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.

Anti-fracking campaigners in Chester and Ellesmere Port clash with council

Cheshire West and Chester Council did not carry our environmental assessments at gas drill sites

Cheshire West and Chester Council could be about to approve a two year freeze on council tax.
Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge

Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge to reopen after £4.5m restoration

Ceremony to be held on Friday, October 10, to mark project completion

Cheshire West and Chester Council is at present putting in place a new diversion route because the A54 near the Police Headquarters, Winsford has remained closed

Winsford water main burst leads to diversion to deal with A54 closure

Company hopes main road near Cheshire police HQ will reopen by the end of the week

Cheshire West and Chester Council could be about to approve a two year freeze on council tax.

Anti-frackers to descend on Cheshire West and Chester Council HQ building

Protesters hope to drive home their message ahead of all-party working group

An artist's impression of what the new cultural centre in Chester will look like when it opens in autumn 2016

Work to start on Chester theatre ahead of schedule

Preliminary work will begin in October 2014

Traffic will diverted from Hoole roundabout while it is closed for four days

Faulty traffic lights bring Chester to a standstill

Resurfacing works are being carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council

Tarvin headteacher delighted at school expansion

Primary school to expand to cater to village housing development

Chester Eastgate Clock to be covered in scaffolding for four months

Visitors hit with double whammy as repairs carried out on two of Chester's historic landmark and City Walls at same time

The temporary zebra crossing installed on Pepper Street

Chester: Temporary crossing installed on Pepper Street to enable dining quarter development

Footway outside the former Habitat store closed while work to build four new restaurants takes place

Family distress as grave is covered in soil

Grieving husband's distress after finding soil heaped on grave in Blacon cremetoriam

Chester city stink caused by muck spreaders

Environment Agency says unsavoury pong caused by farmers in Christleton

Outrage as 2000 homes bid in Little Sutton moves closer

Councillor's fury as hurdles cleared for house builder's application

Frustration as Chester canal towpath closed again

Popular route cordoned off due to safety fears as the rock face collapses again


Chester City Walls could remain 'propped up' for years

The Watergate Bridge could stay covered in scaffolding until 2017 if costs are not allocated in next year's budget

Police to fill student homes with burglar balloons

Officers leave the 500 balloons with "I could have been burglar" in homes across the Garden Quarter

Amber Knipe, Head of Operations at Chester Performs, with and Liz Brown, Grosvenor Park Coordination Officer

Chester Grosvenor Park comes back to artistic life

Chester Performs and Cheshire West council to arrange series of creative workshops at city beauty spot

Complaints as disgusting stink fills Chester

Welsh Water deny the smell has been caused by works at Wastewater Treatment Works

The former Mersey View nightclub, now called the Overton Suite, may be demolished

Frodsham: Mersey View nightclub may be knocked down to make way for housing

Owner admits former venue has become a 'burden'

Chester: Vandalism craze could destroy historic Rows and puts lives at risk

BBC TV show Street Patrol turns spotlight on dangerous new activity

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