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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

  • Cllr Mendlove Resigns

    Who’s Next? In 2011 Cheshire East Council spent over £800,000 on a waste transfer facility at Lyme Green near Macclesfield, without getting planning permission and breached EU procurement rules. The Council’s own planning board refused to grant planning permission and work was stopped. An independent investigator was commissioned to look into the affair and has just reported back. On 7 January, Cllr Rod...

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  • Interim CEO for Cheshire East

    AN INTERIM chief executive will be seconded to Cheshire East Council on August 13 following the departure of Erika Wenzel. Kim Ryley, the current Shropshire Council CEO will work with Cheshire East over the coming months to give support following the departure of Erika Wenzel, who has been on sick leave since March....

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  • CEO Leaves Cheshire East

    Last Thursday the Cheshire East Council Labour Group abstained on the resolution to pay the Chief Executive £93,550 compromise agreement settlement. The main issue for the Labour Group was not the nature of the settlement itself. Under the terms of her contract, the Chief Executive could have been entitled to twice the settlement figure, so the final agreement probably represents a reasonable...

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  • Learning Disability Services

    Many will have seen the shocking Panorama programme which highlighted abuse of people with learning disabilities. Following that programme a report was commissioned to look into the extent of the problem. That report has raised concerns over the care of people with learning difficulties that are not confined to Winterbourne but are much more widespread. Cheshire East council needs to act...

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  • Macclesfield Tesco

    The reputation of Cheshire East Planning is under some pressure due to the Lyme Green situation. The controversial Tesco application in Macclesfield may have been seen as an opportunity to try to play politics to try to restore the reputation of the Conservatives as standing up for local traders. Rather than wait for the Strategic Planning Board to discuss the matter properly and...

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  • Press Freedom

    Cllr Brendan Murphy said at the Cheshire East council meeting on 19th July that the Crewe Chronicle had been ‘blackballed’ by the council. If this is true it raises disturbing questions about political interference in the role of Cheshire East Council press office. The role of the press office is to publicise information about the work of the council. This...

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