Job cuts on the cards at college
MACCLESFIELD College has announced it could be making a small number of redundancies after a loss of Government funding in certain areas.
The college would not say how many posts would be affected or whether the redundancies would be compulsory or voluntary.
Simon Andrews , who announced last month he will be leaving the college for a position at Stockport College, said: “The college is not making large scale redundancies, we are taking out some provision which the Government is no longer funding. This may result in a small number of redundancies in the areas affected.”
Mr Andrews became chief at Macclesfield College in 2012, after an Ofsted inspection found it to be ‘inadequate’.
Fifteen months later the college met the required Ofsted standard of ‘good’ in an inspection. RECENT cases heard at South and East Cheshire Magistrates Courts: ●● REBECCA Pratt, 32, of St Barnabas Court, Macclesfield, admitted assault and criminal damage. She was given a community order with a requirement to carry out 125 hours of unpaid work. She was also ordered to pay £221 compensation to the victims and £85 costs. ●● LUKASZ Wygrala, 26, of Fence Avenue, Macclesfield, pleaded guilty to drink driving in a Ford Focus on Fence Avenue in Macclesfield. A blood test found that he had 190 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. The legal limit is 80mg. He also pleaded guilty to driving with no insurance and using the car without the consent of its owner. He was disqualified from driving for 20 months, fined £800 and ordered to pay £85 court costs. ●● ANTHONY Michael Lee, 25, of Countess Close, Macclesfield, admitted drink driving in a Fiat Punto on Duke Street in Macclesfield. A blood test found that he had 97 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. The legal limit is 35mg. He was handed a 7pm to 7am curfew for four weeks, disqualified from driving for two years and told he must pay £85 court costs. ●● CHRISTOPHER McDonald, 45, of Portland Walk, Macclesfield, admitted stealing £60 worth of toiletries and cleaning products from Tesco in Macclesfield. He was handed a six-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months. McDonald has 51 convictions for a total of 188 offences. He was ordered to pay £60 compensation to the retailer, and also £85 court costs.