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Digital Artist Brief SHIFT 2017

Cheshire East Council (CEC) invites expressions of interest from artists, designers and makers engaged with the theory and practice of innovative digital arts and research as part of the SHIFT Programme 2017. Proposals can range from online work to installations in the public realm. Artists will be supported by...

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Fairerpower saves Cheshire residents £2m on energy bills

A partnership business set up by Cheshire East Council to help local residents reduce their energy bills has saved households £2m. More than 7,000 people have now signed up to buy their gas and electricity through Fairerpower, a partnership between the Council and award-winning Ovo Energy,...

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Bentley Motors unveils long-term ambitions for Crewe site

A ‘development framework’ has been unveiled which outlines how the long-term future of the Bentley factory in Crewe could look – supporting Bentley as a core component at the heart of Crewe’s economy. Drawn up by Bentley Motors in consultation with Cheshire East Council, the framework...

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First Science and Innovation Audit for Cheshire East published

In autumn 2015 the UK government announced regional Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) to catalyse a new approach to regional economic development. SIAs enable local consortia to focus on analysing regional strengths and identify mechanisms to realise their potential. In Greater Manchester (GM) and Cheshire East...

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£90,000 boost for exciting digital-focused events

Cheshire East Council has secured a £90,000 grant to run a digital-focused programme of interactive events, exhibitions and workshops. The grant from Arts Council England will help deliver an exciting 12-month programme called Shift, starting in January. Shift will explore interactive hands-on activities, workshops and demonstrations, including...

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Tour of Britain generates £3.5m

The Tour of Britain cycle race, which hit the highways of Cheshire East in September, has been hailed a great success, generating additional revenue to the borough of £3.5m The event – on September 6 – boosted visitor income to an estimated £5.45m. The 300,000 spectators who...

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Celebrating our first 6 months

Cheshire East Council’s Skills and Growth Company celebrated its move to a new office and their first six months of operation with an open day. The event took place at their office at Sandbach Enterprise Centre, on Wesley Avenue, Sandbach. The Council’s latest arms-length company has achieved...

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More areas join the fibre fast lane

Over the summer, 11 new cabinet areas have recently been upgraded to fibre, covering over 1,400 additional premises that now have access to high-speed fibre broadband, thanks to Connecting Cheshire. These latest areas bring the total number of premises reached by the project to more...

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