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

Draft Minutes: Parish Council Meeting 7th February 2019

Minutes of a Parish Council meeting held on Thursday 7th February 2019 @ 7.30pm at ‘Westlow’ Mere Fisheries meeting room.   DOWNLOAD MINUTES   Declaration of Interest Cllr G Silman 19/0013C   Part 1 Public and Press present   Present Councillor M Wakerly – Chairman Councillor P Amies, Councillor G Booth – Vice Chairman Councillor T Richardson Councillor G Silman Councillor J Wray – Cheshire East Representation J Mason –...

Speed Restriction: Giantswood Lane, Congleton

CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL NOTICE OF TEMPORARY SPEED RESTRICTION ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 GIANTSWOOD LANE, CONGLETON NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cheshire East Borough Council in exercise of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, and of all other enabling powers has made an order the effect of which will be to temporarily prohibit traffic as follows, Construction of new bridge and remodelling...

Agenda: Parish Council Meeting 7th February 2019

You are invited to attend the meeting of the Parish Council on the 7th February 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. Download Agenda AGENDA   Declaration of Interest To receive any declarations of interest....

ROAD CLOSURE – Back Lane, Congleton between Radnor Hall Farm and Radnor Park Trading Estate 

GRAHAM are the Principal Contractor working on behalf of Cheshire East Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road Project Please note below an update on the upcoming road closures/diversions for your information. We will be carrying out road improvements along this stretch of Back Lane as part of the overall scheme. Planned Start Date – 28 January 2019 Planned Completion – 31 July 2019 IMPACT: There will be no access...