Save Crewe Town Centre

Dear Editor,

It seems to me that once again, residents and visitors to the Crewe and Nantwich areas of Cheshire East are footing the bill when it comes to council parking charges after paying a whopping £1.5 million.

Some may argue that Nantwich is a thriving market town, bustling with independent shops, nice cafes and well kept pubs; however, the same can’t be said for Crewe. The town centre of Crewe is on its knees and some parts of the high street now resemble an economic ghost town. crewewelcome

Meanwhile, more affluent towns such as Sandbach continue to enjoy free parking. Consequently, it is of no surprise that whilst Sandbach continues to thrive, Crewe is left to wither and die.  Continue reading Save Crewe Town Centre

Cheshire police praised

Dear Editor, 

As your local MEP, I would like to congratulate Cheshire Police in their successful raids across the county in an effort to stamp out modern day slavery and exploitation of foreign workers.

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The recent case of Romanian workers at the Waves Car Wash at Congleton Tesco where employees were paid just £3.63, half the minimum wage, is sadly just the tip of the iceberg. 

Foreign workers often have their passports taken away from them whilst being forced to hand over their wages to brutal gang masters and exploiters. This is happening not only at car washes but on construction sites, warehouses and farms up and down the country. 

Continue reading Cheshire police praised