About the Area
Cheshire West and Chester is a unitary authority area with borough status, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It was established in April 2009 as part of the 2009 structural changes to local government in England, by virtue of an order under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It replaced the boroughs of Ellesmere Port and Neston, Vale Royal and Chester District and its council took over the function of the former Cheshire County Council within its area.
The population of Cheshire West and Chester is over 335,000.
Cheshire West and Chester is well served by transport links. Chester is the hub of the railway network in the borough, with over four million trips recorded annually, while the M6, M56 and M53 also cross the borough.