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Borough of Crewe and Nantwich
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
The Municipal Buildings in Crewe, head office of the Borough Council.

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.

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Creation

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.

Civil Parishes

The former Crewe Municipal Borough was unparished, but the rest of the Crewe and Nantwich district included the following civil parishes;

Demographics

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%).
  • Ethnicity:
    • 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%)
  • Religion:
    • 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.

Abolition

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 Maccledfield 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.[1]

The Borough of Crewe and Nantwich was abolished on 1 April 2009, when the new Cheshire East unitary authority was formed [2].

References

  1. ^ BBC News, 25 July 2007 - County split into two authorities. Retrieval Date: 25 July, 2007.
  2. ^ Cheshire (Structural Changes) Order 2008

Coordinates: 53°05′36″N 2°29′13″W / 53.09320°N 2.48703°W / 53.09320; -2.48703

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