Crewe and Nantwich

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This article is about the borough. For the constituency, see Crewe and Nantwich (UK Parliament constituency).
Borough of Crewe and Nantwich
Crewe and Nantwich
Shown within Cheshire
History
 - Origin Crewe Municipal Borough
Nantwich Urban District
Nantwich Rural District
 - Created 1 April 1974
 - Abolished 31 March 2009
 - Succeeded by Cheshire East
Status Non-metropolitan district
ONS code 13UD
 - HQ Crewe
The Municipal Buildings in Crewe, head office of the Borough Council.

Crewe and Nantwich was, from 1974 to 2009, a local government district with borough status in Cheshire, England. It had a population (2001 census) of 111,007. It contained 69 civil parishes and one unparished area: the town of Crewe.

Creation[edit]

The Borough of Crewe and Nantwich was created on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972 by the merger of the borough of Crewe (an industrial town), the urban district of Nantwich (a much smaller market town), and Nantwich Rural District.

Civil Parishes[edit]

The former Crewe Municipal Borough was unparished, but the rest of the Crewe and Nantwich district included the following civil parishes;

Demographics[edit]

From the Census 2001:

  • Average age: 39.1 (England and Wales: 38.6)
  • Marital status:
    • Never married: 26% (30.1%)
    • Married or remarried: 55.2% (50.9%)
    • Separated: 2.1% (2.4%)
    • Divorced: 8.2% (8.2%)
    • Widowed: 8.5% (8.4%).
  • Ethnicity:
    • White: 98.0% (90.9%)
    • Mixed: 0.7% (1.3%)
    • Asian/Asian British: 0.5% (4.6%)
    • Black/Black British: 0.4% (2.1%)
    • Chinese or other: 0.4% (0.9%)
  • Religion:
    • Christian: 80.2% (71.8%)
    • Buddhist: 0.1% (0.3%)
    • Hindu: 0.1% (1.1%)
    • Jewish: 0.0% (0.5%)
    • Muslim: 0.4% (3.0%)
    • Sikh: 0.0% (0.6%)
    • Other religion: 0.2% (0.3%)
    • No religion: 11.9% (14.8%)
    • No religion stated: 6.9% (7.7%).
  • Economic activity:
    • Employed: 62.2% (60.6%)
    • Unemployed: 2.8% (3.4%)
    • Economically active full-time student: 2.6% (2.6%)
    • Retired: 15.0% (13.6%)
    • Economically inactive student: 3.6% (4.7%)
    • Looking after home/family: 6.1% (6.5%)
    • Permanently sick or disabled: 5.1% (5.5%)
    • Other economically inactive: 2.6% (3.1%).
  • Crime levels (per 1000 population)
    • Violence against the person: 5.7 (England and Wales: 11.4).
    • Sexual offences: 0.2 (0.7).
    • Robbery: 0.4 (1.8).
    • Burglary from a dwelling: 7.2 (7.6).
    • Theft of a motor vehicle: 2.4 (6.4).
    • Theft from a motor vehicle: 7.8 (11.9).

According to 2003 figures, Crewe had the lowest crime rate and highest detection levels in Cheshire.

Twin towns[edit]

Crewe and Nantwich is twinned with:


Elections and political control[edit]

On 4 May 2006 a referendum was held to decide whether the "Leader and Cabinet" form of local government would be replaced by an elected Mayor. The proposal was rejected by 18,768 (60.8%) votes to 11,808 (38.2%) on a 35.3% turnout.

Abolition[edit]

In 2006 the Department for Communities and Local Government considered reorganising Cheshire's administrative structure as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England. The decision to merge the boroughs of Crewe and Nantwich, Congleton and Macclesfield to create a single unitary authority was announced on 25 July 2007, following a consultation period in which a proposal to create a single Cheshire unitary authority was rejected.[2]

The Borough of Crewe and Nantwich was abolished on 1 April 2009, when the new Cheshire East unitary authority was formed.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British towns twinned with French towns". Archant Community Media Ltd. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  2. ^ BBC News, 25 July 2007 - County split into two authorities. Retrieval Date: 25 July 2007.
  3. ^ Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008

Coordinates: 53°05′36″N 2°29′13″W / 53.09320°N 2.48703°W / 53.09320; -2.48703