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  • "Perhaps I've missed it but what regeneration has their been in Winsford? We have had a big spend on the crossroads at Verdin but the traffic is still slow (and the traffic flow quite frankly scares me - I don't know whether traffic is coming or going). We have built a new school with our own money and from what I understand passed it straight to the government when Eact was found lacking. We have seen businesses exit Winsford like there is no tomorrow. And have a plan to build new houses so more people can come to an area with few jobs and potentially increase unemployment.

    Where is the vision to bring in national businesses, promote local talent to set up new business, use the natural beauty of the area to provide what could be fantastic and cheap recreational facilities.

    I am making no comment on Mr Watson who I am sure has done a good job but really can we start some regeneration with imagation."
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Search starts for a new regeneration boss

David Watson, outgoing chairman of Weaver Valley Partnership Board.

David Watson, outgoing chairman of Weaver Valley Partnership Board.

First published in News
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THE man in charge of mid Cheshire’s regeneration is stepping down for personal reasons.

David Watson was appointed chairman of Weaver Valley Partnership Board in March 2013.

He said: “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to chair the board.

“Even though I have only been in the post for a relatively short period, I have witnessed an enormous amount of exciting things happening in Northwich, Winsford, Middlewich and the rural areas.

“I will continue to support the aims and objectives of the partnership on a local level wherever I can, and I hope to return as a board member at some point in the future.”

Weaver Valley Partnership Board was established in 2010 as a key delivery team for Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council to drive the economic regeneration of mid Cheshire.

The 12-strong body – which is made up of volunteer members – has a remit to plan, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of development for Northwich, Winsford, Middlewich and the rural areas in between.

A recruitment drive will be launched for a new chairman, who will have a 24-month tenure.

The appointment process will follow the board’s governance policy.

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