Cheshire West and Chester Council

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Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cheshire West and Chester (logo).jpg
Council logo
Type
Type
Unitary authority council of Cheshire West and Chester
History
Founded 1 April 2009

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[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 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[edit]

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 - present

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheshire West and Chester". BBC News Online. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2013.