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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

LOCAL AREA PARTNERSHIP BOUNDARIES CHALLENGED.

 

Willaston Borough Councillor Brian Silvester is supporting a plea by Willaston Parish Council to be part of the Nantwich Local Area Partnership (LAP) instead of the Crewe LAP.

He said," Willaston is currently part of the Crewe LAP. However, the village is closer to Nantwich than Crewe and feels more connected to Nantwich. Indeed it has a Nantwich post code and is policed by the Nantwich Police Unit.  The Parish Council would like to see Willaston included within the Nantwich LAP rather than the Crewe LAP, including the Colleys Lane area to the north of the village, which for some reason tends to get linked in with Crewe by some service providers.  A recent report by the Interim Chief Executive Kim Ryley  to the Cabinet/Council reported on becoming a Strategic Council, which included reference to the need to review how the Borough Council works in local areas, including enhancing or replacing LAPs. Consideration of the footprint of area working will be part of this review and I welcome that." 

Councillor Margaret Simon who represents WISTASTON Ward says;

“Willaston Parish falls into two Cheshire East Wards, the Crewe Road and Colleys Lane areas are represented by Councillor Jacquie Weatherill and myself as part of Wistaston Ward.  Our whole Ward, is policed by Crewe Neighbourhood Policing Unit and we discuss our Highways issues and concerns at the Crewe LAP.  It is confusing and, whilst Cllr Weatherill and I represent our Willaston residents at the Crewe meetings, I can understand why the Parish Council would like to have their Parish covered by the LAP that they feel that they have the most affinity with.”

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