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Wednesday 23 November 2011

Come and find out more about Crewe’s governance review


“How would you like your town to be governed?”

That is the question Cheshire East Council is asking the people of Crewe as it enters its first wave of consultation into future governance options for the town.

Views are being sought on the public’s preferred options, which could result in the establishment of one or more town/parish councils; community associations; neighbourhood management groups; residents associations or community forums.

It is the second time Cheshire East Council has canvassed residents’ views after the idea of a town council was rejected following a ballot of the people of the town in January last year.

Cheshire East staff will be on hand in various locations in Crewe up to December 16 where further information on the review can be obtained. These include:

  • Thursday, November 24 – Eagle Bridge Health & Wellbeing Centre, Dunwoody Way, Crewe, 10am-2pm
  • Friday, November 25 – Crewe Market Hall, 10am-2pm
  • Saturday, November 26 – Crewe Market Hall, 10am-2pm
  • Monday, November 28 – Crewe Market Hall, 10am-noon
  • Friday, December 9 – Crewe Market Hall, 10am-2pm

Information will also be displayed at Delamere House throughout early December during normal office hours.

Councillor David Marren, Chairman of the sub-committee, which is conducting the review, said: “Most towns and parishes in Cheshire East have a more local level of governance which is specific to that town, village or parish.

“These usually take the form of a town or parish council. However, Crewe does not currently have a democratically-elected arrangement such as this.

“Now, bearing in mind Cheshire East Council’s commitment to transferring services and assets to more local levels, the authority feels it is appropriate to consult the people of Crewe again on whether they feel a more local level of governance is appropriate.

“I can assure residents that the sub-committee will conduct this review fairly and all views will be taken into account as we seek to ensure that future arrangements for Crewe reflect the interests and identities of the community.”

Views collected up to December 16 will be analysed by the sub-committee before a second wave of consultation begins early in 2012.

More information on the potential options for governance, with a breakdown of the facts on each, is available at

There is also an online tool designed to assist anyone who would like to know which option best suits their views. This tool can also be used to submit feedback and views to the Council.

Alternatively, residents can email or write to Registration Service and Business Manager, Democratic Services, Cheshire East Council, Westfields, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ.

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