Cheshire East

Cheshire East
Coat of arms of Cheshire East
Coat of arms
Official logo of Cheshire East
Emblem of Cheshire East Council
Cheshire East shown within Cheshire
Cheshire East shown within Cheshire
Coordinates: 53°08′46″N 2°22′01″W / 53°08′46″N 2°22′01″W / 53.146; -2.367Cheshire
Established1 April 2009
Administrative HQSandbach (Westfields)
 • TypeUnitary authority
 • BodyCheshire East Council
 • LeadershipLeader and cabinet
 • ExecutiveConservative
 • LeaderRachel Bailey
 • MayorLesley Smetham
 • Chief ExecutiveKath O'Dwyer (Acting)[1]
 • Total450 sq mi (1,166 km2)
Area rank19th
(mid-2017 est.)
 • Total378,800
 • Rank14th
 • Density840/sq mi (324/km2)
 • Ethnicity
96.7% white
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
Postcode areas
CW (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12)
SK (9, 10, 11, 12, 23)
ST (7)
SY (14)
WA (14, 15, 16)
Dialling codes01260 (Congleton)
01270 (Crewe)
01477 (Holmes Chapel)
01565 (Knutsford)
01606 (Northwich)
01625 (Macclesfield)
01829 (Tarporley)
01948 (Whitchurch)
GSS codeE06000049
NUTS 3 codeUKD62
ONS code00EQ
MPsFiona Bruce (C)
Laura Smith (L)
Antoinette Sandbach (C)
David Rutley (C)
Esther McVey (C)
European ParliamentNorth West England
Police areaCheshire
Fire serviceCheshire
Ambulance service

Cheshire East is a unitary authority area with borough status in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. The local authority is Cheshire East Council.


The borough council 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.[2] It is an amalgamation of the former boroughs of Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich, and includes the functions of the former Cheshire County Council. The residual part of the disaggregated former County Council, together with the other three former Cheshire borough councils (Chester City, Ellesmere Port & Neston and Vale Royal) were, similarly, amalgamated to create the new unitary council of Cheshire West and Chester.

Cheshire East has historic links to textile mills of the industrial revolution, such as seen at Quarry Bank Mill. It is also home to Tatton Park, a historic estate that hosts RHS Show Tatton Park.

Other Languages
Cebuano: Cheshire East
Deutsch: Cheshire East
فارسی: چشر شرقی
français: Cheshire East
한국어: 체셔이스트
italiano: Cheshire East
Nederlands: Cheshire East
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Cheshire East
svenska: Cheshire East
українська: Східний Чешир
中文: 東柴郡