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Green community investment plans approved

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for a new green project, giving the public the opportunity to invest with the council to develop a solar farm. The Cabinet has given the go ahead to a new Community Municipal Bond (CMB), allowing people to invest as little as £5 to support an important project for…
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Council teams create 11 hectares of wildflower havens in parks

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s StreetCare teams will stop cutting grass in specially selected areas, as a trial in 13 of the borough’s parks to create permanent wildflower meadows this summer. Councillor Karen Shore, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Strategic Transport said: “I was delighted to hear we will be creating…
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Cheshire East launches discretionary fund for prioritised businesses

Cheshire East Council has today (28 May) launched a £4.28m discretionary fund to support small businesses. The scheme will be open for applications from Monday (1 June) at 8am. The council is asking prioritised businesses that think they may be eligible, to prepare their evidence in advance – as allocation will be on a first-come-first-served…
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Charity’s Business Supporter becomes Befriender

Age UK Cheshire East’s new befriending service has welcomed on board one of its longstanding Business Supporters as one of its new befrienders. The local charity’s Befriending Scheme, which only started at the end of March 2020 as a way to immediately and effectively support a number of isolated older people during the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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