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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.


Brook Lane bridge closure causing commuter chaos

Shutting major cross-city route is leading to gridlock especially at peak times 

New plan for greener Northwich includes street trees and rain gardens

Green Infrastructure Plan aims to boost tourism and retail sales

Blueprint for £1.5m Handbridge community centre lodged with council

Sale of 'Boys' Club' opposite St Mary's Church will go towards community centre marking the end of an era  

Allocation of Traveller sites in Cheshire West under consultation

Council stresses that 'further work is required' before a shortlist is produced

New Chester bus station is alive (literally)!

Grass is growing on the roof to improve air quality and improve biodiversity and wildlife

Broughton Airbus volunteers celebrate 10th anniversary of Big Dee Day

Environment event still flying high after a decade

Chester Mystery Plays: 2018 tickets go on sale

It may be two years away but plans are already well under way for Cathedral spectacular

Helsby High School student's death may have been caused by mud on road

Coroner orders highways authority to take action over mud problem on rural road

Handbridge park event celebrates River Dee

Mini-festival was part of initiative that involved cleaning up of banks of Dee

Vicars Cross community pub returns with 'sensational' opening night

The Centurion is back in business thanks to a hard fought campaign by locals

Chester's historic City Walls

Chester City Walls contactless donations scheme delayed

Three-month scheme was due to launch in August, but the technology system 'wasn't fit for purpose'

Cheshire West and Chester Council celebrates Reserves Day 2016

Six units held displays in the city centre

CWaC leader Cllr Samantha Dixon

Chester council leader says local people deserve better rail services

Cllr Samantha Dixon outlines need for updated services in the region

French brasserie chain joins Chester restaurant revolution

Chester now has more eating out opportunities than you've had hot dinners

Your chance to have your say on cemetery rules

Council is seeking residents' views during a 10-week consultation period

Revealed: Where in Chester and Ellesmere Port you're most likely to be hit with a parking ticket

The 20 car parks and streets in Cheshire West which were penalty charge notice hotspots last year

Chester's £300m Northgate shopping scheme gets planning consent

Members of Cheshire West and Chester Council planning committee give mixed use development their unanimous backing

Chester magistrates hand £1,094 bill to three men spending a penny

Cheshire West and Chester Council takes action against people urinating in city centre

Chester's Dee House to become hotel with visitor centre

Campaigners in favour of fully excavating amphitheatre won't be happy 


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