Cheshire East Council has been reviewing the boundaries of our Parish, as Government Guidance suggests it is good practice to review governance every 10-15 years. The last happened before Cheshire East was created in 2009.
It is expected that over the summer of 2021 Cheshire East Council will run a consultation on the proposed changes where residents will have the opportunity to feed back on which Parish and community they identify with and their thoughts on the proposed changes.
At the time of writing (March 2021), no dates have been set for a consultation. However, this may change between this text being written and published.
Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish Council is highly concerned about the proposed boundary changes which, if they were successful in their current form, would rip apart the heritage of our Parish, moving large swathes of the area into both Crewe and Wybunbury. The Parish Council has set up a task group to organise a response to the proposed changes.
Once final details around the consultation are published, Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish Council expects to issue more information to let you know how you can respond to the consultation to ensure that you do not miss the opportunity to express your views.
Drafts of Cheshire East’s boundary review, which is around 300 pages, suggests the following key changes to Shavington-cum-Gresty:
Referring to the Parish of ‘Shavington-cum-Gresty’ as ‘Shavington’
Questions & Answers
What stage are the proposals at?
Currently this is a draft proposal by Cheshire East’s Community Governance Review Sub-Committee, on which it plans to begin a consultation in the summer. After the consultation, Cheshire East Council will consider the responses before deciding what to implement.
Where does the Parish Council stand?
Shavington-cum-Gresty Parish Council is concerned with the plans and is formulating an alternative view which it intends to publish in due course. In the meantime, to inform that view, it wants to ensure everyone is aware of the current proposals.
If these changes go ahead, when would they happen?
It is likely that if there are no significant objections, these changes will take place by May 2023.
How can you have your say?
At this stage, until the consultation starts, there is no official way to comment on proposals, however, one of the best things you can do right now is to set up a Residents’ Group on your street or in your area.
The Proposed Changes
Houses to the south of Newcastle Road
North of A500 (Gresty)
How can I get involved?
Set up a Residents’ Group
If you have strong opinions or concerns about the proposals, one of the best things you can do right now is to set up a Residents’ Group on your street or in your area (within Covid-19 Guidelines). You become the go-to person for information about the proposals and can help others understand the changes, how it may impact them and how to have their say.