Talking West Cheshire

Chester hosts National Rural Conference

14 September 2010

From left - Cllr Mike Jones, Cllr Neil Ritchie, Cllr Andrew Bowles and Steve RobinsonThe Local Government Association brought their Annual Rural Conference and Commission to Chester on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 September. Councillors and lead officers from authorities across the country met to discuss the issues faced by the rural community, and how they can be addressed by local government.

As part of the event, Cheshire West and Chester Council hosted a reception at Chester Cathedral which showcased some of Cheshire’s fantastic local produce.

Cllr Andrew Bowles, Chairman of the LGA Rural Commission, said: “Chester is a wonderful city with warm and welcoming people. We are honoured to be invited to this stunning cathedral and sampling some of the food produced locally has been a delight.”

The Lord Mayor of Chester hosted the reception, he commented: “We’re very pleased that the LGA brought its Rural Conference and Commission to Chester. It gave us a wonderful opportunity to share our city and borough, and also to thank the rural councillors and officers for the important work they do which matters greatly to us in this borough.”