- Crewe and Nantwich
Borough of Crewe and Nantwich
Shown within Cheshire
Geography Status Non-metropolitan district HQ Crewe ONS code 13UD History Origin Crewe Municipal Borough
Nantwich Urban District
Nantwich Rural District
Created 1 April 1974 Abolished 31 March 2009 Succeeded by Cheshire East
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.
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.
The former Crewe Municipal Borough was unparished, but the rest of the Crewe and Nantwich district included the following civil parishes;
- Aston juxta Mondrum
- Checkley cum Wrinehill
- Church Minshull
- Coole Pilate
- Crewe Green
- Dodcott cum Wilkesley
- Marbury cum Quoisley
- Minshull Vernon
- Nantwich (town)
- Shavington cum Gresty
- Wrenbury cum Frith
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%).
- 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%)
- 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.
Elections and political control
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.
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.
- ^ BBC News, 25 July 2007 - County split into two authorities. Retrieval Date: 25 July 2007.
- ^ Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008
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