THE historic launch of Cheshire West and Chester Council was marked with a day packed full of events for chief executive Steve Robinson and the leader, Cllr Mike Jones.

The day started at 5.30am when they met a team of street cleaners in Chester.

This was quickly followed by television and radio interviews in Chester and Winsford, and a whistle-stop tour of Council offices across the new borough to meet the teams of staff who have been working hard to prepare for the introduction of the new Council. For more information visit