Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester is a unitary authority area with borough status, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It was established in April 2009 as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It replaced the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and Chester District and its council took over the function of the former Cheshire County Council within its area.

Chester FC have secured a new 50-year lease on the Swansway Chester Stadium

Chester FC and Cheshire West and Chester Council finalise new 50-year stadium lease

Blues chairman Grenville Millington describes completion of negotiations as an 'important milestone in club's development'

Theatre in the Quarter to run St Mary's Centre in Chester

Theatre company to develop centre as cultural hub

The reenactment of the Siege of Chester at Dean's Field

Chester to restage the Battle of Rowton Moor over August Bank Holiday weekend

The UK's biggest re-enactment of the year at Chester Racecourse on August 30-31

Mabel adds canine capability to council's dog fouling campaign

Council recruit four-legged friend to help spread the word about good dog ownership

Members young and old of Helsby Community Sports Club overjoyed that the plans have been approved

Joy as Helsby sports centre plans unanimously approved

Planning committee grants permission for new club and 120 homes to finance it

Young Hoole sisters take a stand against dog fouling

Schoolgirls have had enough of of dog mess on Chester's streets

Wayne Copley, Procurement Director, REPIC (award sponsor), Christine Skeldon, Recycling Engagement Co-ordinator (Kier), Emma Harrison, Customer Relationship Team Leader (CWAC), John Outram, Head of Service, Commissioning Places (CWAC), Steve Bakewell, Senior Waste Contracts Manager (CWAC), Sue Perkins, awards host at the Local Government Chronicle Council of the Year awards

Cheshire West and Chester honoured in Council of the Year awards

Authority wins environment award and is highly commended

PICTURE GALLERY: Cheshire West Sports awards

Active Cheshire sports awards at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and Spa in Chester


Vision of the future of Helsby unveiled by residents and councillors

Blueprint for development has taken 12 months to draw up

How the proposed gymnastics facility at Moss Farm in Northwich might look

Gymnastics plan unveiled for Moss Farm Leisure Complex in Northwich

Centre of excellence proposed for former swimming pool building

Cross section of the new library and cinema at the new Chester cultural centre which is due to open late 2016

MBNA to invest £600,000 over three years in the new £37m cultural centre for Chester

Transformation of former Odeon building on course for opening in late 2016

Stunning images of Ellesmere Port's new £15m sport and leisure complex released

Facilities to include a 25m eight lane pool and a sports hall with room for 1,400 spectators

The imitation Eastgate Clock face, on The Grosvenor Hotel side, has been printed as a mirror image of what it should be

Eastgate clock to be back in time 'as soon as possible'

Leader of council Mike Jones suggested on radio that backward Roman numerals might remain

Chester and Ellesmere Port News Quiz of the Week

How many questions can you get right based on events of the past seven days?

A look back at some Chester council calamities of the past

Eastgate Clock-up is not the first time there have been red faces at Cheshire West and Chester Council

'High chlorine levels' in Winsford pool caused hospitalisation of 10 children

Health and safety investigation revealed high chlorine levels in swimming pool

The new cover for the Eastgate Clock which is causing a stir updated

Eastgate Clock in Chester gets a new look as protective cover put in place

Working photo image of iconic landmark can be seen during £500,000 restoration project


Ten children hospitalised following incident at Winsford Lifestyle Centre

Chlorine believed to have been the cause

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