Cannock Chase Council is a local authority in the south of Staffordshire serving over 100,000 residents living in the towns of Rugeley, Cannock and Hednesford, and the large communities of Brereton and Ravenhill, Bridgtown, Heath Hayes, Norton Canes and Rawnsley. It covers a significant part of the popular Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The Council provides a wide range of services with the key ones being economic development, planning and building control, waste collection and recycling, parks and open spaces, environmental health, electoral administration, leisure services (managed by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles), housing benefit and council tax reduction, collection of council tax and business rates, maintaining car parks, and supporting the homeless.
The Council has 41 elected councillors representing 15 wards. The largest party on the Council is Labour with 17 seats led by the Leader of the Council, Councillor George Adamson. The Council employs around 480 staff led by a Managing Director, Tony McGovern.
Geographically the district is well connected to the motorway and rail networks and as such has strong economic links with the West Midlands conurbation.
Last Updated: 28/10/2020