The Parish

Parish Councils are the first level of local government. They provide communities with a democratic voice and a structure for taking community action.

Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths Parish Council holds its regular meeting at Westlow Mere Fisheries. We discuss planning, highway issues and Cheshire East affairs. All people resident in our area are welcome to attend any of the meetings, as members of the public.

If you have any specific issues that you would like to raise at a Parish Council Meeting, 
please contact the Parish Clerk, Julie Mason or one of your Councillors.


Hulme Walfield is a small village and civil parish, just north of Congleton, in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire. It is home to most of Westlow Mere. According to the 2001 census, the population of the civil parish was 140.

Because of its small size, it has a grouping arrangement with the adjacent civil parish of Somerford Booths and holds joint parish council meetings. The parish council is therefore known as Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths parish council.


Somerford Booths is a small civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. In the census of 2001 it was recorded as having a population of 175. The civil parish holds a parish council meeting under a grouping scheme with the civil parish of Hulme Walfield, and so it is consequently called Hulme Walfield and Somerford Booths Parish Council. The parish is small and now consists of scattered farms and small groupings of houses, including the hamlet of Newsbank. It contains Somerford Booths Hall as well as Grove House Farm and Broomfield Farm which are shown as ancient buildings on the Ordnance Survey map of the area.