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Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded 1 April 2009
Leadership
Chief Executive
Steve Robinson
Council Leader
Samantha Dixon, Labour
Structure
Seats 75 councillors
38 / 75
36 / 75
1 / 75
Elections
Last election
2015
Next election
2019
Meeting place
HQ, Chester
Website
.uk.gov.cheshirewestandchesterwww

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the local authority of Cheshire West and Chester. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. The council was first elected on 1 May 2008 a year before coming into its powers on 1 April 2009.

Powers and functions

HQ, the headquarters of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, Cheshire West and Chester is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Cheshire West and Chester Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 2008, political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 2008–2015
Labour 2015–present

References

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