Cheshire East Council

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Cheshire East Council
Whole council elected every four years
Coat of arms of Cheshire East Borough Council.png
Coat of arms
Type
Type
Unitary authority council of Cheshire East
History
Founded 1 April 2009
Seats 81 councillors

Cheshire East Council is the local authority of Cheshire East. 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[edit]

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, Cheshire East is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Cheshire East 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[edit]

Further information: Cheshire East local elections

Since the first election to the council in 2008 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Conservative 2008–present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheshire East". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-11-20.