CHESTEF and Cheshire West residents are being given the chance to have their say on the region's transport system.

The Council's 'Let's talk about... Transport' launched today (Monday, November 20) with an online survey.

People are being invited to provide their views on the big issues around transport across the borough, to develop a draft vision and priorities for the future of local transport.

The Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Highways, Councillor Karen Shore, said: "Transport gives us access to work, education, leisure activities and essential services.

"It shapes the places we live, impacts our health and wellbeing and is vital to our local economy.

"Your views, ideas and experiences will help us to shape the future of transport in the borough to support our communities.

"This is a critically important conversation which affects everyone who lives, works or visits the borough."

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Cllr Shore added: "It's an opportunity to make sure that our transport systems and networks work for the people who use them - not merely getting us from A to B but helping us address the future challenges our borough faces, such as climate change and social exclusion.

"It will also be key to unlocking the government funding we need to deliver on these priorities. If you are interested in what our communities and neighbourhoods should look like in the future, I'd encourage you to share your views on our proposals."

Four in-person 'drop in' events and two online webinars will take place during the engagement window, where interested parties can learn more about the proposals, and ask staff any questions. These events are open to all residents and stakeholders:

  • Northwich Memorial Court, November 30, 2pm to 7pm
  • Ellesmere Port Sports Village, December 4, 3pm to 7pm
  • Winsford Library, December 11, 3pm to 6.45pm
  • Online webinar, December 18, 12pm to 1pm
  • Storyhouse, Chester, January 18, 2pm to 6pm
  • Online webinar, January 22, 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Registration for online webinars available from 20 November via the council website's online portal.

Respondents can also get in touch via email or telephone, and paper copies of the survey and questionnaire are available on request. Easy-read and web accessible versions of the proposals and survey are also available.

How to find out more and get involved:

  • By email to:
  • By letter to: Let's Talk about Transport, Insight and Intelligence, Cheshire West and Chester Council, The Portal, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BA
  • By telephone: Call the Council's Contact Centre on 0300 1238 123 and quote 'Local Transport Plan 4 Engagement'.

"Let's talk about... Transport" closes on January 28, 2024.

A report summarising the results of this engagement will be available on the Council's website in Spring 2024. A final version of the vision and priorities will be presented to Cabinet for adoption in summer 2024.

These will inform ongoing development of the plan, with a full public consultation on the draft Plan scheduled for late 2024. Adoption of the final version of the Local Transport Plan by full Council will follow in 2025.