The past two years have been extremely challenging for all and the role of individuals, families, communities, and the public, private and Community Sectors has been critical. Residents of Cheshire West can be proud of the vital role they have played in keeping themselves, their families, and their communities safe. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the plans, actions, and priorities of the Place Plan have helped shape our response to the pandemic and we have continued to drive forward our priority areas and actions.

As we go into 2023/24, we will undertake a comprehensive stocktake and rewrite of this Place Plan, setting out and addressing the challenges and changes needed in the wake of the pandemic. The Plan will focus on health and social inequalities Cheshire West, which will have been exacerbated by COVID-19 as well as wider societal conditions, and what we intend to do to address them. We will have a clear outcomes framework to support our approach to population health overseen by the Health and Wellbeing Board; this will allow you the public, to hold us to account in reducing health inequalities in our borough. We will ensure that planning and decision making remains local in ‘Our Place’ and that the residents of our borough remain at the heart of our plans.