Vote Poll could be a worry for borough council

Home » Latest News » Vote Poll could be a worry for bo

This week's Chronicle reports that the Government appears to prefer Cheshire County Council's bid for a single unitary council in the forthcoming reform of local government. This would create a 'Cheshire Council' covering most of the county, including Audlem and Nantwich, with six towns, such as Crewe, having town councils. It would spell the end of borough councils such as Crewe & Nantwich.

An alternative proposal to split Cheshire into two unitary authorities has been given a weaker assessment by Whitehall where the competing proposals were assessed against five criteria such as service availability, affordability, neighbourhood engagement and strategic leadership.

Naturally. Leaders of Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council are unhappy with the Government's proposals to abolish the council without giving the public a say. Audlem Online has, however, been testing the public's view with its Vote Poll over the past month. The results so far are not encouraging for the borough council. With over 200 votes cast, 59% agree to the proposal: "Should Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council be abolished, as proposed by Cheshire County Council? ". 38% have voted against so far and 3% are unsure.

Given the debate that is going on about the re-organisation of local government, we will keep the vote going for another week. If you haven't done so before, do cast your vote by clicking on Yes/No or Unsure and then 'Vote Now' in the Vote poll box. It may not be like a proper election, but we think the Audlem Online Vote Poll is the only local test of public opinion running at present. So it could be interesting for the politicians to see the outcome of this local vote.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Audlem Methodist Church
Sat 09 Nov 6:07am  |  hits: 792

Friday November 22ndPassed away peacefully in Leighton Hospital on 4th November 2019 aged 81 years. Joe, beloved husband of Dorothy, dearly loved dad of Simon, Debbie and the late Martin, and much loved grandad to Daniel, Luke, Jake, Sophie, Emily and Hattie, of Nantwich formerly of Audlem. Funeral service at Audlem Methodist Church Friday 22nd November 2019 at 1.00pm. Traditional mourning...

Greek Night at Village Chippy
Tue 12 Nov 6:07am  |  hits: 753

7th December — Greek nightWe have a date for our next Greek Night, it's on Saturday, 7th December. If people would like to book or any questions about the event then feel free to pop in and speak to George, if booking then payment upfront is needed. Please see menu (picture) which has been done by the fabulous Joe of Audlem printers...he always does a great job.Part time job vacancy...

ADAS
Fri 08 Nov 6:08am  |  hits: 729

ADAS volunteersDoing head-counts of volunteers is best carried out when we all sit down for a coffee-break (with chocolate, of course) because they move so fast.Sunday saw us taking on two new village projects -- one being the garden at the Public Hall, the other, the garden around the Doctors' surgery. Given the fantastic number of volunteers, we were able to split into two groups and...