Crewe Town Board

Who are the Crewe Town Board?

The board is made up of cross-sectoral community representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors which aims, through community engagement, to develop a vision and strategy that will shape the transformation of Crewe over the coming years. They help to oversee the delivery of other projects already in the pipeline, including the Town Centre regeneration and the HS2 station, to ensure all are aligned to the same vision.

NameOrganisation
Doug Kinsman (Chair)SG World
John AdlenCheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership
Andy ButlerLegat Owen
Rick CarterCTC Healthcare
Paul ColmanSouth Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Jasbir DhesiCheshire College (S & W)
Rev. David EdwardsAlways Ahead (Charity)
Sally HeptonBentley Motors
Mark HillsCrewe YMCA
Adam KnightLyceum Theatre/HQ Theatre Group
Cllr Nick MannionPortfolio Holder Environment & Regeneration, Cheshire East Council
Dr Kieran Mullan MPMember of Parliament
Cllr Jill RhodesLeader, Crewe Town Council
Dr Matt TyrerActing Director of Public Health, Cheshire East Council
Simon YatesCommunity Representative

The Chair, Doug Kinsman of Crewe-based SG World said:

“Crewe has so much potential and opportunity, but it has, for whatever reasons, consistently failed to make the most of its strengths and has become one of those towns that appears to have been “left-behind”. I know many will believe we’ve been here before, but this time it’s different, I volunteered for this position as we now have an unrivalled opportunity to change this narrative and write a new chapter in the history of Crewe.”

“The Government has asked us to develop a Town Investment Plan with local stakeholders, including Cheshire East Council and Crewe Town Council, and Crewe residents will have a very important role to play in identifying the priorities that can make the biggest difference to them”.

Selected as one of 101 Towns nationally, up to £25m has been earmarked to support the Town’s long-term economic growth, which will be available to spend up to 2026.

Crewe MP, Dr Kieran Mullan MP, who also sits on the Board said:

“The establishment of this team with voices from across the public, private and community sectors, represents a crucial opportunity for us to work together, secure more Government funding and have a very real impact for local people.

“I brought the Minister in charge of this fund to Crewe last year, so he could see for himself how important it was that we got the support we needed. It’s important that we use this funding opportunity wisely, to ensure that Crewe’s potential as an economic powerhouse is realised”

“But I am very conscious that people have heard all this before. People will need to see results and that is exactly what I hope we can get for them. Less talk more action.”

Jasbir Dhesi Principal and Chief Executive of Cheshire College – South & West added:

“We need to drive economic development to create the job prospects and the recreation, cultural and entertainment opportunities that inspires young people to stay, live and work in Crewe.”

“Our role in this strategic initiative, as an education provider, is to ensure the local labour pool has all of the skills, knowledge and ability to create a thriving labour market that can attract and retain high quality employers.”

Crewe Town Council Leader and Cheshire East cabinet member, Cllr Jill Rhodes added:

“Whilst some previous regeneration efforts have been affected by changing economic circumstances, the diverse mix of people on the Town Board will work hard together to make sure the impact of new investment will lead to tangible success”.

The Town Board has also secured £750,000 to fund capital projects, that can be delivered this financial year. The Government has provided this funding to have an immediate impact and aid the economic recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.

See the agendas and minutes of the Crewe Town Board meetings

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