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Cheshire East

Map of Cheshire EastCheshire East is a unitary authority with a population of 358,900 and which covers an area of 116,638 hectares. Cheshire East’s administrative area contains the industrial town of Crewe, the old mill towns of Macclesfield, Bollington and Congleton, the market towns of Nantwich, Knutsford and Sandbach, the salt town of Middlewich, the town of Wilmslow as well as the smaller settlements of Holmes Chapel, Alsager and Poynton.  


Cheshire East has 82 Councillors representing 52 wards. 


The results of the latest council election in May 2011 were:


 

 Party                          Seats      Votes      % Share

   Conservative                  52           91,736    47.75%

   Labour                           16           51,167    26.63%

   Other                             10           25,000    13.01%

    Liberal Democrats              4          24,206    12.60%

 

Councillor Sam Corcoran

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Cheshire East News

  • Cheshire East deficit over £140 million

    £144 Million Deficit in Cheshire East Accounts The final 2012/13 accounts of Cheshire East Council show a deficit of £144M in the year in Total Comprehensive Income and Expenditure. This is up from £124m in 2011/12. After excluding movements for pension and asset revaluations the underlying deficit has increased from £52M to £68M. The auditor has again highlighted the low level of...

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  • Lyme Green costs to top £2million

    Cost of Lyme Green Predicted to Top £2M Having initially refused to disclose the pay offs made to senior staff who left in the wake of the Lyme Green enquiry, Cheshire East Council has now been forced to reveal the information as part of its annual accounts which were published this week. The auditor commented that “The Council should review and strengthen its procedures...

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  • Cheshire East Poor Audit Report

    Council Found to be Failing Again The independent audit report presented today to the Audit & Governance Committee into whether Cheshire East Council is obtaining value for money has been qualified for the second year running. The official report says, “we have identified weaknesses in the following areas: Arrangements to procure goods and services; Understanding of costs and performance; and Processes to develop business proposals and manage significant projects.”...

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  • Poor culture in Cheshire East Council

    Culture of Fear At the Cheshire East Council Audit Committee meeting on Thursday, the issue of the culture in Cheshire East Council was raised. An extract from the summary of the Designated Independent Person report on Lyme Green says that “perhaps officers found it difficult to report negative news” Cllr Steve Hogben said that this is a clear suggestion of a culture of fear where Cheshire...

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  • Cheshire East Accounts published

    Cheshire East Council Accounts for 2012-13 Cheshire East Council has unveiled its draft accounts for 2012/13. The accounts show that the council results came in just ahead of budget. The Labour Group welcomes the improved financial discipline and congratulates staff on this achievement. However, the Labour group notes that meeting the budget was achieved by 1) A deliberate underspend of £2.8m in Early...

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  • Trust in Cheshire East Council

    Culture of Mistrust At a press conference held this morning by Cheshire East Council, the acting Chief Executive, Kim Ryley, produced a summary of the Designated Independent Person (DIP) report into the Council’s conduct of the Lyme Green project for a waste transfer facility in Macclesfield. Kim Ryley has produced a careful summary of the DIP report within the restrictions placed upon...

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