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.

The former Marks and Spencer store in Foregate Street, Chester

Plans lodged to split up old M&S store in Chester city centre

Former menswear store in Foregate Street could be divided into three separate units

Cheshire West and Chester Council loses respect (clause)

Tory leader Mike Jones dubbed a 'Poundshop Stalin'

Protesters against fracking outside council HQ

Anti-frackers build for demonstration outside HQ after Tory majority rejects debate

Frack Free Upton will hold a protest outside Cheshire West and Chester Council HQ on Thursday, March 5

Duke of Westminster opens new Chester city centre base for charities

Duke jokes about his ancestors as he opens The Bluecoat Centre for Charities and Voluntary Organisations

Council leader says decision to allow supermarket in Hoole was 'not the best'

Cllr Mike Jones shares concerns of traders about impact on local shops

Tarporley residents say no to more houses

Plans for 45 new homes have been submitted

Police operation in Cheshire, North Wales and Merseyside targets travelling criminals

Operation Crossbow 3 aims to disrupt criminal activity over three force areas

Work to repair Chester short-cut is delayed

Wall on Rock Lane fell down in November 2012 and work is expected to be finished by this summer

Councillors told not to get their twitters in a twist

Cheshire West and Chester Council to consider guidelines for using social media

The Harmonettes will present their new show Dorothy's War as part of the new Cheshire Rural Touring Arts season

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts launch their spring 2015 season

Music, drama and more heading their way to communities throughout Cheshire West and Chester

Revellers to enjoy drinking venue on River Dee

75-foot long barge to be moored permanently outside Boathouse Inn at The Groves

Chester Town Hall

Council shells out more than £9,000 to hire its own town hall

Cheshire West and Chester Council spent £9,208 to hire building for Local Plan inquiry

Exotic dancers at the Platinum Lounge in Bridge Street, Chester, Emma Louise and Alexia with manager Nigel Woodhouse.

Chester's only strip club back under the spotlight

The Platinum Lounge's licence is back up for renewal just six months after owners won lengthy battle

Patience plea for queues at Eastgate Clock

Scaffolding cover will allow people back under main arch - and include a working clock

This phone box opposite Bates Lane was one of the three BT proposed to remove

Removal of Helsby phone boxes called off

Villagers backed a campaign to retain the public amenities

Council considers constitution change with no respect for others

Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Mike Jones wishes to remove Section 7 of authority's code of conduct

Council boss's threat to sue Countess of Chester Hospital

Consultant's letter over loss of sexual health service was deemed 'potentially libellous'

Roadworks are planned for Parkgate Road in Chester

Parkgate Road works postponed to help ease disruption for drivers around Chester

Resurfacing scheme delayed until March to counter impact of existing roadworks

UK public health charity tells Chester councillors fracking poses risks to well-being

Senior academic writes to every member of Cheshire West and Chester Council to raise concerns

Commuters urged to ditch the car for Travel Smarter Challenge 2015

Weekly prizes for those opting to walk, cycle or lift-share to and from work


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