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[Flag of Cheshire East Council] image located by Valentin Poposki, 24 May 2009


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A new entity in England and the flag at the same day! About the entity:

"Cheshire East, is a unitary authority with Borough status, in the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It 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. It replaced the boroughs of Macclesfield, Congleton and Crewe and Nantwich. The rest of ceremonial Cheshire is composed of Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington and Halton. The decision to create the Cheshire East 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. The new unitary authority will have a population of around 358,900 (2006 population estimate) and an electorate (i.e., those able to vote in its elections) of around 285,000. Cheshire East's sister authority, Cheshire West and Chester, has an electorate of around 255,000 and is 116,638 hectares in size." - from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheshire_East.

 About the flag:

 The flag of the new Council is white with Council logo on it.

"1st April 2009
Flags were hoisted today (Wednesday 1 April) outside council offices as the new Cheshire East Council was launched. Chief Executive Erika Wenzel and Leader Wesley Fitzgerald did the honours at the authority's new headquarters, Westfields, Sandbach. In Macclesfield, Cabinet Member for Prosperity Cllr Jamie Macrae was joined by Strategic Director People, John Nicholson, and staff from various different Town Hall-based departments to fly the flag (pictured above), whilst at Crewe Municipal Buildings, Councillors Brian Silvester and Roland Domleo, and John Colclough, Senior Manager Adult Services, were the trio performing the duty." - from http://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/your_council/communication/press_releases/previous_releases/2009/april_2009/flying_the_flag.aspx

Valentin Poposki, 24 May 2009