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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.


The playing fields in Clifton Drive which have been earmarked for up to 142 homes

Chester 'flood plain' homes plan rejected by inspector

Government inspector says there are less flood prone areas available for new housing

Chester city centre now subject to anti-social behaviour zone

Controversial order effective as of Monday, May 2

Network Warrington will divert some of its journeys to provide villagers with a bus service

Bus service between Northwich and Warrington saved

Villages like Wincham and Great Budworth will continue to be served thanks to Network Warrington

How the cameras will be worn by a Cheshire West and Chester Council civil enforcement officer

Cheshire West and Chester Council seek views on use of body cameras

Consultation underway on move for civil enforcement officers to wear special cameras on duty

Chester Labour councillor 'suspended' by his party

Suspension follows allegation of assault and use of abusive language following a night out in city centre 

Allergy Awareness Week 2016

Cheshire West and Chester Council highlight Allergy Awareness

Authority reminding businesses of rule changes which came into effect in 2014

Chester councillor charged with assault after night out in city centre

Matt Bryan, who denies allegations of common assault and abusive language, is banned for life by Chester Pubwatch

The former Frodsham Library on High Street

Plan to turn Frodsham Library into flats given emphatic rejection

Developer had hoped to turn historic building into 14 apartments

Cheshire West and Chester Council are targeting empty homes in the borough. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Cheshire West and Chester Council launch empty homes strategy

Authority aims to get as many as possible of the 4,000 empty houses in the borough back into use

Chester HQ gets new canopies after glass panels fall to ground

Female council officer suffered a minor cut after one panel shattered

Chester MP visits new Blacon housing development

The Parade gets thumbs up from city MP

L to R: Lesley Moore; Town Mayor Cllr Andy Stott; Cllr Brian Jamieson; Cllr Sam Naylor; Steve Christie, Chris Shaw,, Simon Lammond and Cllr Andrew Cooper

Northwich toilets reopen after £46k revamp

Northwich toilets have been upgraded with the new toilets, flooring, paintwork and baby changing facilities

The Cross in Chester city centre, bathed in sunshine

Decision looms on controversial Frodsham Library renovation

Council will vote on whether to approve its conversion to 14 flats on April 26

Chester stop for Lord Paddy Ashdown's Pro-EU tour

Former Lib Dem leader told Chester voters why Britain should stay in the European Union

New Chester bus station begins to take shape

Gorse Stacks interchange will take place of Princess Street bus exchange

Chester business quarter loses a third as part of share with further education college

University of Law is thought to be moving into new office block by railway station

Cheshire West parents wait to find out primary school decisions

Anxious day for parents as they find out if they have secured a place at their first choice school

Council scheme aims to help food outlets boost their hygiene ratings

Cheshire West and Chester Council launch 'GET 5' service

Reading Well for Young People a new national scheme to support young peoples mental health, has been launched by Cheshire West and Chester Council. Pic from Reading Well news page.


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