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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

  • Car Parks

    Thomas Street Car Park Cheshire East Council is finally recognising that it made a big mistake in imposing parking charges on Crewe and has moved to reduce charges on Thomas Street car park. There is extensive evidence that car parking charges deter shoppers. The council should be acting to boost Crewe Town centre and Crewe market. At present the Thomas Street car park is...

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  • Lyme Green - A History

    ‘Lyme Green’ has become the short-hand term for a series of manoeuvres by Cheshire East Council that have never been fully acknowledged in public. This paper outlines the history of the project and the issues involved. The origins of the Lyme Green fiasco can be traced back to the successful launch of the silver wheelie bin recycling service for residents in the south...

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  • Management Changes

    More Management Changes at Cheshire East Council At its meeting in February Cheshire East Council voted in favour of a comprehensive overhaul of its management structure. Like many other councils, Cheshire East is faced with a series of downward pressures from the government's policy on local government funding which has meant huge cuts in support grants. Cheshire East Council is set to lose well...

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  • Budget Cuts

    Big Society Cut by Cheshire East Council At the Cheshire East Council Budget setting meeting on 28 February the Labour group proposed a formal amendment to the budget that a £350,000 cut to voluntary, community and faith sector contracts in preventative services should be withdrawn. The Labour amendment was voted down by Conservative and LibDem councillors. The 2013 budget commentary emphasises early intervention...

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  • Gill Boston Resigns

    Gill Boston Resigns from Council to Serve Constituents on Clinical Commissioning Group Gill Boston has been appointed to the governing body of our Clinical Commissioning Group as a lay member for patient and public involvement. In this role Gill will help to ensure that, in all aspects of the CCG’s business, the public voice of the local population is heard and that opportunities...

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  • Youth Homelessness

    Youth Homelessness On Thursday Cheshire East Council agreed to a proposal by Cllr Michelle Sherratt and Cllr Sam Corcoran that Cheshire East Council recognises its responsibility in providing safe and secure routes for young people who find themselves temporarily homeless, and resolved to work closely with other organisations to ensure that all such young people receive appropriate help. Cllr Michelle Sherratt, Labour Councillor for Crewe West, said, “Depressingly enough,...

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