Cheshire West & Chester Council

Cheshire West & Chester Borough Council was established as a shadow authority in 2008, becoming the Unitary Authority of the new Borough with effect from April 2009, when the former Councils of Vale Royal, Chester City and Ellesmere Port, together with Cheshire County Council were dissolved.  More information about Cheshire West and Chester Council can be found at

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Cheshire West and Chester Council was created in 2008, with elections returning a Conservative majority in 2008 and from 2009-2015, the Conservative run Council has saved £56M and reinvested £11m in Childrens Services and Adult Social Care without affecting front line services. Value for money says the Audit commission.  A Conservative Council will sustain a vibrant economy, sustain business & increase jobs.

A Conservative Council will make West Cheshire & Chester cleaner, greener and safer. We have opposed inappropriate-development. We have increased our recycling to 49%. We have reformed our enforcement teams and made our streets safer and cleaner. We have increased investment in our roads and are a top performing Council in filling potholes. Our gritting teams have been highly praised by residents during the recent hard winter.

A Conservative Council believes local services should meet the needs of local people. We have consulted widely on capital investment for the future of the borough and set out a £115M programme to meet these objectives which include two Academies, a Northwich lifestyle centre and a theatre for Chester. We have set up a Community Interest Company to manage our sports facilities and to raise investment in all our sports facilities.

Our Conservative Council has gave better value for money.  We will continue to work hard to keep the level of Council Tax as low as we can whilst making sure that the money you pay is spent efficiently on the services you need and in a way which supports our local economy. We have increased investment in both Children and Adult services despite the reductions in Central government support. We have encouraged more people who are eligible for benefits to take them. An additional £1m is now being paid to those who need it most, benefiting them and the local economy. We will pursue the regeneration projects in our major towns stalled by the national downturn. We are supporting our market towns and rural communities. We have an active Council apprentice scheme to provide jobs for the young and will also increase the supply of affordable housing in appropriate locations to create a vibrant and sustainable economy for the people of Cheshire West and Chester.

In May 2011, despite the difficult economic situation, the people of Cheshire West and Chester returned the Conservative Party with a majority to continue to run the Council.

In May 2015, Labour gained control of Cheshire West and Chester council, with a 1 seat majority.

In May 2019, Labour lost overall control of the Council, which is now 35 Labour, 28 Conservative, 4 Independents, 2 LibDems & 1 Green.