Charter Trustees – a short summary
The Charter Trustees for Crewe and Macclesfield were established
by Statutory Instrument as part of the process of local government
reorganisation in Cheshire.
The principal role of the Charter Trustees is to preserve
historic property, privileges, rights and traditions enjoyed by
local residents in council areas which were abolished, and in which
there was no suitable local government body such as a parish
council which could take on this role.
This is the case in respect of the un-parished areas of Crewe
The Charter Trustees elect a Mayor and Deputy Mayor each year to
carry out traditional civic and ceremonial functions within the
Charter area. In ceremonial terms the Mayor of Cheshire East
takes precedence over the Charter Trustee Mayors.
Like Parish Councils, the Charter Trustees can precept funds to
carry out their functions. This precept is paid by the
residents of the Charter Trust area as part of the Council Tax.
If town or parish councils are established in the Charter areas
then the property, traditions and privileges are transferred to
those bodies and the Charter Trustees cease to exist.
The Charter Trustees are the Cheshire East Councillors for the
wards in those un-parished areas.
Membership of Charter Trustees
Crewe Charter Trustees
The Crewe Charter Trustees were dissolved on the 4th April 2013
upon the election of the first Crewe Parish Council.
Macclesfield Charter Trustees