Rural Lanes

Our country lanes are an integral part of our rural environment but the volume and speed of traffic , and the presence of heavy lorries can make them uninviting and intimidating. The Parish Council wish to improve the lanes to provide people with a chance for people to walk, cycle and horse ride in a safer environment , to widen transport choice and protect the character and tranquillity of our country lanes. The Council are campaigning to improve the situation with the assistance of some local residents.

Highway Accident in the Parish? Please report.

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We meet at Westlow Mere Fishing Club, CW12 2JJ
(large green building at the end of Sandy Lane, off Giantwood Lane).


3rd January
7th February
7th March

4th April
Annual Parish Meeting

16th May - NEW DATE
Annual Parish Council Meeting

6th June
4th July
5th September
3rd October
7th November

Appointed Engineers – Graham

Construction work will commence in November 2018 with scheduled completion set for late 2020. Core elements of the project will involve cutting the road 8m deep into mudstone in a 25m high escarpment before traversing the River Dane with an 85m long bridge and landing on a 12m high embankment founded on piled alluvium. Two further road bridge crossings and two underpasses will be constructed while 3.5km of realigned and new local roads represent an additional portion of the works programme, which will demand landscaping and environmental mitigation to accommodate great crested newts, bats and ancient woodland.

If you have any concerns please visit Graham Website

The Parish Council will also be in liaison with the Mr Dan Cawthra Stakeholder & Communications Officer for the Congleton Link Road, so please let us know of any issues you can’t resolve by emailing the Parish Clerk Julie Mason.

Latest News

Notes from meeting with Bloor Homes at Alderley Gate Site

Present; Mr Stephen Oliver – Site Manager, Karl Allen - North West Contracts Manager, Cllr P Amies, Mr C Bodimeade, Ms J Davenport and the Clerk Date; 10th January 2019 at 9.15am Venue; Builders Site Office at Alderley Gate Piling Driving on the site The second tranche of piling had been completed through December and had not encroached over the seasonal period. There were some issues, but Bloor homes requested...

CEC Consultation on Brooks Lane Draft Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document – 14 Jan – 25 Feb 2019

Following the adoption of the Local Plan Strategy, the Council has been preparing a number of additional planning policy documents to provide further guidance. The Brooks Lane (Middlewich) draft Development Framework (Masterplan) Supplementary Planning Document (“SPD”) has been prepared to provide further guidance about a site allocated for redevelopment in the Local Plan Strategy – Brooks Lane (Middlewich) strategic location (LPS 43). The draft development framework has been prepared by...

New Police Constable Beat Manager

I have just taken over the post of Police Constable Beat Manager for your area.  I will be working alongside your PCSOs Sue Holt and Amy Heath.  Please feel free to contact me if required I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Kind Regards Michelle PC 4665 Michelle PROUT Cheshire Constabulary, Crewe Local Policing Unit, Sandbach Police Station

Minutes: Parish Council Meeting 3rd January 2019

Minutes of a Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 3rd January 2019 @ 7.30pm at ‘Westlow’ Mere Fisheries meeting room.   Download Minutes   Declaration of Interest None declared   Part 1 Public and Press present   Present Councillor M Wakerly – Chairman Councillor P Amies, Councillor G Booth – Vice Chairman J Mason – Clerk   Mrs Margaret Wood from Hulme Walfield had sadly passed away over the seasonal...

Update on Goods Vehicle Operators Licence: Giantswood House, Giantswood Lane, CW12 2JJ

The response from the Traffic commissioner as follows; “ The traffic examiner will carry out an assessment of the site and the findings will be submitted in a report which will be forwarded to the Traffic Commissioner. Unfortunately we are not able to facilitate members of the community being present while the traffic examiner carries out an assessment. If the application were to be granted this would allow the operator...

Meeting: Alderley Gate – Bloor Homes Development

There is a meeting on Thursday 10th January at 9am with the Parish Council and Bloor Homes. If there are any points you would like to be raised please contact the Clerk; email address jmasonparishclerk@gmail.com. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for residents who live along Giantswood Lane to view the boundary strip, the area has been now been defined by Bloor Homes to allow existing residents to gain access to the...

Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 3rd January 2019

You are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council on the 3rd January 2019 at 7.30 pm at Westlow Mere, Giantswood Lane, Congleton CW12 2JJ in the function room. If the members of the public are present, there will be a period of question time at the beginning and at the end of the meeting.   AGENDA   Declaration of Interest To receive any declarations of interest. PART...