing work with Marketing Cheshire, we are asking readers to take a few moments to complete a perception survey that will help direct investment efforts in Ellesmere Port. You would be helping to shape…

                            Lottery Boost for New Brighton’s “Dome of Home”

                            Lottery Boost for New Brighton’s “Dome of Home”

                            One of Wirral’s most striking landmarks is to receive almost £140,000 to carry out long-awaited repairs. St Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, New Brighton – also known as the Dome of Home – is being given the cash by the Heritage Lottery Fund….

                              Glyndwr University Federation Looking Like a Success

                              Glyndwr University Federation Looking Like a Success

                              A revolutionary new football federation to provide Wrexham FC with top talent and boost student numbers at Glyndwr University already looks set for success. As it gears up for a full launch, the Glyndwr Wrexham Football Academy has attracted the interest of…

                                Funding Secured for Warrington Business Incubator

                                Funding Secured for Warrington Business Incubator

                                A European Regional Development Fund grant has been provided to build a business incubator hub in Warrington, which secured planning permission earlier this year. Insider revealed plans for the hub had been submitted in December and Warrington Borough Council granted planning permission for…

                                  £50,000 Funding for Rural Business Programme

                                  £50,000 Funding for Rural Business Programme

                                  A total of £50,000 in EU funding has been provided to support rural business growth in Cheshire. Cheshire West and Chester Council has secured the funding to develop a ‘Leader’ programme to support businesses located in rural Cheshire and Warrington….

                                    Fall in Number of Wirral Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimants

                                    Fall in Number of Wirral Jobseeker’s Allowance Claimants

                                    The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Wirral has fallen in the last month. Official figures from the Office for National Statistics today show 6,352 people claimed the benefit in March – a drop of 363 on the previous month’s…

                                      Cheshire East Loses Again at Housing Inquiry

                                      Cheshire East Loses Again at Housing Inquiry

                                      Another government planning inspector has overruled Cheshire East Council on a new housing application stating it cannot demonstrate a five-year supply of housing sites. The inspector, M. Middleton, upheld an appeal by Rowland Homes, clearing the way for a 96-home…

                                        Pochin Appointed to Wind Farm Base

                                        Pochin Appointed to Wind Farm Base

                                        Pochin Construction has started on site on a 23,000 sq ft operations and maintenance facility for the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm in North Wales on behalf of RWE Innogy UK. Work is expected to complete by the end…