In 2011 the Council responded to the passing of the Localism Bill by committing itself to the transfer of assets from Cheshire East. It took a conscious decision to become a more proactive Council. In May 2012 the Council took over management of Nantwich Civic Hall, Nantwich Market Hall, 4 allotment sites, Snow Hill toilets and 2 redundant toilet blocks to be used for storage.
The Council also took on responsibility for town centre management, street entertainment, tourism, CCTV and shopmobility.
The Council now has a staff complement of 12 full time staff and 3 part time staff plus a team of casual employees for bar work.
Corporate Strategic Plan
In 2019, the Vision Document was reviewed as the new Clerk Samantha Roberts was appointed and the Council agreed to strengthen the Vision Document by developing the Council’s first Strategic Plan which would include a vision for the Council along with an expression of Council values.
The document sets out a performance management framework for the Council as well as identifying key objectives within an action plan set against five Corporate Priorities.
As the town relies heavily on the tourism sector, it is important that the plan and its actions recognise this with the aim of strengthening the promotion of the town and what it has to offer.
The adoption of this new Strategic Plan for 2020 to 2023 will hopefully help ensure the achievement of the town’s objectives and service delivery that contributes to ‘Making Nantwich a Better Place’ for all residents, businesses and visitors to the town.