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Welcome to the website of Newbold Astbury cum Moreton Parish Council, serving the twin parishes of Newbold Astbury and Moreton-cum-Alcumlow.

The Parish Council holds the Foundation accreditation under the Local Council Award Scheme, demonstrating that it has the required documentation and information in place for operating lawfully and according to standard practice. The council also has policies for training for its councillors and officers and so has the foundations for improvement and development in place.

Congleton Link Road

Appointed Engineers: Graham

Construction work is now under way, 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 contact visit the website

The Parish Council will also be in liaison with Mr Dan Cawthra (tel.
073 8479 7138 or by , Stakeholder & Communications Officer for the Congleton Link Road  so please let us know of any issues you can’t resolve, by .


  • War memorial cleaned

    The parish council recently arranged a successful clean-up of the war memorial in the churchyard of St Mary's Church.  As shown in the picture, the names and details of each of those commemorated there are now much clearer. (The lower picture shows a section of the memorial before the clean.)
  • Congleton Link Road: latest on road closures and diversions

    From GRAHAM, the Principal Contractor working on behalf of Cheshire East Council to deliver the Congleton Link Road Project: Please note below, an update on the road closures/diversions for your information. TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS – Holmes Chapel Road, Somerford Plant Crossing - Temporary traffic lights will be in place between the hours of 9.30am – ...continue reading "Congleton Link Road: latest on road closures and diversions"
  • PCSO report for September 2019

    The latest report from our PCSO Matthew Steele is now available online here.
  • Employer support for Thomas Cook employees

    Did you or anyone you know work for Thomas Cook employees?  Many employers are looking to recruit new staff and have offered their support in helping Thomas Cook staff access a range of job opportunities.  There’s a full list in this document.
  • Councillor consultation events

    If you want to talk informally to a councillor over any parish matters, come to one of our Councillor Consultation events. On one Saturday each month starting in November, two parish councillors will be available to talk to you between 10:00am and 11:00am in the Glebe Farm coffee shop.  See this page for dates and ...continue reading "Councillor consultation events"