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.

Traffic chaos as mourners attend Traveller funeral in Blacon

Blacon Avenue currently closed for safety reasons

Culture secretary views progress on new theatre complex in Chester

Sajid Javid breaks his journey to BBC Question Time in Wrexham to take a look inside the Odeon development

Traffic delays anticipated in Chester as thousands expected for Traveller funeral in Blacon

Police say a 'significant number' of mourners are expected to attend the service at Chester Crematorium

Tailbacks cause traffic chaos on the A483 from the Posthouse roundabout

Chaos for Chester motorists as Posthouse roundabout roadworks scheme moves into new phase

Drivers urged to keep away from A483 and use alternative routes

Chester cyclists get chance to ride with world champion Mark Cavendish this summer

Sporting legend to stage Rise Above Sportive event in city centre on August 9

Controversial 120-home scheme at Saighton Camp gets go-ahead

Councillors have no grounds on which to refuse application

Active Travel Roadshows come to Cheshire

The itravelsmart team will be at Chester Town Hall next month

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

Cheshire West and Chester shortlisted for Council of the Year award

CWaC one of five local authorities in the running for prestigious local government honour

Pranksters enjoy a game of arrows with new signs in Chester city centre

Council to bolt down arrows in future after one is left pointing skywards

Cynicism after council rated 'excellent' for championing equality and diversity

Cheshire West and Chester Council first in North West to achieve top rating

Comedy capers by councillors on Twitter

Tweets between Cllr Mike Jones and Cllr Ben Powell are 'comedy gold'

Campaigners call on Stephen Mosley MP to back a 'ban' on fracking

Meanwhile, Cheshire West Labour councillors come out in favour of a 'moratorium' as protests mount

The former Highfield Pub in Blacon

Blacon pub prepares for bulldozers

The Highfield set to be demolished for affordable housing

Miller Developments have reduced the number of rooms in its proposed student accommodation on Tower Wharf

Council lawyer claims Chester's Tower Wharf student scheme is 'wasted opportunity'

David Holmes reports from Day 3 of the planning inquiry for student development

This bus stop on Chester Road, near to the junction with Bates Lane, is one of the shelters which has been unlit since before Christmas

Councillor concerned by broken bus shelter lights in Helsby

Five of the village's bus stops have been unlit since before Christmas 

Hoole residents encouraged to attend meeting about controversial store plan

Rumours are that Tesco is behind the project

Regulars launch fight to save Vicars Cross pub from bulldozers

The Centurion is said to have been sold for demolition subject to planning approval for a new care home

Demolition work has started on the rear wall of the former Odeon building as part of the project to create Chester's new theatre

Duke of Westminster Foundation puts £100,000 towards new Chester theatre

Financial boost as demolition work continues on site next to former Odeon

Milestone marked on way to delivering new dining quarter in Chester city centre

'Sky bar' to form part of £8m development in Pepper Street


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